Summary: At an MRP of Rs 46,950, the Nikon D5200 is definitely a worthy consideration for enthusiasts—it’s ideal for someone walking up the path to becoming a professional photographer. If you own a Nikon D5100 and are looking to upgrade to a higher-end model, rest assured this camera won’t let you down. You can opt only for the body, which costs Rs 41,450, if you already have multiple lenses or don’t need the stock 18-55 mm lens (NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR).
Excerpt: 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 dSLRs, alongside the convenience and built-in artistic flourishes of many point-and-shoot or smart phone camera systems.
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. Thanks to its 24.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3 processor -- which seems to be the same sensor-processor combo packed into the bigger, better, newer D7100 -- the D5200 offers more resolution in a mid-level camera than Nikon's ever offered before.
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 25,600, Generally good UI and menu system, Recent Settings function allows you to quickly recreate exposure settings from previous shots, Sophisticated 39-point, wide-area AF sy...
Cons: 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 25,600, Generally good UI and menu system, Recent Settings function allows you to quickly recreate exposure settings from previous shots, Sophisticated 39-point, wide-area AF sy...
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. This new autofocus system distinguishes the D5200 from the competition and makes it much better suited for action photography. The AF performs in relation to the lens used.
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, Reasonable built-quality, Good battery-life
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, Lens mount lacks mechanical-coupling
Summary: Conclusion Nikon's D5200 sits in the middle of the most current triumvirate of Nikon cropped sensor DSLRs -- the D3200, 5200 and 7100. Its MSRP is $100 more than the D3200 but it offers an articulating 3 inch monitor, an extra frame per second in its high-speed continuous shooting mode and a more advanced autofocus system as recompense.
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 make it rewarding to shoot with. Whether you're a casual shooter or a budding photographer, the D5200 grants the tools you need to consistently capture great images.
Pros: An articulating LCD screen facilitates shooting at any angle.
Conclusion: It's also a nicely constructed camera, and the limited number of buttons and dials make it unintimidating to novice photographers, while enthusiasts will find that they have all the control that they want within easy reach.
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. None of those pesky MILCs or compact digicams can satisfy the hunger! Besides, it’s a Nikon. And the specs are damn fine.