Ignat Solovey: The REALLY bad thing about D5200 is that VERY FEW of its users will get something more than kit (18-55VR, 18-105VR, 18-200VR or new 18-300VR) or double-kit (meaning 18-55+55-200VR) lenses, not to mention proper flash and microphone, and not many will use P/A/S/M modes on the dial. Actually, "one-button" approach kills all that really rich feature sets, which most modern cameras are packed with, even entry-level. I commented below. All that schoolgirls don't bother reading manuals, and pretty priceless look their faces, when, being asked to "take picture of us, push that silver button, big one", more advanced or professional photographers turn dials, frame properly and - voila - "woooow, I never knew my camera is capable of THAT!".
That's not the camera's fault. Anyway, it's one of those things where you get out what you put in. Plenty of people (like me) have whetted their appetite for more control on similar cameras and moved on to better models. For those who are happy to stay with this one - well, they're happy.
OlavM: "One key difference compared to the Canon EOS 650D is that the D5200's screen isn't touch sensitive "
It seems to me that DPR must have been thinking something like this:
'Ahem....the Canon 650's user-interface is about 1 generation ahead ... ....well, we DID make a remark on that (rather cleverly camouflaged as a text to some picture, probably only a few will read this ...)'
Question: You are Nikonians, huh ?
This is a MAJOR difference between two 'top volume models' in the present market of DSLR's, and as such, deserves quite a different amount of attention, discussion and focus, than chosen by dpreview for this preview......Nikon is clearly behind the trends of mass market here !
That's huge to me. DPR did belabor the fact that you can't change the settings form the main menu, you have to go into the sub-menus. That could be fixed with a firmware change and would make the camera much easier to use.
Adrian Van: Still waiting for the D400, but nice to know Thom Hogan's predictions are getting closer to reality in his recent charts. Which one next D7200 or D400? Spring time for D400 would be nice. Which lens would you use with one of these cameras to best make use of 24 Mp sensor. In DX, 16-85mm is very good, and 35mm F1.8 G, and some smaller FX lenses would work well like 60mm micro G which I have which is very sharp on my D300s. The idea of a DX camera beside extra reach is to keep the system with lenses smaller than FX for portability. I imagine the 55-300mm in DX which is reasonably sharp enough in reviews could work okay, instead of the bigger FX 70- 300mm lens, to keep a system smaller or lighter, but what do others think are best lenses to use for small size consideration?
You've just hit on the logic behind the megapixel wars. Hardly anybody needs more than 6Mp, but if sensors hadn't advanced beyond that, we'd all be using lenses from the 1980s.
garyknrd: As a Canon shooter I am so jealous of the resent Nikon offerings. If they come out with a pro-summer crop body water proof with the new AF system I am going to start writing some hate mail to Canon. Canon just doesn't get it anymore.Go Nikon. Maybe Canon will wake up.
The D7000 has a magnesium frame, which makes it pro-fall.
According to Thom Hogan, the mirror can be set to stay up while shooting in live view. That's got to improve one of the major reasons I pitched my D5000: the >1/2 second shutter lag in live view. Still no touch screen, which would have fixed the other one: the need to dive down into the menu system to change settings. Here's hoping that the D7x00 has the same live view option.
Looks great. Can't wait to dig into it. Thank you.
clayolmstead: I read on another site that phase detect focus doesn't work at apertures smaller than f/5.6. To focus at f/16 you have to stop up, focus, lock focus, then stop back down. This seems like such a major deal breaker that it just can't be true. Is there some grain of truth in it?
Except for light field cameras, I don't understand how software can render out of focus objects to be in focus. I guess I'll have to see it for myself to understand it.
Jaime CaRa: Did you guys already watched the a77 preview video in sony website?
Look at the end of the video, the top control dial has a 3D Option, this means it has 3D video recording capability?
Here's the link I'm talking about
Follow this link and scroll down to 3D Imaging:http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/AA77/AA77A.HTM
Maybe it works better than it sounds if you have a Sony Bravia TV.
That's true for a normal SLR. One of the features of the EVF is that it shows the image as it's going to be captured, including DOF. which implies that the lens is at its correct aperture already.
Here's that link:http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Sony_Alpha_SLT_A77/
I read on another site that phase detect focus doesn't work at apertures smaller than f/5.6. To focus at f/16 you have to stop up, focus, lock focus, then stop back down. This seems like such a major deal breaker that it just can't be true. Is there some grain of truth in it?