D5300 Recommended SD Cards

The Nikon D5300 uses SD card memory to store pictures.  The recommended secure digital cards include SD, SDHC, SDXC media types. The D5300 offers the latest high speed technology by supporting UHS-1 transfer protocol. This will allow up to 99 megabytes per second of transfer when you use a UHS-1 type card.

The newest SD cards are all Class 10 speed, and you should look specifically for UHS-1 type (also noted UHS-I on some cards). The older Class number designations such as Class 6 or Class 4 are slow and not recommended.  The class numbers only go up to Class 10 and anything else can slow down when shooting bursts of photos. The high speed cards will also let you download pictures and videos from your card faster.

The list of SD cards below have been tested by Nikon and approved for use in the D5300. Other SD cards may work, but have not been tested or verified. Please select from the cards listed below for maximum compatibility.

Nikon D5300 Recommended SD cards:

Manufacturer SD SDHC SDXC
SanDisk 2 GB 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB 64 GB
Toshiba 2 GB 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB 64 GB
Panasonic 2 GB 4 GB, 6 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB, 16 GB, 24 GB, 32 GB 48 GB, 64 GB
Lexar Media Full HD Video 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB
Lexar Media Platinum II & Professional 2 GB 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB 64 GB
Lexar Media Full-HD Video 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB

7 thoughts on “D5300 Recommended SD Cards

  1. Desr sirs
    does the d5300 now supports the new uhs-ii standard?
    Maybe is there a firmware update?

    1. UHS-II cards can be used in the D5300 but they will only operate in UHS-I mode in the camera. Update is not possible because UHS-II requires a different physical interface.

  2. Asking a question 2 years later. Can I use a 128 samsung/sandisk tf card in a ad card adapter now? What will happen if I use them?

  3. I put a brand-new SanDisk Ultra SDXC C10 UHS-I card in my D5300 and the camera says there’s something wrong with it. Is it incompatible with these cards somehow?

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