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.
Your life in breathtaking clarity
A new level of image quality
The sharpness, clarity and richness of colors in the D5300's photos and Full HD videos is nothing short of astounding. A recent design innovation allows the D5300's 24.2-megapixel DX format CMOS image sensor* to capture the purest, most lifelike images possible. Enlarge or crop your photos without losing any sharpness or detail a feat not possible with most smartphones and lesser cameras. Pair that capability with any exceptional NIKKOR lens, marvels of clarity and sharpness in their own right, and you'll experience the image quality your memories deserve.
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 traveling, 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 DX-format 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 DX-Format NIKKOR lenses. Expand your capabilities and creativity over time by growing your own collection.
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Nikon F bayonet mount
Nikon DX format
23.5 mm x 15.6 mm
Image sensor cleaning
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression
1 Secure Digital (SD)
Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
Eye-level Pentamirror Single-Lens Reflex viewfinder
-1.7 to +1.0m¯¹
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
AF-S and AF-I CPU lenses only
Autofocus is available with AF-S and AF-I lenses.
Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
1/4000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Up to 1/200 sec.
Continuous low-speed [CL] mode; 1-3 frames per second
5 frames per second
2, 5, 10, 20 sec.; 1 to 9 exposures
TTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor
Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8 mm circle in center of frame
0 to 20 EV (3D color matrix or center-weighted metering)
±5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
3 frames in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
ISO 100 -12,800
Hi-1 (ISO 25,600 equivalent)
Hi-1 (ISO 25,600 equivalent)
Number of AF points: 9, 21, 39 and 39 (3D-tracking)
Nikon Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
-1 to 19 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); Continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points
9, 21 or 51 point Dynamic-area AF
Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
-1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
12/39, 13/43 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor are available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400 or SB-300; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighting metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash or SU-800 as commander; Flash Color Information Communication supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
Sync Terminal Adapter AS-15 (available separately)
3 shots in steps of 1
Photography Live View Mode
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
20 minutes at highest quality
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps
Built-in microphone, stereo
3.2 in. diagonal
Wide Viewing Angle
170-degree wide-viewing angle
Brightness, 3 levels
Auto Image Rotation
Accessory Terminal: Remote Cord: MC-DC2 (available separately); GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately)
One EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery or EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
600 shots (CIPA)
EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5A Power Connector (available separately)
MH-24 Quick Charger
4.92 in. (125 mm) x 3.9 in. (98.0 mm) x 3.0 in. (76.0 mm)
16.9 oz. (480 g)
040 °C (+32104 °F)