Nikon D5300 Review

Nikon D5300 Review

With the hundred reviews of the Nikon D5300 out there, why should you read another? The answer is probably because you haven’t decided yet if it is the right camera for you or maybe you got lost in the endless list of features the camera has (like any camera for that matter). To help you get clarity in your buying decision this Nikon D5300 review won’t focus on features but rather on the pros and cons of this piece of technology. This approach will definitely show you if this camera is for you.

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Competitors: Nikon D3300, Nikon D5200, Nikon 5500  


Features Highlights

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Although we are not focusing on the specification it’s good practice to provide and it will actually help you understand where we are coming with our numbers.

  • 24MP DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter
  • 39-point AF system with 3D tracking and 3D matrix metering II
  • 5 frames per second continuous shooting
  • ISO 100 – 12800 (Expandable to 25600)
  • 3.2″ Vari-angle LCD with 1,037,000 dots
  • 1080 (60p, 30p, 24p) and 720 (60p, 50p) HD video (H.264/MPEG-4)
  • Built-in Wi-Fi (for sharing and remote camera control) and GPS
  • Raw and Raw+ JPG shooting
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC memory

Click here for the full specifications list from Nikon

Pros of the Nikon D5300 

Since it’s really hard to evaluate anything without a reference point, we will use others camera such as old version, siblings and competitors to put things in prospective.

The Image Quality is where this camera shine. It’s newly developed high-megapixel sharp sensor help the D5300 achieve really good image quality which a long step forward the Nikon D5200. For the price it is a real bargain. All this is accomplish just using the standing 18-55mm lens that comes with almost every DSLR on the market.

The ultimate parameter that affect image quality is the ISO performance. ISO is the level of sensitivity of your camera to available light. The lower the ISO number, the less sensitive it is to the light, while a higher ISO number increases the sensitivity of your camera. The nikon D5300 ISO performance is above the average in the DLSR niche, it’s better than the D5200 at low light.


Another cool feature that the Nikon D5300 has is the built-in GPS and Wi-Fi. Unlike the Nikon D3300 which don’t have a built-in Wi-Fi, this feature will allow you to upload your photos directly to social medias network if that’s your thing. You can also use you phone as a remote to take picture and upload them as well in the cloud.

Related: Nikon D5300 Bundle Deals

Drawback of the Nikon D5300

It’s very rare that people don’t find flaws in just about anything and the same goes for this camera. One of them is the multi-controller which is kinda noisy. Also, it’s pretty slow to review your photo right after taking them, which why you are taking photos in the first place.


The Nikon D5300 is a wonderful camera as either your first camera or just an upgrade from your old nikons machines. If you own the D3300 it’s definitely worth considering the D5300 as a potential upgrade and you can find why in our Nikon D3300 vs D5300 comparison

If you are interested in buying this camera check out deals for the D5300 here.


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