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I'm also a Nikon guy - this is what you need to do: Set the Release Mode to "Continuous Low" or "Continuous High". That way, when you press the shutter button, the camera will fire off as many images as you want - usually 3 or 5 for bracketing.Release Mode can be set from the Shooting Menu - or there is a dedicated button on the 5300 on the front of the camera at about 5 o clock as you look at it from the front (almost under the lens).Let me know if you need further help.If you like my answer, please be sure to rate my service with three, four or five stars. It is the only way I am credited with helping you today. Thanks you so much.Steve
Ok, let's check some things. Is your Active D turned off?
Ok let me grab my 5300 book. Give me a few minutes please. I'll be back.
Sorry for the delay. I'm not sure why your camera is not working as designed. Let's give it a quick reset. This will clear out any erroneous settings that may have been selected by mistake.
With the camera on, press and hold together, the two buttons on the back that have green dots next to them. On the 5300, these are either side of the optical viewfinder. Do this for 5 seconds.Then go back into the menu, make sure Active D is off and then set your bracketing. Set release mode to continuous and let me know what happens.I'll be here.
Yes, that is correct. I'm a long time Nikonian but I'm sure Canons work that way as well.I'm glad you got it working. I'm sorry but I assumed you were holding the button down.Please let me know if I can help you further.Have a great weekend.Steve
Thanks for the info.Steve