- 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 + 50 mm
Nikon D5300 Digital SLR Camera (Black) with 18-55mm VR Zoom Lens and AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G Twin Prime 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 comes powered with an EXPEED 4 processor a few additions under its body. The camera has a 24 Megapixel Inage Sensor, just like the one found on the D5200. Nikon has omitted an anti-aliasing filter making it seem like a high-end DSLR. The camera also boasts features such as Wi-Fi as well as GPS connectivity. Although these features seem quite common in cameras these days, it is essential for a DSLR to possess these features. The D5300 shoots RAW and Jpeg images at 5 fps. It also shoots 1080p/60p videos.
Design and Display:
The cameras look just about the same when juxtaposed. However, the new model has a slightly redesigned grip and hold giving it an upper edge over its predecessor. The D5300 has a simplistic, yet powerful approach. The camera looks pretty sturdy and rigid and follows Nikon’s standard. The camera also has a new 1037-million dot LCD screen placed towards its rear side. The screen is tilt and swivel type and it flips out of the body. The controls of this camera are logically placed and give ease while handling. 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 is suitable even for manual users and has aperture controls, shutter controls and various options for manual shooters. The camera has an optical VF and has 0.82x magnification along with 95% coverage. Design wise, the camera has no significant changes but, the display is better and sharper than before.
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.
18-55mm VR Zoom Lens and AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G Twin Prime Lens
The camera carries the Nikkor 50 mm F/1..8 as well as the 18-55 mm VR Zoom Lens. The F/1.8 G lens is price under 10k and performs quite well. For those who are looking for a 50 mm lens that suits the budget and offers decent bokeh shots, this lens should be of great help. The 18-55 mm lens with VR is a standard lens and feels quite good for those willing to start off with photography.
Nikon’s D5300 is a good buy for those looking for DSLR cameras with advanced features. This camera goes well with various lenses and feels pretty great.
Nikon D5300 Rivals:
Canon EOS 1200D
Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS 700D