Nikon D5300
B

Based on 91 reviews

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  • Great for beginners
  • Good quality pictures
  • Better than the D5200
  • Few more bells and whistles
  • AF-P lenses are amazing

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Loving This Camera!!
I love this camera! I am just a beginner who finally decided to take the plunge and get a DSLR. I went back and forth between this and a Canon T4i and finally chose this after a lot of research and reading tons of reviews. I mostly liked how small and comfortable it is, and the reviews seem to point...
5/5
Karengail
7 years ago
amazon.com
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Nikon D5300 Review
Like its predecessor, the D5300 is a well-rounded camera that delivers excellent image quality, and as such it's our new Editors' Choice for entry-level D-SLRs. The Nikon D5300 D-SLR is a modest upgrade from the previous model, but it's just as worthy, making it our Editors' Choice for entry-level D-SLRs. Sign up for Lab Report to get the latest reviews and top product advice delivered right to your inbox
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Jim Fisher
3 months ago
pcmag.com
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It came!!! My new Z6II and 24-50mm glass! Thank you to everyone who convinced me to go mirrorless!
The EVF is amazing. Also, the raw files off of my Z camera are just gorgeous. On my Nikon D5300 they were good but very flat, obviously required tweaking to make them right. On the Z, the colors even in RAW are just incredible, seems so accurate plus gives you the flexibility to edit how you want.
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Sethdrew_
reddit.com/r/Nikon
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Very happy with my upgrade from D3200 to the D5300
I bought this to replace my D3200 which has nothing wrong it. I was originally going to sell it but decided to keep it to use for my telephoto lens, I now do not have to take the chance of fouling up my camera or lenses. This has a couple more bells and whistles along with satellite location and Wi-...
5/5
Mike
1 year ago
amazon.com
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Split between a DSLR upgrade or better glass for wildlife photography. [with current setup picture samples]
But you don’t need to upgrade all the way to a brand new D5600 or better. With your upgrade budget you could get (say) a used D5300 off eBay and still have enough left over to afford a good lens. Just a thought (and I’d still say that if you’re only getting one, get the lens). Among the lenses you’re looking at, I’d definitely recommend the Nikon 200-500.
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QuokkaSpiritAnimal
reddit.com/r/AskPhotography
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Awesome camera
I bought one of these a few years back and it's a great camera. I just threw it in Auto and started taking pictures that were super clear. Bonus feature, the wifi connectivity. The app on the phone can be used to not only preview and download pictures but it can also be used to see what the camera i...
5/5
Jonah S.
1 year ago
amazon.com
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Looking to buy a camera of my own. Currently using my mom's Nikon D50. I have a Nikon lens that I can use.
No reason at all to get locked into the Nikon system (and I am a Nikon user). I would highly recommend looking at Mirrorless. Either Fuji or Olympus. You can get a lot more camera than a D5300.
Great for Beginners and for Pros
I had a passion for photography since high school. 2years of classes. Where I fell in love with photography The Camera though is very great. Once I got my lens. The photos I took were crystal clear. Right now I only have the one lens. Still waiting on my zoom lens. I'm looking forward to doing natur...
5/5
Robert
4 years ago
amazon.com
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Will this 58mm filter work on the 72mm Nikon Z 24-70 F4?
The vignetting would be absolutely horrendous, and you'd be cropping your images so much you'd be better off with the APS-C sensor in your D5300. By way of example: The 72mm filter has a surface area of 412.5mm², whereas the 58mm filter only has a surface area of 267.6mm².
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Callum_CJT
reddit.com/r/Nikon
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Second purchase - speaks for itself
I switched to Nikon about 10 years ago and have been sold ever since. This purchase was my second one of this D5300 model. I am very impressed with the features and the quality of the photos. I used this camera body exclusively when going to air shows because of the amazing auto focus features and s...
5/5
Capt Pierce
3 years ago
amazon.com
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Specs

Model Name

Nikon D5300

Brand

Nikon

Form Factor

Compact

Skill Level

Professional