08-01-2013: The Nikon D5200 is now available in the USA. It sells at Adorama for USD 799,95 and at Amazon for USD 896,95.
02-06-2013: DPreview in-depth D5200 review.
On November 5, 2012, Nikon officially announced the D5200 mid-entry-level camera or “Baby-Nikon” in Europe, Asia and Australia, with a launch price of € 899 (body alone); approximately 1.150 dollars.
Even if the MSRP of the camera in the USA – where it is rumored to come to market as late as January 2013 – is likely going to be below the euro equivalent, this would still bring it into the D90 and D7000 price bracket: from 900 to 1200 dollars.
The D5200 features a 24,1 Mp. CMOS sensor, an articulated, 3", 910K dot monitor and a 39/11-point Multi-CAM 4800DX focus module, a slightly less sophisticated implementation of the one found in the D7000.
However, it lacks some key features that make the D7000 or D90 worth their money. The D5200 has:
• No built-in focusing motor. Motorized AF-S or AF-I lenses must be used for full AF and 3D Color Matrix II metering compatibility.
• No metering with non-CPU lenses (D90 neither).
• No commander mode to remotely control external flashes.
• No Auto FP high-speed sync.