Nikon D5200 24.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera

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The D5200 is Nikon's follow-up of the D5100, which unofficially accomplished the unenviable job of replacing the D90. Sitting right between the entry-level D3200 and the enthusiast/prosumer D7100, the D5200 serves as Nikon's advanced beginner APS-C DSLR. The body itself has not been altered much, retaining the articulated LCD screen and solid-yet-lightweight feeling, although it can still sometimes seem a bit plastic to some. The major improvements can be seen in terms of overall performance, with this camera offering a much better shooting experience over the D5100.

With 24-megapixel resolution from the newly-developed Nikon DX-format CMOS image sensor, Nikon's new EXPEED 3 processing, and a high-density 39-point autofocus system, the D5200 offers excellent photo and video quality. It has a reasonably well-rounded feature set (such as night vision), although noticeably missing are WiFi and GPS-based geotagging. Also missing is an autofocus motor in the body, which limits lens selection somewhat. The Nikon D5200 doesn't necessarily stand out strongly from its competition in terms of specialized features or performance; however, it strikes a good balance as a general purpose camera that has no significant flaws.Rating: 4/5

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