Are you looking for a camera to mark your Christmas moment? Nikon D5200 could be a DSLR camera that you should mention first. The combination of a 24.1MP newly developed DX-Format CMOS sensor with ISO range : 100 – 6400 (expendable to equivalent of ISO 25600) and a fast EXPEED3 image processor (like what D4 camera has), Multi-CAM4800DX AF sensor with 39 focus points (like what D7000 has), Scene Recognition System with a 2016-pixel RGB sensor, and D-Movie features guarantees you can memorize your Christmas precisely and never miss each moment in high quality result in both still images and video, up to Full HD 1080p 60i/50i video recording.
In addition, the D5200 features Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder, a built-in microphone, a built-in flash, SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot, Hi-Speed USB, HDMI, a 3.5mm stereo mini-pin jack, and so on.
The reason why Nikon D5200 DSLR camera is a right camera for your Christmas moment, because this camera is going to come right before the moment in December 2012 with the availability of red color (other colors option: black and bronze) and affordable price in its class, less than $1,000 (not officially announced yet) with close to D4 class in performance. Have you ever see Santa wear other than red jacket?