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How to Shoot Landscapes with Your Nikon D5300

Providing specific capture settings for landscape photography using your Nikon D5300 is tricky because there's no single best approach to capturing a beautiful stretch of countryside, a city skyline, or [more…]

Tips for Shooting Dynamic Close-Ups with Your Nikon D5300

The Nikon D5300 is an extremely versatile camera and it provides you with all the tools you need for shooting dynamic close-ups. For great close-up shots, try the following techniques: [more…]

Tips for Coping with Special Situations When Shooting with Your Nikon D5300

A few subjects and shooting situations pose some additional challenges you may not be readily prepared for when shooting with your Nikon D5300. Here's a quick list of ideas for tackling a variety of common [more…]

How to Shoot Movies Using the Default Settings on Your Nikon D5300

Video enthusiasts will appreciate the fact that the D5300 enables you to tweak a variety of movie-recording settings. But if you're not up to sorting through those options, just use the default settings [more…]

Frame Size/Frame Rate Options on Your Nikon D5300

This setting on your Nikon D5300 determines the resolution, or frame size, of your movie, as well as the number of frames per second (fps), both of which affect video quality. [more…]

How to Select the Movie Quality Option on Your Nikon D5300

The Movie Quality option on your Nikon D5300 determines how much compression is applied to the video file, which in turn affects the bit rate, or how much data is used to represent 1 second of video, measured [more…]

How to Choose the Microphone Setting (Volume Control) on Your Nikon D5300

The most critical audio-recording control on your Nikon D5300 is the Microphone setting, which affects sound volume when you are shooting video with your digital camera. You have three options: [more…]

How to Reduce Wind Noise on Your Nikon D5300

You may notice excessive wind noise when filming with your Nikon D5300. Ever seen a newscaster out in the field, carrying a microphone that looks like it's covered with a big piece of foam? That foam thing [more…]

Movie Recording Options on Your Nikon D5300

You can control a few aspects of your cinematic effort on your Nikon D5300. You can manipulate your video to create a number of effects. The following list runs through these options: [more…]

How to Screen Movies on Your Nikon D5300

To play your movie, press the Playback button on your Nikon D5300. In single-image playback mode, you can spot a movie file by looking for the little movie camera icon in the upper-left corner. You also [more…]

How to Trim Movies on Your Nikon D5300

You can do some limited movie editing on your Nikon D5300. Notice the emphasis: limited editing. You can trim frames from the start of a movie and clip off frames from the end, and that's it. [more…]

How to Save a Movie Frame as a Still Image on Your Nikon D5300

You may decide that something you captured as video on your Nikon D5300 would make a great still image. You can save a frame of the movie as a still photo. Here's how: [more…]

How to Adjust Playback Timing Options on Your Nikon D5300

By default, the Nikon D5300 displays your photo for 4 seconds immediately after it finishes recording the picture data to the memory card. This feature is called Image Review. To take a longer look, press [more…]

How to Display Photos One at a Time (Full-Frame Playback) on Your Nikon D5300

It’s likely that you have already been playing around with the Playback mode on your Nikon D5300. But, there are different options for viewing photos on your digital camera. For normal playback—that is [more…]

How to View Multiple Photos One at a Time (Thumbnails View) on Your Nikon D5300

Along with viewing images one at a time on your 5300, you can display 4 or 9 thumbnails or even a whopping 72 thumbnails. Use these techniques to change to thumbnails view and navigate your photos: [more…]

How to Display Photos in Calendar View on Your Nikon D5300

In Calendar view, you see a little calendar on the screen of your Nikon D5300. By selecting a date on the calendar, you can quickly navigate to all pictures you shot on that day. A thumbnail-free date [more…]

How to Zoom in on a Photo in Single-Frame View on Your Nikon D5300

After displaying a photo in single-frame view on your Nikon D5300, you can magnify it to get a close-up look at important details, as shown on the right. Here's the scoop: [more…]

How to Enable Automatic Picture Rotation on Your Nikon D5300

When you take a picture, your D5300 can record the image orientation— whether you held the camera normally, creating a horizontally oriented image, or turned the camera on its side to shoot a vertically [more…]

How to View Picture Data on Your Nikon D5300

In single-picture view on your 5300, you can choose from the six display modes. By default, however, only the File Information display is available. To use any other display options, you must enable them [more…]

How to Use the File Information Mode on Your Nikon D5300

In the File Information display mode on your Nikon D5300, the monitor displays certain data. Here's the key to what information appears, starting at the top of the screen and working down: [more…]

How to Use the Highlights (Blinkies) Mode on Your Nikon D5300

The highlights mode on your Nikon D5300 can be helpful. One of the most difficult problems to correct in a photo-editing program is known as blown highlights [more…]

How to Use the RGB Histograms Mode on Your Nikon D5300

Press the Multi Selector down to shift from Highlights mode to this mode on your Nikon D5300. You can view your picture in this mode only if you enable it via the Display Mode option on the Playback menu [more…]

How to Use the Shooting Data Display Mode on Your Nikon D5300

Before you can access Shooting Data mode on your 5300, you must enable it via the Playback Display Options setting on the Playback menu. After turning on the option, press the Multi Selector down to shift [more…]

How to Manipulate Movie Exposure on Your Nikon D5300

Normally, the Nikon D5300 automatically adjusts exposure during movie recording. Exposure is calculated using Matrix (whole frame) metering, regardless of which Metering mode setting is selected. But in [more…]

How to Use the Overview Mode on Your Nikon D5300

In Overview mode, the playback screen on your Nikon D5300 contains a small image thumbnail along with scads of shooting data—although not quite as much as Shooting Data mode—plus a Brightness histogram [more…]

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