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

(based on 105 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (81)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (69)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (61)
  • Easy to use (60)
  • Image stabilization (53)
  • Tilt /swivel LCD (53)

Cons

  • Short battery life (11)
  • Poor in low light (6)
  • Lag / shutter delay (4)
  • Noisy at high ISO (4)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (61)
  • Landscape/scenery (56)
  • Travel (52)
  • Wildlife (45)
  • Low light (43)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (30), Photo enthusiast (25), Photography student (11), Semi-pro photographer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (77), Yes (11)

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5.0

Excelence

By Mani

from Argentina

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

Best camera ever!!

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4.0

Great camera!

By Emily Rae

from Norridgewock, ME

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Weddings/Events

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

    This camera is very easy to use. I dont know much about photography so when I got it I was surprised how easy it is. This camera is great at taking clear photos and videos.

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    • No

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    5.0

    awesome

    By trista

    from evansville indiana

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    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 (Red):

      i love it my picture come out awesome. I take pictures of everything. the iso went up higher then I tought it would.

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      • Yes

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      4.0

      Yay! An Upgrade!

      By Jack'n'Jovi

      from Green Bay, WI

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Noisy At High ISO
      • Poor In Low Light

      Best Uses

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

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

      I mostly shoot portraits and i went from a D3100 to this. The ISO options are soooo much better, i have less noise at higher ISO, but still a bit too much for my liking. I had the D3100 for two years, and just got this one a year ago. I am very pleased with the results, though i will likely upgrade again to something far less noisy in about a year or two. Overall great product. I attached two pictures, one in low light (at 4000ISO) and one in daylight (at 100ISO) to give a visual on the grain.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Awesome Camera

      By Kizz

      from Ohio

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Viewfinder coverage

      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):

      Can't beat the photo quality of this DSLR for the price. Easy to learn its capabilities. Lightweight. Kit lens is decent. I added a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens. Its a great addition to this camera and doesn't add too much weight. Can't go wrong with this DSLR.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Perfect SLR to grow into.

      By N.S.

      from Berkeley, CA

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • New - Not Really Sure Yet

      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):

      Young teenager wanted to do a photography course this past summer, so I found one that she loved. (Just the basics of shooting with a digital SLR.) So since then, she has REALLY wanted a good camera, and she was astonished when she got one for Christmas (and her birthday and maybe part of next Christmas too?!!) This is a great camera for her to grow into, and she is already playing with all of the manual settings. I really wanted one with a viewfinder, and with a large enough swivel screen. Great that the video is there too. Beautiful photos already! Was only looking at Nikon or Canon. Super happy with this choice. 2 online B&H chat guys and 1 phone guy were very helpful in this decision process too.

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      Nice product

      By Ram

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Quiet
      • Tilt /Swivel LCD

      Cons

      • Slr - Should Know Usage

      Best Uses

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

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

      The camera is too good and I love it. The quality of the images are great. You should know how to use SLR.

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      • No

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      5.0

      So far, it's GREAT!!!!

      By Red Trillium

      from Clarksburg WV

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Poor In Low Light

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Wildlife photos

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

      I'm looking towards retirement in a couple of months and I spend a lot of time outdoors. the last several years I've always had a camera near, so I decided to upgrade. I purchased a D5200 from B&H and could not be happier. The only downside to this story is that the camera knows more about taking pictures than I do. But that will change, I promise

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      • No

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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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        • No

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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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        • No

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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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          • No

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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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            • No

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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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