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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:11 pm 
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See our Nikon D5200 review!

The expected 24MP upgrade to the D5100 is there.
Same Sensor as the D3200 with one stop extended ISO (but the noise at the overlapping ISO-range of the D3200 and D5200 should be identical), same processor, better metering (same as D600), 5fps vs. 4fps, LCD can be tilted and turned (as with the D5100 but not with the D3200).
Nikon Rumors says: Not available before Jan 2013. But the official announcement says Beginning of Dec. 2012. Whcih should be logical if Nikon wants to participate in the season's sales.

Size and weight:
129 x 98 x 78 mm/5.1 x 3.9 x 3.1 in. vs D3200 at 125 x 96 x 76.5 mm/5.0 x 3.8 x 3.1 in.
555 g/1 lb 3.6 oz with battery and memory card, 505 g/1 lb 1.8 oz (camera body only) vs. D3200 at 505g resp. 455g.

Full HD Video (1920x1080) comes at 60i (59.94 fields/s)/50i (50 fields/s) plus 30p (progressive)/25p/24p vs. D3200 with only 30p (progressive)/25p/24p

German list-price is 809 EUR (incl. 19% VAT).

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Just a little doubt, is the screen hinged to the side like Canon's articulated screens or to the bottom? Thanks :)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:07 pm 
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To the side, see here.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:29 pm 
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Oh I see, thanks. It's good that they did it that way, screens hinged to the bottom really don't help a lot :)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:10 pm 
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Hmm, no announcement on the Nikon-USA website yet! Could it be that Nikon Rumors is right in saying that the D5200 will only be available from Jan 2013 in the US?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:36 pm 
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I'm not sure this D5200 preview is correct. Other online sources indicate the sensor does differ from the one in the D3200. That makes sense to me. One of Nikon's key strategies is to be very competitive on low light performance. I don't think they'd threaten that by releasing the D3200's sensor in this model.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:39 pm 
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Thom Hogan also mentions delayed US availability.

My speculation: limited production capacity? That would give a few options:
1: Sell in limited regions until the stock builds up, as opposed to having worldwide shortages from launch. Don't ask how you would choose which region...
2: Sell in all regions early, but have ongoing shortages.
3: Delay launch in all regions until there is enough stock.

Like their other recent releases, sounds like another solid camera for the position its in.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:33 pm 
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I just FINALLY upgraded my D40 by buying the D5100 - after knowing about the release of the D5200.

I decided I wasn't missing out on much - 16MP being ample and as I don't do sports photography 11 AF points also seems more than enough.

Plus a certain well-known website named after a South American rain forest has AMAZING prices on the D5100 at the moment.

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Hello Steve! Now you finally upgraded. I think the D5100 is still a very good body. So enjoy your new purchase!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:38 am 
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I always enjoy reading the reviews here and would like to suggest that reviews of the upcoming cameras like the newer super high resolution models, Nikon D3200, D5200, D600 etc. include three or four sample images made with some of Nikons' "good glass".

Most readers here, I'm sure, are well aware of the limitations of "Kit" lenses. It's fine and appropriate to see what the "shipping camera" can do right out of the box, but many of us would like to see glimpse of the full potential of these new "super" sensors.

By revealing the bodies true imaging potential with professional, high end glass, it might make it easier to swallow buying some better lenses.

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Steve1USA, I agree with your request to see a 'good glass' image from future reviews, but would make the point that such images would mean nothing unless the SAME scene was shot at pretty much the same time, with the kit lens, and BOTH images displayed for us. If only the good glass is used, we'll be seeing the review, and go away thinking, if I get the D XXXX camera, I will get these results - which of course, you won't if you only have the kit lens.

I would like to see a return to Gordon's older format of doing a proper video review, take a look at the video he did for the D5000, that was great, if only he could carry on like that, but since the D5100 came out, the only video's are from the cameras themselves out in the field.

I found the video reviews far more useful before devling into the longer text based reviews he does, which are great, but I lack direction when I start reading them.


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Hi everyone, I've just published our in-depth review of the D5200, and the quality surpasses what we've seen from previous 24 MP models - the new sensor really is an improvement.

See our Nikon D5200 review!

However as you'll see, the kit lens, as expected, lets it down ultimately. SteveUSA1, I agree that we should start including additional tests with superior optics for these very high resolution models, and this is something I'll try and include for the D7100 when it comes out.

Ross53a, I enjoy doing the video reviews - and recently did a preview of the D7100 from the Nikon press event which you may like - but the truth is they're a lot of work and generate no direct revenue or even page rank. This is a one man business, so I have to be very careful how I spend my time. If I do a video review, the business literally stops for a while and that's not a good thing when it's the only thing which supports your family!

I do hope to film some more in the future, but I have to find a way for them to work for the business.

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Thanks for the great review of the Nikon D5200!

A question from a newbie considering entering the world of SLR photography (and trying to choose between Nikon/Canon and in particular the D5200 vs. T4i or T5i):

In the RAW (and jpg) resolution image comparisons to the Canon EOS T4i, I was amazed at the "clean and punchy" images of the T4i in comparison to the D5200. The crop that really stood out to me was the 3rd of the building corner with the bricks and pipes.

Besides the concerns raised above and in the review regarding the differences in lenses, which I can understand, to me the images appear slightly overexposed at the metered exposure of 1/400 on the D5200 vs. 1/500 on the T4i. Perhaps there are other factors contributing to the difference.

In addition to the lens, are there other settings that could be altered on a "(semi-)permanent" basis (regardless of mode) within the D5200 that would provide images as "clean and punchy" as those of the T4i?

I was leaning towards the D5200 for the features and low noise, but if it means sacrificing the clean and punchy images like I see from the T4i, I'll find ways to deal with the noise (faster lenses, tripods, etc).

Thanks again for the review and in advance for helping out a newbie!


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No doubt that the camera is loaded with good features but Is the battery really good as compared to the Canon 60D.


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Old thread, but I'll put in my 2 cents. I bought it after looking around at other Nikons. I use my Sigma 18-250 Macro zoom lens and it takes not only great pictures, with or without flash indoors, but great videos as well. The Live View LCD swings out to the side and you can place it so that it is on the outside, rather than on the inside to view pertitnet info. Changes settings with the "i" button is a snap!

I've blown up pictures taken in low light in the back yard of turkeys at about 130 yards away and the detail, even though it was higher "auto" ISO, is remarkable.

In all I find this a really nice camera. I've shot Nikon D50, D80, F3 film medium formats and still have a large format Graflex with hood and original case, along with several new roll film holders. For ease of taking a picture of a dog, there is nothing that beats the quick respons of a digital and this on is very quick and accurate both in focus, exposure and white balance.

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