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01-28-2013, 12:48 AM   #1
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Nikon D5200 taking the crown of best APS-C sensor?

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DxOMark - Nikon D5200: New sensor and new leader

DxOMark - Compare cameras side by side

interestingly the D5200 sensor is manufactured by Toshiba.

I am curious to wait CP+ to see if Pentax has something to show...

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Interesting. The K-5 is so close that it's probably within measurement error, though.
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Don't forget the D5200 is a 24MP...
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See this thread for more:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/non-pentax-cameras-canon-nikon-etc/212357...-dxo-mark.html

My best guess would be that Pentax's K-5 successor will feature this sensor. We probably won't see it at CP+ given that the K-5 II just came out, though.


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See this thread for more:
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My best guess would be that Pentax's K-5 successor will feature this sensor. We probably won't see it at CP+ given that the K-5 II just came out, though.
Hi Adam,

sorry for the repost.

Do you think Pentax will add/change supplier for sensor?
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Hi Adam,

sorry for the repost.

Do you think Pentax will add/change supplier for sensor?
No clue- only time will tell. It's fairly likely that they'll end up using the same one. Nikon will probably come out with a D7100 when Pentax launches their K-5 successor.

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I have had a shot of the d5200 on friday, It dose have a wonderful sensor but its white balance is all over the place, some shots were very warm and others were VERY cold. the autofocus is very good though
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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
Interesting. The K-5 is so close that it's probably within measurement error, though.
Basically, the dynamic range and high iso scores are equivalent, but the D5200 has 8 extra megapixels. Sounds like a good sensor to me.

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Sure, but keep in mind its much newer technology. It would be pretty terrible if it was worse. But Pentax squeezed the most performance out of that 16MP sensor, more than Sony and Nikon (in terms of ISO, noise), so we can hope that they will squeeze the most out of whatever new tech they use next
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I'm actually surprised to see that the top APS-C performer is actually in a "consumer" camera.

I would expect the best sensor to be in something in the d90, d300, or d7000 series. Again, the 3200 had a much higher pixel count than the D7000...maybe Nikon wants every "prosumer" to migrate to the D600, getting the chance to sell more FX lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by HSV Quote
I'm actually surprised to see that the top APS-C performer is actually in a "consumer" camera.

I would expect the best sensor to be in something in the d90, d300, or d7000 series. Again, the 3200 had a much higher pixel count than the D7000...maybe Nikon wants every "prosumer" to migrate to the D600, getting the chance to sell more FX lenses.
The D7000 series simply hasn't been refreshed yet. It still has many features that are missing in the lower end models. Nikon is notorious for artificially crippling their lower end cameras.

It is interesting to see them moving outside Sony. Sony has been the king of sensors for awhile now, and the improvements have started to stagnate a bit. It will be nice to have some more players to push things forward.

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It is really odd that neither Nikon or Canon has updated the D7000/D300s/7D lines. Really seems like they are pushing with their uttmost get folks into full frame (I suppose because those lenses are more expensive than the APS-C lenses). Used to be that APS-C got up dated twice for every one time that full frame got an up date (18 month versus 3 year cycle).
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
It is really odd that neither Nikon or Canon has updated the D7000/D300s/7D lines. Really seems like they are pushing with their uttmost get folks into full frame (I suppose because those lenses are more expensive than the APS-C lenses). Used to be that APS-C got up dated twice for every one time that full frame got an up date (18 month versus 3 year cycle).
Maybe, they sure did make the D600 enticing over the holidays, but in Canon's case, I think their problem is using their own sensors. They haven't had a breakthrough in their sensors in many years; and the 6d is not as attractive as the D600.
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Maybe, they sure did make the D600 enticing over the holidays, but in Canon's case, I think their problem is using their own sensors. They haven't had a breakthrough in their sensors in many years; and the 6d is not as attractive as the D600.
Absolutely. I think they are hell-bent on selling as many full frames as possible, even if it means slashing prices to the bone. If they came out with too much of a D7000/D300s update, it could cut into sales of both the D600 and the D800. Not everyone who wants a nicer body necessarily needs full frame, but with Nikon, there isn't too much middle ground.
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