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Looking for a decent mid-range SLR? The D5300 should tick most of your boxes with its comfortable shooting design and a great set of features.

Design and features

Even though the outside of the camera may look much the same as the earlier D5200, Nikon has managed to shave off 100g of weight. This brings the body down to just 408g without a battery.

The D5300 sits neatly in the hand, with most dials and buttons within comfortable reach. The Live View switch now surrounds the mode dial, which makes it much easier to flick on and off than on previous Nikon cameras. However, its positioning means you may need to unbalance the camera from your right hand to use the switch as it's a stretch to reach it with your right thumb.

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