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Pro Great dynamic range
According to tests performed by DxOmark D5300 has 13.86 stops of dynamic range in print and 13.06 stops on screen for images taken at 100 ISO. These are among the best results for cameras in this price range.
Pro Has a good flip out swivel-and-tilt screen
D5300 has a 3:2, 1.04M-dot swivel-and-tilt screen.
Pro Geotags your photos
The camera can automatically add location information to images via the built-in GPS.
Pro Good video capabilities
Shoots up to 1080p60 resolution.
Pro Good AF point coverage
39 focus points with 19 points being cross-type making it easier to set the focus within the frame.
Pro Video autofocus
Pro Detailed images
The camera has a 24 MP CMOS sensor with an ISO range of 100 - 12800 (expandable up to 25,600).
Con Magnified live view lags quite a bit
The delay makes the zoomed in live view nearly unusable.
Con Can't control aperture in live view while shooting video
While shutter speed and exposure can be changed, aperture cannot.