The sub-$1000 consumer DSLR market has become fierce over the past few years with big names like Nikon, Canon, & Sony trying to compete for the top spot. The newest model to be offered by Nikon is the D5300, a redesigned, Wi-Fi ready predecessor to their existing D5200 model. Here is what we know so far:
- 24.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor
- EXPEED 4 image processing
- Built-in Wi-Fi support
- Standard ISO range of 100-12800, expandable up to 25,600
- Scene recognition system utilising a 2,016 RGB metering system
- 39-point auto-focusing system
- 5 FPS burst shooting
- 3.2-inch Vari-Angle LCD monitor
- Full HD 1080P video capabilities
- NIKKOR compatibility
- Compact and lightweight, the D5300 weighs only 16.9 oz.
- Available in Black, Red, or Gray color choices
Pricing & Availability
$799.95 – Nikon D5300 (body only)
$1,399.95 – Nikon D5300 kit with the AF-S NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6 ED VR Lens
This model is expected to launch by the end of October 2013 (this month) and will be sold in all major electronics retailers.
As a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and our Managing Editor, Colt loves testing out the newest tech products/services. His goal is to help better educate other consumers to ensure the most satisfying purchases decisions on consumer electronics and services. When he is not working on creating new content, Colt enjoys spending time with his two Australian Shepherds, Mia and Zoey.