When it comes to Nikon’s most current APS-C lineup, the ‘advanced beginner’ DSLR (D5200) is sandwiched between its entry-level D3200 and its enthusiast-targeted D7100. The D5200 has a 24MP resolution (like its APS-C stablemates), an articulated rear LCD, and more physical controls than the D3200, but it lacks the twin-dial interface and professional-grade AF system of the D7100, which is significantly more expensive but also significantly more customizable than the D5200.
Exterior changes include a dedicated drive mode button on the D5200’s top plate, stereo microphone grills atop the pentamirror (similar to those found on the Canon EOS 650D), and a slightly redesigned rear multi-selector, which is a slight improvement over the D5100’s rear multi-selector.
The D5200’s most important improvements are found ‘under the hood.’ Many of these features are carried over from higher-end Nikon DSLRs, including a 39-point AF system with 9 cross-type sensors and substantial frame coverage, as well as a 2016-pixel RGB color-sensitive metering sensor, all of which are derived from the D7000. An excellently executed Auto ISO function that is related to the current focal length of the lens is borrowed from the D7100 and carried over to the D5200.
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Best Gimbal for Nikon D5200