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Nikon D5200
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Nikon D5200

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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D5200

Channel5
13 December 2014
  • Excerpt: Nikon’s a big name in the camera world, and we’ve got the company’s D5200 DSLR armed with a massive 24.1-megapixel sensor to put through its paces. It’s a capable shooter, complete with full HD video skills and superb image quality, but does its fiddly controls get in the way?
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Steve's Digicams
15 August 2013
  • Summary: In early January of this year, Nikon announced a new entry-level dSLR model at CES 2013, the D5200. Aimed at photographers looking to make the jump from point-and-shoot cameras, the D5200 offers an affordable option where users will find all the performance and manual image controls in high quality...
  • Pros: High image quality, Swiveling LCD helps get creative angles, Solid low-light performance, Fast and accurate auto focus, Customizable function buttons, Help system for beginners, Appealing special effects and filters, Very adjustable picture controls, HDR shooting mode, Optional wireless adapter
  • Cons: Only one control/thumb wheel, Burst modes could be faster, Built-in flash is weak, Wi-Fi and GPS not included (but optional), Viewfinder could be bigger
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Overall 9
9.0

Nikon D5200

Imaging Resource
14 June 2013
  • Conclusion: The Nikon D5200 is a lot of camera for the money, and though it's aimed at advanced beginners in terms of image quality and capabilities, it's not too far removed from DSLRs geared for more serious photographers.
  • Pros: 24.1-megapixel CMOS sensor delivers high resolution images and generally great image quality, Comfortably familiar body design that features some welcome refinements, Excellent high-ISO performance for its class, Excellent dynamic range, Standard ISO from 100 to 6400, with extended range up to 25...
  • Cons: Slightly slower than average autofocus speeds, Low-light AF performance not as good as some competing models, Changing some basic settings takes more time and effort than it should, Optical viewfinder is tiny and cramped, Special Effects (accessible from Mode dial) are limited (just seven), and t...
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Overall 8
7.9

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DP Review
25 May 2013
  • Summary: 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 that's appropriate for users stepping up to a DSLR.
  • Pros: 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 ISO selection can be linked to lens focal length, G...
  • Cons: 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 control in video mode, Upsampled video at defaul...
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TopTenREVIEWS
20 May 2013
  • Summary: For a fully featured, entry-level DSLR, the Nikon D5200 is one of the most cost-effective options out there. Excellent image quality and convenient features, like an articulating LCD screen, make it rewarding to shoot with.
  • Pros: An articulating LCD screen facilitates shooting at any angle.
  • Cons: Battery life is below average.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nikon D5200

neocamera.com
19 May 2013
  • Summary: The Nikon D5200 is the upper-entry-level camera in the Nikon DSLR lineup. Slotting itself just above the D3200 Nikon D3200 , it produces similar-quality images using a similar design. It incorporates a unique-in-its-class 39-point AF system with 9 cross-type points.
  • Pros: Excellent dynamic-range, Low image noise, Reasonable color accuracy, Excellent autofocus system accuracy, Fast 39-point AF with fast-lens in good light, Quick shutter-lag, Nearly instant black-out, Very fast power-on and power-off times, Quick to record and stop video, Rangefinder MF assistance, ...
  • Cons: Loss of fine-details at ISO 400+, Some exposure issues, Poor AWB indoors and no interactive control, Slow shot-to-shoot speeds, Noise-Reduction, Sluggish interface, Odd Auto ISO behavior, LCD glare when settings are changed, Video-framing mask difficult to see, Live-View, Menu often required, Len...
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Overall 8
8.2

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Digital Camera Review
17 May 2013
  • Summary: Introduced here in the United States at the annual Consumer Electronics Show this past January in Las Vegas , the D5200 is, logically, the follow on camera to Nikon’s D5100. Combined with the introduction of the D3200 and more recently the D7100, this completes Nikon’s latest modernization of their...
  • Pros: Good still and video image quality, Light and compact, Competitive high ISO performance, 5 fps continuous shooting speed, Capable autofocus system
  • Cons: Minimal external controls for adjusting camera settings, Lacks weather sealing of some direct competitors, 95% coverage of viewfinder makes accurate framing a bit problematic
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D5200 Review

yooip.com
2 May 2013
  • Summary: The Nikon D5200 is a powerful DSLR with updated control functions and 24 MP CMOS Sensor. Its articulating LCD screen allows you to capture quality videos in various directions without changing your position.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon D5200 Review

Digital Photography School
15 March 2013
  • Excerpt: 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 ambitions a DSLR is the best game in town.
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Overall 8
7.8

Expert Review

reviewed
12 March 2013
  • Summary: Nikon latest sub-$1000 DSLR doesn't drastically improve upon the D5100, but is that really such a bad thing?
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