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Nikon Releases D5300 Digital SLR Camera

November 10, 2013

DUBAI, UAE, November 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

The new Nikon D5300 with built-in Wi-Fi(R) and GPS makes it simple to share high
quality images

Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd is pleased to announce the release of the D5300, Nikon’s
latest entry-level DX-format digital SLR camera.

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The D5300 offers an effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels and is equipped with
a Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter, as well as the new
high-performance EXPEED 4 image-processing engine. It is Nikon’s first digital SLR camera
to offer built-in wireless LAN (Wi-Fi(R)) and GPS functions, so users can easily share
high-quality images captured with the D5300 and NIKKOR lenses via a smart device. These
functions also allow users to look back on routes taken on vacation or with outdoor
activities using a log feature that is part of the built-in GPS function.

The D5300 is designed with a structure made of a new material to bring about a smaller
and lighter body while maintaining the necessary strength and durability. The camera is
also equipped with a number of features that support various shooting situations,
including a 3.2-inch, approximately 1037k-dot vari-angle monitor with a wide viewing angle
for shooting from a variety of angles, a full-HD movie recording function that supports
recording of smooth 1920 cross 1080/60p movies, and a Special Effects mode with nine
options that can be applied to photos and movies with shooting for a variety of creative

The Zoom/Focus Assist Lever NAL-1 for exclusive use with NIKKOR lenses will also be
released at the same time as the D5300. The NAL-1 is a lever that enables smoother zooming
and focusing when attached to the zoom ring or focus ring on a NIKKOR lens and is
especially convenient for movie recording.

D5300 Primary Features

1. An effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels anda Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor
with no optical low-pass filter, and the latest image-processing engine, EXPEED 4, for
superior image quality and definition

The D5300 offers an effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels and is equipped with
a DX-format CMOS image sensor developed exclusively by Nikon. It supports a broad range of
standard sensitivities from ISO 100 to 12800, as well as an additional expansion of up to
ISO 25600 equivalent (Hi 1) for high-definition images exhibiting very little noise with
shooting at a broad range of sensitivities. In addition, the high-speed performance of the
latest image-processing engine, EXPEED 4, optimized for high-performance digital SLR
cameras, provides superior results with noise reduction (NR), auto white balance, color
reproduction characteristics, tone processing, and image quality at high sensitivities.
The absence of a low-pass filter maximizes the superior resolution of the high pixel count
and rendering capabilities of NIKKOR lenses.

2. Built-in Wi-Fi for transferring high-quality images to a smart device for ease of

As Nikon’s first digital SLR camera equipped with a built-in Wi-Fi function,
high-quality images with an effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels captured from a
variety of angles using the flexible vari-angle monitor can be transferred to a smart
device for sharing with others[*1]. This expands the ways in which images are enjoyed
after they are taken by enabling immediate image transfer for sharing photos with family
and friends via blogs or social networking sites anytime, anywhere.

        - Transfer function: Images captured by the D5300, or already saved to a
          memory card inserted in the D5300, can be transferred to a smart device over a
          wireless connection. These images can then be viewed in the smart device display, or
          uploaded to a blog or social networking site. In addition, the size at which images
          are transferred to a smart device can be selected from two options to fit the storage
          capacity of the smart device.

        - Remote shooting function: The camera's live view shooting display can be
          shown on the display of the smart device in real time, allowing users to accurately
          frame photos and predict results with remote control while shooting[*2].

        - Manual upload function: Users can select images to be uploaded to a smart
          device using the D5300 monitor display. In situations or environments that do not
          sufficiently support immediate image upload, or when a smart device is not readily
          available, the camera can be used to specify images, and image file size, to be
          uploaded to the smart device at a later time.

[*1] The Wireless Mobile Utility app must first be installed on the smart device (the
app can be downloaded free of charge from the smart device’s app store).

[*2] Effective only when AF-area mode is set to “Normal-area AF” or “Wide-area AF”.

3. A built-in GPS function that records location data and tracks movement

The D5300 is Nikon’s first digital SLR camera with a built-in GPS function, enabling
recording of location data (longitude, latitude, altitude) with images. It also works
seamlessly with ViewNX 2, NIKON IMAGE SPACE, and commercial mapping software enables
display of images where they were captured on maps, as well as sharing of images with
location data. The A-GPS function also makes detection of location data smoother. This
capability allows users to look back on memories or track their movement, on vacations or
with outdoor activities by shooting location, and date and time of capture.

4. Designed using a new material for a smaller and lighter body that is strong and

The D5300 is designed using a new material. As the camera cover and body are formed
with a rigid, integrated structure, there are fewer joints. This enables a smaller and
lighter camera with a width of 125 mm, height of 98 mm, and depth of 76 mm, and weighing
just 530 g[*], all while maintaining the necessary strength and durability.

* Including battery and SD memory card; excluding body cap.

5. A 3.2-inch, 1037k-dot vari-angle LCD monitor with wide viewing angle for simple
shooting from any angle

The D5300 features a larger 3.2-inch (approximately 1037k-dot) LCD monitor with wide
viewing angle for a crisp and clear display. The side-hinged vari-angle monitor opens from
0 to 180degree(s) at the side, and can be rotated up to 90degree(s) clockwise and up to
180degree(s) counter-clockwise. This enables shooting from a wide variety of angles, from
low to high, making even self-portraits possible.

6. D-Movie function for recording full-HD 1920 cross 1080 60p movies

The D5300 is equipped with a D-Movie function that supports recording of 1920 cross
1080/60p movies. The combination of NIKKOR lenses, a high pixel-count CMOS image sensor
unit which does not include an optical low-pass filter, and an effective pixel count of
24.2-million pixels, enables recording of high-definition movies exhibiting superior
rendering characteristics. In addition, autofocusing during movie recording is possible
using contrast-detect AF. When the focus mode is set to full-time-servo AF (AF-F) and
AF-area mode is set to Subject-tracking AF, the camera automatically maintains focus on
moving subjects. Manual movie settings are also available, allowing users to choose the
desired shutter speed and ISO sensitivity in live view mode and with movie recording.
Movie frame rate with full-HD recording can be selected from 24p, 25p, 30p, 50p, and 60p.
In addition to recording of high-quality sound via the built-in stereo microphone, the
optional Stereo Microphone ME-1 can also be used to record stereo sound.

7. Toy Camera Effect and HDR Painting added to Special Effects mode (total of 9
effects) for more creative expression with still images and movies

The D5300 is equipped with a Special Effects mode, with which effects can be selected
and applied with recording of both still images and movies. The effects can also be
previewed in the camera monitor in real time before shooting or recording begins. A total
of nine special effects are available, including the seven built into the D5200 (Selective
Color, Color Sketch, Miniature Effect, Night Vision, Silhouette, High Key, Low Key), as
well as the new Toy Camera Effect and HDR Painting*. This allows users to easily utilize
dramatic effects like those seen in art and the movies. This mode was incorporated into
the D5300 to respond to the creative intent of users who were searching for a way to
express their own unique style and creativity.

        - Toy Camera Effect: Create photos and movies in which colors have been
          changed and edges have been shaded so that they appear to have been recorded with a
          toy camera. Users can adjust the vividness and degree of vignetting (peripheral
          shading) from three options each to suit their individual preferences.

        - HDR Painting[*]: The camera shoots two frames at different exposures and
          combines them, with processing that changes color tones, for HDR images with a
          painterly effect.

* HDR Painting cannot be applied to movies. Further, results of the HDR Painting
effect cannot be previewed in the camera monitor.

8. Designed with a firm grip using just one hand and available in 3 colors, including
a new gray option

The grip on the D5300 is designed to fit comfortably in the palm of the hand for a
firm hold using just one hand, making framing via both the optical viewfinder and the
monitor’s live view display easier. In addition to the popular black and red colors, the
D5300 is also available in a new gray option. Metal parts on the D5300, such as the
microphone cover and plate over the mode dial, have also been designed with a surface
finish that gives the camera an elegant appearance.

Pricing and Availability

The Nikon 5300 will be available in three colors (Black, Red and Gray), starting in
November 2013 at the suggested retail price (SRP) of AED 3,999. For more information on
the new Nikon D5300 and other Nikon products, please visit http://www.nikon-mea.com.

About Nikon

Nikon, At the Heart of the Image. Nikon is the world leader in digital imaging,
precision optics and photo imaging technology and is globally recognised for setting new
standards in product design and performance for its award-winning consumer and
professional photographic equipment. Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd distributes consumer and
professional digital SLR cameras, NKKOR optics, Speedlights and system accessories; Nikon
COOLPIX compact digital cameras; Nikon sports optics as well as the Nikon 1 advanced
cameras with interchangeable lens system in over 50 countries.

For more information, visit http://www.nikon-mea.com. Connect with Nikon and other
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and information from Twitter by following @NikonMEA.



SOURCE Nikon Corporation

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