• Nikon D5200 24.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera Body Only (Black)
  • Nikon D5200 24.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera Body Only (Black)
  • Nikon D5200 24.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera Body Only (Black)
Nikon D5200 24.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera Body Only (Black)
Nikon D5200 24.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera Body Only (Black)
Nikon D5200 24.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera Body Only (Black)

Nikon D5200 24.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera Body Only (Black)

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  • 24MP DX-format CMOS sensor
  • 39-point (9 cross type) dynamic area AF system with 3D tracking
  • Up to 5 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 1080p 30FPS HD video (1080p, 60i) with full-time contrast-detect AF
  • ISO 100-6400, expandable to 25,600 equivalent
  • 3 inch vari-angle LCD with 921,000 dots
  • Wi-Fi (for sharing and remote camera control) and GPS compatible (sold separately)

Customer Reviews

Very happy with the service and the product Free shipping was faster than expected. Camera arrived with packaging intact, no damage. I like that they had tested the camera before sending it, there was one photo on the memory card of the shipping room I guess (32GB no less - a list of what is in the package did not indicate an SD card was included). Happy with the price, service and camera. I bought this body to replace my decade old D40 that developed a memory card port problem. The quick fixes on YouTube and elsewhere didn't work and it would cost as much to repair it as replace it. All my lenses and most accessories work, only the old batteries are not compatible. This is an "international" model meaning the warranty is from the seller. My D40 is a US model originally covered by Nikon USA. I compared the D40 and new D5200 and could not find a single thing that would indicate any differences between the two.One very minor issue is the short version user manual refers to a larger, more complete "Reference" manual on the CD. Well, there are no documents on the CD including the file name listed in the small user manual. No biggie, it is available for download on the Nikon website just don't waste your time looking for it on the CD in the box. 5Great intro to the DSLR camera world! I am very pleased with this camera! This is my first DSLR and I literally agonized (as much as someone can over buying something) over the decision. I don't know enough about photography and advanced cameras which made it all the more difficult. Many of the reviews were super technical and I didn't know what most of the terms meant. 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? Is it easy to learn how to use it without a lot of studying? Is it be considered a good camera by better photographers? Does it shoot video with sound? Are the lenses good for basic but better than average photos?The answers are: Yes, it takes amazing photos on automatic and still allows me to learn the more advanced features as I go. 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. With sound. And that video is astounding! 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. I honestly can't think of anything I would change or want in a camera. If you're someone like me with no photography experience (beyond point-n-shoot), but want to move into a "grown-up" camera, this is a great choice. I've always been so pleased with Nikon products, this is no exception, 5A Super Camera, The Bargain Camera, EasyTo Handle And Use. Purchased as refurbished. Basically looks and functions as new. 1515 shutter clicks, barely used. The price difference from new makes this a huge bargain camera for the budget minded. I purchased this as a back up body. With limited use at this point, this is a wonderful camera. It has the major advantage of being very light weight and big enough to get a hand on it. If you are hauling around a DSLR all day this is an important consideration. Especially if you carry an extra lens or two. Really gets important if you are caring an additional body to eliminate lens changes in dirty environments or fast moving situations. I chose this body over it's newer D5300 version because I have no need of GPS capabilities. If I need Wi Fi I can get that with an adaptor or a Wi Fi card. Both items cost far less than stepping up to the next model. Any other updates are not significant between the models (for my uses). The one thing I really find I use, and missed more than I would ever have guessed, is the articulated screen. High shots, low shots, shots using a smaller/lower/lightweight tripod, this adjustable screen is so incredibly convenient. Saves the back, keeps me out of the dirt for the most part, and helps visibility in bright lighting conditions. I really missed this when I upgraded to the D7100 from the D5100. The technical points of this camera are covered in multiple other reviews, so I will just say I am not disappointed in the images it captures, even when comparing to the D7100. I really wish the D5200 could use the older lenses, the ones that need the screw type AF system within the camera body (the D7100 can). This body uses only the AF-S lenses to auto focus. The older lenses will mount on this camera, but they will NOT autofocus. Nikon continues to develop nice AF-S lenses that work with this type camera, so this could be the only camera you will ever need.Edit: I would also like to add the list of accessories I always get to complete a camera purchase. If you are new to DSLR photography this is function and protection for your investment:1.A good multicoated UV filter. It saves your lens glass from accidental bumps, that bit of grit you miss and rub around when cleaning a random fingerprint and other crud. It also helps reduce haze. They should be on the lens from day one to protect that front element from an unforgiving environment (and the Baby's cake covered hands when you go in for the close-up first B-day!) I have twice been very thankful I took this advise myself. The lens survived, the filter did not. Was a cheap replacement (compared to a lost lens) and the photographic day was not ruined.2. A good quality SD card. Or two. I like 32gb Sandisk Extreme 111. They are fast and I have not had one malfunction yet.3.A spare battery. I have had good luck with fully decoded non-Nikon versions.4. A case/bag for carrying and storage.5. A screen saver for the LCD.6. A proper lens cleaning kit.There are a million other things you can use for your new hobby, but these 6 are really important to the health and well-being of your fine camera. 5Love this, and from a former Canon user I only wish I could have bought a 7100.I love this camera. I am coming over from an older Canon Rebel DSLR. I love this camera. I switched to Nikon, as it had more to offer for the money, and I was going to need to send my Canon gear in for a good cleaning, and its actually cheaper to upgrade and get the same starting lenses.I have shot for the college paper, and also had pictures published. I am getting this for personal use, both for us, and for the future baby. I chose to go with the 5200 over the 5300 for the sake of money. I do not need GPS, and this package comes with the wi-fi adaptor. I wanted the cost savings, so that I can invest into a nice Prime lenses, and other lenses to add to this.I would recommend this to anyone looking to step up from a point and shoot, and really learn the art of photography.I learned to shoot on a film SLR camera, and still love the look film can give in some shots. But the ease of a digital camera can't be beat, and I would shoot with it more often.I prefer to shoot in manual mode, so I can not comment on the shooting modes that has the presets covered. But, I do not see any of the modes being a negative.The menus are pretty easy to use. I know there is a learning curve, so I am sure it will get easier for me to get through them pretty quick. The two lenses that it comes with are nice. They will work for most, but the first purchase will be a prime lenses, and something with a lower f-stop. 5May have received international version, nobody can confirm if it has a US warranty I ordered this camera from DIJital Deals and received what appears to be an international product, even though the product listing was not marked as such. My camera did not come with any warranty information, included an international plug adapter, and the product support card only had listings for non-US countries.I've emailed Nikon, Amazon, and DIJital Deals trying to confirm the country of origin of my camera and what warranty support it has in the US, if any, and nobody has been able to answer me. Even Nikon said the only way they could verify this information would be for me to physically mail it to their repair facility so they could examine it in person- I sent pictures of all the serial numbers and box contents, apparently that wasn't good enough. Needless to say I was not inclined to send a brand new camera through the mail just to verify that it isn't covered by a warranty.DIJital Deals did not respond to my email to them at all, and after a lot of back-and-forth with Amazon, they approved my camera for a return and told me to send it back. I don't want to return the camera- the camera itself is great! I also don't want to order a new one just to receive another non-US product, since the product listing has no indication if you're ordering an international version or not. I just want to know if my camera is covered by a US warranty, and if not, then the Amazon page should be clearly marked as such. 1Another camera that's occasionally smarter than I am - but I wouldn't give it up. I've had a camera in my hands since I was in the 5th grade. My first one was a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye - a 620 roll film camera - which gives you an idea of how many cameras have passed through my hands.I was verrry slow to accept digital as a replacement for film - but I finally sold all of my film cameras about two years ago. At first, I tried a very good "point and shoot" digital (while I still had my 3 Nikons and their 7 lenses). But I have a deeply ingrained habit of holding a camera to my eye for composition and just twisting a lens barrel to adjust focal length. I tried a Canon - with eye level viewfinder; a very good camera but the viewfinder was not "wysiwyg" - just approximate. And, I don't care how good the rest of the camera may be, taking pictures of whales by "zooming" with a lever operated by my trigger finger just will NOT cut it.For anything more serious than " snapshots", a DSLR is required (IMHO). My first, a Nikon D-80, was "OK" but not far enough along the way between "amateur" and "professional" - so I moved to the D5200 - keeping my VR 18-200 lens (and later adding a (70-300 - or something like that - which I picked up cheap).There's NOTHING to not like about this camera - other than having to dip back in the manual to figure out features that I haven't used (at all or for a long time).Unlike the CoolPix P510 I now use for "snapshots", the D5200 is ON as soon as I turn the lever and I can swing/zoom for a shot instantly - just what the doctor needs for capturing images of whales!! It will compensate for a wide variety of lighting situations and does an excellent job of managing light for dawn/evening pictures (for example). I even shoot the occasional "movie" and enjoy the results.The only feature I don't care for is that this camera (with lenses and spare battery) starts out weighing only a couple of pounds at the start of a long day and ends up weighing as much as a small car by the end of the day! SIGH! 5Great starter DSLR When I purchased this camera it was a great STARTER camera. It comes with the kit lens which is great to start with. The kit lens is an "okay" lens but the first thing you want to do is purchase a PRIME Lens, can't go wrong with the nifty fifty (50mm) auto focus lense. As for he camera itself, I thought it was cool it had the flip screen but have since learned there is no reason for me to use it really, but cool feature. The one thing I don't like about it is once you grow with photography it does NOT have command mode, which means it can't command your speedlights, you have to purchase a trigger/receiver system. You have to be careful about shooting at a higher iso as it seems to me you get alot of "grain". But if your lighting is good then this camera can give you the results you need. But this is a great starter camera and you can absolutely learn and grow with it... I would recommend this camera but it will leave you wanting more out of it once you learn more. BUT OVERALL is a great camera! And gives quality photos, I have provided photos I have taken with the nikon d5200, and my nikon 50mm 1.8 lens. 4I'm in love. I've wanted a DSLR for about 8 years now and never quite bit the bullet on making the investment. A year before I bought this camera, I researched all my options (to death). I compared specs, reviews, prices, and tested each camera out at the store... twice. My uncle is a professional photographer. And by professional, I mean the big leagues. He swears by Nikon. I've always been a Canon girl, personally. My first "real" camera was a Rebel SLR.The big pull for me with Nikon was: you get more features for the same amount of money as the competing Canon line and the lenses are slightly less expensive. Lenses are everything. When purchasing a DSLR for the first time, people tend to get really picky about the camera and it's features. What they need to be looking at is what kind of lenses they'll want to purchase now and in the future. You can always upgrade the camera body. You're not going to want to throw away all the money you've invested in lenses, though.As soon as I got my Nikon, I hit the ground running. My first test was at a wedding where I was the only photographer (yikes!). Although I used it mostly in automatic mode (I groan at mentioning this now), the photos turned out stunning. I've since learned how to use it in manual and take photos at all kinds of events and with many different subjects. The D5200 performs the best outdoors, in all types of lighting. It performs decently indoors, too. But, I would recommend getting a better flash if that is where you plan on using it the most. 5Here's What I Did First I spent about 20 hours researching DSLR's from about $200 cheaper to about $400 more expensive because I wanted to upgrade from a Pentax 35mm and a pretty decent Fuji 16MP 15x RAW shooting, point and shoot. My major concern was noisy pictures because all of the digital's I've used can shoot pretty well in sunlight but can really be poor in low light. Trying to stay reasonable and add accessories is a challenge however, so I was leaning towards the D3200 with the Nikkor 300mm, while wanting the D5200. Then I browsed the used offerings here and found many claiming to be new in the box starting at about $550 and spent a little more after investigating and because of the seller's higher positive rating. So this is what I purchased and it was new and unopened in the box with FedEx sign for delivery and a 14 day return.$585..Nikon D5200 with 18-55mm lens$144..Sigma 70-300mm Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 SLD DG Macro Lens with built in motor for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras$19....Polaroid 32GB UHS-1 card Polaroid 32GB High Speed SDHC CL10 UHS-1 Rated Flash Memory (P-SDH32U1-30-GEPOL)$20....AmazonBasics medium DSLR bag AmazonBasics Medium DSLR Gadget Bag (Orange interior)$53....AmazonBasics 70" pistol grip tripod AmazonBasics 70-inch Adjustable Pistol Grip Head Tripod$821..TotalI'm not trying to do your shopping for you but if you price the D3200 with the cheapest Nikkor 300mm lens you'll see why I'm happy.This is truly a fabulous setup and the camera I can not praise enough. It's only been about 40 hours of shooting but I'll tell you what...it's no BS about low light shooting. Even at full telephoto the low light shooting is great! I figure another month and 80 hours of shooting I might be able to use the camera's potential but don't worry about using it right after the battery is charged because auto works awfully well. With all the good reviews here and across the web I just wanted to convey that you might be able to afford this once high priced camera setup (before the new model release and with Nikkor 300mm) cheaper than you thought. I recommend this camera however you purchase it and write this review because I'm just trying to help. 5Great Camera For The Aspiring Professional Photographer! I've had this camera for a little over a year and I can say hands down its one of the best cameras I have ever owned! I'm a self-employed videographer that recently entered the world of professional photography. Being on a small budget as an aspiring photographer, I find that this camera perfectly meets my needs, earning me some good quality photos and income without costing me a fortune.What's amazing is that I've bought this Nikon D5200 and using this for the first time, I must say it made a great first impression on me.PERFORMANCE: 5/5Nikon D5200 features great image quality with 14MP and a great ISO. It has a pretty fast shutter speed and it is great to be able to switch between manual and automatic controls.Image quality: 4/5Overall, good image depending on the lighting environment. Photo quality is great under a well-lit atmosphere using the built-in flash but I recommend using an external flash. Images aren t quite Paparazzi-worthy but the photos this camera takes will blow you away, nonetheless. It s a great camera for a first-time photographer looking to get their start as a professional. I d recommend you use more than just the stock included OEM camera lens. I recommend zoom lenses and fish-eye lenses for this camera to create more eye-catching stunning photos. This camera is great for the beginner and intermediate, alike. But if you want to go bigger, do so. If you re a full-blown professional, more than likely, you ll buy a more expensive camera. The average price of this camera currently at the time of writing this review is $300. Professionals usually invest $900+ in their camera. But cost isn t everything. Each photographer must carefully consider a camera not just because its high price but consider image quality and other functionality.BATTERY LIFE: 5/5Battery life is impressive, to my standards. But as with anything, battery life always depends how much a device is used and what settings are used. Usually, I use this camera for weddings and receptions. I take an average of 300-500 photos per event day so using the camera from 1PM until about 11PM, I m able to use this camera the entire event day without charging the factory OEM battery. (*Note: I usually do not use the flash for about 100 photos, as they are outdoor daylight photos. The rest of the photos are indoor photos.)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. 5
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Description
  • 24MP DX-format CMOS sensor
  • 39-point (9 cross type) dynamic area AF system with 3D tracking
  • Up to 5 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 1080p 30FPS HD video (1080p, 60i) with full-time contrast-detect AF
  • ISO 100-6400, expandable to 25,600 equivalent
  • 3 inch vari-angle LCD with 921,000 dots
  • Wi-Fi (for sharing and remote camera control) and GPS compatible (sold separately)
Reviews

Customer Reviews

Very happy with the service and the product Free shipping was faster than expected. Camera arrived with packaging intact, no damage. I like that they had tested the camera before sending it, there was one photo on the memory card of the shipping room I guess (32GB no less - a list of what is in the package did not indicate an SD card was included). Happy with the price, service and camera. I bought this body to replace my decade old D40 that developed a memory card port problem. The quick fixes on YouTube and elsewhere didn't work and it would cost as much to repair it as replace it. All my lenses and most accessories work, only the old batteries are not compatible. This is an "international" model meaning the warranty is from the seller. My D40 is a US model originally covered by Nikon USA. I compared the D40 and new D5200 and could not find a single thing that would indicate any differences between the two.One very minor issue is the short version user manual refers to a larger, more complete "Reference" manual on the CD. Well, there are no documents on the CD including the file name listed in the small user manual. No biggie, it is available for download on the Nikon website just don't waste your time looking for it on the CD in the box. 5Great intro to the DSLR camera world! I am very pleased with this camera! This is my first DSLR and I literally agonized (as much as someone can over buying something) over the decision. I don't know enough about photography and advanced cameras which made it all the more difficult. Many of the reviews were super technical and I didn't know what most of the terms meant. 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? Is it easy to learn how to use it without a lot of studying? Is it be considered a good camera by better photographers? Does it shoot video with sound? Are the lenses good for basic but better than average photos?The answers are: Yes, it takes amazing photos on automatic and still allows me to learn the more advanced features as I go. 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. With sound. And that video is astounding! 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. I honestly can't think of anything I would change or want in a camera. If you're someone like me with no photography experience (beyond point-n-shoot), but want to move into a "grown-up" camera, this is a great choice. I've always been so pleased with Nikon products, this is no exception, 5A Super Camera, The Bargain Camera, EasyTo Handle And Use. Purchased as refurbished. Basically looks and functions as new. 1515 shutter clicks, barely used. The price difference from new makes this a huge bargain camera for the budget minded. I purchased this as a back up body. With limited use at this point, this is a wonderful camera. It has the major advantage of being very light weight and big enough to get a hand on it. If you are hauling around a DSLR all day this is an important consideration. Especially if you carry an extra lens or two. Really gets important if you are caring an additional body to eliminate lens changes in dirty environments or fast moving situations. I chose this body over it's newer D5300 version because I have no need of GPS capabilities. If I need Wi Fi I can get that with an adaptor or a Wi Fi card. Both items cost far less than stepping up to the next model. Any other updates are not significant between the models (for my uses). The one thing I really find I use, and missed more than I would ever have guessed, is the articulated screen. High shots, low shots, shots using a smaller/lower/lightweight tripod, this adjustable screen is so incredibly convenient. Saves the back, keeps me out of the dirt for the most part, and helps visibility in bright lighting conditions. I really missed this when I upgraded to the D7100 from the D5100. The technical points of this camera are covered in multiple other reviews, so I will just say I am not disappointed in the images it captures, even when comparing to the D7100. I really wish the D5200 could use the older lenses, the ones that need the screw type AF system within the camera body (the D7100 can). This body uses only the AF-S lenses to auto focus. The older lenses will mount on this camera, but they will NOT autofocus. Nikon continues to develop nice AF-S lenses that work with this type camera, so this could be the only camera you will ever need.Edit: I would also like to add the list of accessories I always get to complete a camera purchase. If you are new to DSLR photography this is function and protection for your investment:1.A good multicoated UV filter. It saves your lens glass from accidental bumps, that bit of grit you miss and rub around when cleaning a random fingerprint and other crud. It also helps reduce haze. They should be on the lens from day one to protect that front element from an unforgiving environment (and the Baby's cake covered hands when you go in for the close-up first B-day!) I have twice been very thankful I took this advise myself. The lens survived, the filter did not. Was a cheap replacement (compared to a lost lens) and the photographic day was not ruined.2. A good quality SD card. Or two. I like 32gb Sandisk Extreme 111. They are fast and I have not had one malfunction yet.3.A spare battery. I have had good luck with fully decoded non-Nikon versions.4. A case/bag for carrying and storage.5. A screen saver for the LCD.6. A proper lens cleaning kit.There are a million other things you can use for your new hobby, but these 6 are really important to the health and well-being of your fine camera. 5Love this, and from a former Canon user I only wish I could have bought a 7100.I love this camera. I am coming over from an older Canon Rebel DSLR. I love this camera. I switched to Nikon, as it had more to offer for the money, and I was going to need to send my Canon gear in for a good cleaning, and its actually cheaper to upgrade and get the same starting lenses.I have shot for the college paper, and also had pictures published. I am getting this for personal use, both for us, and for the future baby. I chose to go with the 5200 over the 5300 for the sake of money. I do not need GPS, and this package comes with the wi-fi adaptor. I wanted the cost savings, so that I can invest into a nice Prime lenses, and other lenses to add to this.I would recommend this to anyone looking to step up from a point and shoot, and really learn the art of photography.I learned to shoot on a film SLR camera, and still love the look film can give in some shots. But the ease of a digital camera can't be beat, and I would shoot with it more often.I prefer to shoot in manual mode, so I can not comment on the shooting modes that has the presets covered. But, I do not see any of the modes being a negative.The menus are pretty easy to use. I know there is a learning curve, so I am sure it will get easier for me to get through them pretty quick. The two lenses that it comes with are nice. They will work for most, but the first purchase will be a prime lenses, and something with a lower f-stop. 5May have received international version, nobody can confirm if it has a US warranty I ordered this camera from DIJital Deals and received what appears to be an international product, even though the product listing was not marked as such. My camera did not come with any warranty information, included an international plug adapter, and the product support card only had listings for non-US countries.I've emailed Nikon, Amazon, and DIJital Deals trying to confirm the country of origin of my camera and what warranty support it has in the US, if any, and nobody has been able to answer me. Even Nikon said the only way they could verify this information would be for me to physically mail it to their repair facility so they could examine it in person- I sent pictures of all the serial numbers and box contents, apparently that wasn't good enough. Needless to say I was not inclined to send a brand new camera through the mail just to verify that it isn't covered by a warranty.DIJital Deals did not respond to my email to them at all, and after a lot of back-and-forth with Amazon, they approved my camera for a return and told me to send it back. I don't want to return the camera- the camera itself is great! I also don't want to order a new one just to receive another non-US product, since the product listing has no indication if you're ordering an international version or not. I just want to know if my camera is covered by a US warranty, and if not, then the Amazon page should be clearly marked as such. 1Another camera that's occasionally smarter than I am - but I wouldn't give it up. I've had a camera in my hands since I was in the 5th grade. My first one was a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye - a 620 roll film camera - which gives you an idea of how many cameras have passed through my hands.I was verrry slow to accept digital as a replacement for film - but I finally sold all of my film cameras about two years ago. At first, I tried a very good "point and shoot" digital (while I still had my 3 Nikons and their 7 lenses). But I have a deeply ingrained habit of holding a camera to my eye for composition and just twisting a lens barrel to adjust focal length. I tried a Canon - with eye level viewfinder; a very good camera but the viewfinder was not "wysiwyg" - just approximate. And, I don't care how good the rest of the camera may be, taking pictures of whales by "zooming" with a lever operated by my trigger finger just will NOT cut it.For anything more serious than " snapshots", a DSLR is required (IMHO). My first, a Nikon D-80, was "OK" but not far enough along the way between "amateur" and "professional" - so I moved to the D5200 - keeping my VR 18-200 lens (and later adding a (70-300 - or something like that - which I picked up cheap).There's NOTHING to not like about this camera - other than having to dip back in the manual to figure out features that I haven't used (at all or for a long time).Unlike the CoolPix P510 I now use for "snapshots", the D5200 is ON as soon as I turn the lever and I can swing/zoom for a shot instantly - just what the doctor needs for capturing images of whales!! It will compensate for a wide variety of lighting situations and does an excellent job of managing light for dawn/evening pictures (for example). I even shoot the occasional "movie" and enjoy the results.The only feature I don't care for is that this camera (with lenses and spare battery) starts out weighing only a couple of pounds at the start of a long day and ends up weighing as much as a small car by the end of the day! SIGH! 5Great starter DSLR When I purchased this camera it was a great STARTER camera. It comes with the kit lens which is great to start with. The kit lens is an "okay" lens but the first thing you want to do is purchase a PRIME Lens, can't go wrong with the nifty fifty (50mm) auto focus lense. As for he camera itself, I thought it was cool it had the flip screen but have since learned there is no reason for me to use it really, but cool feature. The one thing I don't like about it is once you grow with photography it does NOT have command mode, which means it can't command your speedlights, you have to purchase a trigger/receiver system. You have to be careful about shooting at a higher iso as it seems to me you get alot of "grain". But if your lighting is good then this camera can give you the results you need. But this is a great starter camera and you can absolutely learn and grow with it... I would recommend this camera but it will leave you wanting more out of it once you learn more. BUT OVERALL is a great camera! And gives quality photos, I have provided photos I have taken with the nikon d5200, and my nikon 50mm 1.8 lens. 4I'm in love. I've wanted a DSLR for about 8 years now and never quite bit the bullet on making the investment. A year before I bought this camera, I researched all my options (to death). I compared specs, reviews, prices, and tested each camera out at the store... twice. My uncle is a professional photographer. And by professional, I mean the big leagues. He swears by Nikon. I've always been a Canon girl, personally. My first "real" camera was a Rebel SLR.The big pull for me with Nikon was: you get more features for the same amount of money as the competing Canon line and the lenses are slightly less expensive. Lenses are everything. When purchasing a DSLR for the first time, people tend to get really picky about the camera and it's features. What they need to be looking at is what kind of lenses they'll want to purchase now and in the future. You can always upgrade the camera body. You're not going to want to throw away all the money you've invested in lenses, though.As soon as I got my Nikon, I hit the ground running. My first test was at a wedding where I was the only photographer (yikes!). Although I used it mostly in automatic mode (I groan at mentioning this now), the photos turned out stunning. I've since learned how to use it in manual and take photos at all kinds of events and with many different subjects. The D5200 performs the best outdoors, in all types of lighting. It performs decently indoors, too. But, I would recommend getting a better flash if that is where you plan on using it the most. 5Here's What I Did First I spent about 20 hours researching DSLR's from about $200 cheaper to about $400 more expensive because I wanted to upgrade from a Pentax 35mm and a pretty decent Fuji 16MP 15x RAW shooting, point and shoot. My major concern was noisy pictures because all of the digital's I've used can shoot pretty well in sunlight but can really be poor in low light. Trying to stay reasonable and add accessories is a challenge however, so I was leaning towards the D3200 with the Nikkor 300mm, while wanting the D5200. Then I browsed the used offerings here and found many claiming to be new in the box starting at about $550 and spent a little more after investigating and because of the seller's higher positive rating. So this is what I purchased and it was new and unopened in the box with FedEx sign for delivery and a 14 day return.$585..Nikon D5200 with 18-55mm lens$144..Sigma 70-300mm Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 SLD DG Macro Lens with built in motor for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras$19....Polaroid 32GB UHS-1 card Polaroid 32GB High Speed SDHC CL10 UHS-1 Rated Flash Memory (P-SDH32U1-30-GEPOL)$20....AmazonBasics medium DSLR bag AmazonBasics Medium DSLR Gadget Bag (Orange interior)$53....AmazonBasics 70" pistol grip tripod AmazonBasics 70-inch Adjustable Pistol Grip Head Tripod$821..TotalI'm not trying to do your shopping for you but if you price the D3200 with the cheapest Nikkor 300mm lens you'll see why I'm happy.This is truly a fabulous setup and the camera I can not praise enough. It's only been about 40 hours of shooting but I'll tell you what...it's no BS about low light shooting. Even at full telephoto the low light shooting is great! I figure another month and 80 hours of shooting I might be able to use the camera's potential but don't worry about using it right after the battery is charged because auto works awfully well. With all the good reviews here and across the web I just wanted to convey that you might be able to afford this once high priced camera setup (before the new model release and with Nikkor 300mm) cheaper than you thought. I recommend this camera however you purchase it and write this review because I'm just trying to help. 5Great Camera For The Aspiring Professional Photographer! I've had this camera for a little over a year and I can say hands down its one of the best cameras I have ever owned! I'm a self-employed videographer that recently entered the world of professional photography. Being on a small budget as an aspiring photographer, I find that this camera perfectly meets my needs, earning me some good quality photos and income without costing me a fortune.What's amazing is that I've bought this Nikon D5200 and using this for the first time, I must say it made a great first impression on me.PERFORMANCE: 5/5Nikon D5200 features great image quality with 14MP and a great ISO. It has a pretty fast shutter speed and it is great to be able to switch between manual and automatic controls.Image quality: 4/5Overall, good image depending on the lighting environment. Photo quality is great under a well-lit atmosphere using the built-in flash but I recommend using an external flash. Images aren t quite Paparazzi-worthy but the photos this camera takes will blow you away, nonetheless. It s a great camera for a first-time photographer looking to get their start as a professional. I d recommend you use more than just the stock included OEM camera lens. I recommend zoom lenses and fish-eye lenses for this camera to create more eye-catching stunning photos. This camera is great for the beginner and intermediate, alike. But if you want to go bigger, do so. If you re a full-blown professional, more than likely, you ll buy a more expensive camera. The average price of this camera currently at the time of writing this review is $300. Professionals usually invest $900+ in their camera. But cost isn t everything. Each photographer must carefully consider a camera not just because its high price but consider image quality and other functionality.BATTERY LIFE: 5/5Battery life is impressive, to my standards. But as with anything, battery life always depends how much a device is used and what settings are used. Usually, I use this camera for weddings and receptions. I take an average of 300-500 photos per event day so using the camera from 1PM until about 11PM, I m able to use this camera the entire event day without charging the factory OEM battery. (*Note: I usually do not use the flash for about 100 photos, as they are outdoor daylight photos. The rest of the photos are indoor photos.)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. 5
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