The Nikon D5300 is a Camera with WiFi…Not Much Else Quite Awesome

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Nikon D5300 and 58mm f1.4 lens photos (1 of 6)

Not even a year after announcing the camera, Nikon is refreshing their D5000 line up camera. Today, the company is announcing the D5300. The camera has a new 24.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor at its heart, built in GPS, a 3.2 inch swivel screen, WiFi transmission built in, 39 autofocus points, 9 cross type points, 3D tracking, 2,016 pixel RGB sensor, 1080p HD video, 100-12,800 high ISO natively,  and will come in Red, Black and Gray.

Not too much seems to have changed over the D5200, which we found to be quite good in our review.

Body only will be available for $799.95 while with the 18-140mm f3.5-5.6 will be $1,399.95. Specs and more images are after the jump.

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Nikon D5300 and 58mm f1.4 lens photos (5 of 6)

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Nikon D5300 and 58mm f1.4 lens photos (4 of 6)

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Nikon D5300 and 58mm f1.4 lens photos (3 of 6)

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Nikon D5300 and 58mm f1.4 lens photos (2 of 6)




Single-lens reflex digital camera

Lens Mount

Nikon F bayonet mount

Picture Angle

Nikon DX format

Effective Pixels

24.2 million

Sensor Size

23.5 × 15.6 mm

Image Sensor Format


Image Sensor Type


Total Pixels

24.78 million

Dust-reduction system

Image sensor cleaning

Dust-Off Reference Photo


Image Area (pixels)

DX image area L: 6,000 x 4,000 M: 4,496 x 3,000 S: 2,992 x 2,000

File Format Still Images

JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) compression
NEF (RAW): Lossless compressed, compressed 12 or 14 bit
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats

Picture Control

Standard User-customizable Settings Vivid

Storage Media


Card Slot

1 Secure Digital (SD)

File System

DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) PictBridge


Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder

Viewfinder Frame Coverage

Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical

Viewfinder Magnification

Approx. 0.82x

Viewfinder Eyepoint

18 mm (-1.0m-1)

Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment

-1.7 to +1.0m ̄1

Focusing Screen

Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen

Interchangeable Focusing Screens


Reflex Mirror

Quick-return type

Lens Aperture

Instant-return type

Depth-of-field Control


Lens Compatibility at a Glance***

AF-S and AF-I CPU lenses only

Compatible Lenses

Autofocus is available with AF-S and AF-I lenses. Autofocus is not available with other type G and D lenses, AF lenses (IX NIKKOR and lenses for the F3AF are not supported), and AI-P lenses. Non-CPU lenses can be used in mode M, but the camera exposure meter will not function.

The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.

Shutter Type

Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane

Shutter Speed

1/4000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV Bulb

Fastest Shutter Speed

1/4000 sec.

Slowest Shutter Speed

30 sec.

Flash Sync Speed

1/200 sec. Synchronizes with shutter at 1/200s or slower

Bulb Shutter Setting


Shutter Release Modes

Continuous low-speed [CL] mode; 1-3 frames per second
Continuous high-speed [CH] mode; 5 frames per second (JPEG and 12-bit NEF/RAW) or 4fps (14-bit NEF/RAW)
Single-frame [S] mode
Quiet Shutter Release
Self-timer mode
Mirror-up [Mup] mode
Interval timer photography supported

Frame Advance Rate

5 frames per second

Continuous Shooting Options

Continuous low-speed [CL] mode; 1-3 frames per second
Continuous high-speed [CH] mode; 5 frames per second (JPEG and 12-bit NEF/RAW) or 4fps (14-bit NEF/RAW)

Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution

5 frames per second


2, 5, 10, 20 sec.; 1 to 9 exposures

Exposure Metering System

TTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor

Metering Method

Matrix: 3D Color Matrix Metering II (type G and D lenses); Color Matrix Metering II (other CPU lenses)

Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8mm circle in center of frame
Spot: Meters 3.5mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point

Metering Range

0 to 20 EV (3D Color Matrix or center-weighted metering) 2 to 20 EV (spot metering) (ISO 100, f/1.4, 20°C/68°F)

Exposure Meter Coupling


Exposure Modes

Auto (Auto)
Auto Flash off ( )
Aperture-Priority (A)
Manual (M)
Programmed auto with flexible program (P) Shutter-Priority (S)
Scene Modes

Digital Vari-Program Modes


Shooting Modes


Scene Modes

Autumn Colors Beach / Snow Blossom Candlelight Child

Dusk / Dawn
Night Landscape
Night Portrait
Party / Indoor
Pet Portrait
Special Effects Mode (Night vision, Color sketch, Toy camera, Miniature effect, Selective color, Silhouette, High key, Low key, HDR painting)

Automatic Exposure Scene Modes


Exposure Compensation

±5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV

Exposure Bracketing

3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV

Exposure Lock


Mirror Lock Up


ISO Sensitivity

ISO 100 – 12,800 Hi-1 (ISO 25,600)

Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity


Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity


Lowest Expanded ISO Sensitivity


Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity

Hi-1 (ISO 25,600 equivalent)

Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options

Hi-1 (ISO-25,600 equivalent)

Long Exposure Noise Reduction


High ISO Noise Reduction

Low Normal High Off

Active D-Lighting

Extra High High Normal Low

D-Lighting Bracketing

2-3 frames
2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 frames using preset values for all frames

Single-point AF Mode


Dynamic AF Mode

9-, 21-, or 39-point dynamic-area AF

Auto-area AF Mode


Autofocus System

Nikon Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection

Detection Range

approx. 0.5–3 m/1 ft 8 in.–9 ft 10 in.

Lens Servo

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.
Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used

Focus Point

Can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points

AF-area mode

Single-point AF, 9-, 21-, or 39- point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto- area AF

Focus Lock

Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)

Focus Modes

Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A) Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only Manual focus (M) with electronic rangefinder Normal area AF

Single-servo AF (AF-S) Wide area AF

Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points


Autofocus Sensitivity

–1 – +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)

Autofocus Fine Tune


Built-in Flash


Flash Bracketing


Built-in Flash Distance

Approx. 12/39, 13/43 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)

X-Sync Speed


Top FP High Speed Sync


Flash Control

TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2016-pixel RGB sensor is 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-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering

Flash Sync Modes

Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill- flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off

Flash Compensation

–3 – +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV

Flash-ready indicator

Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output

Accessory Shoe


Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)

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

Flash Sync Terminal

Sync Terminal Adapter AS-15 (available separately)

External Flash Shoe Type REMOVE

External Flash Shoe REMOVE

White Balance

Incandescent Fluorescent (7 types) Direct Sunlight
Preset manual

White Balance Bracketing

3 shots in steps of 1

Live View Shooting Photographjy Mode (Still Images)
Movie Mode (Video)

Photography Live View Mode Movie Live View Mode

“Live View Shooting (Handheld mode tripod mode)”


Live View Lens servo

Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F) Manual focus (MF)

Live View AF-area mode

Face-priority AF Wide-area AF Normal-area AF Subject-tracking AF

Live View Autofocus

Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face- priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)

Live View Scene Auto Selector

Auto mode
Auto (flash off) mode

Movie Metering

TTL exposure metering using main image sensor

Movie Frame size (pixels) and frame rate

Movie Maximum recording time

20 minutes at highest quality
29 minutes 59 seconds at normal quality

Movie File Format


Movie Video Compression

H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding

Movie Audio recording format

Linear PCM

Movie Audio recording device


1920 × 1080, 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p, ★ high/normal 1280 × 720, 60p/50p, ★ high/normal
640 × 424, 30p/25p, ★ high/normal

Movie Audio

Built-in stereo microphone
External stereo microphone (optional) Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted

Monitor Size


Monitor Resolution


Monitor Type

Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD

Monitor Angle of View


Monitor Adjustments

Monitor Adjustments: Brightness control using

Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator


Playback Functions

“Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 12, or 80 images or calendar) Playback with Zoom
Movie Playback

Movie Slideshow Highlights Histogram Display Auto Image Rotation Image Comment

In-Camera Image Editing

Color Balance
Color Outline
Color Sketch D-Lighting
Edit Movie
Filter Effects
Image Overlay Miniature Effect Monochrome
NEF (RAW) Processing Perspective Control Quick retouch

Red-Eye Correction Resize
Selective Color Side-by-Side Comparison Straighten


Image Comment


Voice Memo Function



Hi-speed USB
Accessory Terminal: Remote Cord: MC-DC2 (available separately); GPS unit: GP-1, GP-1A (available separately)
HDMI Output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Stereo Microphone Input
WR-1 and WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controller (available separately)

Wi-Fi Functionality

Yes, built-in (IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g)


GP-1 GPS unit GP-1A GPS unit H1202 GPS Unit

Save/Load Camera settings


Total Custom Settings


My Menu


Recent Settings



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