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The Nikon D5200 is 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. The D5200 is also 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-1b WiFi module.
Overall, the D5200 is a solid performer that, while geared towards beginning DSLR users from an operational standpoint, shares many specifications with more expensive enthusiast offerings. It combines excellent image quality and impressive high ISO performance with an articulated screen and video capabilities that hold appeal for video shooters with a post-production workflow.
|Body type||Compact SLR|
|Max resolution||6000 x 4000|
|Effective pixels||24 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 100 - 6400 (25600 with boost)|
|Lens mount||Nikon F|
|Focal length mult.||1.5×|
|Articulated LCD||Fully articulated|
|Max shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||555 g (1.22 lb / 19.58 oz)|
|Dimensions||129 x 98 x 78 mm (5.08 x 3.86 x 3.07″)|
The Nikon D5200 is a solid performer that delivers excellent image quality and impressive high-ISO performance, along with an articulated screen and a control interface that's appropriate for users stepping up to a DSLR.
Good for: Users who demand the utmost in image detail at low ISO values and videographers who can make use of uncompressed video footage.
Not so good for: Photographers who work primarily in live view and videographers who want high quality 60i output.
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