Mobile Devices

October 21, 2013

The Nikon D5300 First DSLR with GPS, Wi-Fi

Cisco forecast that by 2020, the amount of devices connected to the Internet will be around 50 billion. IDATE's latest number has it as much as 80 billion. No matter which forecast turns out to be correct, the fact of the matter is there will be many devices connected to the Internet.

This growth is going to be driven by many products with wireless capabilities to connect consumers and their devices. The latest addition is the new Nikon D5300 DSLR camera with Wi-Fi and GPS capability.

The company is trying to address a market that is increasingly being captured by smartphones. Consumers want to upload the images they take as soon as possible. Whether it is on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or any of the other social media sites, the ability to upload and share the images instantly is becoming an important component in cameras.

In order to upload an image with the Nikon D5300, users have to download and install the free Nikon WMU app on their computing device of choice. Once it is installed, the picture from the camera can be uploaded on the device using the i button on the camera. The image can then be uploaded to the Nikon Image Space platform or any other site. A GPS feature also allows geo-tagging, which tags each image with longitude, latitude and altitude information.

Additional features of the D5300 include:

  • EXPEED 4 processing engine – which provides improved color processing, enhanced auto white balance performance, better resolution, and better performance at higher sensitivities
  • ISO range extending from ISO 100 to 12,800, which is extendable to ISO 25,600
  • An autofocus system featuring 39 focus points, which is driven by the Multi-CAM 4800DX sensor module
  • A 3D tracking system
  • Toy Camera and HDR Painting, Silhouette, High and Low Key, Colour Sketch, Miniature Effect and Night Vision filters special effects
  • A lighter and more compact body achieved through a monococque structure made with new materials

The camera also offers full HD video recording at 1920 x 1080P, which can be recorded at 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p and 24p. Depending on where you are, the camera will be available on store shelves by mid-November 2013 for $1400 with a lens kit and $800 just for the body.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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