Nikon D5200 Announcement

Nikon has just announced the D5200 DSLR, an update to the Nikon D5100 that we reviewed last year. The Nikon D5200 is an upper entry-level DSLR that comes with a similar 24MP CMOS sensor as on the D3200, but with a more improved Multi-CAM 4800DX AF system and metering system from the D7000. This is a surprising move by Nikon, since it seems like it is pushing more advanced features to basic DSLRs. This could also mean that the upcoming Nikon D7100 might have a better AF system, perhaps the same 51-point AF system used on the D800/D4 cameas (or somewhere in between). The feature gap between different DSLRs seems to be shrinking, probably due to the pressure from the mirrorless market. Next year will be interesting – will we see a D7100, a D400, or both?

Nikon D5200

The Nikon D5200 seems to be a solid camera, check out some of the specifications below:

  1. Sensor: 24.1 MP DX
  2. Sensor Size: 23.6 x 15.7mm
  3. Resolution: 6000 x 4000
  4. Native ISO Sensitivity: 100-6,400
  5. Boost High ISO Sensitivity: 12,800-25,600
  6. Processor: EXPEED 3
  7. Metering System: 3D Color Matrix Meter II with face recognition
  8. Dust Reduction: Yes
  9. Weather Sealing/Protection: No
  10. Body Build: Plastic
  11. Shutter: Up to 1/4000 and 30 sec exposure
  12. Storage: 1x SD slots
  13. Viewfinder Type: Pentamirror
  14. Viewfinder Coverage: 95%
  15. Viewfinder Magnification: 0.78x
  16. Speed: 5 FPS
  17. Exposure Meter: 2016 pixel RGB sensor
  18. Built-in Flash: Yes, CLS compatibility
  19. Autofocus System: MultiCAM 4800DX AF with 39 focus points and 9 cross-type sensors
  20. LCD Screen: 3 inch articulated screen with 921,000 dots
  21. Movie Modes: Full 1080p HD @ 60i fps max
  22. Movie Exposure Control: Full
  23. Movie Recording Limit: 30 minutes @ 30p, 20 minutes @ 24p
  24. Movie Output: MOV
  25. In-Camera HDR Capability: Yes
  26. Camera Editing: Lots of in-camera editing options with HDR capabilities
  27. GPS: Not built-in, requires GP-1 GPS unit
  28. Battery Type: EN-EL14
  29. USB Standard: 2.0
  30. Weight: 555g (body only)
  31. Price: $1,150 MSRP (body only)

However, if the price of $1,150 MSRP is confirmed to be true (not official on yet), then I don’t know what a heck Nikon is thinking. The camera simply will not sell at that price. Not with so many other great choices (including some superb mirrorless cameras) at a much lower cost. Sure, it does have great features, but they are not worth paying over $1K for in my opinion. I guess we will have to see what happens next…

Here is the official press release:

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the Nikon D5200. This camera is equipped with a new Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of 24.1-million pixels and an image-processing engine equivalent to EXPEED 3 built into the D4 flagship camera. It offers the superior basic performance needed for full-scale photography in a compact and lightweight body.

The D5200 offers the same side-hinged vari-angle monitor as the D5100 that enables flexible shooting from any angle, high or low, making even self portraits possible. It is an entry-level model that meets photo enthusiasts’ demands for full-scale photography capabilities with its new Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of approximately 24-million pixels as well as an image-processing engine equivalent to EXPEED 3 built into high-end Nikon D4, D800, D800E, and D600 digital SLR cameras for superior resolution, and image quality with very little noise at high sensitivities.

The standard range of sensitivities covers a broad range of ISO 100 to ISO 6400, with support for additional expansion to equivalents up to ISO 25600 (Hi 2). It also offers the most focus points available in its class–39–for fast and reliable focus acquisition and tracking. The Scene Recognition System, made possible with the same 2,016-pixel RGB sensor found in high-end Nikon cameras, more accurately analyzes scene brightness and color information, which is then reflected in autofocus, automatic-exposure, i-TTL balanced fill-flash, and auto white-balance control.

The D-Movie function supports recording of full-HD 1920 x 1080 60i/50i movies for sharp HD movies exhibiting excellent detail. The D5200 is also equipped with Special Effects mode that enables the application and adjustment of special effects with shooting. Combining a variety of effects with a vari-angle LCD monitor that enables shooting from a wide range of angles significantly broadens imaging expression possibilities with both still image and movie recording.

What’s more, the D5200 is compatible with the Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a and the new Wireless Remote Controller WR-R10/WR-T10 (both available separately) for collaboration with smart devices and more possibilities for remote control over the camera, making the D5200 more convenient than its predecessor. When the WU-1a is connected to the camera, images can be transferred to a smart device, such as a smart phone or tablet*, and the smart device can also be used to control camera shooting remotely. In addition, the new WR-R10 (transceiver) and WR-T10 (transmitter) enable remote control over the camera from greater distances and broader angles than are possible with infrared remote controls for simple and convenient remote control even through obstacles. The WR-T10 can be used to control the camera to which the WR-R10 is connected. However, it can also control multiple cameras to which WR-R10s have been connected, enabling smooth remote control over a number of cameras.

* The Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility app must first be installed on the smart device (the app can be downloaded free of charge from the smart device’s app store).

D5200 Primary Features

  1. A new Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of approximately 24.1-million pixels and support for a broad range of ISO sensitivities for superior image quality and definition
    The D5200 is equipped with a new Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of approximately 24.1-million pixels. It supports a broad range of standard ISO sensitivities, from ISO 100 at the low end to ISO 6400 at the high end, as well as further expansion to an equivalent of ISO 25600 (Hi 2). This support enables capture of sharp and clear images with very little noise, even at higher sensitivities.
    When used with NIKKOR lenses loaded with Nikon’s advanced optical technologies, the roughly 24.1-million effective pixels enable sharp rendering of even the finest details.
  2. The EXPEED 3 image-processing engine made faster and more efficient with optimization for digital SLR cameras
    The D5200 is equipped with an image-processing engine equivalent to the EXPEED 3 high-performance image-processing engine built into high-end D4, D800, D800E, and D600 Nikon FX-format cameras. This enables faithful rendering and vivid color reproduction, as well as a broad dynamic range. With capture of still images at high sensitivities, advanced noise-reduction processing effectively suppresses noise to preserve textures and details in images. Noise-reduction processing performed with movie recording results in faithful reproduction of crisp, clear outlines in movies recorded in low-light situations.
  3. Excellent basic camera performance and operation for stress-free shooting
    • Equipped with an AF system offering 39 focus points
      Adoption of the Multi-CAM4800DX autofocus sensor module enables certain acquisition and tracking of the intended subject with 39 focus points. Utilizing cross-type sensors for the center nine focus points most commonly used ensures reliable focusing performance with certain acquisition of the intended subject and excellent tracking performance. In addition, the number of active focus points can be limited to 11.
    • 2,016-pixel RGB sensor with built-in Scene Recognition System
      The Scene Recognition System detects subject conditions prior to shooting and then analyzes scene brightness and color information that is then used with autofocus, auto-exposure, i-TTL balanced fill-flash, and auto white-balance control. The results are most clearly seen with reliable tracking of moving subjects when 3D-tracking is enabled. The system is also able to identify smaller subjects than could the D5100. What’s more, when Face-priority AF is enabled with movie recording in live view mode, or when faces are enlarged with playback of still images, up to 35 faces can be recognized.
    • High-speed continuous shooting at up to approximately 5 fps*
      With high-speed continuous shooting at up to approximately 5 fps*, users will never miss the perfect shot, whether framing images using the optical viewfinder or the camera monitor. The densely packed 39 focus points effectively cover the majority of the frame for certain acquisition and tracking of rapidly moving subjects, such as those participating in sporting events. High-speed continuous shooting at approximately 3 fps can also be selected for situations, such as capturing natural human expressions, in which a slower frame rate is preferred. This allows for selection of the optimal frame rate according to the scene.

      *With manual focus, (shutter-priority auto) or [M] (manual) shooting mode, shutter speed 1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default values.

  4. Vari-angle LCD monitor for stress-free shooting from any angle
    The 3-inch, approximately 921k-dot LCD monitor with wide viewing angle is large and ensures clear viewing. It opens to the left from 0–180°, and can be rotated forward 180° and backward 90° when open. Adoption of a side-hinged vari-angle monitor allows for unobstructed opening and rotation of the monitor when the camera is mounted on a tripod for flexible and stress-free shooting from low angles to high angles, making even self portraits possible.
  5. Smooth, cinematic action video with Nikon’s D-Movie with superior picture quality : 1920 x 1080 60i/50i
    The D5200 is equipped with the D-Movie function, which enables recording of 1920 x 1080 60i/50i movies exhibiting superior picture quality by simply pressing the movie-record button next to the shutter-release button. The new Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of approximately 24.1-million pixels and EXPEED 3 high-speed image-processing engine ensure recording of sharp, clear movies with little noise, jaggies, or moiré patterns. Autofocusing during movie recording is possible using contrast-detect AF. When the focus mode is set to Full-time servo AF (AF-F) and the AF-area mode to Subject-tracking AF, the camera automatically maintains focus on a subject moving throughout the frame. Manual settings* are also available for those who want to specify recording shutter speed and ISO sensitivity according to their own preferences. In addition to the ability to choose the recording frame rate from 50i or 60i (1080), or 24p, 25p, or 30p (1080) per second, the camera is equipped with a stereo microphone for superior audio quality with movie recording. Stereo sound can also be recorded via the optional ME-1 stereo microphone.

    *Available shutter speeds vary according to the selected movie frame rate. ISO sensitivity can be selected within the range of ISO 200–6400 and Hi 0.3–Hi 2.

  6. Special Effects mode for creative imaging expression
    The D5200 offers seven* special effects that can be selected and applied with recording of both still images and movies. Special effects are displayed in the monitor with the view through the lens before shooting or recording begins, allowing users to confirm the results of effect selection or adjustment in real time. Users can easily enjoy dramatic effects like those seen in the movies using special effects. This mode was adopted to respond to the creative intent of users searching for a way to express their own unique style and creativity.

    *D5200 special effects: Selective Color, Color Sketch, Miniature Effect, Night Vision, Silhouette, High Key, Low Key. Color Sketch, Miniature Effect, and Selective Color can also be applied to images already recorded from the retouch menu.

  7. Support for the optional Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a enables wireless image transfer to a smart device
    By simply connecting the Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a (sold separately), true, high-quality photos and movies recorded with a compatible digital SLR camera can be easily shared with a smart device.* The view through the camera lens (live view) can be displayed on a smartphone or tablet screen to control remote shooting (remote movie recording not supported), and images captured with the D5200 can be transferred to the smart device over a wireless connection. Using the Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a expands the ways in which users enjoy the photos and movies they have recorded with the D5200 and a NIKKOR lens by enabling the immediate transfer of images to family and friends, or uploading to blogs or social networking sites, anywhere and anytime.

    *The Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility app must first be installed on the smart device (the app can be downloaded free of charge from the smart device’s app store).

  8. Support for the Wireless Remote Controller WR-R10/WR-T10 enables stress-free remote shooting
    Remote control is more convenient with the D5200 due to support for the WR-R10 (transceiver) and WR-T10 (transmitter) that utilize electromagnetic waves. When the WR-R10 is connected to the D5200, the WR-T10 can be used for wireless control over remote shooting. The WR-R10 and WR-T10 enable remote control over the camera from greater distances and broader angles than are possible with infrared remote controls, and obstacles such as trees between the transceiver and transmitter do not impede communications. Not only autofocus is possible with the shutter-release button pressed halfway but also control over operations such as continuous shooting, movie recording and quiet release mode is possible. Naturally, the WR-T10 can be used to remotely control a single camera to which the WR-R10 is connected, but it can also control multiple cameras to which WR-R10s have been connected1,. The WR-R10/WR-T10 makes photography much more enjoyable as it enables varied expression of scenes using multiple cameras, each with a different lens mounted, and each shooting the subject from a different angle using the vari-angle monitor.

Additional D5200 Features and Functions

  1. The D5200 is available in three colors–black, red, bronze–and the connector cover and power connector cover are the same colors as camera bodies.
  2. Weighing approximately 555 g*, the compact and lightweight D5200 offers superior operation, functionality, and grip.
  3. The D5200 is equipped with a new graphical user interface (GUI) for intuitive operation.


  1. November 6, 2012 at 2:20 am

    Assuming there is an upgrade to the D7000 or D300s!


  2. 2) Robert
    November 6, 2012 at 2:40 am

    Yikes! From $850 to $1150? That is one heck of a jump.

    Although the specs do indeed look good, I’m still holding out for a D400/D7100 (a D4 is just too far out there). But, if the retail does bear out, I won’t be thrilled with a similar 35% increase from the previous models….a $1500 D7100 or $2300 D400? That D400 price certainly doesn’t work well with the D600 in the picture.

  3. 3) Wakaas
    November 6, 2012 at 2:42 am

    1150$ would be too much. y not d7000 then, with built in focus motor and magnesium alloy weather sealed body.

  4. 4) Bela
    November 6, 2012 at 2:43 am

    Interesting and I think really unexpected announcement and development. It seems there is still strong market for DX (Nikon) format sensors, it suggests that this product line might be last for many years, otherwise why would they develop on the D5100? Looking at the specs, it seems a really strong camera in this market segment, the D5200 even beat D7000.
    Yes, I would be interested in an upgrade for D7100. But if they just could lower that D600 price would probably work better …(for me at least ;-))

    Thanks Nasim for this update anyway.


  5. November 6, 2012 at 3:55 am

    Not sure the sensor is the same as the d3200… It has different dimensions and it’s 24.1 vs 24.2. This might be the same sensor as the NEX cameras though…

    • 5.1) Pete
      November 6, 2012 at 6:37 am

      According to Nikon D5200 sensor was newly designed for this camera. This comparison confirms it:

      They are slightly different (size, pixel pitch, pixel density) and D5200 is supposed to have better sensitivity and other improvements. Will see when the first tests come in.

      • November 6, 2012 at 9:52 am

        Indeed, the sensor is a little different. However, the pixel pitch is roughly the same. I will have to test the D5200 against the D3200 to see ISO performance differences. I don’t think we will see any major differences between the two…

  6. 6) Nawaz SP
    November 6, 2012 at 4:01 am

    or like in one of your recent post you mention the end of DX. may be they are cutting the layers. it looks like the D5200 is adopting the D7000 price. does that mean a kick ass D7100/D400 on the way or no more D7XXX.

    well am happy with the D600 and just hope they dont upgrade it next year.

  7. 7) Avishai
    November 6, 2012 at 4:10 am

    Wow! $1150 is really too much for an upper entry level camera… looks like a good camera, but still not as good as the D7000 and at almost the same price! maybe this will be the replacement for the D7000? although, it doesn’t seem at the same level at all… Nikon to give us some explanation upon the price of it if it is true.

  8. 8) Pascal
    November 6, 2012 at 4:26 am

    Maybe it is safe to assume that there will be no D7100. I guess Nikon is assuming that most D7000 owners will move to full frame D600. Given the D600 price range I woundn’t count on a D400 either.

  9. November 6, 2012 at 5:02 am


    I own the D3200 and I only have good things to say about it, if they are releasing a similar spec sensor with further features it should be a great camera.

    As I said previously though, I am finding it difficult to understand why people are going for mirrorless cameras when its old tech, bridge cameras, compacts and phone cameras are all mirrorless and with the app store and google play there are apps that allow full control over the camera, these apps are about 5gbp. Granted you can change lenses on the new mirrorless cams but so what, many bridge cameras have lenses that have variable aperture right up to what we would consider fast and they almost always have a lens that is equivalent to an 18-300mm. Why go back to what is just a glorified and easier to break bridge when you have a dslr that will out perform every time?

    Good rant!



  10. 10) William Jones
    November 6, 2012 at 5:09 am

    I am surprised at the “No Dust Reduction” spec (Item # 8 in your list).

    No picture of the top dial. Are there U1 and U2 settings like on the D600 and D7000? My impression is no.

    • 10.1) Richard
      November 6, 2012 at 5:53 am

      No, it doesn’t have U1/U2 on the dial which is a great same as on the D7000 I find this a terrific option and far better than custom bank settings. I would love to see a camera with U1-4 instead of the useless hidden away 4 custom banks on the semipro dSLR’s.


  11. 11) acmfabs
    November 6, 2012 at 5:16 am

    Roll on the D400!

  12. 12) Shel
    November 6, 2012 at 5:47 am

    Native ISO 200-6400? No 100 or am i missing something?

    • 12.1) Shel
      November 6, 2012 at 5:49 am

      Assuming 200-6400 is a typo since it says ISO 100 in the paragraphs below.

    • November 6, 2012 at 10:01 am

      Shel, dpreview had incorrect specifications when they posted the D5200 announcement last night. My bad for copy-pasting the info without checking it first. I won’t be using dpreview for announcements next time, since this is not the first time it happened…

  13. 13) Richard
    November 6, 2012 at 5:47 am

    I am getting a bit, well very confused, regarding Nikon’s ongoing strategy. They seem to be adopting a policy of running too fast in my view. Exciting as it always is to see a new camera arrive, this year alone we’ve been subjected to the launch of D4, D800/E, D3200, D600 and that’s not including the Nikon 1 J2/V2. Perhaps their going for the 2012 award for consumer exhaustion!

    I have a D7000 and D800, I swopped my D700 for the D800 and my D90 for a D7000, . My concern is that it is doubtful that either I or many others will see a massive change in image quality with any of the new offerings. I only bought the D800 as I got fed up with waiting for the D400 for my wildlife so I could use it in DX mode or crop to x1.5. My D7000 now leads a lonely life in it’s cupboard as the D800, excepting fps, has exceeded my wildest dreams and I now have a D700 and D7000 in one package.

    At this rate the camera’s life as a current model seems to be shortening from 5 to 4 now less than 2 and although I don’t really see a mind blowing improvement in imagery from my D800 compared to the D700 I now have a camera that does FX and DX extremely well. It’s dynamic range is to be marveled at. The D7000 can remain as a second or spare body and it’s only 2 years old.

    Now my attentions must turn to glass, good 35mm pro glass to add to the pro lenses I have. I would say to anyone that good glass will undoubtedly make a greater contribution to image quality than buying the latest camera will. Skip a dSLR generation, buy some pro glass and see your pictures improve. I know we are talking about a new consumer camera, but I am to be convinced that those who upgrade will not see a remarkable difference between this and the D5100 when they view their images.


  14. 14) Nivas
    November 6, 2012 at 6:09 am

    Surprised to see this announcement with a minor delay! :-) Saw the 5200 release from D600 forum in Flickr rather than from here which is quite unusual given the recent trend!

    Probably, the price would come down in 4 months time.

    I will be interested in this as a second body (provided pricing is sensible). I do have some reservations on the new megapixel mania – all seems to require latest lenses and preferably with VR (in case of zooms). Not sure whether 24-70 f2.8 can perform consistently well on these compared to generations upto D7000. Previous generation cameras did not run too many discussions on people skills – handholding etc. If this is the case (more and more megapixels), Nikon needs to follow Sony’s route – implemention VR part of the cameras.

    The pricing cant be far off from 650D Canon (which might have influenced Nikon’s AF route).

  15. 15) Richard
    November 6, 2012 at 6:15 am

    “Not sure whether 24-70 f2.8 can perform consistently well on these compared to generations upto D7000”

    My 24-70 f2.8 remains as sharp on the D800 and D7000 as it was on my D80, D90 and D300.


    • 15.1) Nivas
      November 6, 2012 at 6:54 am

      Thanks Richard for the confirmation.

      I recently acquired 24-70mm (paired with D700) and I want to make sure that it works well with new series cameras with large mega pixels before buying it. I am looking for a DX camera as second body (to do occassional video as well).

      • 15.1.1) Richard
        November 6, 2012 at 8:46 am

        The only lens I had that I felt was not up to standard on my D7000 and D800 was the Nikon 80-400mm VR. In my opinion it needs updating to suit the larger sensors, others disagree and feel it is still a capable lens. Conversely, my AF-S 300mm f4 seems to perform superbly on both my cameras and it was released close to the 80-400mm in 2000.

        • William Jones
          November 6, 2012 at 8:51 am

          Richard, the problem with the 80-400 lens is the lack of AF-S. I have shot a couple hundred thousand shots with mine on a D3X without a problem (until I have basically worn out the lens). However, the focus speed is too slow on the newer cameras (they have smaller batteries, so not enough “wheaties” to move the lens fast enough). Picture quality on the 80-400 was never a problem for me. Hope Nikon release a newer version with AF-S.

          • Richard
            November 6, 2012 at 9:11 am

            William, I totally agree and cannot understand why Nikon drag their feet by not upgrading the 80-400mm with AF-S and the 300mm f4 with 3rd generation VR. The 80-400mm is such a versatile lens.

  16. November 6, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Other than the price, the camera seems really well-spec’ed. Addresses most of the major shortcomings of the D5100 — upgraded AF system, upgraded exposure metering, full CLS support. The only things they missed were upgrading the viewfinder and, oddly, jettisoning the sensor cleaning. A couple more dedicated function buttons would certainly be welcome, but they gotta make it an entry level camera in some way. Once the price comes down to a realistic level, it’ll be a nice buy IMO.

    I sure hope the upgraded specs are not signaling that there will be no successor to the D7000, however. I was hoping to purchase the D7000 follow-on next year…

    • 16.1) Terje H.
      November 6, 2012 at 9:04 am

      Full CLS support?
      Does it actually have that? I know Nasim mentions “full CLS support” in the article, but nowhere in the press release (or on Dpreview’s summary) do I find any reference to it.
      I own the D5100, and need to use either a speedlight or the SU-800 as commander on the hotshoe to use off camera flash.
      Somehow I would think Nikon would have mentioned such a clear improvement on the D5100.

      Unless of course “CLS support” is meant as in “possible with the use of an on-camera commander”, which may very well be the case.

      • 16.1.1) Dumeril Seven
        November 6, 2012 at 9:26 am

        I’m just going off of what Nasim’s article said. It’s not uncommon for new product press releases to include technical specifications, so I assumed that he cut and pasted them into his article. But I don’t know.

        I would assume that “full CLS support” means that the built-in flash can act as a commander. That’s the big missing feature for the D5100 relative to CLS (the D5100 can do most all of the i-TTL stuff when acting as the only flash).

      • November 6, 2012 at 9:58 am

        Terje, please see my comment below #28. I won’t be using dpreview for info next time, they had errors in their initial specifications when they posted the announcement at midnight last night.

        • Terje H.
          November 6, 2012 at 10:08 am

          Ah, that explains it.

          Not for the first time, either, at least not lately.

          But it would have been a nice improvement had it been correct.

    • November 6, 2012 at 9:57 am

      Dumeril, two sources, including dpreview mentioned full CLS and ISO 200. Before copy-pasting from another site, I will be waiting for the correct specifications next time before posting the info. It turns out the D5200 has CLS compatibility, but not full CLS as in semi-pro bodies. Also, the native ISO is not 200, it is 100 (dpreview corrected it as of this morning).

      • 16.2.1) Dumeril Seven
        November 6, 2012 at 11:47 am

        I found the Nikon Imaging site and it confirms your update ( “Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800 or SB-700 as a master flash or SU-800 as commander; Flash Color Information Communication supported with all CLS-compatible flash units”. Unfortunately no commander capability built in. OTOH, it actually will have the image sensing cleaning feature.

        Still, get the price in line with the competition, and the AF and exposure upgrades are terrific improvements. The increased resolution is icing on the cake assuming Nikon can maintain the overall image quality, which given recent history seems like a good bet.

  17. 17) Fatkhulla
    November 6, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Agree that the price jump is way too high. When I saw this post, I was thinking of trading in my D5100, but at this price I better save my money for the higher end DSLR with a step further.
    Thanks for the review, Nasim!

  18. 18) Sayed Mohamed
    November 6, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Nasim.. Does this new baby has inbuilt focus motor?

    • 18.1) John
      November 6, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      Looks like Nikon is keeping with the tradition of no built in autofocus motor in their entry levels. From the picture above you can see there’s no screw drive on the bottom left of the lens mount.

  19. 19) John
    November 6, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Hmmm, this comes down to the philosophy, just because they can build a better camera, should they? At least so quickly? DSLRs are starting to turn into P&Ss with the quickness of them being released now. Not that I ever intend to buy an entry level, but at this rate I’d wait a year and snag the D5300.

  20. 20) Žele
    November 6, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    No, it’s not a similar sensor as in D3200. In D3200 is Nikon designed sensor while in D5200 is most probably Sony as in NEX-7, it’s slightly larger than one in D3200 and also has slightly less pixels.

  21. November 6, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    not really interested…perfectly happy with my d7000, not changing this body as long as the shutter clicks!

  22. 22) Anand
    November 7, 2012 at 2:38 am


    Just read that in India D5200 is released and shipments start from December. The price with 18-55 mm kit lens is Rs.46950/- roughly $870…. Pricing is reasonably ok….

  23. January 24, 2013 at 6:53 am

    Thanks for the article it was a great read as always

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