Today, Nikon replaced the Nikon D5200 – launched on November 5, 2012 – with the D5300.
The D5300 is a far more significant update than it’s predecessor, which was – as I pointed out in this article – apart of a few details, virtually indistinguishable from the D3200.
The D5300 is the first Nikon DSLR to feature built-in GPS (including the A-GPS known from smart-phones) and Wifi capability, the first with the new Expeed-4 processing engine and the second APS-C or DX Nikon – after the D7100 – to forgo the optical low pass filter (OLPF), sometimes also called anti-aliasing filter.
The new camera has a SRP of $ 800, which is $ 100 more than the D5200, while the gap with the D3200 grows to $ 250.
This difference is more justified now that Nikon have made these improvements, even though that is hardy an entry-level camera price tag anymore.
Coupled with the – also new – 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR Nikkor (27-210mm FX equivalent), the kit will set you back a cool 1400 bucks.
The large majority of specs are similar to those of the D5200, however, the sensor is different: 24,2 vs. 24,1 Mp., and – more importantly – OLFP-less, which ought to lead to sharper images.
Also, the size of the vari-angle monitor grows from 3 to 3,2 inch, while its resolution goes up to 1.037 K dots.
Nikon claims that the new Expeed-4 image-processing engine is optimized for faster high-performance digital SLR cameras while providing significantly better results with noise reduction (NR), auto white balance, color reproduction and tone processing.
Finally, the camera includes a few new scene modes or special efects to the arsenal, such as Night vision, Color sketch, Toy camera, Miniature effect, Selective color, Silhouette, High key, Low key and HDR painting.
For more information and specs, click here.
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