Anti-aliasing filters are the new, uh, thing that’s not popular any more. Ever since Fujifilm redesigned it’s sensors so that they no longer need a blurry filter in front to smooth out jaggy moiré patterns, everyone has been jumping on the anti-anti-aliasing wagon (not to be confused with the AA wagon, which is where inveterate boozers go to reduce their own blur).
The latest of these is Nikon, which has taken the AA filter out of the new D5300.
Along with the sharper pictures afforded by removing a filter that deliberately blurs the image, Nikon has also made the viewfinder bigger, added the EXPEED4 processor, Wi-Fi and GPS. GPS?! Yup.
But the very best part of the press release, found at DP Review, is the part about the rotating LCD screen (now bigger at 3.2 inches). Nikon’s press folks refer to something called “ “selfies,” complete with quotation marks. I can imagine the gray-hairs on the Nikon board issuing order to the PR department. ”Make sure you mention “selfies,” it’s what all the kids are talking about these days. And while you’re about it, fax me the page from Wikipedia about twerking. Maybe there’s a new anti-shake feature in there somewhere…"
The D5300 will cost $1200 with new 18–140mm ƒ3.5–5.6 kit lens. Available this month.