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: 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).
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.
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. The 39 point AF system, AA filter, lens-dependent Auto ISO implementation and image noise reduction capability adds to its quality and performance. However the LCD screen could have been made touch-enabled to increase its value further.
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
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 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. It sits between the D3200 and the D7100 in the Nikon DX line up, sharing the same 24 Megapixel resolution as the former, but with a newly designed sensor offering better noise performance and higher dynamic range.
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: The basics 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!