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Nikon D5200

£279.99
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A multi award winning and fully featured SLR digital camera, perfect for wildlife photography
SLR 24.1MP CMOS No Nov 2012
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Nikon D5200 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Nikon D5200 number 57 across all digital cameras.
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770 Reviews + 17 Awards
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Overall Score
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Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

It has very good expert reviews and superb user reviews with 98% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received 17 awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from Camera Labs plus four other sites and a "Recommended" award from Akam.no plus three other sites. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, lens quality and superior technical features.
The D5200 has some great features:
Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Fairly high megapixels sensor
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 70 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 50 in portrait photography cameras, but good for sports photography, ranking number 109 in sports photography cameras.
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Nikon D5200 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

17 Industry Awards

This Nikon camera is one of the most highly awarded of all the digital cameras.

This digital camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by review sites Camera Labs, Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Lydogbillede.dk and Lydogbilde.no all of whom said that this camera was great.

The authors at review websites Akam.no, Vido.com.ua, Trusted Reviews and Hardwarezone.com.ph all thought that concluded that they would recommend this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This Nikon camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by websites Reviewed.com, Photoreview.com.au and PC Mag all of whom said that this digital camera was outstanding.

The writers at review websites Onfoto.ru and DP Review both concluded that this camera was great and gave it their "Silver" award.

This Nikon digital camera received a "Gold" award from website What Digital Camera who decided that this Nikon camera was marvellous.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 52 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, What Digital Camera and CNET.com the average expert rating of this Nikon camera is 81%.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this camera is exceptional based on 718 owner reviews. Over 81% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 98% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. Owners think this Nikon camera is one of the better digital cameras.

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Users Report Good Picture Quality

194 people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images, 10 people who bought it concluded that it had a good picture resolution and three owners agreed that it was good in low light. two customers who purchased it considered that it was able to produce clear pictures and two people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good in terms of colour rendition.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

16 people said in their reviews that it had a good lens, 11 owners who bought the Nikon D5200 said that it had a good autofocus and five owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good zoom.

Customers Report Superior Technical Features

35 people who reviewed the Nikon D5200 reckoned that it had good features.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

97 owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use, 19 customers mentioned that it was easy to use the menus and four customers who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to setup. four people thought it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

17 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was good for video recording.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

76 people considered that the product was good quality.

Nikon Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 30,771 user and expert reviews (including 6,974 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has very good ratings specifically for its digital cameras. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Design

12 customers reckoned that this digital camera was good looking and two people who bought it considered that it was smooth.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

42 customers considered that the product was good value for money.

Users Report Great Battery Life

Nine people who purchased the product considered that it had a good battery life.

Users Report Helpful Technical Guidance

Three customers who bought it agreed that it had good technical guidance.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

12 owners considered that it had a good screen.

Customers Report it is Robust

Five people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was well made.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Four owners reckoned that it was compact.


Value For Money

Very Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old. However at £279.99 it is cheaper than 56% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Nikon D5200 and the United Kingdom price of £279.99 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $379.95 (£494.77).

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Features

Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available

Nikon offers over 90 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Nikon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

Nikon lens range

6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon D5200 has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Digital cameras resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Fairly High Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of the Nikon D5200 of 24.1MP is fairly high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 8% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Nikon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (10mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The average ISO sensitivity (max) of all digital cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000. The Nikon D5200's ISO sensitivity (max) of 25,600 is quite high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 10% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Nikon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Heavy

The weight of the Nikon D5200 of 505g is quite heavy compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 17% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon D5200 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Nikon D5200 has an anti-dust function. 91% of digital cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Nikon D5200 supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon D5200 has an HDMI port, unlike 71% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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3D

The Nikon D5200 is 3D, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras are not 3D.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The Nikon D5200's display diagonal of 3" is fairly large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 21% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Features Calendar

The Nikon D5200 features calendar, which is unusual. 86% of digital cameras do not feature calendar.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Nikon D5200 supports dioptic correction, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Nikon D5200 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 82% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon D5200 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 84% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of digital cameras is 3 pixels, the highest is 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels. The Nikon D5200's display resolution of 921,000 pixels is quite high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 24% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon D5200 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|960 x 540|640 x 424|640 x 360 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Nikon D5200 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 89% of digital cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Has a Microphone in

The Nikon D5200 has a microphone in, unlike 88% of cameras which do not have a microphone in.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon D5200 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 75% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Nikon D5200 features noise reduction, which is unusual. 92% of digital cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Features Album Organization

The Nikon D5200 features album organization. 96% of digital cameras do not feature album organization.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Nikon D5200 is 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. In addition, this camera supports a still image resolution of 4496 x 3000 pixels and 2992 x 2000 pixels. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 6016 x 4016 pixels and the worst is 384 x 480 pixels.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D5200 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Live View

The Nikon D5200 supports live view, unlike 84% of digital cameras which do not support live view.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon D5200 features flash exposure compensation. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Nikon D5200 has a shoe mounting point, unlike 90% of cameras which do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Nikon D5200 has an external flash connector, unlike 87% of cameras which do not have an external flash connector.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon D5200 is not waterproof. 92% of digital cameras are also not waterproof.

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Quite Small Eye Relief

The eye reliefs of cameras range from 8mm to 27mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm. The Nikon D5200's eye relief of only 17.9mm is in the smallest 25% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon lenses range in aperture from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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500 Battery Life

The Nikon D5200 is a camera that takes 500 shots battery life.

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Supports Custom Colours

The Nikon D5200 supports custom colours, unlike 94% of digital cameras which do not support custom colours.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon D5200 features brightness adjustment, unlike 79% of digital cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market since November 2012.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon d5200black, nikon ii55200mm, nikon w1855mm, nikon f3556g, dx1855g
Barcodes 00018208015016, 00018208015030, 00018208015078, 00018208132164, 00018208133116, 00018208134618, 00018208878529, 00018208879892, 00018208879977, 00018208893430, 00018208924936, 00018208927197, 00018208927234, 00018208927265, 00018208927302, 00018208927364, 00018208928590, 00018208937271, 00018208937295, 00018208937325, 00018208937370, 00018208945207, 00018208995257, 00018208995264, 00018208995271, 00018208995288, 00018208997237, 00018208997411, 00018208997428, 00182080150308

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