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

(based on 147 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (113)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 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 147 customers

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5.0

Great camera for the price

By Wayne

from Alexandria, Virginia

Verified Buyer

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

There are lots of things I love about this camera but I'm just going to share one. I like looking through the viewfinder to take pictures, not looking at the display. It always annoyed me to have to mash my nose against displays to take pictures. This one folds out and gives me a bit more room for my nose, plus I don't have to clean the display every time I take a photo. It's the little things.

 
5.0

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By Rodrigo

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Still learning how to use all the features but so far I'm loving it

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good camera

By Ruiz

from Boston

Verified Buyer

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

I'm a teacher and these are the cameras we use. They are great. I really love that the settings show on the lcd screen and the image of the aperture getting bigger and smaller helps my students remember how to use it! Also, just a good quality camera. The kit lens isn't great, obviously, but plenty for our students.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Camera

By Lauryn

from Alabama

Verified Buyer

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

This is a great camera for a beginner photographer! I would highly recommend this item.

 
5.0

I would defiantly refer this to another friend

By Julie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I love it, probably the best beginner dslr out there

 
4.0

Upgraded Camera

By DaRealMrJoker

from New York

Verified Buyer

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

I recently traded-in my old camera for this Nikon D5200, and I absolutely love this camera. I've used it to create a YouTube video and the quality was great. Can't wait to add new lenses to this camera.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent camera for a bargain price.

By Oldognewtrix

from South Central USA

Verified Buyer

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

High quality images and easy operation for the entry level photographer. Lots of customization yet point and shoot for the novice.Sharp lens, extra sdhc storage capacity with high pixel count allow for great cropping opportunity. Lightweight and small physical size make it very comfortable when carrying. Most of my lenses and accessories from my D80 work with this camera. I used this to replace my D80 that got the famous flashing error defect after 452 photos. I am waiting on parts to repair it. I don't miss the D80 since I purchased this camera. I highly recommend the D5200. B&H sets the standard for customer service in the World of photography. Just simply the absolute best.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Camera

By Luke The Filmer

from Rockport, ME

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

I use this camera to take action pictures and it is the best I have had yet. The shutter lag speed I don't even know is there it's so fast. Also the picture quality of the sports mode is great. I have used it a few times to take still life photos and it is so good. The manual options took a little bit of messing around with but, once I figured it out it's super easy. There are so many options. The videos are great, and switching between photo and video mode is super easy. To change the video fps it is a little tricky and you have to go into menu but its not that bad once you figure it out. The only bad thing I have found is that when it get low on better speed the shutter is disabled. This can be quite frustrating when you turn it on and you see you have battery and then you try to take a photo and it doesn't work. But, overall it is the best camera i have had and they only one I will have for a while.

 
5.0

Excellent Deal

By Conrad

from Albany, NY

Verified Buyer

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

Excellent camera. Very fast delivery.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

First DSLR - very happy with it

By NoviceShooter

from New York, NY

Verified Buyer

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

This is my first DSLR and I was looking for something that would be easy to use from the get go but that would also encourage me to learn more. So far I'm very happy with it. The kit lens is certainly the weakest part, but it's good enough that I plan to use it while learning more about my camera and until I can afford a better one. I researched a heck of a lot on prices before buying. If you don't care about WIFI, then this is the best deal you will find for a very good beginners camera.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's a great entry level camera!

By Julia

from Las Vegas

Verified Buyer

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

I bought this as a present for my father. For the price, I couldn't find another one can compete with it. My father was very impressed by the camera and pics he was able to take just using auto mode. He said he has taken the best pictures of his life, with this camera and it's lens.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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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