Nikon D5200Table of Content:
The Nikon D5200 is the brand’s latest single lens reflex digital camera that was launched during the holiday season. Although it is almost identical as its predecessor the D5100, the upgrade is found internally with some features even reminiscent of D7000 including 39-point AF system with 9 cross type sensors covering the frame and 2016 pixel metering sensor. It also has a new top-plate drive mode button and a stereo microphone on top of the pentamirror in front of the hotshoe. The Nikon D5200 is indeed what Nikon calls the camera for advanced beginners in photography what with its user friendly features and array of physical controls all packed in a small package. Check out the other features of the new Nikon model including its design, price, pros and cons.
Design and Features
The Nikon D5200 Specification includes: Security Digital and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC compatible memory cards; 18-55 focal length range; Nikon F lens mount interface with AF contacts; ISO sensitivity of 100 to 6400 in steps of 1/3 EV and can be set to approximately 0.3, 0.7, 1 or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400 with auto ISO sensitivity control. Its battery type is One EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery.
It’s dimensions are approximately (w x d x h) 129 x 98 x 78 mm 0r 5.1 x 3.9 x 3.1 in. Its display spec is 7.5 cm approximately 921k-dot (VGA), vari-angle TFT monitor with 170 degrees viewing angel, approximately frame coverage and brightness adjustment. It also features 24.1 million megapixels, 23.5 x 15.6 CMOS type of sensor.
Its image format supports include NEF (RAW): 14 bit, compressed, JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine, normal and basic compression NEW (RAW) + JPEG - Single photograph recorded in JPEG and NEF (RAW) formats. Auto focusing modes feature Nikon Multi-CAM 4800 DX autofocus sensor module with 39 focus points, TTL phase detection and AF assist illuminator. Its AF Area modes feature: single-point AF, 9-, 21- or 39-point dynamic area AF, 3D –tracking, auto-area AF. Its camera viewfinder has eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder. Its AC adapter is an EH-5b AC which requires EP-5A Power connector. It has a weight of approximately 55 g/1lb 3.6 oz with memory card and battery but without the body cap.
Nikon D5200 price in Malaysia is around RM2,600. The Nikon D5200 price is a bit expensive but online sellers offer discounts to make it more budget-friendly.
Pros and Cons
- Auto ISO is more suitable for use with zoom lenses.
- More control available in the movie mode
- Finer setting in the microphone gain
- It’s a bit pricier than the average camera but its features are well worth its price.