Nikon officially announced the release of the Nikon D5200 – an entry level DSLR that boast similar internal workings of their higher-end models. 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, D800, D800E, and D600 Digital SLR cameras.
The D5200 has been designed to meets the demands for full-scale photography capabilities in a smaller, more stylized, and lighter-weight package. Coming in at just over 1 pound, the Nikon D5200 has increased flair with three color options – black, red or bronze. The large 3-inch vari-angle LCD screen has a wide viewing area. A newly adopted side-hinged monitor allows for easier use when attached to a tripod.
The standard range of sensitivities covers a range of ISO 100 to ISO 6400 and has expansion equivalents up to ISO 25600. It offers the most focus points available in the entry level class-39-same as the D7000. The Scene Recognition System is made possible with the 2,016-pixel RGB sensor. It 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 D5200 can record video at full HD 1920 x 1080 60i/50i. It promises better subject tracking and superior image quality. Additionally, it is equipped with an internal stereo microphone or has an optional ME-1 microphone.
The D5200 is compatible with the optional Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a and the Wireless Remote Controller WR-R10/WR-T10 for Wi-Fi capabilities. With the WU-1a connected to the camera, images can be transferred to devices such as a smart phone or tablet.
Pricing and availability for the Nikon D5200 has yet to be released, but rumors suggest the body will hit shelves this Christmas for around $1000.