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Nikon D5200 Camera : Review

Nikon has done it again with its rendition of perfection – The Nikon D5200. It has managed to create a masterpiece, combining the best features of its earlier DSLR versions – the D7000 and the D3200.


This single lens reflex digital camera is an example of modern sophistication and conventional efficiency. It has both the D7000’s remarkable AF system, and the D3200’s image sensor marvel.

Following the Nikon’s 2009 DSLR version – the D5000, and the subsequent 2011 update – the D5100, this new launch confirms the company’s hold on the market as a leader in the innovation of low-range high performance DSLR cameras with LCD screen pivots and Live View technology.

Let’s have a look at some of its dynamic features:-


Measuring 5.1 x 3.9 x 3.1”, this DSLR even comes in brown and red metallic colors.


Image Capture Features

  • It houses a 24.1 megapixel DX-format sensor promising high image definition.
  • The camera’s 39-point Autofocus tracking and face detection features make shooting portraits, background blurs, and moving action shots a breeze.
  • Its ISO 100 to ISO 6400 sensitivity range offers amazing lighting adjustment.
  • The camera’s Scene Recognition System features a 2016-pixel RGB sensor for screen color and brightness accuracy.
  • Its vari-angle monitor offers flexibility of shooting angles and image perspectives.
  • In keeping with the Nikon DSLR family trend, the D5200’s expansive high-resolution LCD monitor pivots to give you maximum framing space and varied shooting angles especially for those difficult over head, low angle or cramped space shots.
  • Its Live View mode guarantees precise framing. Just clicking the Live View button enables you to see your actual shot size on the 3” screen and compose your shots before capturing them. This allows you to pay special attention to those miniscule frame details.

Power Feature

  • It is powered by EXPEED 3 engine processor, same as in the D4.
  • The camera houses a rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14 battery.
  • It comes with an EH-5B AC adapter.

Video and Sound

  • Recording full HD videos with multiple frame rates makes video-shooting easy as you do not have to worry about keeping your moving subjects in focus at all times.
  • The camera has a built-in microphone that captures sound in stereo, and guarantees astounding sound quality.

Playback Features

  • full frame and thumbnail image playback
  • playback zoom
  • movie and photo slideshow playback
  • histogram display
  • auto image rotation
  • up to 36 characters of image comments

Wireless Features

  • You don’t need an infrared controller for this camera. With its Wireless Mobile Adapter, you can remotely control it from your AndroidTM or iOS device. This way you can put yourself in the shot as well, and tag all those priceless memories.
  • The camera’s Wireless Remote Controller gives you uninterrupted shutter release control from over 20 metres away.

Lens Compatibility

  • Much like its predecessors of the Nikon range, the D5200 is compatible with all modern AF-I and AF-S lenses.
  • However it cannot autofocus with screw-drive AF lenses, as it does not have an internal autofocus motor.
  • It is compatible with zoom, wide angle, and other lenses across the NIKKOR range, as well.

The D5200 like its Nikon D Series, cousins is put together in such a way, that shooting becomes extremely elementary even if you are a novice in handling DSLR cameras.

The camera arrived in the US in late January, this year, and has already stormed the market with its high density image sensing and efficiency driven wireless capacities.

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About Vishal Gaikar

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