Nikon has officially replaced the D5200, a DSLR introduced just last year, with the new D5300, a camera which comes packed with multiple improvements.
The rumor mill has recently started talking about the D5200 successor, with multiple photographers receiving this news as a shock, as the D5200 was launched less than a year ago. Nevertheless, they should have contained their amazement, as the D610 has also replaced the D600 “too soon”, so it is not like this has not happened before.
Nikon introduces D5300 DSLR camera with new 24.2-megapixel AA-less sensor
Regardless of one’s feelings, the Nikon D5300 is now official and it will allow users to capture photos with the help of a 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor without an optical low-pass filter.
Photographers are getting used to the company’s cameras not featuring an OLPF. This makes images appear sharper at the cost of occasional moiré patterns.
Nikon D5300 is the company’s first DSLR with built-in WiFi, GPS, and EXPEED 4 processor
The D5300 marks the first Nikon DSLR to feature built-in WiFi and GPS. These features are great for sharing content to smartphones and tablets, while adding geo-tagging information to the photos.
Another premiere is the presence of the EXPEED 4 processing engine. It will allow users to capture up to 5 frames per second in continuous shooting mode, while minimizing noise, capturing true colors, and consuming less power to preserve battery.
This device features a 3.2-inch articulated LCD screen with a 1.04-million-dot resolution. It can be used for taking quick selfies or to shoot from very awkward angles. It will also prove useful when recording full HD videos at up to 60fps and stereo audio.
High ISO sensitivity to capture photos “when it matters most”
Nikon is claiming that the D5300 is a very capable camera in low-light environments. Users will benefit from an ISO sensitivity range between 100 and 12,800, which can be extended to about 25,600 using built-in software settings.
The Scene Recognition technology in the DSLR includes a 2,016-pixel RBG metering that is capable of adjusting exposure settings to suit the occasion. Additionally, the DSLR comes packed with an autofocus system of 39 points, which can track moving subjects.
The other usual stuff is there, too, including RAW format support, AF assist light, optical viewfinder, 1/4000-30 seconds shutter speed range, manual shooting modes, pop-up flash, USB 2.0 and HDMI ports, and a SD / SDHC / SDXC storage card slot.
Release date, price, and availability details
Nikon D5300 measures 4.92 x 3.86 x 2.99-inches and weighs 480 grams with battery and card included. It will be released in black, gray, and red colors by the end of October for a price of $1,399.95 with the AF-S Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens kit.
Amazon has begun accepting pre-orders for the DSLR at a price of $796.95 for the body-only version. The retailer says that the camera will begin shipping on November 14. In the meantime, the D5200 body-only is available for $696.95.