Nikon Singapore announced Sunday the release of the D5300, Nikon’s latest entry-level DX-format digital SLR camera.
It offers a pixel count of 24.2-million pixels and is equipped with a Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter, as well as the new Expeed 4 image-processing engine.
It is Nikon’s first digital SLR camera to offer built-in wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) and GPS functions, so users can share images captured with the D5300 and NIKKOR lenses via a smart device.
These functions also allow users to look back on routes taken on vacation or with outdoor activities using a log feature that is part of the built-in GPS function.
According to the company, the D5300 is designed with a structure made of a new material to bring about a smaller and lighter body while maintaining the necessary strength and durability.
The camera is also equipped with a number of features that support various shooting situations, including a 3.2-inch, approximately 1037k-dot vari-angle monitor with a wide viewing angle for shooting from a variety of angles.
It also comes with a full-HD movie recording function that supports recording of 1920 × 1080/60p movies, and a Special Effects mode with nine options that can be applied to photos and movies with shooting for a variety of creative effects.
The Zoom/Focus Assist Lever NAL-1 for exclusive use with NIKKOR lenses will also be released at the same time as the D5300. The NAL-1 is a lever that enables smoother zooming and focusing when attached to the zoom ring or focus ring on a NIKKOR lens and is especially convenient for movie recording.
The Nikon 5300 will be available in three colors (Black, Red and Gray), starting this month (November 2013) at the suggested retail price of AED 3,999.