Nikon D5300 as a travel blogger camera

Perfect travel logger camera Nikon D5300
Nikon D5300 Perfect travel logger camera
Nikon D5300 Perfect travel logger camera


The perfect travel blogger camera

If I did not get the Nikon D5300 as a birthday present, I would treat it to myself Christmas to wish. It is the (almost) perfect travel blogger camera. It can do everything that makes my life as a travel blogger easier: it delivers high-resolution photos in excellent quality. I can shoot video scenes with her. It has WiFi, with which I can transfer the photos from the SLR camera to my mobile phone via an app.

This is a feature that I particularly appreciate because it allows me to use high-quality photos in the images for our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram. As a result, I'm no longer dependent on the pixelated shots that many phones deliver. The better quality of the photos I take with my Nikon D5300 is what sets us apart Instagram very fast loyal followers procured. This allowed me to increase the number of followers from a few hundred to over 1000 within a few months.



The Nikon D5300

As a point-and-shoot photographer, the Nikon D5300's automatic programs give me a variety of ways to customize the camera to suit the lighting and shooting conditions. Of course, I can also set everything manually if I have the time and leisure for it on our research trips. Usually, however, I'm so pleased with the result of the shots I get of the automatic programs that I cancels out the manual setting for photo shoots if I can afford to take my time.


Perfect travel logger camera Nikon D5300
Perfect travel logger camera Nikon D5300


A light camera

When buying the Nikon D5300, the weight of the camera was very important to me. This was one of the reasons why I chose a Canon as a predecessor model, even though I am an outspoken Nikon fan. If you're out and about all day with a heavy log around your neck, the best photos will not interest me. For me, a camera must be light, handy and always at hand. I can work well with that. In a weight comparison with my predecessor, the Nikon D5300 performs better. First, because it offers far more features than those. For another, because it is not heavier than the weight.

The rotatable display

The selection of perfect motifs is easy thanks to the fold-out and moveable display in different directions. For example, the post-processing of the photos before the publication is omitted or reduced to minor cosmetic corrections. A time saving, which I appreciate very much.

Only the battery could last longer

The only drawback is that the battery only just enough for a day. I turn off the camera in between. So I have to wait for a new motif until it is ready to shoot again. Spontaneous snapshots are not possible. To have this possibility for a whole day, you either need a second battery to change, or the current battery requirement must be improved.


Nevertheless I do not want to do without my Nikon D5300 anymore. It greatly facilitates my life on research trips and for me it is the (almost) perfect travel blogger camera.

Nikon D5300


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Source: own work experience with the Nikon D5300 SLR digital camera

Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Photos: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline

Nikon D5300 as a travel blogger camera

Travel expert Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Food and Slow Travel blog  TravelWorldOnline. They have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Their topics are trips to Savor, wine tourism worldwide and slow travel. During her studies Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she - partly together with Petar Fuchs - traveled to the USA and Canada and spent a research year in British Columbia. This intensified her thirst for knowledge, which she satisfied for 6 years as an adventure guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as a tour guide for Studiosus Reisen around the world. She was constantly expanding her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: "What's beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do they eat in this region?" As a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), she is now looking for answers to these questions as a travel writer and travel blogger in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is among Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021. Find more Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs here.

4 thoughts too "Nikon D5300 as a travel blogger camera"

  1. Hallo,
    I think used Nikon cameras have a very good price / performance / quality ratio. Greetings Paul.

    1. Hi Paul,

      I can't judge that because I keep buying new cameras. I think you have to be lucky too.

      Best regards,

  2. What a surprise. Have the same and have also changed from Canon. My handling is a little different (only manual settings), but I would like to add one disadvantage: until today I have not found an attitude, after which I can focus on one point and place it. This makes it difficult to work with disturbers, because you usually have to resort to the manual focus, which can go wrong in connection with the diopter compensation ever. I have not succeeded in setting up the WLAN function. Can you (me) on occasion gladly betrayed once. Otherwise, I completely agree with you: It makes excellent high-resolution images and is equipped for everything you might need. However, if you bring a few lenses and a tripod, etc. with you, the whole package is quite difficult. But that is true for all SLR cameras.

    1. Hi Stefan,

      When choosing the lens, I made sure to choose an easy one. You're right, there are real heavyweights underneath. With the Nikkor 18-55 it is the perfect combination for me now. I almost never use a tripod. Therefore, that does not matter to me anyway.

      Best regards,

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