I think the main advantage of the D5200 is the video capability. That, after all is its main purpose. Nikon declined to give it an internal motor, or DoF because that would make it too much like a d7000. It is the middle entry DSLR - better than the D3200 because of its video and articulated screen, not as good as the D7xx in terms of stills. It is pitched at those who want a decent camera to shoot stills and video and who are excited by big files. Nothing wrng with any of that, but I think the days of revolutionary cameras in the DSLR filed are over. CSC is where the innovtion is at the moment.