Nikon D5300: 24MP APS-C DSLR

By Andrew Hudson Published: October 17, 2013 Updated: November 26, 2013

Less than a year after introducing the D5200, Nikon has announced an improved model, the D5300. An entry-level camera, the D5300 is notable for being the first Nikon SLR camera to offer built-in Wi-Fi and GPS functions.

“The best image quality and definition in its class.”
Nikon press release

D5300 vs. D5200

Improvements include:

  • Available in three colors: black, red, and gray
  • No optical low pass filter
  • Improved image processor (EXPEED 4 vs. EXPEED 3)
  • Larger LCD monitor (3.2" 1,037k-Dot vs. 3.0" 921k-Dot)
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
  • Better video (1080/60p vs 1080/60i)
  • One ounce (25 g) lighter

The pricing is similar, at $799 for the body.


  • 24.2MP DX-Format (APS-C) CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 4 Image Processor
  • No Optical Low-Pass Filter
  • 3.2" 1,037k-Dot Vari-Angle LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and GPS Connectivity
  • Continuous Shooting up to 5 fps
  • 39-Point Multi-CAM 4800DX AF Sensor
  • Expandable Sensitivity to ISO 25600
  • Active D-Lighting and Built-in HDR


Sources: Nikon. Image credit: Nikon.

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