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

(based on 136 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (103)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (88)
  • Easy to use (80)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (75)
  • Tilt /swivel LCD (66)
  • Image stabilization (65)

Cons

  • Short battery life (13)
  • Lag / shutter delay (6)
  • Poor in low light (6)
  • Noisy at high ISO (5)
  • Small LCD screen (5)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (79)
  • Landscape/scenery (76)
  • Travel (67)
  • Low light (57)
  • Wildlife (56)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (36), Photo enthusiast (34), Photography student (14), Semi-pro photographer (11), Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (99), Yes (12)

Reviewed by 136 customers

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5.0

Great camera!

By Lola

from Uruguay

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Travel

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

    Really liked the camera. Shoots sharp pictures.
    Really recommend it.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great camera - Easy to use!

    By MadMax

    from Asheville, NC

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery

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

      I use this camera for work projects and so far have been very pleased with it. It's super easy to use, and I have already noticed my photography skills improving because of it.

      The camera is pretty well laid out, and the instruction manual is very helpful.

      This is a great camera for someone just starting to get into more professional photography work. You can grow with this one and it can grow with you.

      I have no real complaints except that some of the buttons on the front are a little awkwardly placed, but other than that it's great!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent Camera.

      By Brendan

      from Detroit, MI

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Lag / Shutter Delay

      Best Uses

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

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

      Not very expensive at all, easy to use, and has incredibly high quality images and video. Will you get a better experience if you can afford a $1k, $1.5k camera? Sure. But for anyone looking in this price point, you will get a superbly high performing camera that will impress just about every person that views your content, and you'll be able to spend that extra money on lenses, mics, lights, and what not. Highly recommend.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great camera, great quality!

      By 8a Vlogs

      from Phoenix, AZ

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

      I just recently bought this and have had an opportunity to use it a lot! The picture quality is amazing and the video quality is crisp! I am a weekly vlogger and it is great! Price is right and well worth it!

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      4.0

      Great value!

      By Mr. Producer

      from New York, NY

      About Me Semi-pro 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

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

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

        I'm shooting both stills and video. My images are superb. I'm even using an old Nikon lens and getting wonderful results.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent "Bang for the Buck"

        By Stef

        from Scranton, PA

        About Me Photography Student

        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
        • Tilt /Swivel LCD

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

          I'm an amateur photographer and was looking for a camera that would be user friendly in the beginning, but also provided advanced controls and options as my skills progressed. After much research, and consulting friends who are professional photographers, I decided on the D5200. I'm extremely happy with all of the "Auto" features, but I'm much more interested in learning to shoot in manual. This is a terrific all around camera, and I'd highly recommend it.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Exactly what my son needed

          By B8runner

          from Port Jefferson NY

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Large Clear LCD

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action

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

            The camera works great. My son videos BMX events and the flip out screen helps with seeing the shot and rather subject wit ph no problems.
            The warranty from B&H is awesome and having a store to go to and shop helps in a big way.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            good camera for intro DSLR enthusiast

            By JordanG

            from New York, NY

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • High ISO Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

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

              works great! just used it on my vacation to Morocco.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Great DSLR for first-time DSLR users

              By Jake the Video Guy

              from Saratoga, California

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Lag / Shutter Delay
              • Poor Image Stabilization
              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

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

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

              First DSLR I started using. I make videos and take pictures. It has some flaws, but I'm still getting better acquainted with this camera. Not at all disappointed with B&H's products yet again.

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              5.0

              B&H Or Else!!!

              By ThisMeansOrElse

              from Somerset, NJ

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

              I purchased a Nikon D5100 SLR a few years ago, only to have it stolen months later. Thanks to B&H, I was recently able to purchase the D5200 for almost $ less than the 5100 cost me! Soooooo glad I went with B&H! I'd recommend them to everyone!!! Thanks B&H!!!

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              4.0

              Great DSLR!

              By mediadude

              from NYC

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

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

                A good camera at a great price! Great to just pick up and go. Lighter and more compact than other DSLR cameras that I've used. The layout of various options is similar to my Canon. The menu navigation is easy to learn.

                The 18 to 55 MM lens is very good.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Fun Camera

                By Blot

                from Raleigh, NC

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Noisy At High ISO

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Wildlife photos

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

                Saw the low price and decided it was worth a try. I have already shot a couple hundred photos and had no problems. I tried it with my old AF Nikkor 70-210mm lens. I had to manual focus, but I was pleased with the results. I have used it on everything from insects and birds to family and friends. Surprised by the reasonably good, though short duration, video capability. This is not a super pro camera, but it is still very capable in the right hands.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Camera does everything as expected

                By Brock

                from Northern California

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Sports/Action
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

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

                Great for the beginner who just wants to do point and shoot and for the professional that wants to have all the features needed for grater control. Quality pictures.
                The camera has a nice feel to it and all the controls are easy to get to. I shoot a lot of short videos with the camera and it has great quality. Best to use an external mic for audio. However the in camera mic is decent for an in camera mic.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Everything I expected

                By Brock

                from Northern California

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events

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

                  This camera shoots great video. The audio from the camera mic is decent for a camera mic. I use an external shotgun mic to get better sound. The still photos come out gorgeous. Sharp images, great control for depth of field which varies depending upon what which lens you choose. controls are placed nicely. Plenty of shooting options from basic controls for beginners to manual settings for more experienced photographers.

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                  5.0

                  Awesome Camera

                  By Phototod

                  from Nocona, TX

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Video

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

                    We use this camera in our High School Photography class. i really like this camera when we need to shoot video. I love the flip out monitor for shooting video and stills from different angles. We have everything from D3200's to the D4s and just about everything in between, but the 5200 is still one of my favorites to shoot.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Excellent camera!!

                    By Gainesville Photography Enthusiast

                    from Gainesville, Florida

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

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

                    Another excellent Nikon product at a very good price.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Camera

                    By Ralph Shepherd

                    from High Point, North Carolina

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

                    I purchased this camera to replace my well used Nikon D70. So far I have been very pleased and very impressed by the image quality.

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                    5.0

                    GREAT STARTER CAMERA

                    By JC

                    from BOSTON,MA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                    Cons

                    • No Wi-fi
                    • Small LCD Screen

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel

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

                    Besides the many many features it has (editing,lcd screen,video,etc). It takes great pics. Once you have familiarized yourself with the lense(s). For DX camera you will be really happy. Yes, there is no Wi-fi build in but this will help you fix your photos in Ligtroom/Photoshop or whatever software you use to load your pictures. Overall very pleased!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    I have two and couldn't be happier

                    By Birdman

                    from Furlong, PA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Quiet
                    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife photos

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

                      I have two D5200 camera bodies. The camera has enough features to handle any photographic situation that I typically encounter. It has the same sensor and number of focus points as the top of the line D7100 at for half the price. I use one with the 18-105 lens for general photography and the other one with a Nikon 300mm f/4 lens and a 1.4 tele-extender giving an equivalent 640mm reach for bird photography and nature photography. Being retired, I get excellent results for an affordable price. Those results include multiple publications and exhibition prizes. I have never used the video.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      I would buy this product again and again

                      By K&HisCamera

                      from Maryland

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Small LCD Screen

                      Best Uses

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

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

                      I use this camera, Daily to take pictures. It is a good entry level camera.

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                      • No

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