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Nikon D5300 Review, Specs, Features and Price in India


  • Sensor
    23.5 x 15.6 mm DX format CMOS sensor

  • Focus
    Auto/ Manual Focus

  • Video
    Full HD (1920 x 1080)

  • Display
    Vari-angle TFT Monitor with 170° Viewing Angle

  • Zoom
    24.2 effective megapixels

  • Battery
    Lithium Ion

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

7.3
  • Design 8 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Multimedia 6 / 10
  • Features 7 / 10
  • Auto Focus 8 / 10
  • Image Quality 7 / 10
  • Video Quality 7 / 10
  • Performance 7 / 10

Nikon D5300 is the successor of popular DSLR D5200 and delivers great performance. The camera has exceeded in terms of functionality from not just the previous models of this series, but also from some other SLRs in the similar segment. Nikon D5300 is lighter and packs strong components under the hood. It boasts a wider LCD compare to its predecessor and offers stronger battery, better sensor resolution, advance processing engine and many more. Nikon D5300 can be used by beginners as well as professionals and is good for videography as well as still photography.

Nikon D5300 Review and Features Explained

We were using Nikon D5300 from quite a long time and decided to come up with Nikon D5300 long-term review which will help you to make the decision that this DSLR is worth your money or not.

Sensor Resolution

Nikon D5300 equips a  DX format CMOS sensor alike the previous model. The sensor size is 15.6 × 23.5 mm and it offers 24.2 million pixels resolution, which is fractionally higher then the 24.1 million pixels of D5200. The optical low-pass (anti-aliasing) filter which is responsible for better colour and tone reproduction in low light conditions has been removed from the sensor to get better resolution.

The EXPEED 4 image-processing engine has been used in the camera for media processing which takes care of multiple tasks such as sharpening, scaling and noise reduction of images and improves their quality.

Build and Handling

The design of Nikon D5300 is quite similar to the previous models, but compare to the D5200 its a bit lighter and smaller. Dimensions of the camera are 125 × 98 × 76 mm (4.9 × 3.9 × 3.0 inches) and it weighs around 480 g (16.9 oz.) and approximately 530 grams with battery and card. The outer shell  is strongly built so you can be assure then the components inside remains protected all the time. It is easy to handle with single hand and flaunts some significant changes.

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The camera boasts a fully-articulated 3.2 inch very angle LCD screen with 1.04 million-dots which is wider than the 3 inch LCD of its predecessor and offers sharper display. The big screen with better resolution is better for macro imaging, videography and self-portrait shots. However, it is not touch sensitive which is available in the nearest competitor Canon Rebel T5i.

The camera supports SD and UHS-I compliant SDHC/ SDXC card storage. It also includes 0.82x magnification Pentamirror Viewfinder and in-built stereo mic.

Controls

It offers various focusing modes like Manual, automatic AF, single-shot AF, dynamic AF with 9, 21 or 39 points and 3D tracking. Drive Modes includes single, quiet, self-timer, remote, continuous high at 5fps and continuous low at 3fps. Exposure Modes are manual, auto, aperture priority, program, shutter priority, 17 scene modes, 9 special effects modes and 5 pre-sets.

 

The position of the drive mode button has been changed and now you can find it on the left side below the lens release button which users will find easy to reach. Few features like auto ISO mode can be accessed now from the main menu. The self timer gets deactivated after every frame which seems quite inconvenient while using the tripod to avoid shaking.

Performance

The camera supports 14-bit RAW, JPEG, RAW+ JPEG (at the same time) file format.

The performance of the GPS is satisfactory and it contains a log function which makes it run while the camera is turned off and offers more durability. Let us also inform our users, then continuous running of GPS drains the camera battery out in around 4 hours only.

WiFi

Wi-Fi is fully compatible with both Android and iOS devices and transfer images smoothly. It takes only few seconds to transfer images from the camera to the app and users can choose a resolution from Full size to VGA.

You can use the WMU app to transfer, browse and display RAW files, but doesn’t covert them to JPEG format. You can also transfer videos through the app, but it doesn’t have the ability to play them. The app can be used to take pictures remotely with Live View option.

The shutter button provides the lag of 200ms and captures images without focusing. You cannot use camera controls in this mode. Though, there is another mode, which allows users to take pictures and transfer them quickly.

Image Quality

You can record videos in three scan resolutions, 1920 x 1080 pixels at 60i, 30, 25 or 24p, 1280 x 720 pixels videos at 60 and 50fps and 640 x 424 pixels at 30 or 25 fps which is much better than the D5200’s videography. However, 50 and 60 fps videos is restricted to 10 minutes, but slow frame rates can easily run for maximum 20 minutes. The video autofocus needs to be invoked manually by half pressing the shutter button which eventually reflects in a buzzy sound.

Shooting performance in normal mode is improved and takes 0.6 seconds between shots. You get the 5fps speed in continuous mode,  while using the SDHC card for up to 40 frames and then slows down to 4fps. Raw continuous shooting provides around 1.6 fps speed after 6 frames.

Another impressive feature of the camera is its extensive dynamic range, which allows users to take bright images in dark environment with good amount of details and less noise. The standard ISO range of this Nikon D5300 is from 100 to 12,800 that can be expanded up to 25,600.

The camera has exceeded from its predecessor in terms of autofocusing as well and offers 39-point AF system out of which 9 are cross type. The camera packs 016-pixel RGB metering sensor with 3D Colour Matrix metering and also allows users to choose between spot and centre-weighted average to detect the subject more effectively.

Battery Life

The Nikon D5300 comes with a powerful Li-Ion EN-EL14a battery which is rechargeable. The Battery life of D5300 lasts up to 600 shots so battery used in this camera is more powerful than the previous D5200 which used to provide 500 shots in one go. However, using the Wi-Fi and GPS can shorten the battery life for sure.

Nikon D5300 Review, Specs, Features and Price in India - Specs

General

  • Device Type
    DSLR Camera
  • Model
    D5300
  • Status
    Available

Design

  • Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.
    Bar
  • Dimensions
    125 (W) x 98 (H) x 76 (D) mm
  • Weight
    530 g
  • Colors
    Black
  • Waterproof
    No

Lens & Optics

  • Lens
    Nikon F Mount (with AF Contacts)
  • Focal Length
    18 - 140 mm
  • Auto Focus
    Yes
  • Manual Focus
    Yes
  • Digital Zoom
    24.78 Total Megapixels

Display Screen

  • Size
    3.2 Inch
  • Resolution
    1920 x 1080, 60p
  • Touch Screen
    No
  • Eye-level Viewfinder
  • Articulating Screen

Flash

  • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    Auto flash with auto pop-up P, S, A, M, food: Manual pop-up with button release
  • Flash Modes
    Auto flash with auto pop-up P, S, A, M, food: Manual pop-up with button release
  • Max Flash Sync
    X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower
  • Wireless Flash Control
    Yes

Exposure

  • Minimum ISO
    100
  • Maximum ISO
    12800
  • Auto ISO Mode
  • White Balance
    Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning.
  • Shutter Speed
    1/250 s or faster,
  • Self Timer
    2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1-9 exposures

Connectivity

  • Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
  • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    Yes
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
  • USB
    Hi-Speed USB
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
  • HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.
  • Microphone Jack
  • Headphone Jack
  • Remote Control
    Wireless remote controllers: WR-1, WR-R10 (available separately) Remote cords: MC-DC2 (available separately) GPS units: GP-1/GP-1A (available separately)

Power

  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Batteries Included
    One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14a battery

Nikon D5300 Review, Specs, Features and Price in India - PRO/CONS

<strong>Pros</strong>
<ul>
<li>Sensor resolution is improved</li>
<li>Offers higher dynamic range for better imaging experience</li>
<li>Powerful media processor</li>
<li>Includes Wi-Fi and GPS for connectivity</li>
<li>Provides more options while shooting HD videos</li>
<li>Battery life is satisfactory</li>
</ul>
<strong>Cons</strong>
<ul>
<li>The rear LCD is not touch sensitive</li>
<li>Twin-dial Interface is not present</li>
<li>The AF system is not professional-grade</li>
</ul>

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