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Nikon D5300 Digital SLR with 18-55mm VR II Compact Lens Kit - Black (24.2 MP) 3.2 inch LCD

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18-55mm VR II Compact Lens Kit
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  • Capture beautifully detailed photos and full-HD movies with the 24.2-million pixel DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter for superior image quality and definition
  • Built in Wi-Fi for transmitting high quality images to a smart device for simple sharing along with built in GPS function that records location data
  • Explore your creativity with the 3.2-inch, 1037k-dot vari-angle LCD monitor with wide viewing angle
  • Nikon's new EXPEED 4 Image Processing Engine to ensure even clearer photos and movies than before with shooting in low light
  • This updated kit boasts a much smaller, lighter, retractable 18-55mm VR II kit lens, making it more comfortable than ever to carry a Digital SLR

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Colour Name: Black | Style Name: 18-55mm VR II Compact Lens Kit

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Colour: Black | Style: 18-55mm VR II Compact Lens Kit
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 10 cm ; 481 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.5 Kg
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: VBA370K003
  • ASIN: B00I3M6BVY
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 8 Jan. 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (171 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,594 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)


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Picture shows a sunny portrait view of a girl with bougainvillea.
The 24.2 Megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor delivers outstanding picture quality while capturing incredibly detailed images.

Optimised for creativity and streamlined for flexibility, the Nikon D5300 is an upper entry-level D-SLR designed to inspire spectacular photos and videos. Boasting built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, this impressive 24.2 megapixel DX-format camera lets you capture and share the magic of your world in incredible detail. With the perfect combination of a powerful image sensor, incredibly fast image-processing engine, Picture Control technology and supreme NIKKOR lenses, the D5300 takes image quality to a whole new level.

Ideal for anyone with a passion for photography, the D5300 is intelligently designed with every button and dial carefully placed for comfortable, efficient operation.

A New Level of Connectivity

As the first Nikon D-SLR to be equipped with built-in Wi-Fi, the D5300 makes it easy to share great shots while they’re still fresh. In a few simple steps you can send photos directly to any iOS or Android smart device ready to upload to Facebook, Instagram and other social networking sites[1]. The Wi-Fi function also makes it possible to control the camera remotely and preview the scene you’re shooting using the connected smart device. Enriching your sharing experience still further you can add location information to photos using the built-in GPS function, another first for a Nikon D-SLR. Recording latitude, longitude and altitude as Exif data, the clever tracking tool can also log your route, even when the camera is turned off. Perfect for those who love to travel, the tracking information can then be displayed using Nikon’s ViewNX 2 software (included) or photo sharing sites like Nikon Image Space.

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A versatile high-resolution 8.1cm vari-angle LCD monitor lets you take great shots and movies from virtually any position.
Picture shows a guitarist outdoors at night illuminated only by the ambient light.
The Expeed 4 image processing engine enables an ISO of up to 12800 to deliver brilliant shots even in poorly lit environments.

A Photographic Powerhouse

At the core of the D5300 is a 24.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor that has been designed without an optical low-pass filter (OLPF) to capture maximum image detail. Achieving amazingly rich colours and smooth, natural skin tones, fine detail like hair or feathers are captured perfectly, especially when paired with a NIKKOR lens. Such high-quality, high resolution images also ensure you can enlarge or crop your photos without losing any of the striking contrast and detail.

High Speed Performance

Working to an exceptional standard in all light conditions, High ISO capability (100-12800 and extendable up to 25600) delivers brilliant shots and sharp images of fast moving subjects even in poorly lit environments. Equipped with Nikon’s new EXPEED 4 image-processing engine, this unique system runs through countless operations at lightning-fast speeds to produce enhanced movie recordings and images with less noise and superb tonal gradation. With continuous shooting available at up to 5fps that fast-moving action shot is there for the taking.

Capture Fleeting Moments

The Nikon D5300 shares an AF system, metering sensor and scene recognition with the Nikon D7000 series, giving this camera a new level of performance and image quality. The superior accuracy of the 39-point AF system with nine cross-type sensors delivers razor sharp images by maintaining focus on even the smallest subjects however unpredictable their movements may be. Meanwhile, the 2016-pixel RGB metering sensor delivers precise metering for exact exposures and sends data to the camera’s Scene Recognition System to optimise auto exposure, focus and auto white balance immediately before the shutter is released. For closer control you can apply one of 16 scene modes, like Sports, Beach, or Snow. Selecting the mode that matches the subject or situation you’re shooting, the camera will automatically optimise shutter speed, ISO, and aperture for superior results.

A montage of four images, showing the effects of D-Lighting and Active-D-Lighting.
Active D-Lighting (top) when shooting, and
D-Lighting (bottom) when retouching, both work to preserve details in highlights and shadows.
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Continuous shooting at up to 5fps plus
D-Movie full HD video recording provide plenty of options for capturing fast-moving action.

Perfect Images with Ease

A variety of practical and innovative in-camera tools help to make the most of every shooting opportunity and ensure your pictures are captured to perfection. When facing extremely high-contrast lighting beyond the camera’s dynamic range, Nikon’s exclusive Active D-Lighting helps maintain details in the highlights without losing them in the shadows. In the most challenging conditions HDR (High Dynamic Range) simultaneously controls overexposure and underexposure to ensure well-balanced, low-noise, natural images with an extensive range of tones. After shooting you can enhance your photos still further with a range of clever retouch editing functions including the new Portrait subjects mode of the D-Lighting feature, which adjusts the exposure of human subjects while still retaining the natural ambience of a low-lit background.

Creative Images from Any Angle

Simply flip, tilt, or turn, and explore your creativity with the versatile high-resolution 8.1cm (3.2 inch), 1,037k-dot vari-angle LCD monitor. This swivel monitor gives you the ultimate freedom and flexibility to take great shots and movies from virtually any position or point of view including great self-portraits. Applying special effects like colour sketch or HDR painting to create distinctive photos and movies is made so much easier thanks to the large LCD screen. Preview your chosen effect on the high resolution monitor and adjust its intensity as you shoot.

Lights, Camera, Action

For those who want to take their creative vision to video, Nikon’s D-Movie function gives you great compositional freedom. Recording in Full HD (1080p) at frame rates up to 50/60p, this versatile camera offers superior performance. A wide range of movie applications and convenient custom controls, including Live View operation with subject-tracking AF or face-priority AF, ensure large format movie shooting at its best, even when the action speeds up. With the Nikon D5300 movies can sound as good as they look too. Thanks to the camera’s built-in stereo microphone and compatibility with Nikon’s external ME-1 Stereo Microphone, it’s easy to capture footage with crisp, clear sound. When it comes to sharing your latest creation, the HDMI output lets you connect the camera directly to an HDTV to enjoy your movies and photos in superb high-definition[2].

A montage of four images showing 1. Close-up of a guitar fret, 2. Monochrome view of a pier, 3. A seascape, 4. A portrait of a young woman.
Nikon's Picture Control System helps fine-tune parameters like sharpness, saturation and hue, while 16 Scene Modes optimise settings for particular scenes.

Uncompromising Quality

Built for photographers on the go, a new internal design structure makes the durable D5300 even more compact and lightweight than it’s predecessor. An improved grip ensures a steady hold for both Live View and viewfinder shooting, and with a newly designed pentamirror the viewfinder magnification has been increased to approximately 0.82x, making accurate composition of your shots even easier. Nikon’s superior ergonomics, clear menus, and one-touch buttons for frequently used functions make operation quick and intuitive.

Lens Kits – The Right Choices

With outstanding Nikon technologies behind every lens kit, you can feel confident that you will take amazing, high-quality photos. The D5300 is compatible with the full range of DX-format NIKKOR lenses and is available separately or in a lens-kit with the small retractable NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR II lens[3]. Whether you’re shooting fast action, taking a wide-angle group portrait in low light, or zooming in to capture distant subjects, Vibration Reduction (VR II) stabilisation enables up to 4 stops (16 times) faster shooting, helping ensure clear, blur-free images.

With intelligent design and inspiring capabilities, let your creativity soar with the intuitive D5300 from Nikon.

[1] A Wireless Mobile Utility that can be downloaded free from Google Play and iTunes must be installed on the smart device prior to use.
[2] An HDMI cable (not supplied) with a Type C connector is required.
[3] The focal length of 18-55mm has an angle of view equivalent to that of a 27-82.5mm lens in 35mm [135] format.

Box Contains

D5300 Camera Body - Black
AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm VR II Lens
EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover)
MH-24 Battery charger with UK plug
BS-1 Accessory shoe cover
DK-5 Eyepiece cap
DK-25 Rubber eyecup
BF-1B Body cap
UC-E17 USB cable
EG-CP16 Audio/Video cable
AN-DC3 Strap
View NX 2 CD
Reference CD (containing the reference manual)
Nikon Europe Service Warranty Card

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Style: Body OnlyColour: Red Verified Purchase
Buying my new DSRL, has been one of the biggest decisions I have had to make so far this year.
I have been after a "good" camera for almost a decade and when my husband finally said "Buy it for your Birthday" I was very happy to start my search.
Like a child with a free pass in a toy store I began to search and compare many of the cameras available in the market, trying to decide where to spend my money, which model would be the right choice… At the end of the day one does not spend £500 on themselves every day (or at least me). So I needed to make sure I did not make a mistake.

My search turned out confusing, gave me many headaches and at one point I almost even gave up.
There's many articles on the web to help, "Which is the best camera for you?", "Best 2016 cameras"… the list is endless.
But even though I learned bits and pieces along the way, the more I read, the more confused I was.
After a lot of research and I mean reading article after article, product reviews, cameras specs… I made my choice: D5300.

This review is not technical, nor intended to help all those professional or enthusiast that could most surely teach me more than a few things.
This review is focused on all those customers who are after a good camera and do not know which one to choose.
Maybe my weeks search, and own experience, can help others make their choices a bit less daunting.

STEP 1 - Any brand or preference?
I looked at Fujifilm, Canon, Nikon and ended up searching for Nikon due to its track record of delivering solid cameras and lenses.

STEP 2 -What do you want your camera for? Any must haves?
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By Mr Baz #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 11 Jun. 2014
Style: 18-55mm VR II Compact Lens KitColour: Black
The D5300 is an update to the previous D5200 model, it 's not a revolution over the previous model but it is quite well featured in most respects, though for heavy flash users you might want to step up to the D7000/7100 which offer more functionality

It's a nice compact body, and a good introduction to photography.
A quick summary of the good and weaker areas

+ Very good image quality from the 24mp CMOS sensor, no optical low pass filter makes for sharper images with a bit more resolution
+ Impressive 39 point AF system with 9 cross type sensors
+ Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS
+ 3.2" LCD screen with a meaty 1.04M dots very sharp and clear as well as articulated
+ 5fps is quite fast (buffer is about 8-9 shots Raw, about the same jpeg no so big but ok)
+ Good full HD movie mode with audio control and mic input, sharp and clear video (some moire at times though)
+ Has MLU (mirror lock up) useful for macro and longer focal lengths
+ Good Auto ISO settings you can set a min shutter speed, or let it work on focal length (ie increase speed to match focal length used or reduce it for wider angle lenses) You can even tune it to faster or slower speeds.
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Style: 18-140mm VR Lens KitColour: Black Verified Purchase
Amazing. I'm a photographer who loves the versatility of a DSLR, it's lenses and options but am not a photographer who pores over images in post-production or tweaks every last setting on the camera. I need something that functions well, quickly and is easy to understand so when I have the time (and inclination) to amend settings and play about I can without poring over the manual but at other times I can just pick up and shoot and know I'm going to get a good result. This camera does that and more.

I upgraded from the D5100 which I thought I didn't really have any complaints about except auto focus speed in low light, this has blown me away. The AF speed is significantly improved on the D5100 and I while I had no complaints about image quality the improvement in the D5300 is noticeable. WiFi and GPS has proved more useful than I had thought and as I always have my phone with me then I don't need to worry about remembering a remote control.

The controls are well laid out and easy to master, the screen lovely and bright and clear. I have "tweaked" things far more in the D5300 just because the layout is much easier and the screen display much more intuitive, I can easily understand what the impact of a change I've made to aperture or shutter is on the exposure or image which I never really quite mastered on the D5100. If I don't like it it is simple to revert back. The preset dials and improved layout/larger screen are a joy to use.

The 18-140mm is a cracking lens for the kit and price. It has replaced my 18-55DX and 55-200DX which sat alongside my 70-300FX lens.. The AF speed of the 18-140 and the versatility of the lens is far better than the twin kit I got with the D5100.
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