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NikonD5200 DSLR Camera with 18-140mm VR DX Lens
 
4.7

(based on 43 reviews)

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    (32)

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    (10)

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    (1)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (35)
  • Easy to use (34)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (28)
  • Image stabilization (25)
  • Large clear LCD (22)

Cons

  • Short battery life (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (27)
  • Family photos (26)
  • Travel (24)
  • Low light (19)
  • Sports/action (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (14), Casual photographer (11), Semi-pro photographer (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (34), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great camera and must have DX zoom lens!

After using a Nikon D90 with all kind of lenses (DX and FX formats) for the 5 years, I decided to buy a new Nikon DX kit. Did my research online, yet...Read complete review

After using a Nikon D90 with all kind of lenses (DX and FX formats) for the 5 years, I decided to buy a new Nikon DX kit. Did my research online, yet I was skeptical about the 24 MP sensor in a DX format and the lack of a pentaprism in a DSLR.Well, the D5200 with 18-140mm VR ED lens proved the contrary! The camera is light, extremely easy to operate and the swivel LCD display makes possible shooting from various angles (great feature for video recording). The camera's control buttons are kind of small, yet functional. The menu is simplified and more logical compared with the D90. The info button gives you direct access to the most critical parameters directly on your LCD display for quick adjustments. I found the HDR and the Active D light features very efficient in extreme light conditions. The cons are few and what I miss most is the integrated Wi-Fi built in the newest models (D5300). Also, the video button is not ergonomic at all, not to mention the video recording red button which I constantly miss when starting in recording mode (awkward position). The Nikon 18-140 mm VR ED zoom lens is the best wide to midrange lens Nikon ever built in DX format! It focuses fast and without hesitations in most light conditions. I did notice an improvement of the focus mechanism (and SWM) from its predecessor: the 18-105mm DX lens. Nikon may have put together a reliable DX camera with its best zoom lens in this kit!. Yes, the D7100 + 18-140mm VR ED lens would be the perfect combination in the DX category, yet I am pleased with the D5200 since I can get the same results: great HD pictures and video recordings.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good Entry Level Camera

This camera is great for automatic settings. Be informed that it doesn't allow for a lot of manual adjustments. It is a camera which allows for many types of scenes. For the price,...Read complete review

This camera is great for automatic settings. Be informed that it doesn't allow for a lot of manual adjustments. It is a camera which allows for many types of scenes. For the price, it's pretty good.

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5.0

big improvement over d3100

By flipper

from redlands, ca

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel

    Comments about Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera with 18-140mm VR DX Lens:

    A great camera and much improved over my current d3100.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Great Carry Around Camera

    By Dave the Pro

    from Orlando, Florida

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera with 18-140mm VR DX Lens:

      Great carry around camera. I am a Pro photographer and carry this one around sometimes instead of the heavy and bulky pro cameras. It is light and takes fantastic photos.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Nice Camera and Lens combo

      By The51

      from Massachusettes

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera with 18-140mm VR DX Lens:

        Using this as a backup camera for Wedding Photography and landscape photography. the 24mb helps in Wedding photography giving more cropping options without losing resolution and for landscape provides great detail. If you are familiar with Nikon cameras will be easy to use.

        The camera is great for carrying as it is small and light, which made me feel uncomfortable at first since I have a D300 which is built like a tank. So a great mobile camera but some concerns with its ruggedness. Funny that when you add the 18-140mm VR DX Lens the camera suddenly becomes a-lot heavier. Lens is ruggedly made, very tight and feels like something that can last a lifetime.

        For me the low noise at higher ISOs and expanded cropping options opens up opportunities in taking shots and creating images. so from limited shooting done so far am very happy with this camera.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Camera

        By Shree

        from San Jose, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera with 18-140mm VR DX Lens:

            Great Product for a great price

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            • No

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            5.0

            Amazing Camera for the price

            By nashvillenobody

            from Nashville, TN

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera with 18-140mm VR DX Lens:

              I wanted a reasonably priced DSLR that I could replace a point and shoot with and capture great photos. The lens with this body work very well. Excellent for parties, family get togethers and vacations. This gives me professional quality photos that make you smile. Whether you are capturing your grandson on his new Christmas gift as in the enclosed photo, taking your own senior pictures of your child, or capturing amazing landscape on vacation, this package handles it all at a great price.

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              5.0

              Excellent camera. I am well satisfied with the purchase.

              By Bruno

              from Manaus

              Comments about Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera with 18-140mm VR DX Lens:

              Excellent camera. I am well satisfied with the purchase.

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              4.0

              Nikon Upgrade

              By EJ

              from NY, NY

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera with 18-140mm VR DX Lens:

                Upgraded from a Nikon D3100 to the D5200 after five years with a longer range lens. The 18-140mm lens is great for portraits- gives your subject some distance and space. Very happy with the additional range over the 18-55 lens. It lets you have access to more situations without having to switch lenses. Also picked up a Nikon SB 500 flash which has been helpful in getting better head shots; faster with more natural lighting than the on camera flash. Looking forward to trying both in more shoots.

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                • No

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                5.0

                This Product is too good

                By Arijit

                from New jersey, USA

                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
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera with 18-140mm VR DX Lens:

                  This Product is too good, I would recommend this to my friends

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great camera and must have DX zoom lens!

                  By Dee

                  from Summerville, SC

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Light weight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera with 18-140mm VR DX Lens:

                    After using a Nikon D90 with all kind of lenses (DX and FX formats) for the 5 years, I decided to buy a new Nikon DX kit. Did my research online, yet I was skeptical about the 24 MP sensor in a DX format and the lack of a pentaprism in a DSLR.Well, the D5200 with 18-140mm VR ED lens proved the contrary! The camera is light, extremely easy to operate and the swivel LCD display makes possible shooting from various angles (great feature for video recording). The camera's control buttons are kind of small, yet functional. The menu is simplified and more logical compared with the D90. The info button gives you direct access to the most critical parameters directly on your LCD display for quick adjustments. I found the HDR and the Active D light features very efficient in extreme light conditions. The cons are few and what I miss most is the integrated Wi-Fi built in the newest models (D5300). Also, the video button is not ergonomic at all, not to mention the video recording red button which I constantly miss when starting in recording mode (awkward position). The Nikon 18-140 mm VR ED zoom lens is the best wide to midrange lens Nikon ever built in DX format! It focuses fast and without hesitations in most light conditions. I did notice an improvement of the focus mechanism (and SWM) from its predecessor: the 18-105mm DX lens. Nikon may have put together a reliable DX camera with its best zoom lens in this kit!. Yes, the D7100 + 18-140mm VR ED lens would be the perfect combination in the DX category, yet I am pleased with the D5200 since I can get the same results: great HD pictures and video recordings.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    D5200

                    By Camera review

                    from Ohio

                    Comments about Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera with 18-140mm VR DX Lens:

                    Great entry level DSLR. Easy to use and flexible for different situations.

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                    5.0

                    Can't get anything better than this

                    By Garla

                    from New York

                    Comments about Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera with 18-140mm VR DX Lens:

                    As usual Nikon designs the right camera with all the features in it. This camera outperforms all the other ones in it league. No complaints on it. Will coming back to B&H, they have the best service, with the best price and fast delivery. This is the best camera for a starter to learn and get the hung of what a DSLR shooting is all about.

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                    4.0

                    A rock solid camera

                    By KevinK

                    from Croton on Hudson, NY

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera with 18-140mm VR DX Lens:

                      This camera has enough novice features, using the scenes and effects to satisfy any entry level neophyte. Taking pictures right out of the box is simple, and the pictures are great!Some of the button controls are not as intuitive as I would like initially, but I am sure that I will get used to them. The camera is fairly heavy, especially with the 18-140mm lens attached.

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                      • Yes

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                      4.0

                      Great in classroom

                      By High School Teacher

                      from Utah

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera with 18-140mm VR DX Lens:

                          It is easy for students who have never used a camera before to use and immediately produce high quality images. It is being used in a high school class, so this is important.

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                          4.0

                          Amazing camera for photo enthusiasts!

                          By Mono

                          from Houston, TX

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • High ISO Performance
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Travel
                            • Video

                            Comments about Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera with 18-140mm VR DX Lens:

                            You can just get tutorials anywhere you want but make sure you know how to take advantage of all the tricks this little camera can do!!

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            I would buy this camera again.

                            By Mike

                            from Amherst, VA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast Shutter Speed
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera with 18-140mm VR DX Lens:

                              Takes better photos than my old Nikon D60. Still learning all of its capabilities. The 18 -140mm lens is covers a wide range of uses and gives sharp photos.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              D5200 DSLR

                              By shamiul

                              from floral park, NY

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast Shutter Speed
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • Good Image Stabilization

                              Cons

                              • Short Battery Life

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera with 18-140mm VR DX Lens:

                              Very useful, good service & great experience

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Excellent product

                              By Melissa

                              from Columbus, GA

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera with 18-140mm VR DX Lens:

                                  Light weight, easy to use. On-board flash works great even in very low light

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great product at a great price!

                                  By Frugal Buyer

                                  from Naples, Fl

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • 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
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Travel
                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera with 18-140mm VR DX Lens:

                                    Great camera - no need to carry a second lens as this one has plenty of range for a vacation or sports game.

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                                    • Yes

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                                    5.0

                                    perfect

                                    By chris

                                    from monterey

                                    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
                                    • Large Clear LCD

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos
                                      • Indoors/Low Light
                                      • Landscape/Scenery

                                      Comments about Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera with 18-140mm VR DX Lens:

                                      straightforward

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Great camera, nice lens

                                      By JPK

                                      from Boston, MA

                                      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
                                      • Large Clear LCD
                                      • Quiet
                                      • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                        Comments about Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera with 18-140mm VR DX Lens:

                                        Replaced a D5100 (stolen) with the 5200. A few nice touches on the update. Went with the 18-140 lens versus the 18-55 (which I didn't like). So far, it's great!

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                                        • No

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