How to Create a Slide Show on Your Nikon D5300

Did you know your Nikon D5300 allows you to create a slide show? Many photo-editing programs offer a tool for creating digital slide shows that can be viewed on a computer or, if copied to a DVD, on a DVD player. You can even add music, captions, graphics, special effects, and the like to jazz up your presentations.

But if you want to create a simple show—that is, one that just displays the photos and movies on the camera memory card one by one—you can create and run the show directly on your camera by using the Slide Show function on the Playback menu. And by connecting your camera to a television, you can present your show to a whole roomful of people.

One important point to note: The files the camera can access depend on the setting of the Playback Folder option on the Playback menu. If you haven't created any custom folders, you likely have only one folder on your card.

With that detail out of the way, follow these steps to present a slide show:

  1. Display the Playback menu and highlight Slide Show.

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  2. Press OK to display the Slide Show setup screen.

  3. Highlight Image Type and press the Multi Selector right.

    You're taken to the screen where you can choose what types of files to display in the show.

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  4. Select the type of files you want to include.

    You have four options: Display both photographs and movies, photos only, movies only, or files that you assigned a specific rating.

    If you select By Rating, press the Multi Selector. Here, you can specify the rating a picture or movie must have to make it into the show. Highlight a rating and press the Multi Selector right to put a check in the box and include photos to which you assigned that rating.

    After setting the Image Type, press OK to return to the Slide Show setup screen.

  5. Highlight Frame Interval and press the Multi Selector right.

    On the next screen, you can specify how long you want each image to be displayed. You can set the interval to 2, 3, 5, or 10 seconds.

  6. Select the frame interval you want to use and press OK.

    You return to the Slide Show setup screen.

  7. To start the show, highlight Start and press OK.

When the show ends, you see a screen offering three options: You can choose to restart the show, adjust the frame interval, or exit to the Playback menu. Highlight your choice and press OK.

During the show, you can control playback as follows:

  • Pause the show. Press OK. Again, you see three options onscreen. To restart playback, select Restart and press OK. You also can adjust the frame interval or exit to the Playback menu.

  • Exit the show. You have three options:

    • To return to regular playback, press the Playback button.

    • To return to the Playback menu, press the Menu button.

    • To return to picture-taking mode, press the shutter button halfway.

  • Skip to the next/previous image manually. Press the Multi Selector right or left.

  • Change the information displayed with the image. Press the Multi Selector up or down to cycle through the display modes.

  • Adjust the movie volume. Press the Zoom In button to increase the volume; press the Zoom Out button to decrease it.

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