Nikon revamps their upper entry-level offering with the release of the 24MP-toting D5200. Apart from the sensor, the new DSLR sports a handful of improvements from the popular D5100.
The Nikon D5200 is outfitted with the new EXPEED3 image processor that allows it to shoot up to 5fps compared to its predecessor that can only go 4fps. Though both the D5100 and D5200 has the same DX format APS-C sensor, Nikon was able to squeeze in an additional 8MP on the latter’s sensor.
Nikon’s new DSLR boasts a 39-point autofocus system with 9 cross-type sensors at the center similar to the D600. To further enhance the AF system, this DLSR is also equipped with 2’016-pixel RGB metering sensors which provide better exposure values and automatic white balance. The camera is also equipped with Nikon’s latest GUI which is displayed on the 3-inch, 920k dots articulating LCD screen.
In terms of video recording, the D5200 offers users with more shooting options compared to its older brother. Moreover, the new camera is also armed with Stereo Microphone for better sound quality.
Nikon D5200 specs:
24MP CMOS sensor
23.6 x 15.7mm DX format
ISO 100-1600 (expandable up to 12800 HI or 25600 H2)
30-1/4000 sec. shutter speed
Pentamirror Optical Viewfinder w/ 0.74x magnification
3” articulating LCD @920K dots
3 or 5fps Burst Mode
Full HD video recording (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p and 24p)
HD (60 and 50fps in) and 30 and 25fps @640×424
MPEG-4 or H.264 video format
RAW + JPEG file format
Optional WU-1A Wireless Adapter
Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 Battery
Dimension: 129 x 98 x 78 mm
The Nikon D5200 was just announced in the UK with £719.99 price tag (body only) and will be available starting this December. Nikon also mentioned that they’ll still be offering the D5100 and the ageing D90 alongside the new D5200. The latter, according to imaging giant, will just serve as an additional option for consumers.