Updated 25 Oct 2017

Nikon

D5300 (with 18-55mm lens)

Snapshot: The Nikon D5300 (with 18-55mm lens) DSLR has an APS-C CMOS sensor, can shoot full HD video, and has an optical viewfinder. But how's the image quality?

D5300 (with 18-55mm lens)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1499

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Test results

Overall score
67
Image quality
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Screen
?/10
Video quality
?/10
Flash
?/10

Good points

  • OK image quality.
  • Good screen.
  • Good viewfinder.
  • OK video quality.
  • OK flash.
  • Has a high resolution articulated monitor.
  • Can shoot full-HD video and manually focus.

But

No obvious bad points.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Image quality (40%): Unless otherwise stated the cameras are set to full automatic function – including exposure, white balance and focus – with maximum resolution and image quality setting in JPEG.
Ease of use (40%): An evaluation of the manual, viewfinder, monitor, data transfer, shutter delay, inserting/removing memory, changing settings, controls and batteries.
Screen (10%): A rating of image quality of the screen, and the difference between the height and width displayed and what is recorded on the final image.
Video quality (10%): A rating of the quality of short video clips.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$1499
Type
DSLR

More test results

Viewfinder
7.9

Specifications

Megapixels (MP)
24
Battery type
Lithium-ion
Sensor
APS-C CMOS
ISO range
100 - 12800
Optical zoom
3.06
Aperture range
3.5 - 5.6
Zoom range
29 - 84
Shutter range
1/4000 - 30
Dimensions (cm)
126 x 80 x 100
Weight (g)
571
Depth (mm)
80
Memory card
SDHC, SDXC

Features

Water resistant
No
RAW support
GPS tagging
PASM modes
Manual focus option

Monitor

Monitor size (inches)
3.2
Monitor pixels
1,037,000
Touchscreen
×
Articulated monitor

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
Optical
Viewfinder pixels
-

Video

Video
1920 x 1080
Microphone input

Flash

Flash type
Pop-up automatic
Connection for external flash

More info

Notes

Tested with a AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR lens. Optical zoom and closest focal distance varies, depending on the lens.