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Capture and share vibrant, lifelike images.

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Meet the first in an exciting new generation of Wi-Fi® enabled*, ultra-high-resolution Nikon HD-SLRs: 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.
Nikon D5300 photo of a couple lying on the grass, looking at the camera and a closeup inset of the woman's face

Your life in breathtaking clarity

A new level of image quality

The sharpness, clarity and richness of colors in the D5300's photos and Full HD videos is nothing short of astounding. A recent design innovation allows the D5300's 24.2-megapixel DX format CMOS image sensor* to capture pure, lifelike images. Enlarge or crop your photos without losing any sharpness or detail—a feat not possible with most smartphones. Pair that capability with any exceptional NIKKOR lens, marvels of clarity and sharpness in their own right, and you'll experience the image quality your memories deserve.

*Exquisite detail reproduction realized by an image sensor unit designed without an optical low-pass filter.
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Share stunning images

A new level of connectivity

With built-in Wi-Fi and GPS*, the D5300 is the first in an exciting new generation of connected Nikon D-SLRs. Wirelessly connect to D5300 with your smartphone or tablet,* then browse the photos on D5300's memory card, import your favorites and instantly email them, text them or post them online. While connected, your smart device can also act as a remote monitor for the D5300. See what the camera sees and even fire the shutter—perfect for group shots and self portraits! When traveling, built-in GPS geotags all of your shots. Create exciting travel journals, find nearby Points of Interest and easily share your location data when posting photos on Facebook or Flickr.
Nikon D5300 portrait of a woman holding a drink in her hand, outdoors with the beach in the background

Take it on every outing

Compact, lightweight, rugged and comfortable

Don't let the small size of the D5300 fool you—it delivers big-camera quality and capabilities. Like all Nikon D-SLRs, the D5300 was designed for ergonomics—every button and dial was carefully placed for comfortable, efficient operation. Yet it's big in all the right places, like its 3.2-inch swiveling Vari-angle LCD and its 24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor. You'll take the D5300 on every adventure, which means you'll bring home more stunning views of your travels.
Overhead photo of a couple sitting on a picnic blanket shot using the D5300

Shoot from any angle

Extra-large swiveling Vari-angle display

The D5300's extra-large ultra-high resolution Vari-angle LCD swivels 180° so you can shoot from exciting new angles. Hold the camera overhead for great shots over a crowd. Hold the camera down low for a fun face-to-face perspective of your pet. And create some of your best selfies yet—frame a stunning new profile pic, then upload it right to web, thanks to Wi-Fi connectivity!*
D5300 photo of a woman showing an engagement ring on her hand

Focus where you want it

Whether shooting stationary subjects, candid photos, high-speed action or Full HD video, the D5300 keeps subjects in focus. Its 39-point high-density autofocus system with 9 cross-type sensors quickly locks onto your subject, and Nikon's unique 3D-tracking uses the 2,016-pixel RGB sensor to recognize and follow it across the frame.
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Catch the right moment

When photo-worthy action starts, hold down the shutter button and capture every movement, expression and feeling at 5 frames per second, even when using the Vari-angle LCD. Stop reaching for your smartphone when an important moment happens—except to share the great shot you just caught with the D5300.
D5300 photo of a woman, shot from behind, in black and white, inset with a shot of the camera with a lens and ME-1 stereo mic attached

Storytelling at your fingertips

Bring the image quality the D5300 produces—softly blurred backgrounds, tack-sharp details, vibrant colors—to dazzling 1080p Full HD videos. In Live View, Nikon's full-time autofocus follows your subject and keeps it sharp. A built-in stereo microphone adds high-fidelity sound to your videos, or you can add Nikon's optional accessory ME-1 stereo microphone for the highest quality sound possible.
D5300 photo of a beach seascape of large rocks and waves at the shore

Pictures as your eyes see them

The D5300 features exceptional metering and onboard intelligence, freeing you to focus on the composition of your shots and, most importantly, the moment that's taking place. Nikon's outstanding Scene Recognition System analyzes your shooting situation, compares it to an onboard database of thousands of scenes, and automatically determines the most appropriate auto exposure, i-TTL flash exposure, white balance and autofocus settings.
D5300 photos of the rocky shoreline and the same image using an image effect

Get creative with Image Effects

Make a single vivid color pop in a black & white photo, turn a landscape into a toy model, shoot portraits that look like paintings, make your D5300 behave like a toy camera (new) and more, then share your creations with your smartphone or tablet.
D5300 photos of a woman indoors, against a window, showing the bright sunshine outdoors and built-in HDR exposure

Embrace highlights and shadows

Built-in HDR automatically combines two photos into one highly dynamic image, and new subject-based D-Lighting automatically brightens shadowy areas on your subjects—great for portraits.
Two D5300 photos, one of a colorful building and palm trees and the other image of the same subject with a special effect filter applied

Edit your shots in the camera

Perfect the photos you share with D5300's Retouch Menu. Easily crop, apply filters, effects and more right in the camera—no additional software needed—then instantly share your edited shot with your smartphone or tablet.
D5300 photo of a woman holding a pink flower

Great results in tricky situations

Even if you're new to D-SLR photography, getting great results in difficult situations couldn't be easier—just select from 16 common Scene Modes for your situation, or let the camera pick for you.
Black and white photo of buildings against the sky

Define your own style

The D5300's easy to use Picture Controls let you alter your color palette and add a personal touch with six settings available; Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait and Landscape—customize the look and feel of your photos and HD videos.
D5300 photo of a woman holding a coffee cup outdoors

Change your view of the world

The D5300 is compatible with Nikon's complete collection of remarkable NIKKOR lenses and optimized for DX-Format NIKKOR lenses. Expand your capabilities and creativity over time by growing your own collection.

WI-FI COMPATIBILITY

This camera's built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Wireless Mobile Utility application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.
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Superb camera, even for an experienced novice. I am completely satisfied with this purchase. I have added a few extras including a 18-140 zoom lense, 55-300 zoom lense, a SB-700 speed light, etc. I find the WiFi and GPS very useful. I shoot a lot of genealogy projects such as gravestones, etc. Until now my SLR experience was with a film camera several years back. With more free time these days I decided to return to amature photography and learn to use digital cameras. I am impressed. Even as a novice, I take my equipment seriously. If it doesn't perform, I will return it. Not this kit, it's definitely a keeper. August 3, 2014
Performer! Way better than Canon Cameras. Love clicking pictures with it. June 27, 2014
Absolutely stellar camera I bought this camera a few months ago and all I can say about it are positive things. All of the image sensor specs are exactly identical to the prosumer camera D7100 except for the image processor which is an Expeed 4, the best that Nikon currently offers, so if you're worried about not getting a great sensor, this is definitely top notch (for mid-range cameras at least). I guess I'll break down this review into a few categories to make it easy to read. Construction The body of this camera feels very high quality, and the fact that it's made in one single piece not only means that it's lighter, but there is less of a chance of any kind of foreign debris to get inside of it. Compared to similar cameras like the D3200, the construction feels leagues ahead and it looks and feels very professional. The only suggestion that I'd have to you is to make sure you get the BLACK version of the camera. The reason why is because most, if not all of the other colors come with a very poor and plasticky construction that feels fake and just doesn't look very good, if looks matter to you at all. Sensor The 24MP sensor is on par with many of the prosumer cameras like the D7x00 line. There's nothing here to complain about, and coupled with the right lens, you can get some fantastically sharp pictures. However, you must be aware that you can only take full advantage of the sensor if you shoot in RAW format. If you are serious about taking excellent shots but you haven't a clue as to what RAW is, you need to learn it. If you tell your camera to shoot in JPG format, it ends up processing the image in ways that might not always be desirable because the software makes assumptions about what kind of settings you want the final picture to look like. For most average photographers, this is absolutely fine but if you truly want to learn how to take full advantage of the sensor and all that it can offer you, you need to shoot in RAW format and learn how to process (or develop) the picture. It's really no different than developing pictures in the age of film. Everyone back then had to learn how to develop an image, and if you want your images to look good in this digital age, you need to as well. Software Here is where you can see how the developers were really trying to capture both the aspects of ease of use and customization/utility. The camera gives you options as to how you want your user interface to look. You can make it have nice little animations that remind you what number is your aperture, which is your shutter speed and which is your ISO. If you are only wanting to shoot in auto mode, you don't need to worry about this but if you want to shoot in Aperture or Shutter priority modes (which says to the camera "Hey, if I'm wanting to decrease the aperture/shutter, I want you to automatically adjust the shutter/aperture to keep the same exposure of the shot"), or even manual mode (which is what I use the most), the animations are a nice reminder of what number means what. Personally, I set the user interface to where the animations don't come up because it's just unnecessary clutter on my screen, but you certainly have that option which is nice. So basically, you can choose between a user-friendly screen or a utilitarian screen, whichever suits your need. Here are some nice features that the more advanced photographers will appreciate: Auto bracketing High dynamic range Active D-Lighting Bulb exposure (tell the camera when to release shutter and when to close it again instead of a specified time interval) Intervalometer with specified starting times, interval times and number of shots Different shutter release modes (single, continuous low, continuous high, quiet shutter release, self timer, delayed remote, quick-response remote) Shooting modes The camera provides 13 different shooting modes. I don't have much experience with a lot of the auto modes because I find them to be useless for my needs, but from what I know, it gives you a variety of different situations to choose from so if you don't know much about camera lingo or whatever, you can just set the mode to whatever you want and the camera will optimize the settings for that situation. The "SCENE" mode allows you to choose from things such as night portrait, party, beach, sunset etc. There is also an "EFFECTS" mode that obviously does different effects like night vision, color sketch, miniature effect (my favorite), silhouette etc. The nice thing is that if you took a picture in a different mode, you can always come back to the picture and apply any of these effects by clicking the "i" button and retouching it. Auto focus The 39 point (I think) AF system is very effective. I've found that it is able to focus even in fairly difficult situations, although there can be times when the camera will do a bit of tracking before it locks on a focus. You can set the AF to either an auto mode (so you'll use auto auto focus haha) to where the camera automatically decides which part of the scene you're wanting to focus on, or you can do a point AF where you specifically select a point out of the 39 given what you want to focus on. This is selected using the 4-way tracker wheel. There is also an option called 3D tracking where the camera will literally track a certain spot if you pan the camera across the scene and keep the same focus. Other AF features: Single point - The camera focuses on a selected single point Dynamic area AF - The camera focuses on a single selected point but takes into account surrounding AF points so it will track your subject if it gets slightly off-center Also available is the option to have the camera continuously reevaluate focus so it doesn't lock onto a single focus (good for continuously moving subjects), a normal locking AF, or an auto mode that switches between the two depending on the situation (judged by the camera). Video I think this camera is one of the first, if not the first to introduce 60FPS 1080p video shooting. One terrible gripe is that AF is TERRIBLE, whether you're shooting a picture in live view (you look on the screen instead of the viewfinder) or taking a video. Contrary to what some people say, there is a setting to where the camera will continuously auto focus in live view or video, but you have to know where it is. Focus does a lot more tracking and is a lot noisier than using the view finder. This is due to the fact that the camera has to rely on contrast AF rather than phase convergence, a much slower and processor-intensive method. Video quality I'd say is okay. I'm not much of a videographer but I've definitely seen better quality. Also, since I'm limited to one SD card, I can only get ~20 minutes of 60fps 1080p video with 64gb which might be okay for most things, but nothing extraordinary. 24fps gives me about 30 minutes. If you're looking for a good interchangeable lens video camera, look at the mirrorless micro four-thirds cameras. They can double as a good photography camera as well. Only problem I have with the camera is I wish it had two memory card slots so that if one gets full, it will automatically switch to another so you don't miss the shot. I have a 64gb SD card in it so I have to be really idiotic to get it full without my knowledge, but still, it would be nice to have. I also wish that Nikon would have engineered a battery grip connection so that you can use the shutter release button on the grip when shooting in portrait mode. I actually do use a third party grip but the installation of it is a bit clunky because you have to remove the battery cover on the camera body and also attach a small jumper cable on the side of the camera to allow the shutter release on the grip to work. It degrades the camera's weather resistance because the accessory flap has to be opened. Because of this, I give the camera a 4.5 instead of a 5 but this website won't let me do that. Overall, SUPERB camera for the price. You get a lot in one package. It's literally smack dab in the middle between an entry level camera and a prosumer camera. It's more of a hybrid because it has characteristics of both categories and is certainly capable of being a full-time semi-professional camera, but it does indeed lack some defining traits of a true prosumer camera, but nothing that is a deal breaker for me personally. OH YES, the camera indeed has TWO programmable buttons. Many people complain like children that it only has one function button, but you can program two buttons. This way you have easy access to the shutter, ISO and aperture. "But wait Landon, 2=3?" No, you have the scroll wheel which is dedicated to shutter, and then when you hold down either button, it allows you to change the other two by scrolling. Some cameras had two scrollers and a function button to do this, but it works just fine with one. Bottom line, if you're new to photography but know you will be doing more of the sophisticated stuff in the future, GET THIS. It's perfect for you, especially if you're not quite ready to spend the $1100 or something on the D7100, the next step up from this camera. Also, if all you want in a camera is decent auto settings and you'll never want to do the more complex stuff, this is also a "GET IT" camera. The software is more refined than ever and will certainly do good for most situations. The people who gave this camera a rating from 1-3 are completely full of brown stuff (I wanted to say a stronger word but this website said that's a no-no). They are just sour individuals who are probably mad at the world so don't listen to them. This camera isn't claiming to be anything superior but for the price and what Nikon designed it to do, it's absolutely deserving of a high rating. If you expected complete prosumer DSLR quality, you are mistaken because this camera doesn't claim to be that, but it certainly has aspects of it. It's just a bridge between entry level and prosumer. Wow, that was a lot more than I intended to write. May 21, 2014
Like the Camera, Don't Like the Manual I've only taken the camera out for serious exercise once so far. All of the pictures were overexposed. The manual was no help; I had to just try all the features and functionality I could see. When I found out how to manage the exposure it was so easy - easier than my D40X. So I am happy with the camera, love the GPS feature, think the wi-fi connection to my iPad is a kick but probably of little practical use - but I don't care much for the manual or online help. March 25, 2014
Awesome!!!!!! i just bought it today and believe me, the image quality and video quality of this camera is really terrific.. March 8, 2014
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Can you adjust the aperture while in Live View?

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In A Mood you can do this change in both view finder & live view by using the weal
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The Nikon answer is correct, he just didn't provide an essential bit of info:

Try turning the "Manual Movie Settings" menu item to OFF, and then go into Live View and adjust the aperture. Yes, it is counterintuitive, but what Manual Movie Settings does is limit your shutter speed to a reasonable shutter speed for those who don't know what to set it at (and it prevents you from adjusting the aperture, which - I know - makes no sense...but turning Manual Movie Settings OFF actually gives you more manual control including the ability to adjust the aperture).
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The answer is incorrect.
I own a D5300, and it cannot change the aperture in LiveView mode (in manual mode).
You must leave LiveView, change the aperture, and go back to LiveView.

If there is a firmware update that enables it, please release it.
And please please add AF Fine-Tune. The viewfinder (PD-AF) cannot get focus right.
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Yes, the D5300 aperture can be adjusted in Live View.
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D5300 Wi fi does not establish.

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I "enable" wi-fi on my D5300 and the icon flashes but does not connect. Going to network settings on the camera it only gives the message "This option not available at current settings or in the cameras currrent state"

I am trying to connect to a new Samsung S5 phone. The phone itself is not detecting the camera wifi although it finds anything else which is around.
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I had the same issue the other day. It seems to be an issue with the camera and not the mobile device. I got the same message when trying to go into network settings on the camera. The mobile device won't find the camera if its not working properly. After leaving the camera on OFF for a couple of days and trying to turn wifi ON again it worked. I just bought my D5300 refurbed and Im a little worried. I spent hours on google and I can't find a single answer.
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i had the same problem. i found out if you enable airplane mode to turn off data, then turn on wifi only it will connect. just fine.
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I have loaded the app on to the S5 and also checked the camera has an SD card in as per the manual. Have tried getting the connection to the S5 with and without the app running on the S5 ( the manual says to establish the connection before loading the app. The S5 is detecting other wireless networks ok.
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Have you installed the wireless mobile adapter utility on the S5? It is available in the Google Play Store.
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Will Nikon introduce D5300 with 18-55mm VR kit lens? If yes then When?

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Yes Available at Best Buy store today in 18-55 VR2 kit.
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Sorry, answer to another question.
Your answer, you can buy the body and the lens separate, the current kit lens is a 18-140mm (would be my choice over the 18-55)

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No, cx has a crop factor of 2.7, so it would be 29.7-74.25 approximately.
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Is their servo motor(auto focus) in D5300?or I have to buy lens with the servo motor?

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The D5300 does not have an autofocus motor. In order for the camera to autofocus, the lens must have an autofocus motor.
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There is no focus motor in the D5300 so to get autofocus you would have to but AF-s lenses
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No screw drive on the D5300, lenses must have built in focus motors in order to auto focus.
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Does the video recorded by the D5300 play in Windows Media Player 12? Or do I need QuickTime?

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Download VLC player. Its free of cost and plays 99% of audio & video formats out there. 1 player for all your audio & video needs :)
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You either need quicktime or a program that will convert the .mov file to a WMV file. (plenty of free ones available)
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The D5300's MOV files can be opened in Windows Media Player.
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d5200 and d5300 lenses interchangeable

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Yes.

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Yes. All the lenses compatible with D5200 are also compatible with D5300 or vice versa.
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Lens compatibility

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I just bought the D5300 and was disappointed to see the autofocus on my
Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Autofocus VR Zoom Nikkor Lens

doesn't work. I assume this is a standard problem? Will this lens work with the newer D7000 series?

Does the new
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Work with the D5300?

I've had great success with this lens and my older D80. I'd rather not spend another $2-3k on a lens.
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To answer the other part of your question the D7000/7100 both have built in screw drive to autofocus AF lenses.
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The D5300 does not have an in built focus motor so all non AF-S lenses will be manual focus. To have auto focus any lens should be AF-S therefore the newer 80-400 will autofocus on the D5300.
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How does wireless work on D5300?

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When I go to enable wireless I get the following message 'This option is not avail at current settings or in the camera's current state.' This is very frustrating when this happens right out of the box brand new. I have tried enabling on several different scene settings, nothing. GPS enables, but wireless does not. Is there a firmware update I need?
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1) turn On WiFi on D5300
2) Access Settings on (Android in my case)
3) Select Wireless & Networks
4) Select Wi-Fi Settings
5) IF the D5300 WiFi is on the Smartphone will see it. Select that option
6) NOW: it really was a struggle to set up the phone and camera BUT, it does indeed work. Look at pictures and then select the pictures you want to download to phone. NOTE: The pictures are found in the Nikon App and NOT in the camera gallery.

I think??? I have it figured out??? It is NOT an easy APP to follow. Trial and error but it does work including letting the phone see and take the pictures remotely.
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his camera's built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Wireless Mobile Utility application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera. While connected to the built-in Wi-Fi, your smart device can also act as a remote monitor for the D5300. See what the camera sees and even fire the shutter—perfect for group shots and self portraits! Make sure that while using the D5300's built-in Wi-Fi, that the memory card is inserted and there is a fully charged battery. If there is no memory card or fully charged battery this operation will not work in its current settings.
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Where can I download the wi-fi software?

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Not sure about the Google Play Store, but in Apple'a App store it has a name that makes it difficult to find the app; it is WMU (Wireless Mobile Utility). Download the one from Nikon.
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The Wireless Mobile Utility application must be installed on the device before Wi-Fi can be used with a Wi-Fi capable camera. This can be installed from either the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.
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D5300 gray bodied camera

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I am contemplating purchasing the d5300 with the gray body. I am told that the gray line camera warranty isn't honor in the U.S., is this correct?
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The term "Gray Market" does not relate to the color of a product. Instead, "Gray Market" refers to products that were imported into the US by someone other than Nikon USA. Nikon USA will not provide any support or service for gray market items. In the US, the D5300 can be purchased with a black, red, or gray body, from Nikon USA or from Nikon Authorized Retailers.

For a more detailed explanation of "Gray Market" please see this article:
https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...

Details on the Nikon Digital Imaging Warranty can be found here:
https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...

More info on the D5300 can be found on the following page. Click "Add to Cart" to purchase it the Nikon USA Store or click "Where to Buy" to find Nikon Authorized Retailers: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Pr...
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If you are referring to a gray import then the warranty will not be covered and you would have to send body back to country of purchase for any warranty work.
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