Summary: I was sent a USED camera! No doubt about it. The flip-out screen looked like someone's sticky fingered child had gotten a hold of it. Smear marks and scratches all over it. Additionally, the recess where the screen docks is filled with enough dirt, dust and grime to fill someone's rolled up blue jean cuffs. Looks like it had been on a nature hike. It's going back, TODAY! A VERY BIG DISAPPOINTMENT, AMAZON!!!
Summary: Love this camera, and it came in a timely fashion. I would recommend to anyone who is looking for a Digital SLR camera, do your research and see which ones you like. I looked at both the Canon and Nikon cameras, and they are both really good cameras. It comes down to your preference for how the set up is and layout, and what options come on the camera. I would say that the Nikon is not as amateur friendly if you are new to a digital SLR camera.
Summary: I'm a novice photographer, so this camera works well for me. I decided to buy the 5100 camera body rather than the 5200 camera body mainly due to the price difference. I think my money is better utilized on good lenses instead of the newer camera body.
Summary: I think the Nikon D5100 is one of the best DSLR cameras for the money. Get a nice used one for far less than the D5200 and I think it's a better camera. Who needs 24 megapixels? I'm now on my second one (first one was stolen) and I would readily buy another if need be. The only time I would upgrade is to go up to a FX format camera.