Nikon D5300 Announced

Nikon D5300 Announced

Nikon have just announced what will be the replacement to the now aging D5200.  However they have not merely just made it look shiny and new from the outside, but they have also applied some pretty nifty technical whizzbagry on the inside to!

For starters, the 24MP sensor has been designed to work without an optical low pass filter (OLPF), which should enable some increase in image details.  A built in WiFi module provides a direct connection to your smartphone or tablet, which is a nice touch for an upper entry camera.  The large 3.2 inch variable angle tilt screen will allow you to get even the most awkward of shots, and the GPS geotagging will let you show your mates the location from which the screen enabled you to not have to kiss the dirt.

The WiFi connection not only downloads images directly to you iOS or Android device, and thereby allowing you to upload to a plethora of social networks, but also turns the device into a live preview and remote control for the camera.  Sweet!

The geotagging does exactly what you think it ought to, but it now adds an extra level of awesomeness.  The GPS logger will continually record the travels in order to provide you with a complete travel route that you can manage at the end of the journey with the help of Nikon’s ViewNX2 software.  There is no word on how this may abuse your battery life, but needless to say if you’re going to use that feature you had better be packing a spare.

Summary of Key Features

– Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS
– 24.2-megapixel DX-format sensor with no OLPF
– Superb low-light performance with ISO 100–12,800 (expandable to ISO 25,600 equivalent)
– Fast and powerful EXPEED 4 image processing engine
– 39-point AF system with nine cross-type sensors in the centre
– 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor with Nikon’s Scene Recognition System
– 5 fps continuous shooting
– Large vari-angle monitor: 8.1 cm (3.2-in.) LCD monitor with wide-viewing angle and high 1,037k-dot resolution
– Full HD movies at 1080/50/60p
– HDMI output supported
– HDR and Active D-Lighting
– Special effects for still images and movies
– 16 Scene Modes


  • Source: Nikon SA