- Focal Length: 55 - 200 mm
- 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/n
- Built-in Flash: Yes
- Red Eye Reduction: Yes
- LCD Info Display: TFT LCD
Nikon D5300: Featuring a 24MP Sensor, 39 Focus Points and Bundled Lens Kits
Nikon is back in camera business with its latest D5300, a compact SLR with a loaded repertoire. This camera boasts of several enviable attributes and offers a lot in terms of low light shooting. The detailed specs sheet can be realized as follows:
The D5300 boasts of a 24MP image sensor, offering an image resolution of 6000x4000 pixels. Other resolutions are supported as well by this camera besides the aspect ratio in 3:2. In terms of dimensions, the D5300 measures 23.5mm x 15.60mm in addition to the APS-C make. The D5300 also boasts of an EXPEED 4 image processor working in unison with the CMOS image sensor.
The D5300 boasts of the ISO sensitivity range of 100-12800 which also works in the Auto mode. This upper limit can be extended up to 25600 with the boost turned on. Fine, Normal and Basic JPEG quality levels are supported as well in addition to 12 white balance presets and the custom white balance mode. Image stabilization in any form seems to be missing but the RAW uncompressed format makes up for the omission. This camera supports both autofocus and manual focus with 39 focus points to rely upon. Nikon F is the lens mount featured along with the focal length multiplication limit of 1.5X.
Photography and Videography
In terms of photography, the D5300 packs in aperture and shutter priority modes besides the elusive Manual exposure mode. Shutter speed range for this DSLR is 30-1/4000 sec. Built-in flash is supported with a range of 12.00m at ISO 100. External flash via Hot-shoe is also featured in addition to the Auto, On, Off, Rear Curtain and many more. Burst shooting is allowed at 5 frames per second. Self timer is incorporated with 2-10 sec limit. Exposure compensation is supported with AE and WB bracketing.
The D5300 supports Full HD video recording at 60 frames per second. HD and 424p movies can also be recorded. MPEG-4 and H.264 formats are supported by this camera in addition to stereo microphone and the mono speaker.
The D5300 boasts of a fully articulated panel with a screen size of 3.2 inches. The TFT LCD monitor packs in 1037K dots as the display resolution. Touch screen is missing but the Live View spec makes up for this loss. Subject tracking and face detection are also supported. Optical Penta-Mirror is featured along with 95 percent coverage and a magnification limit of up to 0.82X.
Connectivity and Storage
The D5300 features USB 2.0 for faster file transfers. Mini HDMI port is supported in addition to the built-in wireless support. In terms of storage, the D5300 supports SDHC, SD and SDXC digital cards, for expanding the existing storage limit.
Design and Battery
The D5300 weighs 480g and packs in the Li-Ion EN-EL14/EN-EL14a rechargeable battery module. This unit supports up to 600 shots on a single charge.
The D5300 is bundled along with 18-140 mm and 55-200 mm lens kits. The former offers Vibration Reduction and F/3.5-5.6G lens aperture for low-light shooting. The 55-200 mm lens kit features F/4-5.6G as the lens aperture with DX and VR as the included specs.
Nikon D5300 Rivals:
Canon EOS 1200D
Canon EOS 700D