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Built-in GPS andWi-Fi put the D5300 on the map, plus it’s filterless for improved resolution First NikonwithWi-Fi

Words by Will Cheung & Terry Hope

with a preview on the screen of your smart device. GPS allows geotagging of your images, adding location information to the EXIF data. Using Nikon’s ViewNX 2 software, you can also use the information to create travel maps that you can share on Nikon Image Space or other social networks. Although the body is smaller and lighter than the D5200, the vari-angle screen has been increased in size to 3.2 inches, with an increase in resolution to over one million dots. The viewfinder is also bigger, with 0.82x magnification. Other specifications stay the same: the 39-point autofocus system, 2016-pixel RGB metering sensor and five frames-per-second continuous shooting. The D5300 goes on sale on 14 November, priced at £730 body only.

Less than a year after the launch of the D5200, Nikon has unveiled the D5300. The first Nikon DSLR to feature Wi-Fi, it also has a number of updates under the bonnet designed to bring out the creativity in advanced beginners. The D5300 has the same resolution as its predecessor at 24.2megapixels, but as in all of Nikon’s latest releases, there’s no longer an optical low-pass filter for improved resolution. The announcement also sees the debut of Nikon’s next-generation processor, the EXPEED 4, promising clearer photos and movies in low light with a top expanded ISO sensitivity of 25,600. Also new in the D5300 are Wi-Fi and GPS, the first time these have been integrated into a Nikon DSLR body. Wi-Fi lets you transfer images from the camera to any iOS or Android device when using the app, and also lets you use the camera remotely

above The D5300: it’s like last year’s D5200, but with added connectivity and more creativity.

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Paying homage to the Noct-Nikkor of the ’70s, the 58mm f/4G promises super-smooth bokeh Nikon’s premiumprime

NEWS INBRIEF NIKON CASHBACK Nikon has announced its Christmas cashback promotions, which run from now until 26 January 2014. You can save up to £160 on DSLR bodies, £70 on DX lenses and £160 on FX lenses. There’s also money to be saved on flashguns and the Nikon 1 series.

Nikon has invoked the spirit of its Noct-Nikkor lens from the 1970s and unveiled a new 58mm f/1.4G lens. Nikon has gone all out in its development to create a lens with increased sharpness, contrast and resolution, and that reduces coma flare so that point light sources appear as fine rounded points even at the edges of the frame. It’s alsodesigned to effectively control brightness across the frame when shooting

at maximum aperture, and for smooth bokeh. Nikon says that it achieves the perfect balance of resolution and lens aberration that results in a ‘three- dimensional’ look that can’t be measured. The new lens is available from 31 October priced at £1600.

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