A few questions re: new D5300

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Andy Hewitt Veteran Member • Posts: 3,990
A few questions re: new D5300

Thought this might be better in a new thread from my dead D5100 one.

First question, what’s the take on 14bit vs 12bit modes? I’ve found some stuff online, which gave more information, but also seem to confuse things more too. I’ve left it on 12bit for now, thinking about storage space while on holiday.

The swivel screen, my thought, based on the experience from the D5100, is perhaps not to fold it to closed position after every use. I leave it in the gadget bag anyway when not in use, and when transporting. I also fitted a hardened glass protector.

Are there any good tips for back button focus settings, or are they similar to the 5100.

I see lots of fuss made about having more AF points, but I just find they end up focusing on the wrong subject. Single point tracking seems to be the most useful to me.

Finally, Auto ISO or not? I usually use it, but is it better to leave it manual in the PASM modes, and use full Auto otherwise. Or maybe just set it to a low maximum? I notice though that noise is pretty good on this sensor anyway.


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