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Nikon D7000 of D5200
« on: December 19, 2012, 03:26:44 pm »
Hi,

Very basic question. The Nikon D7000 or the new D5200?

The D7000 was released about 2 years ago. The D5200 is only available from Jan 2013. The specs of the 2 is basically the same (as far as I can tell except of the pixels). No price on the D5200 yet but I would expect the 2 to be close to the same price. Both is within the budget. The FX cameras is all out of the budget.
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Re: Nikon D7000 of D5200
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2012, 03:50:21 pm »
What do you hope to do with it? What do you hope to shoot?
Do you have lenses?
Are you going to buy lenses (and if so what)?

The two bodies are worlds apart: if you want a glorified point-and-shoot then by all means buy the 5200. If you are a hobbyist photographer start with nothing short of a 7000. If you are serious about photography ... full-frame ...

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Re: Nikon D7000 of D5200
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2012, 08:25:33 am »
Hi Westfrogger,

I would classify my self as a hobbiest.
Currently I have the D50. Exepct the kit lens I have a 50mm 1.4 prime and the 70-200 2.8.
The D50 did its time but it is now time to upgrade.

Full frame is to expensive. I would love one but not right now.

I did a comparison based on the specs from Nikon's site and got the following differences (D7000 against D5200):
Pixels: 16 against 24
Depth-of-field preview: Yes against No
I don't have any old lenses so the mounting differences is not a problem
Max Shutter speed: 1/8000 against 1/4000

I have added the document with the smaller differences. Technical I cannot see the real differences.
« Last Edit: December 20, 2012, 08:26:08 am by Stormer »
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Re: Nikon D7000 of D5200
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2012, 09:29:26 am »
The reason I say that the two are worlds apart is that they operate in very different ways. Coming from a D50 the D7000 will feel more natural to you.

The D5200 is engineered to suit somebody who wants good quality pictures, but is not interested in interfacing with several settings: pick up the camera, at most choose a Scene Mode, and shoot. Scene Modes aside, almost all other settings can only be reached via the LCD at the back. And it is tiny in your hand.

The D7000 is where the Nikon range starts getting serious. You have shortcut buttons for all primary and secondary functions and you interface with the top LCD (which the D5200 doesn't have). The rear LCD is purely for looking at images, or accessing the menus. Furthermore the D7000 will focus older Nikon AF lenses (not an issue for you at all), the 5200 won't. It has a huge array of tricks up its sleeve that the D5200 can't even dream of. The kit lens supplied with the D7000 (although you can also buy body only) is much better than the rubbish they'll bundle with the 5200. In terms of construction the D7000 is partly magnesium alloy. Bigger, a little heavier but will take a lot more abuse and has reasonable (for its price) weatherproofing.

So if you are an enthusiast or hobbyist, then I'd say the obvious choice here is the D7000.

Your 50 1.4 and 70-200 2.8 are two very, very good lenses. Don't worry about the increased pixels of the 5200 ... it's how the camera handles each one of those pixels that matters, and how you interface with the actual camera (more buttons=quicker easier usage).

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Re: Nikon D7000 of D5200
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2012, 09:57:44 am »
The D7000 is where the Nikon range starts getting serious. You have shortcut buttons for all primary and secondary functions and you interface with the top LCD (which the D5200 doesn't have). The rear LCD is purely for looking at images, or accessing the menus. Furthermore the D7000 will focus older Nikon AF lenses (not an issue for you at all), the 5200 won't. It has a huge array of tricks up its sleeve that the D5200 can't even dream of. The kit lens supplied with the D7000 (although you can also buy body only) is much better than the rubbish they'll bundle with the 5200. In terms of construction the D7000 is partly magnesium alloy. Bigger, a little heavier but will take a lot more abuse and has reasonable (for its price) weatherproofing.

:thumleft: :thumleft: Aahhhh. Now this is what I have been looking for. I have searched the net and could not find this in any of the comparisons. Tech specs does not tell the whole story.

Thanks for this. I will go and look at the D7000. Probably with the 18-105 lens.
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Re: Nikon D7000 of D5200
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Re: Nikon D7000 of D5200
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2012, 10:30:02 am »
Thanks Haasdaas. SACamera is a bit cheaper but then ODP has got the Hannel batterygrip that is cheaper than the Nikon one at SACamera.

Katx, Radiolens and B&H Photo is both more expensive. The same with Kalahari.
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Re: Nikon D7000 of D5200
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2012, 11:58:28 am »
ODP has got a second hand D7000 body with the extra nikon battery grip. Gonna take that one.
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Re: Nikon D7000 of D5200
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2012, 12:58:25 pm »
ODP has got a second hand D7000 body with the extra nikon battery grip. Gonna take that one.

The Nikon-made grips are always a better bet.
 

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Re: Nikon D7000 of D5200
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2012, 10:16:17 pm »
If you look at prize alone,nothing beats a D7000,excellent high ISO performance and the list goes on.

Enjoy a great camera.