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Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black)

BH #NID52001855B • MFR #1503
Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black)
Key Features
  • 24.1MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 3 Image Processor
  • 3.0" 921k-Dot Vari-Angle LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080i Video Recording at 60 fps
The Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera features a 24.1MP DX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3 image processor to produce high quality imagery while delivering fast performance to all camera functions. The combination of these two technologies is a native sensitivity up to ISO 6400, which is then further expandable to ISO 25600. The processing speed of the EXPEED 3 also contributes to a fast continuous shooting rate of 5fps.
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Nikon D5200 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Imaging Technology
  • 339-Point Autofocus System
  • 42,016-Pixel RGB Sensor and Scene Recognition System
  • 5High Continuous Shooting Rates
  • 6Vari-Angle LCD Monitor
  • 7Full HD Movie Recording
  • 8Built-In HDR and Active D-Lighting
  • 9Scene Modes, Picture Control, and Special Effects
  • 10Compatible with WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter

The Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera features a 24.1MP DX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3 image processor to produce high quality imagery while delivering fast performance to all camera functions. The combination of these two technologies is a native sensitivity up to ISO 6400, which is then further expandable to ISO 25600. The processing speed of the EXPEED 3 also contributes to a fast continuous shooting rate of 5fps.

A 39-point autofocus system enables the D5200 to acquire precise focus quickly across the image frame, and nine cross-type points are centrally located to give even more accurate focusing abilities to critical subject matter. In regard to exposure handling, a 2,016-pixel RGB sensor is utilized by Nikon's Scene Recognition System to analyze both color and brightness values within a scene to best determine exposure settings as well as white balance, i-TTL, and also focus settings.

HD video recording is supported in multiple frame rates and formats up to full HD 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps. Manual exposure control is possible during recording through modifying the shutter speed or ISO settings and continuous auto focusing is also possible when working with the full-time servo AF mode. Audio can be recorded using the built-in stereo microphone or through the use of an optional external microphone, both of which can be manually controlled across 20 levels during recording.

Image playback and live view monitoring is possible with the 3.0" 921k-dot LCD monitor, which features tilt and swivel capabilities for better use at high or low angles. For eye-level viewing, a pentamirror optical viewfinder is built-in for viewing and composing scenes quickly and intuitively.

The D5200 features a variety of built-in imaging technologies, such as Active D-Lighting and HDR capabilities, to further enhance the look of your imagery while shooting. Scene modes, Picture Control, and Special Effects can also be applied to imagery to give a more creative, aesthetic appearance to your work. For instantly sharing your photos and video, the D5200 is compatible with the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter (optional) for wirelessly connecting your camera to an Android or iOS mobile device.

Included with the camera body is the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens, which is equivalent to a 27-82.5mm lens in the 35mm format. This 3x zoom range gives a highly usable range of focal lengths to suit most shooting applications. The lens construction has been optimized for DX-sized sensors and is a compact, lightweight lens that is ideal for traveling. A Silent Wave Motor provides smooth auto focusing while the incorporation of Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization helps to compensate for the effects of camera shake in order to produce a sharper image.

Imaging Technology
At the heart of the D5200 is a 24.1-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor and the EXPEED 3 image processor. The combination of these two technologies enables high resolution imagery with great detail and quality. The power and speed afforded by the image processor also provides high ISO performance up to an expandable range of 100-25600. Noise reduction technologies are employed during use to help render low-light photography with the utmost sharpness and clarity.
39-Point Autofocus System
A 39-point autofocus system, with nine cross-type sensors, is employed to acquire precise focus quickly and easily. The AF system is equally effective with both still and moving subjects and utilizes a unique 3D tracking system to detect and memorize the color of your subject to effectively track its movements.
2,016-Pixel RGB Sensor and Scene Recognition System
The exclusive Scene Recognition System paired with a 2,016-pixel RGB sensor is able to analyze color and brightness information within a scene to automatically determine precise exposure, i-TTL flash, white balance, and focus settings. By analyzing both color and overall brightness, imagery appears more naturally-rendered and detailed compared to purely measuring brightness values.
High Continuous Shooting Rates
The D5200 is capable of capturing full-resolution still images at a continuous rate of 5 fps. This speed affords you the ability to easily track moving subjects or record fast-paced events. The optical viewfinder benefits this shooting speed by allowing you to more instinctively pan with your moving subject, whereas shooting in live view will render the shooting nearly silent for more discreet applications.
Vari-Angle LCD Monitor
The 3.0" LCD monitor features a vari-angle design, which allows you to tilt and swivel the monitor to better suit shooting from high or low angles. Its 921k-dot resolution provides high definition quality for more precise monitoring and image review. The menu navigation has also been simplified from past models, giving a more intuitive system of navigation through camera functions. Additionally, three background color choices are available: black, brown, and blue.
Full HD Movie Recording
The D5200 is able to capture Full HD video up to 1920 x 1080 with multiple frame rates up to 60i/50i. The vari-angle LCD monitor is well-suited to video monitoring and provides a natural method for composing scenes and following moving subjects. An HDMI type-C output is also available for connecting your camera to an HDTV for movie playback.

When working in manual mode while recording movies, exposure can be easily controlled through modifying the shutter speed and ISO settings. Continuous auto focusing is possible while recording when working in the full-time-servo AF mode (AF-F), which also provides subject tracking for better controlling your focus plane in fast-paced shooting situations. Face-priority AF is also available while recording HD movies.

A built-in stereo microphone can be used to record sound during filming, and can be controlled automatically or manually across 20 levels. These levels can be viewed before and during recording. Additionally, the D5200 supports the use of an external microphone for even greater control over your recorded sound with movies.
Built-In HDR and Active D-Lighting
For capturing images with immense contrast, built-in HDR is able to extend the D5200's native dynamic range capabilities by recording multiple exposures and blending well-controlled shadow and highlight exposures into a single image. HDR is most-suitable for stationary subject matter, whereas Active D-Lighting can suit moving subjects while still providing exposure and color control benefits.
Scene Modes, Picture Control, and Special Effects
16 different scene modes and six picture control settings allow you to further refine the look of your still imagery in-camera. Scene modes include: Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close up, Night portrait, Night landscape, Party/indoor, Beach/snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Pet portrait, Candlelight, Blossom, Autumn colors, and Food. Picture Control settings include: Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, and Landscape.

When working with HD movies, you can apply Special Effects to alter the look of your videos. These effects include: Selective color, Miniature effect, Color sketch, Silhouette, High key, Low key, and Night vision.
Compatible with WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
The D5200 is compatible with the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter to provide wireless connectivity to your camera. This enables you to instantly share imagery from your camera to Android or iOS mobile devices for sharing on imaging sites or through email. Additionally you can use your wireless device as a remote viewfinder and shutter release for taking photographs with your camera set at a distance.

Nikon D5200 Specs

Sensor Resolution
Actual: 24.71 Megapixel
Effective: 24.1 Megapixel
Exposure Control
Metering Method
3D Color Matrix, Center-Weighted Average, Spot
Aspect Ratio
Bit Depth
Approx. 0.78x
Diopter Adjustment
-1.7 to +0.7
Focus Mode
Continuous-Servo AF, , Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus Points
Flash Modes
Auto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Fill Flash, Off, Red-Eye Reduction, Second-Curtain Sync, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
External Flash Connection
Shoe Mount
Battery Type
1x EN-EL14 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.4 VDC, 1030 mAh
Kit Lens
Angle of View
76° to 25.5°
Minimum Focus Distance
11.02" / 27.99 cm
Optical Design
7 Elements in 5 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
Image Stabilization
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.78 x 2.91" / 70.61 x 73.91 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
13 x 7 x 5"

Nikon D5200 Reviews

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I am a little concerned about the charge-coupled electronic shutter since no other camera has it. Any negatives about this type of shutter?
Asked by: Nick
The charge coupled electronic shutter in the Nikon D5200, does not cause any special problems, and users are very happy with that D5200 camera.
Answered by: Lenny
Date published: 2019-08-26


Would this be a good camera for personal/travel photography, as well as web series? (Think short films 4-7mins). I am nervous to grab a Sony because Nikon/Canon have a stronger reputation as per my sphere of reference.
Asked by: Jordan M.
the Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens is a good personal, and travel camera, as well as good for video for the Web. The ability to record sound during the video recording is a feature that benefits from external microphones. Being able to use many different fine Nikon lenses, is also a very good reason to choose a Nikon DSLR.
Answered by: Lenny
Date published: 2019-08-26


Why is there no mirror lockup?
Asked by: Nick
The Nikon d5200 and D5300 do have Mirror lock up, a simple search on Youtube will guide you on where to find it.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-28


What is the difference between a Charge-Coupled Electronic shutter and a mechanical shutter?
Asked by: Nick
An electronic shutter would allow the user to shoot at a higher continuous rate and in some cases, making the camera operate more quietly. A mechanical shutter may not trigger as fast as an electronic shutter, but it will allow for flash functions such as high speed sync to be used, depending on the camera model.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-28


whats included?
Asked by: joel g.
The Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black) B&H # NID52001855B is discontinued. The current version, Nikon D5600 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens B&H # NID56001855, will include the following: Nikon D5600 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm LensAF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR LensEN-EL14A Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery for Select Nikon CamerasMH-24 Quick ChargerDK-25 Rubber EyecupAN-DC3 Camera Strap (Black)BF-1B Body CapLimited 1-Year Nikon USA Warranty
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Does this camera have a headphone jack?
Asked by: Jeff C.
No it does not.
Answered by: CHRISTMAS H.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Will this work in a commercial studio situation shooting product with electronic flash?
Asked by: Nick
That depends a lot on the amount of use and what you are photographing. I bought this for my daughter because she kept taking my D300. The D5200 is a lot newer and has better technology but it is a lot smaller than my D300. I think of the thousand 5200 etc series as a very capable consumer camera and the hundred D800 etc series as a midrange Professional camera with the single number cameras like the D5 the top of the scale. This camera will work with my flash commander to use with slave flashes but if I had to hold the camera I would want the bigger sized body. My daughter loves the camera and is extremely happy with it. She is a very good photographer so any camera will do the job but she loves the smaller body because she has smaller hands. The lenses are all interchangeable with my D300 so she has a lot of options available. However she finds the included lense is perfect for city style candid photos.
Answered by: William G.
Date published: 2018-08-28


What does it mean when it says imported?
Asked by: Anonymous
Items marked Imported are imported and/or distributed by other entities and are warranted by B&H Photo-Video. Imported products do not qualify for manufacturers rebate programs.There is no difference in the item itself. Full details can be found here:
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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