I always look forward to the week of the Photo Plus Expo in New York City. It's the camera geek's version of Comic-Con with all the camera manufacturers showing their new wares and the world's finest photographers gathered all in one place (Below is a pic taken last year with Jeremy Cowart, a photographer whose work and vision I greatly admire and is the founder of Help-Portrait, which I'll cover in detail next month. I'll be at the Javits Center on Thursday and will send you a blog-post report this weekend. It's my opportunity to learn from the best (I'll be sitting in on a social media lecture with Skip Cohen among others), so there will be no photo class this Thursday evening.
Traditionally, there are a number of new camera intros the week of Photo Plus and this year is no exception. It started with the unveiling of the Nikon D5300.
The D5300 is Nikon's latest entry-level model which offers an effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels and is equipped with a Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter, as well as the new high-performance EXPEED 4 image-processing engine. It is Nikon's first digital SLR camera to offer built-in wireless LAN (Wi-Fi®) and GPS functions, which enable simple sharing of high-quality images captured with the D5300 and NIKKOR lenses offering superior rendering performance via a smart device. These functions also allow users to look back on routes taken on vacation or with outdoor activities using a log feature that is part of the built-in GPS function.
The D5300 is also designed with a monocoque structure made of a new material that enables a smaller and lighter body while maintaining the necessary strength and durability. The camera is also equipped with a number of features that support various shooting situations, including a 3.2-inch, approximately 1037k-dot vari-angle monitor with wide viewing angle that enables flexible shooting from a variety of angles, a full-HD movie recording function that supports recording of smooth 1920 x 1080/60p movies, and a Special Effects mode with nine options that can be applied to photos and movies with shooting for a variety of creative effects.
Should be available by the first week of November for $800 (body alone) or $1400 with their new 18-140mm zoom lens...A kit with the standard 18-55mm zoom will be available soon afterwards. More details can be found here from Nikon's USA's website. More info from the Big Apple coming up this weekend!