which one? nikon D5200 or D5100?

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    thomg New Member

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  2. Andy Stanton

    Andy Stanton Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    The D5200 is better for several reasons - more megapixels (an advantage with the large sensor of a DSLR), many more autofocus points, more advanced processor, better movie mode. It appears that the D5200 is about $150 more expensive - well worth it in my opinion.
     
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    Well, it looks like Nikon just announced a new D5300 mid-level camera, and it's a winner! It's has the same 24.2 megapixel DX-format sensor as the high-end D7100, a 39-point high-density autofocus system, and a new Expeed 4 processor. It also features built-in Wi-Fi (apparently, you can download images directly to your smart phone...for sharing elsewhere) and a GPS (for geotagging your images). My favorite feature is the 3.2-inch swiveling vari-angle LCD (similar to what the D5200 had).

    You can already pre-order now for $800 (body only) on Amazon, and it qualifies for an addition 2% back in Amazon rewards. It looks like the camera will be released on November 14, 2013.

    Very exciting!
     
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    Thank you.
    now after farther search i started looking also on the D7100 :)
    it can drive you crazy these kind of desicions.. :(
    Nikon D7100 VS Nikon D5200 | Nikon D7100

    i will need to make up my mind soon ... not easy.
     
  5. Andy Stanton

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    The D7100 is excellent but it's considerably more expensive than the D5200 with the same sensor. It's a larger and heavier camera than the D5200 with a few more features and some better specifications but image quality will be substantially the same.
     
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    thanks - i'll probably go with the nikon D5200 then ...
     
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