The Nikon D5300 represents the latest available DSLR technology in a compact, affordable package. Given its outstanding features and price the, in addition to the upcoming holiday season, the D5300 will be in high demand over the next few months. Rather than wait until hits the stores and possibly sells out, pre-ordering will assure you get first delivery of this amazing camera.
- Nikon D5300 at Amazon. Amazon only charges when your order ships and offers a no-hassle 30 day return policy and no restocking fees.
- Nikon D5300 at Adorama or D5300 + 18-140mm Lens at Adorama. Adorama only charges when your camera is ready to ship. They offer a full 30 day return policy with no restocking fee.
- Nikon D5300 body only at B&H Photo or D5300 body with 18-140mm lens at B&H Photo. B&H may authorize your card for the order amount, but does not actually charge you until the order ships. A full 30 day return policy and no restocking fees.
The D5300 is expected to begin shipping in mid-November (November 14, 2013). Based on the history of some recent Nikon cameras, and the upcoming holidays, it may be hard to find in stock if you wait get it. By ordering from an authorized Nikon dealer now you are guaranteed to get it in good time.
Many reputable online sources are offering the D5300, and they have agreements with Nikon not to advertise below a given minimum advertised price (MAP), so unlike some items, you won’t save by shopping around. Additionally, these retailers offer a generous cancellation and return policies. You won’t be charged until your camera actually ships, and you have 30 days to return your camera (see retailer websites for details). You will get this at all of the retailers listed on this page.