New from Nikon : D5300 and AF-S 58mm f1.4G

Nikon has announced its new D5300, a follow-up to the D5200 with a 24MP sensor, a larger articulated lcd screen, a larger optical viewfinder and, without an AA filter. The D5300 will also shoot 1080/60p video, and has built-in Wi-Fi and GPS.

Nikon claims that the D5300′s new processor improves performance (allowing for 5 fps burst shooting), while reducing power consumption. The D5300 will be available later this month, in black, red, or gray for $1399.99 with a 18-140 F3.5-5.6G lens.

Nikon D5300 key features :

  • 24.1MP DX format CMOS sensor, without OLPF
  • EXPEED 4 processing
  • ISO 100-6400 standard, up to 25600 expanded
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • 39 point AF system, 9 sensors cross type
  • 2016 pixel RGB metering sensor
  • 1080p60 video recording, built-in stereo mic
  • 1.04M dot 3.2″ vari-angle LCD monitor

Also announced is the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G

Primary Features :

  • A fast normal lens with a focal length of 58mm and maximum aperture of f/1.4 that utilizes advanced optical design technologies
  • Minimization of sagittal coma flare for high reproduction capability of point light sources as sharp points across the entire frame
  • Sharp, high-resolution images can be reproduced even at the maximum aperture
  • Original lens characteristics that provide natural depth reproduction with which the degree of bokeh moderately changes as the distance from the sharply focused point increases
  • Controlled light falloff retains natural brightness across the entire frame even at the maximum aperture of f/1.4
  • Nano Crystal Coat effectively reduces flare and ghost

The AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G lens will be available later this month for $1,699.95.