Nikon D5300 Digital SLR Camera
with 18-55mm VR II Lens (Black)
Capture exquisitely. Connect immediately.
The Nikon D5300 Digital SLR Camera has a 24.2-megapixel resolution that is achieved with the Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor. Nikon's new EXPEED 4 image-processing engine gives your pictures and movies exquisite color. The new internal design structure makes it compact and light, and the grip has also been improved so that you can hold the camera body more steadily. Nikon's exclusive technology also helps the D5300 achieve a standard ISO sensitivity range of 100 to 12800, and it's extendable to an ISO 25600 equivalent, so you can avoid the effects of camera shake by using faster shutter speeds in low light. You can now directly access your most frequently used settings simply by pressing the new "i" button without going to the menu. Take advantage of the built-in Wi-Fi and instantly share your pictures and videos on social networking sites. Also, the remote shooting function lets you release the shutter from a distance.
With the built-in GPS, your travels are about to become even more interesting. The optical viewfinder lets you see the subject in real time and without delay under any lighting condition. Use the D5300's 39 focus points to quickly and sharply capture moments of peak action, even when your subject isn't in the center of the frame. Its high-speed continuous shooting at approx. 5 fps delivers more opportunities to catch the right movement or expression. Get creative with one of the nine Special Effects, and choose from a number of in-camera editing functions that make image retouching easy. Use the built-in pop-up flash to soften portraits, and choose Scene Auto Selector and let the camera do the work.
This camera outfit includes the versatile AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens which delivers sharpt, color-rich results. Optimized for Nikon's new high-resolution DX-format image sensors, it borrows the ultra-compact retractable lens barrel design from the Nikon 1 system. Nikon's remarkable Vibration Reduction technology provides 4.0 stops of blur-free handheld shooting -- enjoy crisp, clear images even if your hands are a bit unsteady and shoot at slower shutter speeds in low-light situations.
High-megapixel sensor, where the sharpness begins:
Thanks in part to an extremely high pixel count, the D5300 achieves amazingly sharp, rich details and smooth, natural skin tones. One of the main contributors to superior image quality is D5300's newly developed cutting-edge Nikon DX-format CMOS image sensor. Incredible color. Incredible detail. When it comes to preserving your most cherished memories, the D5300 delivers both.
The benefits of leaving the optical low-pass filter out:
In order to maximize the high resolution realized by its high pixel count, the D5300's image sensor unit does not integrate an optical low-pass filter (OLPF). This system successfully brings out NIKKOR lenses' sharp rendering performance to make full use of the 24.2-megapixel resolution achieved with the Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor, delivering stunning reproduction of details with depth.
Faithful color reproduction, low noise and fast operational speeds with the EXPEED 4 image-processing engine:
The full potential of the 24.2 effective megapixels is on your side. Nikon's new EXPEED 4 image-processing engine gives your pictures and movies exquisite color. This unique system runs through countless operations at lightning-fast speeds to produce images of exceptional quality. Expect less noise, more faithful tones and true blacks, even when shooting in low light or dimly lit interiors. Nikon's exclusive technology also helps the D5300 achieve a standard ISO sensitivity range of 100 to 12800, and it's extendable to an ISO 25600 equivalent, so you can avoid the effects of camera shake by using faster shutter speeds in low light. It also delivers outstanding color reproduction and tonal gradation at all sensitivity ranges. Even at high ISO settings, Nikon's superior noise-reduction function realizes beautiful textures with minimized color noise. EXPEED 4 manages massive amounts of data at surprisingly high speeds, so you can enjoy uninterrupted shooting, knowing that the camera is handling all of the hard work for you.
Nikon's unique Picture Control:
Picture Control provides six settings: Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait and Landscape. Thanks to the EXPEED 4 image-processing engine's improved color reproduction, the D5300 provides cleaner, more beautiful images. You can manually adjust sharpness or contrast, and the effects can be confirmed, even during live view.
NIKKOR lenses-Uncompromising optical quality:
Choose from a wide variety of NIKKOR lenses to get the creative look you want. Trusted by many of the world's top professional photographers, NIKKOR lenses render images with unmatched sharpness and definition, and make a visible difference when combined with Nikon cameras, making them the perfect companion to cameras like the D5300 with high-resolution image sensors.
Compact and lightweight body:
The D5300 is built for a life on the go. Its new internal design structure makes it much more compact and lighter than the D5200 while maintaining durability. The grip has also been improved so that you can hold the camera body more steadily for both viewfinder shooting and live view shooting, thus preventing camera shake and improving image sharpness. Choose from black, red or gray models to best match your style, and then start enjoying the feeling you get from owning this powerful image-making tool.
New monocoque-structure compact and lightweight body:
The D5300 employs a newly developed monocoque-structure with carbon fiber reinforced plastic material for its camera body. By eliminating the conventional metal chassis and adopting a monocoque-structure for the outer frame, a compact and durable body is realized.
i button for quick setting:
To make the D5300 even easier to use, you can now directly access your most frequently used settings simply by pressing the new "i" button without going to the menu. You can either jump to the retouch menu or select the images you want to send to your smart devices, during playback.
Versatile playback functions:
The D5300 gives you a variety of playback display options that take advantage of the large 8.1-cm/3.2-in. monitor. The number of images displayed at one time can be selected from 1, 4, 12 and 80, and calendar display arranges images in chronological order. You can also display histograms of a magnified area of an image and check the focus using playback zoom on the face of your subject.
High-capacity (SDXC), high-speed (UHS-I) memory card compatible:
The D5300 supports SDXC (Secure Digital eXtended Capacity) and UHS-I. Combined with the enhanced speed of the EXPEED 4 image-processing engine, it processes and writes the image data from 24.2 megapixels at incredibly high speeds. In high-speed continuous shooting, this allows the shooting of 100 frames in JPEG.
Longer battery life due to the D5300's energy-saving design:
The D5300's superior energy-saving design allows you to shoot approx. 600 shots per charge with the EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery that features a highly efficient power circuit.
Let the picture sharing begin:
The D5300 has built-in Wi-Fi. No wires or attachments are necessary -- all you need is your camera and your smart device. Simply pick the images you want and they will be ready to send to your smartphone or tablet. You can also transfer images wirelessly without interrupting your shooting. No special computer skills are needed. Now you are free to share them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or any other social networking sites, and because they were taken with the D5300, your pictures will attract immediate attention and "likes". The D5300 makes it simple to share great shots while they're still fresh.
The app on your device-quick and easy:
To prepare your smart device for connection, simply download the Wireless Mobile Utility from the appropriate application store. It's fast, easy, and free.
Enrich your sharing experience-GPS built-in:
With the built-in GPS, your travels are about to become even more interesting, now that you can save location information as Exif data on images, all without attachments or accessories.
Your smart device as remote monitor and remote controller:
The benefit of Wi-Fi connection doesn't stop with viewing images: it can also help you capture them. The remote shooting function lets you release the shutter from a distance, while your smart device can operate like a remote live view monitor to confirm the image. It's perfect for taking group photo.
Create track logs:
With the D5300, you can create track logs with the location information. The camera's location data unit can record your latitude, longitude, altitude and time (UTC: Coordinated Universal Time) onto an SD card (Duration selectable: 6 h, 12 h, 24 h; Interval selectable: 15 s, 30 s, 60 s.). This function can work even when the camera is turned off. All this location data can be imported into ViewNX 2 and the map view on NIKON IMAGE SPACE.
A-GPS (Assisted GPS) support:
Using assisted GPS (A-GPS or aGPS) files reduces the time needed for the built-in location data unit to determine the current position. Before using the GPS function, it is recommended to download the latest data to a SD-card, then update the D5300's A-GPS data.
The benefit of shooting with a D-SLR's optical viewfinder:
The most important reason for using a D-SLR is its optical viewfinder, which lets you see the subject in real time and without delay under any lighting condition. With your eye on the viewfinder, you will be able to support the camera firmly to eliminate camera shake. It also enables you to track fast-moving subjects.
Nikon's image sharing and storage service:
In addition to showing your pictures via email and social networks, you can also take advantage of NIKON IMAGE SPACE: Nikon's image sharing and storage service. Nikon users qualify for storage space of up to 20 GB, free of charge. Dedicated smart device application is also available for convenient storage and browsing.
Optical viewfinder for concentrated clarity:
The D5300 features a newly designed pentamirror with improved approx. 0.82x magnification while maintaining approx. 95% frame coverage, giving you a clear and accurate view for comfortable shooting.
Capture subjects with tack-sharp focus:
Use the D5300's 39 focus points to quickly and sharply capture moments of peak action, even when your subject isn't in the center of the frame. The D5300 offers wide-area AF coverage and high-density focus points including 9 cross-type sensor in the center area, helping you master most focusing situations with a variety of autofocus options.
Selectable AF-area modes according to the subject in optical viewfinder shooting:
In order to adapt to your subject matter, the D5300 offers four AF-area modes. You can choose how the focus point for autofocus is selected during viewfinder shooting.
- Single-point AF mode
This mode is ideal for stationary subjects such as flowers, still lifes and portraits. Focus and compose precisely by selecting one of the 39 focus points.
- Dynamic-area AF mode
Suitable for capturing subjects that move quickly and erratically. Select one of the 39 focus points. If the subject briefly leaves the selected focus point, the camera will focus based on information from the surrounding points. Selectable when focus mode is set to AF-A or AF-C.
- 3D-tracking mode
Suitable for shooting a moving subject. Pursues your subject using all 39 focus points. Once focusing is achieved with a selected focus point, the focus point automatically changes to track the subject according to its movement while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. Selectable when focus mode is set to AF-A or AF-C.
- Auto-area AF mode
The D5300 detects the main subject using all 39 focus points and automatically focuses on it. The camera can recognize human skin tones using the Scene Recognition System's subject identification algorithms for improved human subject acquisition.
High-precision Scene Recognition System with 2016-pixel RGB sensor for finer subject analysis:
When taking pictures, you can be sure that the D5300 will adapt to diverse shooting or lighting situations. Its incredibly accurate 2016-pixel RGB sensor collects brightness and color data that Nikon's exclusive Scene Recognition System analyzes meticulously. Everything in your shot is then used to calculate the precise available light exposure, flash exposure, autofocus and white balance -- all measured before releasing the shutter.
Freeze the moment with 5 fps:
Even when shooting sports scenes or other fast-moving subjects, the D5300 can easily and accurately capture the action. Its high-speed continuous shooting at approx. 5 fps delivers more opportunities to catch the right movement or expression. The number of shots in continuous shooting is up to 100 frames. You can also select continuous low-speed release mode at approx. 3 fps for natural portrait shooting.
Accurate light source identification with Auto white balance:
Thanks to the new EXPEED 4 image-processing engine, the D5300 achieves more accurate white balance. The camera utilizes color and brightness information of the shooting scenes acquired by light source identification of the Scene Recognition System for auto white balance. It identifies the light source by referencing the in-camera database for auto white balance. In this way, it can determine the ideal white balance even with difficult light sources.
Unique angles make exceptional pictures:
Sometimes the best angle for a picture may not be at eye level, but with most cameras or smart devices it is difficult to compose from a high or low perspective. For truly unique points of view, try the D5300's vari-angle LCD monitor. The wide 8.1-cm/3.2-in., approx. 1037k-dot super-sharp and bright LCD monitor opens horizontally from 0° to 180° and can flip up and down from +180° to -90°. Now it's just as easy to shoot above a crowd as it is to compose close to ground level, while still viewing the full image displayed across the entire screen.
Seamless autofocus performance in live view:
The D5300 boasts improved autofocus performance for both live view shooting and video recording. The improved subject-tracking AF and full-time-servo AF (AF-F) keep your subjects in sharp focus as they move. Face-priority AF is also available. In combination with NIKKOR lenses, the D5300 delivers fast, accurate autofocus during video shooting.
Three servo modes -- selectable focusing that suits your subject:
- Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Suitable for stationary subjects such as landscapes, architecture and flowers.
- Full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
Convenient for shooting moving subjects such as an athlete or pet. Available in both live view mode and movie recording. Camera focuses continuously as the subject moves.
- Manual focus (MF)
Suitable for subjects that are usually difficult for autofocus systems to handle, such as an animal in a cage or a person in the shade with the sun in the background.
Four AF-area modes in live view -- selectable according to your subject:
- Face-priority AF
Suitable for focusing on someone's face such as for a commemorative photo.
- Wide-area AF
Suitable for handheld shooting such as for a landscape. The focus point can be moved to a desired point within the frame.
- Normal-area AF
Convenient for pinpoint focus, such as when shooting a close-up of a flower or other small subjects. Using a tripod is recommended for more precise focusing.
- Subject-tracking AF
After focusing is activated, the focus point tracks the subject automatically. Suitable for moving subjects such as children or pets.
Wide full-image display:
Taking advantage of the D5300's wide 8.1-cm/3.2-in., approx. 1037-k LCD monitor, the aspect ratio has been changed from 4:3 to 3:2, enabling the whole area of pictures and movies to be shown on the screen so that you can check the details from edge to edge.
Capture life's movement easily:
Leave the camcorder at home. The D5300 is also a high-performance video camera capable of Full HD D-Movies at 1920 x 1080 that are compatible with 60p/50p. That means you get smooth, fluid recording, even with fast-moving subjects. The CMOS image sensor with 24.2 effective megapixels and the EXPEED 4 image-processing engine work together to deliver sharp movie images with low noise in any light. An authentic D-SLR design makes it easy to grip the camera and position yourself securely during handheld shooting, while the new wide vari-angle LCD monitor provides a larger image for comfortable viewing. Steady handheld shooting, minimized camera shake and a wide array of sharp, dependable NIKKOR lenses give you the recipe for unique movies -- even if you have limited or no experience. If you want to do more, the D5300's in-camera effects can give your movies a fun and creative look, while the easy-to-use in-camera editing features then help you to create clips, short films or any other creative works by combining your movies and still images.
High-fidelity audio control and built-in stereo microphone:
Audio quality makes a huge difference in the way a video is received. For optimum impact, the D5300 has a built-in stereo microphone that can be controlled automatically, or manually in 20 incremental steps. Audio levels can be easily confirmed visually on the 16 x 9 LCD monitor both before and during video shooting for comfortable control.
Best options for quieter movie shooting:
An ideal lens for the D5300. Its quiet operational sound makes video recording more effective, while its powerful Vibration Reduction (VR) enables handheld movie recording without worrying about camera shake.
Enables playback of still images and movies on High-Definition TV - HDMI supported:
The D5300 supports HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) that allows you to play back still images and movies on a High-Definition TV. An HDMI mini-pin connector (Type C) is used as your interface. Also, the D5300 is compatible with HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) that enables remote operation of the camera using a TV remote control. Type C mini-pin HDMI cable (available separately) is required for playback.
For unique images and videos:
Get more creative and enhance your pictures and movies with nine easy-to-use Special Effects. Try the new HDR Painting or Toy Camera effect features to give your images a bold, artistic touch. You can even check how the effect looks in real time on the live view monitor before you shoot.
Night vision, Color sketch, Toy Camera effect, Miniature effect, Selective color, Silhouette, High key, Low key, and HDR painting.
- HDR painting
Each time a photo is taken, the camera shoots two frames at different exposures and combines them for a painterly effect that emphasizes detail and color.
- Toy Camera effect
Create photos and movies that appear to have been shot with a toy camera. The effect can be adjusted in live view. Adjustable parameters: vignetting (3 steps) and saturation (3 steps).
- Miniature effect
Create photos that appear to be pictures of dioramas. Works best when shooting from a high vantage point.
- Selective Color
Emphasize up to three colors while the rest are rendered in black and white. The color range can be adjusted in values from 1 to 7.
Create dramatic images with silhouettes of subjects against bright backgrounds.
Delivers beautiful images even in high-contrast scenes-HDR (High Dynamic Range):
Two images taken with one shutter release at varying exposure are combined to produce a single image that has a wider dynamic range (range of contrast to reproduce tonal gradation) with less loss of detail in highlights and shadows. The result is images with less noise and rich tonal gradation throughout the entire frame including shadows and highlights even in high-contrast shooting scenes. HDR mode is selectable from "auto", "extra high", "high", "normal", "low" and "off". The exposure differential of the two images up to 3 EV and the smoothness of the edge where the two exposures meet are automatically set according to the strength level. Effective for stationary subjects such as landscapes or still life.
Enjoy editing pictures after shooting:
The D5300 is equipped with a number of in-camera editing functions that make image retouching easy. This includes a newly developed D-lighting feature, "Portrait subjects," which enhances the exposure human subjects while retaining the natural ambience of a low-lit background.
Reproduces brightness and shadowy areas as you see them:
Active D-Lighting is effective for shooting, for example, a dark room including outside scenery seen through a window, high-contrast scenes such as at the seaside under strong sunlight, and backlit situations. It preserves details in both highlights and shadowy areas in such situations, maintaining moderate contrast to reproduce brightness as you see it. Select the preferred setting from "auto", "extra high", "high", "normal", "low" or "off". The D5300 employs an image-processing system that causes less shift of color even when the strength level is increased. Unlike HDR (High Dynamic Range), Active D-Lighting does not require the process of combining images, therefore it is effective for shooting moving subjects such as people.
Retouch menus employed on the D5300:
D-Lighting, Red-eye correction, Trim, Monochrome, Filter effects, Color balance, Image overlay, NEF (RAW) processing, Resize, Quick retouch, Straighten, Distortion control, Fisheye, Color outline, Color sketch, Perspective control, Miniature effect, Selective color, Edit movie.
Photo skills made simple:
If your subject matter falls into a number of popular categories, select a Scene Mode from 16 available options. The D5300 can automatically choose the best camera settings, enabling you to get the results you've always wanted. Five frequently used Scene Modes such as Portrait and Landscape can be directly selected using the mode dial. For other modes such as Sunset, Dusk/Dawn and Food, set the mode dial to SCENE and select the mode by rotating the command dial.
Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close up, Night portrait, Night landscape, Party/indoor, Beach/snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Pet portrait, Candlelight, Blossom, Autumn colors, Food.
||Auto selector mode
Obtain the optimal Scene Mode automatically-Scene Auto Selector (only available in live view shooting):
When using live view, point the camera at your subject and the camera automatically identifies your shooting scenario and selects the most appropriate Scene Mode from Portrait, Landscape, Close up and Night portrait. You can just keep shooting, uninterrupted by the need to set a Scene Mode for each subject..
Creative vision-NIKKOR lenses:
One of the D5300's greatest advantages is NIKKOR lenses. With each lens you use, you'll see and capture the world in a completely new way. Wide-angle lenses let you capture landscapes and group shots. Telephoto lenses get closer to the action. Micro-NIKKOR lenses capture fine details at a high magnification, while zoom lenses offer incredible versatility when shooting. Made exclusively for Nikon D-SLR cameras, NIKKOR lenses are crafted with an uncompromising level of quality.
Built-in pop-up flash useful for both night and day:
The D5300's built-in flash is not only useful at night or indoors, but can also soften annoying shadows from the faces of subjects who are backlit or wearing a hat. The camera adds the right light automatically, and when it is set to modes like Auto or Portrait, the flash pops up automatically when needed.
Exclusive Nikon software-ViewNX 2 (supplied)/Capture NX 2 (optional):
Supplied software ViewNX 2 lets you import, browse and edit your stills and make your own original movies, as well as use image-editing functions such as resize and brightness adjustment. Capture NX 2 helps you take full advantage of your NEF data (Nikon's RAW data), which enables high-speed, stress-free editing even if the data size is large. In addition to RAW development, it incorporates various functions such as intuitive and simple editing using Color Control Points, Auto Retouch Brush and Batch Processing. You can focus on editing as it is possible to leave the original image intact. With both ViewNX 2 and Capture NX 2 software, your custom Picture Control settings can be used when developing RAW files.