Nikon D5300 Kit
24-megapixel DSLR with 18-55mm lens, GPS and Wi-Fi® (Black)
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The Nikon D5300 Zoom Kit includes an 18-55mm lens to help get you started.
When you're using a DSLR camera, you want to see crisp, clear details in what you're shooting. With the Nikon D5300, you can expect to tell the stories with your photographs, from the details of a loved one's facial features to a wide-angle view of the rugged topography of the Grand Canyon. The D5300 also lets you instantly share high-resolution images of a family outing via Wi-Fi and tag your photos with GPS location info. And wireless connectivity this camera has makes it easy to put yourself in the picture as well — simply use your smart mobile device to view your shot and fire the shutter remotely.
The Nikon D5300 Zoom Kit comes with the perfect starter lens, so you can dig into your new camera's exciting functions straight out of the box. The included AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens is ready for close-ups and zoom photography. Built-in vibration reduction helps keep your images from picking up any blur, even in action or low-light situations. You may want to look into adding specialized lenses in the future, but you'll get a taste of what this camera is capable of from day one with this lens.
The D5300's on-board image processing engine gives you blazing reaction speed, sharply detailed images in low light, and smooth, faithful color rendering with subtle gradations. The high-density, 39-point autofocus system helps you keep track of your subject in challenging shooting conditions, even when you're following dynamic action coming toward or going away from the camera. And you can shoot full-resolution images at up to 5 frames per second in continuous shooting mode, while panning with your subject. Follow the action in either the optical viewfinder or on the wide screen, 3.2-inch vari-angle LCD monitor.
The D5300 shoots lush HD video at up to 1080/60p with full-time autofocus. Use either the built-in stereo microphone, or an external mic connected through the stereo minijack input, and adjust your input levels to suit your environment. The more experienced videographer will appreciate the advanced manual modes that are available, even in the middle of acquiring the shot, and your adjustments will be reflected in the easy-to view, articulated live view LCD monitor.
You don't have to be an expert photographer to use an SLR they all offer easy automatic shooting. Because of their build quality and the physics of good glass and large sensors, even their built-in automatic settings will get you better pictures than most point-and-shoots or mobile devices. But experienced photographers and budding hobbyists can get more creative by manually adjusting settings like aperture and shutter speed. SLRs let you expand your shooting options with additional lenses and flashes to suit just about any situation. If you'd like to record the occasional video, look for a model with high-def movie mode.
I'm new to buying a DSLR, but did quite a bit of research and decided to go with the D5300 for my starter camera. It was been amazing so far shooting landscapes and sports shots. Can't wait to learn more about all the features. Wifi is amazing to put pics on my wife real quick.
great features the only reason I marked down ease of use is it is a fully loaded camera but for a novice like me it is a lot to handle. I did a lot of research prior to buying and this is the camera to buy I even like it more than the newer 5500 (which has touch screen and is nice ) this is the camera for me and my fiance can't wait to take bunches of pictures while honeymooning
Pros: love the wifi and gps capabilities
Cons: haven't found any yet
Pros: Good Battery Life; Good in Low Light; Large Clear LCD; Fast Shutter Speed; Great Zoom; Great Resolution; Easy to Use excellent camera plus it comes with wifi and GPS. i always prefer nikon over canon the image quality is just much better. this deal was something i was waiting for some time now.
First step up from point-and-pray camera and first real digital SLR. I was able to use this camera and achieve some pretty good results (both indoor and outdoor) without having to resort to the operating manual but to really take advantage of all this camera's capabilities, there is going be a learning curve. Controls are intuitive. Nikon has on-line courses that I'm planning to take soon. Software is good and also intuitive.
Pros: Camera is light weight, fits in the hand naturally, has Intuitive controls, great photos, and great value for the money, photos are sharp and natural color. Software easy to use and can improve the photos.
Cons: No cons in my opinion but, you will need to get an SD card to use the camera.
The kit contains the essential parts you need to own this great photo camera. Very easy to use - great quality photos all the time also in very low light situations! Natural colors.
Pros: Great value for a great product
Cons: 32GB SD card should be included in kit
Very good picture resolution, a lot of features and manual controls available - you can really fine tune it, of course you need to know what you're doing. Probably overkill for folks who feel more comfortable with point and shoot.
Pros: A lot of flexibility controlling it, good image resolution / sharpness
Cons: Color shift towards blue
I am an amateur with years of experience with film cameras, but I there are so many features with this camera that I haven't even had time to learn. Great pictures, and I am having fun taking pictures again.
Pros: Super sharp pictures, Wi-Fi, ease of use.
Great camera. The color option makes it easy to distinguish from others at work and gatherings. Excellent picture quality.
This product is a great higher end entry level camera. The sensor and processor are great. If you are stepping up from a PAS this a great transition into "big boy" cameras.
Pros: Easy to use, simple "quick shooting" setting as well as very in depth settings. Good low light. Both Kit lens options are descent.
This is a very versatile camera that is appropriate for a beginner or a more experienced photo enthusiast. It has a light very compact body with well placed buttons for the various functions. This is my first digital SLR and I will be using the camera in a variety of conditions indoor and outdoor. Daylight and low light. I expect to purchase more lenses in the near future. The users manual is excellent and there is a more detailed one that you can download for free from Nikon. There are many different preprogramed exposure modes that are fun to use along with the standard shutter priority, aperture priority,manual, and programmed auto modes. The view screen is very bright, it swivels out to the side and features angle adjustability. The included pop up flash, which pops up automatically when needed,is a plus, as is the hot shoe for a more powerful auxiliary unit. The 18 to 55mm zoom lens provides crisp photos and it can function as the "normal " lens, although one might like a larger aperture size to extend the range for low light shooting. I like that this lens locks in a position that is good for storage in a small carrying bag. All in all this is a versatile unit in a compact package that is easy and fun to use.
Pros: Ergonomically sized body for those with small hands. Lithium ion battery and compact charger included. Clean sharp images. Lens takes a common filter size. Large ,bright view screen. Video capability. Auto focus is fast and precise.
Cons: No cons in my opinion
|LCD Screen Size||3.2"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||27-82.5mm|
|Effective Megapixel Count||24.2|
|Image Stabilization||With included lens|
|Highest Resolution||6000 x 4000|
|HD Video Recording||1920 x 1080/60p|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||18.7|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Vari-angle LCD Monitor: The Nikon D5300 has a 3.2" TFT LCD monitor featuring approximately 1,036,800 pixels and 3-level adjustable brightness. The Vari-angle monitor opens outward 180°, and can be rotated 180° forward or 90° backward for high- and low-angle photography. The large LCD monitor has large fonts with easy-to-view menus. The monitor can display shooting information such as shutter speed, aperture, and number of exposures remaining as well as the settings currently applied.
Live View: The camera features Live View, which allows you to frame your photographs in the monitor instead of the viewfinder. When the Live View switch is rotated, the mirror is raised and the view through the lens will be displayed in the monitor. The subject will no longer be visible in the viewfinder. The Live View display will show up to 12 items, including shooting, focus, and AF-area modes, along with other status indicators. You can opt to hide many of the indicators, or overlay a framing grid in the monitor.
Optical Viewfinder: The D5300 uses a fixed eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder with a built-in diopter adjustment to set the viewfinder to your personal eyesight (with or without glasses). The viewfinder's coverage area is approximately 95% horizontal and vertical. During self-timer or remote control operation when your eye does not cover the viewfinder eyepiece, stray light may enter the eyepiece and affect the exposure when the image is captured. To prevent this, you can use the supplied DK-5 eyepiece cap to cover the eyepiece.
Image Sensor: The D5300 features a 23.5mm x 15.6mm DX-format CMOS image sensor with a total pixel count of approximately 24.78 million pixels and an effective pixel count of approximately 24.1 million.
Dust Reduction System: The image sensor is equipped with a low-pass filter to remove dust or dirt on the sensor. You can set the camera to clean the image sensor automatically at startup, or at shut down, or both. It can also be set to turn the auto cleaning function off.
Compatible Lenses: The D5300 is equipped with the standard Nikon F bayonet mount with AF contacts. DX-format-compatible lenses are recommended. Auto focus is available with AF-S and AF-I lenses. Auto focus 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 Manual Mode, but without the camera exposure meter. The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
Recording Media: The camera records images on Secure Digital (SD) memory cards up to 2 GB in size, SDHC memory cards up to 32 GB, and SDXC cards up to 64 or 128 GB. The camera also supports Eye-Fi and ultra high-speed UHS-I cards. No SD cards are included with the camera. The camera has no internal memory.
Still Image Formats: The D5300 records still images in JPEG and NEF (RAW) formats. You can choose from the following Image Quality and Image Size settings:
|Available Image Sizes||Description|
|NEF (RAW)||6000 x 4000||Raw 14-bit data, compressed|
|NEF + JPEG||6000 x 4000||Two images are recorded, one NEF image and one JPEG image. You can choose from fine, normal, or basic compression for the JPEG.|
6000 x 4000
M: 4496 x 3000
S: 2992 x 2000
|JPEG-baseline compliant with fine (1:4), normal (1:8) or basic (1:16) compression|
Movie Recording: The D5300 records movies in High Definition in 16:9 aspect ratio and Standard Definition in 3:2. Movies are recorded in MOV file format, with H.264/MPEG-4 advanced video coding, and Linear PCM audio, recorded by the built-in stereo microphone. You can record in High Quality or Normal Quality modes. The maximum file size for individual movies is 4 GB. Movies can be recorded in the following frame sizes and rates:
|Frame Size||Frame Rate||Maximum Clip Length|
|High Quality||Normal Quality|
|1920 x 1080||60p||10 min||20 min|
|30p||20 min||29 min 59 sec|
|1280 x 720||60p|
|640 x 424||30p||29 min 59 sec||29 min 59 sec|
* Available when PAL format is selected.
Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS: The D5300 has built-in Wi-Fi and GPS technology. Using the Wireless Mobile Utility app on your Android (2.3 and up) or iOS (6.0 or later) device, you can display the view through the camera lens on your smart device. You can also control the camera remotely, including taking pictures and downloading them to your device for sharing on the Internet. The location data unit can record information on the camera's current position (latitude, longitude, altitude) and the current time as provided by satellite navigation systems, and embed it into photographs and movies taken with the camera.
Focus Modes: You can choose from the following autofocus and manual focus modes:
AF Assist Illuminator: The built-in AF assist illuminator enables the camera to focus even when the subject is poorly lit. This feature will light automatically to assist the autofocus operation when the shutter release button is pressed halfway. It has an operating range of 1'-8" to 9'-10".
AF-Area Modes: The D5300 offers a choice of four focus areas that together cover a wide area of the frame. The AF-area mode determines how the focus area is selected and what happens if the subject moves out of the selected focus area while the camera is still focusing. You can choose one of the following AF-area modes:
Release Modes: The camera can take pictures one at a time, or continuously as long as the shutter release button is pressed. You can also take photos using the self-timer or with an optional remote control. The camera allows you to choose from the following Release Modes:
Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II: The D5300's 3D Color Matrix Metering II evaluates each scene for brightness, color, contrast, size and position of shadows and highlights, selected focus area and camera-to-subject distance, comparing that information against an onboard database of more than 30,000 actual photographic scenes. The result delivers instantly and precisely determined exposures for each scene, even in challenging lighting conditions.
Metering: You can choose from the following Metering Modes to determine how the camera sets exposure:
Shooting Modes: The Mode Dial on the top of the camera offers a wide choice of shooting modes, organized in 4 groups:
Exposure Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure from -5.0 to +5.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps in the P, S, A, and M modes.
White Balance: White balance is used to preserve natural colors under different types of lighting. When the camera is set to one of the exposure modes (P, S, A, M), you can choose one of the following white balance options: Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent (7 types), Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, and Preset Manual.
ISO Sensitivity: ISO Sensitivity is the digital equivalent of film speed. When lighting is poor, the camera will automatically increase sensitivity, permitting faster exposures, and minimizing blur caused by inadvertent camera movement, up to a maximum equivalent of ISO 6400. You can manually select from ISO settings 100 to 12800, with incremental steps of 1/3EV. You can also choose HI 0.3, HI 0.7, HI 1 (ISO 25600 equivalent).
High Dynamic Range (HDR): The High Dynamic Range (HDR) function combines two exposures to form a single image that captures a wide range of tones from shadows to highlights, even with high-contrast subjects. You can select from the following options: Auto, Extra High, High, Normal, Low, or Off.
Multiple Exposures: You can record a series of two or three exposures in a single photograph. Multiple exposures produce colors noticeably superior to those in software-generated photographic overlays created from existing images.
Active D-Lighting: Nikon's Active D-Lighting can correct exposure issues due to difficult lighting conditions instantly and automatically while you shoot. Active D-Lighting preserves details in highlights and shadows, creating photographs with natural contrast.
Interval Timer Photography: You can take photographs automatically at preset intervals. When setting up the interval timer shooting, you can choose the following parameters:
Note: Use of a tripod is recommended during interval timer shooting.
Built-in Flash: The D5300 has a built-in flash that will pop up automatically in low light situations, or can be manually raised with a button release. The camera offers the following flash sync modes depending upon the shooting mode selected: Auto, Auto with Red-eye Reduction, Auto Slow Sync, Auto Slow Sync with Red-eye Reduction, Rear-curtain Sync, Fill Flash, and Flash Off.
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS): Nikon's Creative Lighting System (CLS) offers improved communication between the camera and compatible external flash units for improved flash photography. The camera's Accessory Shoe is compatible with the following optional Speedlights: SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400, and SB-300.
Flash Compensation: In P, S, A, and M modes, the flash compensation can be used to increase or reduce flash output from the level chosen by the camera's flash control system. The flash exposure compensation can be set to values between -3 EV (darker) and +1 EV (brighter) in increments of 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV.
Picture Controls: When the camera is set to one of the P, S, A, or M modes, you can choose from the following Picture Control options: Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, and Landscape.
Custom Settings: The D5300 features a custom settings menu that allows you to customize the camera settings to suit your individual preferences. There are six main setting areas:
Warranty Terms: Nikon offers a 1-year parts and labor warranty on the camera and included lens. An additional 4-year Extended Service Coverage on the lens is available at no charge if you register the product with Nikon within 10 days of purchase.
18-55mm Lens: This package includes an AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens. The lens includes a 52mm snap-on front lens cap (LC-52) and a slip-on rear lens cap.
3X Optical Zoom: The compact 3x zoom lens has a broad 18-55mm focal range for use in a variety of situations. When mounted to the camera the lens' picture angle is equivalent to approximately 1.5x the focal length of 35mm format (27-82.5mm). Close focusing distance to 0.92 feet (11.04") throughout the entire zoom range is possible. Separate zoom and focusing rings ensure responsive operation.
Silent Wave Motor (SWM): Nikon's exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) ensures fast, quiet auto focus operation. Auto Focus-Silent Wave (AF-S) is a type of focusing motor used in a number of AF-Nikkor lenses; the AF-S motor is very fast and quiet. AF-S lenses also have an A-M mode selector which allows the user to switch from automatic to manual focus with almost no lag time.
Vibration Reduction (VR): Vibration Reduction (VR) minimizes image blur caused by camera shake, enabling sharper pictures, hand-held, at shutter speeds up to three stops slower than would otherwise be possible. Vibration Reduction can be turned on or off via the VR switch on the lens barrel.
Focus Mode Switch: The Focus Mode switch on the lens barrel enables quick switching between Autofocus (A) and Manual Focus (M).
Super Integrated Coating (SIC): High-performance Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) offers superior color reproduction, while substantially reducing ghosting and flare.
Lens Element: A Hybrid aspherical lens element minimizes various types of lens aberration.
Diaphragm: A rounded seven-blade diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural.
Remote Control: The D5300 is compatible with the ML-L3 wireless remote control. There are infrared receivers on the front and back, so you can use the remote from virtually anywhere within approximately 16 feet. The shutter release can be set to Quick Response or 2-sec Delay in the Release Modes menu. In addition, the optional WR-R10/WR-T10 remote combination can also be used with the camera. The WR-R10 receiver plugs into the Accessory Terminal on the side of the camera.
Remote Release Cord: In addition to the wireless remotes, the camera can also be controlled by the MC-DC2 Wired Remote Control. The MC-DC2 plugs into the Accessory Terminal on the side of the camera.
Microphone: The camera has a 3.5mm mini-jack for connecting an optional microphone, such as the Nikon ME-1. The microphone receives power from the camera. The microphone input is also compatible with other 3rd party microphones with 3.5mm plugs.
Image Playback: The D5300 will play back still images in Full-Frame one-at-a-time in the order recorded. You can display varying amounts of photo information, superimposed over the images. Thumbnail images can be displayed at 4, 12, or 80 at a time, or by date in a calendar display.
Slide Show: This features plays photographs back in an automatic slide show manner. You can set the frame interval at 2, 3, 5, or 10 seconds.
Playback Zoom: During single-image and thumbnail playback, you can zoom in on the selected image. Once the image is enlarged, you can pan around the image on the LCD monitor using the multi selector.
Retouching Menu: These options can be used to create, trimmed, resized, or retouch existing copies of the photographs in the memory card. You can choose from the following options: D-Lighting, Red-eye correction, Trim, Monochrome, Filter effects, Color balance, Image overlay, NEF (RAW) processing, Resize, Quick retouch, Straighten, Distortion control, Fisheye, Color outline, Color sketch, Perspective control, Miniature effect, Selective color, Edit movie, and Side-by-side comparison.
Movie Playback: When playing back movies, you can perform the following functions: Pause/play, Advance/rewind, Skip 10 seconds (ahead or back), Adjust volume, and Edit movie. When editing, you can create a copy from which the opening or closing footage has been removed. If desired, you can save a selected frame as a JPEG still.
PictBridge Printing Capability: You can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer. PictBridge is a new standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of brand. The supplied USB cable is required for connecting the camera to the printer.
USB/AV Connection: The Nikon D5300 utilizes a single connector for interfacing the camera with your computer via USB or with your standard definition TV. This micro-USB jack is USB 2.0 High-Speed compatible. A UC-E17 USB cable is supplied for connecting the camera to your computer. Also, the EG-CP16 audio/video cable is supplied for connecting the D5300 to your TV. You can select between NTSC or PAL video playback.
HDMI: The camera has a Type C mini-HDMI connection for connecting to an HDTV for playing back High Definition movies and high resolution still images. A Mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable is required. The HDMI output resolution can be set to Auto, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p.
Microphone Input: A 3.5mm stereo mini-jack microphone input lets you connect an optional external microphone.
Accessory Terminal: The Accessory Terminal is provided for connecting optional devices, such as the receiver for a wireless remote or remote shutter release. (See Optional Accessories section above for specific accessories.)
Li-ion Battery Pack: The D5300 comes with a long lasting rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (EN-EL14a), with the capacity of approximately 600 shots per charge. The camera can use either the EN-EL14a (7.4V 1230mAh) or the EN-EL14 (7.4V 1030mAh).
Quick Charger: The camera also comes with a Battery Charger (MH-24) to the charge the supplied Li-ion battery pack. The MH-24 will charge the EN-EL14a battery pack in approximately 110 minutes or the EN-EL14 in 90 minutes.
Backup Battery: The camera's internal backup battery can provide up to a month of backup power after about three days of charging from the EN-EL14 battery pack. The backup battery powers the camera's internal clock, and maintains settings when the power is turned off.
Auto Off Timers: This feature allows you to choose how long the monitor and exposure meters remain on when no operations are performed to prevent battery drain. You can choose from Short, Normal, or Long options, which have timers of preset durations for Playback/Menus, Image Review, Live View, and Standby Timer. You can also customize separate delays for each, if desired.
Optional AC Adapter: The EP-5A Power Connector and EH-5b AC Adapter can be used to power the camera for extended periods. It is recommended for long slide shows, extremely long exposures, or interval timer shooting.
ViewNX 2 CD-ROM: The supplied ViewNX 2 CD-ROM contains Nikon Transfer 2, View NX and related software. Nikon Transfer is used to copy (transfer) pictures from the camera to the computer and to perform such other transfer-related functions as making backups and embedding information in pictures as they are transferred. View NX 2 is used to view pictures after transfer; among the other tasks it can perform are grouping pictures, restoring and making simple adjustments to NEF (RAW) images and converting the file format.
Supported Operating Systems: The supplied software can be used with computers running the following operating systems:
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