Nikon D5200 Now Launched in USA

Having been launched in Europe countries a while earlier, the new Nikon D5200 has just become available in USA, too. The 24 megapixel camera slots nicely between Nikon D3200 and D7000, gaining the latter’s great 39-point AF system. Articulated screen, 1080p/60 video, Expeed 3 image processor ad 100-6400 ISO range completes the attractive package for beginner photographers and those wanting a small, lightweight DSLR.

Nikon D5200

One notable difference from the previous European introduction is the price. In the first announcement, Nikon claimed a $1,150 MSRP price, which was staggeringly high for such a camera. We were right to doubt such price policy, luckily. The camera will cost around $900 with the 18-55mm VR kit lens. Click here to see image samples from the 24 megapixel APS-C sensor, and here to read our D5200 vs D5100 comparison.

Pre-Order Links

You can pre-order Nikon D5200 from our most trusted reseller, B&H, by following these links:

  • gary clark

    Hi Roman,

    Again, a nice bit of info, I have just searched the site and found that no one has reviewed the Nikon D3200! Its a great piece of kit!

    I have been using one for around 4 months and I was quite surprised when I couldnt find a review on PL.

    I hope you are well,


    • Romanas Naryškin

      All in due time, Gary, we’re swamped with stuff. Certain mirrorless cameras will come first.

      • gary clark

        Ok Roman,

        I saw the advert for article writers and testers but I live in the UK so testing is not something I could do and I don’t have the experience to write articles. I think I could review the D3200 but that’s only because I have used it for a while.

        Thanks for your reply and as you know, I always enjoy your articles.

        Take care,


  • mark

    D52000 costs 800$ since its release in december (Central Europe)

  • Sumit

    Hi Friends,

    I am new to photography, just started 3 years before and upgraded by D3000 to D5200 with Kit lens( 18-105). I used to to a lot of traveling and nature and wildlife photography. I have a budget of around 1400USD for lens.

    Can you please help me selecting a good lens for nature and wildlife. comments with a bit of details will be much appreciated.

    • Romanas Naryškin

      Hello, Sumit.

      First and foremost, it depends on what kind of nature photography and wildlife photography you plan to do. If by nature you mean landscapes, you will find most focal lengths – from ultra-wide angle to telephoto – work well in different situations. For wildlife, telephoto lenses are needed, longer ones still if you prefer birds over larger mammals.

      • Sumit

        I am having 70-500 mm sigma telephoto lens for birds, but still need something on wide angle for landscapes. normally i used to go with two lens on my existing two cameras 18-105 and 70-500mm. But still miss some fun of Wide angle lens, that is what i am willing to purchase now.

        As I have never used, I am not sure ab0ut fish eye lenses and the photo quality thus worried before going for fish eye lens.