Summary: This must have been a very successful camera to still be in the retail chain, unless there are just a lot of leftovers. I have had this camera for six years. It takes sharp pictures. Does a very creditable job with video, and amazingly the sound quality is awesome. It's small, handy, and pretty ruggedly built, though, thankfully I haven't put it through any unusual ordeals. The downside is that interior pictures have a lot of distortion.
Summary: I bought this camera for my daughter....she likes it. I decided to buy this camera because it was a nikon and I know that they are one of the better ones, if not the best type of camera. I was looking for the kind that had a rechargable battery but this one will work just fine for her.
Summary: I've had this camera for a little over 2 and a half years. It has lots of features, and I have taken some decent pictures with it, but I have also been very frustrated trying to get a nice clean picture. (It is always blurry, or slightly out of focus) For a little while now, the door to the battery has been half broken. Now it is completely broken and won't stay shut. Not by my doing, the plastic that would hold it closed wore down and broke off.
Summary: I started with the Coolpix 4300 but it was painfully slow and temperamental. So I upgraded to the 5200, which I loved to put in my pocket and snap away with, as a simpler alternative to my D70. After a year or two, though, the 5200 would start up with a black screen about half the time. I have to restart it and restart it in the hope that it will get back into working mode.
Summary: My previous Nikon (Coolpix 3700) took fantastic pictures, sharp, clear...top notch. This 5200, although it is more comfortable to handle because it's a better fit in my hands, has been a huge disappointment because it doesn't seem to ever have good focus. I'm an average photographer who would've thought it was my own fault, but having had such excellent results with my previous Nikon, the 3700, I think it must have something to do with this model...or I got a lemon.
If It Just Weren't For The Poor Focusing System...
Or Hiltch, Amazon
20 July 2005
Summary: Summarizing major issues: Pros: - High definition pictures. Colors are great, pictures clarity is really amazing at times (if you can get it focused - read more of this bellow). - Great Design. Small and compact, so you can comfortably carry it with you inside a pocket or so. Stylish and good looking. - Fairly easy to operate. Navigation in and between menus is straightforward and comfortable. On-screen display is great.
Excerpt: "I had this camera for christmas a couple of years ago. It was then about £250 although the price has now been to reduced to around £190-good value for what it is. The digital camera is excellent quality. Very light, comfortable to hold and easy to use. I found the numerous modes, such as Party, Portrait, Nightime, Panorama, Sport, Museum, Beach/ Snow, Sunset, Dusk/ Dawn, Landscape and Close-up incredibly useful and applicable. Options such as BSS ...
Excerpt: Kameran har en enkel snygg design och är liten, som fungerar om man inte söker en explosiv kamera. Den fungerar skit bra och är rätt billig på marknaden, om den nu finns kvar. Men några saker som jag inte tycker om är att det är en liten display(suck). Bilden isäg är vldigt ren och snygg i skälva displayen och ljudet är bra, det ända jag kan säga. Batterie tiden på kameran är ganska dålig om man säger så.
Summary: Ho comprato la nikon coolpix 5200 più di un anno e mezzo fa.. devo dire che mi aspettavo meglio rispetto a ciò che ho "guadagnato" comprandola.. sicuramente i suoi 5.1 megapixel, il suo efficacissimo zoom e i 15 tipi di scene (15 opzioni per scattare la foto al meglio: controluce, notturno, interni ecc ecc) la rendono un'invidiabile acquisto.. ma la di là di tutto questo, il problema più grande che ho avuto è dovuto proprio alla sua professionalità..
Pros: buona risoluzione e zoom
Cons: troppo complicata per chi non si intende di macchine digitali