- 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 - 55 mm + 35 mm
Nikon D5300 Digital SLR Camera (Black) with 18-55 VR Lens and AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Twin Lens
Nikon’s D5300 is the upgraded and the latest version since the D5200 DSLR camera. Introduced in October 2013, the camera carries a few upgrades from its predecessor. Here is a review of the D5300 with the 18-55 mm and the 35 mm les from Nikkor.
The D5300 has an EXPEED 4 processor and a lot happening under its hood. It has a 24 Megapixel Inage Sensor, just like the one found on the D5200. The camera lacks an anti-aliasing filter, making it seem like a high-end DSLR. 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.
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.
18-55 VR Lens and AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Twin Lens)
The D5300 comes with an array of lens options, apart from the standard ones. The camera comes with an 18-55 mm lens with VR. The camera also comes with the Nikkor 35 mm f/1.8 G twin lens. The 35 mm lens is perfect for pristine portraits with immaculate depth of field. Macro photography is best suited with the 35 mm lens.
The D5300 from Nikon is a decent upgrade from the D5200. The camera seems quite suitable for the current trend.
Nikon D5300 Rivals:
Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS 700D