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Nikon D5200 24.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR NIKKOR Zoom Lens (Black) (Discontinued...
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 574 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.6
Returned or considering to return: 1.7%

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Individual Feature Rating
Level5.0   above average
Light5.0   above average
Setting5.0   above average
Value5.0   average
Zoom5.0   above average
Quality4.9   above average
Body4.7   above average
Image4.7   above average
Photo4.7   above average
Sharp4.7   average
DSLR4.5   above average
Price4.4   average
Video4.3   average
Photography4.2   average
Lens4.1   above average
Speed4.1   above average
Screen3.9   above average
Sensor3.9   average
Focus3.8   above average
Menu3.8   average
Battery3.6   average
Flash3.6   above average
Shutter3.0   below average


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Battery

Battery:
"1080p at 60p progressive not available instead available in interlaced(60i) Battery life is not good, spare battery recommended Optical low pass filter which recently nikon discarded as it affected image quality is present in this model Expeed 3 processor not the latest 4ConclusionImage quality is excellent and low light performance is decent."
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"my only complaint which is kind of an irritating one is that the battery charger makes a high pitch buzzing noise when Plugged into the wall.... it's obviously not worth it for me to return the entire camera and kit for a new charger but its really irritating which is why I am taking one star away."
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"My only complaints are that the battery that comes with the camera drains pretty quickly and I really wish the camera had come with an ac adapter (sold separately).I still stand by 5 stars for the quality of stills, video and ease of use all of which are excellent."
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"Beware generic batteries as I have found the Nikon to hold a better charge unfortunately, but just as we'll could buy a few generics and carry with you!"
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"- not able to record videos in 16:9 aspect ratio when every TV made in the last five years is 16:9- poor battery life (I got less than a 100 clicks and 3 minutes of video after a 24 hour charge)- cheap plastic build, including flimsy battery door- Price -given this is a glorified point and shoot- too many pixels -just a data hog- not enough camera."
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"The functions are easy to decipher, the battery lasts a really long time, the screen display is great, wifi chip is a must and works perfectly with the right app, and the carrying case is SUPER!"
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"The only issue is auto focusing drains the battery more quickly but it's perfect once you learn to focus manually."
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"The battery life is fantastic - and I even like the red color I chose."
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"BATTERY LIFE: 5 5Battery life is impressive, to my standards."
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Body

Body:
"Really gets important if you are caring an additional body to eliminate lens changes in dirty environments or fast moving situations."
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"This package is great and came with the body and two lenses as promised but overall it fell short."
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"A great body to learn on as well."
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"Easy to us for first timer and like $2000.00 pro bodies some pros use it."
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"You get a great body, 2 lenses ranging from 18-200mm, a 16 bb SD card, wireless dongle, battery and charger, and a gadget bag for $569.00 with free shipping."
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"Yes, the body could be built more professionally but than the price would increase as well."
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Button

Button:
"Changing ISO is not usually as pressing as changing shutter speed and aperture, but having to use the LCD menus to change the ISO was my biggest gripe using the D70 and I had incorrectly assumed that this would come with the cool buttons I'd seen on the top of the D200 and D300 and other semi-pro and pro cameras to quick change ISO, WB, and quality."
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"I tried really hard to love the Function button and the simplicity of having only one dial, but the marriage was just never meant to happen."
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"This camera is somewhat a challenge with all the menus and buttons, but having used one of his early Nikons, I'm not totally lost."
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"I was about to shoot pictures and after I turned it ON, I get the following error message: Error: Press shutter release button again."
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"The placing of the buttons is beyond comfortable, and the camera sits nicely in your hands."
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"I would have trained myself to use the Function button and continued to fall in love with the live preview and the articulating swing-out LCD screen."
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"ISO does not have it's own button dial, however it's very easy to get used to using the function button for this."
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"I love the motion button."
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DSLR

DSLR:
"I've not had a DSLR before and it is easy to use in fully automatic mode, especially when transitioning from a CoolPix."
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"These are the only complaints I have and I definitely recommend this dslr to any beginner and itWould definitely serve to many wedding photographers and land scape photographers"
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"DSLR's are a little hard to pick up and start using but I'm getting the hang of it."
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"About the camera, I'm new to DSLR photography and took a kind of uncertain leap from Canon to Nikon."
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"Happy to have this camera as my entry level DSLR."
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"This is my first DSLR and have been very happy with the quality."
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"If you've never owned a DSLR before, you simply can't go wrong with this one."
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"This is a pretty easy to use DSLR with nice features that takes really lovely photos."
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"Everything you could want in a DSLR and a fantastic price! "
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Flash

Flash:
"Disappointing but I had reservations about a built in flash going in."
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"More time required to focus APSC or cropped sensor camera not a full frame camera Shutter is not so quiet Low-light AF performance not very good ,but acceptable Optical viewfinder is small Special Effects are limited Viewfinder has no 100% field of view compared to captured picture Built-in flash cannot is not good 18-55 kit lens is good, however not all fields can be captured atleast 18-105 is required."
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"The built-in flash is kind of weak, but serviceable if you're doing casual shooting."
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"The built in flash is not great; an external speedlight with bounce capabilities is really essential for properly exposed photographs (or alternatively not using a flash at all and shooting at a higher ISO slower shutter speed)."
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"Added in a good flash and I feel like the camera is doing all of the work!"
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"Photo quality is great under a well-lit atmosphere using the built-in flash but I recommend using an external flash."
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"But, I would recommend getting a better flash if that is where you plan on using it the most."
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"I am upgrading from the Nikon D40 and I found that the D5300 was very easy to use and it has the no flash feature which works great in lower light scenarios."
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Focus

Focus:
"Manual focus would avoid this problem."
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"The multi-point focus points are about useless - the camera has no idea what I want to be in focus, and it usually focuses on the wrong thing."
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"It is just like an average point and shoot camera, the still pictures are good (not excellent) the video is horrible about 25% of the time it could not focus, indoors it has a hard time to control the exposure."
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"It had a back focus problem, 70% of my vacation photos were out of focus :( My point & shoot camera is doing much better."
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"It's also very good at focusing in or out on different objects and either blurring or highlighting the foreground or background."
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"I don't often use the auto focus, but when I do it does a fantastic job of gauging distance and adjusting appropriately."
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"The only issue is auto focusing drains the battery more quickly but it's perfect once you learn to focus manually."
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"The F-stop is somewhat limited (I'm used to a much wider range), but the overall options allow for those great depth of field effects (by using the focus settings)."
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Image

Image:
"Beware you will take a lot of pics so make sure you have a large SD card and hard drive."
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"But I was wrong, 5200 cannot produce sharp image with any lens i own (Kit lens, 50mm and 55-300)."
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"I. e., rather than zoom in on a galloping horse and perhaps later discover the nose is missing, one could take a wider photo of the horse and background to be sure all of the horse is in the photo and then in editing crop out the unwanted parts and still have a high resolution image of the entire horse."
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"love the camera and everything about it just that when i received the camera the lens was damaged a bit....kinda found out after few months later when i took a massive amount of photo because i found a weird mark on all the same spots on every picture"
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"This, latest edition, is my carry along camera so that I never am without a good camera capable of making exceptional images."
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"The image quality is extremely good!"
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"It's quite durable and the images it produces are razor sharp."
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"Love the wireless dongle to send over a few pics while away from my computer, or post an instagram shot."
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"Pros 24.1-megapixel CMOS sensor delivers great images with exceptional quality Relatively inexpensive compared to its feature class Good performance even in high-ISO ISO from 100 to 6400,extendable up to 25,600 Easy User interface and menu 39 point AF system with 9 cross-type sensors Good fps speed Fast buffer clearing Vibration reduction is excellent Retouching in camera ranging from cropping to various filter effects Full HD 1080p video capture at up to 30p or 60i with autofocus and a built-in stereo microphone 360 degree rotatable screen,good for selfies Built-in pop-up flash External mic jack Wireless image sharing via the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter HDMI for playback on hdtvCons ."
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"The Nikon D5200 is best value for money in terms of image quality and capabilities with its 24.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and 39 point autofocus system."
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Lens

Lens:
"Other thing you should consider is that you cant really exploit this beautiful 24mp sensor without a really good lens."
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"Would not recommend buying this combo - the lenses are not with VR.. Did not know before buying... Often picture quality suffers"
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"The lenses are a problem though."
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"I love the camera and the lenses, but I am pretty upset because I now have to go buy a bag and SD card after I already paid for them and two other items I was excited about getting."
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"I would have been fine with just buying the camera and two lenses, but I am very frustrated that I was promised this full package and it was not delivered."
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"More time required to focus APSC or cropped sensor camera not a full frame camera Shutter is not so quiet Low-light AF performance not very good ,but acceptable Optical viewfinder is small Special Effects are limited Viewfinder has no 100% field of view compared to captured picture Built-in flash cannot is not good 18-55 kit lens is good, however not all fields can be captured atleast 18-105 is required."
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"I had been very happy with the camera and lens package up to this point but now I am stuck trying to figure out how to get it fixed all the while indoor family activities are going on."
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"In a few words, the D5200 has the best camera sensor you can buy with around 500 box, and with a good lens, you will have a professional quiality kit that dont have very much to envy to the high-end photography cameras."
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"A great camera and lens."
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"I love the camera and the lenses, but I am pretty upset because I now have to go buy a bag and SD card after I already paid for them and two other items I was excited about getting."
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"This package is great and came with the body and two lenses as promised but overall it fell short."
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Level

Level:
"But over all it makes a really great entry level to mid entry level DSLR."
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"Happy to have this camera as my entry level DSLR."
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"I highly recommend this kit to any intermediate level photographer."
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"The color adjustments are easy to fix and I encountered no issues looking through the viewfinder with the 5200.IF you can find one, I think the 5200 is the best value professional level camera you can buy."
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Light

Light:
"Even in low light the clarity was good at the noise was way lower than anything I'd experienced before."
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"The ability to shoot at much higher ISOs without significant grain means superior low light performance without resorting to a flash, which is not always practical and can rob you of natural ambience."
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"It will compensate for a wide variety of lighting situations and does an excellent job of managing light for dawn evening pictures (for example)."
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"It has the major advantage of being very light weight and big enough to get a hand on it."
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"Its easy to operate and light weight and above all takes good pictures."
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Manual

Manual:
"Manual focus would avoid this problem."
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"hahaha...CONS:Definitely not 100% intuitive menu settings... Read the manual before using to avoid possible confusion."
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"Also the internal microphone is not that great but does have manual control."
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"I am one of those people who love to take pictures and CAN shoot in manual mode but enjoy the convenience of some automated settings."
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"Great pictures and an easy to read manual."
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"The manual is easy to read, and the video is very helpful for beginners."
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"Full Manual mode M is great if you are well versed in the shutter speed's etc."
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"It's clear, HD and can be fully automatic if you just want a video without taking classes. The lenses are telephoto and wide angle and can be used with manual or auto focusWe're very, very happy with this camera and feel like we've spent our money well, no buyer's remorse."
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Menu

Menu:
"After I got over the disappointment of having to use a menu to change the ISO I sat down to train myself to use the new Function button."
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"I wanted a camera on which I could quickly change the ISO so I could go from a bright sunny outside to a dimly lit inside and not miss a great shot because I was looking down fiddling with a menu on an LCD screen instead of looking up at a beautiful opportunity for a picture."
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"This camera is somewhat a challenge with all the menus and buttons, but having used one of his early Nikons, I'm not totally lost."
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"Some features are hard to find on the menu system but it gets easier as you become familiar with the layout."
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"Pros 24.1-megapixel CMOS sensor delivers great images with exceptional quality Relatively inexpensive compared to its feature class Good performance even in high-ISO ISO from 100 to 6400,extendable up to 25,600 Easy User interface and menu 39 point AF system with 9 cross-type sensors Good fps speed Fast buffer clearing Vibration reduction is excellent Retouching in camera ranging from cropping to various filter effects Full HD 1080p video capture at up to 30p or 60i with autofocus and a built-in stereo microphone 360 degree rotatable screen,good for selfies Built-in pop-up flash External mic jack Wireless image sharing via the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter HDMI for playback on hdtvCons ."
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"It feels very sturdy, the menus are all easily navigable, I am truly in love with this camera! "
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"Nikon menu systems are so streamlined, and the grip size are comfortable for any working situation."
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"If I needed to change the ISO then I would need to go into the easy to use but slow to access menu screen on the LCD."
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"The menus are pretty easy to use."
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Photo

Photo:
"Photos taken with the kit lenses specifically the f 3.5-5.6My only complaint is that the kit lenses aren't very good, and I'd love to be able to get More background blur in my photos with manual focus on the aperture setting, I suppose that will have to wait till I can buy a new lens though."
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"It had a back focus problem, 70% of my vacation photos were out of focus :( My point & shoot camera is doing much better."
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"Family and friends are amazed how beautiful my photos are."
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"camera has worked really well for taking photo's as just an enthusiast."
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"camera takes great photo's, not overly heavy."
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"She is taking beautiful photos of animals and will start landscapes after summer flooding ends."
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"I used to have a 35MM camera so this isnt my first rodeo, and that knowledge of f-stops, ISO, shutter speed, is necessary to get great photos."
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Photography

Photography:
"Even my first attempt at night sky photography yielded some incredible results!"
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"I began using film SLRs back in 1965, but quit photography for a while when the last one broke down in the 1980s."
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"The back focusing only seems to be a problem with extreme macro photography; the 1 8 inch inaccuracy does not interfere with sharpness under normal shooting conditions."
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"About the camera, I'm new to DSLR photography and took a kind of uncertain leap from Canon to Nikon."
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"I had been learning about photography for only 6 months with a Canon and was very scared to try a Nikon because they just seem too complex."
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"I use this for blog and freelance photography and this kit was an excellent buy."
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"Has tonnes of presets and I am quite happy with it considering I am a novice to photography."
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"It is great for someone trying to get into photography."
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"This Nikon D5200 is a great camera for beginners in photography or for hobbyist as well."
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"Highly recommend for anyone looking to get in to digital photography or seasoned veterans! "
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Price

Price:
"The video looks horrible and this camera was a waste of money."
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"I will have to work with it, for the price I paid, but I'm not truly happy with it and wish that I wasn't so glued to the Nikon name----should have looked at other brands before buying! "
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"i did a research for a whole month and i found there is no competent for this camera for the price and what you get for example canon t5i has only 17.9 MP and 9 focus point and color depth is 21.7.but for d5200 you will get 39 focus point and you will get 9 cross section focus and also you will get 24 megapixel and 24.2 color depth for this price this is really good deal I would recommend it over d5300 because of the price and there are basically the same, besides that the d5300 have GPS and Wireless and nothing more."
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"The price of those professional workhorses was unfortunately beyond my reach."
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"Not amazing but certainly better than any phone or cheap video camera."
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"- not able to record videos in 16:9 aspect ratio when every TV made in the last five years is 16:9- poor battery life (I got less than a 100 clicks and 3 minutes of video after a 24 hour charge)- cheap plastic build, including flimsy battery door- Price -given this is a glorified point and shoot- too many pixels -just a data hog- not enough camera."
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"Good camera for the price, maybe the best."
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"In the other side, is the best camera you can buy with the money."
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"If you want this camera I will gladly sell it to you at a good price."
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"Pros 24.1-megapixel CMOS sensor delivers great images with exceptional quality Relatively inexpensive compared to its feature class Good performance even in high-ISO ISO from 100 to 6400,extendable up to 25,600 Easy User interface and menu 39 point AF system with 9 cross-type sensors Good fps speed Fast buffer clearing Vibration reduction is excellent Retouching in camera ranging from cropping to various filter effects Full HD 1080p video capture at up to 30p or 60i with autofocus and a built-in stereo microphone 360 degree rotatable screen,good for selfies Built-in pop-up flash External mic jack Wireless image sharing via the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter HDMI for playback on hdtvCons ."
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"The Nikon D5200 is best value for money in terms of image quality and capabilities with its 24.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and 39 point autofocus system."
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Quality

Quality:
"As an avid Nikon fan who has previously owned 5 models, I am sorry to say that I am disappointed in the quality of this camera."
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"I'm not a professional but I'm very happy with the quality and features of this camera."
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"The image quality is extremely good!"
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"Pros 24.1-megapixel CMOS sensor delivers great images with exceptional quality Relatively inexpensive compared to its feature class Good performance even in high-ISO ISO from 100 to 6400,extendable up to 25,600 Easy User interface and menu 39 point AF system with 9 cross-type sensors Good fps speed Fast buffer clearing Vibration reduction is excellent Retouching in camera ranging from cropping to various filter effects Full HD 1080p video capture at up to 30p or 60i with autofocus and a built-in stereo microphone 360 degree rotatable screen,good for selfies Built-in pop-up flash External mic jack Wireless image sharing via the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter HDMI for playback on hdtvCons ."
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"The Nikon D5200 is best value for money in terms of image quality and capabilities with its 24.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and 39 point autofocus system."
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"This camera has the user in mind. My friends who are semi-professional photographers consider this an excellent beginner to advanced camera that is easily capable of taking professional quality photos It does shoot video."
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"This is my first DSLR and have been very happy with the quality."
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Range

Range:
"The F-stop is somewhat limited (I'm used to a much wider range), but the overall options allow for those great depth of field effects (by using the focus settings)."
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"Great camera and lens set at this price range."
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"This thing has so many functions it is going to take me years to figure them all out lol love the wide range of functions."
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"I shopped long and hard to find a lens that meets these focal point ranges at a reasonable price."
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"The lenses have terrific range for the starter."
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Screen

Screen:
"I just had very bad luck because my screen is damaged, so I couldn't use my camera..."
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"I do like the pop out screen but overall am not satisfied with this camera as I near my one year anniversary of purchase."
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"The one thing I really find I use, and missed more than I would ever have guessed, is the articulated screen."
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"It has a swivel screen which is useful for video or weird camera angles."
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"This is because I accidentally damaged and cracked my D90 screen."
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"Improved video quality, stereo mic and I can move the monitor screen to get very slow,high or hard to get angles."
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"The screen flips out with makes it easy to get that low to the ground angle or hold it up really high and just flipping out my screen to see (when in doubt just whip it out)."
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"The functions are easy to decipher, the battery lasts a really long time, the screen display is great, wifi chip is a must and works perfectly with the right app, and the carrying case is SUPER!"
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"But the Nikon D5200 had the movable LCD screen, which has been a phenomenal bonus especially during shooting videos."
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"The flip out screen is great and will be awesome for holding the camera low to take face level pics without having to lay on the floor and she LOVES the WiFi adapter to transfer pictures from the camera to her phone and be able to take pictures remotely with her phone when it's just us wanting to take a selfie."
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"If I needed to change the ISO then I would need to go into the easy to use but slow to access menu screen on the LCD."
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Sensor

Sensor:
"No way: with a lens of less than a thousand box you cannot take advantage of this gorgeous sensor."
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"Other thing you should consider is that you cant really exploit this beautiful 24mp sensor without a really good lens."
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"Of course, a little know-how and some trial and error plays a role, but I was amazed by how accurately this sensor represents colors."
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"This seems like a ridiculous technological disparity--they've got a sensor that can capture an ingrown hair on a gnat's left buttock but the camera won't focus properly."
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"After Nikon's quality control issue with the full-frame D600 (sensor oil spot problem), Nikon may be able to win back its trust with this new release, again aimed at enthusiasts and amateur photographers."
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"In a few words, the D5200 has the best camera sensor you can buy with around 500 box, and with a good lens, you will have a professional quiality kit that dont have very much to envy to the high-end photography cameras."
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"Pros 24.1-megapixel CMOS sensor delivers great images with exceptional quality Relatively inexpensive compared to its feature class Good performance even in high-ISO ISO from 100 to 6400,extendable up to 25,600 Easy User interface and menu 39 point AF system with 9 cross-type sensors Good fps speed Fast buffer clearing Vibration reduction is excellent Retouching in camera ranging from cropping to various filter effects Full HD 1080p video capture at up to 30p or 60i with autofocus and a built-in stereo microphone 360 degree rotatable screen,good for selfies Built-in pop-up flash External mic jack Wireless image sharing via the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter HDMI for playback on hdtvCons ."
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"Excellent sensor that is capable of very detailed images with quite low noise."
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"This camera had one of the best rated sensors under $1000 by DXO mark."
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Setting

Setting:
"I am one of those people who love to take pictures and CAN shoot in manual mode but enjoy the convenience of some automated settings."
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"Overall this is a great camera, feels good in your hands, is sturdy, well designed and easy enough to use but it really has potential with lenses and and good user (study up on settings etc.)"
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"All I wanted to know was: Would I be able to pick it up and immediately start using it with all of the settings switched to automatic?"
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"Reading up on how to properly use aperture and all the other settings were a must, but the AUTO option works just as great."
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"Video is good, although it would be nice if Nikon would allow you to switch exposure settings during filming (you can't without stopping and going out of liveview)."
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Sharp

Sharp:
"But I was wrong, 5200 cannot produce sharp image with any lens i own (Kit lens, 50mm and 55-300)."
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"It's quite durable and the images it produces are razor sharp."
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"The colors are sharp and beautiful."
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"Beautiful, sharp pictures with tons of programming options."
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"I haven't had much opportunity to test the 55-200 lens much yet, but in the limited times I have used it, it appears to be nice and sharp also."
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"I do love the sharp photos it can take, and the 25+ megapixels."
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Shutter

Shutter:
"AUTO does a well enough job, but I noticed as you turn the program dial, some of the functions switch from button to button, in P mode, you are limited to how fast slow your shutter speed can be, which can be annoying in fast situations."
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"Unfortunately only a couple months into owning it, a shutter error occurred that rendered my camera useless."
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"I read through all the directions, watched the included video - and then when I went to take a picture I kept getting a shutter release error, I called Nikon customer service and they told me to purchase an approved SD card."
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"Unfortunately I have out grown it's abilities, i. e. shutter speed with a speed flash will not go faster than 1 250 s, etc."
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"the camera is not in good condition because the camera shutter does not work and it is impossible to take photos."
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"I was about to shoot pictures and after I turned it ON, I get the following error message: Error: Press shutter release button again."
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"Full Manual mode M is great if you are well versed in the shutter speed's etc."
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"I used to have a 35MM camera so this isnt my first rodeo, and that knowledge of f-stops, ISO, shutter speed, is necessary to get great photos."
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"I have been using the camera in aperture priority mode with the ISO set at 200 and the camera adjusts shutter speed very quickly and took very well exposed images."
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"This is an excellent choice for someone looking to get more serious than a $100 point-and-shoot camera and get a much higher quality camera that can be a point and shoot but also let him or her branch out into using aperture or shutter priority and mess around with the different fun nuances of composing a shot."
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"It has a pretty fast shutter speed and it is great to be able to switch between manual and automatic controls."
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Size

Size:
"More time required to focus APSC or cropped sensor camera not a full frame camera Shutter is not so quiet Low-light AF performance not very good ,but acceptable Optical viewfinder is small Special Effects are limited Viewfinder has no 100% field of view compared to captured picture Built-in flash cannot is not good 18-55 kit lens is good, however not all fields can be captured atleast 18-105 is required."
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")WHAT'S NOT SO GREAT: Small minor issue but I wish that DSLRs like these featured internal memory storage, instead of just relying on only external SD cards."
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"I was worried about this camera because several people have described it as being small in the hands."
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"It fits my size 4.5 ring (as my husband puts it freakishly small adult hands) grip very well."
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"I will continue to use my small Nikon digital and point and shoot being happy still with the results."
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"Nikon menu systems are so streamlined, and the grip size are comfortable for any working situation."
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"It's also very small and has wonderfully rounded edges."
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"It's a great camera all aroundPROS:1.5x crop sensor Vs. Canon's 1.6x (very close to a 35mm cinema camera crop-factor)6000 x 4000 resolution with 15.3 m pixel size (Image is sharp, colors are detailed and very accurate!"
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Speed

Speed:
"AUTO does a well enough job, but I noticed as you turn the program dial, some of the functions switch from button to button, in P mode, you are limited to how fast slow your shutter speed can be, which can be annoying in fast situations."
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"Really gets important if you are caring an additional body to eliminate lens changes in dirty environments or fast moving situations."
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"Unfortunately I have out grown it's abilities, i. e. shutter speed with a speed flash will not go faster than 1 250 s, etc."
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"Pros 24.1-megapixel CMOS sensor delivers great images with exceptional quality Relatively inexpensive compared to its feature class Good performance even in high-ISO ISO from 100 to 6400,extendable up to 25,600 Easy User interface and menu 39 point AF system with 9 cross-type sensors Good fps speed Fast buffer clearing Vibration reduction is excellent Retouching in camera ranging from cropping to various filter effects Full HD 1080p video capture at up to 30p or 60i with autofocus and a built-in stereo microphone 360 degree rotatable screen,good for selfies Built-in pop-up flash External mic jack Wireless image sharing via the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter HDMI for playback on hdtvCons ."
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"Full Manual mode M is great if you are well versed in the shutter speed's etc."
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"I used to have a 35MM camera so this isnt my first rodeo, and that knowledge of f-stops, ISO, shutter speed, is necessary to get great photos."
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"Shipping was fast, and the camera is amazing."
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Value

Value:
"The Nikon D5200 is best value for money in terms of image quality and capabilities with its 24.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and 39 point autofocus system."
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"I bought the bundle with the bag and zoom lens and they're a great value!"
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"The color adjustments are easy to fix and I encountered no issues looking through the viewfinder with the 5200.IF you can find one, I think the 5200 is the best value professional level camera you can buy."
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"Exactly as described, great value"
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"Great value!"
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Video

Video:
"The video looks horrible and this camera was a waste of money."
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"It is just like an average point and shoot camera, the still pictures are good (not excellent) the video is horrible about 25% of the time it could not focus, indoors it has a hard time to control the exposure."
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"Not good enough for video recording as some of the frame goes out of focus, hens giving only 4 star."
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"It has a swivel screen which is useful for video or weird camera angles."
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"The video is a little challenging to use."
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"Not amazing but certainly better than any phone or cheap video camera."
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"People compare this camera with the Canon 600d-750d, and i've been shooting with this Nikon and the 700d for a while, video and stills, and i have to tell you this is the best."
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"Shoots nice videos having a blast with it."
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"My only complaints are-This can shoot 1080 at 30p or 60i, but not at 1080p-Magic lantern isn't a thing for NikonIt's a great camera however for videos I would consider a Canon because of Magic Lantern but for a smaller budget this is a real bang for your buck!"
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"The manual is easy to read, and the video is very helpful for beginners."
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"It's clear, HD and can be fully automatic if you just want a video without taking classes. The lenses are telephoto and wide angle and can be used with manual or auto focusWe're very, very happy with this camera and feel like we've spent our money well, no buyer's remorse."
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Weight

Weight:
"The 11x17 prints I have made are beautiful, something I was unable to accomplish with the 6.1 megapixel D50.The camera is compact and lightweight almost to a fault."
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"With the price weight and oil spot problems with the D-600 the D-5200 won."
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"It's a comfortable weight and easy to carry."
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"I find the Nikon to be light weight (in terms of SLR cameras), user friendly, and stylish as far as it's appearance goes."
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"It has the major advantage of being very light weight and big enough to get a hand on it."
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"Its easy to operate and light weight and above all takes good pictures."
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"I love the size, weight and functionality."
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Zoom

Zoom:
"I bought the bundle with the bag and zoom lens and they're a great value!"
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"The bag is padded and does the job quite well and the zoom lens is a nice starter model (not a telephoto zoom by any stretch of the imagination but gets you a bit closer)."
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"My favorite feature is being able to zoom, crop and position the photos (with multiple size ratios from 1x1 to a 16x9 widescreen) within the camera view screen - the options are even better than photo viewers found on my laptop."
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"For just under $500 for the body you can buy a few prime lenses or a nice zoom lens and a memory card and stay under a grand."
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