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      24.02.2014 18:43
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      Fantastic camera,easy to use with alot of features and modes.

      The popularity of the DSLR camera has increased greatly in the past two years. It does not matter if you are a professional photographer or novice at photography, it has become a trend or even a craze to own and use one of these pricey but very nifty and stylish cameras. A while ago I decided to go with a flow and bought myself a Nikon D3200, which I have reviewed earlier. It was a fantastic camera and introduced me to the world of DSLR photography, but I wanted a camera with a movable screen and better features than the D3200.This led me to buy the D5200.

      ****INITIAL IMPRESSIONS****
      The D5200 also comes in black, brown or red metallic colors for the ladies. I bought the black one as I think it looks very classic and professional. The camera came in a large rectangular box with the trademark brown and black coloring of Nikon and the yellow Nikon logo on it. The box has some basic features of the camera printed on it. When I opened the box I found my fantastic D5200 packed inside it. The camera itself looked very professional and stylish. It weighted fairly light as well. When I held the camera I found that its superb design makes it very easy to hold and use it. It is easy to understand most of the buttons and their usage just by looking at the camera. And of course there is the instruction manual to guide me further. The lens is at the front and the LCD screen is at the back. The LCD is fully movable. When I open it I find that I can tilt, turn or rotate it as well.



      ****BOX INCLUDES****

      The D3200 box included:

      * D5200 CAMERA

      * BS-1 Hot Shoe Cover

      * BF-1B Body Cap

      * DK-5 Eyepiece Cap

      * DK-20 Rubber Eyecup

      * AN-DC3 Strap

      * EN-EL14 Battery

      * MH-24 charger

      * UC-E17 USB cable

      * CP16 Audio video cable

      * ViewNX 2 CD-ROM

      ****SPECIFICATIONS****

      I am not a very techy person but am posting the main specs of this camera just for people who are interested in knowing these details. I am copying these from the following link.
      http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-d5200/2

      Lens 18-55mm

      BODY TYPE:
      Compact SLR

      SENSOR:
      Max resolution 6000 x 4000
      Other resolutions 4496 x 3000, 2992 x 2000
      Image ratio w:h 3:2
      Effective pixels 24 megapixels
      Sensor photo detectors 25 megapixels
      Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
      Sensor type CMOS
      Processor Expeed 3
      Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB

      IMAGE:
      ISO Auto, 100 - 6400 (25600 with boost)
      White balance presets 12
      Custom white balance Yes (5)
      Image stabilization No
      Uncompressed format RAW
      JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal, Basic

      OPTICS AND FOCUS:
      * Autofocus
      * Contrast Detect (sensor)
      * Phase Detect
      * Multi-area
      * Selective single-point
      * Tracking
      * Single
      * Continuous
      * Face Detection
      * Live View
      Autofocus assist lamp Yes
      Digital zoom No
      Manual focus Yes
      Number of focus points 39
      Lens mount Nikon F
      Focal length multiplier 1.5×

      SCREEN/VIEW FINDER:
      Articulated LCD Fully articulated
      Screen size 3″
      Screen dots 921,000
      Touch screen No
      Screen type TFT LCD monitor
      Live view Yes (With contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking)
      Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror)
      Viewfinder coverage 95%
      Viewfinder magnification 0.78×

      PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURES:
      Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
      Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
      Exposure modes:
      * Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
      * Shutter-priority (S)
      * Aperture priority (A)
      * Manual (M)
      Scene modes:
      * Auto
      * Portrait
      * Child
      * Close up
      * Night Portrait
      * Party/indoor
      * Pet Portrait
      * Color Sketch
      Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up)
      Flash range 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
      External flash Yes (Hot-shoe)
      Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
      Flash X sync speed 1/200 sec
      Drive modes
      * Single frame
      * Continuous
      * Self-timer
      * 2s Delayed remote
      * Quick-response remote
      * Quiet shutter release
      Continuous drive 3 fps
      Self-timer Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
      Metering modes
      * Multi
      * Center-weighted
      * Spot
      Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
      AE Bracketing ±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
      WB Bracketing yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)

      VIDEO GRAPHY FEATURES:
      Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
      Format MPEG-4, H.264
      Videography notes 1920 x 1080, 60i (59.94 fields/s)/ 50i (50 fields/s), high/normal 1920 x 1080, 30 p (progressive)/25p/24p, high/normal
      Microphone Stereo
      Speaker Mono

      STORAGE:
      Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC

      CONNECTIVITY:
      USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
      HDMI Yes (Mini Type C)
      Wireless Optional
      Remote control Yes (Optional ML-L3 or WR-R10)

      PHYSICAL:
      Environmentally sealed No
      Battery Pack
      Battery description Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
      Weight (inc. batteries) 555 g (1.22 lb / 19.58 oz)
      Dimensions 129 x 98 x 78 mm (5.08 x 3.86 x 3.07″)

      FURTHER SPECS:
      Orientation sensor Yes
      Time lapse recording Yes
      GPS Optional
      GPS notes GP-1

      ****MOST PROMINENT FEATURES OF THE CAMERA****
      * The camera has 24.1-MP DX-format CMOS sensor renders details of the subject minutely and delivers images with great definition and depth.
      * Vari-angle monitor
      * D-Movie
      * Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a
      * EXPEED 3
      * High ISO (100-6400, extendable to 25600 equivalent)
      * 39-point AF system
      * 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor
      * Effects mode
      * 5 fps continuous shooting
      * D-Movie AF modes
      * HDR (High Dynamic Range)
      * Active D-Lighting
      * 16 scene modes
      * High-resolution LCD
      * Intelligent design
      * Wireless remote control

      ****ADVANTAGES****
      Because of its fantastic features this camera is absolutely amazing. The more I use it the more I fall in love with it. Here is a list of some of its advantages.
      1. Firstly the camera is 24+ MP which is the reason of it gives brilliant pictures. The pictures always come out perfect with so much definition and beauty. The camera captures everything in detail. It does not matter if I am photographing people, scenes, landscapes. The result is brilliant and looks almost 3D.
      2. The camera is relatively not very heavy. It is very easy to hold and use. Another thing I find very helpful is that the camera is the smart design of the camera provides ease of use. When you hold the camera most of the key controls fall readily in to hand, how convenient!
      3. A brilliant feature of the camera is its 3.0 inch LCD screen. This screen is brilliant in each step of the photo taking. You can use it to take pictures, focus, switch modes, zoom in and out, look at pictures, edit or delete them etc. Also this LCD screen is not fixed. It is a side-hinged swivel-and-tilt screen. This is fantastic for both picture taking and video making. It is also very easy for me to take pictures of myself. I just switch on the Live view on the camera, face the camera towards me and turn the screen around. This enables me to take perfect pictures of myself.
      4. The camera takes brilliant pictures in any light and works equally good in darker conditions. It has a built in flash that pops up and enables me to take perfect pictures even in darkness.
      5. The camera can also be used to make videos in HD. It makes fantastic movies even if the subjects are moving very fast or in the dark. It also has an option of making slow motion movies although I have never used it. The D5200 has a built-in stereo mic for real stereo sound
      6. The camera's WU-1a Wi-Fi unit can be plugged into its accessory terminal. This makes it very easy to send the pictures to a smart phone or tablet without any wire. I can then just save them on my devices or upload them on my Facebook or twitter. This is one of my favorite features as this enables me to quickly upload pictures online and make sure my family and friends are involved in all of my life events.
      7. When I first started using the camera the auto focus function came in really handy. The default settings are great, the D5200 figures out what sensors I need for a particular picture and how to use them, and just focuses. This makes it easier for a new user to understand the camera and take good pictures.
      8. I really enjoy using the different modes in the camera and the flexibility they give in taking different pictures .Initially I just used the Auto mode and let the camera do everything for me. But now I have started to play around and use other modes in the camera. I am finding the different modes to be very easy to understand and get used to.
      9. There is also a help button that works brilliantly when I am stuck and guides me between the different modes.

      ****DISADVANTAGES****
      Although this is a fantastic camera I have a couple of issues with it:
      1. Firstly the LCD has no touch. Most of the gadgets I use are touch so I find it a bit inconvenient to use the buttons and not operate via touch.
      2. The camera lens has a tendency of being a bit noisy, especially when taking pictures in darkness.
      3.There previous model to this one the D5100 has almost the same features and look but it is much less expensive.So some people might prefer that over the D5200.

      FINAL OVER VIEW:
      I think that the advantages of this camera surpass its disadvantages by far.I love taking pictures with it and it makes even the simple pictures look like they have been by a professional photographer.I think that this is a fantastic camera and although it has cost me an arm and leg but it is worth every penny.

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      24.1 Megapixel / Resolution 6.000 x 4.000 Pixels (Aspect Ratio 3:2) / LCD Monitor 7,5 cm (3 Inches) TFT-LCD-Monitor with 921.000 Pixels / Removable Memory SD Card (SDHC, SDXCand UHS-1 Compatible) / Dimensions (mm) Height/Width/Depth: 129 x 98 x 78 / Weight (g) 555 g (ohne Objektiv) / Kamera incl. Nikon Objektiv AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55 mm 1:3,5-5,6G VR