Nikon D5300 DSLR camera announcement

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Capture and instantly share the most vibrant, lifelike images of your life

Meet the first in an exciting new generation of Wi-Fi® enabled, ultra-high-resolution Nikon HD-SLRs: the D5300. With built-in Wi-Fi for instant photo sharing to your smartphone or tablet, GPS and mapping, a cutting edge 24.2-megapixel image sensor, an extra-large swiveling Vari-angle LCD and more, D5300 brings an outstanding new level of image quality and capabilities in a compact, ergonomic design. Pair it with any NIKKOR lens—like the outstanding AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR kit lens—and unleash the full potential of its innovative image sensor. Every photo will be richer, truer to life than most photos you’ve seen. Every HD video will have a stunning cinematic look, a level of sharpness and clarity that ignites on ultra-high-resolution tablets, laptops and TVs. And the first time you use your smartphone or tablet to instantly share photos from the D5300, you’ll realize the game has truly changed.

Share every stunning image, instantly

A new level of connectivity

With built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, the D5300 is the first in an exciting new generation of connected Nikon D-SLRs. Wirelessly connect to D5300 with your smartphone or tablet,* then browse the photos on D5300’s memory card, import your favorites and instantly email them, text them or post them online. While connected, your smart device can also act as a remote monitor for the D5300. See what the camera sees and even fire the shutter—perfect for group shots and self portraits! When travelling, built-in GPS geotags all of your shots. Create exciting travel journals, find nearby Points of Interest and easily share your location data when posting photos on Facebook or Flickr.

Take it on every outing

Compact, lightweight, rugged and comfortable

Don’t let the small size of the D5300 fool you—it delivers big-camera quality and capabilities. Like all Nikon D-SLRs, the D5300 was designed for ergonomics—every button and dial was carefully placed for comfortable, efficient operation. Yet it’s big in all the right places, like its 3.2-inch swiveling Vari-angle LCD and its 24.2-megapixel DXformat CMOS image sensor. You’ll take the D5300 on every adventure, which means you’ll bring home more stunning views of your travels.


Shoot from any angle

Extra-large swiveling Vari-angle display

The D5300’s extra-large ultra-high resolution Vari-angle LCD swivels 180° so you can shoot from exciting new angles. Hold the camera overhead for great shots over a crowd. Hold the camera down low for a fun face-to-face perspective of your pet. And create some of your best selfies yet—frame a stunning new profile pic, then upload it right to web, thanks to Wi-Fi connectivity!*

Focus exactly where you want it

Whether shooting stationary subjects, candid photos, high-speed action or Full HD video, the D5300 keeps everything in focus. Its 39-point high-density autofocus system with 9 cross-type sensors quickly locks onto your subject, and Nikon’s unique 3D-tracking uses the 2,016-pixel RGB sensor to recognize and follow it across the frame.

Catch exactly the right moment

When photo-worthy action starts, hold down the shutter button and capture every movement, expression and feeling at 5 frames per second, even when using the Vari-angle LCD. Stop reaching for your smartphone when an important moment happens—except to share the great shot you just caught with the D5300.

Storytelling at your fingertips

Bring all the image quality the D5300 produces—softly blurred backgrounds, tack-sharp details, vibrant colors—to dazzling 1080p Full HD videos. In Live View, Nikon’s full-time autofocus follows your subject and keeps it sharp. A built-in stereo microphone adds high-fidelity sound to your videos, or you can add Nikon’s optional accessory ME-1 stereo microphone for the highest quality sound possible.

Pictures as your eyes see them

The D5300 features exceptional metering and onboard intelligence, freeing you to focus on the composition of your shots and, most importantly, the moment that’s taking place. Nikon’s outstanding Scene Recognition System analyzes your shooting situation, compares it to an onboard database of thousands of scenes, and automatically determines the most appropriate auto exposure, i-TTL flash exposure, white balance and autofocus settings.

Get creative with Image Effects

Make a single vivid color pop in a black & white photo, turn a landscape into a toy model, shoot portraits that look like paintings, make your D5300 behave like a toy camera (new) and more, then instantly share your creations with your smartphone or tablet.

Embrace highlights and shadows

Built-in HDR automatically combines two photos into one highly dynamic image, and new subject-based Active D-Lighting automatically brightens shadowy areas on your subjects—great for portraits.

Edit your shots in the camera

Perfect the photos you share with D5300’s Retouch Menu. Easily crop, apply filters, effects and more right in the camera—no additional software needed—then instantly share your edited shot with your smartphone or tablet.

Great results in tricky situations

Even if you’re new to D-SLR photography, getting great results in difficult situations couldn’t be easier—just select from 16 common Scene Modes for your situation, or let the camera pick for you.

Define your own style

The D5300’s easy to use Picture Controls let you alter your color palette and add a personal touch with six settings available; Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait and Landscape—customize the look and feel of your photos and HD videos.

Change your view of the world

The D5300 is compatible with Nikon’s complete collection of remarkable NIKKOR lenses and optimized for DXFormat NIKKOR lenses. Expand your capabilities and creativity over time by growing your own collection.

Nikon D5300 in grey color:




The D5300 is also available also in red:


Press release:

Capture, Create, Connect: The Nikon D5300 D-SLR Lets Photographers Do It All with Confidence

Compact yet Capable, Nikon’s Newest D-SLR Provides Photographers with an Easy Entry into D-SLR Performance with Amazing Image Quality and Built-In Connectivity

MELVILLE, N.Y. – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the latest addition to its legendary digital SLR lineup, the Nikon D5300. Offering the benefits of SLR performance with the versatility of wireless connectivity, the D5300 allows users to easily capture and share amazing images and videos. Though compact and lightweight, the Nikon D5300 packs an enhanced 24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor, EXPEED 4 image processing and the convenience of built-in Wi-Fi*(1). Users now have the power to take both frame-worthy and share-worthy photos and HD videos with one device no matter where they are. 

“With the Nikon D5300, we are continuing our commitment to delivering unparalleled performance and image quality while addressing the importance of staying connected and sharing images with ease,” said Masahiro Horie, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. “By answering the need to share high quality photos, the Nikon D5300 allows photographers to capture their memories in astounding clarity and share them with family and friends moments after they happen.”

Advanced Performance for When it Matters Most

Making memorable moments even better, the Nikon D5300 offers stunning image quality with sharp, crisp detail to preserve life’s precious memories. The enhanced 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor delivers stunning images and HD videos with heightened clarity and detail due to the removal of the optical low pass filter (OLPF). From planned family portraits to candid moments, the D5300 has the performance, along with easy and intuitive features, to help users capture photos confidently, including:

  • Amazing Low Light Performance – For clean, sharp details even in the most challenging lighting conditions including night games and dimly lit restaurants, the Nikon D5300 covers a wide ISO range of 100-12,800 and is expandable to ISO 25,600.
  • EXPEED 4 Image Processing – Nikon’s most recent image processing engine drives the rapid response and swift performance of the D5300, while maximizing energy efficiency, reducing image noise and delivering true-to-life colors.
  • Scene Recognition System – To further help users capture the image they intend, the Nikon D5300 features Nikon’s Scene Recognition System and 2,016-pixel RGB metering system to analyze and recognize the scene. Utilizing these systems results in adjustments to exposure, AF and white balance to deliver the best photo possible, whether it’s a landscape or portrait.
  • 39-Point AF System – Nikon’s quick and precise 39-point AF system works with the Scene Recognition System to accurately acquire and track subjects throughout the frame, resulting in tack-sharp images. Kids too active to pose for a photo or pets chasing after a toy are easily captured in brilliant sharpness for memorable photos.
  • 5 Frames-Per-Second – While using the optical viewfinder or in Live View, capture great moments that would have otherwise been missed with the D5300’s 5 frames-per-second (fps) rate.

Share Like Never Before

The D5300 is Nikon’s first D-SLR to feature built-in Wi-Fi, allowing the user to share high quality photos instantly. The Nikon D5300 sends images to the user’s smart device, allowing them to share their D-SLR quality photos through e-mail and social media. From a winning touchdown to a surprise proposal, friends and family can now see these important moments clearly captured right after they happen. The Nikon D5300 also includes built-in GPS, another first for Nikon D-SLRs. Now the user can geotag images and allow others to see where life has taken them.

Features for Creativity and Versatility

Compact and lightweight (16.9 oz.), the Nikon D5300 can easily be packed for a day trip or a planned getaway. The small body of the D5300 affords the photographer the freedom to travel while still being easy to handle and comfortable to use. In addition to being able to capture amazing images anywhere, the D5300 is also packed with additional features to promote creativity and versatility, including:

  • 3.2-inch Vari-Angle LCD monitor – Whether shooting above a crowd or getting low to capture the details of a flower, users can explore new shots from a dramatic point of view with the large 3.2-inch Vari-angle LCD monitor. This super sharp (1,037K-dot) screen allows photographers to easily make camera adjustments and read menus, while also allowing them to compose the photo they want clearly when shooting from high or low angles. The rotating LCD makes it easy to capture “selfies” at an arm’s length away or frame creative perspectives when capturing still photos and HD video.
  • Full HD 1080p Video Capture – Create movies fit for the big screen with Full HD 1080p video capture at 60p with built-in stereo, wide ISO range for high quality videos in any light and improved full-time AF to keep the subject in focus.
  • NIKKOR Compatibility – The Nikon D5300 is compatible with Nikon’s legendary NIKKOR lenses and powerful system accessories, further adding versatility and creativity.

Price and Availability

The Nikon D5300 kit with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens will be available in October 2013 for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $1,399.95*. To complement consumers’ preferences, the Nikon D5300 will be available in Black, Red and Gray.

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  • tifkat

    Not many buttons on the back…

  • S.

    I was just looking at the specs. A real winner. No doubt. And not just for beginners. Some of the features it has are very desirable in an imaging system.

    • BrainBeat

      Agreed so far it look very nice and probably could be extremely good for video except it once again lacking audio out.

      I do wonder how it can actually be the same sensor as the 7100 as it claims to have an extra .1 megapixels and runs up to 12800 native which on my 7100 is unusable due to noise/lines/colour cast.

      • Andrew

        Well Nikon claims that the Expeed 4 image processor enables them to reduce image noise and enhance color.

    • Sebastian

      That’s deep thinking, dude. Deep.

  • Sam V

    Early pricing info has this a little high I think. So it has the same sensor as 7100, expeed 4 and still only does 5FPS?? Baloney. Why they gotta throttle it?

    • Anon

      So that the D400 can do eleventy fps.

  • eigenmeat

    Does this has fine tune? please, please. Nikon please don’t cripple a great camera when a feature that cost $0.1 to add. What good is that AA-less 24MP if your focus are off???

    • BrainBeat

      I would doubt is as previous 5×00 models have not as they also lack a AF motor. I do agree it is a real pain that they do not have it as my good lenses need some fairly significant fine turning and so are only usable on my 7100 or in live view or manual on my 5k.

    • Sebastian

      Remember, as evidenced by the lack of DX primes Nikon does not think most DX users will ever buy a lens beyond the kit lens, which is too slow to really benefit from AF-fine tune.

  • erik

    DOES THAT SAY 1080/60P

    • tmay

      I checked on Nikon’s website. Doesn’t say it on the features page, but does on the tech specs page.

    • Duncan Dimanche

      YESSSSSS !!!!

    • R!

      Yep, and the sony RX 10 new bridge is shooting some kind of 5K converted in 1080p ;If some hack is possible It could be great ,welcome in the real 21st century dudes!!!!

  • tmay

    A D7100 with the 18-140 for $1446.05 through Amazon . Having a difficult time seeing the D5300 with the same kit lens for $1399.95 SRP on Nikon’s site.

    Maybe that’s how Nikon rolls, but a bit of a discount for purchase with a kit lens seems likely to generate higher sales. I’ll wait to see what Amazon is selling it for.

  • RMJ

    what is that button under lens release button ?

    Looks like self timer / remote control button ?

  • Johnny

    I’m gonna guess a “D7200” coming along with Expeed 4 that may hit 8-10fps, and will hopefully have a larger buffer than D7100.

  • Daniel

    This camera is fully capable of producing professional photograph. Question is are you skilled enough

    • mutopa

      daniel trust me in 6 months nikon will announce new one and you will exactly think the same thing. just as happend in d5100..

      • Daniel

        Yes but my statement is applied for pretty much all DSLR. Not “newest and hottest” release 🙂
        People should stop to pursuit latest and newest but get better skills instead

  • Piggy Snow

    D5300 is nothing special – a fat and user unfriendly mini-DSLR with a ton of useless features. But wait – there’s one upcoming product that will blow your minds off. At least for me (call me an insider) it was the sexiest Nikon in the last 10 years or so – both in terms of appearance and performance. Stay tuned!

    • edoardo

      user unfriendly?? i have the d5100, which is my first reflex and i found it very easy to use from the very beginning… i don’t see this one being much different from a UI point of view…

  • No AF fine tuning, no go. Also, Nikon used to be ahead of Canon in wireless lighting. Now Canon has commander mode built in in their entry level 600D, no commander mode in d5300. This is a deal breaker for me. (Might have considered this for a backup camera/video otherwise).

    • Krishna

      Exactly! That’s my view too! I own a D80 and love the commander mode. I was keenly watching if this can be a good second body. I love the vari-angle LCD feature, but the lack of commander mode is disappointing.

  • Aldo

    makes me wonder what the next d800 will be like…

  • Aldo

    “stop reaching for the smartphone” sounds a bit desperate…

  • Alan

    Slight difference between Nikon and Canon over who wants a hinged LCD. Canon offers Rebel with small pentamirror OVF & hinged LCD combo, and also 70D with larger pentaprism / hinged LCD options. Nikon only offers the 5xxx series with small pentamirror / hinged LCD. If I want a hinged
    LCD in combination with a better OVF Nikon doesn’t offer anything (unless I go to the trouble of an add on monitor!) Perhaps Nikon missed a trick – if the 7xxx series had the hinged LCD, it would fill this need, plus provide more differentiation between the 7xxx and D400.

    [Before I get roasted by the usual suspects, I would just add I am a satisfied Nikon user over the years; although I do see them as missing certain opportunities, and dragging their feet in certain areas].

  • Duncan Dimanche

    Full HD 1080 at 60p !!!!!!!! YESSSSSS !!!

  • Nick

    still no phase detection AF? Pass

  • R!

    I ‘ll wait the D5400: no touch screen , no foccus picking????
    I like the full hd 60p maybe I ll buy It but really Nikon engineers are damn late ,no touch screen Nikon is a Fault damn it!!!!

  • Andrew

    Admin, the last sentence of the first paragraph has a spelling error: “And the first time you use your [martphone].”

  • Might just pick one of these up. I’ll let you know if I can manage a decent image from it or not. Oh, and tell all your MILF “soccer-mom’s” they can check it out over at my pad… I’ll tell’r you said hey. 😉

  • Andrew

    I like the new design of the D5300, it makes the camera look more substantial than its predecessor.

  • namikral

    where’s the f….ng touch screen?

    Now I have to wait for D5400 as Nikon is the only DSLR brand I will get.

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