The Low prices for the D5100 point to the imminent release of the Nikon D5200.
There is nothing like a fire sale of a current model to suggest that a newer version just around the corner. The prices for the D5100 have been steadily dropping for the past six months and that, combined with the growing rumor frenzy about the forthcoming D5200, can only suggest strongly that the launch of the Nikon D5200 is imminent.
However, if you can’t wait, the Nikon D5100 is still a class act and is dirt cheap with great deals everywhere.
Buyers in the UK can get a D5100 with 18-105mm VR lens from Jessops for only £580, whilst the body alone is offered for £425. If you prefer Warehouse Express, you can get a D5100 with 18-55mm VR and 55-200mm Lenses for under £700.
Tigerdirect.com are in a similar bracket, selling a D5100 with 18-55mm lens for $650. Even the smaller dealers are getting in on the act with Cameta.com, offering a body for under $550 and some great kit deals for between $610 and $1,580.
Surely all this activity around the D5100 suggests that the Nikon D5200 is just over the horizon? I know some people think that the sales of the D5100 have been affected by the launch of the superb D3200, but Nikon aren’t so foolish to scupper one of their top models with another. You can be sure that they knew what was going to replace the D5100 well before they launched the D3200.