Nikon D5300 Review
|Full model name:||Nikon D5300|
(23.5mm x 15.6mm)
|Viewfinder:||Optical / OLED|
|Native ISO:||100 - 12,800|
|Extended ISO:||100 - 25,600|
|Shutter:||30 - 1/4000|
4.9 x 3.9 x 3.0 in.
(125 x 98 x 76 mm)
includes batteries, kit lens
|Full specs:||Nikon D5300 specifications|
Despite being an evolutionary upgrade to the D5200, the Nikon D5300 sports a newly developed 24.2MP sensor without an AA filter for enhanced sharpness, and Nikon's latest EXPEED 4 processor for better high ISO handling and 1080/60p HD video. The addition of built-in Wi-Fi and GPS (a first for a Nikon DSLR) makes this compact, mid-range DSLR an excellent choice for upgrading beginners and budding enthusiasts alike.Pros
Excellent image quality similar to more expensive DSLRs (like the D7100); Great dynamic range; Responsive all-around performer; Excellent Full HD video-shooting quality; Built-in Wi-Fi with remote control and sharing features; Built-in GPS; Compact and lightweight size; 18-140mm kit lens performs well for its type and has a very versatile focus length range.Cons
AA-filterless sensor makes it more prone to moire; Burst speed slows with highest quality 14-bit RAW images; Live View mode not as good as some competitors; No external headphone jack; GPS receiver not very sensitive.Price and availability
The Nikon D5300 started shipping in the U.S. in late October 2013, priced at nearly $1,400 in a kit with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens, or at around $900 in a kit with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G II VR, or around $800 for body-only. The body is available in black, red or gunmetal grey.Imaging Resource rating
4.5 out of 5.0
$1499.00 (40% more)
20.2 MP (20% less)
Also has viewfinder
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