Nikon D5300 Photo Samples

I’ve been out shooting with the Nikon D5300 DSLR with a Nikon NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. It’s a versatile combination, especially for something like travel photography. Here’s a selection of images I’ve taken with it to give a sense of how it performs under real-world shooting conditions.

Nikon D5300 Sample Images
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Here’s a collection of photos I’ve taken with a Nikon D5300 in combination with the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens.

Nikon D5300 with 18-140mm Lens

The Nikon D5300 has a 24.2 MP CMOS sensor that produces images measure 6000 x 4000 pixels at the largest setting.

It’s an APS-C sized sensor in Nikon’s cropped-frame DX range. To aid with sharpness, there’s no optical low-pass filter. It has a native ISO range from 100 to 12,800, extendible up to ISO 25,600.

Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera
  • 24MP DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter
  • 39-point AF system with 3D tracking and 3D matrix metering II

You can see the exposure settings I used for each of these images in the captions below. And you can click on an image to open a high-resolution version at full size for a closer look.

Nikon D5300 Sample Photos

A photo taken with a Nikon D5300 DSLR camera.
Taken with a Nikon D5300 and a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Exposure info: ISO 125 | ¹⁄₂₅₀ sec at ƒ/8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
A photo taken with a Nikon D5300 DSLR camera.
Taken with a Nikon D5300 and a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Exposure info: ISO 1600 | ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/3.5. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
A photo taken with a Nikon D5300 DSLR camera.
Taken with a Nikon D5300 and a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Exposure info: ISO 1800 | ¹⁄₅₀ sec at ƒ/4.5. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
A photo taken with a Nikon D5300 DSLR camera.
Taken with a Nikon D5300 and a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Exposure info: ISO 900 | ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/3.5. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
A photo taken with a Nikon D5300 DSLR camera.
Taken with a Nikon D5300 and a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Exposure info: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₆₄₀ sec at ƒ/5.6. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
A photo taken with a Nikon D5300 DSLR camera.
Taken with a Nikon D5300 and a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Exposure info: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₄₀₀ sec at ƒ/5. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
A photo taken with a Nikon D5300 DSLR camera.
Taken with a Nikon D5300 and a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Exposure info: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₄₀₀ sec at ƒ/5.6. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
A photo taken with a Nikon D5300 DSLR camera.
Taken with a Nikon D5300 and a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Exposure info: ISO 4000 | ¹⁄₁₀₀ sec at ƒ/4.8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
A photo taken with a Nikon D5300 DSLR camera.
Taken with a Nikon D5300 and a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Exposure info: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₁₀₀₀ sec at ƒ/5.6. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
A photo taken with a Nikon D5300 DSLR camera.
Taken with a Nikon D5300 and a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Exposure info: ISO 12800 | ¹⁄₁₀₀ sec at ƒ/5.6. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
A photo taken with a Nikon D5300 DSLR camera.
Taken with a Nikon D5300 and a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Exposure info: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₂₀₀ sec at ƒ/3.5. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
A photo taken with a Nikon D5300 DSLR camera.
Taken with a Nikon D5300 and a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Exposure info: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₁₆₀ sec at ƒ/8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
A photo taken with a Nikon D5300 DSLR camera.
Taken with a Nikon D5300 and a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Exposure info: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₄₀₀ sec at ƒ/5.6. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
A photo taken with a Nikon D5300 DSLR camera.
Taken with a Nikon D5300 and a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Exposure info: ISO 720 | ¹⁄₅₀ sec at ƒ/4. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
A photo taken with a Nikon D5300 DSLR camera.
Taken with a Nikon D5300 and a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Exposure info: ISO 1100 | ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/3.5. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
A photo taken with a Nikon D5300 DSLR camera.
Taken with a Nikon D5300 and a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Exposure info: ISO 1250 | ¹⁄₁₀₀ sec at ƒ/5. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
A photo taken with a Nikon D5300 DSLR camera.
Taken with a Nikon D5300 and a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Exposure info: ISO 640 | ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/3.5. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
A photo taken with a Nikon D5300 DSLR camera.
Taken with a Nikon D5300 and a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Exposure info: ISO 1600 | ¹⁄₁₀₀ sec at ƒ/5. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
A photo taken with a Nikon D5300 DSLR camera.
Taken with a Nikon D5300 and a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Exposure info: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₆₄₀ sec at ƒ/3.5. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
A photo taken with a Nikon D5300 DSLR camera.
Taken with a Nikon D5300 and a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Exposure info: ISO 4000 | ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/3.5. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
A photo taken with a Nikon D5300 DSLR camera.
Taken with a Nikon D5300 and a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Exposure info: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₅₀₀ sec at ƒ/8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
A photo taken with a Nikon D5300 DSLR camera.
Taken with a Nikon D5300 and a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Exposure info: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₃₂₀ sec at ƒ/5. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
A photo taken with a Nikon D5300 DSLR camera.
Taken with a Nikon D5300 and a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Exposure info: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₂₀₀₀ sec at ƒ/3.8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
A photo taken with a Nikon D5300 DSLR camera.
Taken with a Nikon D5300 and a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Exposure info: ISO 4500 | ¹⁄₁₀₀ sec at ƒ/4.8. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
A photo taken with a Nikon D5300 DSLR camera.
Taken with a Nikon D5300 and a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Exposure info: ISO 1100 | ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/3.5. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
A photo taken with a Nikon D5300 DSLR camera.
Taken with a Nikon D5300 and a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Exposure info: ISO 1100 | ¹⁄₃₀ sec at ƒ/3.5. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
A photo taken with a Nikon D5300 DSLR camera.
Taken with a Nikon D5300 and a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Exposure info: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₁₀₀₀ sec at ƒ/5.6. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
A photo taken with a Nikon D5300 DSLR camera.
Taken with a Nikon D5300 and a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Exposure info: ISO 100 | ¹⁄₂₀₀₀ sec at ƒ/4. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
A photo taken with a Nikon D5300 DSLR camera.
Taken with a Nikon D5300 and a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Exposure info: ISO 200 | ¹⁄₅₀₀ sec at ƒ/11. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel

Price & Availability of the Nikon D5300 DSLR

The D5300 has been replaced by newer models, but new copies still turn up at some of the larger retailers.

Buy New

Check the current price and availability at:

They also turn up quite regularly on the used market at places like KEH and eBay.

Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera
  • 24MP DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter
  • 39-point AF system with 3D tracking and 3D matrix metering II

Buy Used

They often turn up used on the used market now. Some good places to try are:

Related: Nikon D5300 Memory Card Recommendations

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