Nikon reveals 24.1-megapixel D5200 DSLR

The Nikon D5200 – a 24.1-megapixel new Nikon DSLR aimed predominantly at male hobbyist photographers, aged 25-50, according to Nikon’s introduction of the Nikon D5100 successor to journalists in London yesterday – becomes the third Nikon DSLR in its series (following on from the Nikon D5100 and Nikon D5000). And along with its new sensor, the company was keen to point out the Nikon D5200 boasts a 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor, which Nikon says provides rich colour reproduction in its images.

The 24.1-megapixel Nikon D5200 price tag will be £719.99 / €899.00, with a release date slated for December 2012.

The new Nikon camera also shares the same 39-point AF system as the Nikon D7000, with 9 cross-type sensors for more precise focusing. And the D5200 also offers Nikon’s new EXPEED 3 image processor – which, along with a newly developed DX-format 24.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, allows for high-speed operation and fine details, Nikon says.

Other signature features include the Nikon D5200′s Scene Recognition System, which works in conjunction with the 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor to optimise the exposure, autofocus and white balance appropriate for the subject matter.

The D5200 will feature an ISO range from 100 to 6400, which is expandable to ISO 25,600, as well as a 3in, 921,000-dot vari-angle LCD screen.


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