The Nikon D5300 is a reflex camera with APS-C (1.5x) sensor and 24.2 megapixels manufactured from 2013 to 2015 (discontinued). The range of sensitivities, including ISO extension, is 100 - 25600 ISO and it has a continuous shooting (burst mode) of 5 FPS. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 645 €;
87 users have given it an average vote of 9.3 out of 10
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Pros:tilting display, GPS, ergonomics, sharpness (sensor without AA filter), build quality, photo quality, decent battery life
Cons:decent but not phenomenal battery life, not suitable for making video, slow live view, almost ridiculous buffering, no internal AF engine, viewfinder covers only 95%, no preview of depth of field, a single configurable button, shutter that does not go beyond 1/4000s
Opinion:This was my first REFLEX and 4 years later and almost 50,000 shots if I found it used and at a good price I think I would buy it back, although at this point not so much for the quality of the image (still good if you do not go beyond ISO 3200, with the necessary limitations, especially if you use the optics supplied in the kit ...) but for its ergonomics - in fact, even compared to the D5600, which I recently bought, it seems to be more comfortable and robust. The battery life is good but not great (if you shoot in small bursts with the 70-300mm AF-P VR, you can get to more than 1600-1900 shots with a single battery charge, a little less if you turn it off and turn it back on all the time - on the first use I managed to take about 900 shots - but this depends on many factors, not least that of the state in which the battery is located), but it lasts a little (on the 400-600 shots) if you activate the GPS. Speaking of the latter, I usually find it accurate and reliable, all the files I need have the tag and I did not encounter the problem of missing information... of course, it takes a while to get into operation every time you activate it, but it seems to do its duty. I don't think it's necessary, as someone said, to go to the Nikon site to update satellite positioning information every 15-30 days because otherwise it doesn't hook them up, that's simply not true from my experience – it just serves for more accurate detection. Now, the two biggest problems for me are the slow live view and the fact that the viewfinder covers are 95% of the scene. Here's what I mean by "slow lv": when you frame a subject, if you press the shutter button, if it is not yet in focus it takes a few moments to "hook it", then the mirror drops (0.2-0.4 seconds), then it goes back (another 0.2-0.4 seconds)... but I have partly "solved" by putting the shooting mode on "continuous H". Unfortunately, nothing can be done about the viewfinder, it is usually not a problem but in some cases it is. To know, I would probably have oriented myself to a D7200. The limited buffer is unfortunately another big problem, at least if you try to photograph moving objects and want to get closer to naturalistic photography; it fills up in 2-3 seconds and you can no longer shoot until it empties. As for the videos, it is not the most suitable camera since it overheats in live view, but I do not make many videos so patience. Another downside of this camera is that it does not have the internal focus engine, which would have allowed the use of AF-D lenses and other optics produced in the 1980s. The adjustable display is really useful for selfies or vlogs, or when you want to shoot something at an unusual angle, but frankly I find it easier to use the viewfinder and lower myself so that you have the desired frame. The lack of a more suitable shutter can be felt if you use a TA light fixed, which can be overcome using a good filter, but, in short, forget to use an f/1.4 or even an f/1.8 without if you want to do it in broad daylight. In addition, a button for previewing the depth of field would have been very useful; now that I'm a slightly more experienced photographer, I don't particularly miss it, though. It has only one configurable button, then, but now I have become accustomed to how it is made and even here, I do not particularly miss it. The quality of jpegs is very good and all in all if you shoot in conditions that allow the use of ISO 100, you can not want more. The high ISO seal is good but not great, and unfortunately, in the 4 years I have used the machine, I have had many situations where better sensitivity would have benefited. ISO 3200: acceptable, but the noise is already noticeable, and this with a good fix. ISO 6400: Almost unusable files for me. Rating: 9.
Pros:sensor up to 800 iso, easel detail, exciting GPS (but consuming batteries like a Libyan mig 23 chased by the Americans).
Cons:if you have to use it at easel you have to select the self-portrait with each shot ... in the end you feel like crying... battery when inserting gps, autofocus with little light, useless wifi for shots... it freezes, you lose, etc....
Opinion:I dedicate a review to her because she is one of the few who took home the photos in any condition... it hadn't happened to me in a long time.. I bought it broken on ebay and with a weld I found myself a gorgeous sensor.. which I think is that of the D7100 .... the af points during the day allow you to use it in an emergency as a tip and shoot... the perfect flash exposure.. and GPS is a convenience i've been used to since the Sony A77.
Pros:Complete if you start shooting, good RAW files (Nikon has always been good, as far as I see), price used absolutely competitive, comfortable
Cons:Quite limited if you plan to make many videos (on the other hand there are ml for this), the sensor area overheats a lot in video (and not the screen)
Opinion:Premise. I didn't buy this machine to learn. For the first steps I took an old D3000 (limited time). However, at the used prices that are there today, I would definitely choose this one. It makes honest videos, not great but to have fun it's not bad. Very good RAW file quality, if you shoot in bad light conditions, the file comes to you and this is not a fact to be detractd. It's a reflex that I loved but I also hated it. If you always stay on the basic optics and maybe aspire to something more than just photos with friends, here you start to feel some limitations. In my opinion you have to buy at least one wide-angle to have serious fun with this machine and learn almost everything there is to know. If you want to make more serious videos (perhaps for some customers) forget it. The AF of the video machine is not reliable and also the points are few (only 39). Quality not so high as to justify compensation (in my opinion, but I am a hypercritic). Surely I would take her on the road for photos with the certainty that she does not abandon me or puts me in serious trouble (I was satisfied by the photos I made when I took her to Barcelona). Surely, once purchased, I recommend at least to take a fixed optics or a very bright wide angle. Forget about shooting in a live view, too slow. For the rest, well there is the 7xxx series or the Nikon FF. Ps. Too bad video quality is so limited despite such a comfortable screen. TO BUY IF YOU'RE A NOVICE, THAT'S SAFE.
Cons:screen overheats a lot when you are in live view, battery that lasts very little, GPS that works sometimes
Opinion:I bought this camera more or less czech and I have to say that I did well to buy it apart for some flaws. I have to say that it makes great photos even in automatic mode, although the best thing to do is shoot in manual mode. The autofocus by day is very fast but in the evening it is a little too slow and sometimes, always in the evening, it does not recognize the faces. The battery is one of its weak points because after about 300-400 clicks it runs out, so it's better to buy another replacement battery or battery grip and with that you can do even 800 shots without problems. The display has a great resolution is comfortable because it is also articulated, although you have to be careful when it is open because it is very fragile. if you use it in live view mode, especially when making videos, after just 5 minutes the screen starts to overheat. I bought this camera with in matched the 18-55 mm. The lens is the worst there can be, of shoddy materials because after 5 months it has already broken and I changed it with a Sigma C 17-70 mm F/2.8-4 and you can not even issue compared to what they give you in combination. In general the machine is very versatile great for those who are novice, bad for those who are a semi-professional. If you buy it know that you need some extra accessories to make it perfect.
Pros:Sensor, ergonomics, weight, quality of files even at high ISO, robustness, GPS integrated, wifi
Cons:Few configurable buttons (one!), Menu a bit 'cumbersome, live view slow, pentaspecchio (no pentaprism), no engine af in the car
Opinion:Taken second-hand (practically unused) to replace a Fuji xt-10.I wanted to regret the jpg ready to use Fuji and instead, despite the sensor a bit 'old, I had to change his mind: it's a still great car capable of producing high quality photos with a dynamic range of absolutely high level already with the 18-55 and with very little noise up to 6400 iso.Ergonomia perfect for me since it offers an excellent grip combined with a low weight and size equal to that of a mirrorless without having the defects (the usual: small body, small keys and unbalance between the camera body and mounted lenses). Even after hours that you carry around not tired.The AF is very good, fast and accurate in 99% of the cases and 39 points are more than good though obviously the sports photo is not his bread also because of the limited 5fps burst. The adjustable screen is very comfortable, robust and helps not just for the most difficult shots while the viewfinder, despite not is a pentaprism (unfortunately% 29 is not too dark and I definitely prefer it to an evf (at least to that of Fuji that in itself was not bad at all). With this 5300 frankly I do not see the advantage of using a mirrorless if not to play with vintage lenses, which I did and I find it fun but that leaves a little 'time that finds. I do not think I'll get tired so soon because for my needs as a simple enthusiast it offers everything you need and even more with very high level performances. if I had to change it I would orient myself on a seire 7xxxx only for the pentaprism and the af in the car to be able to use any Nikon lens: for the perfect rest!
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