The D5300 features a 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor, the same resolution as the previous imager, but redesigned without the optical low-pass filter. Many manufacturers are removing low-pass filter saying that it doesn’t help in removing sampling distortions like aliasing and moire. They say that it is more advantageous in removing the filter because it allows the sensor to capture more detailed image.
This would be Nikon’s first DSLR to have an on-board Wi-Fi, unlike the past which had to be plugged in to Wi-Fi transmitter to get wireless access to the camera. It also comes with built-in GPS, which will help photographers to keep track of the places where the photos are taken from the information banked in their metadata.
Nikon is selling this model in a new $1400 package with an 18-140mm lens, rather than the traditional 18-55mm kit option. We definitely expect a cheaper kit package from Nikon in the near future. DSLRs in this price range are less compelling today than they were a year ago with mirrorless, interchangeable lens cameras are serving comparable and provide superior image quality.