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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice step up from the D5100, Big Plus Articulating Screen!, February 13, 2013
This review is from: Nikon D5200 24.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera Body Only (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Electronics)
I upgrade every 2 years or so and was close to buying the D7000 when this was announced. I owned the D5100 since it's release and have been very happy with it, but being a gadget guy I'm always looking to upgrade. As far as I was concerned the D7000 was buying old technology. I love the D5200's interface as it's much easier to navigate than the D5100 and the auto focus is much quicker and precise. The photo's are sharp and very accurate in color. I'm very happy with the D5200. Just for the 39-point AF system for smarter focusing and tracking of moving subjects (compared to the 11-point module on the D5100), a 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor (whereas the D5100 judged exposure based on just 420 pixels),the new Expeed 3 processor that permits up to five shots per second (versus the older camera's 4 fps)and the new easier to navigate interface makes it worth the price. Let me just add 1 more very big plus, the articulating screen, no other Nikon has it and it is a big plus. I've used it for shots over others heads and other creative angles that I could never get with a fixed screen.
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Initial post: Apr 7, 2013 3:08:22 PM PDT
Rick Blaine says:
Doesn't the 5100 also have an articulated screen? I thought I read that it did, maybe I'm mistaken.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2013 11:21:45 PM PDT
TVB says:
Yes it does.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2013 6:18:56 AM PDT
Yes it does, I'm surprised that someone claiming to have owned the D5100 is claiming that the D5200 is the only camera to have it.

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2013 5:03:36 PM PDT
P Kokity says:
I think he is talking relative to the D5200 being part of the D5x00 family that has the articulating screens vs the D3x00's, D7x00's, and FFs. I wish the others did because that is why I chose it over the others. I hate the live view AF (hunts for a long time with my 35mm my 55-200), but it is mighty handy when you need it for the odd angles.

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2013 9:45:46 PM PDT
Adam Petrone says:
Your correct, I wasn't saying the older 5000 models, I was comparing it to other models in the Nikon line up.
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