Nikon D5300 DSLR camera is rumored to be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014, an event taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada next January.
Nikon has recently announced that the changes to the digital camera market will cause the company to rethink its strategy. One of the first decisions that have been made consists of focusing on lower-end cameras.
The results can already be seen as the D610 has replaced the D600. However, this is a special situation, as the D600 has been troubled by shutter and on-sensor dust accumulation issues.
Either way, people can see that the high-end markets are no longer the biggest concern for digital camera manufacturers. Although some may not admit it, the economic crisis is not over yet therefore people are no longer willing to spend their hard-earned money with ease.
Nikon to unveil D5200 replacement, called D5300, at CES 2014
This means that everything must be planned more carefully as products must not be rushed out. Since the D5200 falls into the lower-end plains, the DSLR is rumored to be replaced roughly one year after its introduction.
The name of its successor will be Nikon D5300 and there will some major changes inside the camera, while some things will remain exactly the same.
This substitution is said to go live during the Consumer Electronics Show 2014. The event will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada in early January, as usual. Amazon is currently selling the D5200 for $696.95.
Other products that might be announced at the exhibition are new 300mm f/4G VR telephoto and 16mm fisheye lenses.
Nikon D5300 camera to feature EXPEED 4 processor, WiFi, and GPS
We have heard through the grapevine that the 24.1-megapixel APS-C sensor and the 39-point AF system will remain in place. However, the device will be powered by the EXPEED 4 image processor, while coming packed with built-in WiFi and GPS.
The addition of WiFi and GPS modules directly into the camera will mark a premiere for Nikon DSLRs, as photographers are currently forced to buy separate adapters to make use of them.
There are no details regarding a possible D4X professional DSLR
One of the rumored Nikon cameras was the D4X. It was supposed to sit alongside the professional D4, as a high-resolution camera without an anti-aliasing filter.
Nevertheless, no new details have been revealed during the past few months therefore we can assume that the company is truly focusing on entry-level devices so the higher-end D4X has been cast aside.
Either way, this pro-level DSLR should not be counted out for now, as there are two major sports events on the way and some photographers would certainly appreciate a new shooter.
D400 nowhere to be seen, D7100 remains top APS-C camera
Meanwhile, the D7100 remains top of the APS-C line although the D400 should have taken its place by now. Wildlife photographers were waiting for the D300S to be replaced this year, just like the D7000, but nothing has happened.
As it stands, the D400 is not coming anytime soon, making the D7100 the best possible Nikon APS-C camera at the moment, but remember to take these rumors with a pinch of salt.