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    Printed in Thailand 6MB18611-01 No reproduction in a ny form of this manual, in whole or in part (except for brief quotation in critical articles or reviews), may be ma de without written auth orization from NIKON CORPORATION. DIGIT AL CAMERA Use r' s M a nu al En[...]

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    Pr oduct Documentation Thank you for your pur chase of a Nikon single -lens reflex (SLR) digital camera. The documentation for this product consists of a User’ s Manual (this booklet) and a Reference Manual (p df ). T o ge t th e m os t f ro m y ou r c am e ra , p le as e b e su re t o r ea d a l l instruction s thoroughly and keep them where the[...]

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    i P ackage C on tents Confirm that the package contains the following items: Pur chasers of the lens kit option should c onfirm that the package also includes a lens. Memory cards are sold separat ely ( 0 66 ). Came ras p urcha sed in Japan display menus and messages in English and Japanese on ly; other languages ar e not supported. We apologize fo[...]

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    ii Quick Sta r t Guid e F ollow thes e steps f or a quick start with the D5300. 1 Atta ch the cam era s tra p ( 0 9). Atta ch th e str ap as show n. Repeat for the secon d eyelet. 2 Charge the battery ( 0 9). 3 Inser t the batter y and memory card ( 0 10). 4 Attach a lens ( 0 11). 5 O pen the monitor ( 0 6, 12).[...]

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    iii 6 Tu r n t h e c a m e r a o n ( 0 12). 7 Choose a language and set the camera clock ( 0 12). 8 Fr ame the photograph ( 0 18). 9 Press the shutter-r elease button halfway ( 0 18). 10 Shoot ( 0 19).[...]

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    iv Package C ontents ..... ............. .............. ............. ............ ............... ............ ............. .............. ......... i Quick Start Guide ............. .............. ............ ............. .............. ............. .............. ............. .... ......... ii For Your Safety .......... ............. ......[...]

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    v Special Effects 35 % Night Vision ................................................................................................................... .. 35 g Color Sketch ................................................................................................................... .3 5 ' Toy Camera Effect................................[...]

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    vi F or Y our Safety T o prev ent damage to your N ikon product or injur y to yourself or to others, read the follow ing safety precautions in their e ntirety before using this equipment. Keep these safety instructions where all those who use the product will read them. The consequences tha t could r esult from failur e t o ob serve the precautions[...]

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    vii A Do not leav e the product where it will be exposed to extr emely high temperatures , such as in an enclosed automobil e or in direct sunlight F ailure to obser ve this pr e caution could cause damage or fire. A Do not aim a fl ash at the operator of a motor vehi cl e F ailure to obser ve this pr e caution could resu lt in accid ents. A Observ[...]

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    viii A Observe proper precautions when h andling the charger • Keep dr y . F ailure to obser ve this precaution could result in fir e or elec tric shock. • Do not short the charger terminals. F ailure to obser ve this precaution could result in overheating and damage to the charger . • Dust on or near the metal parts of the plug should be rem[...]

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    ix Notices • No part of the manuals included with this product may be reproduced, transmitt ed, transcribed, stored in a r etrieval system, or translated into any language in any form, by any means, without Nikon’ s prior written permission. • Nikon reser ves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software descr ibed in th[...]

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    x Notices for Customers in the U.S.A. Federal C ommunic ations Commission (FCC) Radio Frequency Interference Sta tement This equipment has been tested and f ound to comply with the limits f or a Class B digital device, pursuan t to P ar t 15 of the FCC rules . These limits are designed to pr ovide reasonable protection against har mful interference[...]

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    xi Notice Conc erning Prohibition of Copying or Reproduction Note that simply being in possession of materia l that has been digitally copied or reproduced by means of a scanner , digital camera, or other device may be punishable by law . • Items prohibit ed by law from being copied or reprodu ced Do not copy or reproduce paper money , coins , se[...]

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    xii Use Only Niko n Brand Electronic Accessories Nikon cameras are designed to the highest stan dards and include complex electronic circuitry. Only Nikon bran d electronic accessories (includi ng chargers, batt eries, AC adapters, and flash accessories) certified by Nikon specifically for use with this Nikon dig ital camera are engineered and prov[...]

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    xiii Location Da ta Tra c k l og s : Location data will be record ed with pictures taken while On is selec ted f or Loca tion data > Record location da ta ( 0 45). In add ition, i f Star t is selec ted f or Location data > Create log > Log location da ta in the setup menu, the camera continues to log location data even while off . Radio wa[...]

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    xiv Wi r e l e s s This product, which contains encr yption soft ware dev eloped in the United States , is controlled by the United States Export Administration Regulations and may not be exported or re - expor ted t o any c ountr y to which the United States embargoes goods. The fo llowin g countries are currently subj ect to embargo: Cuba, Iran, [...]

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    xv Notices fo r Customers in Canada This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES -003. This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this devic e may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept an y interference, including interference th[...]

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    xvi Notices for Customers in Europe Hereby , Nikon, declares that the D5300 is in co mpliance with the essential requirements and other r elevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. The declaration of conformity ma y be consulted at om/s uppor t/pdf /DoC_D5300.pdf Notice for C ustomers in Si ngapore This device complies with r[...]

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    1 Introduc tion T ake a few moments to familiariz e yourse lf wi th ca mera co ntrols and d ispl ays. Yo u may find it helpful to boo kmark this se ction and refer to it as you read through th e rest of the manu al. The Cam era Bo dy G et ti ng to Kn ow t he Cam era 13 14 15 17 16 4 21 18 19 20 22 23 11 9 8 7 5 4 10 1 2 3 6 12 24 25 26 27 28 30 29 [...]

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    2 2 1 7 8 9 10 13 20 21 15 16 14 12 11 19 22 18 17 3 5 6 4 1 Viewfinder eyepiece......... 5, 13 2 Rubber ey ecup 3 G button Menus ......................... ......... 54 4 Infrared receiver f or M L -L3 remote cont rol (rear) ........ 65 5 Monit or Viewing settings... ................ 7 Live view ................ ............. 22 F u ll-frame pla y [...]

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    3 The Mode Dial The camera off ers a choice of the f ollowing shooting modes: P , S, A, and M Modes Select these modes for full control o ver camera settings. • P — Programmed auto ( 0 42) • S — Shutter-priority auto ( 0 42) • A — Aper ture -priority auto ( 0 42) • M—M a n u a l ( 0 42) Special Effects Modes Use special effects duri[...]

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    4 The s ( E / # ) Button T o choose how the shutter is released (release mode), press the s ( E / # ) button, then highlight the desired option and press J . Mode Description 8 Single fra me : Camera takes one photograph each time shutter-release button is pressed. ! Continuous L : T h e camera takes photographs at a slow rate while the shutter-rel[...]

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    5 Note : Display shown with all indicato rs lit for illustrative purposes. The V iewfinder 7 12 3 4 5 6 8 18 16 19 21 20 11 12 14 9 17 10 15 13 1 Framing grid ( disp lay ed when On is selected for Custom Setting d2) ...................... ..... 55 2 Fo cus points .................. .......... 18 3 AF area br ackets .............. 13, 18 4 Low ba tt[...]

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    6 The Mo ni tor The monito r can be angled and rotated as sho wn below . Normal use Fold the monitor against the camera face out. This position is recommended for normal photography . Low-angle shots Frame live view shots with the camera close to the ground . High-angle shots Frame liv e view shots while holding the camera over you r head. Self-por[...]

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    7 The In for mat io n D isp lay Viewing settings : T o view the information display , press the R button. Note : Display shown with all indicato rs lit for illustrative purposes. R button 16 10 9 8 11 12 13 14 15 17 22 4 6 1 3 18 19 21 20 2 23 5 7 1 Shooting mode i auto/ j auto (flash off ) ............. . 17 Scene modes ............ .......... 31 [...]

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    8 Changing settin gs : T o change the settings at the bottom of the display , press the P button, then highlight items using the multi selector and press J to view options for the highlight ed item. 1 Image qualit y Choose a file format and compression ratio . 2 Image size Choose a size f o r new photos . 3 Auto bracketing Choose the bracketing inc[...]

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    9 First Steps Always turn the camera off before inserting or removing batteries or memory cards. 1 Att ach the st rap. Attach the strap as shown. Repeat for the se cond eyelet. 2 Charge the batter y . If a plug adapter is supplied, raise the wall plug and connec t the plug adapter as shown below at lef t, making sure the plug is fully inser ted . I[...]

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    10 3 Inser t the batter y and memory card. Inser t the battery in the orientation shown, using the batter y to keep the orange battery latch pressed to one side. The latch locks the battery in place when the battery is fully inserted. Slide the memor y card in until it clicks into place. Battery latch A The W rite Protect Switch SD memor y cards ar[...]

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    11 4 Att ach a l ens. Be careful to prev ent dust from ent ering the camera when the lens or body cap is remov ed. Be s ure to re move the lens cap befo re tak ing pi ctu res. Remove the ca mera body cap Remove the rear lens cap Mounting mark (lens) Mounting mark (camer a) Align the mounting marks Rotate the lens as shown until it clicks into place[...]

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    12 5 O pen the monitor . Open the monitor as shown. Do not use force . 6 Tu r n t h e c a m e r a o n . A language-selection dialog will be displayed . 7 Choose a language and set the camera clock. Use the multi selector and J button to select a language and set the camera clock. qwe Select languag e Select ti me zone Select d ate form at rt Select[...]

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    13 8 Check the batter y level and number of exposures remaining . Pr ess the R button and check the battery level and number of exposur es remaining. In the case of exposures remaining, values ov er 10 00 are sho wn in thousands, indicated by the letter “k ” . 9 F o cus the viewfinder . After removing the lens cap, r o tate the diopter adjustme[...]

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    14 D Charging the Battery Read and follow the warnings and c autions on pages vi–viii and 68–70 of this manual. Charge the battery indoors at ambient temperatures of 5 °C –35 °C (41 °F–95 °F). Do not use the battery at ambient temperatures below 0 °C/32 °F or above 40 °C/104 °F; failure to observe this precaution could damage the ba[...]

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    15 A Removing the Batt ery T o remove the battery, turn the camer a off and open the battery- chamber cover . Press the battery latch in the direction shown by the arrow to r elease the battery and then remove the battery by hand. A Forma tting Memor y Cards If this is the first time the memor y card will be used in the camera or if the card has be[...]

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    16 A A-M, M/A-M, A/M -M, and Vibr ation Reduction (VR) Switches When using autofocus with a lens equipped with an A-M mode switch, slide the switch to A (if the lens has an M/A-M or A/M-M switch, selec t M/A or A/ M ). F or information on other lenses that can be used with this camera, see page 63. If the lens has a vibration reduction ( VR) switch[...]

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    17 “P oint-and-S hoot ” Modes ( i and j ) This sec tion describes how to shoo t photographs and movies in i and j modes, aut omatic “point-a nd-shoot” modes in which the majority of settings are controlled by the camera in response t o shooting co nditions. Before pr oceeding, turn the camera on and rotate the mode dial to i or j (the only [...]

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    18 F raming Photos in the V iewfinder 1 Ready the camera. When framing ph ot ogr aphs in the viewfinder , hold the handgrip in your right hand and cradle the camera body or lens wit h your left. When framing photog raphs in po r trait (tall) orientation, hold the camer a as shown at right. 2 F rame the photogr aph. Frame a photogr a ph in the viewf[...]

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    19 4 Shoot. Smoothly press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to take the photograph. The memory card access lamp will light and the photograph will be displa yed in the monitor for a few s econ ds. Do not ejec t the memory card or remove or disc onnect the power source until the lamp has gone out and recor ding is complete . A The[...]

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    20 V iewing Photogr aphs Pressing K display s a pic tur e in the monitor . Press 4 or 2 t o view additional pictures. ❚❚ Thumbnail Playback T o display images in “ contact sheets ” of four , 12, or 80 images (thumbnail playback), press the W ( Q ) button. Use the mu lti selector or command dial to highlight images and press J to display the[...]

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    21 Deleting Un wanted Pictures Display the photo graph you wish to delete. Pr ess O ; a confirmation dialog will be displayed. Pr ess the O button again t o delet e the pic ture . A The Stan dby Timer The viewfinder and information display will turn off if no operations are per formed for about eight seconds, r educing the drain on the batter y . P[...]

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    22 F raming Photos in the Monitor 1 Rotate the liv e view switch. The view through the lens will be displayed in the camera monitor (liv e view). 2 Ready the camera. Hold the handg rip in your right ha nd and cradle the camer a body or lens with your lef t. When framing photog raphs in po r trait (tall) orientation, hold the camer a as shown at rig[...]

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    23 4 Ta k e t h e p i c t u r e . Pr ess the shutter-relea se button the r est of the way down. The monitor tur ns off and the memor y car d access lamp lights during reco rding. Do not eject the memory card or rem ove or disconnect the pow er source until the lamp has gone out and recording is complet e. When recordi ng is complet e, the photograp[...]

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    24 D Shooting in Live V iew Mode Although they will not appear in the final pic ture, distortion may be visible in the monitor if the camera is panned horizo ntally or an object moves at high speed thr ough frame. Bright light sources may lea ve after-images in the monitor when the camera is panned . Bright spots may also appear. Flicker and bandin[...]

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    25 V iewing Photographs Pressing K displa ys a picture in the monitor . Pr ess 4 or 2 to view additional pictures. Deleting Un wanted Pictures Display the photo graph you wish to delete. Pr ess O ; a confirmation dialog will be displayed. Pr ess the O button again t o delet e the pic ture . K button K button O button[...]

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    26 Rec ording Mo vies Movies can be recorded in live view mode. 1 Rotate the liv e view switch. The view through the lens is displayed in the monitor . 2 Ready the camera. Hold the handg rip in your right ha nd and cradle the camer a body or lens with your lef t. 3 Fo c us . Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus. 4 Star t recording. Pre[...]

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    27 5 En d re cordi ng. Press t he mov ie -record butto n aga in to end reco rding. Recording will end auto matically when the maximum length is re ached, the memor y car d is full, another mode is selected, or the monitor is close d (closing the monitor does not end recording on t elevis ions or other ex ternal displays). Rotate the live view switc[...]

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    28 D Recording Mo vies Flicker , banding, or distortion may be visibl e in the monitor and in the final movie under fluorescent, mer cur y vapor , or sodium lamps or if the camera is panned horizontally or an object moves at high speed through frame (f licker and banding can be reduc ed using Flicker r e duction ; 0 55). Bright light sources ma y l[...]

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    29 V iewing Movies Pr ess K to star t playback and then scroll through pictures until a movie (indicated by a 1 icon) is displayed. Pr ess J to start playback; your current positi on is indicated by the movie prog ress bar . The following operations can be per formed: 1 icon L ength Current position/total length Vol u me Movie progr ess bar Guide T[...]

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    30 Deleting Un wanted Mo vies Display the movie you wish to delete (movies are indicated by 1 icons). Press O ; a confirmation dialog will be displayed. Press the O button again to delete the movie. K button O button[...]

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    31 Mat ching S ettings to the S ubjec t or Si tua tion (S cene Mode) The camera of f ers a choice of “scene ” modes. Choosing a scen e mode auto matically optimizes settings to suit th e selected sc ene, ma king creativ e photograph y as simple as selecting a mode, fr a ming a picture, and shooting as described on page 17. The scenes listed bel[...]

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    32 The Mode Dial The following scenes can be sel ected with the mode dial: k Por tra it Use fo r portraits with soft, natur al-looking skin tones. If the subject is far from the backgr ound or a telephoto le ns is used, backg round details will be softened t o lend the composition a sense of depth. l Landscape Use for vivid landscape shots in dayli[...]

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    33 Other S cenes The following scenes can be selec ted by rotating the mode dial to h and rotating the command dial until th e desired scene appears in the monitor . Mode dial Command dial Monitor o Night Portrait Use for a natural balance between the main subjec t and the background in por traits taken under low light. r Night Lands cape Reduce no[...]

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    34 y Blossom Use for fields of flowers, orchar ds in bloom, and othe r landscapes featuring expanses of blossoms. Note : The built-in flash turns off . z Autumn Colors Captures the brilliant reds and yellows in autumn leaves. Note : The built-in flash turns off . 0 Food Use fo r vivid photographs of f ood. Note : Fo r flash photography , press the [...]

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    35 Sp ecial Eff ec ts Special eff ects can be used wh en r ecording images. The following effects can be selected by rotating the mode dial to q and rotating the command dial until th e desired option appears in the mo nitor . % Nigh t Vi sio n 1 Silhouette g Color Sket ch 2 High Key ' T oy Camera Effect 3 Low Key ( Min iatu re E ff ect ) HDR [...]

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    36 ( Miniatur e Effec t Create photos that appear to be pic tures of dioramas. W orks best when shooting from a high vantage point. Miniature eff ect movies play back at high speed, compressing about 45 minutes of footage shot at 1920 × 1080/30 p into a movie that plays back in about three minutes. The eff ec t can be adjust ed in live view ( 0 38[...]

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    37 Op tions A vailable in Liv e V iew ❚❚ g Color Sketch 1 Selec t liv e view. Rotate the live view switch. The view thr ough the lens will be displayed in the monitor . 2 Adjust options. Pr ess J to display the options shown at right. Pr ess 1 or 3 to highlight Vi v id ne s s or Outlines and press 4 or 2 to change. Vividness can be increased to[...]

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    38 ❚❚ ' T oy Camer a E ffect 1 Select liv e view . Rotate the live view swit ch. The view thr o ugh the len s will be displayed in the monitor . 2 Adj ust op tio ns. Press J t o display the options shown at right. Press 1 or 3 to highlight Viv i d ne s s or Vig n et t in g and press 4 or 2 to change. Adj ust vividness to make colors more o[...]

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    39 2 P osition the focus point. Use the multi selector to position the focus point in the area that will be in f ocus and then press the shutter-release button halfway to f ocus. To temporarily clear miniature effect options from the display and enlarge the view in the monitor for pr ecise focus, pr e ss X . Pr ess W ( Q ) to restor e the miniat ur[...]

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    40 3 Selec t a color . F rame an object in the white squar e in the center of the display and press 1 to choose the color of the objec t as one that will remain in t he final image (the camera may hav e difficulty detecting unsaturated colors; choose a sa turated color). To zoom in on the center o f the display for more precise color selection, pre[...]

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    41 P , S, A, and M Modes P , S , A , and M modes offer diff erent degr ees of control over shutter speed and aperture: Mode Description P Programmed auto ( 0 42) Recommended for snapshots and in other situations in which there is little time to adju st camera set tings. Camera sets shutter speed and aperture for optimal exposure. S Shutter-priorit [...]

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    42 Mode P (Pr ogrammed A uto) This mode is recommended for snapshots or whenever you want to leave the camera in charge of shutter speed and aperture. The camera automatically adjusts shutter speed and aperture for optimal exposure in most situations. Mode S (Shutter-Priority Auto) In sh utter-prio rity auto, you choo se the shutt e r speed w h ile[...]

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    43 A Shutter Speed and Aperture Shutter speed and aperture are shown in the viewfinder and information display . Shutter speed Aperture F ast shutter speeds ( 1 / 1600 s in this example) freeze motion. Slow shutter sp eeds (here 1 s) blur motion. Large apertures (such as f/5.6; remember, the lower the f-number , the larger the aper ture) blur detai[...]

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    44 Exposure C ompen sation Exposure compensa tion is used to alter ex posure fr om t he value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darke r ( 0 75). –1 EV No exposure compensation +1 EV T o choose a value for exposure compensation, ke ep the E ( N ) button pressed and ro tate the command dial until the desired value is selected in [...]

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    45 Loc ation Da ta Embedding Location Da ta in Photos and Movies The built-in location data unit can reco rd information on the camera ’ s current position (latitude, long itude, altitude) an d the current time (UT C ) as provided by satellite naviga tion systems and embed it in photographs and mo vies taken with the camera. The location data fun[...]

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    46 4 Check satellite signal strength. Press the R button and check sa tellite signal strength in the information displa y. 5 Ta k e p i c t u r e s . The location data obtained via the navig ation satellit e system will be recor ded with each photograph or movie taken an d can be viewed in the pla yback photo info displays or plotted on a map us in[...]

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    47 D Location Data Local geographic and atmospheric conditions may prevent or delay the acquisition of location data. The camera may be unable to receive lo cation data indoors, underground, or in metal containers or the vicinity of bridges a nd other large structures , trees, pow er lines, or other objects that block or refl ect satellite signals.[...]

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    48 Wi- Fi Install the Wireless Mobile Utility app on your Android and iOS device to display the view through the camera lens on the smar t device , take pictures and contro l the camera re motely , and download pictur es from the camer a for sharing via the Int erne t. See the Wir eless Mobile Util ity manual for details ( 0 49). What W i-Fi C an D[...]

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    49 Acces s in g t he Ca me ra Before connecting via Wi-F i (wireless LAN), install the Wireless Mobile Utility on your Android or iOS smart device. Instructions for accessing the camera vary with the type of connection used by the smar t device. Android • Push-button WPS : If the sma rt device suppor ts push-butt on WPS (i.e., has a WPS button co[...]

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    50 WPS ( Android Only) 1 Enable the camera ’ s built-in Wi-F i. Press the G button to display the menus, then highlight Wi - Fi in the setup menu and press 2 . Highl ight Netw ork connection and press 2 , then highlight Enable and press J . W a it a few seconds f or Wi-F i to activate. 2 Connect. Enable WPS button connectio ns on the camera and s[...]

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    51 PIN Entr y ( Android Only) 1 Enable the camera ’ s built-in Wi-F i. Pr ess the G button to display the menus , then highlight Wi -F i in the setup menu and press 2 . Highlight Network connection and press 2 , then highlight Enable and press J . W ait a few seconds for Wi-F i to activat e. 2 Sel ect Netw ork settin gs > PIN-entry WPS . Highl[...]

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    52 SSID ( Android and iOS) 1 Enable the camera ’ s built-in Wi-F i. Press the G button to display the menus, then highlight Wi - Fi in the setup menu and press 2 . Highl ight Netw ork connection and press 2 , then highlight Enable and press J . W a it a few seconds f or Wi-F i to activate. 2 Display the camera SSID . Highl ight Netw o rk settings[...]

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    53 ❚❚ T erminating the Connection Wi-F i c an be disabled by : • Selecting Wi - Fi > Network connection > Disable in the camera setup menu • Starting movie recording • Tu r n i n g t h e c a m e r a o f f ❚❚ Restor ing Default Settings T o restore default network settings, select Wi -Fi > Network settings > Reset network s[...]

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    54 Camera Menus Most shooting, playback, and setup options can be accessed from the camera m enus. T o view the menus, pr ess the G button. Ta b s Choose from the following menus: • D : Playback • N : Retouch • C : Shooti n g • m / O : Recent settings or My Menu (defaults to Recent settin g s ; • A : Custom Settings • B : Setup d A desc[...]

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    55 Menu O ptions ❚❚ D Playback Menu: Managing Images ❚❚ C Shooting Menu: Shooting Op tions ❚❚ A Custom Settings: Fine-T uning Camera Settings ❚❚ B Setup Menu: Camer a Setup * Only available when compatible Ey e-Fi memory card is inser ted. Delete Playback f older Playback d isplay options Image review Rotate tall Slide show DPOF pri[...]

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    56 ❚❚ N Retouch Menu: Creating Retouched C o pies * Available only if retouch menu is display e d by pr ess ing P and selecting Retouch in full-frame playback when a retouched image or original is displa yed. ❚❚ m Recent Settings/ O My Menu (Defaults to m Recent Settings) D-L ight ing Red-eye correction Tri m Monochrome Filter eff ec ts Col[...]

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    57 Usi ng Cam era Me nu s The multi selec tor and J button are used to navigate the camera menus. F o llow the steps below to navigate the menus. 1 Display the menus . Pr ess the G button to display the menus . 2 Highlight the icon for the current menu . Pr ess 4 to highlight the ic on for the current menu. 3 Sel ect a m enu . Pr ess 1 or 3 to sele[...]

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    58 4 P osition the cursor in the selec ted menu. Press 2 to position the curs or in the selected menu. 5 Highlight a menu item. Press 1 or 3 to highlight a menu item. 6 Display options. Press 2 to display options for the selected men u item. 7 Highlight an option. Press 1 or 3 to highlight an option. 8 Select the highlighted item. Press J to select[...]

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    59 Vie wNX 2 Install the supplied software to display and edit photographs and mo vies that have been copied to your compute r . Befo re installing ViewNX 2, confirm that y our computer meets the system requirements on page 60. Be sure to use the la test version of Vie w NX 2, which is av ailable for down load from the websites list ed on page xii,[...]

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    60 3 Exit the installer . 4 Remove the installer CD fr om the CD -ROM drive. Windows Mac OS Click Ye s Click OK A Syst em Requi rements Windo ws Mac OS CPU • Photos : Intel Celeron, Pentium 4, Core Series ; 1.6 GHz or better • Movies (playback) : 3.0 GHz or bette r Pentium D; Intel Core i5 or better recommended when viewing movies with a frame [...]

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    61 Us in g V i ew NX 2 C o p y Pictures to the C omputer Before proceeding, be sur e you have inst alled the software on the supplied V iewNX 2 CD ( 0 59). 1 Connect the USB cable. After turning the camer a off and ensuring tha t a memor y car d is inserted, connect the suppli ed USB cable as shown and then turn the camera on. 2 Start Nikon T ransf[...]

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    62 Vi e w Pi c t u r e s Pictures are displayed in ViewNX 2 when transfer is complete. ❚❚ Retouching Phot ographs T o crop pictures and per form such tasks as adjusting sharpness and tone levels, click the Edit button in the Vi ewNX 2 toolbar . ❚❚ Editing Movies T o per form such tasks as trimming unwant ed footage from movies shot with the[...]

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    63 T echnic a l Notes Read this chapter for information on compatible accessories, cleaning an d storing the camera, and wh at to do if an erro r message is displayed or y ou encounter problems using the camera. This camera supports autofocus with AF-S and AF-I CPU lenses only. AF-S lenses have names beginning with AF-S , AF-I lenses names beginnin[...]

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    64 O ther A ccessories At the time of writing, the following accessories were available for the D5300. Powe r sources • Rechargeable Li-ion Ba ttery EN-EL14a ( 0 9): Additional EN-EL14a batt eries are available from local r eta ilers and Nikon-authorized ser vice representativ es. EN-EL14 batteries can also be us ed. • Battery C harger MH-24 ( [...]

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    65 * A wireless remote controller can not be atta ched at the same time as an ME-1 ster eo microphone. Attempting t o forcibly attach accessories can damage the camera or access or y . Body cap Body Cap BF-1B/Body Cap BF-1A : The body cap keeps the mirr or , viewfinder screen, and image sensor free of dust when a lens is not in place. Remote contro[...]

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    66 Ap prov ed M emor y Cards The fo llowing SD memory cards hav e been te sted and approved f or use in the D5300. Cards with class 6 or faster wr ite speeds are recommended for movie recording . Recordin g may end unexpectedly wh en cards with slo wer write speeds are used . Othe r cards have not been tested. F or more details on the above cards, [...]

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    67 Caring f or the Camer a Storage When the camera w ill not be used for an ex tended period, remove the battery an d store it in a cool, dry area with the terminal cover in plac e. T o prevent mold or mildew , sto re the camera in a dry, well-ventilated area. Do not store your camera with naphtha or campho r moth balls or in locations that: • ar[...]

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    68 Caring f or the Camer a and Batter y: Cautions Caring f or the Camera Do not drop : The product may malfunct ion if subjec ted to strong shocks or vibration. Keep dry : This product is not waterpr oof, and may ma lfunction if immersed in wat er or exposed to high levels of humidity. Rusting of the internal mechanism can cause irreparable damage.[...]

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    69 Storage : T o prevent mold or mildew , store the camera in a dry, w ell-ventilated area. If y ou a re using an AC adapter , unplug the adapter to prevent fir e. If the produc t will not be us ed for an extended period, remove the battery to prevent leakage and store the camer a in a plastic bag containing a desiccant. Do not, however , store the[...]

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    70 • The internal temperature of the batt e ry may rise while the battery is in use. Attempting to charge the batt ery while the internal temp eratur e is elevated will impair battery per formance , and the batter y may not charge or charge only partially. W ait for the batt er y to cool before charging. • Continuing to charge the batter y afte[...]

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    71 Error Messages This section lists the indicators and error messages that appear in the viewfinder and monitor . A W arning Icons A flashing d in th e monitor or s in the viewfinder indicates that a warning or error message can be displayed in the monitor b y pressing the W ( Q ) button. Indicator Solution Monitor Viewfind er Lock lens aperture r[...]

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    72 This card is not formatted. Forma t the card. T (flashes) F ormat card or turn camera off and insert new memory card. Card is full j / A / s (flashes) • Reduce qualit y or size. • Delete photographs. • Insert new memory card. — ● (flashes) Camera can not focus using autofocus. Change composition or focus manually . Subjec t is too brig[...]

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    73 Error . Press shutter release button again. O (flashes) Release shutter . If error persists or appears frequently , consult Nikon-authorized service representa tive. Star t-up error . Contact a Nikon-auth orized ser vice representativ e. Consult Nikon-authorized ser vice r epresenta tive. Metering err or Unable to start liv e view . Please wait [...]

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    74 Specifications ❚❚ Nikon D5300 Digital C amera Typ e Ty pe Single -lens reflex digital camera Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF contacts) Effective angle of view Nikon D X format; focal length equivalent to approx. 1.5× that of l enses with FX format angle of view Effective pixels Effec tive pixels 24.2 million Image sensor Image sensor 23.5[...]

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    75 Lens Compatible lenses Autofo cus is av ailable with AF-S and AF-I lenses . Autofo cus i s not available with other type G and D lenses, AF lenses (IX NIKK OR and lenses for the F3AF are not supported), and AI-P lenses. Non-CPU lens es can be used in mode M , but the camer a exposure meter will not func tion. The electronic rangefinder can be us[...]

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    76 ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 100 – 12800 in steps of 1 / 3 EV . Can also be set to appro x. 0.3, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 12800 ; auto ISO sensitivity control avail able Act ive D -Ligh ting Y Aut o, Z Extra high, P High, Q Normal, R Low, ! Off Fo cu s Autofocus N ikon Multi-CAM 4800D X autofocus se nso[...]

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    77 Live view Lens ser vo • Autofocu s (AF) : Single-ser vo AF ( AF-S ); full-time-ser vo AF ( AF-F ) • Manual foc us (MF) AF-area mode F ace -priority AF , wide -area AF , normal-area AF , subject-track ing AF Autofocus Contras t-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selec ts fo cus point automatically when face -p riorit y AF or subject-tracking[...]

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    78 • Unless other wise stated, all figures are for a came ra with a full y-charged battery operating at the temperature specified by the C amera and I maging P roducts A ssociation (CIP A): 23 ±3 °C (73 .4 ±5.4 °F). • Nikon reser ves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described in this manual at any time and[...]

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    79 ❚❚ MH-24 Battery Charger ❚❚ EN-EL14a Rech argeable Li-ion Batter y ❚❚ AF-S DX NIKK OR 18–140mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR Lens Rated input AC 100–240 V , 50/60 Hz, 0.2 A maximum Rated o utput DC 8.4 V/0.9 A Sup ported batteri es Ni kon Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14a Cha rging time Approx. 1 hour and 50 minutes at an ambient tempera[...]

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    80 ❚❚ AF-S DX NIKK OR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR Lens Nikon reser ves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described in this manual at any time and without prior notice. Nikon will not be held liable for damages that may result from any mistakes that this manual may contain. Typ e T ype G AF-S lens with built-in CP[...]

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    81 A AF-S D X NIKK OR 18–140mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR The lens generally used in this ma nual for il lustrative purposes is the AF-S D X NIKKOR 18–140mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR. A AF-S D X NIKK OR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR F ocal length scale Fo ca l l e n gt h m ar k A-M mode switch ( 0 16) Vibration reduction ON/OFF switch L ens mounting mark ( 0 11) [...]

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    82 A T rademark Informa tion IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Ci sco Systems, Inc., in the United States and/or other countries and is used under license. Mac OS and OS X are registered trademarks of Apple In c. in the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft, Windows, and W i ndows Vista ar e either registered trademarks, or tr[...]

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    83 A Battery Life The movie footage or number of shots that c a n be record ed w ith full y- cha rged bat teri es varies with the condition of the battery, temperature, the interval bet ween shots, and the length of time menus are displayed. Sample figures for EN-EL14a (1230 mAh) batteries ar e given below. • Photographs, single-frame release mod[...]

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    Printed in Thailand 6MB18611-01 No reproduction in a ny form of this manual, in whole or in part (except for brief quotation in critical articles or reviews), may be ma de without written auth orization from NIKON CORPORATION. DIGIT AL CAMERA Use r' s M a nu al En[...]