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The best entry-level DSLR cameras from Nikon offer relatively lesser customization features when compared to the advanced digital cameras. In fact these are the better line of interchangeable lens cameras from Nikon with best interfaces. You could get most of these cameras under $800 and $1000 price ranges which will be able to capture images of up to 18 Megapixel resolution and 1080p Full HD videos.

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Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera


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Nikon D5300
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Release Date
Oct 2013
Sep 2013
Sep 2013
Feb 2013
Dec 2012
Camera Type
SLR/Professional, Compact SLR
Digital camera - Mirrorless system, Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Compact
SLR/Professional, Mid-size SLR
SLR/Professional
Resolution
24.0 Megapixel
14.0 Megapixel
12.0 Megapixel
24.0 Megapixel
24.1 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.2 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.2 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
28.2 mm
13.23 mm
1.97 mm
28.2 mm
28.2 mm

Excellent image quality, straight-forward handling and quick performance

Ability to shoot Raw as well as JPEG

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Excellent LCD screen that's hinged on the side

Fast-shooting, well-designed camera

Excellent photo and video quality for its class