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

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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)
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Sensor Size APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) APS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm) APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Max Resolution 24.1 24.2 16.2 24.2
Iso Range Auto, 100 - 6400 (25600 with boost) Auto, 100 - 12800 (25600 with boost) Auto, 100- 6400 (plus 12800, 25600 with boost) Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 (with boost)
Display Size 3 inches 3.2 inches 3 inches 3 inches
Continuous Shooting Speed 3 5 4 5
Wireless Communication Technology Optional BuiltIn EyeFi Optional; WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
Image Stabilization None None None None
Item Weight 1.22 pounds 1.06 pounds 1.23 pounds 0.95 pounds
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Color: Black | Style: Body Only | Configuration: Base

Product Description

Nikon D5200 DSLR Body Only Black An HD-SLR designed to awaken your creative passion. Find exciting new perspectives with an ultra-high resolution Vari-angle display that swivels to nearly any position. Capture your vision in lifelike brilliance with an exceptional 24.1 MP DX-format CMOS sensor, then share it instantly with the optional WU-1a Wireless Adapter. Unleash the artist within. DX Format, 24.1 Megapixels, 5 frames/sec Continuous Shooting, 100-6400 Full Feature ISO Range, Full HD Video 1080p at 30/25/24 fps

From the Manufacturer

Man at beach shoots objects on towel with Vari-angle LCD

Transforming everyday sights into images that move us.
Shooting photos and videos is about more than capturing memories. A great camera brings your creative vision to life with striking clarity. The Nikon D5200 is exactly that type of camera—an exceptional HD-SLR designed to draw exciting new perspectives out of everyone who shoots it. Optimized for creativity, streamlined for flexibility, it'll awaken your passion and inspire some of the most spectacular photos and videos you've ever captured.

three photos of candids of young people including couples and a girl

Showcase your artistry

Vari-angle display, built-in HDR, special effects and filters

Creativity and flexibility were considered in every aspect of the D5200. It has a 921,000-dot Vari-angle display that lets you shoot from just about any position—hold the camera overhead for a view above a crowd, at ground level for an interesting close-up of a flower, or just enjoy easier video recording and self portraits. For shots that have both very dark and very bright areas, D5200 includes built-in HDR (high-dynamic range). It takes two shots at different exposures and blends them into one amazing image. And an exciting collection of built-in effects and filters opens new possibilities for expression: isolate a single color, explore black & white, posterize, miniaturize—the creative techniques pros spend years mastering are now conveniently at your command.

High resolution sensor captures great portrait of woman and closeup inset of her eye

Capture life's brilliance

24.1 MP DX-format CMOS sensor and renowned NIKKOR lenses

Perhaps your greatest inspiration will be the spectacular quality of every photo and video you shoot with the D5200. Its highly sensitive 24.1-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor captures your vision with lifelike brilliance—marvel at the vibrant colors and razor-sharp detail, even in low light. Legendary NIKKOR lenses, marvels of clarity and quality, are the perfect companion for the D5200, drawing peak performance out of the sensor. Our intelligent Scene Recognition System compares your shot against an onboard database for optimum exposure, and EXPEED 3, the processing power in our acclaimed D4, makes it all happen in an instant.

photo of D5200 and smartphone with WU-1a and wireless utility app

Share your creations in an instant

Optional WU-1a Wireless Adapter for Wi-Fi photo sharing and camera control

The thrill of creating a great photo is topped only by the excitement of sharing it. With the D5200, you'll have many great photos to share, so we made it easy. Just add the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter and instantly transfer your shots to a smartphone or tablet via Wi-Fi. Then share your favorites online as usual: email them, upload them to your favorite social networks or photo-sharing site like Nikon's my Picturetown. You can even use your smartphone or tablet as an external “live view” monitor to see what the camera sees and fire the shutter—perfect for getting into photos instead of always shooting them.

Note: These functions require an Android or iOS device and Nikon's free Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility app, available on Google Play and the iTunes App Store.

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Take your vision to video

High-quality Full HD (1080p) video recording capabilities

The D5200 includes Nikon's latest innovations for creating beautiful videos with virtually no choppiness. D-Movie mode now features Full HD 1080p 60i for visibly smoother sequences, a first for Nikon HD-SLRs. Full-time-servo AF (AF-F) and subject-tracking AF work together to keep moving subjects sharp and in focus, and face-priority AF instantly detects and tracks up to 35 faces in a scene. D5200 also has a built-in stereo microphone that can be controlled automatically or manually via 20 incremental steps, another first for Nikon HD-SLRs. Whether you shoot short clips or cinema-style movies, the D5200 makes it easy to take your projects to the next level.

Premium Accessories

EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
These rechargeable batteries provide extended life and consistent power, even in colder conditions.
ME-1 Stereo Microphone
ME-1 Stereo Microphone
Record crystal-clear sound and significantly reduce autofocus noise on your compatible DSLR camera using this compact stereo microphone. The ME-1 Stereo Microphone connects to compatible DSLR cameras that have a 3.5mm Mic jack and features new innovation that significantly reduces autofocus noise from being recorded.
WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
Using the WU-1a optional wireless mobile adapter you can now automatically send great images to your smartphone and even use your smartphone to remotely capture images from your D5200. With an easy to use app, now when you can't wait to share that great shot you don't have to. Share it to your smartphone in a instant.
ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared)
ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared)
Enables wireless remote shutter release. Trigger the shutter remotely when using slower shutter speeds to prevent camera movement.

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Product Details

Color: Black | Style: Body Only | Configuration: Base
User Manual [23.94mb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 3.1 x 3.9 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • Item model number: 1501
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (497 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 6, 2013

Review summary from DPReview

Nikon D5200 24.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR
DPReview Silver AwardMay 2013
Overall the D5200 is perfectly pleasant and capable little SLR, which is nice to use, delivers great results and offers a specification that wouldn't have looked out of place on a top-end SLR only a few years ago.
Amadou DialloAmadou DialloAndy WestlakeAndy Westlake


The Nikon D5200 is a solid performer that delivers excellent image quality and impressive high-ISO performance, along with an articulated screen and a control interface that's appropriate for users stepping up to a DSLR.

Reasons to buy

  • Excellent image quality in both JPEG and Raw files
  • 39-point AF array covers a good proportion of the scene
  • Good video features with microphone socket
  • Auto ISO selection can be linked to lens focal length

Things to consider

  • Slow AF in Live View and video modes
  • Movie quality a little disappointing (especially in 60i mode)
  • Limited aperture control in Live View and movie modes
  • Relatively small continuous shooting buffer

Suggested for

Users who demand the utmost in image detail at low ISO values and videographers who can make use of uncompressed video footage.

Not suggested for

Photographers who work primarily in live view and videographers who want high quality 60i output.
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594 of 637 people found the following review helpful By Yano on January 20, 2013
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This camera may be the best APS-C in its class so far. 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. Being an amateur photographer for years and have invested quite a sum in Sony, Canon and Nikon bodies and lenses, I myself settled with Nikon in personal preference. I would say all three brands got its personality (good and bad), especially with Sony pushing the translucent mirror technology.

The D5200 is a step up from the D3200 as an entry to mid-level body. Very solid performance and thank god it does not suffer the fate of the D600. The D5200 produces extremely good quality images just like the D3200. Both the D3200 and D5200 share the 24MP sensor resolution, with the difference being the light sensitivity in high ISO situations. Both cameras are able to produce extremely well results in terms of photo quality. I am usually able to get better image results from the D3200 and D5200 compared with Sony's A65 and A77 in actual use. Sony somehow made the older A55 easier than the A65 and A77 at getting a clean and noise free shot (maybe due to sensor difference). So Nikon wins here, I would say the image quality of the D5200 is as good as the well acclaimed Canon 60D in most cases easily done (with the D5200 at a higher resolution). So the major difference of the D5200 compared with the D3200 is the focus sensor and exposure meter sensor. The D5200 borrows the technology from the bulkier D7000 and presents 39 AF points including 9 cross-type AF points for accuracy and a more precise exposure metering system (D3200 have 11 AF points, 1 cross-type).
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375 of 419 people found the following review helpful By Faymus Media on February 12, 2013
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The D5200 has 24MP. 39 AF points 9 are cross type. While the Canon 6D only has 11 AF points and 1 cross type. The 6D is more than 2 times the cost and has 22MP. The Nikon D5200 has a rotating screen, picture control presets, aperture priority, shutter priority, P, and M modes. The D5200 has +/- 5 stops of exposure compensation, the 6D has 3!

The D5200 has a great burst rate of 5fps. ISO range from 100-25,600. Exspeed 3 processing power, face recognition, and full time AF with full HD video. What more could you ask for when buying a camera less than $900? I did a complete hands on review video for "Focus Camera" in NYC. I will be posting it to this review sometime later in the week when finished.

My thoughts are this camera is light, and while it is not as rugged as a 6D or D600 you get what you pay for. This camera provides great lowlight performance and stunning resolution that is higher than the $3400 5D mark II. Which is worth mentioning. Nikon has leaped ahead of the competition with their new line of cameras.

The auto focus on this camera while doing some street and urban photography is very quick and accurate. I had a blast using it as the weight is a very big plus because it can be more easily carried for longer periods of time. If you are in market for a great camera and you are not willing to spend $2k for the D600, there is nothing that will compete with this camera in terms of "Bang for Buck" with either of the brands for under $2k.

The only 3 things worth complaining about is you can't change aperture in Live View, however you can't do that in the D600 either. It isn't 100% viewfinder, which would be nice. Also the internal microphone is not that great but does have manual control.
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269 of 301 people found the following review helpful By Adam Petrone on February 13, 2013
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I upgrade every 2 years or so and was close to buying the D7000 when this was announced. I owned the D5100 since it's release and have been very happy with it, but being a gadget guy I'm always looking to upgrade. As far as I was concerned the D7000 was buying old technology. I love the D5200's interface as it's much easier to navigate than the D5100 and the auto focus is much quicker and precise. The photo's are sharp and very accurate in color. I'm very happy with the D5200. Just for the 39-point AF system for smarter focusing and tracking of moving subjects (compared to the 11-point module on the D5100), a 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor (whereas the D5100 judged exposure based on just 420 pixels),the new Expeed 3 processor that permits up to five shots per second (versus the older camera's 4 fps)and the new easier to navigate interface makes it worth the price. Let me just add 1 more very big plus, the articulating screen, no other Nikon has it and it is a big plus. I've used it for shots over others heads and other creative angles that I could never get with a fixed screen.
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111 of 122 people found the following review helpful By Ken on June 17, 2013
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Nikon has made some awfully good "Entry Level" Digital SLR cameras over the years. The most recent were the D3100 and The D5100. The main differences between the D3100 & D5100 was the D5100's articulating/brighter LCD and a bracketing feature. The D5100 is about 10% heavier and costs a bit more than the D3100. The D3200, the sucessor to the D3100, was released last year. However the D3200 was arguably a step backward introducing a much higher resolution sensor (24MP) but at the undesirable cost of additional noise at higher ISO settings.

The D5200 uses a 24MP sensor like the D3200 (although the sensors seem to be from different sources; the D5200 uses a Toshiba sensor while the D3200 uses a Sony sensor). This time fortunately, the high ISO performance has actually improved. The D5200 body is almost identical to the D5100 camera body including the articulating, high resolution LCD. The LCD screen now highlights settings for ISO sensitivity, Aperture size (F Stop setting) & Shutter speed making these settings very visible even at a glance. The LCD layout is much better (and different) than anything Nikon has previously used. Nikon does not include an LCD on the top of this camera (or on any of their smaller DSLRs) presumably due to physical surface area constraints.

The key improvement is image quality. High ISO performance is actually improved despite the 50% increase in megapixels. ISO 1600 is almost indistinguishable from ISO 200. ISO 3200 is very usable (but not really too far beyond that).
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