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Nikon to Announce the D5200 within the Next Few Weeks

Nikon has done quite a refresh of its DSLR lineup so far in 2012. It released the D4 as a flagship camera and the D800/D800E as a high-megapixel camera for pros, the D3200 as an entry-level camera for consumers, and the D600 as a more-affordable full-frame DSLR. The company isn’t done yet: Nikon Rumors reports that within the next few weeks, Nikon will be announcing a fifth DSLR: the D5200.

The DX-format camera will replace the current D5100 as the mid-range DSLR for consumers and enthusiasts. Here’s a chart of Nikon’s current DSLR lineup, and an indication of where the D5200 will go:

Specs for the camera include a 24-megapixel CMOS sensor, the same EXPEED 3 processor as the D3200, an ISO range of 100-6,400 (expandable to 25,600), the same 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor as the D600, 5fps continuous shooting, and a 3-inch vari-angle LCD screen that packs 921K dots. By comparison, the D3200 only offers an expanded ISO of 12,800, a 420-pixel RGB metering sensor, and 4fps continuous shooting.

As another indication that a refresh to the D5XXX line is due: the D3200 and D5100 are selling for the exact same price of $596.95 over on Amazon.