Nikon has just announced the release of their new D5200 DSLR, the upgrade and replacement for the popular D5100. On the outside the 5200 looks and feels very much like it predecessor, but on the inside (where it really counts) it offers much of the power and functionality of the higher end Nikon D7000.
The most noticeable upgrade comes in the form of an outstanding 24.1 megapixel DX format CMOS sensor, an increase of 7.9 megapixels over the D5100. Another major improvement is the inclusion of Nikon’s powerful EXPEED 3 processor.
Other notable features include 5 fps continuous shooting, full HD 1080p video recording, a very capable 39 point autofocus system, an ISO range of 100-6400 (expandable to 25,600) and a 3 inch LCD screen that flips, tilts and turns with the flexibility of an acrobat. Add an optional WU-1a wireless adapter and the D5200 can wirelessly transfer images and videos directly to iOS and Android devices.
When released in December the Nikon D5200 will be available boxed with the camera body only or with the standard 18-55mm VR kit lens. As of today the company has not released a retail sales price.
About the author: Gerhard Uhlgren is an award-winning landscape photographer and Special Contributor to TodaysPhoto.org.