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 – Our verdict

There has been criticism levelled at the Nikon D5300 that its upgrades are too modest and they appear to be only a short jump from previous models. While this is in some ways true, I think Nikon has an already successful camera and added some worthy additions in areas that matter. For example, the new processor reduces noise and improves the standard ISO sensitivity range, allowing better low-light shooting than previous models. Also, the removal of the anti-aliasing filter has improved the resolution. These two features take the image quality to an even higher standard than previous models.

An easy-to-use Wi-Fi system and GPS capabilities add some very useful functionality to the camera, bringing it  up to date. However, the app is very limited and doesn’t allow full manual control when the camera is tethered to a smart device. In comparison to other DSLRs with remote shooting functionality, the D5300 is very difficult to use and restricted in its operation. However, the sharing part of the app works seamlessly.

The D5300 offers many scene modes and colour options for the creative photographer, as well as excellent colour rendition and dynamic range. Overall, Nikon is offering something to suit most users and I think this is exactly what is needed for a high-end entry-level DSLR.

  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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