Nikon® D5100 / D5200 / D5300 / D5500 Fast Start

Lesson 8/10 - Bouns: Nikon® D5300 Update


Nikon® D5100 / D5200 / D5300 / D5500 Fast Start


Lesson Info

Bouns: Nikon® D5300 Update

Hi welcome to the nikon d fifty three fast start a dende um so the reason this is here is because we had a class for the nikon fifty one hundred and then nikon came out with a fifty, two hundred and fifty three hundred that had very, very few differences than the original fifty one hundred and so this is just a little quick five minute video to go through the updates that are in the fifty three hundred so if you don't own a fifty three hundred you don't really need this video and you can skip onto the rest of the class if you do have the fifty three hundred you want to pay attention because there's going to be a few menu differences and button differences so I want to go through the differences between this and the fifty two hundred and just to let you know there is also a fifty two hundred update to the fifty one hundred which is what the class was originally designed for so the fifty three hundred has come out just less than a year after the fifty, two hundred the number of mega pixe...

ls has stayed the same but they have taken off the optical low past filter which means in theory you should get slightly sharper images but it's going to be a little hard to see because you're going to really have to blow it up very far to see that difference they have improved the video moto where you can now shoot at sixty p rather than sixty I, which means progressive rather than interlaced so you can get a little bit better fast action or if you want to slow your video down to thirty frames per second, you have more information to work with. In that regard, they have added, the big new features is wifi and gps, so if you want to download images to your phone, you can do that. If you want to record coordinates locations while you're up shooting, you can do that as well. In the camera, they've improved the size of the screen it's not really much difference in the resolution, but it is just point two of inch bigger, and I'm not sure how they did this, but using the same battery, they are able to get a little bit more battery life, so you're able to get more shots out of a single charge and they were able to make the camera just a little bit lighter weight. And so the only really significant functional difference is that new wifi and gps option you will see there's, a little wifi hump on the top of the camera. Previously, there was a button there that controlled the release mode of the camera, and so that release mode had to be moved. Over onto the side of the camera so over kind of on the left side is you're holding it it's the same button does the same thing they've just kind of moved the location of it now as you go through the menu system, you're going to notice that a few things are either knew or slightly misplaced or in a different spot. So as you go through the menu system, just be aware that we're going to have new options for the wifi and gps system in the camera, so if you want to send images to a phone, he would look for the senate select to sand too smart device some of the shooting menus have also been changed the where the movie settings are actually what the movie settings are are going to be a little bit different as well in the custom menu, we're gonna have a different number of focusing points, especially compared to the original fifty, one hundred because that had a much fewer number of focusing points than the fifty two or fifty three hundred has we'll have a new grid display in there as we get into the set up venue there's going to be a bunch of information regarding the gps and the wifi system, so adding location data from the gps added into the metadata of the photographs is one of the options I will warn you though, and it's it's it's kind of a tough one here because generally, when you're out in the boonies, lands where you want to have your gps coordinates tagged on, doll your images, eyes where you have the least power to your camera and the gps does wear down the battery power of the camera a little bit more quickly. And so, even though the camera has increased battery performance that is without the gps, when you start using the gps, that's can start cutting down on the battery life as well. We'll also have the option of remote control of your camera from your phone, and so you can get in and do this as well with the wifi system, which you'll be able to turn on and off in the enable and disable options within here conformity marking is just simply some logos of people who built stuff that is in the camera. So if you do want to work with wifi on the camera, what you're going to want to do is download the nikon wifi app, which is going to be a standard places you get an app for your phone, you're going to need to turn the wifi on on the camera, and then you're going to need to select the nikon wifi signal in your camera or mobile device after you select the wifi signal, you'll need to open the nikon app. At which case, it should hopefully become fairly simple on how to shoot, view or download those images from your smartphone or other wireless device and that's about it. So not a lot new in the fifty, three hundred, mainly the wifi in the gps, a few other minor improvements. But after that, I would say, just go back, watch the rest of the class, and you'll be ready to go. Enjoy the camera.

Class Description

Join John Greengo for an in-depth step-by-step tour of the Nikon® D5100/D5200.
With a hands-on introduction to your camera's operations, detailed instructions on how all the menus work, and easy tips on how to shoot great photos with this specific camera model.

Please note: video addendum segments have been added to the course page with updated information on the D5200, D5300, and D5500.



I would recommend it to a complete novice. However, I did not get that much from it. While John is a great instructor he is not a Nikon owner or user. I am sure he knows how to the camera, but he is not into Nikon. He pretty much just went thru the manual. While he did mention how to use manual mode, he left some important concepts out of using manual mode. Namely that you need to adjust aperture, shutter speed and/or ISO until the meter reads something - he never really covered that. As I said, if this is your first real camera it would be a great course.