Gadget Review: Nikon D5200

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Nikon D5200 – An F-Mound DSLR Camera

Nikon D5200 is an F-mount DSLR camera which has a newly developed 24.1 megapixel DX format CMOS image sensor. It was first announced by Nikon, on November 6, 2012 for several parts of the world and on January 7, 2013, for the North American market. The D5200 incorporates the same Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus system like the D7000 and the camera has replaced the D5100 which is now replaced by the Nikon D5200.

The Nikon D5200 utilises a 24.1 active megapixel sensor which is apparently new and not seen elsewhere. As per its features, the Nikon D5200 has a blend of the Nikon D3200, Nikon D5100, D7000 as well as D7100 since it has the similar pixel count as the Nikon D3200 and the D7100 but with a different sensor.


Moreover it also has an expressing screen like the Nikon D5100 as well as the similar metering and AF system like the Nikon D7000. Besides this, the layout of the new camera is the same to the Nikon D5100 and more modernized than the Nikon D7100. While the D5100 has Nikon’s Multi-CAM 1000 AF module together with 11 focus points, which include one cross type, the Nikon D5200 on the other hand has the Multi-CAM 4800 DX unit which is also found in the Nikon D7000.

D5200 AF System Quite Effective than D5100

Thus it has a total of 39 AF point together with nine cross type that could make the Nikon D5200 AF system quite effective than the Nikon D5100 which could also make the Nikon D5200 much more attractive to those in need of trying at sports photography wherein they could shoot at a maximum continuous rate of 5fps, up 1fps on the Nikon D5100.

Another feature which has been taken from the Nikon D7000 that has enhanced the Nikon D5100 is the 2016 pixel RGB sensor for light metering as well as white balance assessment. This provides information in the improved Automatic Scene Recognition system which matches the exposure setting, autofocus and the white balance to the scene.

Nikon UK’s Product Manager for DX products, Simon Iddon, is of the opinion that the size of the minimum recognisable target for the Automatic Scene Recognition system is reduced since the D5100 which has made it more precise and its tracking performance has also improved enabling the camera to expose faces across the frame in a better manner.

Assortment of Special Effects/In-Camera HDR Mode

The Nikon D5200, like the Nikon D5100 has an assortment of Special Effects as well as in-camera HDR mode which can combine two shots and create one image with greater shadow and highlight element but both the modes can be used only when shooting JPEG files.

Hence, the Nikon D5200 has the capabilities of recording Full HD videos as the Nikon D5100 though the frame rate range has been extended to include 60i and 50i together with 30p, 25p and 24p which should make smoother footage of moving subjects with scope in developing slow motion movies.

The Nikon D5299 is priced at £819.99/US $899.95/AUS$1,047 with 18-55VR kit lens and is in the same price range as the Pentax K- 5II as well as Fuji X-E1, among many others.

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