Since the day Nikon announced the D3200, it was only a matter of time until they introduce a similar update to the D5000 line and today Nikon introduces the Nikon D5200 — a mid-range DX-format SLR camera with an effective pixel count of 24.1-million pixels, 39-point AF system, and a 2,016-pixel RGB sensor for superior basic performance and of course a vari-angle LCD monitor.
In a blog post, Marina Gurevich — Product Manager at Nikon Europe — said “The inspiring D5200 is ideal for those who are passionate about photography and want to experiment with the camera’s superior features. The impressive image and movie quality alongside a versatile vari-angle LCD monitor lets users unlock their creative potential.”
Here’s Nikon D5200 detailed specs.
- EXPEED 3, 23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor 24.1 million pixels
- Image size (pixels): 6000 x 4000 [L], 4496 x 3000 [M], 2992 x 2000 [S]
- Lens mount: Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)
- RBG sensor split 2016
- 24.1 million Effective pixels
- Shutter speed 1/4000-30 seconds
- 39 focus points (multi-CAM4800DX)
- File format (Image): 1) NEF(RAW), 2)JPEG, 3)NEF(RAW)+JPEG
- Video: MOV, H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding up to
- Movie (Recording): up to 1920 x 1080 60i/50i movies
- Media (Storage): SD (Secure Digital) memory cards, UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
- Up to 5 fps
- ISO sensitivity: ISO25600, ISO100-6400
- LCD monitor: 3″ 921k-dot (VGA), 921k-dot (VGA), vari-angle TFT monitor with 170° viewing angle
- Battery: Nikon EN-EL14 Lithium-Ion battery
- AC adapter(optional): EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 129 x 98 x 78 mm
- Weight: 505g (without battery, memory card, body cap) / 555g (with battery and memory card but without body cap)
- Available in black, red and bronze
Just like Nikon D3200, Nikon D5200 will also support Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a to wirelessly transfer your photos to a smart device over a Wi-Fi 11b/g/n connection or any device that supports Wi-Fi 11b/g/n connection.
The new D5200 is geared towards less advanced photographers and it it has the features to prove it. The D5200 share some of the key features of D7000 like; same autofocus system, metering sensor, scene recognition system, the 39 AF 39 focus points where 9 are cross-type sensors, and of all the great new features that the D5200 have, I’m more interested with the TimeLapse Recording — which of course makes it easy for you to create your own time lapse.
NikonRumor is reporting that the D5200 will be first available in Europe, Asia and Australia this coming December while it’ll be early next year that the D5200 will be available in the U.S. Markets and Nikon is gearing to officially announce it during 2013 CES show in Las Vegas (January 8-11, 2013). At the same time, Nikon also announced the new Wireless Remote Controller WR-R10 (transceiver) and WR-T10 (transmitter) that utilize electromagnetic waves. You can remotely control your D5200 over great distance using infrared signals.
As for the retail price, well Nikon have not no price have been reported, my guesstimate will be $850 to $900 for the D5200 body and just add an extra $150 for the 18 – 55mm kit lens, which is the same price point when D5100 was announced.
Last modified: November 7, 2012