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