Nikon D5200 Review

 
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Model Name: Nikon D5200 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor: Nikon D5100
D5100 vs D5200
Successor: Nikon D5300
D5200 vs D5300
General
Model Number: D5200
Camera Format: SLR
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $899.95
Street Price: $548.95
Date Available: 2013-01-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 29.2 oz (827 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.1 x 3.9 x 3.1 in.
(129 x 98 x 78 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 24.1
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.92 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
DxO Sensor Score: 84
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 24.2
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 13.9
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,284
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
4496 x 3000 (13.5 MP, 3:2),
2992 x 2000 (6.0 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (14-bit .NEF), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 4.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i/50i/30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (60p/50p)
640x424 (30p/25p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Stereo Linear PCM)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F
Lens: Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27.0 - 83.0 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 38 (T)
Normal Focus Range: 28 cm to Infinity
11.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Filter Thread: 52.0mm
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: OVF: 39-point (9 cross type) TTL phase detection with 3D focus tracking by Nikon Multi-CAM 4800 DX; Live View: Contrast detect with Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.78x mag., 17.9mm eyepoint, -1.7 to +0.7 diopter, Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.52x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.78x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: Yes
Selfie Screen: Yes
Max Playback Zoom:  
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 6400 in steps of 1/3 EV; expandable to 25600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent (7 types), Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset Manual; all except Preset Manual with fine tuning
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 2016-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Color Matrix Metering II, Center-weighted, Spot (2.5% of frame)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: 16 Scene modes (Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up, Night Portrait, Night Landscape, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Pet Portrait, Candlelight, Blossom, Autumn Colors, Food); Effects (Selective Color, Miniature, High and Low Key, Silhouette, Color Sketch and Night Vision); In-camera HDR, Active D-Lighting
Self Timer: 2s, 5s, 10s, 20s; 1 to 9 exposures seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off; Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800 as master
Flash Guide Number: 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent; Approx. 39/12, 43/13 with manual flash (ft/m, ISO 100, 68F/20C)
Max Flash Sync: 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: ISO hot shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (14-bit .NEF), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Stereo Linear PCM)
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No
Built-In GPS: No
Microphone Jack: Yes
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional: wired or wireless
Connections (extended): Type C mini-HDMI with CEC, Accessory Terminal (MC-DC2 remote cord or GP-1 GPS unit), 3.5mm stereo mic jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.47
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.52
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 9
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.54
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 4.9
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 5.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 7
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 4.9
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 5
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.30
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR): 1.40
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.352
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.298
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.37
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.088
Shutter Lag (notes): OVF: Full AF shutter lag, Wide-area mode = 0.386s Live View: Full AF shutter lag = 1.4s Prefocused = 0.352
Startup Time: 0.5
Play -> Record Time: 0.3
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 4.0
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EL14 (7.4v, 1030mAh)
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EL14 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF): 500
Software
Included Software: Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Available in Black, Red or Bronze.


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