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  1. I like that the reviews are video-centric. If you want photo-centric reviews, there's many other sites that do that already -- and don't review anything video related! The lack of AF autofocus sort of kills it for me. Just read about that at Ken Rockwell's site. I have a lot of AF-S lenses, but some good non-AFS too. What I really want is FX sensor, full AF support, 1080p, and no rolling shutter (and if that means shooting 60fps and decimating in an editor afterwards that's fine). I may skip the D5300 and wait for a D600 successor.
  2. I've got at least a dozen quality lenses for the Nikons. And I want the 35mm look for what's shot, not the camcorder look. What I want doesn't yet exist, but it gets closer to every generation. Yeah, the 5300 is a cheap camera (my main body is a Nikon D3s), and DSLR makers are rather slow to compared to other video camera tech. But there's some appealing things to the 5300 -- (1) the video shooting and (2) the lack of low-pass filter for shooting. If I wanted a truly better camera, I'd grab a Canon or Sony in the $5k to $15k range. But I want to cut some costs corners. Shooting video is mostly hobby. (Just the shooting part,) I need to look at the Blackmagic cams more -- lens option especially. So-so lens would be a killer for me.
  3. The DSLR video camera that I've been wanting for years still does not exist -- especially from Nikon. But I think the 5300 is really close. Is it my imagination, or does 720p @ 60fps almost jello-free? (Such minimal rolling shutter that it's not even noticed?) I need to read the specs agaon for storage, burst shooting, etc. Very tempted!
  4. lordsmurf

    d5300 released

    Then you need to post an image of the "hot pixels". Because all that I saw in the Youtube video was typical increased chroma noise from increased ISO (ie, low light). Chroma is blue/red noise in a video. It happens in both analog and digital video, and is easily filtered out. The only problem with digital video is the chroma noise generally comes attached to digital "grain" -- larger recorded pixel clusters that create splotchiness and loss of detail.
  5. lordsmurf

    d5300 released

    No, that's not correct. What you see here is typical video chroma noise. This is nothing new -- it especially exists on VHS tapes. Digital photos has chroma noise too, as the sensor is pushed. I saw this on my D1 all the time, as anything past ISO 200 had noise like this. Try shooting a D1 at 800 ISO or more! That was terrible. This is not "hot pixels". Yes, this posts was a few months old. But I can't stand it when completely wrong video informatino like that is posted. (I'm actually looking closely at the 5300, and the 1080p 60fps looks to have almost no rolling shutter!)
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