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Nikon D5300 topic
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    Final specifications:

    • 24Mp CMOS APS-C sensor, no OLPF
    • 1.04M dot 3.2" vari-angle LCD monitor
    • AF points - 39
    • 2016 pixel RGB metering sensor
    • LSI - EXPEED 4
    • Build in GPS
    • Wi-Fi
    • 1080p60/p50/p30/p25/p24. 720p60p/50 video
    • built-in stereo mike
    • 125mm × 98mm × 76 mm
    • 408 g
    • Price - $799 for body, $1399 for kit with 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens

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    Previews and samples:

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  • Capture and instantly share the most vibrant, lifelike images of your life

    Meet the first in an exciting new generation of Wi-Fi® enabled, ultra-high-resolution Nikon HD-SLRs: the D5300. With built-in Wi-Fi for instant photo sharing to your smartphone or tablet, GPS and mapping, a cutting edge 24.2-megapixel image sensor, an extra-large swiveling Vari-angle LCD and more, D5300 brings an outstanding new level of image quality and capabilities in a compact, ergonomic design. Pair it with any NIKKOR lens—like the outstanding AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR kit lens—and unleash the full potential of its innovative image sensor. Every photo will be richer, truer to life than most photos you’ve seen. Every HD video will have a stunning cinematic look, a level of sharpness and clarity that ignites on ultra-high-resolution tablets, laptops and TVs. And the first time you use your smartphone or tablet to instantly share photos from the D5300, you’ll realize the game has truly changed.

    Share every stunning image, instantly

    With built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, the D5300 is the first in an exciting new generation of connected Nikon D-SLRs. Wirelessly connect to D5300 with your smartphone or tablet,* then browse the photos on D5300’s memory card, import your favorites and instantly email them, text them or post them online. While connected, your smart device can also act as a remote monitor for the D5300. See what the camera sees and even fire the shutter—perfect for group shots and self portraits! When travelling, built-in GPS geotags all of your shots. Create exciting travel journals, find nearby Points of Interest and easily share your location data when posting photos on Facebook or Flickr.

    Take it on every outing

    Don’t let the small size of the D5300 fool you—it delivers big-camera quality and capabilities. Like all Nikon D-SLRs, the D5300 was designed for ergonomics—every button and dial was carefully placed for comfortable, efficient operation. Yet it’s big in all the right places, like its 3.2-inch swiveling Vari-angle LCD and its 24.2-megapixel DX format CMOS image sensor. You’ll take the D5300 on every adventure, which means you’ll bring home more stunning views of your travels

    Extra-large swiveling Vari-angle display

    The D5300’s extra-large ultra-high resolution Vari-angle LCD swivels 180° so you can shoot from exciting new angles. Hold the camera overhead for great shots over a crowd. Hold the camera down low for a fun face-to-face perspective of your pet. And create some of your best selfies yet—frame a stunning new profile pic, then upload it right to web, thanks to Wi-Fi connectivity!*

    Focus exactly where you want it

    Whether shooting stationary subjects, candid photos, high-speed action or Full HD video, the D5300 keeps everything in focus. Its 39-point high-density autofocus system with 9 cross-type sensors quickly locks onto your subject, and Nikon’s unique 3D-tracking uses the 2,016-pixel RGB sensor to recognize and follow it across the frame.

    Catch exactly the right moment

    When photo-worthy action starts, hold down the shutter button and capture every movement, expression and feeling at 5 frames per second, even when using the Vari-angle LCD. Stop reaching for your smartphone when an important moment happens—except to share the great shot you just caught with the D5300.

    Storytelling at your fingertips

    Bring all the image quality the D5300 produces—softly blurred backgrounds, tack-sharp details, vibrant colors—to dazzling 1080p Full HD videos. In Live View, Nikon’s full-time autofocus follows your subject and keeps it sharp. A built-in stereo microphone adds high-fidelity sound to your videos, or you can add Nikon’s optional accessory ME-1 stereo microphone for the highest quality sound possible.

    Pictures as your eyes see them

    The D5300 features exceptional metering and onboard intelligence, freeing you to focus on the composition of your shots and, most importantly, the moment that’s taking place. Nikon’s outstanding Scene Recognition System analyzes your shooting situation, compares it to an onboard database of thousands of scenes, and automatically determines the most appropriate auto exposure, i-TTL flash exposure, white balance and autofocus settings.

    Get creative with Image Effects

    Make a single vivid color pop in a black & white photo, turn a landscape into a toy model, shoot portraits that look like paintings, make your D5300 behave like a toy camera (new) and more, then instantly share your creations with your smartphone or tablet.

    Embrace highlights and shadows

    Built-in HDR automatically combines two photos into one highly dynamic image, and new subject-based Active D-Lighting automatically brightens shadowy areas on your subjects—great for portraits.

    Edit your shots in the camera

    Perfect the photos you share with D5300’s Retouch Menu. Easily crop, apply filters, effects and more right in the camera—no additional software needed—then instantly share your edited shot with your smartphone or tablet.

    Great results in tricky situations

    Even if you’re new to D-SLR photography, getting great results in difficult situations couldn’t be easier—just select from 16 common Scene Modes for your situation, or let the camera pick for you.

    Define your own style

    The D5300’s easy to use Picture Controls let you alter your color palette and add a personal touch with six settings available; Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait and Landscape—customize the look and feel of your photos and HD videos.

  • It adds 1080p60/p50; larger screen; no anti-aliasing filter and bigger battery.

    I'm curious to know if Nikon solved their problems with changing aperture in video mode.

  • I'm quite excited about this camera!

    Mainly because I'm hoping it means a substantial price drop for the D5200 ;-)

    As it is a very very good video camera, so am hopefully the D5200 could be my next "A camera" sometime in the new year? (especially as I have a number of Nikon F mount lenses, due to starting out with a Nikon D50) Which is likely if the price gets pushed down further due to the newer D5300.

  • I'm liking the progress on this camera! Good job Nikon. Any word on the codecs though? I'm assuming just the AVCHD standard 28mb/s for 60fps and 25mb/s for 24p?

  • "The Nikon D5300 also supports full manual exposure control in movie mode, but still has the limitation that you can't adjust the aperture setting in Live View mode, but instead must drop back to normal viewfinder operation, set the aperture, and then pop back into Live View."

  • I have high hopes for this camera. 1080p 60p and 24p with good low light performance in an affordable price and S35 sensor size. the D7100 does not have the OLPF AA filter also and the video is good, so probably the video from D5300 will be good. waiting to download and see some original mov files...

  • Here is a youtube video test of the Nikon D5300. I have included some screenshots.

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  • @apefos, I agree this camera is one to watch. Can't forget that this camera likely has great Dynamic Range if it is using the same sensor as the D7100. It's nearly 14 stops at lower ISO settings. Hopefully they tweaked even more out of this sensor with the new processor. IMO it's probably the best low light cam for the price while also being able to handle high Dynamic Range shots in full day light.

  • if I had not pulled the trigger on G6, I would surely buy a 5300. good DR, fair price, and finally 60p on nikon side. but hey maybe next year when the price gets lower, who knows...

  • I loved the look of the 7100 and 5200, Great DR, decent codec and nice profiles to work with. I had them both for a month when then first came out, but I returned them both. I just couldn't handle the banding in the shadows. I hope Nikon got rid of that in the D5300.

  • 14 Stops DR? That must be Raw photos right?

  • in Canon and Nikon dslr a good picture profile can deliver between 11 and 12 fstops DR for video.

    we will see the banding, moire and aliasing results soon when this camera gets some reviews...

    time to wait.

  • D5300 at Photoplus Expo 2013:

  • I don't believe the video above is really a D5300 and D7100. Every time a new camera comes out this person pops up videos early, but never comments and speaks on the cameras themselves. I think this person is just looking for hits. I could be wrong, but I find it strange that these videos pop up with absolutely no commentary from whoever posts them and they seems to always have every model of Nikon before they hit the streets. Just seems fishy.

  • Wow, that video from the "Nikon Specialists" is truly awful, with bad audio, bad actors, the worst overdubbing I have heard and orange skin tones. Also the music is terrible.

  • Despite that rather poor video I actually have some hopes for this camera. I like the fact that it has 60fps and that it has the potential to be a bit better in low light with the new Expeed 4 processor. The key weakness of the D5200 seemed to fixed pattern noise and if this camera can solve that problem and allow for settings where we can squeeze more Dynamic Range or shoot in low light better then it's really going to be a nice tool to add to the kit.

    Right now I need a good low light camera and there's a good chance this camera can be that for a good price. Add in the 60fps, clean HDMI and that really makes for a nice package. Can't wait to finally see some real world tests.

  • @DrDave right on!! :-) whole thing looks awful but hey they say : they are nikon usa. @Aria yes, need just a little more time to see real tests, this might be a good step from the previous ones.

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    D5300 has different video options including 60p, 50p, 25p and 24p frame rates, and stereo microphones built in, as well as a microphone socket. Audio features include a wind filter and the movie mode can be used with manual controls. Quality is good although focus can be slow when using continuous AF, and the focus noise is picked up by the camera.

    Nikon D5300 outperforms the competition with built in Wi-Fi, GPS, and a larger 3.2 inch screen, as well as the predecessor, the D5200, with improved battery life and noise performance.

    http://www.ephotozine.com/article/nikon-d5300-digital-slr-full-review-23332

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  • Thinks it's a good change to take the d5200. The pattern noise is really there, and is it so bad? Sorry but i'm watching right now to nikon's world, even for video-solutions. This nikon d5300 looks amazing in stills, but has not AA filter, bad news for video lovers i guess.