Nikon D5300: First batch of gallery images posted


posted Monday, March 10, 2014 at 3:17 PM EDT


The Nikon D5300 has already been through the wringer in our Test Lab -- check out the full Image Quality Analysis here -- and recently found its way to our experienced reviewer Jason Schneider. We just published a series of real-world gallery photos from this new Nikon for your perusal, including full-size JPEGs and a handful of RAW images.

As Jason puts it, "One area where the Nikon D5300 definitely excels is sheer image quality. The quality of the RAW NEF and JPEG files is spectacular at low and moderate ISO settings in the ISO 100-800 range, and a high level of performance is maintained with minimal artifacts and impressive color saturation all the way up to ISO 6400." 

In addition to browsing through our gallery of new real-world photos, make sure to use our Comparometer™ to pit images taken by the Nikon D5300 against the Canon T5i, Nikon D5200 or even its larger sibling, the Nikon D7100, with which it shares a similar 24MP sensor unencumbered by optical low-pass filter. Or take it for a spin against any other camera we've ever tested!

Check out our Nikon D5300 gallery images, as well as our lab test images and image quality comparison and analysis, if you haven't already, and then read our first impressions Nikon D5300 review for more info about this new high-resolution, compact APS-C DSLR. Stay tuned for our in-depth, complete D5300 review in the coming weeks.

* Use our Still Life target images to look for detail (tone-on-tone, fine, highlights, shadows), as well as noise suppression, white balance, color accuracy and color shape retention. Use the Multi Target images to look for lens sharpness, chromatic aberration, color handling, contrast vs. detail vs. noise, and moiré. Both targets are shot at the full range of ISOs to show how these factors change as ISO rises. You may also want to look at our Indoor and Outdoor Portrait targets to investigate color handling, white balance, detail retention, contrast and more.

18-140mm Lens: 116mm, f/5.6, 1/200s, ISO 320


18-140mm Lens: 24mm, f/3.8, 1/80s, ISO 100, +1EV


18-140mm Lens: 85mm, f/5.3, 1/500s, ISO 180