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NikonD5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens (Black)
 
4.8

(based on 19 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Good image quality (12)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (10)
  • Image stabilization (10)
  • Fast shutter speed (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (12)
  • Travel (12)
  • Family photos (9)
  • Low light (9)
  • Video (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-pro photographer (3)

Reviewed by 19 customers

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5.0

Wonderful Camera

By Lurena

from Suffolk, VA

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

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

    Comments about Nikon D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens (Black):

    I've been using Nikon's for over six years for crime scene work and they are very durable and user friendly. The D5200 is my favorite thus far. The swivel LCD has made my life so much easier on multiple occasions.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Kit arrived on time, everything works

    By Tomo

    from Lubbock, Texas

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • 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 Nikon D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens (Black):

      This was a fantastic purchase I am very pleased with. That battery that it mentions is a spare battery, so you are getting 2 with this which is always fantastic. Camera strap, very nice first lens, and even a cover for the Eye cup. I recommend this for first time DSLR people.

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      5.0

      Excellent Camera

      By Nachi

      from Chicago IL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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

        Comments about Nikon D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens (Black):

        I've got the shipment right on time (thanks to shoprunner 2 days shipping)... along with the extra things provided complimentary with Cam are good. I Bag, memory card are good to start with . I've not yet used the extra battery but looks good and hope that at least it will last till the original one gets charged. Now Camera then i may not be the right person as its my first DSLR but i would assure for sure bot paying $ extra on D5300 was right choice for GPS n wifi. I guess between 18-105 n 140, there may not significant diff but it's your choice ..... otherwise over all this is 5 star camera... all newbies should think of this ... its little expensive than D3200 but its worth spending extra now than later thinking to change the cam after 1-2 years....

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        • No

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        4.0

        Takes Some Getting Used To

        By bobv

        from orange county

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Image Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel

          Comments about Nikon D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens (Black):

          After using a D80 and currently a D7000 I do miss the Histogram mostly and my Tokina 16-50 DX lens does not auto focus. I bought the 5200 because I missed out on the D7100, 3 months after buying the D7000, and its upgrades to 24.1MP and Expeed 3 processor. The articulated viewing screen has it's pluses but, having to open it all the time to view a shot is annoying. The 18-105 kit lens is a nice 28mm to 158mm all around lens. When all is said and done I also like having a second camera body available. I would highly recommend this to a first time DSLR buyer, especially those moving up from a point-and-shoot camera. I do not have any opinion about the video capabilities because I use a camcorder designed specifically for shooting video when I want to shoot video!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Terrific step up

          By Stepping Out of Auto Mode

          from New York, NY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Noisy At High ISO

          Best Uses

          • Travel
          • Video

          Comments about Nikon D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens (Black):

          I had a D40 as a starter DSLR, and this is a huge improvement. Image stabilization, features, and screen are all light years ahead.

          If you're making the jump, I'd recommend stepping up and going for the 18-105 lens bundle. It saves quite a bit off of buying the lens independently, and if you have a starter lens (18-55) from another Nikon, no need to have two.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Begginers photo & video camera.

          By Jayysun

          from Pompano Beach, FL

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Nikon D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens (Black):

            I got this camera to shoot videos for my portfolio classes in film school. It out performed all competitors at the same price range and even some that were slightly more expensive. in fact the only down side to the camera is that it is not a full frame camera, but for the price you just can't beat it.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Love the product! Outstanding purchase!

            By Michelle Elizabeth

            from Louisville, Kentucky

            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
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Nikon D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens (Black):

              This camera has already become a major part of my life! I have used it to document movies, family photos as well as photos for my blog!The photos have amazing quality and this camera surpasses many of the cameras I have used in the past. I would highly recommend this product to other buyers!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              Great camera

              By World Traveler

              from Dallas, TX

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Poor Image Stabilization
              • Poor In Low Light

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Nikon D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens (Black):

              I used this for my 5 week trip to New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. It was very easy to use and captured beautiful pictures of animal, landscapes and sunrise and sunset pictures. It's a little blurry and harder to capture night landscape pictures but otherwise a great camera

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              • No

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              5.0

              Solid quality camera

              By Verde Abuela

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Image Quality
              • High ISO Performance
              • Tilt /Swivel LCD

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Nikon D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens (Black):

                This is my third Nikon camera, and my first DSLR. I researched DSLR's extensively before purchasing the D5200 and so far (a month after purchase) am not at all disappointed, even though just days after purchase I received notice of the release of the D5300. Sigh. So far, I've used my new camera to take hundreds of photos of a family vacation and my one-year-old granddaughter, and have been very happy with the results. I'm still learning to use it, but expect to be satisfied with this camera for at least a few years. My favorite feature (and one that was non-negotiable in my purchase choice) is the articulating view screen. So far, the only "complaint" I have is that the camera bag that came with the deal I chose is not big enough to hold the extras that also came in the deal, much less even a single extra lens. It is a nice bag (Ruggard) but small and tight.

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                • No

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                5.0

                The Best Entry Level Camera

                By Eddie

                from Herndon, VA

                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
                • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                Cons

                • Noisy At High ISO

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Nikon D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens (Black):

                -Use it for getting the best pictures of you and your friends or while you are travelling.
                -The best thing about this camera is 24 MP
                -I would say if you are interested in learning photography Nikon D5200 is the best camera to have.

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                5.0

                5200 reasons to buy

                By mo

                from nj

                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

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

                  Comments about Nikon D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens (Black):

                  model could have been named 52000 because there are just so many reasons to buy it. simple to use and a great photo taking machine.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 9

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                  4.0

                  met or exceeded expectations

                  By hemipoet

                  from Telluride, Co.

                  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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Nikon D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens (Black):

                    I recently invested in the Nikon D800 and two f/2.8 lenses. But, when I have to go on a backcountry hike for several miles to 13,000-14,000 feet elevation, I decided I wanted something lighter and not have to worry about damaging $9,0000 worth of equipment. I settled on the Nikon D5200 and so far I have been very impressed. I took some sample shots in my house with natural low level light and got some very nice sharp and good tonal quality even though I shot at 1600 iso. Didn't notice much noise. I had for years shot with a D80 and that would have produced a lot of noise. I did some sample shots outside on my mountain property at sunset and again I was impressed with it's quick focus and some very nice color. I'll be taking it along with my D800 to shoot fall aspen colors in the San Juans and will have a chance to better evaluate it.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 10
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    D5200 as replacement for D40x

                    By Bob

                    from Memphis, TN

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                    Cons

                    • Still A Bit Bulky

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Nikon D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens (Black):

                    Wanted an upgrade to include video function and larger megapixel capacity over D40x. This camera does what was wanted.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 10
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Camera from a Great Store

                    By Pleased Customer

                    from NYC

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Nikon D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens (Black):

                        This camera is phenomenal. I tend to favor Nikons for their lenses and needed a new camera that was versatile enough to take photos and video. I'm thoroughly pleased.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Best Photos in it's class

                        By Harry the Magician

                        from New York City

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to use

                        Cons

                        • none

                        Best Uses

                        • Every Type Of Photography

                        Comments about Nikon D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens (Black):

                        24.1 MP that gives you clear and sharp photos. An articulated view screen so you don't have to bend down to far to take low level shots. And also great for over the head behind crowds. The extra scene modes, the automatic bracketing feature. The built in stereo mics. The 39 focus points. The list goes on and on. And the price is right. I would recommend this camera to any advanced amateur.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Excellent beginner kit

                        By CH

                        from Miami, Fl

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Nikon D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens (Black):

                        This is my first dslr and I am finding it to be a great choice. I am a beginner but am trying to become somewhat serious about photography and this camera has been a perfect platform for me.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Good experience

                        By Ricardo

                        from Washington DC

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to use

                        Cons

                        • none

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Nikon D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens (Black):

                          I received the camera that was schedule. Nikon D5200 is a good experience and 18-105 lens was a good choice. I recomend.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          very satisfied but...

                          By Ron

                          from Jerusalem Israel

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Nikon D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens (Black):

                          It is a month since i got the camera and i still didnt used all the possibilities which the D5200 offers. The use is according to the instructions and at the moment not beyond it.

                          The wonderfull things in the camera are the image sensor with 24.7 MP which is improving sharpness of the images.
                          The longvity of the regargeble battery which allows much more of images to be taken as well as, long enough for video not to be stopped in the middle of a scene. More than that - the short time needed to regarge.

                          But .... Iwould expect the kit lens to be 18-135.
                          The built in microphone inserts serounding noise which i would expect a handy filter to reduce it.
                          The user manual is not specifying well enough in details all the camera possibilities for instance how to take art and crafts photos, or what are the best conditions to film a concert in the case its allowed.
                          Availability to interface with other software on the market like Picassa
                          I would expect that user manual will be also translated to Hebrew

                          In general i am very hapy with the new camera.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          great camera

                          By new2nikon

                          from Minneapolis, MN

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Nikon D5200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens (Black):

                          great camera and it's easy to use.

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                          • No

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