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Nikon Digital SLR Camera D5300 Specifications

Type
Type of camera
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount
Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Effective angle of view
Nikon DX format; focal length equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX-format angle of view
Effective pixels
Effective pixels
24.2 million
Image sensor
Image sensor
23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels
24.78 million
Dust-reduction system
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data
(optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Storage
Image size (pixels)
  • 6000 x 4000 [L]
  • 4496 x 3000 [M]
  • 2992 x 2000 [S]
File format
  • NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, compressed
  • JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8), or basic (approx. 1:16) compression
  • NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Media
SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
File system
DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage
Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
Magnification
Approx. 0.82x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint
18 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment
-1.7 to +1.0 m-1
Focusing screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Reflex mirror
Quick return
Lens aperture
Instant return, electronically controlled
Lens
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 , 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 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time
Flash sync speed
X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower
Release
Release modes
(single frame), (continuous low speed), (continuous high speed), (quiet shutter release), (self-timer), (delayed remote; ML-L3), (quick-response remote; ML-L3), interval timer photography supported
Frame advance rate
  • Up to 3 fps
  • Up to 5 fps (JPEG and 12-bit NEF/RAW) or 4 fps (14-bit NEF/RAW)
    Note: Frame rates assume continuous-servo AF, manual or shutter priority auto exposure, a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, Release selected for Custom Setting a1 (AF-C priority selection), and other settings at default values
Self-timer
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures
Exposure
Metering mode
TTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor
Metering method
  • Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G, E and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)
  • Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame
  • Spot: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Range
(ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)
  • Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV
  • Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV
Exposure meter coupling
CPU
Exposure modes
Auto modes (auto; auto [flash off]); programmed auto with flexible program (); shutter-priority auto (); aperture-priority auto (); manual (); scene modes ( portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait; night landscape; party/indoor; beach/snow; sunset; dusk/dawn; pet portrait; candlelight; blossom; autumn colors; food); special effects modes ( night vision; color sketch; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key; HDR painting)
Exposure compensation
Can be adjusted by -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV in , , and modes
Exposure bracketing
3 shots in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Exposure lock
Luminosity locked at detected value with () button
ISO sensitivity
(Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 100 to 12800 in steps of 1/3 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, or 1 EV
(ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 12800; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting
Auto, extra high, high, normal, low, off
ADL bracketing
2 shots
Focus
Autofocus
Nikon Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensor), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3 m/1 ft 8 in. to 9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range
-1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
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 modes
Single-point AF, 9-, 21- or 39-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing () button
Flash
Built-in flash
, , , , , , , , : Auto flash with auto pop-up
, , , , : Manual pop-up with button release
Guide number
Approx. 12/39, 13/43 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
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 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 to +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
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
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
Sync terminal
AS-15 Sync Terminal Adapter (available separately)
White balance
White balance
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning
White balance bracketing
3 shots in steps of 1
Live View
Lens servo
  • Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F)
  • Manual focus (MF)
AF-area modes
Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Autofocus
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Automatic scene selection
Available in and modes
Retouch menu
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, Side-by-side comparison
Movie
Metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Metering method
Matrix
Frame size (pixels)
and frame rate
  • 1920 x 1080; 60p (progressive)/50p/30p/25p/24p, ★high/normal
  • 1280 x 720; 60p/50p, ★high/normal
  • 640 x 424; 30p/25p, ★high/normal
  •  Frame rates of 30p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps) and 60p (actual frame rate 59.94 fps) are available when NTSC is selected for video mode; 25p and 50p are available when PAL is selected for video mode; actual frame rate when 24p is selected is 23.976 fps
File format
MOV
Video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format
Linear PCM
Audio recording device
Built-in or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Maximum length
29 min. 59 s (20 min. in 1920 x 1080; 60p/50p, 3 min. in miniature mode)
ISO sensitivity
ISO 100 to 12800; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 12800
Monitor
Monitor
8.1-cm/3.2-in.(3:2), approx. 1037k-dot (720 x 480 x 3 = 1,036,800 dots), vari-angle TFT monitor with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment
Playback
Playback
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 12, or 80 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, auto image rotation picture rating, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
Interface
USB
Hi-Speed USB
Video output
NTSC, PAL
HDMI output
Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Accessory terminal
  • Wireless remote controllers: WR-1, WR-R10 (available separately)
  • Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately)
  • GPS units: GP-1/GP-1A (available separately)
Audio input
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter); supports optional ME-1 Stereo Microphone
Wireless
Standards
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Communications protocols
  • IEEE 802.11b: DSSS/CCK
  • IEEE 802.11g: OFDM
Operating frequency
2412 to 2462 MHz (channels 1 to 11)
Range (line of sight)
Approximately 30 m/98 ft (assumes no interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles)
Data rate
54 Mbps; maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard; Actual rates may differ
Security
  • Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
  • Encryption: AES
Wireless setup
Supports WPS
Access protocols
Infrastructure
Location data
Receiving frequency
1575.42 MHz (C/A code)
Geodesics
WGS84
Supported languages
Supported languages
Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power source
Battery
One EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
AC adapter
EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5A Power Connector (available separately)
Tripod socket
Tripod socket
1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions/weight
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
Approx. 125 x 98 x 76 mm (49.2 x 3.9 x 3 in.)
Weight
Approx. 530 g/1 lb 2.7 oz with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 480 g/1 lb 0.9 oz (camera body only)
Operating environment
Temperature
0 to 40°C/32 to 104°F
Humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
Accessories
Supplied accessories
(may differ by country or area)
EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-24 Battery Charger, DK-5 Eyepiece Cap, DK-25 Rubber Eyecup, UC-E17 USB Cable, EG-CP16 Audio Video Cable, AN-DC3 Camera Strap, BF-1B Body Cap, BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
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  • Images in viewfinders, on LCDs and monitors shown in this brochure are simulated.

Memory card capacity

The following table shows the approximate number of pictures that can be stored on a 16 GB SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I card at different image quality and size settings.

Image quality
Image size
File size*1
No. of images*1
Buffer capacity*2
NEF (RAW), Compressed, 14-bit
-
23.8 MB
437
6
NEF (RAW), Compressed, 12-bit
-
19.0 MB
524
13
JPEG fine
Large
Medium
Small
12.0 MB
7.4 MB
3.8 MB
1000
1700
3300
100
100
100
JPEG normal
Large
Medium
Small
6.3 MB
3.8 MB
2.0 MB
2000
3300
6300
100
100
100
JPEG basic
Large
Medium
Small
2.7 MB
1.9 MB
1.0 MB
3900
6500
12100
100
100
100
  • *1All figures are approximate. Results will vary with card type, camera settings, and scene recorded.
  • *2Maximum number of exposures that can be stored in memory buffer at ISO 100. Drops when long exposure noise reduction, auto distortion control, or print date is on.

Approved memory cards

The following SD memory cards have been tested and approved for use in the D5300. Cards with class 6 or faster write speeds are recommended for movie recording. Recording may end unexpectedly when cards with slower write speeds are used.

SD memory cards
SDHC memory cards*2
SDXC memory cards*3
SanDisk
2 GB*1
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
64 GB
Toshiba
Panasonic
4 GB, 6 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB,
16 GB, 24 GB, 32 GB
48 GB, 64 GB
Lexar Media
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
-
Platinum II
64 GB
Professional
64 GB, 128 GB
Full-HD Video
-
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB
-
  • *1Check that any card readers or other devices with which the card will be used support 2 GB cards.
  • *2Check that any card readers or other devices with which the card will be used are SDHC-compliant. The camera supports UHS-I.
  • *3Check that any card readers or other devices with which the card will be used are SDXC-compliant. The camera supports UHS-I.