On the outside minor updates, redesigned grip should give you a little more room between grip and lens. Overall a tiny bit smaller (see table)
|Dimensions||125 × 98 × 76 mm(4.9 × 3.9 × 3.0 in)||129 x 98 x 78 mm(5.1 x 3.9 x 3.1 in)|
|Weight (without battery)||480 g (16.9 oz)||505 g (17.8 oz)|
It is the inside that is more exciting. The D5300 is now using the same sensor that is in the D7100 and they have ditched the antialiasing filter, you will also see this written as OLPF. Removing the AA or OLPF means sharper images and video. In my testing of the D7100 I found the images and video to be very sharp and it was basically impossible to produce moire(an optical illusion in finely repeating patterns) that is usually more common in sharper sensors, especially ones with out the AA filter.
Changes in D5300
- Updated Processor, Expeed 4
- 1080p at 60fps - D5200 was only capable of 1080i at 60fps
- WiFi built in - simple and direct to a smartphone or device using NIkon's wireless app. Does not work with video.
- GPS - Battery hog but works well, tagging your location into the photos MetaData- will also record a track(your route) for display on a map
- Bigger Battery/Better Battery life (as long as you are not using the GPS)
- NOT sold with an 18-55 lens. Body only or with new 18-140 Kit lens