Back in August it was rumored that Nikon could be announcing a new Nikon DSLR camera in the form of the D5300 and sure enough the rumors have come true. The Nikon D5300 is Nikon’s latest DSLR and this particular model finds itself in Nikon’s mid-ranged lineup, meaning that it should come with the specs and the price point where photography enthusiasts might be interested in checking it out. The Nikon D5300 is also the first Nikon DSLR that comes with WiFi connectivity built into the camera itself, meaning that Nikon photographers will no longer have to deal with WiFi dongles which are just asking to get misplaced or lost.
The D5300 is also the successor to the D5200 and will come with a new 24.2MP sensor, but it will not come with an optical low-pass filter. It will be powered by an EXPEED 4 processor for 1080p/60p videos and 5fps stills along with a slightly improved battery life, allowing photographers to snap around 700 shots per full charge, compared to the 500 shots on a full charge for the previous model. The camera will come with an accompanying iOS and Android that will take advantage of the camera’s built-in WiFi. Priced at $1,400, the camera will come with an 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens, or $800 for body-only, and will be available for purchase in stores later this month.
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