The upgrade to the Nikon D5200 is here.
The long awaited replacement to the D5100 has landed. The new D5200 features a 24.1mp sensor, backed up with an EXPEED 3 image processor and shoots a very welcoming 5 frames per second. Utilising the same auto focus system as the super reliable D7000, the D5200 is set to be a winner. The biggest difference between the two is going to be the body size and functionality, as reflected in it’s positioning.
The D5200 weighs in at just 505g for the body, lacking the weather sealing and advanced controls of it’s older sibling, the D7000. The viewfinder features 95% coverage and the lack of top plate display is over come by a new menu and display layout on the rear LCD. Add a 921k dot, 3 inch vari-angle LCD and you’ve got a camera that is equally functional in a lighter weight package.
With the same full HD video recording with full time AF and built in stereo mic the D5200 is more than capable for video users. There’s even an in-built movie editor, allowing quick edits without the need for a computer. The D5200 also features some in-built processing modes for HDR shots as well as a host of creative filters.
The D5200 will be available in a choice of three colours, Black, Red and Brown. With an RRP of £819.99 including the 18-55mm VR lens at launch there is a lot to be excited about, with the D7000 currently holding around £850 and looking a bit long in the tooth. The D5200’s biggest competition is still going to be the older D5100, especially over the festive period where you can pick a double zoom kit up for a little over £550.