Nikon has been the pioneer in bringing some of the best known feature set into their DSLRs. The trend continues with the Nikon D5XXX series of DSLRs which comes with an amazing feature set built into them.
The Nikon D5300 is the first Nikon Digital SLR to feature built in GPS and Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi lets you transfer photos to a smartphone or tablet, as well as let you remotely control the camera, using live view, with the touch-screen used to set the focus point. From the app you can upload to social network sites such as Facebook. Alternatively you can select the photos you'd like to share from the camera itself, which will be uploaded to the smart phone when next connected. The Nikon D5300 Digital SLR is an update to the Nikon D5200, with a 24 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, with no OLPF (Optical Low Pass Filter) designed to give the sharpest image quality possible. It features full HD video recording with stereo sound, a new 3.2 inch tilting LCD screen, and a new, more compact body. Built in Wi-Fi enables quick sharing to social media websites (via the Nikon app), and the built in GPS/A-GPS enables GPS log data to be inserted into the JPEG's EXIF information. The Nikon D5300 features a 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, with no optical low-pass filter, which should enable sharper and more detailed images. The camera features full manual controls, as well as automatic and scene modes to make it easier to use for beginners. Effects are available including Night Vision that boosts the ISO setting and switches to black and white to take photos at quick shutter speeds even in extremely dark conditions, without the need of a tripod. Built in GPS records location data (longitude, latitude, altitude), with the EXIF data in the image, and this can be used with ViewNX 2, Nikon Image Space and other GPS aware apps. The A-GPS function gives quicker acquisition of GPS lock. The camera produces images with excellent colour reproduction and exposure. The portrait photo with flash shows no signs of red-eye, and detail is very good. There are a number of options for capturing shots in a variety of conditions, including a Night Vision effect mode, and night shooting scene modes. The Nikon D5300 takes the tried and tested Nikon D5x00 series and updates it with a new more compact body, upgrading the screen in the process to a larger 3.2inch version and adding built in Wi-Fi and GPS into the mix. Along with this the 24 megapixel sensor now features no optical low pass filter, which will give improved image quality when shooting with high quality lenses. In terms of specifications and features, the 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. While some alternatives offer a weather sealed body, or a lower price, none offer both GPS and Wi-Fi, and for anyone with Nikon lenses already this would make an excellent upgrade. For those looking for their first Digital SLR, the choice isn't quite so clear cut, as some may find the handling of this camera a little too small, and if you have large hands we would recommend trying the camera in person if possible. The Nikon D5300 provides excellent image quality, with a compact, stylish Digital SLR body, with useful features including built in Wi-Fi, GPS, and an excellent 3.2inch screen. With a 24.2 megapixel sensor, with no OLPF, the camera is capable of taking some very detailed and sharp photos. It also records Full HD video at 1080/60p, 50p, 25p, 24p which you can view through the inbuilt HDMI port in a compatible display device. This camera is guaranteed to give you the best imaging quality amongst the standard DSLRs that are available in the market today.