Nikon has announced the D5300, a new mid-range model in the company’s DSLR range. It has a 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor that covers an ISO range of 100-12800 (expandable up to 25600) and is powered by the new EXPEED 4 image processor. The D5300 doesn’t have an optical low pass filter, which improves image sharpness and detail at the expense of anti-aliasing.
Other features include a 39-point auto-focus system, Scene Recognition System, 1080p60 video recording, 5 fps burst mode and a 3.2-inch articulating LCD.
But the main feature here is the built-in Wi-Fi support. While this might not sound much these days, the D5300 is the first Nikon DSLR to have this feature built-in. It lets you pair the camera with Nikon’s Wireless Mobile Utility app for iOS and Android to transfer your photos wirelessly. There is also built-in GPS for geo-tagging your photos.
The Nikon D5300 will be on sale this month in black, red or gray for $799.95 body-only or $1399.95 with the new 18-140 F3.5-5.6G lens.