Forget about the dongles that Nikon has been throwing around the market, their latest equipment comes in the form of a brand new and innovative piece that is the first from the company to come with integrated Wi-Fi.

In a move that will allow photographers to share their images immediately, perfect for those who are working to a deadline, the Nikon D5300 hooks up to a smartphone or tablet and even adds geotags into pictures in-camera.

The price of the piece is mid-range and not designed to be a piece of equipment that breaks the bank; it is accessible to photographers up and down the scale who want to ensure they are working with a good, solid camera with a few added extras that makes the experience pleasurable.

With a 24.2 megapixel DX-format sensor with no OLPF and a fast and powerful EXPEED 4 image processing engine, the Nikon D5300 also benefits from an enhanced battery life in comparison to other models, meaning you get more bargain for your buck.

The look of the piece is compact, making the camera lightweight and easy to transport. Those who are a little more style conscious will pleased that they can choose from black, red or grey.

Key features include

  • Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS
  • 24.2-megapixel DX-format sensor with no OLPF
  • Superb low-light performance with ISO 100-12,800 (expandable to ISO 25,600 equivalent)
  • Fast and powerful EXPEED 4 image processing engine
  • 39-point AF system with nine cross-type sensors in the centre
  • 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor with Nikon’s Scene Recognition System
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • Large vari-angle monitor: 8.1 cm (3.2-in.) LCD monitor with wide-viewing angle and high 1,037k-dot resolution
  • Full HD movies at 1080/50/60p
  • Small, lightweight body: Approx. 125×98.0x76.0 mm. Weighs just 480g
  • Choice of three body colours: Black, red, and grey


Initial testers have sang the camera’s praises, with many saying it functions well and is easy to handle and execute a good picture with.

Prices start at around £729.