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This is the new Nikon D5200 (pictures + specs)

Update: the D5200 is now officially announced.

Those are the first leaked images of the Nikon D5200 camera that should be announced in the next 24 hours. The detailed specs are:

  •  CMOS sensor 24.1 million pixels
  • The image processing engine EXPEED3
  • RBG sensor split 2016
  • 39 AF points (multi-CAM4800DX)
  • 920 000 dot LCD monitor 3.0-inch Vari-Angle
  • The shooting 5 fps / up to approximately
  • Video - full HD (1920 × 1080i)
  • Shutter speed 1/4000-30 seconds
  • Equivalent to ISO25600 ISO100-6400, in sensitizing
  • Media SD / SDHC / SDXC
  • EN-EL14 battery
  • Weight (including battery and media) 555g approximately
  • Release in December
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  • nick

    oh boy! that’s one hell of an ugly camera. No doubt the quality of its guts, but what an ugly child. THe designer must be fired!

    • http://ericleslie.com Eric Leslie

      My first thought was that it looked like a Canon…

      • http://nikonrumors.com/ [NR] admin

        it looks very small – there is almost nothing to the right of the lens

        • Bret M

          That’s actually a good thing. Too many people I hand my D800 too (or rather, the extremely select few I allow to touch it) always hold it on either side like a P&S… when they should have their left hand under the lens. This just starts to make that a habit which will hopefully stay with the shooter in the future.

          It is pretty ugly though, but so is the D800. I liked the D700 style way better, nice decisive lines, not drooped like the plastic melted or something.

          Also… 39pt AF in this level body? That’s a HUGELY GOOD sign for the D71000/D300s replacement.. that’ll almost for sure mean 51-pt DX system in the next level up camera.

          I’m excited.

          • Ano

            I think we had 51 pt in DX since D300 but you’re right about everything else :)

          • JED

            Agreed – if it performs the same as the AF in the D600 (acquisition speed and tracking) then this will be excellent.
            Yes, almost certainly means the D7000 replacement will get the full D800 spec 51pt AF…

            • OMR

              Nice.

          • http://micahmedia.com Micah

            You’re right! This almost gives me pause about pulling the trigger on a D800, when considering what the D400 might be.

          • rich in tx

            “…Bret M: -It is pretty ugly though, but so is the D800….”

            WHAT? I love the D800. But this D5200 is horrible. I would thing the dial on the right side would get in the way.

        • Worminator

          It appears to have a near-identical front profile to the D3200.

        • http://www.clevermunkey.com CleverMunkey

          Seems like our right thumb will not be able to hide itself anymore… LOL

    • http://Www.davidkasman.com David k

      Again with the looks. Who gives a shrip how it looks! All Nikon and Canon dslrs look essentially the same anyway!

      • http://www.robertash.com Robert Ash

        That’s the problem :) Personally I like the look of the previous “Nikon-like” Nikons, not the look of the newer “Canon-like” Nikons….. Looks don’t make the IQ but still, I like the D200, D300 etc. generation designs better…..

        It’s like today’s Jaguars, they look like Tauruses. Cars are starting to look more and more alike, so are cameras. Too bad, but we’ll survive….:)

  • Tony Parker

    It is a So So “Upgrade” …

  • gio

    good! now that they placed the multicam4800DX on it. i WANT nikon to use the multicam3500DX on the D7000 upgrade/D400. u hear me Nikon??!!!

  • BRYANL

    No commander flash mode…or touch screen..?? At least now we have the D3200 and D5200 out of the way….Next stop ,,,D400 or D7100…

    • OMR

      C’mon, the touch screen is for your Ipad, not for the camera.

      • D400

        +1

    • FF

      D5200 belongs to the “beginner+1″ lineage which dates way back to the D50 era. None of the cameras had commander mode and probably never will. That’s why you bought a D70(s) over the D50 seven years ago and that’s why you buy a D7000 over D5x00 today. Anyone saying “but D7000 is old and obsolete” probably spends more time looking and spec sheets and 800% enlargements of sample shots than actual photography.

      • Shawn

        I think he’s trying to say that Nikon is ignoring the competition in some ways. The T3i had flash control, the T4i added to that a touch screen, a single phase-detect point on the sensor, and 100% cross-type PDAF.

        The sub $1,000 DSLRs are typically not sold as upgrades, but mostly as kits to new users. So I think he was saying that Nikon should have considered their competition since they need to steal sales away from Canon to meet their sales predictions.

        Now in regards to the value of these features:

        I’ve heard the T4i touch screen is actually nice and makes it faster to use. Faster is good.

        I’m glad they upgraded the AF system, but still don’t understand why they haven’t gone 100% cross-type. Am I not allowed to take vertical head shots with a sensor that is perpendicular to the eye? Canon seems to get this, Nikon just reuses the same style arrays over and over.

        Canon’s phase-detect point on the sensor is pretty useless, but I’m surprised Nikon didn’t one-up them with a complete array on the sensor to rival the N1 series – live view focusing is useless unless you’re shooting very still subjects or doing tripod work.

        I have a D5100, but no real reason to upgrade to the D5200 since these changes are not worth dropping another $899 over. The D7000 still looks a lot better, and the D7100 probably will definitely be worth considering the upgrade.

    • http://www.clevermunkey.com CleverMunkey

      touch screen drains out battery too quickly! :(

  • Rodrigo Delgado

    Although this camera is newer and therefore has better tecnology than the original D5000 I feel somehow that this camera (D5200) is much more consumer oriented. It looks cheap to me.
    In other words I think the D5000 belonged to a slightly higher class than this “upgraded” model.
    Anyone sharing the same opinion?

    • OMR

      No, Im Not share the same opinion.

      I’m sure the 39 AF points convert the 5200 model an amazing camera, and of course is a cheap model, but if you use a nice lens, this little camera can make pro images from a family use camera.

      After 16 megapixele is only vanity and marketing.

      • OMR

        I’m sorry, after 10 megapixel is only vanity and marketing for a non profesional use.

        • Alex

          It would be pretty difficult to see the difference between 10 and 16mp. To double the linear resolution of 10, you have to go all the way up to 40mp. But you are correct, we don’t yet have the electronic displays or printers capable of making use of more than 10 mp.

        • http://www.intersiteimaging.com BrettA

          Re this and Alex: “But you are correct, we don’t yet have the electronic displays or printers capable of making use of more than 10 mp”…

          If you want your (professional or otherwise) work to be optimally usable in say, 10, 20 or more years, then looking at today’s equipment seems enormously short-sighted. I still use images from the ’60s and I’d think many professionals today might want their work viewed optimally in decades as well. What will displays be capable of in say, 2060 or 2080?

          • Alex

            My key word was YET. You mistakenly seem to think my priority in life is to make sure my digital images meet the potential of what could possibly be around in 100 years from now. I’m sure that if I was alive then, no matter if I am looking back at images taken with a 10 mp camera or a 16 mp, it’s going to look pretty old-school. It’s probably going to be like looking back now at the cassette player you bought in 1987 and wondering if you should have bought the model with Mega Bass and Auto Reverse so that you could “future proof” yourself. No matter how many mega pixels, I will just be glad my pictures won’t have too much grain from having too many megapixels.

    • Mike

      The D5x00 line has indeed evolved from a D90-light to a D3x00-plus.

      Pair it with a 35mm though and that’s one sexy little camera.

  • oregano

    Well, if it’s ugly, so was the D5100. The rear view looks almost identical and the front view is essentially a clone. The goodness in this camera in inside. I doubt it has AF fine tuning, but the D7100 will have to be a monster to justify the added size and weight. Excellent travel camera. Now where are my better DX zooms?

  • Hendog

    What is with the perpetuation of these tiiiiinny resolution displays on dslrs? I think the next crop of cameras needs better than a .3 megapixel display. It would make judging sharpness a lot quicker (less zooming in).

  • OMR

    I don’t understand the People, always negative comments about the products.

    • Emil Travemat

      OMR, people are sexually frustrated, that is one of the reasons…

      • OMR

        LOL

  • http://ghost-town-photography.com Steve Bingham

    Uh, looks like a Canon stepchild.
    So, is it 12 bit, like the D3200, or 14 bit? I think I’ll pass and wait for the D7100 or D400 . . . hopefully. I do think that a whole field of newbies will jump on it, however.

    • go2h3ll

      pffft, whiney arse fanboy. Does your wrist flop about?

  • softondemand

    looks the same as the d5100.

  • MEHUL

    http://www.nikon.com/news/2012/1106_dslr_01.htm

    NIKON D5200 announced……………………… check the above link

    • OMR

      Nice 39 AF Points.

    • Up $#!t’s creek

      sweet… i want the poop colored one!

      • Ano

        LOL! That was my *exact* first thought! :D

  • MEHUL

    Digital SLR camera D5200
    Wireless Remote Controller WR-R10
    Wireless Remote Controller WR-T10
    November 6, 2012

    A Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of approximately 24.1-million pixels, extremely precise 39-point AF system, and a 2,016-pixel RGB sensor for superior basic performance
    A full-scale entry-level model that enables flexible expression with a side-hinged vari-angle LCD monitor

    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.

    The D5200 offers the same side-hinged vari-angle monitor as the D5100 that enables flexible shooting from any angle, high or low, making even self portraits possible. It is an entry-level model that meets photo enthusiasts’ demands for full-scale photography capabilities with its new Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of approximately 24-million pixels as well as an image-processing engine equivalent to EXPEED 3 built into high-end Nikon D4, D800, D800E, and D600 digital SLR cameras for superior resolution, and image quality with very little noise at high sensitivities.

    The standard range of sensitivities covers a broad range of ISO 100 to ISO 6400, with support for additional expansion to equivalents up to ISO 25600 (Hi 2). It also offers the most focus points available in its class–39–for fast and reliable focus acquisition and tracking. The Scene Recognition System, made possible with the same 2,016-pixel RGB sensor found in high-end Nikon cameras, more accurately analyzes scene brightness and color information, which is then reflected in autofocus, automatic-exposure, i-TTL balanced fill-flash, and auto white-balance control.

    The D-Movie function supports recording of full-HD 1920 x 1080 60i/50i movies for sharp HD movies exhibiting excellent detail. The D5200 is also equipped with Special Effects mode that enables the application and adjustment of special effects with shooting. Combining a variety of effects with a vari-angle LCD monitor that enables shooting from a wide range of angles significantly broadens imaging expression possibilities with both still image and movie recording.

    black

    Red

    Bronze

    What’s more, the D5200 is compatible with the Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a and the new Wireless Remote Controller WR-R10/WR-T10 (both available separately) for collaboration with smart devices and more possibilities for remote control over the camera, making the D5200 more convenient than its predecessor. When the WU-1a is connected to the camera, images can be transferred to a smart device, such as a smart phone or tablet*, and the smart device can also be used to control camera shooting remotely. In addition, the new WR-R10 (transceiver) and WR-T10 (transmitter) enable remote control over the camera from greater distances and broader angles than are possible with infrared remote controls for simple and convenient remote control even through obstacles. The WR-T10 can be used to control the camera to which the WR-R10 is connected. However, it can also control multiple cameras to which WR-R10s have been connected, enabling smooth remote control over a number of cameras.

    * The Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility app must first be installed on the smart device (the app can be downloaded free of charge from the smart device’s app store).
    D5200 Primary Features

    A new Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of approximately 24.1-million pixels and support for a broad range of ISO sensitivities for superior image quality and definition
    The D5200 is equipped with a new Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of approximately 24.1-million pixels. It supports a broad range of standard ISO sensitivities, from ISO 100 at the low end to ISO 6400 at the high end, as well as further expansion to an equivalent of ISO 25600 (Hi 2). This support enables capture of sharp and clear images with very little noise, even at higher sensitivities.
    When used with NIKKOR lenses loaded with Nikon’s advanced optical technologies, the roughly 24.1-million effective pixels enable sharp rendering of even the finest details.

    The EXPEED 3 image-processing engine made faster and more efficient with optimization for digital SLR cameras
    The D5200 is equipped with an image-processing engine equivalent to the EXPEED 3 high-performance image-processing engine built into high-end D4, D800, D800E, and D600 Nikon FX-format cameras. This enables faithful rendering and vivid color reproduction, as well as a broad dynamic range. With capture of still images at high sensitivities, advanced noise-reduction processing effectively suppresses noise to preserve textures and details in images. Noise-reduction processing performed with movie recording results in faithful reproduction of crisp, clear outlines in movies recorded in low-light situations.

    Excellent basic camera performance and operation for stress-free shooting
    Equipped with an AF system offering 39 focus points
    Adoption of the Multi-CAM4800DX autofocus sensor module enables certain acquisition and tracking of the intended subject with 39 focus points. Utilizing cross-type sensors for the center nine focus points most commonly used ensures reliable focusing performance with certain acquisition of the intended subject and excellent tracking performance. In addition, the number of active focus points can be limited to 11.

    2,016-pixel RGB sensor with built-in Scene Recognition System
    The Scene Recognition System detects subject conditions prior to shooting and then analyzes scene brightness and color information that is then used with autofocus, auto-exposure, i-TTL balanced fill-flash, and auto white-balance control. The results are most clearly seen with reliable tracking of moving subjects when 3D-tracking is enabled. The system is also able to identify smaller subjects than could the D5100. What’s more, when Face-priority AF is enabled with movie recording in live view mode, or when faces are enlarged with playback of still images, up to 35 faces can be recognized.

    High-speed continuous shooting at up to approximately 5 fps*
    With high-speed continuous shooting at up to approximately 5 fps*, users will never miss the perfect shot, whether framing images using the optical viewfinder or the camera monitor. The densely packed 39 focus points effectively cover the majority of the frame for certain acquisition and tracking of rapidly moving subjects, such as those participating in sporting events. High-speed continuous shooting at approximately 3 fps can also be selected for situations, such as capturing natural human expressions, in which a slower frame rate is preferred. This allows for selection of the optimal frame rate according to the scene.

    *With manual focus, [S] (shutter-priority auto) or [M] (manual) shooting mode, shutter speed 1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default values.
    Vari-angle LCD monitor for stress-free shooting from any angle
    The 3-inch, approximately 921k-dot LCD monitor with wide viewing angle is large and ensures clear viewing. It opens to the left from 0–180°, and can be rotated forward 180° and backward 90° when open. Adoption of a side-hinged vari-angle monitor allows for unobstructed opening and rotation of the monitor when the camera is mounted on a tripod for flexible and stress-free shooting from low angles to high angles, making even self portraits possible.

    Smooth, cinematic action video with Nikon’s D-Movie with superior picture quality : 1920 x 1080 60i/50i
    The D5200 is equipped with the D-Movie function, which enables recording of 1920 x 1080 60i/50i movies exhibiting superior picture quality by simply pressing the movie-record button next to the shutter-release button. The new Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of approximately 24.1-million pixels and EXPEED 3 high-speed image-processing engine ensure recording of sharp, clear movies with little noise, jaggies, or moiré patterns. Autofocusing during movie recording is possible using contrast-detect AF. When the focus mode is set to Full-time servo AF (AF-F) and the AF-area mode to Subject-tracking AF, the camera automatically maintains focus on a subject moving throughout the frame. Manual settings* are also available for those who want to specify recording shutter speed and ISO sensitivity according to their own preferences. In addition to the ability to choose the recording frame rate from 50i or 60i (1080), or 24p, 25p, or 30p (1080) per second, the camera is equipped with a stereo microphone for superior audio quality with movie recording. Stereo sound can also be recorded via the optional ME-1 stereo microphone.

    *Available shutter speeds vary according to the selected movie frame rate. ISO sensitivity can be selected within the range of ISO 200–6400 and Hi 0.3–Hi 2.
    Special Effects mode for creative imaging expression
    The D5200 offers seven* special effects that can be selected and applied with recording of both still images and movies. Special effects are displayed in the monitor with the view through the lens before shooting or recording begins, allowing users to confirm the results of effect selection or adjustment in real time. Users can easily enjoy dramatic effects like those seen in the movies using special effects. This mode was adopted to respond to the creative intent of users searching for a way to express their own unique style and creativity.

    *D5200 special effects: Selective Color, Color Sketch, Miniature Effect, Night Vision, Silhouette, High Key, Low Key. Color Sketch, Miniature Effect, and Selective Color can also be applied to images already recorded from the retouch menu.
    Support for the optional Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a enables wireless image transfer to a smart device
    By simply connecting the Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a (sold separately), true, high-quality photos and movies recorded with a compatible digital SLR camera can be easily shared with a smart device.* The view through the camera lens (live view) can be displayed on a smartphone or tablet screen to control remote shooting (remote movie recording not supported), and images captured with the D5200 can be transferred to the smart device over a wireless connection. Using the Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a expands the ways in which users enjoy the photos and movies they have recorded with the D5200 and a NIKKOR lens by enabling the immediate transfer of images to family and friends, or uploading to blogs or social networking sites, anywhere and anytime.

    *The Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility app must first be installed on the smart device (the app can be downloaded free of charge from the smart device’s app store).
    Support for the Wireless Remote Controller WR-R10/WR-T10 enables stress-free remote shooting
    WR-R10

    WR-T10
    Remote control is more convenient with the D5200 due to support for the WR-R10 (transceiver) and WR-T10 (transmitter) that utilize electromagnetic waves. When the WR-R10 is connected to the D5200, the WR-T10 can be used for wireless control over remote shooting. The WR-R10 and WR-T10 enable remote control over the camera from greater distances and broader angles than are possible with infrared remote controls, and obstacles such as trees between the transceiver and transmitter do not impede communications. Not only autofocus is possible with the shutter-release button pressed halfway but also control over operations such as continuous shooting, movie recording and quiet release mode is possible. Naturally, the WR-T10 can be used to remotely control a single camera to which the WR-R10 is connected, but it can also control multiple cameras to which WR-R10s have been connected1,. The WR-R10/WR-T10 makes photography much more enjoyable as it enables varied expression of scenes using multiple cameras, each with a different lens mounted, and each shooting the subject from a different angle using the vari-angle monitor.

    Additional D5200 Features and Functions

    The D5200 is available in three colors–black, red, bronze–and the connector cover and power connector cover are the same colors as camera bodies.
    Weighing approximately 555 g*, the compact and lightweight D5200 offers superior operation, functionality, and grip.
    The D5200 is equipped with a new graphical user interface (GUI) for intuitive operation.
    *Including battery and SD memory card; excluding body cap.
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    • OMR

      39 AF Points is the big advantage vs T4i.
      Great D5200.

      • Shawn

        Sure, if you like all 9 cross-type sensors right in the middle of the frame. I’m still using the 11 point D5100 and wish I had cross-type sensors at every position (like the T4i). Especially now that we’re at 16MP and above where every focus error is now glaringly obvious. I don’t really feel like having 8 more cross-type sensors in the center would be of any benefit at all. The 20 additional line type sensors don’t seem to be any more helpful than the 10 we already have.

        I wished Nikon would really one-up Canon on this one, but we’ll still have to wait. Maybe the D7100 and D400 will have 100% cross-type.

        • a4

          +1

          Being a (previously D80) D7000 owner, I have to say that I don’t see much of an advantage in its AF module over the D80′s. While definitely better when shooting moving objects, it’s still far from being flawless. And having to “click through” all the AF points for recomposition is a real pain in the ar5e sometimes – D80 was a much more comfortable option here – and every now and then I find myself in situations when limiting the number of D7000′s AF points to 11.
          What I really miss here is having the cross-type AF points more widely spread over the viewfinder, as their layout really IS ridiculous and the accuracy and performance of the outer ones (no matter the amount) isn’t anything to write home about…

    • Mike

      Really….?

    • Ken Mockwell

      Your waffle wasted 4 pages of scarce 1st page view, you bozo.

      Hope you’re happy now you monkey.

    • Ronald Patterson

      Mehul, LOL…having trouble sleeping, dude?

      You should get out sometimes, and have that thing they call – a life.

      • Andrew

        He just copied press release, I don’t think he spent much time typing all that crap up.

        Anyway, I agree with you…the guy should get out more. No one cares about copied press release marketing garbage anyway.

  • Boulderghost

    Great, I am looking for a backup for my D800 body. It must be light and cheap for travel, high mp for travel landscapes, faster fps than my D800 for better extreme condition sports shots (snowboarding, mt biking, etc) and be nice and ugly so that I don’t coddle it for vanities sake. It is nice that is has a tilt viewfinder so that I can use it for elevated photo pole photos and not put $5k 30ft in the air. All in all, its perfect for all of the above!

    • St.

      I almost agree with you, except the fast fps – it’s almost the same as D800.
      I would like to add weather sealing, so I can really use it for conditions I would feel bad exposing other cameras.
      Then I would buy it as a second camera. Now Lumix GH3 looks more promising….

  • Richard

    Wow, There is no buttons for anything. Looks like you have to go into the menu to just change the f-stop LOL!

  • Misc Detective

    In Nikon’s world: Nikon D5200 >>>> D5100

    The smart shooter: D5200 = D5100

    • Pablo Ricasso

      Better meter, more frames per second, 39 point AF, 50% more pixels.
      Hmm…
      I’ll trade you a D5100 for one of these.

    • Kevin Rollins

      Spot on, well said.

      Sadly there are still many that miss the fact photography isn’t about the latest camera model.

  • JJ

    I will reserve judgement until we hear more specific details about the video exposure controls and if it still has an intervalometer along with other details. If the video can be controlled like the D7000 and it has some other upgrades, great… I ‘ll buy it. If the exposure controls are the same as the D5100, etc. I will get a D5100 for the discounted price. I don’t really need 24mp or the 39 af points, so I’m waiting to hear the minutia most others don’t care about, lol

  • smileblog

    Now I’m so sure that D400 will never came.
    D7000 successor is smale D300s + alpha. that’s it.

    • St.

      Yeah…
      Dxxx will not be a DX anymore.
      Only Dxxxx.

  • JJ

    ooops…as I was writing there somebody posted the full specs, sorry!

  • EnPassant

    Updated AF and metering + faster processing to handle 5 fps with 24 MP.
    Another incremental upgrade that looks good on paper but doesn’t adress important functions missing in D5100 compared to D7000 that should have been easy to implement in the firmware.
    I’ll have to wait for the really detailed specification and manual download before giving my judgement.

    • EnPassant

      Of course the specs. got available just as I was writing!
      Sadly still no mirror-up mode, MUP. Nor can the built-in flash work as a commander. And I guess there still is no focus fine-tune.
      But at least it the D5200, just like D3200, can be had in red color!

      • Ghoma

        Why are you whining about lacking features? they obviously keep those for more expensive and superior models.

        otherwise D3200 would be a monster, full featured dslr, with mirror lock up, af fine tuning and another bunch of features that we could implement via firmware, and nobody would buy a d7000….

  • mark

    it is up in DPR now

  • Slewey

    I’m pretty amazed Nikon decided to put the 39 pt AF in the D5200, well deserved to differentiate from the D3200 along with the 2016 RGB metering. My only problem is the lack of controls/buttons that’s lacking, not to the level of the D7000, but at least maybe 2 extra buttons for a bit more control.

    • OMR

      In this little body in manual mode, you can control ISO with the function button, and the aperture and speed in the dial, If you have these 3 things, you have everything. Like amateur you don’t need more.
      If you are not agree, this camera is not for you.

  • http://ronscubadiver.wordpress.com Ron Scubadiver

    Yet another incrementally better DX body. When Nikon releases a compact and fast (at least f/2) wide angle DX prime, I might get excited. The only thing I think these smaller DX cameras would be good for is street photography, and there is no way to get wide angle without a zoom, unless you want to go with a slow MF 20mm CV.

  • Max

    1080i?!

    • Alex

      Definitely a typo! There’s no way they’d go backward.

  • Nock23232

    No DOF button? Canon 600D has.

  • OMR

    Why dpreview.com delete the D5200 article ?

  • Mr Moo

    Looks like a damn Canon.

  • xxt

    anyone knows the price?

  • Twaddler Belafonte

    Those specs sure look killer.

  • Papunza

    Was it necessary to upgrade a year-old model.

    No, not really.

    It’s getting worse than Canon…

    • babola

      +1

      Up until now Canon has been releasing an updated model of a specific DSLR every two years, Nikon every three.

      Well, Nikon seem to have beaten Canon even in that category now :)
      Year and 1/2 is just too quick for a replacement camera model, regardless of the extra features new product brings.

      • FF

        When you look back a bit you notice that Nikon has upgrade cycles of different lengths for their DSLR ranges: the higher up it is the longer the upgrade cycle.
        The bulk of the sales volume comes from the lower end ranges of D3x00 and D5x00 where the competition is such that it forces a faster upgrade cycle on the manufacturers.
        You and I know that the D5000 for one is still capable of taking stunning shots for what 99% of the buyers use it for: on-screen display and the occasional print up to A4 size. Sadly the general population that’s the D5200′s target market (your average soccermom Joe) is under the false impression that any piece of technology older than 18 months has got to be an obsolete piece of crap, thus creating the need for more and more upgraded products.
        Can’t really blame Nikon (or Canon) for trying to stay afloat, can we?

      • babola

        Yup, and the faster the upgrade cycle (meaning faster the outgoing model becomes obsolete) the more people will feel alienated feeling done-by Nikon and move up the range where the models seem to have the replacement cycle that lasts at least a little longer preserving the value of the model they currently own.

        I blame consumerism and the constant “need” to have the latest and greatest every 12 month. iPhone owners come to mind…

    • Pablo Ricasso

      Cry about no updates. Then cry about updates. Then tell us they don’t know how to do it. Then cry a little more…

      • Pablito Picass0

        The thing with you my dear Pablo is that no one really cares what you’re blabbing about.
        Hide in that dark corner and cry a little more….

  • Bare

    It’s Sony sensor in D5200, not a Nikon one found in D3200.

    • BornOptimist

      It’s not any of the existing Sony sensors, because it has different physical size. But it’s also different than the D3200 sensor, so this is probably a new sensor.

    • Pete

      Judging by the sensor specs D3200 and D5200 come very close, but Nikon says that the D5200 sensor has been newly designed especially for this camera.

      It’s suppose to have better sensitivity capabilities and some other improvements. We’ll have to wait for DxOmark tests.

      • Pablo Ricasso

        This is the best most significant part that I didn’t notice. I hope you’re right.

  • http://www.kreinau.com sebastian

    The D5200 has been officially released in Germany – within the 24h timeframe.

  • Thom

    We now have 5 high end DSLRs and 6 low end DSLRs. I just wish they would have updated the D7000 before they went consumer end upgrade with the D5100. After all they upgraded the D3100 not that long ago to the D3200. They’ve done all the high end, now all the low end and that leaves the middle of the road last. I can’t afford a D600 or higher and I don’t want a low end small D5200 or lower.

    I get it, Christmas is coming and let’s get this affordable consumer camera out before then. Guess I still have to wait several more months until the D7000 gets it’s turn. AUUUGGGGHHHH!

    • Almendra

      +1, I am also waiting for the replacement of the D7000. I have been waiting for almost 10 months and I don’t want to wait even more!

      • Uday

        I got my D7000 about 10 months back.. I didn’t lose my precious moments waiting for a better camera. I’m very glad about the it and sure that an upgrade wouldn’t regret my purchase.

  • Rich in TX

    all the Canon fanboys are just scared to death that DXo will rank the D5200 higher than the D1X and the 5DMIII

    • Pablo Ricasso

      If it’s a new sensor, they probably will.

  • d5000

    Nice specs. Would love to get this if I am going to buy my first camera, but since I have a D5000, I’m am going to wait for the D7000 / D300s replacement. With the release of the D5200, it seems that the replacements for the said cameras will have better specs and that makes me very excited. Hope it will be worth the wait.

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