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Nikon D5300

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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D5300 review

Digitaltrends
9 July 2014
  • Conclusion: The D5300 is a very good entry-level DSLR – which in our view are sub $849 kits – and earns our Recommended status. Stills and videos are top notch and the built-in Wi-Fi and GPS are real pluses, and that vari-angle LCD takes it to the next level. The real negative is the 18-55mm kit lens that’s just too limited for anything but the basics. If you need a kit lens, buy the 18-140mm kit or just the body and any lens that matches your photographic vision.
  • Pros: Very good 24MP stills, Superior 1080/60p videos, Built-in Wi-Fi, GPS, Vari-angle lens
  • Cons: Weak 18-55mm kit lens, Noisy at ISOs higher than 1,600, Not the sturdy build of an enthusiast DSLR
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D5300

PC Magazine
12 May 2014
  • Conclusion: The Nikon D5300 D-SLR is a modest upgrade from the previous model, but it's just as worthy, making it our Editors' Choice for entry-level D-SLRs.
  • Pros: 24-megapixel sensor with no optical low-pass filter. Sharp vari-angle display. Excellent JPG detail at high ISO. 4.7fps continuous shooting. 39-point autofocus system. Quick startup. 1080p60 video capture. Integrated Wi-Fi and GPS. Standard mic input.
  • Cons: Images on the noisy side. Will not autofocus with screw-drive lenses. Pentamirror viewfinder. Single control wheel. Self-timer deactivates after use. Lacks depth of field preview.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D5300 DSLR Review

About.com
23 April 2014
  • Excerpt: The Nikon D5300 DSLR camera has all of the great photography features that you'd expect to find in a mid-range DSLR camera, and Nikon has also included some of the hottest extra features currently found in the digital camera market, such as built-in Wi-Fi and an articulated LCD. It's well worth considering as a first DSLR model.
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Overall 8
7.9

Expert Review

DP Review
18 January 2014
  • Summary: The D5300 is a very good upper-entry-level DSLR with a high-resolution sensor and solid video features. It's bigger than mirrorless competitors and it's priced on the high end of its class, but it won't let down a budding photographer, especially those who plan to upgrade from the kit lens to higher-quality optics.
  • Pros: Excellent image quality, High resolution sensor produces highly detailed images, Useful and sophisticated Auto ISO system, Solid feature set for first-time DSLR users, Good frame coverage of 39-point AF array, 1080/60p HD maximum video resolution, Customizable Fn button, Fully articulated LCD, Reliable built-in Wi-Fi and location tagging
  • Cons: Single Fn button is only means of direct access to key shooting settings like ISO and WB, Extreme lag in magnified live view, On-screen 'info' menu is dense and hard to operate quickly, No live preview of aperture changes in live view, Built-in flash lacks master function, Slow live view AF
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D5300: Better than ever

CNET
6 December 2013
  • Summary: The Nikon D5300 is a great choice as a general-purpose dSLR.
  • Pros: Excellent photo quality, a great feature set, and speedy performance put the Nikon D5300 ahead of the pack.
  • Cons: The default settings could be better and Live View is still really slow to use.
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Overall 8
8.4

Nikon D5300

Camera Labs
1 November 2013
  • Summary: The Nikon D5300 is quite an exciting development in Nikon's DX line-up for a number of reasons. Following on from the D7100, it's the second Nikon APS-C DSLR to omit the optical low-pass filter in front of the sensor and I'd be surprised if that isn't a trend that continues to spread to other models, certainly if the quality of the images it produces is anything to go by.
  • Pros: 1037K-dot 3:2 proportioned flip-out screen., Built-in Wifi and GPS., 1080p60 HD video mode., Excellent image quality.
  • Cons: No touch-screen., Poor Battery life., No viewfinder eye sensor., Lacklustre wi-fi features.
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Overall 9
8.5
Features 9
9.0
Build quality 8
8.0
Autofocus 8
8.0

Nikon D5300 review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: There has been criticism levelled at the Nikon D5300 that its upgrades are too modest and they appear to be only a short jump from previous models. While this is in some ways true, I think Nikon has an already successful camera and added some worthy additions in areas that matter. For example, the new processor reduces noise and improves the standard ISO sensitivity range, allowing better low-light shooting than previous models.
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Overall 8
8.0

This entry-level digital SLR is a great step up from a compact camera, gives great versatility and image quality

Good Gear Guide.au
15 January 2014
  • Summary: 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 money.
  • Pros: Good size and comfortable to hold, 24MP sensor offers good clarity and potential for cropping, Wi-Fi for sharing photos while on the go
  • Cons: Slow performance in live view mode, Optical viewfinder misses about 5 per cent of details at the sides
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D5300 review

T3
2 December 2013
  • Summary: The Nikon D5300 offers a semi-pro spec with 24.2MP resolution, tilting LCD and Wi-Fi in the body of an entry-level camera, but is it worth your cash?
  • Pros: Excellent image quality, Tilting LCD, Easy to use
  • Cons: Budget-looking bodywork, Pricey for entry level
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D5300

Trusted Reviews
29 November 2013
  • Summary: The D5300 is a worthy and much-needed upgrade to the D5200
  • Pros: Built-in Wi-fi addition, Good build quality, Decent continuous shooting rate
  • Cons: Built-in 2.5mm mic socket, App performance is disappointing with Wi-Fi, Disappointing kit lens, Lacking in live view app previews
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