Nikon announces 24MP D5200 DSLR with optional WiFi

Fred Miranda
Registered: Dec 31, 2001
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Country: United States

Nikon has announced the D5200, a new DX-format DSLR camera that improves on the D5100 by offering a 24.1 MP CMOS sensor, a new EXPEED 3 image processor, ISO range of 100-6400 which is extendable to 25600, a side-articulated 3.0" tilt/swivel LCD , 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.
Main highlights:

  • 24.1 million pixels CMOS sensor.
  • 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor
  • 39 AF points (multi-CAM4800DX)
  • Side-articulated 921K dot 3.0" tilt/swivel LCD
  • Continuous shooting at 5fps
  • Video - full HD (1920 1080i)
  • Shutter speed 1/4000-30 seconds
  • ISO range of 100-6400 which is extendable to 25600
  • Weight (inc. batteries) 555 g (1.22 lb / 19.58 oz)
From the Press Release:
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the Nikon D5200. This camera is equipped with a new Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of 24.1-million pixels and an image-processing engine equivalent to EXPEED 3 built into the D4 flagship camera. It offers the superior basic performance needed for full-scale photography in a compact and lightweight body. - Read full Press Release

Registered: Jun 03, 2003
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More here.

Henry Posner
B&H Photo-Video

Registered: Oct 31, 2008
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Well not a 9-10 FPS d400, but it's probably as close as it'll get. I'll take a couple.

lou f
Registered: Nov 18, 2005
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---XR--- wrote:
Well not a 9-10 FPS d400, but it's probably as close as it'll get. I'll take a couple.

looks like the spec could fill the gap between if they replace the d7000 with a d400...

Kerry Pierce
Registered: Feb 01, 2004
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Country: United States

I'm anxious to see if they've improved the noise performance of this sensor. I just purchased a d5100 a couple of weeks ago and it's a pretty sweet little camera.

They've significantly upgraded the d5200 AF module. The d5100 uses the multi-cam 1000 AF module. IIRC, the d7000 uses the multi-cam 4800 module. Wow, that's a pretty significant upgrade, IMO. I am going to track the reviews on this one very closely.


Registered: Jan 09, 2003
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Why oh why can't Nikon put such a sensor in a better body, such as D400?


Registered: Jul 19, 2005
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ATTN. NIKON - Forget the D5200 and gives us our D400. We have been more than patient.

Registered: Feb 14, 2012
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The specs make it seem very close to the D7000- only things that aren't present are a battery grip (5100 didn't have a native one) and a second command dial. The 39 AF points and the 5fps were all features found on the D7000.

I'm with lou f- with the improved capability of the 5200 it makes sense that a D300s/7000 replacement would be pretty close to a Pro DX body.