Inputs and Outputs Notes
Overview: The Nikon Coolpix S5300 allows you to create
beautiful photos and Full HD videos and instantly share them right from your
camera using the built-in Wi-Fi. The S5300 has a sharp 8x optical zoom lens and
super low-light performance.
3.0" LCD Monitor: The Coolpix S5300
has a 3.0" TFT LCD monitor, featuring
approximately 460,000 dots, and an anti-reflection coating. The monitor has a
97% horizontal and vertical frame coverage for shooting and and 99% coverage for playback. You can
adjust the brightness of the monitor from -2 to +2.
Note: There is no separate viewfinder on the camera.
Image Sensor: The Coolpix S5300 features a
1/2.3" CMOS image sensor with a total pixel count of approximately 16.76-million pixels. The effective pixel count is 16.0-million.
Optics: The Coolpix S5300 uses a 8x NIKKOR
glass lens for superb image quality. The 4.5-36mm lens has an angle of view equivalent
to that of a 25-200mm lens in 35mm photography. Coupled with the 4x digital zoom, the
camera's total zoom capability is 32x. The angle of view is equivalent to that
of an approximately 800mm lens (35mm format).
Built-in Wi-Fi: The camera has built-in Wi-Fi (compliant
with 802.11b/g/n) with a range of approximately 33 feet, and a data rate of up
to 20 Mbps. The camera's Wi-Fi capability can be used with iPhone, iPod touch,
and iPad (running iOS 6.0 or later), or smart devices running on the Android operating system
(ver.2.3 and up). The Wireless Mobile Utility application must be installed on
the device. While the camera is connected to the smart device, you can take
pictures remotely, download pictures as they are taken, view and/or download
existing pictures on the camera, and share pictures via email or upload them to
Vibration Reduction: The Nikon
Coolpix S5300 offers Vibration Reduction (VR) to reduce blurring caused by camera shake when shooting.
The camera uses the lens-shift method of Vibration Reduction when shooting still
images, and a combination of lens-shift and electronic Vibration Reduction when
Recording Media: The Coolpix S5300 uses SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards to record still images and HD movies. In addition, the
S5300 has a built-in
25MB internal memory for saving a few test images.
File Formats: The Coolpix S5300 records still images in JPEG
format. HD and SD movies are recorded in MOV format (Video: H.264; Audio: LPCM
stereo). You have a choice of eight still image size options and eight movie
- Still Images:
- 16M (high image quality): 4608 x 3456 (1:4
- 16M: 4608 x 3456 (1:8)
- 8M: 3264 x 2448 (1:8)
- 4M: 2272 x 1704 (1:8)
- 2M: 1600 x 1200 (1:8)
- VGA: 640 x 480 (1:8)
- 16:9 12M: 4608 x 2592 (1:8)
- 1:1: 3456 x 3456 (1:8)
- 1080/30p: 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
- 1080/60i: 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
- 720/30p: 1280 x 720 (16:9)
- iFrame 720/30p: 1280 x 720 (16:9)
- 480/30p: 640 x 480 (4:3)
- HS Movies:
- HS 480/4x: 640 x 480; 1/4x speed playback (record up
to 10 sec; playback 40 sec)
- HS 720/2x: 1280 x 720; 1/2x speed playback (record up
to 30 sec; playback 1 min)
- HS 1080/0.5x: 1920 x 1080; 2x speed playback (record up
to 2 min; playback 1 min)
Shooting Modes: Using the camera's Menu, you can
select from the following shooting modes:
- Auto: Used for general photography; allows you to
adjust a variety of settings to suit the conditions.
- Scene Auto Selector: The camera automatically selects
the optimum scene mode: Portrait (1-2 people), Portrait (3 or more people),
Landscape, Night Portrait (1-2 people), Night Portrait (3 or more people),
Night landscape, Close-up, Backlighting (subjects other than people),
Backlighting (for portraits), and Other Scenes.
- Scene: You can manually select a scene with settings optimized
for that type of scene: Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait,
Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape, Close-up,
Food, Museum, Fireworks show, Black & White Copy, Backlighting, Easy Panorama,
and Pet portrait.
- Special Effects: You can apply the following effects to
images during shooting: Soft, Nostalgic Sepia, High-contrast monochrome,
High key, Low key, Selective color, Pop, Super Vivid, Painting, Toy Camera
effect (1 & 2), Cross Process, and Mirror.
- Smart Portrait: Camera detects human faces and
automatically releases the shutter when they smile. A skin softening option
makes faces smoother.
Continuous Shooting: You can take photos one image at a
time, or multiple images in a continuous fashion while the shutter button is
pressed and held. There are several options for continuous shooting:
- Continuous H: Records a maximum of 7 full resolution
images at a rate of about 8.6 frames per second.
- Continuous L: Records a maximum of 7 full resolution
images at a rate of about 2 frames per second.
- Pre-shooting Cache: To help avoid missing the shot, a
series of photos are recorded at 11 fps while the shutter release is pressed
halfway. When the button is pressed the rest of the way, the camera saves a
maximum of 5 images, including the current image and two frames captured in
the pre-shooting cache.
- Continuous H 120: Each time the shutter release is
pressed, images are captured at a high rate of speed (about 120 fps). A
maximum of 50 VGA-sized images (640 x 480) are saved.
- Continuous H 60: Each time the shutter release is
pressed, images are captured at a high rate of speed (about 60 fps). A
maximum of 25 images (1280 x 960) are saved.
- Best Shot Selector: While the shutter release is held
down, the camera captures up to 10 images and automatically saves the
- Multi-shot 16: Each time the shutter button is pressed,
the camera captures a series of 16 images and saves them as a single image.
Frame rate is 30 fps, and the image is fixed at 2560 x 1920.
Color Options: You can record images in vivid color or save
them in monochrome. Color options include: Standard color, Vivid Color,
Black-and-white, Sepia, and Cyanotype.
Self-timer: The camera is equipped with a 10-second
self-timer for self-portraits
or a 2-second to prevent camera shake caused by pressing the shutter release
Flash: The built-in flash has a range of
1'-8" to 11' (Wide angle) and 5' to 6'-6" (Telephoto). You can choose from the following flash modes:
Auto, Auto (with Red-eye reduction), Fill Flash, Slow Sync, and Off.
Playback Menu: You can view photos one at a
time in full frame, or in a Thumbnail Playback of 4, 9, or 16 images. You can
also zoom in to magnify a single image up to 10x. When playing back movies, you
can pause/resume, rewind/advance, and adjust volume. Other playback menu options
include: Quick Retouch, D-Lighting, Red-eye Correction, Glamour Retouch, Print Order, Slide Show, Protect,
Rotate Image, Small Picture, Voice Memo, Copy (between internal memory and
memory card), Sequence Display Options, Choose Key Picture, Favorite Pictures,
and Remove from Favorites.
Power Requirements: The Coolpix S5300 is powered by the
supplied EN-EL19 rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (3.7V, 700mAh, 2.6Wh). The battery is charged in
the camera using the supplied EH-71P AC adapter and UC-E21 USB cable. The
supplied rechargeable battery will last up to approximately 180 shots or 35-40
minutes of HD movie recording on one charge. A fully-exhausted battery charges
in about 1 hour 50 minutes, using the AC adapter and 3 hours when charging
while connected to a computer.
Power Saving Function: When the camera is operated on battery power,
after several minutes of no operations,
the monitor turns off and the camera enters the Standby mode. The Auto Off mode
can be set to 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes, or 30 minutes.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
HDMI: The Coolpix S5300 has a micro-HDMI (Type D) output for
connecting the camera to an HDTV for still image and movie playback. The image
resolution of the HDMI output can be set to Auto, 480p, 720p, or 1080i. When
connected to an HDMI-CEC-compatible TV, the camera can be controlled during
playback with the TV's remote control.
Micro USB: The camera features a Micro USB connector for
connecting the supplied UC-E21 USB cable. The Micro USB port is USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
compatible, and is used for downloading your photos to your computer or
connecting to a PictBridge-compatible printer. It is also used for charging the
battery inside the camera using the supplied EH-71P AC adapter.
ViewNX2: The Nikon S5300 comes with no software
in the package. Nikon ViewNX 2 can be downloaded from the Internet. It contains the following applications:
- Nikon Transfer 2: to transfer pictures from the
camera to the computer
- ViewNX 2: for viewing, editing and printing your
- Nikon Movie Editor: for basic editing of transferred
System Requirements: Nikon ViewNX 2 software will work with
the following Windows and Macintosh Operating Systems:
- Windows: Windows 8.1, Windows 7 (SP1), Windows Vista
Windows XP (SP3)
- MAC: OS X 10.7.5, 10.8.5, 10.9