Less than two years after the launch of the D5100, Nikon has unveiled its successor – the D5200. But, in a press presentation held yesterday in central London, Simon Iddon, product manager for DX products at Nikon UK, says that D5100 will continue to be sold alongside the D5200.
"The D5200's target audience is for the real hobbyist," adds Iddon. "It's skewed towards the male [user], in the age range of 25 to 50 years old, with a very big interest in photography. The focus for this audience is on creative expression rather than recording moments. It's all about the artistry of the shot. They want to focus on special moments rather than everyday snapshots."
The D5200 sports a 24.1-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor and uses the Expeed 3 image processor. It offers a sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 6400, expandable to ISO 25,600. The camera's AF system offers 39 autofocus points with nine cross-type sensors. It also uses a 2016-pixel RGB metering sensor to provide "precise date to the camera's Scene Recognition System, which optimises exposure, autofocus and white balance immediately before the shutter is released," says Nikon.
The D5200 also has a three-inch vari-angle LCD monitor, can shoot high-definition videos in a variety of frame rates up to 60i/50i, and can use the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter to connect to an Apple or Android smart device to share images, as well as control the camera remotely.
The D5200 weighs 505g and will retail from £720 (body only) or £820 with a 18-55mm VR lens. The camera will be available in time for Christmas, however, Nikon has yet to communicate an exact release date.
For more details, visit www.nikon.co.uk.
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