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Transforming everyday sights into images that move us.

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Shooting photos and videos is about more than capturing memories. A great camera brings your creative vision to life with striking clarity. The Nikon D5200 is exactly that type of camera—an exceptional HD-SLR designed to draw exciting new perspectives out of everyone who shoots it. Optimized for creativity, streamlined for flexibility, it'll awaken your passion and inspire some of the most spectacular photos and videos you've ever captured.
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Showcase your artistry

Vari-angle display, built-in HDR, special effects and filters

Creativity and flexibility were considered in every aspect of the D5200. It has a 921,000-dot Vari-angle display that lets you shoot from just about any position—hold the camera overhead for a view above a crowd, at ground level for an interesting close-up of a flower, or just enjoy easier video recording and self portraits. For shots that have both very dark and very bright areas, D5200 includes built-in HDR (high-dynamic range). It takes two shots at different exposures and blends them into one amazing image. And an exciting collection of built-in effects and filters opens new possibilities for expression: isolate a single color, explore black & white, posterize, miniaturize—the creative techniques pros spend years mastering are now conveniently at your command.
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Capture life's brilliance

24.1 MP DX-format CMOS sensor and renowned NIKKOR lenses

Perhaps your greatest inspiration will be the spectacular quality of every photo and video you shoot with the D5200. Its highly sensitive 24.1-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor captures your vision with lifelike brilliance—marvel at the vibrant colors and razor-sharp detail, even in low light. Legendary NIKKOR lenses, marvels of clarity and quality, are the perfect companion for the D5200, drawing peak performance out of the sensor. Our intelligent Scene Recognition System compares your shot against an onboard database for optimum exposure, and EXPEED 3, the processing power in our acclaimed D4, makes it all happen in an instant.
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Share your creations in an instant

Optional WU-1a Wireless Adapter for Wi-Fi photo sharing and camera control

The thrill of creating a great photo is topped only by the excitement of sharing it. With the D5200, you'll have many great photos to share, so we made it easy. Just add the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter and instantly transfer your shots to a smartphone or tablet via Wi-Fi. Then share your favorites online as usual: email them, upload them to your favorite social networks or photo-sharing site like Nikon's my Picturetown. You can even use your smartphone or tablet as an external “live view” monitor to see what the camera sees and fire the shutter—perfect for getting into photos instead of always shooting them.

Note: These functions require an Android or iOS device and Nikon's free Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility app, available on Google Play and the iTunes App Store.
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Take your vision to video

High-quality Full HD (1080p) video recording capabilities

The D5200 includes Nikon's latest innovations for creating beautiful videos with virtually no choppiness. D-Movie mode now features Full HD 1080p 60i for visibly smoother sequences, a first for Nikon HD-SLRs. Full-time-servo AF (AF-F) and subject-tracking AF work together to keep moving subjects sharp and in focus, and face-priority AF instantly detects and tracks up to 35 faces in a scene. D5200 also has a built-in stereo microphone that can be controlled automatically or manually via 20 incremental steps, another first for Nikon HD-SLRs. Whether you shoot short clips or cinema-style movies, the D5200 makes it easy to take your projects to the next level.
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Ultra-fast, accurate shooting

No matter where your subject is within the frame, the D5200’s 39-point wide-area autofocus system keeps it in focus so you can fire up to 5 fps. 3D Subject Tracking, powered by a 2,016-pixel RGB sensor, locks onto your subject and tracks it with exceptional accuracy. Improvements to the D5200's optical viewfinder make it easier to identify and capture fast-moving subjects, even when panning the camera.
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Included 18-55mm NIKKOR lens

When asked why they choose Nikon gear, pros and serious shooters consistently mention NIKKOR lenses among their reasons. The D5200 comes equipped with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens—an excellent lightweight, multipurpose lens for nearly all shooting situations and an ideal match for the camera's DX-format sensor.
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Simple, intuitive operation

You'll be at home with the D5200 in no time. Using visual representations of each setting to show you exactly what's changing with each adjustment, a redesigned display groups your most frequently adjusted camera settings for faster access.
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Long range remote control

Whether you're shooting a group portrait (that includes you) or an intricate macro shot, a remote control is one of the most convenient accessories you can have. The new WR-R10 and WR-T10 Wireless Remote Controllers communicate using radio frequencies instead of Infrared, so you'll have control even when there's no direct line of sight between devices.

A hobby that grows with you

Nikon’s HD-SLR system is endlessly expandable. From legendary NIKKOR lenses and Nikon Speedlights, your system can grow with you.


WI-FI COMPATIBILITY

This camera's Wi-Fi® capability using the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Wireless Mobile Utility application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.
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Great Beginners/ Advanced Beginners Purchase When I purchased the D5200, I had never owned a DSLR or even a point and shoot, but I had done thorough research and figured out that this was the camera for me. This camera far exceeded my expectations: the 24 MP captures immense detail, the 1080p/60 fps recording is awesome (the fps is high enough to even get a little slow mo action going), the flip out screen is nice for those up high/ down low shots, and the list goes on. I was (and still am) very happy with my purchase, and my photography skills have gotten better as I have kept shooting. It might be time to step it up to the 7000 series and (eventually) to a full frame (D600?) .. Pros: 24 MP Flip out screen 1080p/60 fps video (with full shutter/aperture controls) 5 fps Color choices makes it more fun Perfect fit in the hand Easy interfaces/menus Nice button placements Nice Image Quality Cons: -BUFFER SIZE - only 6-7 RAW photos before the buffer gets filled.. This may not be a problem for everyone, but for people doing action/sports photography, this is kind of a drag -ISO noise - seems evident at even as low as 800 ISO -Live View kind of lags a little bit: takes a bit to switch to LV, a while to focus, etc.. but its LV so what can you expect.. -Flash button gets pushed alot accidentally while trying to change ISO, or just when changing grip -Can't change aperture size while in Live View In the end, the cons are just small things, and the pros greatly outweigh them. This is still an awesome camera April 5, 2014
Excellent Entry Level DSLR If you are looking for a decent entry level DSLR, this is it. Very good picture quality, compatible to wide variety of Nikkor lenses to suite your requirement. Camera has just the perfect grip and user friendly inter-phase and so high value for your money. It's better than D5300 and D7100 even, if you consider the specs and the difference in price. March 14, 2014
Amazing Product For An Amazing Cost I am a beginner action sports photographer. I got this camera as a gift and immediately started shooting. Its fast burst mode and easy settings interface make it a perfect camera. I recommend this camera to anyone getting into photography and is looking to pursue it seriously. March 3, 2014
Great DSLR camera - fantastic features for cost. Get to really know the D 5200 as it has lots of fast features to use. Once you are aligned with camera operations, you can get 4 to 5 lenses - with the savings from NOT buying the FX bigger brothers. Start taking fantastic pictures AFTER you are able to really know your camera. February 4, 2014
Looks small and lite but packs a big punch I started shooting Nikon in 1968 and after Fe2s',FG-20, N8008, N70, F4, and F5 this is serious relief. A bit reluctant to join the digital revolution but glad I did. This camera is great for beginner or pro and the features have all been listed in previous reviews. I have logged, indexed and mounted probably 10000 images with a typewriter and word processor now its recorded for me. I'm not a fan of the menu system myself, but its a small inconveinence. Anyone wanting to transition from film to digital this is a good start. Next stop for me is the FX format. December 25, 2013
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What teleconverters can work on the D5200?

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I doubt very much if the ever will, apart from the it not being able to fit due to the design of the rear of the lens it would just make it way too slow, it would turn the 3.5-5.6 into, with a 1.4 tc, 4.9-7.9 which in most cases would be unusable.
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No, it will not fit that lens.
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The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR.

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All depends on what lens you intend using.
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UC-E06 vs UC-E17 USB Cable for D5200

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What is the difference between UC-E06 and UC-E17 USB Cable? Can I use UC-E06 with D5200.
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Here is a link to the D5200 system chart, you can look for yourself, it shows either is the correct cable.
http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d5200/compatibility01.htm

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Positive, look at the picture,
http://nikonsa.co.za/en_ZA/products/product_details.page?sParamValueLbl=Accessories&sParam1ValueLbl=SLR&sSubnav2ParamLbl=Connectivity&sSubnav3ParamLbl=USB+Cable+UC-E17&ParamValue=Accessories&Subnav1Param=SLR&Subnav2Param=SLR+Connectivity&Subnav3Param=Data&RunQuery=l4&ID=9400108
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D5200 usb connector is not mini USB unless I'm missing something. Old cell phone have mini usb and new cell phones have micro usb. Are you shure?
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Yes, any USB to mini USB cable will work, they are all generic.
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I just want to post my pictures immediately :(

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Do I have to buy a separate WiFi adaptor to be able to share my photos with my iphone?? Better yet, can't we have a cord that could transfer between the 2 so I can do it without wifi??? Surely in this day and age...
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You could get an EyeFi SD card?
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The adapter that comes with the camera broadcast its own wifi signal and connects with your phone. I have an iPhone, and once the signal is picked up by the phone, I use the Nikon wireless app and you have instant access to a remote for taking pictures, viewing the pictures that are on your camera and uploading them to your phone.
 
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You can use the wireless WU-1a to transfer to your iphone, no real need for a cable.
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you can transefer to computer by camera cable (usb) then transfer to your phone by phone cable
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When is the 18-105 VR lens kits going to be available for purchase with the D5200?

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Nikon does not currently have an expected availability date for the D5200 kit with 18-105 lens.

The D5200 kit with 18-55 lens is now available and the 18-105 lens is available separately.
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I don't what country you are in, but in the US it is available at B&H photo.
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What is the f-stop range on the 5200?

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Trying some shots last night, if I zoomed into 55mm, I was able to get f-36. I believe the previous answer refers to 18mm.
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I assume your talking about the 18-55mm kit lens supplied. It has a range of f/3.5 max aperture to f/22 min aperture.
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is this a good camera for taking Baseball pictures, at night with no flash???

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I'ma sports photographer for our local weekly paper, and i cover the High School Baseball games. I can't use flash during the games, and most of the high school fields are low, to very low light. so most of my photos arent to great. would this be a good camera to use? since it has a high ISO?
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No. I'd recommend you to use a full-frame camera with a telephoto lens. I'd recommend the D800 with a 70-300, because its high pixel count will let you crop the images A LOT without losing resolution and low noise high ISO means you can take photos at ISO 3200 and you won't get a single grain of noise.
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No, This is an entry level camera. A decent low budget sport camera would be D7000 D7100, D300s, D700, and you will need a lens like the 70-200mm F/2.8. Its excellent for sports.
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Problems with memory cards?

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The first time I went to shoot a baseball game with my new d5200, I took some test shots from the parking lot as I was walking. I noticed immediately that it wasn't writing anything to the memory card, so I went back to my car and switched cards and didn't have any more problems.

I have since done a lot of shooting with this camera, including using it as a backup for a wedding that I was second shooter for. Never had any issues with it until today.

I shot another baseball game and got a lot of great pics. The game went into extra innings, and when a kid scored the winning run, I started firing away for the celebration shots. I thought I had some great ones. The shutter was firing like normal, and I could see the AF working, yet when I tried to review my shots, they weren't there. I took two more shots and again there was nothing. I took the card out and put it back in, and then the d5200 finally started writing to the card again. It was too late by then, so I missed all the celebration shots.

The first card that gave me trouble was a PNY 16gb. The second card was a SanDisk Ultra 32gb, which I have been using for the last week with no problems. I still had about 500 shots left, so I know the card wasn't full. Has anyone encountered this problem before? I've used higher-end cameras like the d300, 600, and 7000 in the past and have never seen a camera do this.
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Thanks for the response. I have continued shooting with the SanDisk 32 SDHC as well as the 16gb version of the same card. So far this problem has not happened again, so hopefully it was just a random glitch.
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Sandisk 32G SDHC cards are included on the approved list of memory cards for the D5200 but PNY cards are not approved. If the Sandisk Ultra 32G card is not an SDHC card please try a card from the approved list to see if this resolves the issue. This list can be found on page 211 of the D5200 manual. A copy of the D5200 manual can be downloaded from this address:
https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...

If the Sandisk Ultra 32G card that you were using is an SDHC type card, or if trying another card from the approved list doesn't resolve this issue, then please contact Nikon Technical Support for further assistance: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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How to activate a histogram on my D5200? (Does it have one?)

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Just after u take picture and when u see the picture in LCD, just press down key in the multiselector switch.
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Please download the users manual and refer to page 149.
https://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/18112/~/user's-manual---d5200
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does the D5200 have a stability control feature?

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what camera in the nikon SLR-digital-video family has this as a built in feature in the same price range?
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Nikon does not have stability control built into their DSLR cameras. Select Nikon lenses have vibration control built in, it is called VR.
http://imaging.nikon.com/history/scenes/16/
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Is the ME-1 the only external mic that will work with a D5200?

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I am trying to find information on the external mic jack for the D5200 I just bought. Does it work with other mics than the ME-1? Does it require phantom power with other mics? There is absolutely zero info on this mic jack and I need to know if I need to send this back and get a different camera. Anyone, anyone?
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I verified with another cable. Yes, the D5200 will work with other microphones via the 1/8" (3.5mm) external mic jack. The mic I used did have power via a 9 volt battery. There is no phantom power supplied by the camera itself. YMMV
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We cannot speak on the compatibilities of third party microphones for the D5200 however the ME-1 is compatible with the D5200.
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