Nikon Improves Everything In New D5200

Nikon keeps busting out the new SLRs with the D5200, an upgrade to the D5100 that is bigger than the mere 100 extra numbers in its name would suggest.

The new body gets the guts of the higher-end D7000, sharing its AF system, metering sensor and scene recognition. The sensor is also much improved, now a hard-drive-gobbling 24.1MP (up from 16.2MP) in a crop-frame DX format.

Also new is the flip-out 921,000-dot, three-inch LCD, plus 1080p video capture and the option to use the WU-1a (“woo-la”) Wi-Fi module, bringing this camera into line with five-year-old cellphones, connectivity-wise.

But it’s the metering and AF system which we like most, with its 2016-pixel RGB metering and 39 AF sensors (nine of which are the cross type).

Want one? You’ll have to wait. Neither price nor launch date have been announced, but the D5100 kit costs around $800, so use that as a guide.

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