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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Camera with Some nice new features

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    I have owned a Nikon D5000 for a couple of years and really wanted to upgrade to WiFi and GPS. I researched and found out the D5300 had the GPS which was eliminated form the newer mode so I opted for this one over the newer version. Though I do not use the Kit lens that much I did decide on getting the one with the lens over body only as the new 18-55 Kit lens is changed a bit and collapses down to be more compact for travel. The camera is loaded with features and suffice to say you are best to just read up on them. A couple that I like over the D5000 I had: 1. GPS is nice as it tags photo location. It works well and I haven't had any issues with it. 2. The WiFi works well and the app d nice as you can take a photo from your phone. Works good for tripod shots and HDR bracketing. 3. The screen is nice and crisp. 4. The 24mpx though not needed is nice to allow more cropping. All in all I would recommend this camera especially now that it is a bit older and the price has dropped. It's a good value.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A proper point-and-shoot upgrade

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    Best Buy: I am reviewing a camera, not a potato. Why am I limited to 5mb per image? I am a photography enthusiast not a photographer. I chose this camera over the D3300 because of the additional AF points. I chose this camera over the D7100 because I wanted to fit better glass in my budget. I chose this camera over the a6000 because of the lens options and my history with the D5000. Let's start with the 18-55mm VR lens that comes with the camera. I call it the selfie foodie indoor lens because those are the things I use it for. It is fast but don't expect it to reach out and grab your subject in the real world. Budget for good glass, you are buying a great camera. I purchased a 55-300mm VR lens with the camera. It has not disappointed me. The body fits well in my large hands. It is light and compact compared to full frame cameras. There is not a dedicated ISO button but the function button is defaulted to control ISO. I find this hard to find when I need to make sudden ISO adjustments. I often accidentally hit the flash button. The other buttons are right where I want them. The menu is easy to use but I usually have the screen folded in once the settings are dialed in. With upgraded glass the D5300 is sometimes slow using all of the autofocus points. To remedy this, the menu option allows you to select a single point or group of points. You will certainly want to do this if you are shooting anything that moves. The auto mode tends to be all over the place. It will take good photos but if you want great photos plan to switch to manual or one of the priority settings. The live view is slow. I don't use it. I still have not found a setting to prevent the flash from popping up. I need to find this soon. GPS and Wifi are neat features but I do not use them. I rather save the battery and note where I took the photos using a pen and pad of paper. As a weekend warrior, I have not had the best luck with outdoor action shots in low light with the 55-300mm. Working with my aperture limitations, I either have to sacrifice shutter speed or ISO. I prefer to the latter but higher ISO settings will lead to noisy shots and subsequent editing time. This camera shines in good lighting conditions or with stationary objects. If you are a weekend warrior you will love this camera. If you are looking to push the limits you might want to save for a full body DSLR. Like all things, practice leads to improvement. Happy shooting!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great camera

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    I bought this camera because it came with everything I needed to get started. I love it!! I'm a beginner so I needed something that would have an auto setting as well as settings that allow me to broaden my skills. Very easy to use. The pictures are clear and crisp. Would definitely recommend it. I've added a couple pictures I've taken at a butterfly house.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Impressive starting camera

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    Finally made the jump to a DSLR from my phone & compact point and shoot. First real use was for an airshow and when I looked at the pics full size I was extremely happy with the photos I took with little experience and on the auto setting. I can't wait to learn more about the camera and all of the things I can do with it!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Enthusiast DSLR!

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    I been a Nikon user for some time and use Full Frame Cameras and I use mirror-less as well. I shoot mostly landscape and kids sports for my family, this camera does what it needs to do and does it well. The sensor is the same sensor in the Nikon D7100, the main differences is body and manual controls the D7100 has over the D5300. That being said there are some features that come in handy that the D7100 doesn't have. The Articulating screen and the ability to shoot 1080p/60p with the D5300 sets it apart from the D7100 in some ways. Both of these cameras will shoot still very well, with the D5300 you just have to do more of the adjustments through the menu which is easy too do. A good lens selection I would recommend is the 18mm-140mm is much better quality than the kit lens and for sports look no further than the 70mm-300mm VR lens and if you want to do great portrait shots the Nikon 35mm 1.8 should be on your short list. Great camera for the money and very ease to navigate and use, and you will get top notch quality shots with this new sensor. Pros: Great quality Stills Ease of use Smooth Great looking 1080p/60 video Great Lens selection Cons: Not a many manual controls Not weather sealed. Great all around camera!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great camera for any enthusist

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    This is a great camera for any enthusist and it is easy enough for the first time buyer as well. The manual controls allow you to get the most out of the camera. At the same time, the preset modes make it easy to take great pictures right out the box. The built in wifi works great; it makes sharing pictures on the go really simple. I also recommend the Nikon 50mm 1.4 lense as well. If you are looking to take pro quality pictures or do a lot of shooting at night this lense does the trick.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great camera!

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    I purchased the Nikon D5300 after quote a bit of research. I can say I'm quite pleased with it. My smartphone takes pretty good photos, but I wanted more ability to do things like low light, and night time shots where smartphones lose it. There is a lot to learn with all the features, which are great for when you want to take more control, but the auto modes also make it easy to use right out of the box. Would buy again!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great camera

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    I have been used to taking pictures with my iPhone and thought having a larger camera with be inconvenient. But, we were going on a trip and wanted to make sure to have great pictures. I am so glad we investigated cameras and find this one. It not only takes great pictures, but is lightweight and easy to operate. And, the WiFi feature allowed us to transfer the pictures directly to our phone and iPad as soon as we got back to our room. We love this camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Perfect entry level camera set up.

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    Digital excellence in both stills and video, very user friendly, streamline creative workflow with the built in wifi, I couldn't have asked for more out this sale at this price point. Worth every penny!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Perfect starter camera

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    Great entry level camera. I find it to be comfortable, versatile, easy to use and easy to figure out. My wife and I are using it mainly for food photos and videos. I have used it for some car photos. We love the quality of the pictures. We are so glad we decided to invest in this as opposed to the continued use of the camera on our iPhones. The quality is a very noticeable step up.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good Entry Level DSLR

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    With the impending arrival of my first great grandchild, I decided to upgrade from an old point and shoot. Having had a film SLR, I know the basics, and this has so much more. Still getting used to the shutter release button location (keep wanting to press "Record") I still haven't begun to explore all the features, but looking forward to it. Sample photo: Aperture Priority f/4 1/400 sec ISO 100 Focal Length 20mm

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Camera, very satisfied.

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    Has very good scene choice for picture setup, but have found auto feature excellent also. Has all features I wanted and more. Continuous shooting, mega pixel, density, and zoom. Download/software produces awesome color.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Take the time to learn the camera...

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    This is my first Nikon camera. Before I had Olympus E420 slr - great but got old. With some extra lenses this Nikon is all I need for the next 5-6 years to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great buy! Great product

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    my first Dslr camera and I couldn't have made better choice. Not a avid photographer but I always wanted to capture beautiful picture of my 2 yr old daughter. So far it's turning out to be a great toy. Loved the wifi feature and picture quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Love it

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    Awesome camera, very easy to use, great features for a beginner.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great camera for a beginner like me

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    Just love my Nikon D5300. Learning all the in's and outs. My first DSLR

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Really Nice Camera

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    Light weight and fits in my hand just rite. The rotating screen makes it easy to get the shot you want. Pictures are amazing very clean and crisp.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    WiFi sold me on D5300

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    I upgraded from D3200 because of problems with portable Wi-Fi adapter however this has been nothing short of awesome

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Amazing Body camera

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    This camera is very handable, very easy to learn and you can get amazing pics everywhere =D

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great price

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    I truly enjoy my new camera. I have only used it a few times but the results are amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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