Nikon D5200 hits US in late-January: We go hands-on

Jan 7, 2013
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Nikon's D5200 DSLR has been floating around outside the US since November, but it's only today that the camera company has confirmed a launch for US shutterbugs. Set to hit shelves later this month, the $899.95 DX-format shooter will be offered in black, bronze, or black - all with rather fetching metallic finishes - each offering 24.1-megapixel stills, Full HD video recording, and optional wireless.

There's also a new GUI on a tilting, rotating 3-inch LCD preview screen, which runs at 921k dots and has 170-degree viewing angles. Nikon also preloads a number of special effects, which can be applied to both stills and video; the range includes selective colors, a "miniature effect" faux-tilt-shift, night vision, and more. HDR stills are also supported.

Nikon D5200 overview:

Elsewhere, there's a 39-point AF system with auto scene recognition, a 100-6400 ISO range (expandable to 25,600), and 5fps burst photography mode. Inside is Nikon's EXPEED 3 image processing engine.

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Slap on the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter, meanwhile, and you can remotely control the D5200 from an iPhone, iPad, or Android device. It also supports reviewing photos stored on the camera's memory card, with up to 49 foot range.

The Nikon D5200 goes on sale in the US later this month, priced at five cents short of $900. The WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter is priced at $74.96.


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