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October 17, 2013

Nikon unveils D5300 and new low-light lens

D5300-THU.jpgNikon's DSLR inventory now adds the 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor D5300 -- Nikon’s first DSLR with built-in Wi-Fi and GPS.

The D5300 is being discussed in our Café. Feel free to share your impressions, once you have read the full specs and product page.

The announcement also included the new AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G – a prime lens with a hefty price tag and roots leading back to the lendary Noct NIKKOR 58mm f/1.2 lens. That "noct" is just what you think it is—it means shooting at night (as in nocturnal).

Here are the highlights:

Nikon D5300:
D5300_300.jpg• This is Nikon’s first DSLR with built-in Wi-Fi and GPS which provides instant photo sharing to smartphones or tablets. It also offers the option of geotagging image captures.
• Cutting-edge 24.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor produces crisp and lifelike images
• Extremely compact and lightweight with an ergonomically designed body.
• Sports a 3.2-inch swiveling Vari-angle LCD display to help frame fun and creative shooting perspectives
• 39-point AF system with 9 cross-type sensors is able to capture moving subjects with ease
• Fast continuous shooting at 5 frames-per-second (fps)
• Full 1080p HD Video with built-in stereo microphone for fleeting moments
• Intuitive Scene Recognition System selects precise and accurate settings for every shot
• Features a variety of Image Effects and In-camera editing tools
• Available in October 2013 in Black, Red and Gray for $1,399.95 MSRP (alongside the AF-S NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens) or $799.95 USD MSRP (body only)

AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G
• Versatile, professional level prime lens for FX and DX format shooters in a classic focal length
• Optimized for elite performance in low-light shooting scenarios
• Unique 58mm focal length ideal for portraits, landscapes and street photography
• Integrated core NIKKOR technologies
• Pays homage to the original Noct NIKKOR 58mm f/1.2 lens
• Available in late October 2013 for $1,699.95 USD MSRP

Posted by flashdeadline at October 17, 2013 6:52 PM