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Nikon D5200 Digital Camera

$369.95
SLR 24.1MP CMOS No Nov 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Waterproof Release Date
16 industry awards
Good quality lens
Reasonably priced
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Features

Superior Technical Features

36 customers concluded that this digital camera had good features.


Reviews

16 Industry Awards

Experts rave about this high megapixel camera and have given it 16 awards.

This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by review sites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs, Lydogbilde.no and Lydogbillede.dk all of whom concluded that this digital camera was great.

The experts at websites Trusted Reviews, Akam.no, Vido.com.ua and Hardwarezone.com.ph all decided that concluded that they would endorse this Nikon digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Three other expert review sites all wrote that this high megapixel camera was excellent and gave it their highest award. PC Mag, Photoreview.com.au and Reviewed.com all gave this digital camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

Furthermore, the editor of website Onfoto.ru concluded that this Nikon digital camera was great and gave it a "Silver" award and the editor of website What Digital Camera concluded that it was exceptional and gave it a "Gold" award.

Two more expert review sites both concluded that this digital camera was good. This camera received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com and it received a "Good Stuff" award from Camerastuffreview.com/nl/.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on 51 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews this high megapixel camera has an average expert rating of 81 out of 100.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 719 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Nikon camera is brilliant. Over 81% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 98% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. Most D5200 owners think it is one of the very best digital cameras of this age and type.

Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 28,143 user and expert reviews (including 3,355 verified purchases), Nikon has good ratings for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically within its high megapixel cameras range compared to other brands. 97% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Good Quality Pictures

195 customers considered that this digital camera was able to produce good images, 10 owners thought this digital camera had a good picture resolution and three people who reviewed it considered that it was good in low light. two customers who purchased this digital camera wrote that it was able to produce clear pictures and two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good in terms of colour rendition.

Good Quality Lens

16 customers considered that it had a good lens, 11 customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good autofocus and five customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good zoom.

Good Video Capture

17 customers who bought it concluded that it was good for video recording.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

12 people who bought it agreed that it had a good screen.


Support

Helpful Technical Guidance

Three owners who reviewed the product considered that it had good technical guidance.


Power

Excellent Battery Life

Nine owners who bought the Nikon D5200 thought it had a good battery life.


Design

Easy to Use

97 customers who reviewed the Nikon D5200 wrote that it was easy to use, 19 people who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to use the menus and four owners agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. four owners who bought it thought it was easy to setup.

Great Product Quality

76 people wrote that this digital camera was good quality.

Nice Design

12 people said in their reviews that the product was good looking and two customers wrote in their reviews that it was smooth.

Robust

Five people who reviewed the product wrote that it was well made.

Not Waterproof

The Nikon D5200 is not waterproof. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon D5200 supports video recording. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon D5200 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. In addition, this Nikon digital camera support video resolutions of 640 x 424 pixels, 1280 x 720 pixels and 640 x 360 pixels and 960 x 540 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Across all high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Four customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was compact.

Average Weight

With a weight of 505 grams, the Nikon D5200 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 ($449) (407g), or the EOS 700D - Rebel T5i ($469.99) (580g) both from Canon.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was November 2012 when this Nikon camera was released.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon D5200 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also support Wi-Fi.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including the Nikon 1 J5 ($278), or the Sony DSC-WX500 ($348) both of which are cheaper.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a Wi-Fi and we think the Samsung NX1100 is also worth considering.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Nikon D5200 has a pretty typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Canon EOS 600D - Rebel T3i ($529) which is cheaper.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon D5200 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon D5200 supports video capability, as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support video capability currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper digital cameras such as the Nikon 1 J5 ($278), or the Sony DSC-WX500 ($348).

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support video capability which you might want to consider including the Samsung NX1100.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon D5200 has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera also have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think cheaper digital cameras such as the Nikon 1 J5 ($278) is also worth considering.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Canon EOS 700D - Rebel T5i ($469.99), or the Samsung NX1100 are also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon D5200 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon D5200 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon D5200 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including cheaper digital cameras such as the Nikon 1 J5 ($278), or the Sony DSC-WX500 ($348).

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Samsung NX1100.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D5200 has a higher still image resolution than most similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Nikon digital camera has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s), whereas most high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 4496 x 3000, 2992 x 2000, (L) 6000 x 4000 and (M) 4496 x 3000 and (S) 2992 x 2000.

This camera's still image resolution (6000 x 4000) is in fact the best still image resolution across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

The worst still image resolution across comparable types of camera is 640 x 360.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon D5200 has a higher image resolution than most high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution. The worst image resolution of all comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera is 4608 x 3456 pixels and the best is 7360 x 4912 pixels.

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24.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 24.1 megapixels digital camera.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Sony Alpha A5100 ($394.65) (24.3MP).

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D5200 has a GPS (satellite), as do most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Panasonic DMC-TZ60 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Samsung NX1100.

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Features Album Organization

The Nikon D5200 features album organization. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also feature album organization.

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Supports Custom Colours

The Nikon D5200 supports custom colours, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Calendar

The Nikon D5200 features calendar. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years also feature calendar.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Nikon D5200 supports dioptic correction. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera also support dioptic correction.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Nikon D5200 has an anti-dust function, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon D5200 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon D5200 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Supports Live View

The Nikon D5200 supports live view, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

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Features Histogram

The Nikon D5200 features histogram, as do most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Flash

Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Nikon D5200 has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have a shoe mounting point.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Nikon D5200 has an external flash connector, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon D5200 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Nikon D5200 has a self-timer. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have a self-timer.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Nikon D5200 has a carrying case. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have a carrying case.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon D5200 has a hand strap. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have a hand strap.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Nikon D5200 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon D5200 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon D5200 has a batteries included. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Features Noise Reduction

The Nikon D5200 features noise reduction, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Voice Recording

The Nikon D5200 features voice recording, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon D5200 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Microphone in

The Nikon D5200 has a microphone in. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a microphone in.

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Supports PictBridge

The Nikon D5200 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Has an HDMI

The Nikon D5200 has an HDMI. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera also have an HDMI.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Lens System

Quite Large Maximum Aperture Number

The Nikon D5200 has one of the larger maximum aperture numbers (40) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 15.

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Only One Aspherical Lens

The Nikon D5200 is a one aspherical lens camera.

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Battery

500 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera take between 110 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Nikon D5200 which takes 500 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Light Exposure

Supports Four ISO Sensitivities

The Nikon D5200 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "6400", "25600" and "12800" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon d5200wzbk, nikon ii55200mm, nikon f3556g, nikon f4556g, dx1855g
Barcodes 00018208015016, 00018208015030, 00018208015078, 00018208133116, 00018208134618, 00018208878529, 00018208879892, 00018208879977, 00018208893430, 00018208927197, 00018208927234, 00018208927265, 00018208927302, 00018208927364, 00018208928590, 00018208937271, 00018208937295, 00018208937325, 00018208937370, 00018208945207, 00018208995257, 00018208995264, 00018208995271, 00018208995288, 00018208997237, 00018208997411, 00018208997428, 00182080150308, 00845251059472, 01115371525225

Nikon D5200 Review Sources

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