Nikon D5300 Digital Camera User’s Manual

Meet the first in an exciting new generation of Wi-Fi enabled, ultra-high-resolution Nikon HDSLRs: the D5300. With built-in Wi-Fi for photo sharing to your smartphone or tablet, GPS and mapping, a cutting edge 24.2-megapixel image sensor, an extra-large swiveling Vari-angle LCD and more, D5300 brings an outstanding new level of image quality and capabilities in a compact, ergonomic design. Pair it with any NIKKOR lens—like the outstanding AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR kit lens – and unleash the full potential of its innovative image sensor. Your photos will be richer, truer to life than most photos you’ve seen. HD video will have a stunning cinematic look, a level of sharpness and clarity that ignites on ultra-high-resolution tablets, laptops and TVs. And the first time you use your smartphone or tablet to instantly share photos from the D5300, you’ll realize the game has truly changed.


Getting to Know the Camera

“Point-and-Shoot” Modes (Auto and Auto (flash off))

Framing Photos in the Monitor
Recording Movies

Matching Settings to the Subject or Situation (Scene Mode)

The Mode Dial
Other Scenes

Special Effects

Night Vision
Color Sketch
Toy Camera Effect
Miniature Effect
Selective Color
High Key
Low Key
HDR Painting
Options Available in Live View

P, S, A, and M Modes

Mode P (Programmed Auto)
Mode S (Shutter-Priority Auto)
Mode A (Aperture-Priority Auto)
Mode M (Manual)
Exposure Compensation

Location Data

Embedding Location Data in Photos and Movies


What Wi-Fi Can Do for You
Accessing the Camera
Camera Menus
Menu Options

ViewNX 2

Installing ViewNX 2
Using ViewNX 2

Technical Notes

Compatible Lenses
Other Accessories
Caring for the Camera
Caring for the Camera and Battery: Cautions
Error Messages

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