The Nikon D5200 is a lot of camera for the price.
The Nikon D5200 is a lot of camera for the money. My primary camera is the incomparable Nikon D700. I bought the D5200 for a lighter travel camera that has not disappointed me in the least bit. The dynamic range is amazing even though Nikon does not advertise this specification for the D5200. There is one item that is an inconvenience. When setting the camera in the 2 sec self timer mode, the camera resets after every shot back to normal. The solution is to buy the optional ML L3 remote and use the camera in the delay mode with remote. When shooting with the remote the camera does not reset to normal after every shot. This the way to go when shooting the the Bracket mode to manually create HDRs later in post or HDR program mode (JPEG Only). When the D5200 is put in the hands of a seasoned SLR owner, the D5200 can result in some amazing pictures. Note the dynamic range of the image below. Note the clouds and the shadows on the deck of the ship. This is a JPG processed from a RAW image in Aperture.
July 18, 2013
I like my 5200 Nikon for the speed 5 frames per second the 39 autofocus points the 24.1 millions of pixels I boughted the WU-1a Wireless mobile Adapter great control remote , the 55-300 lenses now I saving for my flash Nikon great camera like.
July 15, 2013
Excelent image quality on a DX format
Before buy my D5200 I've read a lot about which should be the best choice in my case. I'm a newcomer to digital photograph world so I thought: why not get the most advanced DSLR for entry level. So, I did it.
The only one cons is that the d5200 don't have a focus motor on body which makes the lens to work with autofocus be more expensive.
But pros is quality image, it's very quick between one click and another, the interface is very friendly.
And, how I'm just starting on photograph world, the cons isn't a big problem because I'll probably buy few lens on the next two years.
July 12, 2013
Great way to get into photography!
This is my first DSLR camera and i love it! It's light, user friendly, and effective.
July 6, 2013
2 thumbs up
The D5200 is a great camera, it's easy to use [auto mode] and challenging at the same time [manual mode]. Lots of features, amazingly clear images and the video quality is stunning as well. The WU-1a Wireless Adapter is convenient. Both the 18-55 lens and the 55-300 lens are super. In the past few weeks I've taken over 1,000 pictures - I love my Nikon!
June 27, 2013
Good by canon and sony
This is my first Nikon camera and won't be my last. This is by far the best. Easy to point and shoot .
Read the owner manual, adjusted the settings to my liking, and starting shooting. Can't wait to purchase accessories.
June 22, 2013
best camera in the world
best camera in the world Nikon d5200 is a great camera
and la great picture great image great video resolution
June 21, 2013
Bought this camera in April. Needed a hobby and have always been interested in photography. The photos I have made with no real advanced knowledge of the cameras capabilities have been awesome. I bought a macro lens in May and made a few pictures which I was really impressed with then I broke my arm. I am just now able to use the computer again. I'm a little afraid to pick up my camera yet, but I'm certainly ready to get back to it. Love the camera and all the Nikon accessories I have purchased so far.
June 20, 2013
Lovely Camera. Great For First Time Digital SLR Users!
I bought this after i graduated high school. i've never owned a digital SLR and always dreamed of owning one. This is a lovely camera for any first time SLR users. i've only owned and used high-end cameras (for those who don't know, digital cameras that you can change aperture and shutter speed but no detachable lens) and find this camera very easy to use and understand. i was able to get the hang of it within 2 days. the photo quality is stunning as is the video. it fits perfectly in my hands and is very comfortable to use. i have to say i am quite addicted to mine at the moment. one thing i love about it is that a completely drained battery will charge in about 1hr and 30 min. it's amazing. i also love the cool little effects you can choose from. the selective color effect is my favorite. its fun and really easy to use. in the scene part i like the 'food scene' the most. it gives vibrant colors and high details. i really am just madly in love with this camera. it's everything i could ever ask for or want in a camera. i plan on taking this to college with me, and maybe even use it in the future when i (hopefully) become a professional. i would HIGHLY recommend this to anyone new in the digital SLR world. i really love this camera.
June 11, 2013
Great features for the price!
During the last several months, I have been looking for a new camera with more megapixels, and shooting videos at 1080p. I looked at several brands (Cannon and Olympus) before I stumbled on the Nikon D5200. Since this was the only camera with great features, I decided to give it a try.
For the last three weeks, I had a great deal of buyers remorse because the camera was too advanced for me. As a result, I learned there are valuable resources available for the D5200. For the last three weeks, I have watched numerous Youtube videos, read lots of great reviews, downloaded manuals and reference materials from Amazon. Now, I am looking forward to learning more about my new camera and how to take some great looking pictures.
June 9, 2013
Recently took a huge step up from 'point and shoot' to the D5200. Although I have very limited experience, after watching a few short videos I felt very comfortable with the basic operation of the camera. There are so many features and functions it is almost overwhelming but I am looking forward to trying each and every one of them. The picture quality is amazing. Extremely pleased with my purchase.
May 29, 2013
Love every thing about it.
I recently purchased this camera and since have enjoyed every picture it has given me. I am pretty much an amateur when it comes to experience. The only experience I've had with DSLRs was when I was a sales associate at Best Buy, back then I remember the D50 and the D40 were out. I messed around with them in the store just to familiarize myself with them a bit and thats when I started getting a bit more interested in them. A few years later and a new baby in my life I decided to finally purchase a DSLR over the point-and-shoot style after a few expensive trips to a photography studio. I purchased my D5200 with the kit that included both the 18-55 and 55-300mm lenses. I also purchased the 35mm f/1.8 AF-S, a 50mm f/1.8D, and a copy of Photoshop. Every time that I take my camera out and start taking pictures I never get disappointed with the results. The shutter speed has been able to capture some great pictures when my son is playing and taking him sight seeing and being able to take pictures of how amazed he has been at the time is priceless. The details this camera produces is amazing, I've been able to crop images and get just what I want without losing any clarity, and ease of use has made it easy even for my wife to use on its different modes. I've enjoyed using this camera very much and would recommend it to anyone. I see this camera sticking with me for a long time.
May 27, 2013
Excellent all-round DSLR
This is a fantastic Advanced-beginner DSLR. The main reason I like it is the advanced features packed in a relatively small camera to a very good price.
May 25, 2013
This camera is a very good advanced beginner camera, it take very good photos
May 21, 2013
Wonderful & Amazing
I already bought some 5 Nikon cameras:
and now it was my last
this camera is excellent, exceeds your expectations! Beautiful pictures, the camera is beautiful, fast and does an excellent job!
I lost my camera on a trip and now I need to save money and buy another!
But for those who can buy! Buy and you'll be happy
May 9, 2013
Great Camera, Worth every penny!
This Camera is awesome, with a high pixel density and its amazing HD 60i 1080p video recording, you will take extraordinary pictures and videos. If you are going to buy a feflex camera and do not want to spend a huge amount, this will be the best option. It's functions will allow you to take professional photos. Nikon will never dissapoint costumers!
May 1, 2013
I would like to share how I made decision to buy this product. I went to Nikon Store to buy NIKKOR 35mm fixed lens for my D3000 and saw D5200 in showcase. I was already aware of this camera and its features from Nikon website when I was researching on lenses. I asked the sales person for demo. By taking few shots and trying it on the effects mode, I made the decision that this will be my next camera.
I bought D5200 along with NIKKOR 35mm 1.8 & NIKKOR 55-300 VR II.
Its been few days now I have been using this camera. Honestly, this is a good camera for amateurs. It has 39 focus point which will not let you miss the subject. It gives you many predefined shooting modes. The rubber grips on the body gives a good hold on the camera plus its light weight.
One thing that I felt was its speed of shooting in live view. it takes a bit to show the captured picture on the screen while shooting in live view. For me, it doesn't matter as I use the screen in low and high angles and in effects mode while for shooting I use the viewfinder.
I would also like to thank other users to post their valuable comments because it helps a lot in deciding, as it did in my case me.
For those of you who have this camera in your option list; my recommendation, this camera will not let you down.
April 16, 2013
Amazing quality in a "prosumer level" DSLR!
I had the D5100 for a little over a year before it got stolen from me on the street in Africa! After I got a settlement from my insurance, I decided to fork out a little more money for the D5200, and I was not disappointed a bit! I use my camera mostly for video, and I was super stoked to see that they added an audio level meter! I also love the fact that you can more finely adjust audio levels inside the camera! They added 60fps at 1280x720 which is amazing for slow motion, and one reason I decided to upgrade! The 24.1 megapixels may seem like overkill to some, but I think it's great to have when you need to do some tight cropping. It maintains it's quality through and through. I'd definitely recommend getting some nice prime lens action on this thing because that's when the quality really shines! The kit lens will only give you average results in most cases. I'd definitely recommend this camera, especially if you are more into videography!
April 6, 2013
Perfect for Beginners to Pros
For the beginner and pros it can take some time getting adjusted to where the settings and button placements are, but it is worth it once you do. Being a photojournalist for ten years it has always been about the angles. With the articulated screen, it cuts the time and effort it takes to get low and high angle shots. For the professionals like me, you shouldn't be dissuaded by the size or loads of automatic features. You can still operate the camera with normal full manual controls. The sensor is highly accurate with a phenomenal duplication of the lighting conditions. For the beginner, it can take away all the hassle of adjusting for the correct exposure, and allow the individual to focus on perfecting composition techniques. This camera is hands down the most versatile and capable camera I have used in a long time. Even if this camera doesn't feel like a traditional "professional series" camera, it can certainly hang with them. As far as the video portion is concerned, I have only just started to play with it. From what little I have seen it produces excellent clarity. The only downside I have found is if you need to change subjects and have to re-focus, the servos in the lens will be clearly audible in the video.
March 31, 2013
A Great Camera for a Reasonable Price
I bought this camera a couple of weeks ago after owning a D5100 for a few months. Te comparison betwen the two of them goes from sea to sky. A real great camera for photo enthusiast! From here I will move only to the D800.
March 16, 2013
First DSLR and taking a beginner's Digital Photography Class
I have had this camera for almost 2 months. I am taking a beginner's Digital Photography class and even my teacher, a professional photographer, was impressed at this camera. I haven't had the chance to play with the video aspect, but if you have children this camera is AMAZING when it comes to shutter speed (even on standard Auto mode).
The quality of the shots and the trueness of the colors
The effects are fun to play with
The internal photo editing is really decent for some basic stuff
Color (lol I have the red, and its so pretty!)
Nikon quality in general. It is well made!
The software! For a student, this is really nice because for the lens adjusting it shows you digitally what the lens if you move it one direction is actually doing. Also, the white balance, flash, iso, etc they give you pictures to show you what that setting will do! Unlike other brands that have the same adjustments, you have to take a picture to see what that setting will do. With the new Nikon software thats in the camera it shows you right on the screen. Definitely a time saver!
The screen. It took me a little bit to get used to it. My Nikon P100 moved but not like this. The screen flips out to the left of the camera and flips all the way around and can be snapped back so you can see the screen. It is not touch screen but no complaints about that. I didn't feel that I was missing anything.
The remote to take pictures (the one with the toggle and remote that has channels on it) not diggin' the price of $250.00.
The info button gets used a lot and you have to remember which button (memory or info) gets you to the right menu or spot to change things.
The Function button (Fx) haven't needed to use it, and kind of pointless imo.
For an advanced beginner camera this is amazing. I can grow with this camera as I learn and I wouldn't trade it for the world. I am enjoying learning with this camera and finding out how many things I can do with it.
March 11, 2013
Short & sweet... This is an amazing camera... Love my new D5200!
February 18, 2013
I have had the camera for three days. Last night I set up to do a sunset pic of the Dallas skyline. I have shot these skyline sunsets numerous times the last couple of years with my Olympus and Nikon D5000. The D5200 image resolution was spectacular. It was all I hoped for. I haven't had time to put the camera through more extensive tests, but my first impression is that it is very easy to use and delivers super images. Within the next couple of days I will shoot the same evening skyline with my D5200 and my Leica M8. I'm very interested to see how they compare. I don't intend to use it for video. The only thing I care about is image quality -- resolution and color. I have been actively involved in photography as part of my job and hobby since 1962. I was lucky (or cursed) to have started with a Zeiss Ikon Contaflex.
February 17, 2013
What a value!
I had been looking at the D5100 for a long time and never could pull the trigger. I am sooo glad I waited. My brother-n-law has the D7000 and so I knew how great his pictures turned out. I wanted the vari angle monitor so the D7000 was out. Well my friends the D5200 is a D7000 in disguise. Same 24MP, Same image sensor and same processing engine. Lacks two disk cards and weather tight sealing, but for the money difference of $400-$500 I would choose the D5200 all day long. The pictures are fantastic. I did purchase the ME-1 mic as I shoot a lot of video and the sound for what I do is great. I am in a photography group and I put my pictures up against the full frame bad boy D800 of a friend and I still stand tall!
February 15, 2013
great features in small package !!
The camera is the best out there for the price point. The ISO capabilities are great in low light situations. The multitude of focus points allows you to create amazing shots. This camera far surpasses my expectations for what I expected. Overall wonderful camera for wonderful price :)
January 25, 2013
The only thing that could make it perfect would be more points in the viewfinder and a slightly faster shutter speed. I use my camera mostly for sports and high-dynamic photos so shutter speed is important, but I would not want to sacrifice the quality of the photo which the more expensive cameras do. The clarity and color depth is amazing.
July 7, 2013
Totaly satisfied, loads better than my d40 excellent low light performance I originaly bought the 3200 which was also great , but didn't have all the features I wanted. Focus system is crazy fast and accurate. And pics can be cropped and cropped and still maintain great detail.
February 3, 2013
Todo que necesitas para enamorar con fotografía
Con su diseño compacto y ligero, la gran gama de objetivos nikkor, hacen de esta máquina una divertida y productiva herramienta, pocas veces dos cosas de juntan así de bien, ya sea para street photo, foto documental en la selva con su ráfaga de fotogramas o un acercamiento silencioso en un concierto sinfónico, la nikon 5200 os dejara encantados, saludos desde México
November 4, 2013
Comprei recentemente a câmera e não tive decepção alguma, qualidades de fotos excelentes mesmo para a lente que vem nela, ótima de utilizar, intuitiva e prática, não é pesada então não cansa de segurar ela e encaixa bem na mão, vale a pena comprar.
September 29, 2013
Muy buena cámara, aunque muchos han criticado que es puramente para mas ventas y ganar al mercado contra lo que son sony y canon, tiene las características suficientes para quienes quieren un poco más de una D5100, y es que tiene parte de la D7000, eso si, para uso rudo no se puede usar, como misma D7000 puede
February 7, 2013