LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon D5300 has a Fully Articulated 3.2″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,037k dots. The Nikon D5300's 3.2″ screen is larger than average and its resolution is up to the class standarts.
For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Nikon D5300 will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
D5300 has a built-in Optical (pentamirror) viewfinder. The viewfinder has a coverage of 95% and a magnification ratio of 0.55x. 95% coverage means that what you see in your viewfinder while shooting will slightly be different from the actual image.
Max Shutter speed
Nikon D5300 can shoot continuously at max speed of 5 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
D5300 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Nikon D5300 features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 39 focus points and 9 of these sensors are of Cross-type. Cross-type sensors locks focus faster and more accurate compared to single type sensors.
Nikon D5300 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Nikon D5300, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60,50,30,25,24 fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Nikon D5300 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
D5300 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Nikon D5300 also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Connectivity and Storage
Thanks to the built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity feature, Nikon D5300 lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our D5300. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect D5300 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Nikon D5300 is powered by EN-EL14,EN-EL14a battery which provides a shooting life of 600 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR type cameras is 884 shots, Nikon D5300 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend D5300 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Entry-Level DSLR Cameras
Pentax K-x with its 1900shots is the model with longest battery life among Entry-Level DSLR cameras. Check the comparison of Nikon D5300 vs Pentax K-x or take a look at Longest Battery Life DSLR cameras list.
Nikon D5300 Features Compared to Main Competitors
You can download Nikon D5300's User Manual here
Current Lowest price for Nikon D5300 is $467.75