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
Excellent DSLR for the money!
This is my 2nd DSLR camera, my first being an entry level Sony Alpha series. What I love about this camera,is how intuitive the controls /settings are once you get used to the menu layout. I'm now able to shoot in manual mode and change settings with button press or two in a heartbeat! The 18-55mm kit lens that came with it is "so-so", but I've bought several lenses since and have achieved spectacular results!
The lens I tend to use as my "go-to" lens is my Nikkor 18-200mm VRII zoom, but my fave is my 50mm F1.8. Image quality using these lenses have absolutely exceeded my expectations.
Next camera purchase will likely be a Nikkon full frame rig. Thanks Nikon!
September 11, 2014
Excellent for beginners and experienced hobbyists!
I recently bought this camera in a Christmas sale and I have been playing around with the settings. I upgraded from a Nikon S8100 point and shoot, and I am having no trouble whatsoever working out how to use it.
Many features for money,
Able to use Nikkor lenses,
Light and compact,
Easy to use,
The stock lense,
Not many, I have not had the camera for long so I have not found many.
December 26, 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
Adquiri uma Nikon D5200 e me surpreendi com os resultados.
A qualidade das imagens é inigualável, as cores são muito vivas. Na zona criativa, especificamente o modo manual, o controle de abertura, velocidade e ISO é fácil e acessível. O LCD de ângulo variável permite uma maior acessibilidade para fotos e vídeos em diversos ângulos.
Sou um iniciante na fotografia, mas sei que com estudo, prática, e com esse excelente equipamento eu terei bons resultados.
Estou completamente satisfeito.
October 31, 2014
Gran Calidad, mucha versatilidad en un tamaño y peso justos ;)
Mi Segunda Reflex, es una cámara que a cumplido con creces lo que esperaba de ella,
ademas la complemente con un lente 50-300 AF-s el que sumado al lente 18-55 que viene con la cámara me da un millón de posibilidades!
Soy Fotógrafo Aficionado y con este equipo he quedado Fascinado....
October 21, 2014
Excelente qualidade de imagem e velocidade
Qualidade de imagem da câmera é excepcional, rápida, cheia de recursos que irão surpreender.
June 27, 2014
De lo mejor!
De lo mejor!
Compre esta cámara y compre un lente más potente y en verdad es la mejor inversión que eh hecho! Toma las mejores fotos y es muy versátil!
Yo soy novato en la fotografía, pero creo que para alguien profesional también le sería de lo más útil
La súper recomiendo!
May 21, 2014
Avant d'acheter la 5200 j'ai regardé les tests et review sur le net et les nombreuses notes positives m'on convaincu. Je l'ai depuis 2 semaines et la qualité des photos et vidéos de cette camera est incroyable. Après m'être familiarisé avec le menu et les fonctions, j'ai pris une centaines de photos et je dois dire que la qualité de construction et la grande maniabilité de la 5200 est vraiment excellente. Légère avec une bonne tenue en main elle se manie avec aisance ce qui n'ai pas toujours le cas des full frame. Je trouve la lentille 18-55mm de très bonne qualité. Je viens de commander le zoom 55-300mm Nikkor VR II pour une utilisation éloigné. Le 5200 est un D7000 avec quelques options en moins et sutout à moindre coût. Je suis un amateur avancé. J'organise un festival de musique et je prendrai entre autre des photos et vidéos de concerts.J'apprécie les options de réglage vidéo du niveau du son (stéréo) et options offerte en mode vidéo 1080p. Cette caméra est tout ce qu'attend le photographe débutant ou avancé. Je compte ajouter un microphone professionel pour une meilleure capture du son. On se familiarise assez rapidement avec les nombreuses fonctions de règlages, automatique et manuel. Je suis hautement satisfait du 5200 c'est une excellente caméra que je recommande. Chapeau Nikon pour ce superbe DSLR !
January 24, 2014
Ótimos recursos com grande praticidade!
Camera de altissimo nível de imagem, disparador rápido, além de leve.
December 26, 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
la hermana pequeña de la d7000
una exelente camara lista para usar en todo momento incorpora funcionalidad de la d5100 con caracteristicas de la d7000 optima para los entry level y para los semi pro ;ahora en color rojo al igual que d3200 con esto nikon pone un parte aguas ya que ninguna marca se a atrevido a inovar colores en este segmento ; kn increibles 24.1 mp libera toda la potencia y potencial del fotografo; esperado ya por muchos y buscada por otros cuantos la d5200 promete tener la exelencia de sus predecesoras ademas del respaldo de los NIKKOR en cuanto optica simplemente genial
January 24, 2013
Good camera in the backwoods when you don't want to take the D600.
Very happy with the durablity. Picture quality is as good or better then some with D600. The menu is easy to follow with features such as sequencial shooting just one button away. Great battery life when not using the LCD screen.
July 15, 2014
Love this Camera!
This is my first DSLR- I had a film camera and a bunch of point and shoots, but this is my first "serious" digital. Simply put, I love it! The settings are all easy to find and use, auto-focus is great (depending on your glass, of course). It's fast, and the size is just right for me. I bought this primarily for travel, and this is small enough I will actually use it, but big enough I don't feel like it's a toy.
The one negative is the kit lens. The 18-55mm VR is garbage. The pictures are soft and the focusing with this lens is awful. Don't get it (unless you really want the red body, like I did)! Get yourself the body only and the 35mm f/1.8 DX lens. It's a great "carry-around" lens. I love it!
February 14, 2014
Awesome camera But there is no panoramic Mode
last week I brought D5200 & feeling great with it. But there i found one reason which made me disappointed. :( there is no panoramic mode in this cam. but still its good for taking landscapes with wide angle lenses because of its amazing 24 megapixels.
But i hope nikon will provide us a firmware update where we can update D5200 to a latest version with Panoramic mode.
December 14, 2013
Excellent Camera at an Excellent Price
This Camera Rocks! It's 2016 RGB sensor is just amazing. The only problem i find is sometimes you will feel that the colors aren't intense as they should be. Though that can be rectified with minor editing. Overall, really nice camera.
August 8, 2013
Easy to Use
Just bought it this month... love the picture quality.
June 13, 2013
So far, great camera
I bought this camera as my entry back into photography. I owned a Vivitar manual SLR film camera about 20 years ago. While there is still a bit of a learning curve, I've been able to take quite a few great pictures. What really excites me about this camera is the ability to switch some of the settings on the fly and capture very similar pictures very quickly.
June 2, 2013
Well designed features and a clear menu on back screen
For the price of this camera it has a lot of capability in a small light body. All my testing so far as been very positive and the images are clear and sharp. The only two items I'd like to see on this sort of model are the following: 1) among the file types, I'd like to see TIFF included, and 2) a connector for a cable release would have been great although I understand that remote triggering is in vogue now.
March 27, 2013
Awesome For Its Price!
I recently was looking for a camera below a thousand dollars, and the d5200 was my choice. The new software is incredible. Hearing about the "Effects" mode, I was not sure how it was going to be, but they really surprised me. Sometimes I find it very hard to navigate through the settings and switch shutter speed. The image quality is great. Since I like to skateboard, I need a fast camera, but when i shoot people quickly movie theres a little distortion. The 39 point autofocus is great, I can always count on my pictures to be nice and clear! The video is great, having the flip out screen really helps to get awesome angles.The main problem I have with this camera is the 18-55mm kit lens, it really disappointed me, but it will do for now. Being a 13 year old, I think this is a great camera for anyone with a budget of a thousand dollars! I haven't been able to shoot much since I got it, but heres an example picture!
February 3, 2013
Best in its price range!
Looking on the market for a new camera i began my research with a budget of a thousand dollars. I soon realized and decided on the d5100 only to my amaze to find that the d5200 just had a release date! I started looking into specs and reviews and found that the d5200 was by far the best quality in the price range. You get that nice nikon build and lenses and lovely interface that doesn't seems to crash. I looked at pentax and found that they are far too bulky and to be blunt UGLY! Pentax simply doesn't have one that that makes you scream for it. Next was sony which based off the specs was the best camera but you soon realize they don't have a wide range for lenses to choose from. Sony also is for the price range using new translucent technology which is great but just not there yet. And last but not least Canon my first choice when starting to looking into the thousand dollar range. I was 100% decided on the t4i Until i went and tried it on the store floor and found its insanely laggy and Crashed in my short time of using it(about a hour i used it taking pics of the store and people). The touch screen is also great but it really seemed to be best for video not photos which if i was buying for video i would buy a VIDEO CAMERA! I looked at the lower cameras from all companies and found none could compete with the nikons or the pentax. The pentax is great and the only thing is has over nikon is the weather resistant body but the you also need the lenses to go along with it which are very expensive. Also weather resistant by any company doesn't mean water resistant i found through my research most will get a rain cover regardless of the camera resistance. No, through all of my reviews and research the nikon has the best in this 800-1000$ price range by far! With all of this mess above you I leave you with what this camera doesn't have which would have been nice that it did. It lacks the weather resistance body which although nice isn't needed, Very few buttons which leaves you with less control over your photo's(Atleast less control unless you go all though the settings where more dials and buttons give you much faster and easier time do change things.). It lacks a pentaprism which is slightly better than the pentamirror, it misses the two SD card storage which is nice to have but not needed, it doesn't have a built in focus motor which is nice to have but unless you have old lenses or plan on buying older cheaper lenses you simply don't need a focus motor in the body. And last the biggest thing is lacks is the 100% viewfinder coverage basically meaning you don't see the full image of what you are shooting. the best in its price range you can still find better if you save just a little more the d7000 has all of what you lose with the d5200 and is almost the same price you simply have to realize that the d7000 is soon to be replaced and also is only 16MP which some people wont like and its alot heavier. I am loving this camera it does exactly what i want it to do and takes amazing quality photo's just realize if you are upgrading it may not be the best choice if you have the option to save a little more. Yet the best option above this class is still outstandingly nikon I hope this helps you decide and hopefully you can understand my mess of writing.
February 1, 2013
A great new addition to my collection
I have owned this product for just 24 hours (purchased on March 30, 2013) and I am already impressed with the many options and upgrades that is camera offers.
Having used the D3000 for over a couple of years I know that the D5200 is the next logical step in my learning experiences.
The only drawback, and a significant one at that, is the exclusion of a depth of field preview. Something a camera which is priced close to $1,000 should have.
March 31, 2013
Utiliser un body de D700 pour la D5200, ce serais une carema ideal pour plusieurs
Je l'ai essayé.... et retourné car dessus de la fragilité du boitier. Excellente caméra pour sa qualité d'image/photo Vraiment, on vois la différence même en basse luminosité. Et le rendu de la vidéo est super.
C'est dommage, s'il avait mit ce genre de capteur et processeur d'image dans une D7000, ce serais la Camera idéal pour les amateur et les professionnel.
February 1, 2013