Nikon D5200 24.1MP Digital SLR Camera with Tamron 18-200mm Lens
The Nikon D5200 is the successor to the D5100 SLR. This camera has a few incremental changes that were adopted from the D3200 and D7100. This was the summary of the latest modernization of the entry and the mid range DSLR fleet.
The D 5200 has a 24.1 Megapixel DX format CMOS Sensor and features EXPEED 3 Image Processing engine. The D 5200 has 39 point AF system out of which 9 sensors are cross type. The ISO ranges from 100 to 6400 and can be additionally expanded up to 25600.This camera offers 5 fps continuous shooting. This is a major upgrade from its predecessor. The camera’s sensor is around 23.5 mm and it also has NEF/JPEG shooting option that was unavailable with the D5100. The camera also houses a collection of Special Effects as well as an in-camera HDR mode that combines 2 shots to create 1 image with greater shadow and highlight detail. This camera shoots phenomenal HD videos with 60i, 50i as well as 30p, 25p and 24 p. This is effective for shooting even slow motion movies.
Design, Display and Handling:
The D5200 has a very pronounced design that is slightly larger than that of the D5100. The camera’s handgrip is topped with the elongated housing accommodating the built-in flash and eye-level penta-mirror viewfinder. The camera measures 5.9 x 3.9 x 3.1 inches, thereby making it a smaller DSLR in the size spectrum. The top right portion of the camera body houses the mode dial and live view switch, shutter button and power switch, movie record, info, exposure compensation and release mode buttons. There is also a focal plane mark on the top left of the camera body to help with determining close focus distance, but it’s the same color as the rest of the camera body and easy to overlook; the camera speaker sits adjacent to this mark.
On its rear side, the D5200 houses a 3 inch articulating monitor with 921k dot composition. The display has 7 different adjustable levels of brightness. The VF on this camera features a diopter adjustment that accounts for varying degrees of eyesight acuity and has around 85% coverage both horizontally and vertically.
The camera uses custom rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack. The battery life is estimated at 500 shots.
Tamron 18-200mm Lens
Tamron is a one of the biggest manufacturer of 3rd party lenses. There are plenty of lens options available for shooters. Apart from being budget friendly, these lenses provide pleasing results with decent composition.
The Nikon D5200 is a great camera. Adding new features such as GPS, Wi-Fi would have been a deal breaker.
Nikon D5200 Rivals:
Canon EOS 1200D
Canon EOS 1100D