Nikon D5200 entry-level DSLR camera revealed

Nikon has released the Nikon D5200, a 24.1-megapixel DSLR camera with an entry-level price point.

The Nikon 5200 was unveiled at a launch event held in London. The direct successor to the 18-month-old Nikon 5100, it’s aimed at the young hobbyist photographer who wants to do more than capture everyday snapshots.

Though the Nikon D5200’s 24.1-megapixel APS-C image sensor would appear to be similar to that found in the Nikon D3200 earlier this year, it’s actually brand new.

What the Nikon D3200 certainly didn’t have was the Nikon D5200’s 39-point autofocus system and 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor. The latter feeds data to the camera’s Scene Recognition System, which then optimises exposure, autofocus and white balance just before the shutter is released.

In terms of ISO range, the Nikon D5200 goes from 100 to 6400, and can be expanded to 25,600. Video is Full HD 1080p, as you’d expect, but there’s also a manual recording mode that lets you fiddle with precise settings such as shutter speed.

The Nikon D5200 also features a constant shooting mode that allows you to snap continuously at 5fps or 3fps.

Nikon says that the Nikon D5200 will hit shops in time for Christmas for an estimated £720, or £820 with an 18-55mm kit lens. It’ll come in black, red or bronze.

The Nikon D5200 follows closely after the launch of the Nikon D600, which places full-frame DSLR photography in a much friendlier than normal sub-£2,000 price point.

As reported by the British Journal of Photography, Nikon today also revealed the new Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a, which allows you to share your photos with your smartphone or tablet, and also lets you beam a live feed from the camera to your smart device.

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