Nikon Announces the D5200: 24.1-Megapixel Digital SLR with Optional Wi-Fi
A Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of
approximately 24.1-million pixels, extremely precise 39-point AF system,
and a 2,016-pixel RGB sensor for superior basic performance
A full-scale entry-level model that enables flexible expression with a side-hinged vari-angle LCD monitor
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the
Nikon D5200. This camera is equipped with a new Nikon DX-format CMOS
sensor with an effective pixel count of 24.1-million pixels and an
image-processing engine equivalent to EXPEED 3 built into the D4
flagship camera. It offers the superior basic performance needed for
full-scale photography in a compact and lightweight body.
The D5200 offers the same side-hinged vari-angle monitor as the D5100
that enables flexible shooting from any angle, high or low, making even
self portraits possible. It is an entry-level model that meets photo
enthusiasts' demands for full-scale photography capabilities with its
new Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of
approximately 24-million pixels as well as an image-processing engine
equivalent to EXPEED 3 built into high-end Nikon D4, D800, D800E, and
D600 digital SLR cameras for superior resolution, and image quality with
very little noise at high sensitivities.
The standard range of sensitivities covers a broad range of ISO 100
to ISO 6400, with support for additional expansion to equivalents up to
ISO 25600 (Hi 2). It also offers the most focus points available in its
class–39–for fast and reliable focus acquisition and tracking. The
Scene Recognition System, made possible with the same 2,016-pixel RGB
sensor found in high-end Nikon cameras, more accurately analyzes scene
brightness and color information, which is then reflected in autofocus,
automatic-exposure, i-TTL balanced fill-flash, and auto white-balance
The D-Movie function supports recording of full-HD 1920 x 1080
60i/50i movies for sharp HD movies exhibiting excellent detail. The
D5200 is also equipped with Special Effects mode that enables the
application and adjustment of special effects with shooting. Combining a
variety of effects with a vari-angle LCD monitor that enables shooting
from a wide range of angles significantly broadens imaging expression
possibilities with both still image and movie recording.
What's more, the D5200 is compatible with the Wireless Mobile Adapter
WU-1a and the new Wireless Remote Controller WR-R10/WR-T10 (both
available separately) for collaboration with smart devices and more
possibilities for remote control over the camera, making the D5200 more
convenient than its predecessor. When the WU-1a is connected to the
camera, images can be transferred to a smart device, such as a smart
phone or tablet*, and the smart device can also be used to control
camera shooting remotely. In addition, the new WR-R10 (transceiver) and
WR-T10 (transmitter) enable remote control over the camera from greater
distances and broader angles than are possible with infrared remote
controls for simple and convenient remote control even through
obstacles. The WR-T10 can be used to control the camera to which the
WR-R10 is connected. However, it can also control multiple cameras to
which WR-R10s have been connected, enabling smooth remote control over a
number of cameras.
- * The Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility
app must first be installed on the smart device (the app can be
downloaded free of charge from the smart device's app store).
D5200 Primary Features
- A new Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of
approximately 24.1-million pixels and support for a broad range of ISO
sensitivities for superior image quality and definition
The D5200 is equipped with a new Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with an
effective pixel count of approximately 24.1-million pixels. It supports
a broad range of standard ISO sensitivities, from ISO 100 at the low
end to ISO 6400 at the high end, as well as further expansion to an
equivalent of ISO 25600 (Hi 2). This support enables capture of sharp
and clear images with very little noise, even at higher sensitivities.
When used with NIKKOR lenses loaded with Nikon's advanced optical
technologies, the roughly 24.1-million effective pixels enable sharp
rendering of even the finest details.
- The EXPEED 3 image-processing engine made faster and more efficient with optimization for digital SLR cameras
The D5200 is equipped with an image-processing engine equivalent to
the EXPEED 3 high-performance image-processing engine built into
high-end D4, D800, D800E, and D600 Nikon FX-format cameras. This
enables faithful rendering and vivid color reproduction, as well as a
broad dynamic range. With capture of still images at high
sensitivities, advanced noise-reduction processing effectively
suppresses noise to preserve textures and details in images.
Noise-reduction processing performed with movie recording results in
faithful reproduction of crisp, clear outlines in movies recorded in
- Excellent basic camera performance and operation for stress-free shooting
- Equipped with an AF system offering 39 focus points
Adoption of the Multi-CAM4800DX autofocus sensor module enables
certain acquisition and tracking of the intended subject with 39 focus
points. Utilizing cross-type sensors for the center nine focus points
most commonly used ensures reliable focusing performance with certain
acquisition of the intended subject and excellent tracking performance.
In addition, the number of active focus points can be limited to 11.
- 2,016-pixel RGB sensor with built-in Scene Recognition System
The Scene Recognition System detects subject conditions prior to
shooting and then analyzes scene brightness and color information that
is then used with autofocus, auto-exposure, i-TTL balanced fill-flash,
and auto white-balance control. The results are most clearly seen with
reliable tracking of moving subjects when 3D-tracking is enabled. The
system is also able to identify smaller subjects than could the D5100.
What's more, when Face-priority AF is enabled with movie recording in
live view mode, or when faces are enlarged with playback of still
images, up to 35 faces can be recognized.
- High-speed continuous shooting at up to approximately 5 fps*
With high-speed continuous shooting at up to approximately 5 fps*,
users will never miss the perfect shot, whether framing images using the
optical viewfinder or the camera monitor. The densely packed 39 focus
points effectively cover the majority of the frame for certain
acquisition and tracking of rapidly moving subjects, such as those
participating in sporting events. High-speed continuous shooting at
approximately 3 fps can also be selected for situations, such as
capturing natural human expressions, in which a slower frame rate is
preferred. This allows for selection of the optimal frame rate
according to the scene.
- *With manual focus, [S]
(shutter-priority auto) or [M] (manual) shooting mode, shutter speed
1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default values.
- Vari-angle LCD monitor for stress-free shooting from any angle
The 3-inch, approximately 921k-dot LCD monitor with wide viewing
angle is large and ensures clear viewing. It opens to the left from
0–180°, and can be rotated forward 180° and backward 90° when open.
Adoption of a side-hinged vari-angle monitor allows for unobstructed
opening and rotation of the monitor when the camera is mounted on a
tripod for flexible and stress-free shooting from low angles to high
angles, making even self portraits possible.
- Smooth, cinematic action video with Nikon's D-Movie with superior picture quality : 1920 x 1080 60i/50i
The D5200 is equipped with the D-Movie function, which enables
recording of 1920 x 1080 60i/50i movies exhibiting superior picture
quality by simply pressing the movie-record button next to the
shutter-release button. The new Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with an
effective pixel count of approximately 24.1-million pixels and EXPEED 3
high-speed image-processing engine ensure recording of sharp, clear
movies with little noise, jaggies, or moiré patterns. Autofocusing
during movie recording is possible using contrast-detect AF. When the
focus mode is set to Full-time servo AF (AF-F) and the AF-area mode to
Subject-tracking AF, the camera automatically maintains focus on a
subject moving throughout the frame. Manual settings* are also
available for those who want to specify recording shutter speed and ISO
sensitivity according to their own preferences. In addition to the
ability to choose the recording frame rate from 50i or 60i (1080), or
24p, 25p, or 30p (1080) per second, the camera is equipped with a stereo
microphone for superior audio quality with movie recording. Stereo
sound can also be recorded via the optional ME-1 stereo microphone.
- *Available shutter speeds vary according
to the selected movie frame rate. ISO sensitivity can be selected
within the range of ISO 200–6400 and Hi 0.3–Hi 2.
- Special Effects mode for creative imaging expression
The D5200 offers seven* special effects that can be selected and
applied with recording of both still images and movies. Special effects
are displayed in the monitor with the view through the lens before
shooting or recording begins, allowing users to confirm the results of
effect selection or adjustment in real time. Users can easily enjoy
dramatic effects like those seen in the movies using special effects.
This mode was adopted to respond to the creative intent of users
searching for a way to express their own unique style and creativity.
- *D5200 special effects: Selective
Color, Color Sketch, Miniature Effect, Night Vision, Silhouette, High
Key, Low Key. Color Sketch, Miniature Effect, and Selective Color can
also be applied to images already recorded from the retouch menu.
- Support for the optional Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a enables wireless image transfer to a smart device
By simply connecting the Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a (sold
separately), true, high-quality photos and movies recorded with a
compatible digital SLR camera can be easily shared with a smart device.*
The view through the camera lens (live view) can be displayed on a
smartphone or tablet screen to control remote shooting (remote movie
recording not supported), and images captured with the D5200 can be
transferred to the smart device over a wireless connection. Using the
Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a expands the ways in which users enjoy the
photos and movies they have recorded with the D5200 and a NIKKOR lens by
enabling the immediate transfer of images to family and friends, or
uploading to blogs or social networking sites, anywhere and anytime.
- *The Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility app
must first be installed on the smart device (the app can be downloaded
free of charge from the smart device's app store).
- Support for the Wireless Remote Controller WR-R10/WR-T10 enables stress-free remote shooting
Remote control is more convenient with the D5200 due to support for
the WR-R10 (transceiver) and WR-T10 (transmitter) that utilize
electromagnetic waves. When the WR-R10 is connected to the D5200, the
WR-T10 can be used for wireless control over remote shooting. The
WR-R10 and WR-T10 enable remote control over the camera from greater
distances and broader angles than are possible with infrared remote
controls, and obstacles such as trees between the transceiver and
transmitter do not impede communications. Not only autofocus is
possible with the shutter-release button pressed halfway but also
control over operations such as continuous shooting, movie recording and
quiet release mode is possible. Naturally, the WR-T10 can be used to
remotely control a single camera to which the WR-R10 is connected, but
it can also control multiple cameras to which WR-R10s have been
connected1,. The WR-R10/WR-T10 makes photography much more enjoyable as
it enables varied expression of scenes using multiple cameras, each with
a different lens mounted, and each shooting the subject from a
different angle using the vari-angle monitor.
Additional D5200 Features and Functions
- The D5200 is available in three colors–black, red, bronze–and the
connector cover and power connector cover are the same colors as camera
- Weighing approximately 555 g*, the compact and lightweight D5200 offers superior operation, functionality, and grip.
- The D5200 is equipped with a new graphical user interface (GUI) for intuitive operation.
- *Including battery and SD memory card; excluding body cap.