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Nikon D5300
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Nikon D5300
95
Reviews
193 Reviews + 4 Awards
85
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Widely Available
83
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
Multiple reviews mentioned that this digital camera has a good ISO range, it produces very good images and outstanding for video recording. It's a multi award winning and fully featured 480g digital camera, with an affordable price and megapixels. It supports Wi-Fi and Full HD video, does not have an image stabiliser and has a built-in flash.
Features We Love:
High megapixels (24.2MP)
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
High maximum ISO sensitivity (12,800)
PC Mag Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice
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"
SCREEN
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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Nikon D5300 number 8 in best selling cameras and number 36 across all digital cameras.

85

85
Kagoo Score
95
Reviews
85
Features
85
Popularity
83
Value for Money

85

85
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 85?

purchasers report that it has very good expert reviews and superb user reviews with an average overall rating of 87%, based on 193 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
This Nikon digital camera has some great features:
High megapixels
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
24.2-megapixel dx-format CMOS sensor
Built-in wi-fi
Built-in GPS
Large vari-angle monitor

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Reviews

Average Review Score

4.4 stars (193 reviews)

65%

of Customers Would Recommend
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2 Editor's Choice Awards

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

Highly Recommended Award

It's received a Highly Recommended Award from Ephotozine.
Highly Recommended from Ephotozine

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What Are People Saying About the Nikon D5300?

Picture Quality
59
7
Lens System
20
5
Features
25
9
Video Capability
9
2
Price
29
8
Size and Weight
20
8
Ease of Use
22
2
Viewfinder / Screen
7
1
Connectivity
22
3
Flash
0
3
Robustness
11
2
Design
12
0
Landscape Photography
4
0
Support
4
3
Battery
7
0
Geotagging
0
2
Noise Level
2
1
7 Out of 10 People Thought This Digital Camera Had a Good Price
  • ... good. When Nikon came out with the D5500, I knew the D5300 would be available at a bargain price so I bought it, primarily because of the new advanced ...
    Mlharrissr - Bhphotovideo.com 13 Apr 2016
  • ... If you came this far I would say do not hesitate and go for it. It is a value for money.
    Chaakal - Amazon 31 Aug 2014
  • ... pictures. The camera is easy to use, flexible and powerful and does everything I want at a good price. I did consider the D7100 and the D610 but realised ...
    WeleaseWodger - Amazon 31 May 2014
  • Good value. Great replacement camera for a broken one. Dead easy to use and enough controls to play with and learn how to do more than point and shoot. One ...
    Littlemice - Amazon 6 Apr 2016
  • Over 10 People Thought This Digital Camera Was Solidly Made

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

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    Really Well Made
    10 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... upgrading the screen in the process to a larger 3.2inch version and adding built in Wi-Fi and GPS into the mix. Along with this the 24 megapixel sen...Built ...
    Ephotozine 8 Nov 2013
  • ... upgrading the screen in the process to a larger 3.2inch version and adding built in Wi-Fi and GPS into the mix. Along with this the 24 megapixel sen...Built ...
    Ephotozine 8 Nov 2013
  • 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
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    Very Well-Built
    3 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    8 Out of 10 Owners Thought it Had a Good Battery Life

    Five people thought that the Nikon D5300 had a brilliant 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
  • More Than 20 People Thought it Was a Good Size

    Several people thought that the Nikon D5300 was compact, was a good body shape and was very lightweight.

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    Compact
    12 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... D5300 takes the tried and tested Nikon D5x00 series and updates it with a new more compact body, upgrading the screen in the process to a larger 3.2inch ...
    Ephotozine 8 Nov 2013
  • 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
  • ... Life. Good in Low Light. Great Resolution. Great Zoom. Large Clear LCD. Small Compact.
    johnlewis.com - Johnlewis.com 3 Feb 2015
  • ... go with Nikon. I am very happy with my purchase. DSLR camera offers much more that standard compact camera. It was a bit difficult at start, but now I ...
    Dorothy Hewit Attenborrow - Amazon 4 Feb 2014
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    A Good Body Shape
    5 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Really Lightweight
    4 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Easy to Carry Around
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of Owners Thought it Had a Good Design

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

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    Very Good-Looking
    11 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... 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
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of Owners Thought it Was Easy to Use

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

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    Really Easy to Use
    18 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
  • Good value. Great replacement camera for a broken one. Dead easy to use and enough controls to play with and learn how to do more than point and shoot. One ...
    Littlemice - Amazon 6 Apr 2016
  • ... 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
  • 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 ...
    johnlewis.com - Johnlewis.com 3 Feb 2015
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    Has Good Controls
    7 people agree
    4 people disagree
    8 Out of 10 People Thought This Digital Camera Had Well Designed Technical Features

    More than 10 people thought that the Nikon D5300 had good features and two people thought that it also had a powerful motor.

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    Has Good Features
    19 people agree
    7 people disagree
  • ... 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
  • ... designed to give the sharpest image quality possible. It features full HD video recording with stereo sound, a... The Nikon D5300 takes the tried and tested ...
    Ephotozine 8 Nov 2013
  • ... tick most of your boxes with its comfortable shooting design and a great set of features. Design and features Even though the outside of the camera may ...
    CNET.com.au 25 Nov 2013
  • Brilliant......................................... Nice camera, excellent features, well made, excellent brand, I'm very amazed with its photos and video ...
    Emess135 "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 it Had Good Connectivity

    Several people thought that the Nikon D5300 had wifi capacity and gps.

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    Has Wifi Capacity
    11 people agree
    4 people disagree
  • ... upgrading the screen in the process to a larger 3.2inch version and adding built in Wi-Fi and GPS into the mix. Along with this the 24 megapixel sen...Built ...
    Ephotozine 8 Nov 2013
  • ... upgrading the screen in the process to a larger 3.2inch version and adding built in Wi-Fi and GPS into the mix. Along with this the 24 megapixel sen...Built ...
    Ephotozine 8 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
  • ... Manual !! It produces lovely quality pictures in all situations . The Wifi is easy to set up and quick to download. An all round great purchase... Easy ...
    MDJ60 - Johnlewis.com 3 Feb 2015
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    Has Gps
    10 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Some People Thought it Was Good When it Came to Technical Guidance

    Two people thought that the Nikon D5300 had good technical guidance.

  • ... so good. It's a great camera for a beginner. Just a shame that the instruction manual was wholly in German. I was able to download an English version, ...
    Woo - Amazon 11 Oct 2015
  • ... fulfills my purposes for it. It is easy to use and the included instruction manual is very informative. I am happy with the performance level of it so ...
    Courtngmcc - Bhphotovideo.com 11 Apr 2015
  • The Majority of Customers Thought This Digital Camera Did Not Have an Acceptable Noise Level

    Four people thought that the Nikon D5300 was noisy.

  • ... large and loses fine detai. Some controls are oddly place. Noise reduction can be overly aggressive.
    tomsguide.com 11 May 2014
  • ... Image Stabilization. High ISO Performance. Large Clear LCD. Wireless. Loud shutter.
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 28 Aug 2014
  • ... 60 video capture. Integrated Wi-Fi and GPS. Standard mic input. Images on the noisy side. Will not autofocus with screw-drive lenses. Pentamirror viewfinder. ...
    PC Mag 6 May 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
  • 7 Out of 10 People Thought it Had a Lens That Was Good

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

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    Has an Excellent Lens
    15 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.