Nikon D5200 review
The D5200's redesigned graphic user interface makes it a more intuative DSLR to use when you're setting up the camera settings.
If you plan to take advantage of the higher resolution, 50i video frame rate and Wi-Fi compatibility with the optional WU-1a adapter, then yes it is. If you can survive without these features and feel you can cope with an 11-point AF system, we'd personally opt to save our money and settle on the D5100.
The D5200 features a 3.5mm port for attaching an external microphone. There's no additional 3.5mm port however to monitor audio as it's recorded.
To summarise then, the D5200 is a well-received addition to Nikon's DX-format family of DSLR's. It brings more advanced functionality to a smaller and more affordable model, overlapping some of its latest features with the Nikon D7000. It may not be a camera that offers many innovative features that we haven't witnessed before, but nevertheless it's a great performer for the audience it's aimed at. It picks up a 90% overall score and a Gold award.
The view looking down at the D5200's mode dial and top plate buttons.