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Nikon unveils 24.1MP D5200 DSLR with optional Wi-Fi

By dpreview staff on Nov 6, 2012 at 04:53 GMT
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Nikon has announced the D5200 - an upper entry-level DSLR that improves on the D5100 by offering a 24MP CMOS sensor, 1080i60 movie capability, a side-articulated 921K dot 3.0" tilt/swivel LCD and new processing filters. Interestingly, the D5200 is equipped with a significantly upgraded AF system, based around the same Multi-Cam 4800DX AF sensor that is used in the D7000, and the same 2016-pixel RGB metering sensor. The D5200 is also compatible with Nikon's optional WU-1a WiFi module. Pricing and availability has yet to be confirmed, and Nikon has yet to officially announce the D5200 in the US. 

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Press Release:

Discover new perspectives with the inspiring Nikon D5200

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 6 November 2012: Nikon introduces the latest D-SLR to its mid-range DX-format line-up, the 24.1 megapixel Nikon D5200, designed to bring out your creative side. From beautiful still photos to smooth Full HD movies, this camera empowers your freedom of expression, letting you capture your own unique view of the world.

Marina Gurevich, Product Manager for Nikon Europe, says: “The inspiring Nikon D5200 is ideal for those who are passionate about photography and want to experiment with the camera’s superior features. The impressive image and movie quality alongside a versatile vari-angle LCD monitor lets users unlock their creative potential.” 

Breath-taking image quality
The third camera in its series, following the D5000 and the D5100, the Nikon D5200 offers a massive leap in image-quality. In addition to the 24.1-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor for finely detailed images, the new EXPEED 3 image processor provides high-speed operation and excellent, rich colour reproduction – as well as enhanced movie recording. The high ISO sensitivity (100-6400 which is extendable to 25600) delivers brilliant shots in dark or poorly lit environments as well as producing clear images of fast moving subjects.

The Nikon D5200 shares an AF system, metering sensor and scene recognition with the Nikon D7000 series, giving this camera a new level of performance and much enhanced image quality. The superior accuracy of the 39-point AF system and nine cross-type sensors delivers razor sharp images by focusing precisely on the subject you choose. Meanwhile, the 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor provides precise data to the camera’s Scene Recognition System, which optimizes exposure, autofocus and white balance immediately before the shutter is released.

Image creations from any angle
The Nikon D5200’s versatile 7.5cm (3-in) vari-angle LCD monitor provides the ultimate freedom and flexibility to take beautiful shots and movies from virtually any position. You can flip, tilt or turn the swivel monitor to get really creative with your angles. In addition, the Nikon D5200 is an intelligently designed lightweight camera, with clear menus and superior ergonomics, making it a pleasure to maneuver and shoot with.

Wireless connectivity to share your creations
Wirelessly transmitting images from your camera to an Apple™ or Android™ smart device is possible by using the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter. This means you can share images that you are proud of with friends via social networks and email for instant reactions. It is even possible to control your camera remotely from your smart device to help you take beautiful shots without disturbing your subjects.

Distinctive HD movies
Effortlessly alternate between shooting stills and Full HD movies with smooth (up to 60i/50i) recording at the flick of a switch. The camera’s subject tracking of moving objects in three dimensions, with full time servo AF (AF-F), ensures focus of moving objects throughout filming. Adding to that, creating movies to be proud of can be achieved with in-movie editing and the camera’s built-in stereo microphone.

Inspirational Effect and Scene modes
Be even more original with the Nikon D5200 Effects mode. A range of seven special effects: Selective Colour, Miniature, High and Low Key, Silhouette, Colour Sketch and Night Vision can be applied in real time to images and movies through Live View so you can see what your final creation will look like before you shoot it. In addition, in-camera High Dynamic Range (HDR) and D-lighting capture detailed images of high-contrast scenes, increasing creative possibilities. You can also select from 16 different Scene modes – they optimize the camera settings, such as shutter speed, ISO and aperture – to the situation you are shooting. It is great for a quick shot or if you are still learning about D-SLR photography.

Key features

  • DX-format, 24.1 megapixel CMOS image sensor with EXPEED 3 for exceptional quality
  • Vari-angle LCD monitor: View life at a unique angle with a high resolution, 7.5cm (3.0-in), 921k dot vari-angle screen
  • Compatible with Wireless Mobile Adaptor WU-1a to transmit images from the camera to Apple™ or Android™ smart device and remote shooting*1
  • High ISO (100-6400) extendable to 25600: keeps the detail with low noise in low-light situations
  • Razor-sharp 39-point AF system with nine cross-type sensors in the center. Offers fast and precise autofocus coverage across the frame
  • 2,016 pixel RGB metering sensor delivers highly accurate metering for exact exposures and provides precise data to the camera's Scene Recognition System
    • Scene Recognition System optimizes exposure, autofocus and white balance immediately before the shutter is released
    • Continuous shooting at 5fps: so you do not miss that fast-moving action shot
    • High dynamic range (HDR): Gives detailed shots of high-contrast scenes by combining two shots taken within a single shutter release
  • Active D-Lighting: Retains details in highlights and shadows for well-balanced images, even if the subject is moving
  • D-Movie: Full (1080p) HD movies with smooth (up to 60i/50i) recording and a built-in stereo microphone
  • D-Movie AF modes: Live View autofocus works when shooting movie clips, keeping subjects in sharp focus
  • In-built stereo-microphone for improved sound quality
  • Updated new generation GUI Design
    • 16 Scene modes: Automatically adjusts camera settings, including Picture Controls and Active D-Lighting, for optimal results.
  • Effects mode – seven effects including Selective Colour and Miniature, which can be applied in pre-shoot, for more creative movies and stills
    • Compatible with WR-R10 Wireless Remote transceiver and WR-T10 Wireless Remote transmitter that let you control key camera functions from a distance
  • GPS compatible: Records the exact location of the camera when a picture is taken by using the optional GP-1 unit
  • NIKKOR lenses: take advantage of Nikon’s legendary NIKKOR lenses and make the most of the camera’s 24-megapixel resolution. Capture photos with vivid colour and striking contrast. Shoot movies with crisp detail or experiment with cinematic effectsAvailable in three colours: black, red and bronze
  • Lightweight body (505g) with an intelligent design and superior ergonomics 
*1 Compatible with iOS™ and Android™ smart devices. This feature requires use of a dedicated Wireless Mobile Utility application that can be downloaded for free from Google Play™ and the Apple App Store™.

Nikon D5200 specifications

Price
MSRPWith 18-55mm VR lens: Eu: €920 UK: £820
Body type
Body typeCompact SLR
Sensor
Max resolution6000 x 4000
Other resolutions4496 x 3000, 2992 x 2000
Image ratio w:h3:2
Effective pixels24 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors25 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorExpeed 3
Color spacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Image
ISOAuto, 100 - 6400 (25600 with boost)
White balance presets12
Custom white balanceYes (5)
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, Normal, Basic
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Digital zoomNo
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points39
Lens mountNikon F
Focal length multiplier1.5×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFully articulated
Screen size3
Screen dots921,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT LCD monitor
Live viewYes (With contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking)
Viewfinder typeOptical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage95%
Viewfinder magnification0.78×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
Scene modes
  • Auto
  • Portrait
  • Child
  • Close up
  • Night Portrait
  • Party/indoor
  • Pet Portrait
  • Color Sketch
Built-in flashYes (Pop-up)
Flash range12.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flashYes (Hot-shoe)
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Flash X sync speed1/200 sec
Drive modes
  • Single frame
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • 2s Delayed remote
  • Quick-response remote
  • Quiet shutter release
Continuous drive3 fps
Self-timerYes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Videography features
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
Videography notes1920 x 1080, 60i (59.94 fields/s)/ 50i (50 fields/s), high/normal 1920 x 1080, 30 p (progressive)/25p/24p, high/normal
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (Mini Type C)
WirelessOptional
Remote controlYes (Optional ML-L3 or WR-R10)
Physical
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
Weight (inc. batteries)555 g (1.22 lb / 19.58 oz)
Dimensions129 x 98 x 78 mm (5.08 x 3.86 x 3.07)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes
GPSOptional
GPS notesGP-1

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Timmbits
By Timmbits (Jan 9, 2013)

Now I see why there's no built-in wifi... have you seen the $$$$ of the new wireless plug-in gadgets? You wouldn't want a little built-in wifi and a smartphone app ruin that client-gauging revenue opportunity!

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Timmbits
By Timmbits (Nov 13, 2012)

Correct me if I am wrong, but you basically get, over the D3200:

Firmware:
AE Bracketing
WB Bracketing
Time-lapse recording
3 or 5fps (instead of fixed 4fps)
extra Scene modes: auto, party/indoor, color sketch, but you lose sports(unless that is covered by auto)

Physical:
An articulated swing-out LCD (too bad it's not vertical or like on the Sony)

Video:
60fps (rather than 30fps)
Stereo microphone

Personally, with all the HDR going on, the only thing I would really miss, in the D3200, is AE Bracketing... and it's a little frustrating that it is just a software issue and a feature intentionally left out - and not because of some sort of hardware limitation. ...and perhaps the stereo mic.

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spoorthy
By spoorthy (Nov 17, 2012)

You forgot the 32pt autofocus.

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Timmbits
By Timmbits (Jan 5, 2013)

This time around I didn't buy a Nikon because of these marketing/design tactics. Most of this could have been put into the firmware of the D3200 at no extra cost (as the software is already written). They can get away with doing this, but I'm not buying it. I went with Samsung NX20 simply because they don't have a policy of adding limitations into the firmware in order to upsell you to a more expensive version of the same thing! And what's with the 3200 not having stereo mics anyways? Save 5 cents but p!ss off customers. Way to go Nikon!

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Colophotoshop
By Colophotoshop (Nov 13, 2012)

http://www.colophotoshop.com/nikon-dslr-d5200-af-s-18-105mm-vr-kit-lens.html Launch in India.

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Timmbits
By Timmbits (Nov 13, 2012)

Anyone can pre-sell these... doesn't mean that they have inventory or are shipping.

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kiranf
By kiranf (Nov 12, 2012)

Does anyone know how many days/weeks before the D5200 pricing and availability will be out ? The other thing I wanted to know is whether D5200 is something an absolute DSLR beginner should be investing in or whether a D5100 is a better choice for an absolute beginner.

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Timmbits
By Timmbits (Nov 13, 2012)

A D3200 may be more pertinent as the alternative for beginners, as it will have the latest sensor, speed, and other updated features, in a less complex version.

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budi0251
By budi0251 (Nov 9, 2012)

Regarding preview, I'm not really excited with D5200, I supposed it's sensor performance will be equal or (only) marginally better than D3200; sure thing Nikon can shoot their own feet by making its sensor worse than D3200, but let's hope not.

the difference would be for some very obvious features like bracketing, tilty-swively LCD, AF Module, etc.
Not very significant for me, not really doing AEB, hinged LCD is good but not most important, focusing speed will depends on AF-S lens used, I used center focus most of the time.

D600 is good & exciting, but the price isn't. Same thing like D800 & D4.
Let's see how Nikon would do D400 or D7100.

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John 3
By John 3 (Nov 9, 2012)

Enough with the press releases. Where are the studio comparison shots.

1 upvote
marike6
By marike6 (Nov 9, 2012)

Still quality looks fantastic from what I've seen (some full sized samples are on Flickr). And Nikon keeps improving the HD video quality. After seeing this video recently, I think I'll pick one up for sure.

D5200 Low-light video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khe1CI69A-I&feature=g-all-u

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justmeMN
By justmeMN (Nov 8, 2012)

24MP may be overkill, but at least Nikon updates their sensors. With the exception of adding some autofocus pixels, Canon has had the same 18MP sensor for three years. The Canon T3/1100D has a 12.2MP sensor, that's not self-cleaning.

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Timmbits
By Timmbits (Nov 13, 2012)

Maybe, maybe not. I like that you get better color hues... and in NIGHT scene mode, when pixels are usually paired together to increase their light-capturing area, thus avoiding you to have to crank up the ISO, after which you are still left with a very decent resolution.

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COlela
By COlela (Nov 8, 2012)

Another question; why no preview for this camera?

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BIJ001
By BIJ001 (Nov 9, 2012)

> Another question; why no preview for this camera?

Let me guess: there was no copy at hand?

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COlela
By COlela (Nov 8, 2012)

If you have a lens that is a perfect match for a 16mp sensor, will it produce a better image on a 24mp sensor (given sensors are the same in all other respects ?)

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Duckysaurus
By Duckysaurus (Nov 27, 2012)

It will only produce a more detailed picture on the 24mp sensor, nothing more. That's assuming you set the camera for both sensors to highest quality for when you take the picture. More pixels just means having better LARGE pictures. Most people don't even need 16+ MP. And image quality also depends on lens quality and ability of photographer and if a tripod is used.

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Transatlantic
By Transatlantic (Nov 8, 2012)

The Nikon D5200 appears blatantly "INSPIRED" by Panasonic's G1 [already 4 years old, has 3"free angle LCD and UI on which parameter changes are indicated by moving sectors on a dial]. If it houses the ho-hum 24 MP sensor of the D3200, video&WiFi [fluff in photography terms], what's NEW for ~$1,200?

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justmeMN
By justmeMN (Nov 8, 2012)

My 2003 Canon G5 has an LCD like that. Canon must have "INSPIRED" both Panasonic and Nikon. :-)

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marike6
By marike6 (Nov 9, 2012)

Only problem with your diatribe is the "hohum" sensor of the D3200 is number 13 on DxOMark due to it's combination of excellent DR, color depth and high ISO performance.

http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Cameras/Camera-Sensor-Database/Nikon/D3200

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Timmbits
By Timmbits (Nov 13, 2012)

For one thing, at least it's not a smaller four-thirds sensor!

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andros2k5
By andros2k5 (Nov 8, 2012)

I think 24MP are worthless...
- Good lenses hardly reach 1500 lw/ph
- Bayer sensors have low-pass filter in front of them
- 1,5x smaller photosites caught less light
- 1,5x bigger file size means 1,5x slower photo burst

...try put last 16Mp Fuji X-Trans sensor under the hood, it puts in the shame 24Mp full frame D600's one... ;-)

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h0tsauce
By h0tsauce (Nov 8, 2012)

This guy sounds legit.

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marike6
By marike6 (Nov 9, 2012)

Only I have a 36 mp D800 and a Fuji X-Pro1, and the X-Trans sensor is great, but it's not close to as good as the D800 or the D600.

The Nikon's have more resolution, better DR, better high ISO and color depth. And not by a little, by a lot. I love both cameras, but you're talking nonsense.

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Barry Fitzgerald
By Barry Fitzgerald (Nov 9, 2012)

For this type of user 24mp is entirely wasted it's just Nikon's big numbers on the box strategy. And it will work because most people chase the big number.

With no sraw option you're stuck shooting big raw file sizes a major weakness of Nikon including the D800

There is a lot more to any camera than just a big pixel count

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andros2k5
By andros2k5 (Nov 9, 2012)

@marike6, you're a lucky guy owning both cameras. :-)
BTW I was talking about resolution, how many 2500lw/ph lenses do you have ?

Dynamic range color depth and S/N ratio are affected by the light that enters in the diaphram. At the same ISO, aperture and shutter speed, the physical opening of the diaphragm is 1.5 times greater in the case of FF compared to an APS-C, then enter more photons so more light.

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Reilly Diefenbach
By Reilly Diefenbach (Nov 9, 2012)

"I think 24MP are worthless..."
That's because you have no idea what you're talking about.

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andros2k5
By andros2k5 (Nov 9, 2012)

@Reillly Diefenbach
Can You gently (if you're able) explain me wich advantages you have with a 24MP anti-aliased bayer sensor with 1200-1500 lw/ph lenses over a 16MP sensor ?

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Nukunukoo
By Nukunukoo (Nov 10, 2012)

You have no idea what you are talking about. Work with the D3200 with a "pedestrian" Sigma 17-70mm, and do the same with the 3100 and equalize their rez... yep, andros2k5, you have little understanding of what you posted.

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andros2k5
By andros2k5 (Nov 11, 2012)

Put the same lens on the 16Mp D5100 with its old Expeed2 processor... or try one similar on a 2010 Pentax K5 (now Pentax K5II has still 16MP)... Megapixel don't let you gain nothing, it's just marketing at those resolution.

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Timmbits
By Timmbits (Nov 13, 2012)

"...24mp are worthless
- Bayer sensors have low-pass filter in front of them
- 1,5x smaller photosites caught less light
- 1,5x bigger file size means 1,5x slower photo burst"

"Worthless"? Are you serious??? A few years ago, were you saying 12mp was worthless because you had an 8mp camera? Just wondering.

In this case, Bayer refers to a pattern, not a model, and what's in front of them depends on who's making the sensor (in this case, check Sony who I read makes this one).

1.5x smaller photosites... so I guess that brings them down to micro four thirds size. You still get more color depth+hues in your images, with noise (raw, pre-processing) comparable to micro four thirds.

Larger file sizes yes, but ultimately, it is the processor and memory bus speed that have the final say on the camera's speed, not you.

It is NOT NEWS that there are ALWAYS trade-offs and compromises no matter what the spec. (especially when you're paying under $2k for a camera). So please, stop whining.

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budi0251
By budi0251 (Nov 8, 2012)

hmmm, having red most of the comments;
I'm supposing most people thinks more megapixels mostly is not a good thing, and yes indeed it may; and for some added thoughts, anything from Nikon which is not for "Pro" market DSLR body may (and would) have dodgy PDAF.

This dodgy PDAF will even be more evident with more megapixels, so....,
yes, more MP will show more of a misfocus, diffractions, fringing, abberation, focus shifts, etc... almost all optical photography defects will be way more evident.

I suppose this will call to have an even better lenses (a good primes nonetheless), anything else will just under-resolved the sensor resolutions.
and not to mention : "With great megapixels, comes great responsibilities!"

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budi0251
By budi0251 (Nov 8, 2012)

But, considering the entry-level target market, so yes, they are "milking" the consumers with MP myth. however try to look this way, some photog newbie (may be most) won't be a photog noob forever (unless they choose to do so), then when they've grown their skills, lens collections, etc..., then their (entry level) DSLR will keep them "resolved".

Of course there are some things apart with "Pro" DSLR body, but that "now is not a noob" photog will know more about the truth technical & non-technical things regarding DSLR business;
afterall, a "pro"-level 2nd body for (this paragraph) kind of photog. (which also may become primary body) couldn't hurt :)

And for some totally (and may be eternally noob) photog, 24MP could be easily downsized to an "adequate" 6MP and will produce some very sharp (all 4px bayer CFA will be merged to make 1px), high iso-low noise images (even with standard kit); & will prints a very good 8 by 12 (A4?). Think of a good family time moment for coffee table book.

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Stephan Def
By Stephan Def (Nov 8, 2012)

I am not sure if more Megapixels in general are a good thing or a bad thing, I haven't decided yet. They are likely to be a good thing when all the rest of the technology (including software) catches up.

For this particular line of Cameras (D5xxx) however I doubt if more megapixels is the answer to the question of what the targeted consumer really needed. There are other missng functions that are more important. For example some manual focussing assists (focus peaking) and support for Nikon legacy lenses,

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budi0251
By budi0251 (Nov 9, 2012)

yeah, indeed Stephan, I'd love to have things like focus peaking.

for legacy lens, then nikon entry level is actually very compatible with most of nikon's legacy lenses, even better than their pro level body. Pre-Ai anyone?
If "in body" focus motor you wish, then I suppose nikon's reserve that exclusively for their "semi/pro" body (marketing strategy probably).

Currently using D3200 with broken nikon 50/1.4 Ai without aperture ring, well, it's really hard to feel at what f-stop the lens is being set, plus manual focus without "ever" useful L/R indicator, manual exposure settings & non TTL flash.
Boy, for photog noob like me, I got around 33% of misfocus, UE/OE, etc. Another significant fail % of composition, colours, lighting, etc.
But when things is correct, this old-broken lens is really sharp for still life & you know you've got the MP to print 1m x 1.5mtr or more (I did).
Even with puny-bottom of the line-entry level Nikon DSLR, heck, it got the same MP count & IQ like D3x.

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Donnie G
By Donnie G (Nov 7, 2012)

Seems like a nice enough entry level DSLR. What I don't understand is why Nikon would offer a WI FI option that sticks out of the side of the camera in such a way that it interferes with hand holding it (the camera)? It's just dumb! Especially when EYE-FI cards already offer a much more elegant and user friendly solution for WI FI connectivity. What was Nikon thinking?

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George Washington
By George Washington (Nov 8, 2012)

By connecting the Wifi Mobile Adapter to the D5200, the live view function can be displayed on a Smartphone or a tablet screen. The user can then capture an image remotely which can be then transferred to the smart device over a wireless connection and then you can immediately transfer images to family and friends, or upload them to blogs or social networking sites, anywhere and at any time. The WiFi Mobile Adapter Utility app can be downloaded free from the smart device's app store.

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Donnie G
By Donnie G (Nov 8, 2012)

So George, what you're telling me is that the Nikon WI FI adapter was never meant to be used while hand holding the camera? If that is the case, then I have to say that it's a sucky kinda feature and EYE-FI would be a much better choice.

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wmac
By wmac (Nov 8, 2012)

As if it is too big and cannot be accommodated inside! Even cheap and small phones have Wifi nowadays.

It is just a trap to get more money, even at the cost of discomfort for customers.

Sony will deal with this problem. They will make it default and force everyone else to do the same.

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pkruhl
By pkruhl (Nov 7, 2012)

No Image stabilization and it's not environmentally sealed. The Pentax K30 is looking like a better choice to me. BUT all my lenses are Nikon.

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wmac
By wmac (Nov 8, 2012)

If you like in-body stabilization, Sony DSLRs might be good too (A580?).

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emtx
By emtx (Nov 8, 2012)

I guess you can sell Nikon without big loss. My friend has a adaptor and its not so bad....guess it depends what you expect.

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yudhir
By yudhir (Nov 7, 2012)

i want see how it stacks up against sony a57 and canon 650d.

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Stephan Def
By Stephan Def (Nov 7, 2012)

Overall I think there will have to be a convergence in Smartphones and Digital Cameras. So in the longer run of things this Camera is one of the last Dinosaurs.

Why am I saying that? Well, there is a whole Laundry list of reasons, too many to list here. The established Digital Camera Industry is just not getting it what the average consumer really needs. The average consumer wants many many really cool functions and features and a slim design, the established Industry is not going to give him that, there is not enough real creativity there. Much of it boils down to a software developement problem, and there needs to be a disrupting force, as it happened with smartphones.

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Photog74
By Photog74 (Nov 7, 2012)

SLRs have never been intended for "the average consumer." They aren't consumer electronics, they're tools. The average consumer is already quite happy with his camera phone and won't really buy anything else photographic. Maybe something like the Samsung Galaxy Camera. Maybe. Companies who make SLRs and CSCs know this, and they are marketing these cameras to a smaller - yet still significant - target group. That of photography enthusiasts, who want a tool for self-expression, rather than - or in addition to - a consumer electronics gadget. Cameras like this - and their bigger brethren - are popular with photography aficionados because they enable them to achieve what they want without getting in the way. Smartphone cameras are great in many ways but are often too limiting. That said I'd love to see a 3G/4G capable system camera - read: SLR or CSC - that can upload the pictures it takes to the Internet via a mobile network if the user so wants. That sort of convergence would be welcome.

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Josh152
By Josh152 (Nov 7, 2012)

I agree with both of you to an extent. IMO the likely future for DSLRS is that the $500-$1000 range will be replaced with some kind of mirror-less ILC marketed toward consumers and DSLRs will all be full frame, start at $1500 and be marketed to enthusiasts/pros only.

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ChrisKramer1
By ChrisKramer1 (Nov 7, 2012)

Why on earth is this camera "a dinosaur"? Can I use a 16 - 85mm zoom on a smartphone? NO. Does a smartphone have an APC-sized sensor? NO. Does a smartphone allow me to do exposure-bracketing in raw? NO. Can I crop a smartphone image on Photoshop at 66,6% and still get excellent image quality at ISO 800? NO. Can I actually hold a smartphone without being afraid of dropping it? NO. Does a smartphone offer a load of manual controls and an optical or EVF viewfinder? NO! It offers NONE of these things. Only a DSLR does. So why then, is it "a dinosaur"?

By the way, Nikon, gravy colour is really not cool.

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Stephan Def
By Stephan Def (Nov 7, 2012)

Well for one thing there is the form factor and that is already changing a lot, mirrorboxes are not necessarily needed anymore. Have a look where mirrorless is going. Focus technology changing as well.

There are a lot of things that I can do with a smartphone that I can't do with todays digial cameras. Foremost they are programmable and open to third party Applications. Media & communication.

Ask your wife or your girlfriend what she would rather take with here to here next Art exhibition, a DSLR with a 16-85mm Zoom or if she would prefer something less bulky, something significantly more compact with a slim and elegant design, unobtrusive however without sacrificing any functionality or image quality.

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Tee1up
By Tee1up (Nov 8, 2012)

I think there may be a convergence but I expect the timeline will be a lot further away than anyone would imagine. When i first saw the iphone 4/4S sample images I thought OMG...it's over for P&S for sure. Then I started using one indoors, evening, slightest bit of movement...etc. They are uniformly dreadful for anything but bright-light shooting getting blasted straight to facebook.

No, there is still a big audience for a viewfinder and real high(er) ISO shooting. I'd be happy to eat my words when a real smartphone camera shows up.

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wmac
By wmac (Nov 8, 2012)

DSLRs are big because they use big lenses and big sensors. It is a physical fact that bigger lenses and sensors will be better than smaller ones.

You cannot change physics rules.

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Stephan Def
By Stephan Def (Nov 8, 2012)

<< It is a physical fact that bigger lenses and sensors will be better than smaller ones. >>

You are not factoring in the practical limitations. You have real cost, size and weight limitations in any practical application. So bigger is not always going to be better.

It may not be possible to change the rules of physics, but you don't actually have to. You only have to change the ground rules of exposure and how you process that data.

Take for example: multi-frame noise reduction. That concept is quite a serious innovation, it opens up all kinds of new doors and avenues in producing better exposures. This only became possible with microprocessors and better software and that takes you right back to good old moore's law. Think about it.

I am not a physics expert but I am sure there is enormous potential in just varying the exposure parameters while doing multiple exposures in rapid succession and the then computing that information into an optimal exposure.

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zos xavius
By zos xavius (Nov 7, 2012)

I don't get it. This is the same sensor as the D3200 right? Is this the same sensor as nex-7? If you ask me nex-7 looks bad from 1600 and up compared to the d7000/K-5 sensor. I do realize it has 9 million more pixels, but that brings up another point. If people are finding it hard to match lenses to their d800 that can outresolve the sensor, won't people run into the same problems here? My k-5 outresolves glass pretty easily. At 24mp, I know I would be pushing past the limits of all but my best primes. It just seems like a lesser base image for more resolution that you will have a hard time achieving with consumer level zooms, which is likely what a lot of people buying this camera will be using. Dxomark rates it as the same level of sensitivity to the d7000. Coming from a k-5 users perspective, I find this hard to believe. One of the biggest nex7 complaints was noise. Can anyone say this is now the best aps sensor? It doesn't seem to be if iq is your top priority.

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Scottelly
By Scottelly (Nov 7, 2012)

I've heard this same sort of thinking since cameras had 8 megapixel sensors. The answer is YOU ARE WRONG. The 24 megapixel Sony A77 performs just fine, with old Minolta lenses made for film cameras or with the latest 16-50mm f2.8 lens from Sony. Yes, the new lens is better, and people realize that there are great lenses they can get for their 24 megapixel camera, and if they want, they can get a great lens, because they are not limited by a low resolution sensor. The fact is though, the kit lenses that come with these cameras are spectacular performers at f8 and f11, where many photos will be shot. And yes the image quality is better with a 24 megapixel camera, using the kit lens, than it would be with a 16 megapixel camera. Is there more noise at ISO 6400? Sure! But at ISO levels that matter most to most photographers (ISO 100 and ISO 200), there is hardly a difference. Take a good look at the Nikon D800 compared to the D4. At ISO 100 and ISO 200 it wins in most image quality tests.

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Stephan Def
By Stephan Def (Nov 7, 2012)

I agree that this 24MP Sensor has been and still is a questionable proposition in terms of image quality.

The 16 MP Exmoor Sensor (D5100) has excellent image quality up to 1600 ISO. So if indeed you are using kit lenses that perform best at f8 to f11 and you are in a suboptimal light situation than that extra ISO performance would make a big difference. Whats more if you are an Auto-ISO shooter, which definately makes sense in longer focal ranges up to 200-300, then you are not going to be staying at 100-200 ISO a lot of the time.

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gsum
By gsum (Nov 7, 2012)

Regarding your point about finding lenses for the D800 that can outresolve the sensor:
This is a real problem for me. The D800 has turned me into a pixel-peeper. Whilst I'm well aware that it's the final image that's important, I want to get the best out of the camera by using suitable lenses. The pixel density of the 24mp DX cameras is even higher than that of the D800 so I would expect D5200 owners to have similar problems with some lenses. Great news for Nikon and Zeiss who are likely to sell a lot more glass.

One point that's often overlooked. These very high resolution sensors are game changers regarding telephoto photography. If for example, a D800 image taken with a 300mm f4, is cropped to 9mp, the lens has an equivalent focal length of 600mm at f4 and the image retains a reasonable amount of resolution. This saves a lot of weight and several thousand pounds.

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ashwins
By ashwins (Nov 7, 2012)

For an APS-C sensor 24MP is bit too much. Even on D600, when I was trying it at Photokina, I was surprised how much chroma noise there was already at ISO 2000. To me, 16MP (like with my D7K) is a nice balance between pixel count and high ISO performance.

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marike6
By marike6 (Nov 7, 2012)

You may be forgetting that Nikon makes some of the best lenses in photography, and even for zoom fans, there's plenty of DX zooms like the 16-85 or 18-105 that will not break a sweat on a 24 mp APS-C body. And let's not forget all the great DX and FF primes in Nikon's line-up, and from third parties. If you're really worried about the extreme corners you can use a great lens like the 40 2.8 Macro, or a FF 50 1.8 G. Besides, there is no rule that says you need a DX lens on a APS-C body.

The high ISO difference between a D3200, NEX-7, or D5200 and the 16 mp Exmor cameras is not that great. But the extra resolution is extremely useful, giving many more options for cropping.

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Efrem
By Efrem (Nov 7, 2012)

Basic misconception here. The D5200 does not have the D3200 sensor. It has a new sensor design that happens to have the same pixel count.

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Josh152
By Josh152 (Nov 7, 2012)

Actually the D5200 sensor has slightly less megapixels than the D3200 sensor.

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intensity studios
By intensity studios (Nov 7, 2012)

All you ding dongs talking about 24megapixels is too much are really behind the times. That argument has been proven wrong over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over

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Josh152
By Josh152 (Nov 8, 2012)

@intensity studios

+100000

I can't believe we are still discussing this after cameras like the D800 have proven conclusively the only downside to more megapixels is file size. And with technology in storage and computers constantly on the march forward even that is becoming questionable as a downside.

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emtx
By emtx (Nov 8, 2012)

If 5200 will have image quality of D800 I buy it on spot - to make sure - 2 bodies.
The old K5 with 16 MP is still leader in DXO, APS-C sensor test and if you read about flexibility of K30 in terms of postproduction...
How big you wanna print that you need 24MP, or are you all wildlife shooters?

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Joe Bowers
By Joe Bowers (Nov 7, 2012)

If this camera supports high speed sync (Nikon calls it Auto FP) I will be sold. Sadly, the D5100 didn't, but I'm hoping this one will. After all, the 39 focus points was a nice surprise. As it is, I regretted buying my D5100 when I realized I was limited to 1/250 flash.

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Pierre Bellefeuille
By Pierre Bellefeuille (Nov 7, 2012)

The specs are indicating flash sync to 1/200 with the 5200. I don't consider it a problem in itself. I have done by the past many studio shots with sync set to 1/200, it was perfectly sharp.

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Scottelly
By Scottelly (Nov 7, 2012)

Try a neutral density filter for outdoor shooting with wide apertures, so you can go down to a slow shutter speed, or to freeze fast-moving stuff, try a fast-flashing studio strobe indoors, like an Alien Bee 400 or ProFoto D1 250 . . . or you could use a powerful studio strobe generator system (like the Pro-8a 2400 Air) turned way down, with a powerful strobe head, so it fires at about 1/10,000 second, if you need to freeze things that are exploding.

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Barry Fitzgerald
By Barry Fitzgerald (Nov 7, 2012)

Not an effective workaround the ND filter darkens the VF quite a lot, you will need step down rings for various lenses with different filter sizes.

Every DSLR on the market supports HSS (Nikon call it Auto FP) except the entry level Nikons. Even the ultra cheapo Canon EOS1100d has it.

Nikon are way behind..no support for wireless via onboard either. Sure you can use dumb slaves in manual mode, but they won't support HSS either in wirless as the camera does not.

It's called "crippleware" and that is the same card Nikon has played for a long time in this range.

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intensity studios
By intensity studios (Nov 7, 2012)

no, HSS is considered an intermediate feature by Nikon. D5200 and D3200 are considered beginner cameras, so they will not have HSS as they never have in the past. I was surprised about the increase in AF for the D5200

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Pierre Bellefeuille
By Pierre Bellefeuille (Nov 7, 2012)

http://www.nikon-image.com/products/camera/slr/digital/d5200/sample01.htm

From the samples I saw on the Japan Website, the Nikon D5200 is a real winner, raising the bar very very high.

I have done a very simple test in Photoshop : Image>Adjustments>Shadows and Highlights. I pushed the shadows to 100%! In the darkest image, the water pops out with very few noise, the dark clouds can't give back too much details past Shadows set to 22. But, is very impressive considering that it is not a full frame sensor! If you do the same test with the women, the shadow details into the hairs will pop out with very few artifacts or noise, this is amazing!

For sure, I am a buyer.

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smileblog
By smileblog (Nov 7, 2012)

>The buffer capacity:
>RAW: 8 (which was 16 at D5100)
>RAW+JPEG: 6 (which was 10)

What's wrong!?

Can't shoot even "less than 2 sec" continuously at 5fps!!!

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Joe Bowers
By Joe Bowers (Nov 7, 2012)

If you need to spray out so many shots hoping for a good one, perhaps you should work on your technique.

It's slower because the files are larger. Don't like it? Don't buy it. It's a fantastic camera.

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smileblog
By smileblog (Nov 7, 2012)

I know it's a good one.

Sorry but, surely I prefer "a 16MP sensor", 39-focus points, 5fps and same continuous shooting capacity as D5100, if possible.

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Scottelly
By Scottelly (Nov 7, 2012)

Joe, you obviously have not been shooting long, or you are pompous. There are MANY reasons to shoot a series of photos. I have shot models running (as do many sports photographers shooting people in races) for more than 2 seconds at a time. To have a small buffer in a modern camera is a fault with the design by the manufacturer. Nikon should not have done that. It's an unforgivable error! The Sony A65, this camera's main competitor right now, has a bigger buffer (13 raw shots). Stupid Nikon!

The Sony also shoots faster (8 fps) and includes GPS!

The Sony A65 would be my choice, except that there is a particular lens I want that is not available for Sony, but it is available for Nikon. So I will probably be a buyer. I will still buy a Sony A77 eventually though, because it is weather sealed, and this camera is not. Oh, and the A77 has a much larger buffer for shooting raw photos . . . and the Sony A77 can shoot 24 megapixel photos at 12 fps, not just 5 fps . . . and the Sony A77 . . .

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Teila Day
By Teila Day (Nov 7, 2012)

Nothing is wrong, because if you need a larger buffer capacity when shooting raw (something I too fancy) or you shoot a lot of raw+jpeg and want the camera to shoot, save, and buffer those files rapidly... then Nikon already has a camera in its lineup that will easily cater to your need ;)

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intensity studios
By intensity studios (Nov 7, 2012)

As someone who uses the D3200 extensively, I can say that the buffer is the only major drawback to the camera. Even using high speed SD cards, sometimes the buffer will take a while to clear. I assume the D5200 will be similar. The files are pretty large.

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TacticDesigns
By TacticDesigns (Nov 7, 2012)

This looks like one solid performing camera! I've been more then happy with my Nikon D5100, which was a big update over my D70s. I can just imagine 39 AF points and enough pixels to crop whatever you want out of a shot. Good job Nikon!

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CameraLabTester
By CameraLabTester (Nov 7, 2012)

Nikon should totally sell Duco paint kits of many, many colors for artists and enthisiasts...

Phlegm Yellow

Raw Skin Pink

Scab Brown

Snot Green

future eBay for sale item: "Slightly used souped up D5200 re-painted in Beetroot Red"

.

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EmmanuelStarchild
By EmmanuelStarchild (Nov 7, 2012)

Kinda reminds me of a Canon 600D with a better sensor.

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Joe Bowers
By Joe Bowers (Nov 7, 2012)

The D5200 also has a way better focusing system and much higher resolution.

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jon404
By jon404 (Nov 7, 2012)

Chocolate brown
Flies land on case
Customers run away.

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EmmanuelStarchild
By EmmanuelStarchild (Nov 6, 2012)

Aside from the jump in megapixels, I don't see a good reason to buy this camera. My internet pictures won't look any better.

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Joe Bowers
By Joe Bowers (Nov 7, 2012)

If you only post pictures on the internet, you might as well use your phone camera. Why are you even here?

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dpLarry
By dpLarry (Nov 7, 2012)

or any dslr from 5-7 yrs ago with 6mp sensor is all she needs...

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johnparas11zenfoliodotcom
By johnparas11zenfoliodotcom (Nov 6, 2012)

now if this only came with that AF screw thingy.. this will be my one and only Nikon DSLR camera forever..

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Joe Bowers
By Joe Bowers (Nov 7, 2012)

True, the cost difference to buying lenses with a built-in focus motor really ends up making this a more expensive camera. Thinking maybe 6 months ahead, you could buy a D7100 and two AF lenses for the price of a D5200 and two AF-S lenses.

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Tee1up
By Tee1up (Nov 8, 2012)

I agree. I wish nikon would open these cameras up to all their older lenses that require an in-body focus motor. That was the only thing that kept me away from the D3200 and this one as well, apparently. Looking at where prices will likely go with the D7X00, the D600 is starting to make some sense.

Wait. Did I just fall into a marketing trap?

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Retzius
By Retzius (Nov 6, 2012)

I think from this point on Nikon should make everything in sewer brown.

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marike6
By marike6 (Nov 6, 2012)

When you're that obsessed which hue of which color Nikon released this camera in, I have to think maybe you're approaching photography from the wrong angle.

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Retzius
By Retzius (Nov 6, 2012)

If Nikon makes everything sewer brown, they could have DSLR stand for Digital Single Lens Reflux.

Seriously, sewer brown FTW.

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racketman
By racketman (Nov 6, 2012)

as a macro buff I would like a white camera. My tests suggest insects are more threatened by dark objects approaching than light colored ones. White macro lens too and sorted.

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Retzius
By Retzius (Nov 6, 2012)

"My tests suggest insects are more threatened by dark objects approaching than light colored ones."

thats racist

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nathanleebush
By nathanleebush (Nov 6, 2012)

I kind of like the brown, and would like it more matte, but the red looks god awful

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AmaturFotografer
By AmaturFotografer (Nov 7, 2012)

@Retzius

lol!

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Scottelly
By Scottelly (Nov 7, 2012)

It's BRONZE! Not brown. Geez!

;)

BTW, I don't understand why they didn't make it in silver, white, and gold too. Metallic green would have been nice, wouldn't it? Oh, and what about pink? (for the ladies . . . sexist, right?)

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rfsIII
By rfsIII (Nov 6, 2012)

Colored cameras are cool. A red camera sets you apart from the black-camera toting drones and shows you have some personality and style. Portrait clients will love it because it's not threatening. And finally, if it's red, there's less chance of leaving it behind and a better chance of finding it if you do. I can't wait till they come out in blue and green and pink. Life is too short to own a boring black camera (unless you're shooting reflective objects, of course).

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Richard Murdey
By Richard Murdey (Nov 7, 2012)

Pentax. Check them out sometime.

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Airless
By Airless (Nov 7, 2012)

This is why I purchased the white E-PL5 (and why I was so disappointed by them not offering it in red like they did the E-PM2

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Scottelly
By Scottelly (Nov 7, 2012)

Try selling a camera that is not black.

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dpLarry
By dpLarry (Nov 7, 2012)

Any green dlsr? I like green. A green d5200 would be cool. Like Kermit.

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intensity studios
By intensity studios (Nov 7, 2012)

no, if you show up to a paid gig with a bright red camera, your client won't take you seriously.

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marike6
By marike6 (Nov 6, 2012)

Why not just have a product image in black? I know there's a trend for fun colored bodies in this segment, but I would be nice to see better product shots, particularly in classic black.

D5200 Sample Images from Nikon France on Flickr do look impressive.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nikonfrance/sets/72157631942703170/with/8160834716/

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Nukunukoo
By Nukunukoo (Nov 6, 2012)

Unfortunately, I'm never quite the fan on how Nikon renders JPEG.

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marike6
By marike6 (Nov 6, 2012)

Why would you even what to shoot in an 8-bit JPEG, that has less DR and worse gradation of tones than raw?

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Nukunukoo
By Nukunukoo (Nov 6, 2012)

I meant the photos on Flickr... not only did they obviously use the kit lens (check the CA on the tree limbs) but the JPEG format makes evaluating the DR impossible. Just wished there was a way to download the RAW file...

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sadwitch
By sadwitch (Nov 6, 2012)

Why JPEG? because most people interested in the camera will not be bothered with RAW

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Pierre Bellefeuille
By Pierre Bellefeuille (Nov 7, 2012)

You are right! It is amazing!

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marike6
By marike6 (Nov 7, 2012)

You mean people actually buy a midrange DSLR and shoot JPEG only? Wow, I guess you learn something new everyday.

@Nukunukoo AFAIK, Flickr doesn't support RAW uploads, but I could be wrong. But you'll likely have to wait for DPR, PhotographyBlog, et al for downloadable RAW files.

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MaikeruN
By MaikeruN (Nov 11, 2012)

"You mean people actually buy a midrange DSLR and shoot JPEG only? Wow, I guess you learn something new everyday."

A D5### whatever is not a midrange DSLR lol...

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designdef
By designdef (Nov 6, 2012)

With such a high pixel count and red body option, it must be in their 'Consumer' line up? Why have Nikon become obsessed with high pixel counts? Not many Pro's, Prosumers or Consumers need that number of pixels. I'm baffled:) Been there, done that, very boring! BTW: I'm very happy with the D7000 and will stick with it. Sometimes I think Nikon should just do it... I mean switch over to racing car design, that's where they're really at;)

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Richard Murdey
By Richard Murdey (Nov 7, 2012)

"Megapixels don't matter!"

So, would you buy a new camera with a lower pixel count that you already own?

"NO No no no Never!!"

.....

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Scottelly
By Scottelly (Nov 7, 2012)

Sigma can not give away their SD15. Everyone says it produces 4.7 megapixel photos, so people stay away. Yes, it captures the detail of a typical 12 megapixel camera in those 4.7 megapixel files, but people don't care. They want to hear megapixels! They want the files to be 6,000 pixels across! That's the way it goes. Yes, more megapixels really do count. Noise can be blurred out, and it does not affect the detail in the image so much. At low ISO settings the detail in the images can be spectacular. (I know . . . my 16 megapixel Sony A55 produces much finer detail in its images from the kit lens than my 8 megapixel Canon 20 D ever could.) Yes, there is a reason for more megapixels, and today's computers can handle the big files quite well. The files are 50% bigger, but today's computers are 200% faster (than the computers two years ago, when the Nikon D5100 came on the market).

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Josh152
By Josh152 (Nov 7, 2012)

Everyone keeps saying more megapixels dont' matter but the 5DII seriously out sold the D700 , becoming the pro standard, despite the fact that D700 was better than it in every way except for two. It only had 12 MP and no video mode. Now most photographers didn't buy the 5DII for the video so it's success, despite being overall a lesser camera, was almost entirely due to the fact that it had more megapixels. Nikon noticed and responded accordingly and it really is for the best anyway.

In reality most people are better served with and prefer a higher res, more general purpose camera than a low res speed machine niche camera for sports/PJ work.

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Gesture
By Gesture (Nov 6, 2012)

Nikon D5100 was one of the best quality/price cameras out there. Looking forward to dpreview of D5200.

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JDThomas
By JDThomas (Nov 6, 2012)

The red one should come with custom pin-striping and a candy-apple red kit lens with hot-rod ghost flames engraved on it. That would be bitchin'...

Honestly though. Has Nikon ever released a camera that everyone on DPReview didn't complain about?

The camera has decent specs especially for an entry-level model. If you don't like doo-doo brown, don't buy that color. If 24MP's is too much for you, don't buy it. If you don't like the controls, don't buy it. I could go on and on...

What it boils down to is that you can't make one thing do everything for everybody. This is why there are MANY different levels of cameras.

One day I'd like to look at the comments section of DPReview and see the majority of people focusing on the things that they LIKE about a camera instead of griping about the things they hate.

Life is too short to be focusing your anger on a camera. Go outside and take some pictures with whatever camera you do have and enjoy LIFE.

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Scottelly
By Scottelly (Nov 7, 2012)

I totally agree. We should all get out there and shoot, rather than talking about a bunch of meaningless drivel about some new Nikon consumer camera. D5200 is the replacement for the D5100. That is all. They need to update, in order to keep up with the Joneses. Unfortunately, I don't think they ARE keeping up . . . not with Sony anyway. The Sony A65 has been on the market for over a year now. It has better specs than this thing, and this D5200 isn't even available to buy yet! My guess is Sony will respond to this camera with a price drop of about $200. That is at least a good side-affect of this camera, if that happens.

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Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (Nov 6, 2012)

Nothing good or attention grabbing to report here, in other words.

World's ugliest kaka-colored camera, bar none. She's one ugly looking beast in any color, but this brown kaka color, well... that takes the cake.

It has WiFi and GPS -- provided you buy these little dongles and plug them in externally, that is. Never a good idea, and not really needed in an age when cameras 1/3rd the size of this one have these features built-in internally.

I love the video capability description as well:

"D-Movie: Full (1080p) HD movies with smooth (up to 60i/50i) recording."

Okay, so is it "p" or is it "i", because one is "progressive," whilst the other one is "interlaced," and they are not the same things.

But other than these minor nuances -- this particular Nikon had peaked my interest. Wonder how much they are going to be listing it for?

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Richard Butler
By Richard Butler (Nov 6, 2012)

It's capable of either 60i or 30p (though the 60i comes from 60p output from the sensor, so it's true interlaced, rather than progressive segmented frame). The press release is awkwardly phrased, though.

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marike6
By marike6 (Nov 6, 2012)

The most important number is that it has 1080p24 or1080p25 for Europe and Asia.

As far as color, most will buy classic black.

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Scottelly
By Scottelly (Nov 7, 2012)

They had to bring the D5x00 up to spec with the D3200 (which they only brought out to compete with Sony). It is not much of an improvement, but it seems to have some better features. It shoots 5 fps instead of 4 fps, right? (The D5100 was limited to 4 fps.) The new sensor probably doesn't produce any more noise than that noisy 16 megapixel D5100 sensor. There are surely a few other improvements. I'm not happy at all with the 8 frame raw buffer though.

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dpLarry
By dpLarry (Nov 7, 2012)

no 60P :-(

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Boiler_Jack
By Boiler_Jack (Nov 6, 2012)

This camera isn't offered in the U.S.?

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Richard Butler
By Richard Butler (Nov 6, 2012)

Not yet. (You have to assume it will be, though)

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Ulfric M Douglas
By Ulfric M Douglas (Nov 6, 2012)

Available in BRONZE.
I'll get me credit card ... no, really!

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Slanicka Tomas
By Slanicka Tomas (Nov 6, 2012)

Wow. The same HW as D600 with the exception of sensor. They setup the crossbar so high.

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MPA1
By MPA1 (Nov 6, 2012)

Fugly colours. Yuck.

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kayone
By kayone (Nov 6, 2012)

Who cares? It's still sold in the standard black

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kenju4u
By kenju4u (Nov 6, 2012)

Glad I bought a D7000 few weeks ago and didn't wait for the next thing to come out. I am not so sure that there will be a D7100 at this point because they totally skipped over it even though the D7000 is older and needed to be replaced before the D5100. Everyone was predicting the D5200 to be released in 2013.

According to reviewers the D600 is pretty close to a D7000 with a FX sensor. If a new model was build off 2 year old technology and Nikon is still replicating the D7000 in their lower end models, I don't see them coming out with a D7100 with something really new or different which blows even the D600 away.

According to engadget the D5200 is around $1200 dollars. I bought the D7000 with similar technology and even better in some cases for $800 a few weeks ago, why would I spend $1200 on the D5200?

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intensity studios
By intensity studios (Nov 6, 2012)

Cool story, bro!

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Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (Nov 6, 2012)

You did good getting the D7000 at that price. Really good. This new one looks like a toy-cam by comparison.

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kenju4u
By kenju4u (Nov 6, 2012)

Thank you! Feeling proud of myself as well.

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dpLarry
By dpLarry (Nov 7, 2012)

D7000 $800 2nd hand?
$1000 new?

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kenju4u
By kenju4u (Nov 7, 2012)

New! Just the body of course from Amazon. Came with full Nikon USA warranty and in Nikon box.

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Retzius
By Retzius (Nov 6, 2012)

I could care less if it had 6 megapixels and was manual focus. As long as I can get it in the poo brown bronze color Ill take it. I think Ill wrap the lens in toilet paper for full effect.

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Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (Nov 6, 2012)

Kaka brownie, anyone?

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Reilly Diefenbach
By Reilly Diefenbach (Nov 6, 2012)

The Megapixel trolls are in full rut. Always entertaining to watch :^)

9 upvotes
h0tsauce
By h0tsauce (Nov 6, 2012)

lol people are b1tching about the weirdest things. This sensor will be top notch, the AF will be class leading, and the images coming out of this camera will be class leading as well. The things that I'm kind of disappointed with are.

Max shutter speed = 1/4000sec. Pentax K30 = 1/6000sec.
Viewfinder = 95% pentamirror . Pentax K30 = 100% Pentaprism
Not weather sealed, Pentax K30 = weather sealed. (not big of a deal but worth mention).

8 upvotes
M Jesper
By M Jesper (Nov 6, 2012)

Why aren't you just comparing it to the D7000 like the rest of us ?

1/8000 Uh oh ! ;)

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3 upvotes
Barry Fitzgerald
By Barry Fitzgerald (Nov 6, 2012)

Class leading AF? I'll believe it when I see it!
Pentax deserve some credit for putting a good VF in their camera, come on Nikon 0.78x is sad..tiny peep hole.

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4 upvotes
intensity studios
By intensity studios (Nov 6, 2012)

barry fitzgeralds doesn't like it. stop the presses!

5 upvotes
slncezgsi
By slncezgsi (Nov 6, 2012)

I have to say that the 0.78x viewfinder is really a small one - as it is APS-C it is only 0.52x compared to FX cameras and that is ... well ... tiny. Some will care, some will not.

1 upvote
M Jesper
By M Jesper (Nov 6, 2012)

Most will never even know.

0 upvotes
Shelly Glaser
By Shelly Glaser (Nov 6, 2012)

"Class leading" defines the class, not the camera...

the 7000 (series, I hope) are in a different claa, and so are the Dx00 series.

"Light weight" is a positive way of saying "plastic".

I keep wandering why Nikon started with their "class leading" 24 MPix sensor from the bottom up - it would make more sense to have it in a 7000 series body first, than in lower priced ones;... unless this sensor needs debugging, and Nikon prefers having amateurs, rather than more critical semi-pros, as its Guinea pigs.

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1 upvote
Mike99999
By Mike99999 (Nov 6, 2012)

D5x00 series has tiny viewfinders because they are intended to be tiny cameras (both to sway people from compact cameras, or for people who want a tiny DSLR).

If you want a larger pentamirror viewfinder just buy a D90 or a D7000. It's practically the same price.

0 upvotes
Barry Fitzgerald
By Barry Fitzgerald (Nov 6, 2012)

K-30 is hardly massive yet has a 100% penta prism VF. Nikon are just penny pinching as per usual, going for a bit pixel number to sway people. Even my 2005 DSLR has a bigger better viewfinder than a D5200 does.

4 upvotes
Scottelly
By Scottelly (Nov 7, 2012)

Compare the Canon Rebels with the Ninkon D5x00 cameras. The Canons somehow have way better viewfinders. The Nikons capture more dynamic range though. The Nikons also have lots of features the Canons don't (like interval timer shooting and Active-D Lighting . . . thought Canon may have something like this now, for all I know).

I'm guessing Nikon wants to give people a reason to buy the more expensive cameras, and one of those reasons would be to get a 98% or 100% viewfinder with a prism, rather than just apentamirror.

0 upvotes
keepreal
By keepreal (Nov 6, 2012)

Can someone tell me how to change my display name to havalarf? If not I shall have to stop commenting here.

I have given up taking DP Review seriously. I do have a look here from time to time curious about the new thrown at us. A lot of it is pointless but the march of science and technology is wonderful, the appetite for manufacturers to design and sell anything and the public to spend money like there is no tomorrow.

But as for the reader comments, i get the impression that the majority of these guys should be in a psychiatric ward.

With my D300, D5000, three zoom lenses covering from 12mm to 300m between them, an Epson 3880 printer and the ability to use my smart TV to display in HD directly from a connected PC, I am all set for the rest of my days even if by the time I am on my death bed they are making cameras with 640 mp, lenses with barrel distortion of 80%.

I have taken some really good pictures with my equipment while many here are bent on talking nonsense, nothing else.

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9 upvotes
Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (Nov 6, 2012)

Sounds like you are into golden oldies cameras instead of the newfangled ones of the 2010s, but like you said, there is probably nothing wrong with that.

Regarding the comments on DP Review -- I love them dearly. Most often I learn more from the varied comments than the lame press releases, that's for sure.

1 upvote
keepreal
By keepreal (Nov 6, 2012)

3 years old, so Francis Carver thinks that means golden oldie. Utter madness. Things have progressed in that time but not by enough that it actually matters. For example, unless you make huge prints can you actually tell apart 600 DPI from 300? I doubt it.

I have a CD player that I bought about 25 years ago, the Denon DCD-1700 which at the time was their second model. Since then the technology has changed and on paper the specs may look better but I defy anyone whose says mine in a near audiofile system is not a match in practical terms even today.

You have exactly the same in photography except these paranoid individuals thinks real change is near to instantaneous. Most assuredly, it is not.

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2 upvotes
intensity studios
By intensity studios (Nov 6, 2012)

@keepreal
You still use a CD player??? LOL

1 upvote
keepreal
By keepreal (Nov 7, 2012)

Yes of course because I like to listen to music, especially classical music and that's what most albums still come on.

Besides, the CDs are very useful when you reseed your lawn. Stretch strings across with CDs on them suspended from sticks stuck in the turf and that frightens the birds away as they move in the breeze. For some reason DVDs do no work as well. It must be something to do with the dual layer making them catch the light less. I have tried + and - but it makes no difference.

You'd know about that sort of thing, wouldn't you Antonio?

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3 upvotes
Retzius
By Retzius (Nov 6, 2012)

Finally! A camera that is available in bronze! Forget the viewfinder, legacy lens compatibility, or a touchscreen. All I need is a bronze camera that quite frankly is the color of poo and all problems are solved.

Yes!

5 upvotes
intensity studios
By intensity studios (Nov 6, 2012)

haha nice one. I too am puzzled by the bronze option. Did they do market research and determine that people wanted a brown camera??

1 upvote
Mike99999
By Mike99999 (Nov 6, 2012)

@intensity studios: YES. These D3x00 and D5x00 cameras are aimed at convincing people to not buy a compact or superzoom and buy their first DSLR instead. Non-intimidating sizes and original colors are crucial in this market segment.

1 upvote
backayonder
By backayonder (Nov 6, 2012)

Nikons gain, Canons loss. They missed out on releasing a Bronze Canon.

0 upvotes
Ulfric M Douglas
By Ulfric M Douglas (Nov 6, 2012)

*smug*
I already own a Bronze camera : Olympus e-pM1.
I can now add to my collection with this 5200 ... roll-on Xmas.

0 upvotes
Slanicka Tomas
By Slanicka Tomas (Nov 6, 2012)

I agree that the red or bronze versions are ugly. For man, of course, because women have another view. But have you ever seen how coloured bodies makes Pentax? For example Pentax K-x in 4 coloures!!! or K-m with jewellery from Swarovski etc.

0 upvotes
Edmond Leung
By Edmond Leung (Nov 6, 2012)

Minor improvements, same shape, same style....
dull and uninteresting.

3 upvotes
PerrimanSmythe
By PerrimanSmythe (Nov 6, 2012)

If they give D7000 features to D5200, then the next D7x00 should be really something new.
Things I'd like to see: better (faster/more accurate) AF, Wi-Fi enabled (external unit would be ok), at least 1 stop better DR and high-ISO than D5200 sensor.
I don't really care for Mpix, 16 is more than enough for my skill and optics right now.
Oh, can I have in-camera HDR, please? So I can post it right to my facebook page via the smartphone :)

2 upvotes
fberns
By fberns (Nov 6, 2012)

Feature-wise a great camera.
But the viewfinder is lowest entry level!
And the viewfinder is one of the most important parts of a camera, isn't it?

8 upvotes
Tap0
By Tap0 (Nov 6, 2012)

Yes. That is correct and disappointing with this camera.

7 upvotes
Mr Fartleberry
By Mr Fartleberry (Nov 6, 2012)

Made the D70 Camera of the year. Worst camera I ever owned. Worst viewfinder I ever used.

1 upvote
Shelly Glaser
By Shelly Glaser (Nov 6, 2012)

" the viewfinder is lowest entry level"?

Simple - electronics is cheap these days - once you develop the design and the production process, per-item cost is relatively low. Optics (pentaprism vs. "pentamirror") still costs real money.

2 upvotes
D200_4me
By D200_4me (Nov 6, 2012)

I think camera manufacturers should give up making cameras completely. No one is ever happy....so let's just stop making cameras. Then maybe people won't have too much to whine about. You can paint your own pictures, just the way you like them. ;-)

10 upvotes
Tonio Loewald
By Tonio Loewald (Nov 6, 2012)

It's all very well to gripe about specific feature/cost tradeoffs, e.g. pentamirror 0.78x viewfinder, or which hard buttons/dials are sacrificed, but...

Why a poop-colored camera? Why?

1 upvote
justmeMN
By justmeMN (Nov 6, 2012)

I'm waiting for the 48MP D5300. :-)

1 upvote
keepreal
By keepreal (Nov 6, 2012)

Good lad. Plenty of time to sell off the wife's jewelry and you definotly will have enough money by then. Sandisk are bringing out a new SDHC card with 2048 gb on it, which you will need with the new model. The price has yet to be fixed but they are waiting until they find out what the largest figure dealers can process for a single sale is first.

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0 upvotes
schaki
By schaki (Nov 6, 2012)

Aps-c for the lose - Full frame for the win...

1 upvote
The Lotus Eater
By The Lotus Eater (Nov 6, 2012)

Maybe it should be called Fool-Frame.

4 upvotes
disasterpiece
By disasterpiece (Nov 6, 2012)

For the price of the D5200, you'd buy an FX sensor. Plus some circuitry.

0 upvotes
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