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Friends interested in d5200 or d7000....

hollingwD80

Hartselle, US
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hollingwD80 Registered since 30th Apr 2008
Sat 03-Nov-12 02:06 PM

Hello:

I am a full time photo student, and shot with a D 3 s, and d700. /Several of my classmates are looking at that chOice . I seen some comparisons between the d7000 and the d51000, but not much yet one the 5200. The Guys are looking at preordering one, so I would like to know if anyone has any comparrison ideas one the d7000 verses the new D5200,

Sorry for the bad typing, but I'm on an iPad, and hate typing on these things....

Rich

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MEMcD

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#1. "RE: Friends interested in d5200 or d7000...." | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Sat 03-Nov-12 03:28 PM

Hi Rich,

Since the D5200 has not been introduced yet, it is impossible to provide a reliable answer to your question.
If the rumors are correct, the D5100 will have more resolution and Dynamic Range than the D7000.
The D7000 will have a Better AF system, Sub-Command dial and dedicated buttons to quickly change settings without going into the camera menu. It also has a penta-prism viewfinder which is much brighter than the penta-mirror viewfinders on the D3_00 and D5_00 series bodies.

If they are not in a hurry to upgrade, the D7100 and or the D400 (maybe) should be in the pipeline in the near future. Both should have the same or an improved sensor as the D5200 in a more robust body.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

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Marty

KnightPhoto

Alberta, CA
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#2. "RE: Friends interested in d5200 or d7000...." | In response to Reply # 0

KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006
Wed 07-Nov-12 01:52 AM

Full time photography student = D7000 I would think (except on the video side if they must have fps of other than 24 at 1080 or a swivel screen, then yes video could be a deal-breaker).

D7000 provides CLS control of off camera flashes, screwdriver lens capability, better build, isn't there some metering advantage with AI and AIS lenses, AF fine tune (deal breaker for me). The only limitation I find with the D7000 in the field is small buffer so your 6fps bursts must be well considered ones as you only get about 2 seconds of shooting or less before it bogs down.

Plus Nikon is basically giving away D7000 right now for under $1000 and the DxOMark score for a D7000 is basically the same as the D3200, so sensor-wise the D5200 just offers larger printing or deeper crops (and a full time photo student should be avoiding deep crops anyways).

Both are probably great cameras though, so I can see this being a tough decision!

Best regards, SteveK

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NikonMark37814

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#3. "RE: Friends interested in d5200 or d7000...." | In response to Reply # 2

NikonMark37814 Registered since 20th May 2010
Wed 07-Nov-12 12:11 PM

How can you compare something when no ones used it or reviewed it? It was introduced yesterday. From your description if you don't need 24mp the D7000 is probably better in every way!

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