Nikon D5300 review: Filter-less DSLR with promise

By Kevin Carter - Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Camera Review
Introduction | Nikon D5300 sensor performance | Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D3200: No improvement | Nikon D5300 vs Canon EOS 700D vs Sony SLT Alpha 58 | Conclusion
Nikon D5300 review: Filter-less DSLR with promise

The Nikon D5300 is the successor to the year old D5200 featuring a similar 24-Mpix CMOS sensor of it predecessor but lacking an optical low pass filter for improved clarity. Read on to find out how well the new camera performs.

At $799 body only or $1,399 complete with the AF-S Nikkor 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR, the mid-to-high-end DX format Nikon D5300 is an upgrade of last year’s D5200.

The new model features the same 24-Mpix CMOS sensor minus the optical low pass filter (OLPF) for improved fine-detail rendering and image sharpness. It also has sensitivity settings running from 100 to 12,800 ISO plus expansion to 25600, and a slightly larger 3.2-inch articulated rear TFT display.

This new model also has the 39-point AF module and metering system from D7000 and is the first DSLR from the firm to include built-in WiFi capture and image transfer options as well as GPS tagging.

Additionally, the Nikon D5300 has improved video capabilities with full HD 1920 x 1080p capture up to 60 fps complete with full-time AF and subject tracking.

Nikon D5300 sensor performance

Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D5200 vs Nikon D3200: No improvement

Nikon D5300 vs Canon EOS 700D vs Sony SLT Alpha 58

Conclusion