- Resolution: 24.2 MP
- Sensor size: 23.5 x 15.6 mm
- Screen size: 3.2 inches
- Sensor type: CMOS
- Type: DSLR
- Wi-Fi: Yes,IEEE 802.11b/g
- Built-in Flash: Yes
- Red Eye Reduction: Yes
- LCD Info Display: TFT LCD
- Lens Kit: 18 - 140 mm + 50 mm
Nikon D5300 with 18-140mm Lens Combo (Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Lens)
The D 5300 was introduced by Nikon in October 2013 and was the upgraded version of the D5200. Here’s an in depth review of the Nikon D 5300.
The D5300 has the latest EXPEED 4 processor that comes with a lot of new features under the camera’s hood. The D5300 has a 24 Megapixel Inage Sensor, just like the one found on the D5200. Nikon has given this camera a high-end touch by removing the Anti-aliasing filter, just as they did on the D7100. The camera also flaunts the Wi-Fi as well as GPS connectivity features. These new features are becoming common in most cameras these days but it’s a good start by Nikon. The camera allows RAW and Jpeg image capture and shoots at around 5 fps. Apart from still images, the camera also records full 1080p/60p videos as well as a few lower resolution video formats. Unlike the premium 1-series cameras from Nikon, this camera lacks options for higher frame rate. Still, the D5300 has technological updates that make it in-line with the current trend.
Design and Display:
The D5300 is the new D5200 with a few changes inside. The design cues of both the cameras are seemingly similar. The new model has a slightly redesigned grip and hold giving it an upper edge. Simplicity remains constant with the D5300 and there seem to be no complaints with that. The body seems to be pretty sturdy and the build quality has no complaints, just like the other Nikon Cameras.
As far as display goes, the camera has a new ad improved 1037-million dot LCD screen. Unlike the predecessor, the camera has a tilt and swivel screen that flips out of the body. The controls are logically placed so that it gives advanced shooters some leeway. Once the camera is held, the index finger will automatically find itself resting on the shutter release while the thumb rests right on the rear control dial. The camera has options set for even manual users and the inclusion of aperture controls; shutter speed and such buttons are a sweet spot to the manual shooter. This camera has an optical VF and has 0.82x magnification with 95% coverage.
The D5300 supports EN-EL14 or the EN-EL 14A Lithium-ion powered batteries. Nikon claims the battery life at 600 shots once the battery is powered up.
18-140mm Lens Combo (Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Lens)
Nikon has plenty of lens options available for its DSLRs. The D5300 can be availed with the 18-140 mm along with the 50 mm lens combo kit. This combination of lenses is perfect to get your hands steady on landscape, sports and wildlife photography. The 50 mm lens should give you a perfect depth of field and is ideal for macro photography and portraits.
The Nikon D5300 has a fair share of technical upgrades over its older counterpart. However, there is much more that could have been added to this camera than the actual.
Nikon D5300 Rivals:
Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS 700D