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A mid-range DSLR, the Nikon D5200 – long awaited replacement for the D5100 – is the next model up in line from the company’s D3200 and intended for anyone seeking good quality images without the expense of a high-end DSLR. Apart from a new top-plate drive mode button and a stereo microphone in front of the hot-shoe, the D5200 is physically similar to its predecessor, although the neat, compact body contains many internal upgrades. These include a 39-point AF system that covers most of the frame, and a 2016 pixel RGB colour-sensitive metering sensor. The D5200 features a 24MP CMOS sensor and offers a greater ISO range than its predecessor – 25,600 compared to 12,800 (noise levels are low up to about ISO 6400) – and faster continuous shooting (5 fps compared to 4 fps). Video mode offers considerable creative control: you can manually adjust aperture, shutter speed and ISO levels, or optionally record Full HD movies at 30, 25 or 24fps at 1920 x 1080. The D5200 supports Nikon’s WU-1a Wi-Fi unit that plugs into the camera’s accessory terminal and allows images to be transmitted wirelessly to a smartphone or tablet. The 18-55mm kit lens ideal for newcomers to DSLRs, while the K-mount enables the use of any other lenses from a Nikon DSLR. The camera’s 3in. articulated LCD screen renders accurate colours and features an anti-glare coating.
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