Nikon D5300: Featuring a 24MP Sensor, EXPEED 4 Processor and Bundled Lens Kits
Nikon has recently ventured into the compact SLR market with its latest D5300. Here is a camera par excellence with several fantastic features to rely upon. The optical low pass filter is given a miss, featuring better low light clicking options. Here is how the specs sheet looks like:
The D5300 features a 24MP CMOS image sensor. In terms of dimensions, this sensor measures 23.5mmx15.6mm besides boasting of the APS-C make. Image resolution of 6000x4000 pixels is supported in addition to other resolutions. This D5300 supports an aspect ratio of 3:2. Image processor is the Expeed 4 which is paired along with the featured sensor.
Nikon F is the featured lens mount with the focal length multiplication limit of up to 1.5X. Autofocus is supported by this camera with several modes in contrast detect, phase detect, single, continuous and many more. Manual focus is also supported with 39 focus points to rely upon. In terms of image quality, the D5300 boasts of 100-12800 as the ISO range, supported by the Auto mode. This can be expanded up to 25600 with the Boost turned on. RAW format is also supported besides 12 white balance presets. Basic, Fine and Normal quality levels are also supported paired along with the Custom White Balance mode.
Photography and Videography
The D5300 boasts of a shutter speed limit of 30-1/4000 sec in addition to the shutter priority mode. Manual exposure mode is supported in addition to the multiple scene modes. Built-in flash is supported with an extensive range of 12.00m at ISO 100. External flash via Hot Shoe is supported as well in addition to multiple modes like rear curtain, auto and many more. Burst or continuous shooting is allowed at 5 frames per second. 3 Metering modes are included in Multi, Center-weighted and Spot.
Full HD video recording is supported by this camera at 60 frames per second. The D5300 also supports HD and 424p captures at 60 and 25fps, respectively. In terms of image formats, the D5300 supports MPEG-4 and H.264. Mono speaker and stereo microphone are also featured along.
The D5300 boasts of a 3.2 inch screen with 1037K dots as the offered display resolution. The fully articulated LCD monitor features the Live Viewing option besides face detection, subject tracking and contrast detect-AF. Touch screen is given a miss but a viewfinder is incorporated by Nikon. Optical Penta-mirror is featured with 95 percent coverage and 0.82X as the magnifying limit.
Connectivity and Storage
The D5300 supports Mini-HDMI port in addition to the USB 2.0 for faster file transfers. Built-in wireless is supported as well besides the Remote Control spec and built-in GPS. SD, SDHC and SDXC digital cards are supported by this handy DSLR.
Design and Battery
The D5300 measures 125mmx98mmx76mm besides weighing 480g. Powering the same is the EN-EL14a, rechargeable battery module.
The D5300 packs in AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II and Tamron A005 SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens kits. Both these kits offer better low-light shooting options with Vibration Reduction and a larger focal length.
Nikon D5300 Rivals:
Canon EOS 700D
Canon EOS 1200D