I have a difficult time figuring out at any given moment how much free space I have on my memory card. I have a D5300. On other cameras this information is quite straight forward like 83% of space used (or alternatively a filling up scale or a dial or any designers' idea of an indicator). On the D5300 I can't find this information.
On the right side of the viewfinder display the Number of Images Remaining will be shown within the Brackets. It is also shown on the right side of the "info" display on the back LCD. See page 4 and 6 in the D5300 Reference Manual.
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The reason it's not "accurate" is that the camera compresses the files before storing them, and compression factors are very dependent on the content of the image. As an example, a picture of a blank sky compresses very well, while a picture of random colored noise compresses very poorly. So the camera shows you how many frames are left, assuming very little compression. Usually that is quite conservative, but it can never mislead you into thinking you have X left when that many won't fit. I shoot compressed raw files, and if the camera says 600 frames remaining, I can pretty much expect that 1150-1200 will fit.
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As an information systems professional I fully understand your point about compression.
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Thanks for the warm welcome and the useful information.