Overview

Let your creativity soar with the intuitive D5300.

With built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, this impressive 24.2-megapixel DX-format camera lets you capture and share the magic of your world in incredible detail.

The Wi-Fi function connects the camera directly to a smart device, so you can share photos right after you’ve taken them. The GPS function adds location information to photos, making it easy to add your pictures to maps of the world and share your travel photography with others.

Thanks to the large vari-angle monitor, it’s simple to shoot photos and movies from exciting new perspectives; and powerful low-light performance (extendable up to ISO 25,600) ensures clear shots in dark situations.

 

Experience the product: Sample Gallery

Key features

24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor

Even the finest details are captured with stunning sharpness.

24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor

Built-in Wi-Fi

Send images directly from the D5300 to a smartphone or tablet for easy sharing. Simply download the free the Wireless Mobile Utility to your smart device.*

Built-in Wi-Fi

Built-in GPS

Geotag your images with precise location information. A great way to get your travel photography ready for sharing!

Built-in GPS

Large vari-angle monitor

Add intrigue to your photos and excitement to your movies. Capture shots from unique perspectives using the flexible swivel monitor.

Large vari-angle monitor

High ISO (100–12,800, extendable to 25,600 equivalent)

High ISO (100–12,800, extendable to 25,600 equivalent)

Take advantage of great low-light performance to shoot detailed images in dark situations and capture clear shots of fast-moving subjects.

EXPEED 4

EXPEED 4

Enjoy high-speed operation and remarkably clear images with excellent colour reproduction, plus enhanced movie recording, thanks to Nikon’s fast and powerful image processing engine.

D-Movies

D-Movies

Record smooth, finely detailed Full HD video clips you’ll be proud of (at frame rates up to 50p/60p). Continuous Live View autofocus keeps your subjects sharp, even when the action is fast.

Full 24.2-megapixel power: Specifically designed without an optical low-pass filter (OLPF), the D5300’s image sensor makes the most of its 24.2-megapixel resolution to sharply capture even the finest textures and render images with incredibly crisp detail.

39-point AF system: With 39 focus points, including nine cross-type sensors in the center, the D5300’s autofocus system is incredibly accurate. Advanced 3D subject tracking maintains focus on even the smallest subjects, however unpredictable their movements may be.

2,016 pixel RGB metering sensor: The D5300’s incredibly accurate metering sensor delivers exact exposures and sends data to the Scene Recognition System, which optimises auto exposure, autofocus, and auto white balance for superior results.

5 fps continuous shooting: Shoot action at a swift five frames-per-second and capture fleeting movements or expressions at exactly the right moment.

Large, high-resolution LCD monitor: See every detail of your photos and movies, thanks to the large 8.1 cm (3.2-in.) LCD monitor with wide-viewing angle and high 1,037k-dot resolution. Compose or review shots and apply special effects with clarity whether you’re shooting indoors or out.

HDMI output: Connect your camera directly to an HDTV screen and enjoy your movies and photos in superb high-definition. Compatible with HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control), the camera even allows you to control playback using your TV’s remote control.

High-quality audio: Record movies that don’t just look good, but that sound great, too. Thanks to the camera’s built-in stereo microphone and compatibility with Nikon’s external ME-1 Stereo Microphone, it’s easy to capture footage with crisp, clear sound.

Effects mode: Create distinctive photos and movies using a range of special effects. Isolate colours so they stand out, go black-and-white, explore a retro effect, or make buildings look like miniature scale models. You can preview your chosen effect and adjust its intensity as you shoot.

16 scene modes: Quickly capture perfect shots using a range of scene modes, including Sports, Beach, and Snow. Simply select the mode that matches the subject or situation you’re shooting, and the camera will automatically optimise shutter speed, ISO, and aperture for superior results.

Optimum detail in high-contrast conditions: Two modes help you capture the details in both dark and bright areas when you shoot images in strong light, or in backlit situations. HDR (High Dynamic Range) is ideal for stationary subjects and Active D-Lighting is ideal for photos of moving subjects. Both modes allow you to select the intensity level.

Intelligent design: With a large LCD screen and small, lightweight body, the D5300 is a pleasure to shoot with. Nikon’s superior ergonomics, clear menus, and one-touch buttons for frequently used functions like D-Movie and Live View make operation quick and intuitive.

NIKKOR lenses: Take advantage of Nikon’s legendary NIKKOR lenses and make the most of the camera’s 24.2-megapixel resolution. Capture photos with vivid colour and striking contrast. Shoot movies with crisp detail or experiment with cinematic effects.

 

* The Wireless Mobile Utility is compatible with iOS™ and Android™ smart devices, and can be downloaded to your smart device for free from Google Play™ and the Apple App Store™. Android, Google, Google Play, YouTube, and other marks are trademarks of Google Inc.

Technical Specifications

TypeSingle-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mountNikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Effective angle of viewNikon DX format; focal length equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX format angle of view
Effective pixels24.2 million
Image sensor23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels24.78 million
Dust-reduction systemImage sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX-D software required)
Image size (pixels)6000 x 4000 (Large). 4496 x 3000 (Medium). 2992 x 2000 (Small)
Storage file formatsNEF (RAW): 12- or 14 bit, compressed. JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression. NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control SystemStandard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
MediaSD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
File systemDCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
Frame coverageApprox. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
MagnificationApprox. 0.82 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint18 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment-1.7 - +1.0 m-1
Focusing screenType B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Reflex mirrorQuick return
Lens apertureInstant return, electronically controlled
Compatible lensesAutofocus is available with AF-S and AF-I lenses. Autofocus is not available with other type G and D lenses, AF lenses (IX NIKKOR and lenses for the F3AF are not supported), and AI-P lenses. Non-CPU lenses can be used in mode M, but the camera exposure meter will not function. The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
Shutter typeElectronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed1/4000 - 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV; Bulb; Time
Flash sync speedX=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower
Release modeSingle frame, continuous L, continuous H, quiet shutter release, self-timer, delayed remote; ML-L3, quick-response remote; ML-L3; interval timer photography supported
Frame advance rateContinuous L : Up to 3 fps. Continuous H : Up to 5 fps (JPEG and 12-bit NEF/RAW) or 4 fps (14-bit NEF/RAW). Note: Frame rates assume continuous-servo AF, manual or shutterpriority auto exposure, a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, Release selected for Custom Setting a1 (AF-C priority selection), and other settings at default values.
Self-timer2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1-9 exposures
Exposure meteringTTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor
Metering methodMatrix metering: 3D color matrix metering II (type G, E, and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses). Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame. Spot metering: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Metering range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0-20 EV. Spot metering: 2-20 EV
Exposure meter couplingCPU
ModeAuto modes (auto; auto (flash off)); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); scene modes (portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait; night landscape; party/indoor; beach/snow; sunset; dusk/dawn; pet portrait; candlelight; blossom; autumn colors; food); special effects modes (night vision; color sketch; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key; HDR painting)
Exposure compensationCan be adjusted by -5 - +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV in P, S, A, and M modes
Exposure bracketingExposure bracketing: 3 shots in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV. White balance bracketing: 3 shots in steps of 1. Active D-Lighting bracketing: 2 shots
Exposure lockLuminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivityISO 100-12800 in steps of 1/3 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 12800; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-LightingAuto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, Off
AutofocusNikon Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensor), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1 ft 8 in.-9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range-1 - +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °/68 °F)
Lens servoAutofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status. Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus pointsCan be selected from 39 or 11 focus points
AF-area modeSingle-point AF, 9-, 21-, or 39- point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus lockFocus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Built-in flashAuto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, party/indoor, pet portrait, color sketch, toy camera effect: Auto flash with auto pop-up. P, S, A, M, food: Manual pop-up with button release
Guide NumberApprox. 12/39, 13/43 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Flash controlTTL: i-TTL flash control using 2016-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400, or SB-300; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash modesAuto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off
Flash compensation-3 - +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flash-ready indicatorLights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoeISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting SystemAdvanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash or SU-800 as commander; Flash Color Information Communication supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
Sync terminalAS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
White balanceAuto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning.
Live view - lens servoAutofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F). Manual focus (MF)
Live view - AF-area modeFace-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Live view - autofocusContrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Live View - automatic scene selectionAvailable in auto and auto (flash off) modes
Movie - meteringTTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie - metering methodMatrix
Movie - frame size (pixels) and frame rate1920 x 1080, 60p (progressive)/50p/30p/25p/24p, high/normal. 1280 x 720, 60p/50p, high/normal. 640 x 424, 30p/25p, high/normal. Frame rates of 30p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps) and 60p (actual frame rate 59.94 fps) are available when NTSC is selected for video mode. 25p and 50p are available when PAL is selected for video mode. Actual frame rate when 24p is selected is 23.976 fps.
Movie - file formatMOV
Movie - video compressionH.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie - audio recording formatLinear PCM
Movie - audio recording deviceBuilt-in or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Movie - ISO sensitivityISO 100-12800; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 12800
Monitor8.1 cm/3.2-in. (3 : 2), approx. 1037k-dot (720 x 480 x 3 = 1,036,800 dots), vari-angle TFT monitor with 170 ° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment
PlaybackFull-frame and thumbnail (4, 12, or 80 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, auto image rotation, picture rating, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
USBHi-Speed USB
Video outputNTSC, PAL
HDMI outputType C mini-pin HDMI connector
Accessory terminal(s)Wireless remote controllers: WR-1, WR-R10 (available separately). Remote cords: MC-DC2 (available separately). GPS units: GP-1/GP-1A (available separately)
Audio inputStereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter); supports optional ME-1 stereo microphones
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) standardsIEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) communications protocolsIEEE 802.11b: DSSS/CCK. IEEE 802.11g: OFDM
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) operating frequency2412-2462 MHz (channels 1-11)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) range (line of sight)Approximately 30 m/98 ft (assumes no interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) data rates (actual measured values)54 Mbps. Maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard. Actual rates may differ.
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) securityAuthentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK. Encryption: AES
Wireless setupSupports WPS
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) access protocolsInfrastructure
Receiving frequency1575.42 MHz (C/A code)
GeodesicsWGS84
Supported languagesArabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
BatteryOne rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14a battery
AC adapterEH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 125 x 98 x 76 mm (49.2 x 3.9 x 3 in.)
WeightApprox. 530 g (1 lb 2.7 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 480 g/1 lb 0.9 oz (camera body only)
Operating environment - temperature0 °C - 40 °C (+32 °F - 104 °F)
Operating environment - humidity85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessoriesBS-1 accessory shoe cover, DK-25 rubber eyecup, BF-1B body cap, EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-24 battery charger, AN-DC3 strap, UC-E17 USB cable, EG-CP16 audio/video cable, DK-5 eyepiece cap, ViewNX 2 CD
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) access protocolsInfrastructure
GPS - location data
Receiving frequency1575.42 MHz (C/A code)
GeodesicsWGS84
Supported languagesArabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sources
BatteryOne rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14a battery
AC adapterEH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 125 x 98 x 76 mm (49.2 x 3.9 x 3 in.)
WeightApprox. 530 g (1 lb 2.7 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 480 g/1 lb 0.9 oz (camera body only)
Operating environment - temperature
Operating environment - temperature0 °C - 40 °C (+32 °F - 104 °F)
Operating environment - humidity85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessoriesBS-1 accessory shoe cover, DK-25 rubber eyecup, BF-1B body cap, EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-24 battery charger, AN-DC3 strap, UC-E17 USB cable, EG-CP16 audio/video cable, DK-5 eyepiece cap, ViewNX 2 CD, Reference CD (contains the Reference Manual)
 

Kits

D5300 18-55 VR kit

Great value zoom lens kit that’s ideal for general photography. Includes the D5300 camera and the 3x zoom AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR lens with Vibration Reduction to reduce the effects of camera shake.

D5300 18-55 VR kit RED

Great value zoom lens kit that’s ideal for general photography. Includes the D5300 camera in red, and the 3x zoom AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR lens with Vibration Reduction to reduce the effects of camera shake.

D5300 18-55 VR kit GREY

Great value zoom lens kit that’s ideal for general photography. Includes the D5300 camera in grey, and the 3x zoom AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR lens with Vibration Reduction to reduce the effects of camera shake.

D5300 18-55 VR II kit RED

Great value zoom lens kit that’s ideal for general photography. Includes the D5300 camera in red, and the 3x zoom AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR II lens with Vibration Reduction to reduce the effects of camera shake.

D5300 18-55 VR II kit

Great value zoom lens kit that’s ideal for general photography. Includes the D5300 camera and the 3x zoom AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR II lens with Vibration Reduction to reduce the effects of camera shake.

Nikon Store

D5300 18-55 VR II kit GREY

Great value zoom lens kit that’s ideal for general photography. Includes the D5300 camera in grey, and the 3x zoom AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR II lens with Vibration Reduction to reduce the effects of camera shake.