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?
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...
Conclusion: The under-$1,000 Nikon D5200 is a capable D-SLR that delivers impressive image quality and continuous shooting at 4 frames per second, earning it our Editors' Choice.
Pros: Excellent image quality. Fast autofocus. 4fps continuous shooting. Sharp vari-angle LCD. 39-point autofocus system. Fast to start and shoot. 1080i60 video capture. Wi-Fi and GPS add-ons available.
Cons: Small pentamirror viewfinder. Will not autofocus with screw-drive lenses. Noisy focus during video recording. Only one control wheel.
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.
Summary: The Nikon D5200 is the successor to the upper entry level D5100. It's an advanced DSLR aimed at beginners and those looking for something a little more sophisticated than an entry level model.
Pros: Great image quality with low noise., 5fps continuous shooting., 39-point with 9 cross-type AF system., Partial manual video exposure., Clean 1080p HDMI video out.
Cons: Reduced battery life., Lacks viewfinder eye sensor., Lacks touch-screen., Lacks Depth of Field preview., Slow and noisy kit lens.
Summary: A more affordable alternative to the D5300
Pros: High-res sensor, Proven AF system, Articulating screen, Good interface, The Nikon D5200's 24.1-million-pixel sensor is capable of recording lots of detail, especially in raw files at low sensitivity settings, and the articulating screen makes it easy to compose still life, landscape and macro ima...
Cons: Special Effect JPEG only, No touchscreen, Few direct controls, Nikon's smaller DSLRs are in competition with compact system cameras (CSCs) for the attention of photographers looking for something better than a compact camera. Many CSCs now have touchscreen control - often backed up by a healthy c...
Excerpt: The Nikon D5200, announced at the end of 2012, sits between the D3200 and D7100 in the Nikon DSLR range, and eclipses the opposition for resolution by including an impressive 24.1MP sensor. It even outdoes full-frame cameras like the Canon 5D MkIII.