Nikon D5300 Announced, Features Built-in WiFi & GPS

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Nikon has announced its new D5300, which is a 24.2MP DSLR and is Nikon’s first to include built-in WiFi and GPS.

The built-in WiFi provides instant photo sharing to smartphones or tablets, while GPS gives users the option of geotagging images as they are captured.

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Additionally, the Nikon D5300 features a 3.2″ vari-angle LCD, along with a 39-point AF system with 9 cross-type sensors, a frame rate of 5fps and 1080p video capture at 60p.

Nikon D5300 Key Features

  • 24.2MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED Image Processor
  • No Optical Low-Pass Filter
  • 3.2″ 1,037k-Dot Vari-Angle LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and GPS Connectivity
  • Continuous Shooting up to 5 fps
  • 39-Point Multi-CAM 4800DX AF Sensor
  • Expandable Sensitivity to ISO 25600
  • Active D-Lighting and Built-in HDR

The D5300 is a rather marginal upgrade over the D5200 – with the built-in WiFi and GPS being the main differences between the two cameras. The 1080/60p video capture will also raise the eyebrows of HDSLR shooters our there. Since it comes in at the same retail price point of the D5200, those looking to buy a new Nikon DSLR should do fine with the D5300 as an entry-level option.

The Nikon D5300 should be available later this month for $799.95 for the body only. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

The D5300 is also available in a kit with the AF-S 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens for $1399.95. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

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