When I read the review on techradar.com’s “Best Nikon camera 2019: 10 brilliant cameras from Nikon’s line-up” picking D5300 as an old timer that still stuck around for good reason, I remember this song in the ever green movie Mackenna’s Gold, starred by Gregory Peck, Omar Sharif an that bald fellow Telly Savalas, why old turkey buzzard stuck around for kinda good reason too.
“There’s an old story. The way the Apaches tell it a man was riding in the desert and came across a vulture, the kind they call turkey buzzards in Arizona, sittin’ on a rock. “Hey”, the man says, “how come you old turkey buzzard’s sittin’ here? “I saw you flying over Hadleyberg, and I didn’t want to meet up with you…”so I turned around and come this way”. Old turkey buzzard says: “That’s funny, I was only passing through that town. “I was really coming over here to wait for you”.”
Almost everyone I came across with a camera hanging on his or her shoulder is a Nikon brand camera, less do I see Canon.
Type: DSLR | Sensor: APS-C CMOS, 24.2MP Movies: 1080p | User level: Beginner, enthusiast.
Nikon’s D5300 recently blew out the candles on its fifth birthday cake, which is quite an age for a DSLR of any level, let alone one in a fast-moving category like the entry-level DSLR. But, despite being updated by the D5500 and subsequent D5600, D5300 makes the list because it’s still a highly credible option for those getting into photography, with a feature-set that rivals newer models at the same price point.