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Nikon D5200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 968 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the screen and lens. The image quality and value for money also get good feedback, whereas the finish and image stabilizer get negative reviews. There are some mixed opinions about the build quality.

usability, value for money, image quality, lens, screen

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Nikon D5200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Nikon D5200 Review


The Nikon D5200 seems to be a unique combination of features of earlier Nikon models. Housed inside the body of a D5100 is a high-resolution 24.1MP image sensor from the D3200; the auto-focus 39-point system module from the D7000; and the Expeed 3...

The camera is pretty lightweight at about 550 grams and fits very snugly in your hand. With the dials and buttons within easy access of your fingers, it is very easy to operate. However, one has to be careful with the monitor, especially if he has a... - SILVER AWARD

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Nikon D5200


As Nikon's 'advanced beginner' DSLR, the D5200 sits between the entry-level D3200 and the enthusiast-targeted D7100 in the company's most recent APS-C lineup. The D5200 offers 24MP resolution (like its APS-C stablemates), an articulated rear LCD and...

Excellent low ISO performance in both JPEG and Raw files ; Class-leading noise performance at high ISO sensitivities ; Very good default JPEG settings ; Articulated rear screen ; Effective auto white balance in a variety of lighting conditions ; Auto...

Slow AF in live view and video modes (compared to mirrorless APS-C cameras) ; No real-time aperture adjustment in live view ; Relatively small image buffer limits burst capacity in Raw-enabled modes ; Soft video output at default settings ; No aperture...

The Nikon D5200 is a solid performer that delivers excellent image quality and impressive high ISO performance along with an articulated screen and a control interface appropriate for users stepping up to a DSLR.

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Nikon D5200 (with 18-105mm lens, Black)


The Nikon D5100 is a solid camera with excellent photo and video quality, but relatively sluggish performance tarnishes its allure for me. Nikon fixes that in the D5200 with the same new autofocus and metering systems that debuted in the D600 , plus an...

With excellent photo and video quality for its class, a fluid shooting design and solid feature set, the Nikon D5200 delivers a lot for the money.

Though it has no significant flaws, the lack of an autofocus motor in the body limits your lens-selection flexibility.

The Nikon D5200 makes a great choice for family and vacation photographers.


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Nikon D5200: Lab Test Results & Comments


The D5200 follows Nikon's D5100 and offers a new sensor with higher resolution (24MP instead of 16MP in the D5100). The new camera has an APS-C-sized CMOS sensor and uses a fast and reliable AF system with 39 focus sensors, including nine cross-type...

High-resolution images with high dynamic range ; Compact body; easy handling ; Swivel LCD for comfortable photo and video shooting ; Full HD video with manual settings

Missing WLAN and GPS system ; Only one setup dial and an eight-way cursor field to set up image parameters

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Camera Test: Nikon D5200


When Nikon first created its step-up 5000 series with the D5000, it was conspicuous as the sole Nikon DSLR with an articulating LCD screen. Now, the third generation of the tilt/swivel set, the D5200 ($797, street, body only; $897 with 18–55mm...

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Nikon D5200


Nikon latest sub-$1000 DSLR doesn't drastically improve upon the D5100, but is that really such a bad thing?

In buying the D5200 over the D5100, you're spending a little extra on video, a little on WiFi, a bit on extra pixels, but most of it on the new autofocus system.


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Nikon D5200


The Nikon D5200 is the company's latest 'upper entry-level' DSLR, aimed both at beginners and those looking for a step-up from a basic budget model. Announced in November 2012, it comes just over a year and a half after its predecessor, the D5100. It's...

Great image quality with low noise ; 5fps continuous shooting ; 39-point with 9 cross-type AF system ; Partial manual video exposure ; Clean 1080p HDMI video out

Reduced battery life ; Lacks viewfinder eye sensor ; Lacks touch-screen ; Lacks Depth of Field preview ; Slow and noisy kit lens

The D5200 is a solid upgrade to Nikon's upper entry level model and a real advance in a number of key areas. Its AF and metering systems were previously only available on the next model up the range - the D7000 and it has a brand new 24 Megapixel...

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Nikon D5200


The Nikon D5200 finally made its way to the US at CES 2013. I spent a few minutes checking out the new camera at a press event and wanted to pass along some images and initial thoughts on this entry-level DSLR.

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Nikon D5200 review


Find out in our Nikon D5200 review whether Nikon's 24.1-megapixel DSLR with its 39-point AF and 2,016-pixel RGB sensor is the new camera you've been waiting for.

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Nikon D5200 Review


No matter what your ambitions or skill level are, this camera could arguably be an ideal option for many when it comes down to plonking the plastic on the counter or tapping the computer key to order offline. For many a budding photographer with...

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: Yes
Image Stabiliser: No
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:Optical / Electronic Viewfinder / Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD


Bluetooth: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:23.5 x 15.6 mm


Longest Shutter Speed in s:30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/4000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Nikon EN-EL14


Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: Yes
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes