Hi-tech features and superb image quality make the D5300 a great buy
DX -format SLR > £580, $800 > www.nikon.com The mid-point in Nikon’s DX-format range has always been a sweet spot for value and performance, and the D5300 is no exception.
Although the D5300 sports nearly the same pixel count as its predecessor, the optical low-pass filter has been ditched to help maximise image sharpness. The new camera is smaller, lighter and boasts a boosted battery life. But it’s the D5300’s abundance of toys that sets it apart: the new 3.2-inch 1,073,000-dot vari-angle LCD is a stunner, plus there’s now built-in Wi-Fi and GPS. See page 100 for a full analysis.
Upgrade if you own... a D5100 or D3100 and want more megapixels and features, but if you already own a D5200, save your cash for lenses.
runner up... Ni kon D3300
Nikon’s entry-level D-SLR is more appealing than ever thanks to 24.2 megapixels, five frames-per-second shooting and a sensitivity range topping out at ISO25600. Turn to page 96 for more.