Nikon D5200

November 6, 2012 | Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras | 9 Comments | |
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The Nikon D5200 is a new mid-range DX-format DSLR camera. The 24.1 megapixel Nikon D5200 succeeds the D5100, featuring a new EXPEED 3 image processor, ISO range of 100-6400 which is extendable to 25600, 3-inch vari-angle LCD monitor, Fulll 1080p HD movies, 5fps burst shooting, 39-point AF system, 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor, the Scene Recognition System and a new generation GUI Design.

The optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter can transmit images from the D5200 to an Apple or Android smart device control your camera remotely from your smart device, while the new WR-R10 Wireless Remote transceiver and WR-T10 Wireless Remote transmitter let you control key camera functions from a distance.

Available in three colours, black, red and bronze, the Nikon D5200 will cost £719.99 / €899.00 body only, or £819.99 / €1029.00 with the 18-55mm VR lens. Sales start in December 2012.

Nikon UK Press Release

Discover new perspectives with the inspiring Nikon D5200

Body only: £719.99 / €899.00
Body & 18-55mm VR lens: £819.99 / €1029.00
Sales start date: December 2012

London, UK, 6 November 2012: Nikon introduces the latest D-SLR to its mid-range DX-format line-up, the 24.1 megapixel Nikon D5200, designed to bring out your creative side. From beautiful still photos to smooth Full HD movies, this camera empowers your freedom of expression, letting you capture your own unique view of the world.

Simon Iddon, Product Manager DX Products at Nikon UK, says: “The Nikon D5200 is ideal for those who are passionate about photography and are keen to explore their creative potential.”

He adds: “The versatile vari-angle screen is ideal for composing shots and for experimenting with the camera’s superior features to enhance images and add an individual twist.”

Breath-taking image quality
The third camera in its series, following the D5000 and the D5100, the Nikon D5200 offers a massive leap in image-quality. In addition to the 24.1-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor for finely detailed images, the new EXPEED 3 image processor provides high-speed operation and excellent, rich colour reproduction – as well as enhanced movie recording. The high ISO sensitivity (100-6400 which is extendable to 25600) delivers brilliant shots in dark or poorly lit environments as well as producing clear images of fast moving subjects.

The Nikon D5200 shares an AF system, metering sensor and scene recognition with the Nikon D7000 series, giving this camera a new level of performance and much enhanced image quality. The superior accuracy of the 39-point AF system and nine cross-type sensors delivers razor sharp images by focusing precisely on the subject you choose. Meanwhile, the 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor provides precise data to the camera’s Scene Recognition System, which optimises exposure, autofocus and white balance immediately before the shutter is released.

Image creations from any angle
The Nikon D5200’s versatile 7.5cm (3-in) vari-angle LCD monitor provides the ultimate freedom and flexibility to take beautiful shots and movies from virtually any position. You can flip, tilt or turn the swivel monitor to get really creative with your angles. In addition, the Nikon D5200 is an intelligently designed lightweight camera, with clear menus and superior ergonomics, making it a pleasure to maneuver and shoot with.

Wireless connectivity to share your creations
Wirelessly transmitting images from your camera to an Apple™ or Android™ smart device is possible by using the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter. This means you can share images that you are proud of with friends via social networks and email for instant reactions. It is even possible to control your camera remotely from your smart device to help you take beautiful shots without disturbing your subjects.

Distinctive HD movies
Effortlessly alternate between shooting stills and Full HD movies with smooth (up to 60i/50i) recording at the flick of a switch. The camera’s subject tracking of moving objects in three dimensions, with full time servo AF (AF-F), ensures focus of moving objects throughout filming. Adding to that, creating movies to be proud of can be achieved with in-movie editing and the camera’s built-in stereo microphone.

Inspirational Effect and Scene modes
Be even more original with the Nikon D5200 Effects mode. A range of seven special effects: Selective Colour, Miniature, High and Low Key, Silhouette, Colour Sketch and Night Vision can be applied in real time to images and movies through Live View so you can see what your final creation will look like before you shoot it. In addition, in-camera High Dynamic Range (HDR) and D-lighting capture detailed images of high-contrast scenes, increasing creative possibilities. You can also select from 16 different Scene modes – they optimise the camera settings, such as shutter speed, ISO and aperture – to the situation you are shooting. It is great for a quick shot or if you are still learning about D-SLR photography.

Key features
• DX-format, 24.1 megapixel CMOS image sensor with EXPEED 3 for exceptional quality
• Vari-angle LCD monitor: View life at a unique angle with a high resolution, 7.5cm (3.0-in), 921k dot vari-angle screen
• Compatible with Wireless Mobile Adaptor WU-1a to transmit images from the camera to Apple™ or Android™ smart device and remote shooting
• High ISO (100-6400) extendable to 25600: keeps the detail with low noise in low-light situations
• Razor-sharp 39-point AF system with nine cross-type sensors in the center. Offers fast and precise autofocus coverage across the frame
• 2,016 pixel RGB metering sensor delivers highly accurate metering for exact exposures and provides precise data to the camera’s Scene Recognition System
• Scene Recognition System optimises exposure, autofocus and white balance immediately before the shutter is released
• Continuous shooting at 5fps: so you do not miss that fast-moving action shot
• High dynamic range (HDR): Gives detailed shots of high-contrast scenes by combining two shots taken within a single shutter release
• Active D-Lighting: Retains details in highlights and shadows for well-balanced images, even if the subject is moving
• D-Movie: Full (1080p) HD movies with smooth (up to 60i/50i) recording and a built-in stereo microphone
• D-Movie AF modes: Live View autofocus works when shooting movie clips, keeping subjects in sharp focus
• In-built stereo-microphone for improved sound quality
• Updated new generation GUI Design
• 16 Scene modes: Automatically adjusts camera settings, including Picture Controls and Active D-Lighting, for optimal results.
• Effects mode – seven effects including Selective Colour and Miniature, which can be applied in pre-shoot, for more creative movies and stills
• Compatible with WR-R10 Wireless Remote transceiver and WR-T10 Wireless Remote transmitter that let you control key camera functions from a distance
• GPS compatible: Records the exact location of the camera when a picture is taken by using the optional GP-1 unit
• NIKKOR lenses: take advantage of Nikon’s legendary NIKKOR lenses and make the most of the camera’s 24-megapixel resolution. Capture photos with vivid colour and striking contrast. Shoot movies with crisp detail or experiment with cinematic effects.
• Available in three colours: black, red and bronze
• Lightweight body (505g) with an intelligent design and superior ergonomics

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#1 Austin

I've said it many times already. Nikon is completely ignoring pros who want to shoot DX. This release appears to confirm that the company is (a) concentrating on consumers and (b) believes there is insufficient interest among professionals for a pro-grade DX replacement for the D300s. In fact pros are getting a poor deal all round - the D4 is too big and too expensive for many and the D800 is too specialist for others; there is no other pro dslr available that isn't obsolescent. Why? I'm now looking at Canon who have a much better balance in their range and don't seem to think its a good idea to charge extra for essentials such as gps and wireless - they build them in!

5:40 pm - Tuesday, November 6, 2012

#2 Sergee

Not bad, but i'll prefer D5100 or even old but gold D90. Because it's ergos and bracketing are more significiant for me than a new sensor.

2 Austin: check D7000

9:08 am - Wednesday, November 7, 2012

#3 Robert

Bad move selling it at this price. Here in the UK, Amazon are selling the D7000 with 18-105 lens for about the price of the D5200 with the 18-55 lens. I would have no hesitation buying the D7000 over the D5200. Would happily sacrifice mega pixels for a camera with weather sealing and an in built auto focus motor.

5:52 pm - Friday, November 9, 2012

#4 Mobo

Customers demand, manufacturers produce. It's a no-brainer, and so are the people who buy "entry level" cameras. Who came up with that misleading BS phrase anyway! It's an entry to what? To another overpriced gimmick that's a bit entrier than the one before? Although to be fair, Nikon are not the only brand ripping you off.

My advice to anybody who prefers reason before impulse: DO NOT BUY NIKON entry-level cameras!!! They're not an entry to professional photography as you would think. It's an entry to a bandwagon concealed behind specs on paper. I've come to hate and despise Nikon for their greed driven artificial obsolescence marketing model.

So if you think you have saved enough money to get the D5200, wait a couple of months, save a couple of hundred more and get a real DSLR. Coz if you go for the D3x00 or D5x00 on impulse and hope for the best, you will regret it. DSLR photography is an expensive hobby and buying D5200 is not going to make it any cheaper or easier. The only thing an entry-level camera can teach you is never to buy an entry-level camera again.

12:29 am - Tuesday, November 13, 2012

#5 richard

after using a friend D3000 a few years back i convert from olympus SDLR ,love it so much i purchase a Nikon D5100 after a year of using my D5100 i also purchase a Nikon D800 as well as i want a full frame pro camera,The only thing is missing on the D800 for me is the flip screen ,I can't wait for the D5200 as i would upgrade and replaced my D5100 to the D5200 without any issue
If you see the images taken on the D5100 with my 18 -200 mm lens WoW as well as my 50mm lens WOW
A pro photographer friend and i did a 5oth birthday he had the cannon 5D and i use my 5100 nikon as i was the 2nd camera guy John was amazed with the results, the colour ,and how it handle low light
I used my D5100 as a 2nd camera on wedding ,birthday and kids partys and if i email you photo's taken from it you go out a buy one
It light and conpact compairing with my D800 and great when doing video (due to the flip screen feature)
I had friensd that purchase the D5100 as well after seeing the results ,and for then it a great camera that works for then with photos and videos of their family
But as i tell people you buy what you can afford and what suit you best and learn how to use it features and you get the best results

Richard k (2012)

10:22 pm - Tuesday, November 13, 2012

#6 NIKON Camera

My NIKON DSLR Camera is the D3100. I am happy with its picture results too and since I'm still a newbie, this works perfectly for me. I was thinking of buying another one in the future. And it would be either this or D7000. Maybe if my budget allows, I rather go for D7000. But D5200 and D5100 is not bad at all.

1:58 am - Wednesday, December 19, 2012

#7 lucman

wow.. its nice. that hav a gud pexels. it can use also for capturing a mens fashion. hehe

4:59 pm - Saturday, December 22, 2012

#8 Photography

Is it available nation wide?specially in Philippines?

1:24 pm - Wednesday, January 30, 2013

#9 C

Focus more on buying decent lenses than worrying about bodies... Just decide between FX or DX and choose good glass. Learn how to use what you have and stop relying on camera gimmicks to compensate for bad photography habits. FX and DX both have pros and cons... differences between models within the same sensor sizing are bordering on insignificant. If you want good low light performance, get good glass, stop relying so much on ISO settings. Some features are valid and usable... but not absolutely necessary in my opinion... but it's just that, my opinion. Makes me wonder how we managed to take decent photos in with film. Most people today wouldn't know what to do with they're DSLR if they didn't have an auto mode. I have an old Bower (Rokinon) 85mm f1.4 that I use to shoot in dark environments. It's heavy, and fully manual, but it's one of the best lenses in my bag, regardless of what body I stick it on. It performs as well if not better than Nikon's equivalent 85, but maybe I got a good one. Oh and what about the shutter issues related to the D7000's? Quite a few have had the shutters simply fall apart after about 12-20K shots. Doesn't seem like much of an improvement to me. I'm a Nikon fan, but I'm not a fan of spending money on half thought out products that have had more research put into marketing than product development and testing. Just saying.

5:00 pm - Friday, May 24, 2013