Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Nikon D5300

 One of my first obsessions after high school was photography.  Shortly after basic training I purchased a pretty nice film camera, and I took pictures everywhere.  I have always been fascinated by the artistry of great photography.  I especially enjoy nature photography, go figure.

So I think its natural to add photography into my SOTA outings.  Kendall was nice enough to approve the funding for our new camera, a Nikon D5300.  Here are the tech specs on this nice little piece of hardware.

Effective Pixels

24.2 million

Sensor Size

23.5 mm
 x 15.6 mm

Image Sensor Format


Storage Media


Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution

5 frames per second

ISO Sensitivity

ISO 100 -
Hi-1 (ISO 25,600)


Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 50 fps
VGA 640x424 / 30 fps
VGA 640x424 / 25 fps

Monitor Size

3.2 in. diagonal

Monitor Type

Wide Viewing Angle
Vari-angle TFT-LCD

Battery / Batteries

One EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery or EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery

Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)

4.92 in.
 (125 mm)
 x 3.9 in.
(98.0 mm)
 x 3.0 in.

Approx. Weight

16.9 oz.
 (480 g)

So far I have taken quite a few images, with more to follow.   


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