Nikon D5300 Review

September 30, 2019
                         

Nikon D5300 takes the position of D5200, positioned between the entry level D3200 and D7100 according to the company’s pecking order. The Nikon D5300 DSLR camera reviewed features a 24 MP sensor, an articulated rear LCD and more physical controls compared to Nikon D3200. This camera however lacks the twin –dial interface as well as professional-grade AF system of D7100. It is ergonomically, fractionally lighter and somehow smaller than its predecessor. It also lacks an anti-aliasing filter but offers a beefed-up video mode capable of 1080/60p HD video.

When we combine this with the slightly widened 3.2” fully-articulated 1.04 million-dot LCD screen makes the Nikon D5300 camera attractive to videographers and photographers. It is also built-in Wi-Fi and GPS and offers 600 shots battery life when you compare to 500 shots of Nikon D5200.

Design

In terms of design, Nikon D5300 review shows that this camera is ergonomic with controls. It has a slightly larger screen on the rear of the camera and almost the same controls as those of the Nikon D5300 and a set of external controls. It also features a fully-articulated 3.2” LCD screen that is essential for live as well as movie shooting.

It has the 4-way controller on the back whose function is to move the active focus point among the 39 total options found in its viewfinder. However, this device doesn’t have a touchscreen as compared to some of its competitors. It is plastic in design, solid and without flexing and creaking. This camera is categorised with Canon EOS Rebel T5i and the Pentax K-50. It also features 1037k-pixel screen which is clean and bright but is overwhelmed by direct sunlight. In addition, it has a small, built-in flash that usually pops up from the top of the viewfinder when you press the button. It has a standard hot shoe that allows the use of flashes from Nikon and other manufacturers.

Optics

We have the new Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (Vibration Reduction) kit lens in the Nikon D5300 DSLR review. The 7.8x zoom lens has a 335mm-equivalent focal length range of approximately 27-210mm because of the 1.5x ‘crop factor’ which provides more telephoto reach than the normal 3x kit lens. It has fairly good sharpness and contrast across much of the frame at full angle and f/8. It has an effective 24.2-million pixels and has a Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass-filter. It also features the latest high-performance ECXPEED 4 image-processing engine.

Videography

In terms of videography of Nikon D5300 DSLR camera review, this camera is capable of shooting HD video at up to 60 frames per second. These are seemingly smoother, more realistic videos which look better when viewed on big screen compared to 30fps of other competitors like the Canon T5i. It however has an overwhelming sound quality when the videographer speaks while shooting videos. It easily overwhelms the small stereo mic in front of the flash shoe making the mic not to pick up sound from the camera well. It also picks up noise from the zoom lens’s autofocus mechanism.

It has a D-Movie function that supports recording of 1920 x 1080/60p movies. When we combine NIKKOR lenses, effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels and EXPEED 4 image-processing engine gives high quality movies with excellent resolution.

Audio

Nikon D5300 DSLR camera reviewed features built-in stereo microphone, zoom microphone, stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter) – supports optional ME-1 stereo Microphone.

Battery

The Nikon D5300 DSLR camera has a rechargeable one EN-EL14a Li-ion battery. The battery has a capacity of 1800mAh and is replaceable. It has a long lasting life and has a battery indicator level.

Features

The Nikon D5300 camera is the first Nikon product to offer built-in wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) and GPS features. This is essential as the in-built LAN (Wi-Fi) allows the sharing of high-quality images captured whereas the GPS lets you retrieve the routes taken on outdoor activities via the log feature which is part of the GPS feature. It also has mini USB ports.

Conclusion

With this Nikon D5300 DSLR camera reviews, we note that the camera has few performance improvements when we compare to D5200. Some of added features like the 1080p/60fps video capture and the in-built Wi-Fi and GPS add a lot of spice to beat the likes of Canon T5i.