Nikon D5200 Dual-lens Kit

24.1-megapixel digital SLR camera with 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses (Black)

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The Nikon D5200 dual-lens kit includes the 18-55mm lens (shown here) and a 55-200mm lens for longer zoom.

The Nikon D5200 dual-lens kit includes the 18-55mm lens (shown here) and a 55-200mm lens for longer zoom.

An excellent camera...

The Nikon D5200 is packed with technology that will help you fulfill your creative vision. The camera's large, light-gathering 24-megapixel sensor, tack-sharp autofocus performance, and sophisticated video production options are just the tip of the iceberg. The D5200's on-board image processing engine gives you blazing reaction speed, sharply detailed images in low light, and smooth, faithful color rendering. A high-density, 39-point autofocus system helps you keep track of your subject in challenging shooting conditions, even when you're following dynamic action. And you can shoot full-resolution images at up to 5 frames per second in continuous shooting mode, while viewing the action in either the optical viewfinder or on the vari-angle LCD monitor. With the included WU-1a wireless adapter, the Nikon D5200 can connect to your smartphone, laptop, or tablet for easy sharing.

...with excellent lenses

This kit includes two lenses that are ideal for everyday use. The 18-55mm lens is great for portraits, landscapes, and photographing action that's relatively close-by. When your subject is something you can't get physically closer to — maybe you're photographing skittish wildlife or shooting sports action from the stands — the 55-200mm lens will bring it all into sharp focus.

Product Highlights:

  • 24.1-megapixel DSLR camera
  • APS-C-size CMOS image sensor (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
  • high-def movie mode (up to 1080/60i) with adjustable sound level, stereo microphone input and full-time autofocus
  • send your images quickly to smart devices using the included wireless adapter
  • 3", 921k-dot vari-angle LCD monitor can be used from a wide variety of positions to broaden your shooting options
  • Nikon EXPEED 3 image processing engine is impressively responsive so you can react quickly to a shooting opportunity
  • high-density 39-point autofocus system for precise autofocusing and accurate exposure
  • intelligent pop-up flash and flash exposure compensation
  • real-time in-camera effects filters plus editing in both still and video modes
  • two zoom lenses included
    • AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G lens
    • AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED lens
  • continuous shooting mode: 5 frames per second
  • shutter speed range: 30-1/4,000 seconds, bulb
  • sensitivity or ISO (film speed equivalent) range: 100-25,600
  • movie options: MOV (H.264/MPEG-4) up to 1920 x 1080 resolution at 60i, 30p, 24p
  • records photos and video onto SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory cards
Connections and Dimensions:
  • high-speed USB interface
  • mini HDMI output (cable not included)
  • audio input terminal for optional stereo microphone
  • 5-1/16"W x 3-15/16"H x 3-3/16"D
  • weight (body only): 17.8 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year camera body, 5 years lens
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • rechargeable EN-EL14 lithium ion battery
  • eyepiece cap and rubber eyecup
  • battery charger
  • adjustable neck strap
  • USB and audio/video cable
  • software CD-ROM (PC and Mac)
  • WU-1a wireless adapter
  • 16GB SD memory card
  • camera bag
  • instructional DVD

Develop your photography hobby

You don't have to be an expert photographer to use an SLR — they all offer easy automatic shooting. Because of their build quality and the physics of good glass and large sensors, even their built-in automatic settings will get you better pictures than most point-and-shoots or mobile devices. But experienced photographers and budding hobbyists can get more creative by manually adjusting settings like aperture and shutter speed. SLRs let you expand your shooting options with additional lenses and flashes to suit just about any situation. If you'd like to record the occasional video, look for a model with high-def movie mode.

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Nikon D5200 Just OK for the money

Written By Stan, Tennessee on Saturday, April 11, 2015

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Still picture quality is good although I am not very happy with the sharpness of the photos. Video quality is the same as the still photos. It's OK but not what I expected from Nikon. Do NOT USE the auto focus while doing video, it's horrible! The lens constantly shifts in an out of focus any time there's the slightest movement. I have a much cheaper and smaller pocket camera which does a far superior video job than this camera. A great disappointment for a Nikon. I do like the 20+ pixels

Pros: Small and lightweight

Cons: Auto focus is not very quick nor accurate especially for videos

Everything I hoped for

Written By Anonymous, new holland pa on Friday, April 03, 2015

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Best camera I ever had

Pros: picture quality

Cons: not easy to get all features working. not camera's fault.

Nikon D5200

Written By LCP, Tennessee on Monday, March 30, 2015

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Amazing price and service from Crutchfield on a great camera. Was skeptical at first since was the lowest price by far after doing extensive research, no regrets. Great camera bundle for a beginner, however does take some time to figure out all the ins and outs.

Pros: Great quality pictures

Cons: Lots of camera functions for a beginner, felt the instruciton manual wasnt that informative.

Nikon D5200 Dual-lens Kit

Written By Anonymous, Holiday, FL on Sunday, March 29, 2015

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Excellent Everything! Shipping was spot on... the value was Beyond my expectations... the quality could Not have been better... extremely happy!

Pros: Cannot say enough...

Cons: Cannot say any... thank you!

Nikon 5200

Written By Andy H, New Mexico on Friday, March 27, 2015

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I bought this camera to take photos for my website. This is one of the things it was suggested for on the Crutchfield website. It is the only use I have for the camera. I have mixed feelings about the camera. I bought it to replace a 12 year old Canon Powershot and was very interested in seeing the advances in camera technology. Compared to what I had before, the photo quality is much improved, sharper, clear and richer. What is a problem for me is that the colors are not accurate Reds go to orange and things are in general a bit more bright. This is mentioned on a couple of reviews online. I thought I would be able to adjust for this but haven't figured out how yet. (Yes I did set the white balance.) Since i I did call Crutchfield but this is not the kind of thing they could help with. It did help a bit setting to a lower exposure.

Outside of the color issues, it takes great photos of textiles. The low pass filter blocks the moire effects I was getting with my old camera and things are generally sharper.

This is not a good camera for macro shots with the provided lens. You will need to get a special lens real close up shots. I am still using my Canon for macro shots that need to be sharp. If you are just taking photos of flowers it will be fine but anything about 2" or smaller will not be very sharp. At least in my experience with the camera.

If you are doing family photos. or travel photography, this is a great camera. For my purposes, it has real limitation

Pros: Rich, well defined photos. Easy to use after about thirty minutes of going through the instructions.

Cons: Colors are not completely accurate. Needs macro lens for very small objects.

Great Purchase

Written By Newbie with a Lens, Pennsylvania on Thursday, March 26, 2015

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I am somewhat new to this field in terms of use but have been researching for a while. Several of my good friends have gone professional and done quite well. I sought their advice and it came down between a Canon and this Nikon. I feel like this was an excellent purchase. I was a little worried about getting it from this site vs. Nikon BUT found the experience to be very pleasant. I will buy from here again.

Great deal

Written By Diane, Michigan on Thursday, March 26, 2015

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This was the best deal found. I cannot believe the ease of use and speed the camera and lens deliver. The deal came with two lens and a sd card so it was already to use. I did a lot of research before choosing this camera so I know I got the best out there for what I was looking for.

Pros: Great camera that is easy to use. Super fast and came with two lens, a bag, a sc card, and wifi attachment.

Cons: None so far


Written By OUTSTANDING DEAL/CAMERA, North Carolina on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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After shopping around on the net I came across this website.Although they had a limited selection compared to most larger web dealers their reviews and prices kept me coming back to their site. I spoke to a few advisers via the web and was impressed with their candid answers and knowledge of the product. I decided to order a Nikon D5200 / Two Lens Set. Company website said two (2) days to North Carolin- Free shipping. Order placed on 03/11/15---del: 03/13/15 to my front door. WOW! Nikon Camera and lenses are fantastic and all other items, bag, wi-fi adapter, memory storage are very high grade. Although I have only had this DSLR for a week it has show that I will be taking many great images with it.A NIKON IS A VERY GOOD CAMERA and CRUTCHFIELD IS A VERY GOOD , RELIABLE COMPANY. When looking for other items that they carry I will at their site first. One happy customer.


Cons: NONE

Nikon D5200 Dual-lens Kit

Written By Joe, Washington on Monday, March 02, 2015

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Owning film SLR Nikon camera's I wanted to own a DSLR within my price range. This camera is a great buy. The camera is light and easy to hold. I like the flexible screen and view finder. You will need to read the manual to get started. With all the features available, spend a lot of time getting familiar with the camera. You can just take pictures using the 'auto' selection, but I like to have more control over my photographs. This is a camera that you can grow into, exploring many of the valuable features that are available.

Pros: Near professional quality camera, with all the available features. Light and easy to hold. Comes with two lens that cover 18mm to 200mm. Can use view finder or screen to compose photos. Excellent picture quality with RAW and different size jpeg files.

Cons: Requires spending time reading the manual to use other than 'auto' selection.

Very Good Camera for the Price

Written By rprice, Laurel, Maryland on Monday, March 02, 2015

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I bought the Nikon D5200 as a backup to my D750. Although a DX camera with no focus motor which was of no concern because the bulk of my lenses were AF-S. I bought the D5200 over the D5300 because of its higher rating in several critical areas such as metering and focus accuracy, ergonomics, and the raw image quality was slightly better (I process my RAW files & am not a JPG shooter). The D5300 was rated as producing slightly better .JPG files but not by much. The overall Value rating of the D5200 over the D5300 was significant. I noted one gentleman indicated he was disappointed because the lenses were not VR but they made that clear that they were not.

Pros: Renders greater color images and they are 24mpix like the D750.

Cons: Video is ho-hum.

Nikon D5200 Dual-lens Kit

Written By Dougie, Virginia Beach, VA on Friday, February 13, 2015

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I've been wanting a DSLR camera. I used a 35mm SLR many years ago. This camera has many features that will take some time to master. I'm using the auto mode for now. I used a standard and 200mm lens on my 35mm and was pleased that this kit include two lenses. Photo quality is excellent.

Pros: This is an outstanding camera with many great features

Cons: Other than the complexity of this camera will take some time to master, there are no other cons.

Slightly Disappointed

Written By Joe G, Florida on Monday, January 26, 2015

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All in all this is a great camera. A trip to the mouse house in Orlando was the first use for this camera, and it performed flawlessly. However, I do have a couple concerns. To start with, I bought a Nikon D3000 kit a few years back for about $150 more than I paid for this one. I got the camera body and two vibration reduction lenses, and it was the current model available. This camera, which is a generation behind, does have more features as well as a couple more accessories, but it didn't come with vibration reduction lenses. Had I realized that I would have purchased the body and lens separately to get something that better fit my needs.

If you are familiar with most DSLR cameras you should have a short learning curve on this one. If it's your first DSLR I advise you to spend some time with the manual and take a bunch of practice pictures. When using the "auto" functions it's very hard to take a bad picture with this camera, but you can take some really great shots with some practice. Every control seems to be in the right position for me, but I am experienced with a similar Nikon. One thing I did notice is that the surface of the body feels slick. The first time I picked it up I could see myself dropping it. I have been very careful with how I grip it.

Pros: Battery life Ease of use on Auto Feels well balanced Accessories included in the kit Warranty

Cons: Lenses are not vibration reduction Very slick feel to the body

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What's in the box?

  • The Nikon D5200 D-SLR Kit includes:
  • Charcoal grey/black camera bag
  • 16 GB Class 10 SDHC card in plastic case
  • Nikon School "Better Pictures in 5 Minutes" DVD
  • The D5200 box includes:
  • D5200 Camera body (black) with body cap and accessory shoe cover installed
  • DK-5 Viewfinder eyepiece cover
  • EN-EL14 (7.4V/ 1030mAh/ 7.7Wh) Lithium Ion battery pack with plastic terminal cover
  • MH-24 Battery charger (8.4V/0.9A)
  • 2' UC-E17 USB cable with micro-USB type-B connector on one end and a USB type-A connector on other end
  • 47" EG-CP16 Audio-Video cable (with micro-USB connector on one end and RCA stereo audio and composite video plugs on the other end
  • Shoulder strap
  • ViewNX2 software on CD-ROM
  • Nikon Reference Manual on CD-ROM
  • User's Manual (English)
  • User Manual (Spanish)
  • Nikon Warranty Programs sheet
  • Nikon School promo sheet
  • The 18-55mm Lens box (model 2170) includes:
  • AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II lens
  • LC-52 (52mm) Front lens cap (installed)
  • Slip-on rear lens cap (installed)
  • User's Manual
  • Warranty Programs sheet
  • 5 Years of Protection (extended warranty) sheet
  • The 55-200mm Lens box (model 2156) includes:
  • AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED lens
  • HB-34 Bayonet hood
  • LC-52 (52mm) Front lens cap (installed)
  • LF-1 Rear lens cap (installed)
  • Nikon CL-0815 soft lens case
  • User's Manual
  • 5 Years of Protection (extended warranty) sheet
  • The WU-1a Wireless Mobile adapter box includes:
  • WU-1a wireless mobile adapter
  • Case
  • Case cord
  • User's Manual
  • Warranty Programs sheet

Scratch & Dent items may be missing non-essential accessories. In some cases the manufacturer's accessories have been replaced with generic equivalents.

Features and Specs

LCD Screen Size 3"
Adjustable-angle LCD Yes
Wi-Fi WU-1a included
GPS-enabled Optional
Lens 35mm Equivalent 18-55 + 55-200
Optical Zoom 3x
Digital Zoom N/A
Filter Diameter 52mm
Manual Focusing Yes
Manual Exposure Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
HDMI Output Mini
Internal Memory None
Memory Media SD/SDHC/SDXC
Effective Megapixel Count 24.1
Total Megapixels 24.71
Image Stabilization Optional
Highest Resolution 6000 x 4000
HD Video Recording 1920 x 1080
Width (inches) 5-1/16
Height (inches) 3-15/16
Depth (inches) 5-3/4
Weight With Battery (ounces) 19.6
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Playback, Editing And Printing Functions
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Recording Features

Overview: The Nikon D5200 Two Lens Kit includes the Nikon D5200 digital SLR camera body, the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II lens (model 2170), and the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED lens (model 2156). The kit also includes a charcoal gray and black camera bag, the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter, and a 16GB Class 10 SDHC memory card.

Vari-angle LCD Monitor: The Nikon D5200 has a 3" TFT LCD monitor featuring approximately 921,000 pixels and adjustable brightness. The Vari-angle monitor opens outward 180°, and can be rotated 180° forward or 90° backward for high- and low-angle photography. The large 3-inch LCD monitor has large fonts with easy-to-view menus. The monitor can display shooting information such as shutter speed, aperture, and number of exposures remaining as well as the settings currently applied. You can choose from a classic information display or a graphic display.

Live View: The camera features Live View, which allows you to frame your photographs in the monitor instead of the viewfinder. When the Live View switch is rotated, the mirror is raised and the view through the lens will be displayed in the monitor. The subject will no longer be visible in the viewfinder. The Live View display will show up to 12 items, including shooting, focus, and AF-area modes, along with other status indicators. You can opt to hide many of the indicators, or overlay a framing grid in the monitor.

Optical Viewfinder: The D5200 uses a fixed eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder with a built-in diopter adjustment to set the viewfinder to your personal eyesight (with or without glasses). The viewfinder's coverage area is approximately 95% horizontal and vertical. During self-timer or remote control operation when your eye does not cover the viewfinder eyepiece, stray light may enter the eyepiece and affect the exposure when the image is captured. To prevent this, you can use the supplied eyepiece cap to cover the eyepiece.

Image Sensor: The D5200 features a 23.6mm x 15.6mm DX-format CMOS image sensor with a total pixel count of approximately 24.71 million pixels and an effective pixel count of approximately 24.1 million.

Dust Reduction System: The image sensor is equipped with a low-pass filter to remove dust or dirt on the sensor. You can set the camera to clean the image sensor automatically at startup, or at shut down, or both. It can also be set to turn the auto cleaning function off.

Compatible Lenses: The D5200 is equipped with the standard Nikon F bayonet mount with AF contacts. DX-format-compatible lenses are recommended. Auto focus is available with AF-S and AF-I lenses. Auto focus is not available with other type G and D lenses, AF lenses (IX NIKKOR and lenses for the F3AF are not supported, and AI-P lenses. Non-CPU lenses can be used in Manual Mode, but without the camera exposure meter. The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.

Recording Media: The camera records images on Secure Digital (SD) memory cards up to 2 GB in size, SDHC memory cards up to 32 GB, and SDXC cards up to 64 GB. The camera also supports Eye-Fi and ultra high-speed UHS-1 cards. No SD cards are included with the camera. The camera has no internal memory.

Still Image Formats: The D5200 records still images in JPEG and NEF (RAW) formats. You can choose from the following Image Quality and Image Size settings:

Quality Option
(Compression ratio)
Available Image Sizes Description
NEF (RAW) 6000 x 4000 Raw 14-bit data, compressed
NEF + JPEG 6000 x 4000 Two images are recorded, one NEF image and one JPEG image. You can choose from fine, normal, or basic compression for the JPEG.
JPEG L: 6000 x 4000
M: 4496 x 3000
S: 2992 x 2000
JPEG-baseline compliant with fine (1:4), normal (1:8) or basic (1:16) compression

Movie Recording: The D5200 records movies in High Definition in 16:9 aspect ratio and Standard Definition in 3:2. Movies are recorded in MOV file format, with H.264/MPEG-4 advanced video coding, and Linear PCM audio, recorded by the built-in stereo microphone. The maximum clip length is 29 min 59 sec (20 minutes HD high quality). Movies can be recorded in the following frame sizes and rates:

  • 1920 x 1080 (16:9): 60i, 30p, or 24p frame rate
  • 1280 x 720 (16:9): 60p frame rate
  • 640 x 424 (3:2): 30p frame rate

Focus Modes: You can choose from the following autofocus and manual focus modes:

  • Auto-servo AF (AF-A): Camera automatically selects single-servo autofocus if subject is stationary, and continuous-servo autofocus if subject is moving.
  • Single-servo Autofocus (AF-S): For stationary subjects. Focus locks when shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
  • Continuous-servo Autofocus (AF-C): For moving subjects. Camera focuses continuously while shutter release button is pressed halfway.
  • Manual (M): Manual focus is available for lenses that do not support autofocus (non-AF Nikkor lenses) or when autofocus does not produce the desired results.

AF Assist Illuminator: The built-in AF assist illuminator enables the camera to focus even when the subject is poorly lit. This feature will light automatically to assist the autofocus operation when the shutter release button is pressed halfway. It has an operating range of 1'-8" to 9'-10".

AF-Area Modes: The D5200 offers a choice of four focus areas that together cover a wide area of the frame. The AF-area mode determines how the focus area is selected and what happens if the subject moves out of the selected focus area while the camera is still focusing. You can choose one of the following AF-area modes:

  • Single Point: You select the focus area manually and the camera focuses on the subject in the selected focus area only. The selection can be made from any one of the eleven AF spot sensors.
  • Dynamic Area (9, 21, or 39 AF points): In AF-A and AF-C modes, user selects focus point manually but camera will focus based on information from surrounding focus points if subject briefly leaves the selected point. In AF-S focus mode, you select the focus point manually.
  • Auto Area: Camera automatically detects subject and selects focus point.
  • 3D-Tracking: In AF-A and AF-C focus modes, you select the focus point using the multi-selector. If subject moves after camera has focused, camera uses 3D tracking to select new focus point and keep focus locked on original subject while shutter release pressed halfway. If subject leaves viewfinder, you will need to remove finger from shutter release button and recompose photo with subject in the selected focus point.

Release Modes: The camera can take pictures one at a time, or continuously as long as the shutter release button is pressed. You can also take photos using the self-timer or with an optional remote control. The camera allows you to choose from the following Release Modes:

  • Single Frame: The camera takes one photograph each time the shutter release button is pressed.
  • Continuous L (low speed): The camera records photographs up to 3 frames per second while the shutter release button is held down.
  • Continuous H (high speed): The camera records photographs up to 5 frames per second while the shutter release button is held down.
  • Self-timer: This mode can be used to reduce camera shake or for self-portraits. The shutter is released about 10 seconds after shutter-release button is pressed depending on setting.
  • Delayed Remote: Shutter is released 2 seconds after the shutter release button on the optional ML-L3 remote is pressed.
  • Quick-response Remote: Shutter is released when the shutter release button on the optional ML-L3 remote is pressed.
  • Quiet Shutter Release: The camera takes a single photograph, as in Single Frame mode, except that the camera makes no shutter sound when shooting or beep when focusing.

Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II: The D5200's 3D Color Matrix Metering II evaluates each scene for brightness, color, contrast, size and position of shadows and highlights, selected focus area and camera-to-subject distance, comparing that information against an onboard database of more than 30,000 actual photographic scenes. The result delivers instantly and precisely determined exposures for each scene, even in challenging lighting conditions.

Metering: You can choose from the following Metering Modes to determine how the camera sets exposure:

  • Matrix: Produces natural results in most situations. Camera uses 420-pixel RGB sensor to meter a wide area of the frame and set exposure according to tone distribution, color, composition, and with type G or D lenses, range information. (See 3D Color Matrix Metering II above). With other CPU lenses, the camera uses color matrix metering II, which does not include 3D range information.
  • Center-weighted: The camera meters the entire frame but assigns greatest weight to center area.
  • Spot: The camera meters exposure in active focus point only. This ensures that the subject will be correctly exposed, even when background is much brighter or darker.

Shooting Modes: The Mode Dial on the top of the camera offers a wide choice of shooting modes, organized in 4 groups:

  • Auto Modes: For simple, point-and-shoot photography: Auto and Auto (flash off).
  • P, S, A, and M Modes: For full control over camera settings: Programmed Auto, Shutter-Priority Auto, Aperture-priority Auto, and Manual.
  • Scene Modes: The camera automatically optimizes settings to suit the scene selected: Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close up, Other Scenes (Night Portrait, Night Landscape, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Pet Portrait, Candlelight, Blossom, Autumn Colors, and Food.
  • Special Effects: You can choose from the following special effects for still images and movies: Night Vision, Color Sketch, Miniature Effect, Selective Color, Silhouette, High Key, and Low Key.

Exposure Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure from -5.0 to +5.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps.

White Balance: White balance is used to preserve natural colors under different types of lighting. When the camera is set to one of the exposure modes (P, S, A, M), you can choose one of the following white balance options: Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, and Preset Manual.

ISO Sensitivity: ISO Sensitivity is the digital equivalent of film speed. When lighting is poor, the camera will automatically increase sensitivity, permitting faster exposures, and minimizing blur caused by inadvertent camera movement, up to a maximum equivalent of ISO 6400. You can manually select from ISO settings 100 to 6400, with incremental steps of 1/3EV. You can also choose HI 0.3 (ISO 8000 equivalent), HI 0.7, HI 1, and HI2 (ISO 25600 equivalent).

High Dynamic Range (HDR): The High Dynamic Range (HDR) function combines two exposures to form a single image that captures a wide range of tones from shadows to highlights, even with high-contrast subjects. You can select from the following options: Auto, Extra High, High, Normal, Low, or Off.

Multiple Exposures: You can record a series of two or three exposures in a single photograph. Multiple exposures produce colors noticeably superior to those in software-generated photographic overlays created from existing images.

Active D-Lighting: Nikon's Active D-Lighting can correct exposure issues due to difficult lighting conditions instantly and automatically while you shoot. Active D-Lighting preserves details in highlights and shadows, creating photographs with natural contrast.

Interval Timer Photography: You can take photographs automatically at preset intervals. When setting up the interval timer shooting, you can choose the following parameters:

  • Starting Time: Now or at an entered time (clock must be set)
  • Interval: 1 second to 24 hours
  • Number of Intervals: 1 to 999 times
Note: Use of a tripod is recommended during interval timer shooting.

Built-in Flash: The D5200 has a built-in flash that will pop up automatically in low light situations, or can be manually raised with a button release. The camera offers the following flash sync modes depending upon the shooting mode selected: Auto, Auto with Red-eye Reduction, Auto Slow Sync, Auto Slow Sync with Red-eye Reduction, Rear-curtain Sync, Fill Flash, and Flash Off.

Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS): Nikon's Creative Lighting System (CLS) offers improved communication between the camera and compatible external flash units for improved flash photography. The camera's Accessory Shoe is compatible with the following optional Speedlights: SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400, and SB-R200.

Flash Compensation: In P, S, A, and M modes, the flash compensation can be used to increase or reduce flash output from the level chosen by the camera's flash control system. The flash exposure compensation can be set to values between -3 EV (darker) and +1 EV (brighter) in increments of 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV.

Picture Controls: When the camera is set to one of the P, S, A, or M modes, you can choose from the following Picture Control options: Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, and Landscape.

Custom Settings: The D5200 features a custom settings menu that allows you to customize the camera settings to suit your individual preferences. There are six main setting areas:

  • Autofocus: AF-C Priority selection, Number of focus points, Built-in AF-assist illuminator, Rangefinder
  • Exposure: EV steps for exposure control
  • Timers/AE Lock: Shutter-release button AE-L, Auto off timers, Self timer, Remote on duration (ML-L3)
  • Shooting/Display: Beep, Viewfinder grid display, ISO display, File number sequence, Exposure delay mode, Print date
  • Bracketing/Flash: Flash control for built-in flash, Auto bracketing set
  • Controls: Assign function button, Assign AE-L/AF-L button, Reverse dial rotation, Slot empty release lock, Reverse indicators

Wireless Mobile Adapter: The included WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter allows you to wirelessly connect the camera to your Wi-Fi-equipped smartphone, tablet, or other smart device. The wireless connection lets you automatically load photos and videos on your camera, or download existing picture from the camera's memory card to your device. The WU-1a plugs into the camera's USB/AV port. It is compatible with a wireless LAN operating on IEEE 802.11b/g/n with a maximum range of approximately 33-49 feet

Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility: The Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility application, available free of charge from Google Play or Apple iTunes, must be installed on the smart device before it can be used with the WU-1a. The app is compatible with smartphones and tablets running Android 4.0 or later. The version for iPhone and iPad requires iOS 6.0 or later.

Warranty Information: The warranty on the camera body is 1 Year Parts & Labor. The warranty on the included lenses is 1 Year Parts & Labor, with an additional 4 years when the products are registered.

Lens Features

Included Lenses: This package includes an AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II lens and the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED lens. Both lenses include a 52mm snap-on front lens cap (LC-52) and a slip-on rear lens cap. The 55-200mm lens also includes the HB-34 lens hood. An optional lens hood for the 18-55mm lens (HB-33) is available directly from Nikon.

Silent Wave Motor (SWM): Nikon's exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) ensures fast, quiet auto focus operation. Auto Focus-Silent Wave (AF-S) is a type of focusing motor used in a number of AF-Nikkor lenses; the AF-S motor is very fast and quiet. AF-S lenses also have an A-M mode selector which allows the user to switch from automatic to manual focus with almost no lag time.

ED Glass: The lenses are made with Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass, a special optical glass developed by Nikon to be used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.

Focus Mode Switch: Focus mode switch enables quick switching between A (Autofocus) and M (Manual Focus).

Super Integrated Coating (SIC): High-performance Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) offers superior color reproduction, while substantially reducing ghosting and flare.


  18-55mm 55-200mm
Type of Lens G-type AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR lens with built-in CPU
Type of Mount Nikon F-bayonet type
Filter Diameter 52mm 52mm
Focal Length Range 18mm to 55mm
27mm to 82.5mm (35mm equivalent)
55mm to 200mm
82.5mm to 300mm (35mm equivalent)
Maximum Aperture f/3.5 (wide) - f/5.6 (telephoto) f/4 (wide) - f/5.6 (telephoto)
Minimum Aperture f/22 (wide) - f/32 (telephoto) f/22 (wide) - f/32 (telephoto)
Minimum Focus Distance 0.9 feet (0.28m) 3.1 feet (0.95m)
Lens Construction 11 elements in 8 groups (1 ED glass and 1 aspherical lens elements) 13 elements in 9 groups (2 ED glass elements)
Picture Angle 76° to 28° 50' 28° 50' to 8°
Focal Length Scale 18, 24, 35, 45, 55mm 55, 70, 85, 105, 135, 200mm
Dimensions 2.8" Diameter x 2.9" Length 2.7" Diameter x 3.1" Length
Weight 7.4 ounces 9 ounces

Optional Accessories

Remote Control: The D5200 is compatible with the ML-L3 wireless remote control. There are infrared receivers on the front and back, so you can use the remote from virtually anywhere within approximately 16 feet. The shutter release can be set to Quick Response or 2-sec Delay in the Release Modes menu. In addition, the optional WR-R10/WR-T10 remote combination can also be used with the camera. The WR-R10 receiver plugs into the Accessory Terminal on the side of the camera.

Remote Release Cord: In addition to the wireless remotes, the camera can also be controlled by the MC-DC2 Wired Remote Control. The MC-DC2 plugs into the Accessory Terminal on the side of the camera.

Microphone: The camera has a 3.5mm mini-jack for connecting an optional microphone, such as the Nikon ME-1. The microphone receives power from the camera. The microphone input is also compatible with other 3rd party microphones with 3.5mm plugs.

GPS: Optional GPS units, such as the Nikon GP-1 and GP-1a, can be connected to the camera's accessory terminal to allow information on the camera's current position to be recorded when photographs are taken.

Playback, Editing And Printing Functions

Image Playback: The D5200 will play back still images in Full-Frame one-at-a-time in the order recorded. You can display varying amounts of photo information, superimposed over the images. Thumbnail images can be displayed at 4, 9, or 72 at a time, or by date in a calendar display.

Slide Show: This features plays photographs back in an automatic slide show manner. You can set the frame interval at 2, 3, 5, or 10 seconds.

Playback Zoom: During single-image and thumbnail playback, you can zoom in on the selected image. You can zoom in up to 38x for large images, up to 28x for medium images, and up to 19x for small images. Once the image is enlarged, you can pan around the image on the LCD monitor using the multi selector.

Retouching Menu: These options can be used to create, trimmed, resized, or retouch existing copies of the photographs in the memory card. You can choose from the following options: D-Lighting, Red-eye correction, Trim, Monochrome, Filter effects, Color balance, Image overlay, NEF (RAW) processing, Resize, Quick retouch, Straighten, Distortion control, Fisheye, Color outline, Color sketch, Perspective control, Miniature effect, Selective color, Edit movie, and Side-by-side comparison.

Movie Playback: When playing back movies, you can perform the following functions: Pause/play, Advance/rewind, Skip 10 seconds (ahead or back), Adjust volume, and Edit movie. When editing, you can create a copy from which the opening or closing footage has been removed. If desired, you can save a selected frame as a JPEG still.

PictBridge Printing Capability: You can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer. PictBridge is a new standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of brand. The supplied USB cable is required for connecting the camera to the printer.


USB/AV Connection: The Nikon D5200 utilizes a single connector for interfacing the camera with your computer via USB or with your standard definition TV. This micro-USB jack is USB 2.0 High-Speed compatible. A UC-E17 USB cable is supplied for connecting the camera to your computer. Also, the EG-CP16 audio/video cable is supplied for connecting the D5200 to your TV. You can select between NTSC or PAL video playback.

HDMI: The camera has a Type C mini-HDMI connection for connecting to an HDTV for playing back High Definition movies and high resolution still images. A Mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable is required. The HDMI output resolution can be set to Auto, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p.

Microphone Input: A 3.5mm stereo mini-jack microphone input lets you connect an optional external microphone.

Accessory Terminal: The Accessory Terminal is provided for connecting optional devices, such as a GPS receiver or the receiver for a wireless remote or remote shutter release. (See Optional Accessories section above for specific accessories.)

Battery Information

Li-ion Battery Pack: The D5200 comes with a long lasting rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (EN-EL14), with the capacity of approximately 500 shots per charge (when measured using the 18-55mm lens). The optional EN-EL14a battery is also compatible.

Quick Charger: The camera also comes with a Battery Charger (MH-24) to the charge the supplied Li-ion battery pack. The MH-24 will charge the EN-EL14 battery pack in approximately 110 minutes.

Backup Battery: The camera's internal backup battery can provide up to a month of backup power after about three days of charging from the EN-EL14 battery pack. The backup battery powers the camera's internal clock, and maintains settings when the power is turned off.

Auto Off Timers: This feature allows you to choose how long the monitor and exposure meters remain on when no operations are performed to prevent battery drain. You can choose from Short, Normal, or Long options, which have timers of preset durations for Playback/Menus, Image Review, Live View, and Standby Timer. You can also customize separate delays for each, if desired.

Optional AC Adapter: The EP-5A Power Connector and EH-5b AC Adapter can be used to power the camera for extended periods. It is recommended for long slide shows, extremely long exposures, or interval timer shooting.

Supplied Software

ViewNX 2 CD-ROM: The supplied ViewNX 2 CD-ROM contains Nikon Transfer 2, View NX and related software. Nikon Transfer is used to copy (transfer) pictures from the camera to the computer and to perform such other transfer-related functions as making backups and embedding information in pictures as they are transferred. View NX 2 is used to view pictures after transfer; among the other tasks it can perform are grouping pictures, restoring and making simple adjustments to NEF (RAW) images and converting the file format.

Supported Operating Systems: The supplied software can be used with computers running the following operating systems:

  • Windows:
    • Windows 7* Service Pack 1 (Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate)
    • Windows Vista* Service Pack 2 (32-bit Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, Ultimate)
    • Windows XP Service Pack 3 (32-bit Home Edition, Professional)
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X (versions 10.6.8, 10.7.5, 10.8.2054)
* ViewNX 2 may run as a 32-bit application in 64-bit editions of Windows 7 and Windows Vista

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