Nikon D5200 DSLR camera joins the mid-range DX-format line-up

Nikon D5200

The latest DSLR camera in the DX-format line-up is the mid-range Nikon D5200 which employs a 24.1MP sensor and wireless connectivity to share captures with others through Android and iOS devices. According to Simon Iddon, Product Manager, DX Products at Nikon UK, the snapper is an ideal pick for avid photographers.

The camera is the third addition to the company’s mid-range category. Its predecessors comprise of the D5000 which was launched back in 2009 and the D5100 that was unveiled in April last year. The D5200 packs in a host of improvements that are said to enhance the overall image quality. For starters, there is a 24.1MP DX-format CMOS sensor coupled with the latest Expeed 3 image processor and Nikkor lenses.

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The device also touts a wide ISO sensitivity range of 100 to 6400 which is further expandable up to 25600 in Hi 1 and Hi 2 modes for snapping up stills in dimly lit conditions. What’s more, the ISO sensitivity can be applied to D-Movie, enabling users to record clear videos in dull environments without the need for large lighting equipment. With the Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module, the camera is capable of rendering 39 focus points, making it convenient for photographers to capture a fast-moving object.

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For recording videos, the snapper is equipped with a movie-record button located besides the shutter-release. Through this, users will be able to start and stop capturing footage with a single press of the button. Movies can be stored in FHD and HD resolutions amongst others. The company has even included a built-in stereo microphone for rich and high-quality sound. Coming to the device’s physical features, it is dressed in a lightweight form factor that weighs 555 grams after taking the battery and memory card into consideration. And apart from being intuitive to operate, it comes in shades of black, red and bronze.

Price and release date details for the Nikon D5200 DSLR camera haven’t been disclosed as yet.

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Key specifications are as follows:

– 23.5mm x 15.6mm CMOS sensor; 24.1 million effective pixels
– Nikon F lens mount
– 3-inch vari-angle TFT monitor with 170° viewing angle
– Single-lens reflex viewfinder with BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
– UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory card support
– Connectivity: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector, 3.5mm stereo jack
– Dimensions: 129mm x 98mm x 78mm; Weight: 555 grams

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