(Pocket-lint) - Nikon has unveiled another model in its mid-level DSLR line, the D5300. It's hot on the heels of the earlier D5200 model, but this isn't a replacement: it's more like a subtle upgrade with its focus on built-in sharing functionality, along with some other tweaks and upgrades.
In addition to a large 3.2-inch, 1,037k-dot tilt-angle LCD screen, the D5300 also employs a 95 per cent field of view optical viewfinder with 0.82x magnification. Both of which are subtle improvements over the D5200 model.
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But it's under the hood where things change the most. The D5300 is Nikon's first DSLR to introduce the Expeed 4 image processing engine, said to deliver better quality images than before. The sensor, however, remains the same resolution 24-megapixel offering that we've seen in plenty of Nikon's other DSLR cameras. However, this time around there's no optical low pass filter which ought to result in sharper images.
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Key to the model is built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, both of which, typically, required additional accessories before this release. There will be an updated Nikon app to simplify Wi-Fi sharing.
Elsewhere there's a 39-point autofocus system, 2,016 pixel RGB metering sensor, a handful of new options - Toy and HDR painting are added to the list of available effects, while D-Lighting gets an additional Portrait Subject Mode to counter backlit conditions - 1080p60 video capture, and a new "monocoque" design. Ahem.
If you want to know how all that handles then take a browse of our hands-on first impressions from an early preview session we attended.
The Nikon D5300 will go on sale 14 November, priced £730 body only and £830 with the 18-55mm kit lens. It will be available in black, dark grey and red colour options.