No Sony sensor inside the Nikon D5200 DSLR, Toshiba is the supplier

NIkon D5200 AF
The Nikon D5200 offers a 39-point AF system with 3D subject tracking mode and EXPEED 3 processing power.

Chipworks, a website mastering the dissecting the of consumer electronics products has teared the Nikon D5200 digital SLR into pieces. The open-heart surgery has unveiled an APS-C sensor of 24 megapixels from Toshiba. A surprise to those who thought that the D5200 and D3200 shared the same sensor.

The site Chipworks has disassembled the Nikon D5200 camera body and, surprisingly enough, found a completely different image sensor than th eone embedded by the D3200 the cameras both offer the same defintion of 24 megapixels. Indeed, if it is a Sony sensor which acts in the Nikon D3200, a Toshiba APS-C CMOS sensor officiates in the new Nikon D5200. Toshiba is not so well-known on the photo market for the supply of image sensors and coexists in the range of Nikon cameras with other manufacturers such as Sony, Aptina, and even Nikon itself. I appreciated the autofocus on the D7000 and found surprising to find it in the D5200 when I first put my hand on th ecamera. (read my Nikon D5200 hands-on preview)

The Nikon D5200 is a DSLR that can be seen as a synthesis of the high-end D7000 to which it borrowed its 39-points autofocus with 3D-tracking AF for example and the D3200 from which it reproduces the overall user interface while adding a swivel screen as all 5000 series from Nikon. This promising successor to the D5100 is currently hitting the shelves and has the effect of lowering the selling price of the D5100 it replaces which is, I believe, currently a great deal.

Check out all information about the Nikon D5200.

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