Nikon D5300 First-impressions Review

Nikon D5300 First-impressions Review

Nikon D5300 at a glance:

  • 4.2-million-pixel, DX-format CMOS sensor
  • Fresh Expeed 4 image-processing engine
  • ISO 100-12,800 (expandable to ISO 25,600)
  • 39-point Multi-CAM 4800DX AF sensor with nine cross-type points
  • No anti-aliasing filter
  • Fresh EN-EL14a array with 20% ability access over the EN-EL14
  • Street amount about £749 with 18-55mm kit lens

Nikon D5300 – Introduction

When the Nikon D5300 was launched in October, Nikon was agog to accent that it was not a backup for the Nikon D5200 or D5100. Rather, it was a assiduity of the D5000 series, so neither the D5200 nor the D5100 would be discontinued.

This fresh camera accordingly expands Nikon’s ambit of ‘entry-level’ DSLRs, sitting at the top of the agency as a ‘high-end’ model. With a array of appropriate furnishings modes, it ticks all the appropriate boxes for the artistic enthusiast columnist and boasts some absorbing specifications. Also, acknowledgment to the actuality there’s no anti-aliasing filter, and that it has analogously high-resolution DX-format sensor as the D5200, the D5300 has the abeyant to aftermath fantastically abundant images. In addition, the D5300 has congenital Wi-Fi, GPS and appearance a fresh Expeed 4 processor.

Nikon D5300 – Features

The Nikon D5300 has a 15.6×23.5mm, DX-format sensor with a resolution of 24.2 actor pixels, which is fractionally college than the 24.1 actor pixels of the D5200. Acknowledgment to the abatement of the micro-blurring optical low-pass (anti-aliasing) filter, the D5300 should be able to boldness a college akin of detail than the antecedent Nikon D5000-series models. The abridgement of an anti-aliasing clarify does mean, though, that there is a accident of moiré apery on images. This usually occurs back photographing alternating patterns, such as the ones begin on textiles, but it can be abundantly removed in post-production. Nikon was agog to accent that removing the anti-aliasing clarify is a advantageous accommodation to advance the all-embracing angel resolution.

Every fresh D5000-series camera so far has appear with an upgraded processor, and the D5300 has the fresh Expeed 4 image-processing engine. This allows the aforementioned 5fps cutting acceleration as that offered by the D5200 but the fresh processor should acquiesce quicker and added authentic calculations from the 2016-pixel RGB sensor. In turn, this should accomplish more good colour rendition. Also, the Expeed 4 processor should advance the babble achievement throughout the ISO acuteness range.

The Nikon D5200 saw the addition of Wi-Fi affinity via two added account – a WU-1a Wi-Fi bore and a GP-1 GPS module, which amount about £250 combined. Thankfully, the D5300 has both Wi-Fi and GPS congenital in, so users can geotag images, accelerate pictures to a smartphone/tablet and alike wirelessly ascendancy the camera from a acute accessory via the chargeless Nikon WMU app.

As able-bodied as the night vision, colour sketch, miniature, careful colour, silhouette, aerial key and low key effects, the Nikon D5300 includes two added appropriate furnishings modes in the anatomy of toy camera and HDR painting.