Sorry, won't be posting my experiences after all - decided to go for the 5100 in the end - the price was just too much of a bargain (£295 GBP for body only and bought a 16-85VR and together it all came to £100 less than the 5200).
>If the D5200 is available in Europe, perhaps we'll see >hands-on reviews soon? > There are a lot of sample images out if you search the web which can be viewed in 100% (6k x 4k).
The d5200 is available where I live in the shops. Approx. £500 for body only and £6100 for body + 18-55 VR.
I am sure we will soon see some reviews (dpreview, dxomark etc.). I think you get lot more picture quality in the d5200 than the 1 V2. The price level is the same and the d5200 is not that big. Both cameras requires a bag. I will probably go for the d5200.
>I see the Nikon D5200 with 18-55mm VR Lens kit available >online from DigitalRev for $929 no shipping fee in the US. >Don't know where it would be shipping from.
DigitalRev ships from Hong Kong. That's where they're based. I have a D5200 (body only) arriving via FedEx tomorrow (Monday Dec 31), and I'll be reviewing it ASAP for Kickstartnews. I'm going to mount a Nikkor 18-300 on it for initial shooting in a local wildlife area, and then switch to either a Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 or a an AF-S 50mm f/1.4 for some street shooting.
. . . and my D5200 has arrived. Excellent shipping from DigitalRev and FedEx. Three days, total, from HK to Toronto. The camera checks out fine, uses the EN-EL14 battery, and I've mounted a shiny new Nikkor 18-300 VRII.
I'll be shooting the D5200 on New Year's Day and throughout the rest of the week. I'll post when I get something decent.