Summary Nikon D5200

Prices Price
Body only $547 With 18-55mm lens $646 - $647
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Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range #n/a of 7 Among similar cameras #n/a of 10
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Specifications Key specs
Sensor size Help APS-C 23.5x15.6mm Screen resolution Help 921k dots
Megapixels Help 24 MP Movie format Help 1080p @ 60fps
Screen size Help 3.0" Light sensitivity Help 6,400 ISO
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Replacement

Nikon has replaced the D5200 with the D5300.

Nikon D5300
Nikon D5300 announced October, 2013
Screen size Significantly larger screen
GPS Has a GPS
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag

Compare the new Nikon D5300 vs the D5200

Videos

Nikon D5200 Hands-on Review

Nikon D5200 Fun Features

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Nikon D5200 Hands-on Review
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Nikon D5200 product video (English)
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Pros

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The Nikon D5200 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
1,284 ISO
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
Dynamic range Wide dynamic range Help
13.9 EV
Startup delay Short startup delay Help
500 ms startup delay
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Focus points Many focus points Help
39
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Overall image quality Great overall image quality Help
84.0
Color depth Good color depth Help
24.2 bits
True resolution High true resolution Help
24 MP
Lens availability More lenses available Help
205 lenses
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Popularity Very popular Help
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Cons

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The Nikon D5200 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Battery life Shorter battery life Help
500 shots
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
95%
Thickness Thick Help
3.1"
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
0.51x
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
5 fps
Autofocus Contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Shutter lag Longer shutter lag Help
302 ms shutter lag
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second

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Discussion

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Muzzo (1:46 PM, July 28, 2014)
Hi .I'm using a D5100 and D5200 for video-shooting. I'm interested on buying some lights, tripod, filter and whatever the needed accessories for better result. What can you recommend?
 
Avatar for jeff jeff (1:06 AM, May 21, 2014)
pls help me to decide which is better D5200 or 600d thanx
 
Avatar for Feedo Vato Feedo Vato (1:35 PM, May 09, 2014)
Nikon D5200 Or Canon 650D?
 
Avatar for durgesh durgesh (3:00 AM, May 07, 2014)
why is bad for beginner ?
 
arief (0:23 PM, April 28, 2014)
im having trouble of choosing either d3300 or d5200. can some1 help me. its frst time 4 me to use dslr
 
:/ (7:59 PM, April 16, 2014)
mmm.. no
 
Avatar for Khan's Rule Khan's Rule (3:02 PM, April 16, 2014)
no it is bad for you..
 
Avatar for Khan's Rule Khan's Rule (2:58 PM, April 16, 2014)
plz tell me the price of d5200 with 15 to 55mm lens in pakistan...
 
rajkumar (2:36 PM, March 27, 2014)
as per compare to d 3300,d 5300 ....nikon d 5200 is best camera
 
MikeyD (4:32 AM, January 26, 2014)
Forget the D7000 it has too many focusing problems, I had mine for 7 months then started to get irradicate focusing always searching for a focusing object going in and out and blurry images. Traded the D7000 for the basic D3100 and has had no problems what-so-ever!
 
Debarshi (4:03 AM, November 14, 2013)
Im a beginner so is nikon D5200 is good for me ?
 
Rodrigo (0:52 PM, September 15, 2013)
I had the same doubt some time ago, i was between the D3100 and the D5100.. i've picked the D5100 and 2 years later i'm still happy with my desicion.. there's so much info on photography that you risk outgrowing a D3200 very soon.. i'll pick the D5200.. or even the D7100 if you can stretch..
 
Avatar for patrick patrick (11:19 AM, September 02, 2013)
Then directly jump to d600, then d700, then d800 ...
From a 400 dolars camera to 1000 one? My God :))))
 
Avatar for Milek Milek (7:37 PM, June 28, 2013)
I buy 1 yesterday, and is Much lighter that other great cameras. If u need a lighter camara and great performance, this is a great choise!
 
jade (4:24 AM, May 03, 2013)
Is that really matter that D5200 has more focus point than D3200? I saw on the introduction vdo showing that d5200 has 3D-focus points.
 
Cr7 (5:49 PM, March 23, 2013)
I dont know which one to decide d5200 or d3200 basically m a beginner but i get some interest in d5200 as it seems to be better than d3200
 
Avatar for shahban hameed shahban hameed (7:27 AM, March 09, 2013)
For more Advanced Features Go for D7100
 
Avatar for shahban hameed shahban hameed (7:26 AM, March 09, 2013)
Yes..D5200 and D5XXX series lacks of dedicated buttons. Get D7100 or D7000 instead.
 
PINAKI (6:25 PM, February 09, 2013)
SO COSTLY WHY?.............NOT YET AVAILABLE............FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS GOOD BUT COSTLY
 
Doc (3:00 PM, February 06, 2013)
Nikon D5200 or D7000 ?
 
Joseph (1:52 PM, January 17, 2013)
I dont think the number of lenses available as reported here is right...........still it has no focus motor
 
Bosso (0:50 PM, November 08, 2012)
worthess addition. stick to 3200 without the flippy screen, or get a d7000
 
mehul (1:28 PM, November 05, 2012)
it is not in launched yet................. not in the market even..........