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

(based on 112 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (86)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (73)
  • Easy to use (64)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (63)
  • Image stabilization (57)
  • Tilt /swivel LCD (54)

Cons

  • Short battery life (12)
  • Poor in low light (6)
  • Lag / shutter delay (4)
  • Noisy at high ISO (4)
  • Small LCD screen (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (64)
  • Landscape/scenery (59)
  • Travel (54)
  • Wildlife (48)
  • Sports/action (46)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (80), Yes (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (30), Photo enthusiast (29), Photography student (11), Semi-pro photographer (7)

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5.0

WOW a Great DSLR

By coachbb

from long island ny

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • 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
  • Wildlife photos

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

I use this for vacation and family photos. It has so many choices to choose from for any type of picture taking. So far I haven't found anything bad for tis camera.

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5.0

Great First Camera

By Nittany

from State College, Pa

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization

Cons

  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

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

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

This is the best first DLSR. The few extra bells the whistles on the D5200 that the D3200 doesn't have are total worth it. The 18-55mm lens that comes it he kit is a versatile lens

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

Nice little camera

By ATizzle

from California

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

I bought this kit for my mother to use on vacations. It is nice and small and its weight isn't unbearable when hanging from your neck. Quality images.

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5.0

LOVE

By Caitlyn

from New York, NY

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      so easy to use, great great camera

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Perfect for newbie & pro

      By Paradise

      from Nyc

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

      Love my camera! It has an amazing lens that comes with it. At first, it was overwhelming process but, staff helped narrowed down the choices based on budget, practicality, and what I wanted. First, price was fair since it comes with lens & camera body. Win win. I compared cheaper models but, I like the swivel screen to take pictures at different angles. Next comparing more expensive ones well... Next models only came with body no lens so no way! And to get wifi built in ah, not worth it. I'm going to upload them at home anyways. If I really need wifi I'll buy the adapter. Overall- great camera & great price

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      4.0

      Camera is great!

      By JC

      from Boston, MA

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

      So far so good, for a Novice guy, the camera has great features. If you fine with no WiFi consider this model And save yourself a couple hundred dollars.

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      5.0

      Great Multi-Purpose Camera

      By School Events Photography

      from Winooski, VT

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

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

        I am using the D5200 as an events camera at my school. Recently, we used the camera at a high school track meet. The sports setting made it easy to take rapid, focused photos of runners. My students were able to use the camera without a tutorial due to the graphics on dials and buttons. Best of all, you not only get a high end camera, but you also have the ability to shoot video. I can't wait to purchase additional lens for the variety of school events.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Excelence

        By Mani

        from Argentina

        Comments about D5200 DSLR 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 DSLR 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 DSLR 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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • 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 DSLR 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 DSLR 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 DSLR 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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • 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 DSLR 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 DSLR 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 DSLR 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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              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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 DSLR 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 DSLR 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 DSLR 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 DSLR 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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