Nikon D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens
  • 24.1MP DX CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 3 Image Processing Engine
  • 3.0" 921k-Dot Vari-Angle LCD Monitor
  • 39-Point AF System with 9 Cross-Type
  • Full HD Video with Full-Time Servo AF
  • Expandable ISO from 100-25600
  • 5fps Continuous Shooting Rate
  • Scene Recognition System
  • Compatible with WU-1a Wireless Adapter

The Nikon D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens features a 24.1MP DX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3 image processor to produce high quality imagery while delivering fast performance to all camera functions. The combination of these two technologies is a native sensitivity up to ISO 6400, which is then further expandable to ISO 25600. The processing speed of the EXPEED 3 also contributes to a fast continuous shooting rate of 5fps.

A 39-point autofocus system enables the D5200 to acquire precise focus quickly across the image frame, and nine cross-type points are centrally located to give even more accurate focusing abilities to critical subject matter. In regard to exposure handling, a 2,016-pixel RGB sensor is utilized by Nikon's Scene Recognition System to analyze both color and brightness values within a scene to best determine exposure settings as well as white balance, i-TTL, and also focus settings.

HD video recording is supported in multiple frame rates and formats up to full HD 1920 x 1080 at 60fps. Manual exposure control is possible during recording through modifying the shutter speed or ISO settings and continuous auto focusing is also possible when working with the full-time servo AF mode. Audio can be recorded using the built-in stereo microphone or through the use of an optional external microphone, both of which can be manually controlled across 20 levels during recording.

Image playback and live view monitoring is possible with the 3.0" 921k-dot LCD monitor, which features tilt and swivel capabilities for better use at high or low angles. For eye-level viewing, a pentamirror optical viewfinder is built-in for viewing and composing scenes quickly and intuitively.

The D5200 features a variety of built-in imaging technologies, such as Active D-Lighting and HDR capabilities, to further enhance the look of your imagery while shooting. Scene modes, Picture Control, and Special Effects can also be applied to imagery to give a more creative, aesthetic appearance to your work. For instantly sharing your photos and video, the D5200 is compatible with the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter (optional) for wirelessly connecting your camera to an Android or iOS mobile device.

Included with the camera body is the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens, which is equivalent to a 27-82.5mm lens in the 35mm format. This 3x zoom range gives a highly usable range of focal lengths to suit most shooting applications. The lens construction has been optimized for DX-sized sensors and is a compact, lightweight lens that is ideal for traveling. A Silent Wave Motor provides smooth auto focusing while the incorporation of Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization helps to compensate for the effects of camera shake in order to produce a sharper image.

Imaging Technology
At the heart of the D5200 is a 24.1-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor and the EXPEED 3 image processor. The combination of these two technologies enables high resolution imagery with great detail and quality. The power and speed afforded by the image processor also provides high ISO performance up to an expandable range of 100-25600. Noise reduction technologies are employed during use to help render low-light photography with the utmost sharpness and clarity.
39-Point Autofocus System
A 39-point autofocus system, with nine cross-type sensors, is employed to acquire precise focus quickly and easily. The AF system is equally effective with both still and moving subjects and utilizes a unique 3D tracking system to detect and memorize the color of your subject to effectively track its movements.
2,016-Pixel RGB Sensor and Scene Recognition System
The exclusive Scene Recognition System paired with a 2,016-pixel RGB sensor is able to analyze color and brightness information within a scene to automatically determine precise exposure, i-TTL flash, white balance, and focus settings. By analyzing both color and overall brightness, imagery appears more naturally-rendered and detailed compared to purely measuring brightness values.
High Continuous Shooting Rates
The D5200 is capable of capturing full-resolution still images at a continuous rate of 5fps. This speed affords you the ability to easily track moving subjects or record fast-paced events. The optical viewfinder benefits this shooting speed by allowing you to more instinctively pan with your moving subject, whereas shooting in live view will render the shooting nearly silent for more discreet applications.
Vari-Angle LCD Monitor
The 3.0" LCD monitor features a vari-angle design, which allows you to tilt and swivel the monitor to better suit shooting from high or low angles. Its 921k-dot resolution provides high definition quality for more precise monitoring and image review. The menu navigation has also been simplified from past models, giving a more intuitive system of navigation through camera functions. Additionally, three background color choices are available: black, brown, and blue.
Full HD Movie Recording
The D5200 is able to capture Full HD video up to 1920 x 1080 with multiple frame rates up to 60i/50i. The vari-angle LCD monitor is well-suited to video monitoring and provides a natural method for composing scenes and following moving subjects. An HDMI type-C output is also available for connecting your camera to an HDTV for movie playback.

When working in manual mode while recording movies, exposure can be easily controlled through modifying the shutter speed and ISO settings. Continuous auto focusing is possible while recording when working in the full-time-servo AF mode (AF-F), which also provides subject tracking for better controlling your focus plane in fast-paced shooting situations. Face-priority AF is also available while recording HD movies.

A built-in stereo microphone can be used to record sound during filming, and can be controlled automatically or manually across 20 levels. These levels can be viewed before and during recording. Additionally, the D5200 supports the use of an external microphone for even greater control over your recorded sound with movies.
Built-In HDR and Active D-Lighting
For capturing images with immense contrast, built-in HDR is able to extend the D5200's native dynamic range capabilities by recording multiple exposures and blending well-controlled shadow and highlight exposures into a single image. HDR is most-suitable for stationary subject matter, whereas Active D-Lighting can suit moving subjects while still providing exposure and color control benefits.
Scene Modes, Picture Control, and Special Effects
16 different scene modes and six picture control settings allow you to further refine the look of your still imagery in-camera. Scene modes include: Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close up, Night portrait, Night landscape, Party/indoor, Beach/snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Pet portrait, Candlelight, Blossom, Autumn colors, and Food. Picture Control settings include: Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, and Landscape.

When working with HD movies, you can apply Special Effects to alter the look of your videos. These effects include: Selective color, Miniature effect, Color sketch, Silhouette, High key, Low key, and Night vision.
Compatible with WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
The D5200 is compatible with the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter to provide wireless connectivity to your camera. This enables you to instantly share imagery from your camera to Android or iOS mobile devices for sharing on imaging sites or through email. Additionally you can use your wireless device as a remote viewfinder and shutter release for taking photographs with your camera set at a distance.
Imaging
Lens Mount Nikon F
Camera Format DX / (1.5x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 24.71 Megapixel
Effective: 24.1 Megapixel
Max Resolution 6000 x 4000
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.5 x 15.6 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MOV
Audio: Linear PCM
Bit Depth 14-bit
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Focus Lock AF Area Mode
Autofocus Points 39
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Pentamirror
Viewfinder Coverage 95%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.78x
Diopter Adjustment - 1.7 to +0.7 m
Display Screen 3" Rear Screen Swivel  LCD (921,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
Diagonal Angle of View 170.0°
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-6400 (Extended Mode: 100-25600)
Shutter Type: Charge-coupled Electronic
Speed: 30 - 1/4000 sec
Remote Control ML-L3 (Optional)
Metering Method 3D Color Matrix Metering, Center-weighted average metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Flash Off, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Fill-in
Off
Red-eye Reduction
Second-curtain Sync
Slow Sync
Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
Built-in Flash Yes
Guide No. 39' (11.89 m) ISO100 
Max Sync Speed Electronic Shutter: 1 / 200 sec
Flash Compensation -3 EV to +1 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System iTTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
File Size 1920 x 1080i (Full HD)
1920 x 1080p (Full HD)
1280 x 720p (HD)
640 x 424p (SD)
Frame Rate @ 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps, 24 fps
@ 1920 x 1080: 50 fps, 25 fps
@ 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 50 fps
@ 640 x 424: 30 fps, 25 fps
Exposure Control Auto: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
Manual: Shutter Speed, ISO
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 200 - 6400
Exposure Compensation -0 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV steps)
Focus Auto
Manual
Continuous Auto
Audio Recording Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo
Performance
Continuous Shooting Up to 5 fps
Self Timer 2 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec, 20 sec
Number of Shots: 1-9
Interval Recording Yes
Connectivity 1/8" Microphone
HDMI C (Mini)
USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Capable Yes
Power
Battery 1x EN-EL14  Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.4VDC, 1030mAh
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 0 - 85%
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.1 x 3.9 x 3.1" / 129.0 x 98.0 x 78.0 mm
Weight 1.22 lb / 555 g
Kit Lens
Focal Length 18 - 55mm
Comparable DX Focal Length: 27 - 82.5 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5
Minimum: f/22
Angle of View 76° - 25.5°
Minimum Focus Distance 11.02" (28 cm)
Magnification 0.31x
Elements/Groups 7/5
Diaphragm Blades 7
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Thread Front:52 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.78 x 2.91" (70.5 x 74 mm)
Weight 7.23 oz (205 g)

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NikonD5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black)
 
4.8

(based on 97 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (62)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (55)
  • Easy to use (54)
  • Image stabilization (49)
  • Tilt /swivel LCD (49)

Cons

  • Short battery life (11)
  • Lag / shutter delay (4)
  • Poor in low light (4)
  • Noisy at high ISO (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (54)
  • Landscape/scenery (49)
  • Travel (47)
  • Low light (40)
  • Wildlife (40)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (28), Photo enthusiast (23), Photography student (8), Semi-pro photographer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (72), Yes (9)

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4.0

I would buy another one if I could

By kat

from nevada

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Tilt /Swivel LCD

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

    This is my first dslr camera,before I made a purchase I reviewed nikon and cannon and kept coming back to the nikon d5200. I have not had a chance to really get out there and use it much just yet. But have been learning how it works has been easy to understand. I think this is going to be a great first dslr!

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    5.0

    Excellent DSLR, but upgrade the lens

    By Hendo1024

    from Upper Peninsula, Michigan

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality
    • High ISO Performance
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

    Cons

    • Noisy At High ISO

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

    Bought this DSLR/lens combo kit about six months ago as a beginner photographer, and have learned a TON since purchasing. This was a great camera to learn on, as it offers the full range of automatic modes that will get you out and shooting photos immediately. You can learn about the full functionality of manual modes and the huge range of this camera's capabilities at your own pace while still getting some great pictures in the mean time. For an affordable DX format camera, this is a huge bang for the buck, and I would encourage anyone trying to get into photography to go with this. One caveat is that I would not recommend the 18-55mm kit lens. If you're buying the kit and can't afford buying the body only + a better lens, then it will do the job for a while. But even as a novice, I started running into the limits of this lens very soon after I started shooting. Again, it's fine to learn on, but I would consider investing in a better all-around lens that will complement the sensor in the D5200. Pick up a Nikon 35mm or 50mm prime, and a Sigma 17-50 or 17-70 (or something similar..I bought the 17-70 because it balanced what I wanted at a fair price, but there are lots of options, focal lengths, and brands to consider) for a medium zoom lens, and you will be set. All these are faster, sharper, better in low light, affordable, and will give you professional quality pictures with this camera, without going into some serious debt. It's always worth bearing in mind that a good photographer will be able to get good pictures with ANY camera/lens combo, so better gear is not ever a substitute for learning and practicing, but I can't really think of any good reasons to stick with the 18-55mm kit lens, other than a temporary way to start learning.To sum up: I love this camera! And now that I've spent half a year practicing, and upgraded to better lenses, I love it even more!

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    5.0

    Great mid-level camera

    By AJ

    from New Jersey

    Comments about D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

    Great sensor and improved ergonomics over the original D-5000

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    5.0

    A Crown Jewel

    By John

    from Carlisle, Pa

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • High ISO Performance
    • Quiet
    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

      General use while traveling, taking videos of my grandchildren. Try to use as often as I can as this gives you a chance to learn all the options the camera has.

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      5.0

      Youth Baseball Must Have!

      By Camera Guy

      from West Palm Bch. Fl.

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • High ISO Performance
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Quiet
      • Tilt /Swivel LCD

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Sports/Action

        Comments about D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

        The recent purchase of the D5200 was more than I could have imagined. The picture quality is outstanding, the auto mode does all the work and with all the advanced features this camera has it will be full of more great surprises. Now for the baseball, I am known as the camera guy at the ball park. My son plays 12u baseball and the quality of picture this camera delivers is second to none. I set it to sport mode and the camera does all the rest. I'm sure the more money you spend the more you might get but the price of this camera at B&H, it was an easy purchase for me. I glad I did! One last suggestion, I purchased the Nikon AF-S 55-300 ED Vr lens and it is beautiful…. Must have.

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        5.0

        Great Camera!

        By Tom

        from Gulfport, MS

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Tilt /Swivel LCD

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Video

          Comments about D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

          Finally decided to upgrade my D40X, that has given me great service over the years, mainly for the ability to shoot video. Very pleased so far, takes noticeably better stills and great video. This was a good upgrade. Also like the swivel LCD.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great camera for the money

          By DCP

          from Atlanta GA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • High ISO Performance
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Quiet
          • Tilt /Swivel LCD

          Cons

          • Lag / Shutter Delay

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

          Bought this as a step up from the D3300. More options for the money. I am very happy with my decision.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great camera for the money

          By DCP

          from Atlanta GA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • High ISO Performance
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Quiet
          • Tilt /Swivel LCD

          Cons

          • Lag / Shutter Delay

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

          I wanted to buy more than an entry level DSLR. This is a great balance of price and performance in the $ range.

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          • No

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          4.0

          DSLR Novice

          By Jenny

          from New York

          Comments about D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Red):

          I read online reviews of this camera and I contemplated my purchase for several weeks. It has been super easy to use. I am also eager to test different settings until I've become a confident photographer. Great for beginners.

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          5.0

          awesome

          By alora

          from Alberta

          Comments about D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

          I switched to this camera from a Canon t3i, wow. This camera is amazing, its probably the best camera I've owned, the Nikon d90 coming in a close second. Nikon really upped their game with this one. Very user friendly, but also makes incredible quality photos. Love it x 1000000

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          5.0

          I like D5200

          By Vilma

          from Brazil

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

          Great pictures, image and quality.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Upgrade!!

          By DocRichie

          from Centerville, Ohio

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • High ISO Performance
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Quiet
          • Tilt /Swivel LCD

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

            Bought it as a trade in upgrade from the D3200. Couldn't be happier. Shots are NOTICEABLY better than with the D3200, PLUS B&H gave me a GREAT trade-in ($) for the D3200. About me: amateur, but very experience photo enthusiast. I shoot a fair amount of aircraft, animals, sports and outdoor landscapes. I've only had the D5200 for a couple of weeks, but here's what I've experienced so far: Excellent clarity and sharpness except in highest zooms with my 300mm lens AND my 2X converter attached (honestly, this is probably expected). The user interface is much easier and more intuitive. The high ISO counteracts it's C- performance in low light -- nearly making it a moot point. I love the "EFFECTS" and "SCENE" modes; they're fun to play with. Although I usually use the eyepiece, I love the TILT/SWIVEL LCD screen. It makes awkward shots much easier to take great shots. In the price range, there really aren't a whole lot of "CONS". I haven't had a chance yet to try video.Great camera at the price.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Camera!

            By sas9382

            from Tennessee

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Image Quality
            • High ISO Performance

            Cons

            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

              Comments about D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Red):

              First off, I love the red color. Which I debated on getting red or balck and decided why not. I'm glad I did. As for the actual camera, I upgraded from the D3000 to this one. I needed a camera that had better ISO capabilities so I could shoot better photos of my kids indoors without having to use the flash all the time. This camera lets me take great photos: clear and bright. I do like the screen, but I was ok with the screen on my old camera so it's not been a HUGE advantage. The way you change the settings is different so I'm relearning where some of the setting changes are located, but that just takes a little reading of the manual and I should be fine. The only complaint is that the battery doesn't seem to last as long, but then again I was shooting with video and live mode, which I'm sure zaps more energy considering my previous camera didn't have those capabilities. Overall, I am very happy with this purchase!

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              4.0

              great camera

              By mike

              from new jersey

              Comments about D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

              Wife loves it. Took a ton of photos and they look great

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              5.0

              Great Camera

              By Jeremy

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Tilt /Swivel LCD

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel

                Comments about D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Bronze):

                I have used this camera on camping trips, bowling and around the park. It is super easy to use. The autosetting do a great job, but I really enjoy being able to to manually control the aperture, ISO, shutter speed, flash....
                It takes amazing pictures.

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                • No

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                5.0

                fantastic birthday present

                By Maya's mom

                from Montclair, NJ

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good Image Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel

                  Comments about D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                  It was a present for my daughter, who is a pretty avid photographer. She used it once so far, and loves the clarity of the photo and the fact that she can take repeated fast motion shots. I have the same camera that is about 15 years old and she is amazed at the difference

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Great Camera

                  By tjaby

                  from PA

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Quiet
                  • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                    This is our first DSLR, and i am very pleased so far. Has only been a few weeks since we got it and still learning everything, but the quality of the photos and advanced options are great. The advanced options are also not too overwhelming even for the casual photographer.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Stoked!!!

                    By David F.

                    from Torrance, California

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • High ISO Performance
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                    • Small LCD Screen

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel

                    Comments about D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                    I am a novice photographer. After doing research this camera came up time after time. It is perfect! I feel great to handle, the controls and displays are intuitive and the camera operation is logical. I look forward to honing my skills with this equipment.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Does even More than I thought!

                    By PennsyProud

                    from Oxford, PA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • High ISO Performance
                    • Left Eye Friendly
                    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                      Purchased because going to Namibia and film and processing (100+ rolls) for my trusty Nikon FTN would cost more than this package! Waited for a serious hobbyist Nikon that would resolve close to film at a reasonable price. I have been practicing with this camera and it is both intuitive and sophisticated considering its price point. ISO expansion is a blessing, sport mode allows rapid action shots, and the VR means I can shoot natural light most of the time. The video is a bonus and I will be experimenting more with that before I go. Light, Compact, and Capable! Excellent ergonomics for a left hand, left eyed photographer. A real winner.

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                      5.0

                      Good for entry level or more

                      By Jeremy

                      from New York City

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                      Pros

                      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Quiet
                      • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                      Cons

                      • Noisy At High ISO
                      • Poor In Low Light

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                        Comments about D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                        I bought a couple of these for my studio interns because they were compatible with the stop-motion software we use. They are actually very good cameras for the price. We first purchased some Sony NEX-6 cameras, but they were less intuitive menus and did not work with the software.

                        Tried some low-light work with them and they are pretty good up to ISO 1600. Wouldn't go past that, personally. They are well made and do the job I need them to do.

                        My only complaint is that there is only one dial (shutter speed) and no dial for aperture. This is super annoying! I have to hold a second button and then use the dial...why not just make a second dial? Seems very counter-intuitive, especially for anyone buying this camera to learn with.

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