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:


  1. 1) gary clark
    January 8, 2013 at 7:46 am

    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,


    • Profile photo of Romanas Naryškin 1.1) Romanas Naryškin
      January 8, 2013 at 7:47 am

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

      • 1.1.1) gary clark
        January 8, 2013 at 7:57 am

        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,


  2. 2) mark
    January 12, 2013 at 4:12 am

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

  3. 3) Sumit
    January 23, 2013 at 4:39 am

    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.

    • Profile photo of Romanas Naryškin 3.1) Romanas Naryškin
      February 2, 2013 at 12:57 am

      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.

      • 3.1.1) Sumit
        February 3, 2013 at 1:43 am

        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.

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