Playback, Editing And Printing
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
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
Focus Modes: You can choose from the
following autofocus and manual focus modes:
- Auto-servo AF (AF-A): Camera automatically selects single-servo
autofocus if subject is stationary, and continuous-servo autofocus if
subject is moving.
- Single-servo Autofocus (AF-S): For stationary subjects.
Focus locks when shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
- Continuous-servo Autofocus (AF-C): For moving subjects.
Camera focuses continuously while shutter release button is pressed halfway.
- Manual (M): Manual focus is available for lenses that do not
support autofocus (non-AF Nikkor lenses) or when autofocus does not produce
the desired results.
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:
- Single Point: You select the focus area manually and the camera
focuses on the subject in the selected focus area only. The selection can be
made from any one of the eleven AF spot sensors.
- Dynamic Area (9, 21, or 39 AF points): In AF-A and AF-C modes, user selects
focus point manually but camera will focus based on information from
surrounding focus points if subject briefly leaves the selected point. In
AF-S focus mode, you select the focus point manually.
- Auto Area: Camera automatically detects subject and selects focus
- 3D-Tracking: In AF-A and AF-C focus modes, you select
the focus point using the multi-selector. If subject moves after camera has
focused, camera uses 3D tracking to select new focus point and keep focus
locked on original subject while shutter release pressed halfway. If subject
leaves viewfinder, you will need to remove finger from shutter release
button and recompose photo with subject in the selected focus point.
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
- Single Frame: The camera takes one photograph each time the
shutter release button is pressed.
- Continuous L (low speed): The camera records photographs up to
frames per second while the shutter release button is held down.
- Continuous H (high speed): The camera records photographs up to
frames per second while the shutter release button is held down.
- Self-timer: This mode can be used to reduce camera shake or for
self-portraits. The shutter is released about 10 seconds after
shutter-release button is pressed depending on setting.
- Delayed Remote: Shutter is released 2 seconds after the
shutter release button on the optional ML-L3 remote is pressed.
- Quick-response Remote: Shutter is released when the
shutter release button on the optional ML-L3 remote is pressed.
- Quiet Shutter Release: The camera takes a single
photograph, as in Single Frame mode, except that the camera makes no shutter
sound when shooting or beep when focusing.
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
Metering: You can choose from the following Metering Modes
to determine how the camera sets exposure:
- Matrix: Produces natural results in most situations.
Camera uses 420-pixel RGB sensor to meter a wide area of the frame and set
exposure according to tone distribution, color, composition, and with
type G or D lenses, range information. (See 3D Color Matrix Metering II
above). With other CPU lenses, the camera uses color matrix metering II,
which does not include 3D range information.
- Center-weighted: The camera meters the entire frame but assigns
greatest weight to center area.
- Spot: The camera meters exposure in active focus point only. This
ensures that the subject will be correctly exposed, even when background is
much brighter or darker.
Mode Dial on the top of the camera offers a wide choice of shooting modes,
organized in 4 groups:
- Auto Modes: For simple, point-and-shoot photography:
Auto and Auto (flash off).
- P, S, A, and M Modes: For full control over camera
settings: Programmed Auto, Shutter-Priority Auto, Aperture-priority Auto,
- Scene Modes: The camera automatically optimizes
settings to suit the scene selected: Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports,
Close up, Other Scenes (Night Portrait, Night Landscape, Party/Indoor,
Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Pet Portrait, Candlelight, Blossom, Autumn
Colors, and Food.
- Special Effects: You can choose from the following special
effects for still images and movies: Night Vision, Color Sketch, Toy Camera
Effect, Selective Color, Silhouette, High Key, Low Key, and HDR Painting.
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
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
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
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:
- Starting Time: Now or at an entered time (clock must be
- Interval: 1 second to 24 hours
- Number of Intervals: 1 to 999 times
Note: Use of a tripod is recommended during interval timer
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-400, and SB-R200.
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:
- Autofocus: AF-C Priority selection, Number of focus
points, Built-in AF-assist illuminator, Rangefinder
- Exposure: EV steps for exposure control
- Timers/AE Lock: Shutter-release button AE-L, Auto off timers, Self timer, Remote on duration
- Shooting/Display: Beep, Viewfinder grid display, ISO display, File number sequence, Exposure delay mode, Print date
- Bracketing/Flash: Flash control for built-in flash, Auto bracketing set
- Controls: Assign function button, Assign AE-L/AF-L button, Reverse dial rotation, Slot empty release lock, Reverse indicators
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.
Playback, Editing And PrintingFunctions
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
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
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
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,
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
Supported Operating Systems: The supplied software can be used with
computers running the following operating systems:
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP (except 64-bit versions)
- Macintosh: Mac OS X version 10.8 or 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6