Nikon D5200 review

Nikon D5200 review

Find out in our Nikon D5200 review whether Nikon’s 24.1-megapixel DSLR with its 39-point AF and 2,016-pixel RGB sensor is the new camera you’ve been waiting for.

Nikon D5200 release date scheduled for December 2012When the Nikon announcement for the D5200 was made last November, it set the hearts of many photographers aflutter with its newly developed DX-format 24.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, allowing for high-speed operation and fine details.

Another signature feature of the Nikon D5200 that grabbed headlines was its Scene Recognition System, which works in conjunction with a 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor to optimise the exposure, autofocus and white balance appropriate for the subject matter.

Combine that with an ISO range from 100 to 6400, which is expandable to ISO 25,600, as well as a 3in, 921,000-dot vari-angle LCD screen and a host of other features, in some ways – on paper, at least – the Nikon D5200 looks like the perfect mid-range, intermediate DSLR.

Other features on the Nikon D5200 spec sheet include:

  • Compatible with Wireless Mobile Adaptor WU-1a to transmit images from the camera to Apple™ or Android™ smart device and remote shooting
  • 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.

In our Nikon D5200 review video below, our head of testing takes an in-depth look at this new Nikon DSLR to find out whether the buzz around this new camera is justified.

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