With a 24.2-million-pixel-sensor, a new Expeed 4 processor, Wi-Fi and GPS functionality, has Nikon done enough to make the D5300 stand out from previous models? Read the Nikon D5300 review to find out...

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Nikon D5300 review – Viewfinder, live view, LCD and video

Like many entry-level DSLRs, the Nikon D5300 uses a pentamirror system inside the viewfinder. This has been redesigned to allow the viewfinder to achieve 0.82x magnification in comparison to the 0.78x magnification of the D5200 and D5100.

Both the resolution and size of the LCD screen have been increased on the D5300. It is a 1.073-milion-dot Vari-angle LCD as opposed to the 912,000 dots of previous models. I found it has great colour reproduction and a high refresh rate, while the viewing angle is good even in bright sunny conditions. The screen is fully articulated, which is an advantage in bright conditions.

Video can be filmed at 1920×1080 pixels at frame rates of 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p and lower-resolution formats. A microphone is built into the top-plate next the hotshoe, which delivers crisp sound quality to videos.

  1. 1. Nikon D5300 at a glance:
  2. 2. Nikon D5300 review - Build and handling
  3. 3. Nikon D5300 review - Metering
  4. 4. Nikon D5300 review - Dynamic range
  5. 5. Nikon D5300 review - Autofocus
  6. 6. Nikon D5300 review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  7. 7. Nikon D5300 review - White balance and colour
  8. 8. Nikon D5300 review - Viewfinder, live view, LCD and video
  9. 9. Nikon D5300 review - Our verdict
  10. 10. Hands-on review
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