6.8 out of 10 based on 3633 reviews

Nikon D5300

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Best Price: $499

  • User Score (3561)
    9.2 9.2 from 3561 reviewers
  • Expert Score (33)
    8.3 8.3 from 33 reviewers
  • Design (11)
    6.5 6.5 from 11 reviewers
  • Value for money (23)
    6.5 6.5 from 23 reviewers
  • Features (2)
    6.8 6.8 from 2 reviewers
  • Ease of use (162)
    6.8 6.8 from 162 reviewers
  • Picture quality (23)
    6.7 6.7 from 23 reviewers
  • Overall quality (9)
    7.4 7.4 from 9 reviewers
  • Photo quality (7)
    7.4 7.4 from 7 reviewers
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  • Expert Reviews

  1. Good Gear Guide

    Good Gear Guide
    8.0/10
    17 March 2014

    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. It can be a versatile shooter as long as you have the right lenses, and it's available in twin lens kits that offer good value for... Read more

    • Good size and comfortable to hold, 24MP sensor offers good clarity and potential for cropping, Wi-Fi for sharing photos while on the go
    • Slow performance in live view mode, Optical viewfinder misses about 5 per cent of details at the sides
  2. PhotoReview

    PhotoReview
    8.8/10
    23 January 2014

    The new camera isn’t a substantial upgrade to the D5200, although it could be attractive to potential purchasers who want to step up from one of the entry-level D3*** series models or the lower-resolution D5100 (provided they can use the higher resolution, which is another story). Read more

  3. Brisbane Times

    Brisbane Times
    2 April 2014

    For anyone looking for an entry into the Nikon system this is the camera to consider. The D5300 uses a sensor that is also fitted to other Nikon APS-C models, as well as to other brands such as Sony and Pentax. Read more

    • The feel of the controls is smooth and luxurious. The supplied lens can hunt a little for focus on low contrast subjects but, in general, the camera is very responsive. The shutter and mirror are well damped and make a sweet noise. Automatic lens distortion correction is good.
    • A three-exposure bracket mode is inadequate. And because there is no in-body focus drive, the older Nikkor lenses won't auto focus.
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