Nikon has announced its new D5300, which is a 24.2MP DSLR and is Nikon’s first to include built-in WiFi and GPS.
The built-in WiFi provides instant photo sharing to smartphones or tablets, while GPS gives users the option of geotagging images as they are captured.
Additionally, the Nikon D5300 features a 3.2″ vari-angle LCD, along with a 39-point AF system with 9 cross-type sensors, a frame rate of 5fps and 1080p video capture at 60p.
Nikon D5300 Key Features
- 24.2MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
- EXPEED Image Processor
- No Optical Low-Pass Filter
- 3.2″ 1,037k-Dot Vari-Angle LCD Monitor
- Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
- Built-In Wi-Fi and GPS Connectivity
- Continuous Shooting up to 5 fps
- 39-Point Multi-CAM 4800DX AF Sensor
- Expandable Sensitivity to ISO 25600
- Active D-Lighting and Built-in HDR
The D5300 is a rather marginal upgrade over the D5200 – with the built-in WiFi and GPS being the main differences between the two cameras. The 1080/60p video capture will also raise the eyebrows of HDSLR shooters our there. Since it comes in at the same retail price point of the D5200, those looking to buy a new Nikon DSLR should do fine with the D5300 as an entry-level option.
The Nikon D5300 should be available later this month for $799.95 for the body only. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The D5300 is also available in a kit with the AF-S 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens for $1399.95. Check it out here at B&H Photo.