Summary: After my last Nikon, which I really liked, had some problems with the zoom lens opening, I set out to find another camera. I really don't like change, so I looked for another Nikon with which I could use my rechargeable ion batteries and SD card. I chose the Nikon 5200. Bad choice. Maybe I just got a lemon? Not sure, but what I do know is that this camera takes the worst pictures.
Summary: I really wanted to love this camera - but alas, it was not to be. The ability to capture video with sound at VGA was a real big selling point for me, but of course, it is primarily a still camera....which is where it falls terribly short. The first one I bought I had to return because the focus was defective. I called Nikon and they said to take it back.
Summary: Bought this and the new SONY P100 yesterday and compared both in detail. We took the same shot on both and had both developed at a Professional photo lab so the prints would be able to be compared. The Nikon felt awesome in the hand, Turned on fast and did almost everything right. We started to see problems when shooting in sunlight. The screen on the Sony was much more readable. Like 30-40% better readability. Ok , now for the bad news..
Summary: WELL I HAVE OWNED THIS CAMERA FOR AROUND A YEAR AND A HALF! THE CAMERA ITS SELF IS NOW QUITE SCRATCHED AND DOESNT ZOOM BECAUSE OF INCIDENTS WHEN I'VE DROPPED IT , WELL IT ZOOMS OUT BUT NOT IN AS WHEN I DROPPED IN IT WRECKED THE ZOOM IN BOTTON ANY WAYS THE CAMERA ITS SELF STILL WORKS AND IS STILL CONTINUING TO TAKE GOOD QUALITY PICTURES! I TAKE IT EVERY WHERE WITH ME WELL I USED 2 BUT NOW IT LOOKS OLD, MY FAULT FOR HAVING BUTTER FINGERS.
Summary: Do not entertain even thinking of purchasing this or any other Nikon Product. My Coolpix is just 14 months old and has gone wrong. Nikon want a total of £75 to fix it. the camera only cost £180. Their aftercare service absolutely sucks. Avoid ALL NIKON porducts. Buy at your own risk.