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Nikon D5300
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Nikon D5300
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207 Reviews + 6 Awards
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Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
71
Value for Money
Good
67
Age
5 Years Old
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Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and high image quality 480g camera, good for landscape photography. It supports Wi-Fi and Full HD video, does not have an image stabiliser and has a built-in flash. Owners report that this camera has very good features and it's really able to produce good images, and easy to use.
Imaging Resource.com Dave's Pick Camera Labs Highly Recommended CNET.com Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
24.2MP
6000 X 4000
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
12,800
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
480g
3.2"
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With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the Nikon D5300 number 11 in best selling cameras and number 156 across all digital cameras.

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94
Reviews
85
Features
78
Popularity
72
Value for Money
68
Age

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81
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 81?

multiple reviews mentioned that it has great expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with an average overall rating of 88%, based on 207 reviews. This digital camera has received six awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com plus one other site and an "Editor's Choice" award from Photoreview.com.au plus one other site.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
The D5300 has some great features:
Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
High megapixels
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
24.2-megapixel dx-format CMOS sensor
Built-in wi-fi
Built-in GPS
Large vari-angle monitor

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each digital camera by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the digital camera is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec digital cameras come to market, the older digital cameras will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography. It is also very good for everyday photography as well being very good for sports photography.
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4.4 stars (207 reviews)

62%

of Customers Would Recommend
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2 Highly Recommended Awards

It's received a Highly Recommended Award from expert review sites PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs.
Highly Recommended from PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended from Camera Labs

2 Editor's Choice Awards

This digital camera has received an Editor's Choice Award from expert review sites CNET.com and photoreview.com.au.
Editor's Choice from CNET.com Editor's Choice from photoreview.com.au

2 Further Awards

It's received an Award from expert review sites Imaging Resource.com and Digitaltrends.com.
Dave's Pick from Imaging Resource.com Recommended Product from Digitaltrends.com

What Are People Saying About the Nikon D5300?

Picture Quality
59
6
Lens System
21
5
Features
25
8
Video Capability
9
3
Price
31
9
Size and Weight
18
8
Connectivity
25
3
Ease of Use
23
2
Viewfinder / Screen
7
1
Flash
0
3
Robustness
12
2
Design
12
0
Landscape Photography
4
0
Battery
7
0
Geotagging
0
2
Support
2
2
Noise Level
2
1
The Majority of Owners Thought This Digital Camera Was Reasonably Priced

Two people thought that the Nikon D5300 wasn't expensive.

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Superb Value for Money
24 people agree
2 people disagree
  • ... considerable, positioning the DSLR as a compelling, more affordable option for advanced amateurs w... Despite being an evolutionary upgrade to the D5200, ...
    Imaging Resource.com 16 Apr 2014
  • ... DSLR] by terry on 3 April 2014 Price: $1320 with 18—140mm lens (street price) Entry to a great system THE LOW-DOWN: This 24 megapixel DSLR is Nikon’s ...
    dpexpert.com.au 2 Apr 2014
  • ... Auto-Focus. Fast Shutter Speed. Good Image Quality. Good Image Stabilization. Great value. High ISO Performance. High Quality Kit Lens. Large Clear LCD. ...
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 24 Jun 2015
  • Great product, good value, good quality and delivered promptly...
    Berna - Amazon.co.uk 26 Feb 2015
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    Not {More} Expensive
    2 people agree
    7 people disagree
    The Majority of People Thought it Was Reliable

    Several people thought that the Nikon D5300 was very well made and well-built.

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    Really Well Made
    8 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • Brilliant......................................... Nice camera, excellent features, well made, excellent brand, I'm very amazed with its photos and video ...
    Emess135 - Amazon 29 Jan 2014
  • Brilliant......................................... Nice camera, excellent features, well made, excellent brand, I'm very amazed with its photos and video ...
    Emess135 "Emess135" - Amazon 29 Jan 2014
  • ... moment i have no complaints whatsoever. The Body feels really well put together with no scrimping on the grip sections. The lack of weather sealing is ...
    Michael A. Billins - Amazon 1 Jun 2014
  • ... resolution, better quality at higher ISO settings. The built in WIFi means I can control the camera from my smart phone. So far I have no complaints at ...
    Photosbypjt - Bhphotovideo.com 24 Jun 2015
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    Very Well-Built
    3 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Five People Thought it Had a Long Battery Life

    Five people thought that the Nikon D5300 had an outstanding battery life.

  • ... screen that can be hidden in use when needed.
    Battery life excellent when used without the screen.
    As an entry level camera, this is a bit above ...
    Mohawk "Mohawk" - Amazon 6 Apr 2015
  • ... use. Articulated screen that can be hidden in use when needed. Battery life excellent when used without the screen. As an entry level camera, this is a ...
    Mohawk - Amazon 5 Apr 2015
  • ... and using some polarising filters. Image quality is excellent. Battery life is excellent. Overall feel of camera is high quality, solid kit.
    Gafin Morgan - Amazon 26 Dec 2013
  • ... download. An all round great purchase... Easy to Use. Fast Shutter Speed. Good Battery Life. Good in Low Light. Great Resolution. Great Zoom. Large Clear ...
    johnlewis.com - Johnlewis.com 3 Feb 2015
  • The Majority of Owners Thought This Digital Camera Was a Good Size

    Several people thought that the Nikon D5300 was compact, was a good body shape and was easy to carry around.

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    Compact
    12 people agree
    No people disagree
  • It's a nice compact body, and a good introduction to photography.A quick summary of the good and weaker areasD5300 v D3300 (main differences)D5300 has ...
    digitalmediaandit.com 17 Mar 2015
  • ... Nikon's D5300 is an entry-level digital SLR camera that will suit those of you looking to make the leap to a more advanced camera than a compact or smartphone camera. ...
    Good Gear Guide.com.au 17 Mar 2014
  • ... Life. Good in Low Light. Great Resolution. Great Zoom. Large Clear LCD. Small Compact.
    johnlewis.com - Johnlewis.com 3 Feb 2015
  • ... equivalent level dslrs (~40% lighter than a 70D) and it's a lot more compact too so it takes up less room. It's got great image quality for this level ...
    Liquid Swords - Amazon 17 Nov 2014
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    A Good Body Shape
    6 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Easy to Carry Around
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Lightweight
    3 people agree
    3 people disagree
    More Than 10 People Thought This Digital Camera Was Thoughtfully Designed

    Several people thought that the Nikon D5300 was good-looking and well designed.

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    Good-Looking
    11 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... they would realistically buy within their current budget. The results were pretty interesting, with a few cameras falling into bo...
    digitalcameraworld.com 9 Jan 2015
  • Beautiful red camera, much better shade of red than in photo! They should make red lens too. That's one very good entry level body camera.
    Vellori A. C. N. - Amazon 8 Jul 2016
  • ... I knew I wanted a camera to take portraits of my children, beautiful pictures on our days out and that as a must have, it needed to have Wi-Fi. So my 1st ...
    Pros & Cons Reviews - Amazon 19 Apr 2016
  • Beautiful camera, beautiful pictures. This is my first DSLR, my entry level, and I am not disappointed. Being a Nikon on its own is a major plus. High ...
    Azorean Snowfox - Amazon 14 Feb 2014
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    Well Designed
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    9 Out of 10 Owners Thought it Was Easy to Use

    More than 10 people thought that the Nikon D5300 was very easy to use and several people thought that it also had good controls and was comfortable and easy to hold.

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    Very Easy to Use
    19 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... the longer lens and some manual manipulation... Comfortable Handgrip. Easy To Use. Fast Accurate Auto-Focus. Fast Shutter Speed. Good Image Quality. Good ...
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 11 May 2014
  • The camera is easy to use on the Automatic setting, and I'm still learning on the Manual !! It produces lovely quality pictures in all situations . The ...
    MDJ60 - Johnlewis.com 3 Feb 2015
  • ... specifications of it. It compares favourably to it's rivals and is nice and easy to use. What I was most interested in was the live video mode. For this ...
    Mr. R. Walker - Amazon 25 Jan 2016
  • ... professional photographer and it is treating me well. Most everything on the camera is easy to use, except changing the fstop along with focus points. ...
    Thefluffyowl - Bhphotovideo.com 11 Oct 2014
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    Has Good Controls
    8 people agree
    4 people disagree
    Comfortable and Easy to Hold
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Majority of People Thought it Had Nice Technical Features

    More than 20 people thought that the Nikon D5300 had very good features and two people thought that it also had a powerful motor.

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    Has Outstanding Features
    23 people agree
    7 people disagree
  • With the D5300's excellent photo quality, fast performance, and great feature set, Nikon succeeds at improving on an already great camera, the D5200. As ...
    CNET.com 6 Dec 2013
  • ... upgrades over the D5200, such as GPS and Wi-Fi, but continued high image-quality is the best feature. The Nikon D5300 is a DSLR for enthusiasts who want ...
    tomsguide.com 11 May 2014
  • ... making the step up from a compact camera to a digital SLR. It has a small body with plenty of features, and it's one of those types of cameras where you ...
    Good Gear Guide.com.au 17 Mar 2014
  • Brilliant......................................... Nice camera, excellent features, well made, excellent brand, I'm very amazed with its photos and video ...
    Emess135 - Amazon 29 Jan 2014
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    Has a Powerful Motor
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    8 Out of 10 Owners Thought the Nikon D5300 Was Easy to Connect to Other Devices

    Over 10 people thought that the Nikon D5300 had wifi capacity and more than 10 people thought that it also had gps.

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    Has Wifi Capacity
    13 people agree
    4 people disagree
  • ... record Full HD movies at 1080/50/60p with stereo sound and comes equipped with built-in Wi-Fi and GPS. A high-resolution 3.2-inch vari-angle LCD monitor ...
    PhotographyBlog.com 19 Nov 2013
  • Connected generation photographers will appreciate the built-in Wi-Fi, while travellers could enjoy the integrated GPS functions. But the penalty for using ...
    photoreview.com.au 23 Jan 2014
  • ... allaround performer. Excellent Full HD videoshooting quality. Builtin WiFi with remote control and sharing features. Builtin GPS. Compact and lightwe. ...
    Imaging Resource.com 16 Apr 2014
  • ... viewfinder misses about 5 per cent of details at the sides. Wi-Fi for sharing photos while on the go.
    Good Gear Guide.com.au 17 Mar 2014
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    Has Gps
    10 people agree
    2 people disagree
    6 Out of 10 Owners Thought it Was Bad When it Came to Technical Guidance

    Three people thought that the Nikon D5300 had bad technical guidance.

  • Five Stars. Camera great just as described, the only problem was the instructions were in German?
    Ians - Amazon 12 Feb 2015
  • ... manual would be better if it ... Great camera but instruction manual would be better if it was in English, sold into the UK it should have instructions ...
    MR DAVID JOHN GARRETT - Amazon 4 Dec 2015
  • Great camera but instruction manual would be better if it ... Great camera but instruction manual would be better if it was in English, sold into the UK ...
    MR DAVID JOHN GARRETT - Amazon 4 Dec 2015
  • The Majority of Customers Thought it Was Not OK When it Came to Noise Level

    Four people thought that the Nikon D5300 was noisy.

  • ... videos. Builtin WiFi. GPS. Variangle lens. Weak 1855mm kit lens. Noisy at ISOs higher than 1 600. Not the sturdy build of an enthusiast DSLR. Built-in ...
    Digitaltrends.com 8 Jul 2014
  • ... Image Stabilization. High ISO Performance. Large Clear LCD. Wireless. Loud shutter.
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 28 Aug 2014
  • ... offer you more features. It handles low light very well and produces relatively noise free images. When light did get low I rarely had to go anything higher ...
    Bellaly - Amazon 13 Jan 2014
  • ... large and loses fine detai. Some controls are oddly place. Noise reduction can be overly aggressive.
    tomsguide.com 11 May 2014
  • Over 20 People Thought the Nikon D5300 Had a Lens That Was Good

    More than 10 people thought that the Nikon D5300 had a good lens and five people thought that it also had a brilliant autofocus.

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    Has a Good Lens
    16 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • Excellent camera and lens combination. Excellent Camera and a perfect lens to take away with you, the 18-140mm provides plenty of coverage from wide to ...
    Christopher Aldridge - Amazon 13 Apr 2015
  • ... have since also purchased a 18-200 VR II lens on ebay, and again this lens is brilliant a bit heavy but the results are out of this world.
    C Bongiorno - Amazon 21 Jun 2016
  • ... Quality. Good Image Stabilization. Great value. High ISO Performance. High Quality Kit Lens. Large Clear LCD. Quiet. Tilt Swivel LCD.
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 24 Jun 2015
  • ... minimum requirement in all SLR camera's not a premium one. The 18-55mm Starter Kit is a good lens, but having worked with Prime lenses and being blown ...
    Bellaly - Amazon 13 Jan 2014
  • View All Reviews About Lens
    Has an Outstanding Autofocus
    5 people agree
    5 people disagree
    The Majority of People Thought it Had a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    More than 10 people thought that the Nikon D5300 had a very good screen.

  • The Perfect Camera for Film Makers/Bloggers and Video prodcers. Do go check out my video review of this camera. I've added a list below to sum up the good ...
    Davidson Video Productions - Amazon 14 Jul 2016
  • ... remote control. The controls are well laid out and easy to master, the screen lovely and bright and clear. I have "tweaked" things far more in the D5300 ...
    DOUGLAS E ORR - Amazon 19 May 2015
  • The camera has the latest expeed image processor, excellent rear screen and is very light, I bought the model with the new collapsible 18-55 vrII lens ...
    B.Tarran - Amazon.co.uk 2 May 2014
  • ... considering that one at first). Among those I would stress: mobile screen with better resolution, AEB (you will need a tripod for the best results in this ...
    Bright Eyes - Amazon 5 May 2016
  • 9 Out of 10 People Thought the Nikon D5300 Took Good Quality Photos

    Over 60 people thought that the Nikon D5300 was really able to produce good images and several people thought that it also had a good picture quality, had a brilliant picture resolution and ISO range.

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    Really Able to Produce Good Images
    62 people agree
    5 people disagree
  • With the D5300's excellent photo quality, fast performance, and great feature set, Nikon succeeds at improving on an already great camera, the D5200. As ...
    CNET.com 6 Dec 2013
  • Connected generation photographers will appreciate the built-in Wi-Fi, while travellers could enjoy the integrated GPS functions. But the penalty for using ...
    photoreview.com.au 23 Jan 2014
  • It's a nice compact body, and a good introduction to photography.A quick summary of the good and weaker areasD5300 v D3300 (main differences)D5300 has ...
    digitalmediaandit.com 17 Mar 2015
  • ... dominated by conventional DSLRs. Several companies make excellent SLRs to help consumers get better quality pictures for under $1,000...
    DP Review 26 Nov 2014
  • View All Reviews About Photo
    Has a Good Picture Quality
    11 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Has a Brilliant Picture Resolution
    9 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Very Good ISO Range
    6 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Has a Good Image Sensor
    4 people agree
    2 people disagree