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: 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? Find out in the clip above!
Summary: With excellent low light performance, reliable results and speedy access to the most common settings, the D5200 makes it easy to make the most of your photography, whatever the conditions. Focusing could be a little faster, but other than that it's a great choice for the all-round, ambitious consumer.
Cons: No touchscreen; Undercut by close competitors; Slightly laggy focusing.
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.
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.
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, Generous frame coverage of 39-point AF array, Customizeable Fn button, In-camera Raw processing, Ability to output uncompressed HD video to an external recorder, Manual audio r...
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 default 60i output, When shooting in live view, rear screen is blacked out until data is written to the card, File numbering default that resets after every card format