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If you’ve got a Nikon D5100, D5200, D3100, or D3200 as well as a P7700, then you’ve got some updating to do. But no, you’re not getting a massive firmware update. Instead, this one has to do with juice.

The new firmware update brings with it more accurate battery life readings in addition to the battery life performance being optimized to allow the user to get more from one charge.

In all honesty, Nikon didn’t need this. When we reviewed these cameras, we found the battery life to be incredible. But now it’s even better.

Via Nikon Rumors


Nikon’s D5200 is targeted at the middle end of the consumer pool–meaning that it will give you more features or is just for a more experienced user. As a previous owner of the Nikon D5100, it’s only natural that I’d review its successor. At its heart, this camera has a 24.1MP ASP-C sized sensor with a 1.5x crop factor–effectively multiplying a focal length. It takes SD cards, has a 95% viewfinder, can shoot at up to 1/4000th, 5fps shooting, 3D color matrix metering, has a maximum ISO output of 6400 natively, and has 39 focusing points.

Seriously, what’s not to love about a camera with this much power?

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Essentials the Thrifty Timelapser (1 of 7)ISO 1001-1000 sec at f - 4.0

Essentials is a brand new series where we round up specially curated kits for different photographers in different situations. Other items could surely be substituted, but these are what we personally recommend.

Time lapsers love to get super technical and uber geeky about their creations. But we all need to start somewhere and some of us will need to reach for lower hanging fruit at one point or another. And as creatives, we also need to remember that it’s not always about the gear. By using a very minimalist kit, one can create a mesmerizing time lapse if they’ve got the vision and know how to execute it.

For the visionary, the modest creative, or the introductory shooter–here’s our specially curated essential kit.

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Because they can, SquareTrade recently created some content where they dropped a Canon T5i and Nikon D5200 in the rain and on the NYC concrete in front of B&H Photo Video’s store in NYC. But don’t worry! They destroyed perfectly good cameras all in the name of science!

The experiment was done to figure out which would suffer less damage in a fall. And at first it seems like Nikon really took the lead. However, the Canon T5i seemed to have just suffered a slight concussion.

It’s worth it to check out the video. But after you do, we encourage you to go hug your camera.

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Nikon D5200 S1 and J3 first impressions CES 2013 (1 of 17)ISO 16001-180 sec at f - 4.0

At CES 2013, we had the chance to play with the slightly-late-to-the-American-shore Nikon D5200. The camera was announced everywhere else in the world but for some odd reason or another, Nikon decided to only now tell us more about it.

As a previous owner of the D5100, I know that the D5200 still targets the consumer who wants to grow with their camera. So what do I think of the upgrade?


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Interesting news: apparently, the sensor in the new Nikon D5200 DSLR is made by Toshiba. Why is this interesting? Quite simply because in the past Nikon has been putting Sony-made sensors into their higher-end DSLRs, and reviews have shown that these were (are?) class leading. So how come Nikon went to Toshiba for the D5200’s sensor? Well, maybe it’s not so much Nikon that went to Toshiba, but Toshiba that went to Nikon? [click to continue…]