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Nikon D5200 Kit

24.1-megapixel digital SLR camera with 18-55mm zoom lens (Black)

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When you started that online storefront to sell your arts and crafts you had no idea it would take off so quickly. Now people are spreading the word and the world wants better pictures of your wares. Looks like you might be in the market for a new camera. After all, images are your store's virtual display window. So a camera like the Nikon D5200 digital SLR, with its large, light-gathering 24-megapixel sensor, tack-sharp autofocus performance, and sophisticated video production options is tailor-made for getting your message — and talent — out in front of your legions of digital fans.

In the market for a workhorse

When you started that online storefront to sell your arts and crafts you had no idea it would take off so quickly. Now people are spreading the word and the world wants better pictures of your wares. Looks like you might be in the market for a new camera. After all, images are your store's virtual display window. So a camera like the Nikon D5200 digital SLR, with its large, light-gathering 24-megapixel sensor, tack-sharp autofocus performance, and sophisticated video production options is tailor-made for getting your message — and talent — out in front of your legions of digital fans.

Add an adapter for wireless features

Now wouldn't it be great if it not only took fantastic photos and movies, but also connected to your network, smartphones, laptops, and tablets for easy Internet access? With an optional WU-1a wireless adapter, the Nikon D5200 does just that. Use a linked iOS® or Android™ smart device to instantly email shots to the family, post pictures to social networks or photo sharing sites, or simply view your camera's live feed remotely. Plus, you can command the shutter to release right from your phone or tablet. Now that's cool.

Features every photographer wants

The D5200's on-board image processing engine gives you blazing reaction speed, sharply detailed images in low light, and smooth, faithful color rendering with subtle gradations. The high-density, 39-point autofocus system helps you keep track of your subject in challenging shooting conditions, even when you're following dynamic action coming toward or going away from the camera. And you can shoot full-resolution images at up to 5 frames per second in continuous shooting mode, while panning with your subject and viewing the action in either the optical viewfinder or on the vari-angle LCD monitor.

The Nikon D5200 DSLR vari-angle LCD monitor

The Nikon D5200 vari-angle LCD monitor helps you frame your shot from a variety of angles.

Get a new perspective

What? We haven't mentioned the vari-angle display? The D5200 features a detailed, high-resolution 3" LCD that simultaneously tilts and swivels to almost any angle, so you can get those unique framings that make an ordinary image suddenly compelling. Put the camera at street level and monitor your shot by aiming the display upward. Swivel it to the left to shoot in a tight space. Aim it downward so you can shoot above the crowd.

It thinks like you do

Nikon never stops looking for ways to make the user experience more intuitive. The D5200 features a redesigned LCD menu layout that groups the most commonly used settings for a faster and more natural adjustment process. And if you wish to explore the on-board special effects, things like the "night vision" or "color sketch" effects, the on-board processor is so fast they will display in real-time, even when you're shooting movies.

Somebody say "action"

Oh, wow, we almost forgot: movies! The D5200 shoots lush HD video at up to 1080/60i with full-time autofocus. Use either the built-in stereo microphone, or an external mic through the stereo minijack input, and adjust your input levels to suit your environment. The more advanced videographer will appreciate the advanced manual modes that are available, even in the middle of acquiring the shot, and your adjustments will be reflected in the live view LCD monitor.

Product Highlights:

  • 24.1-megapixel effective recording
  • APS-C-size CMOS image sensor (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
  • AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (vibration reduction) lens (35mm equivalent focal length: 27-82.5mm)
    • filter/attachment size: 52mm
  • 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 optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
  • 3", 921k-dot vari-angle LCD monitor can be used from a wide variety of positions to broaden your shooting options
  • optical SLR viewfinder (with diopter adjustment)
  • 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
  • Scene Recognition System analyzes the color and brightness information in each scene with an incredibly accurate 2016-pixel RGB sensor
  • Auto Active D-Lighting mode plus HDR (High Dynamic Range) setting for better shadow and highlight detail in high-contrast shooting conditions
  • intelligent pop-up flash and flash exposure compensation
  • newly designed LCD layout groups your most frequently adjusted camera settings for more intuitive adjustment
  • real-time in-camera effects filters plus editing in both still and video modes
  • compatible with optional Nikon wireless and wired remote controls
  • warranty: 1 year camera body, 5 years lens
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Compatible Lenses:
  • AF-S and AF-I Nikkor lenses: all autofocus and metering functions supported
  • AF Nikkor lenses (type G or D) not equipped with an autofocus motor: all functions supported except autofocus
Exposure Modes and Controls:
  • 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
  • program auto, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, manual, and fully automatic exposure modes
  • auto exposure and white balance bracketing (up to 3 frames for each)
  • 21 preset scene modes for accurately exposed images in virtually any shooting environment
File Formats and Storage:
  • image storage modes: JPEG, RAW (NEF 14-bit), and RAW+JPEG (Fine)
  • JPEG options (pixels): 6,000 x 4,000; 4,496 x 3,000; 2,992 x 2,000
  • 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 (not included)
Connections and Dimensions:
  • high-speed USB interface
  • mini HDMI output (cable not included)
  • accessory terminal for optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter adds Wi-Fi capabilities
  • audio input terminal for optional stereo microphone
  • 5-1/16"W x 3-15/16"H x 5-15/16"D (with lens attached)
  • weight (body only): 17.8 oz.
  • supplied lens weight: 9.3 oz.
Supplied Accessories:
  • 18-55mm vibration reduction Nikon lens
  • 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)

What's in the Box:

  • 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 proprietary USB connector on one end and a USB Type-A connector on other end
  • 47" EG-CP16 Audio-Video cable (with proprietary connector on one end and RCA stereo audio and composite video plugs on the other end
  • Shoulder strap
  • AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens with LC-52 front and rear lens caps installed
  • ViewNX2 software on CD-ROM
  • Nikon Reference Manual on CD-ROM
  • User's Manual (English)
  • User Manual (Spanish)
  • Nikon Warranty Programs sheet
  • Lens 5 Years of Protection Warranty card
  • Nikon School promo sheet

I Definitely love this camera. im still in the process of learning some of the settings but i dont have to worry about because the guide it came with was very helpful even for a beginner.

beej, Saipan


Nikon D5200 Kit Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(12 Reviews)

Excellent choice!!

FernG from Sf on 6/7/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I thought the D5200 was awesome I just got back from Europe and the pictures were perfect the handling was great the camera was light and lastly mobile to carry around. I would recommend this camera to any serious photographer who wants to get in the game and express there artistic sense. I definitely plan on getting all my upgrades from Crutchfield their service was excellent!

Pros: Pros were great shots easy to use and take quick snap shots!

Cons: Cons would have to be none

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beej from Saipan on 9/22/2014

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I Definitely love this camera. im still in the process of learning some of the settings but i dont have to worry about because the guide it came with was very helpful even for a beginner.

Pros: Great camera, not heavy as i expected.

Cons: Just look at the brighter side.

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roberto from Aguadilla,PR on 9/1/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good camera

Pros: Good

Cons: Good

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RonG from San Diego on 8/8/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Nikon D 5200 is a great advanced entry-level camera with lots of room for growth with great pictures

Pros: Lots of room for growth from point-and-shoot to full manual modes.

Cons: Not full frame operation.

Nikon D5200 Kit

Anonymous from S.F. BAY AREA on 6/20/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Its a great camera



Light and reliable

Ruggerted from Fontana, Ca on 3/17/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This unit is very light and versatile. I haven't had the opportunity to put all of it;s features to use; there are so many. The picture quality makes me feel as though I can take professional quality pics. Very nice bundle for the price.

Pros: light, affordable, high pixel quality.

Cons: Lense that comes with bundle can benefit from some zoom power.

Nice Camera

Gturns from Miami, Fl. on 8/1/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Pretty nice camera. Captures amazing detail. I really do wish that I could use my older lenses ... AND use the meter. You can use these lenses in manual, and set the shutter speed, and set the aperture with the ring on the lens, but you don't get the benefit of using the camera's light meter. Still a great camera for the price.

Pros: Great camera, amazing pics.

Cons: Can't use the light meter for older manual lenses.

Review for the Nikon D5200 Kit

Nikon D5200 Kit from Rowlett, TX on 5/28/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very well done

Pros: All Positive

Cons: None

Fantastic Camera!

NMDesertFlower from New Mexico on 5/27/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Nikon D5200 is an excellent all around camera. It takes beautiful, sharp FAST photos, and is easy to use. It's not too heavy either. My favorite feature is the swing out LCD screen. It saves my back when I'm taking night shots. This camera is excellent for anyone from the new to experienced users. There are several automatic modes, but I have not used any of those yet. The buttons are more intuitive than my old Nikon D3200, so even in the dark the settings are easy to change. The one thing I had to get used to was the position of the playback button. Since I love taking photos at night, I had to spend a good deal of time feeling around for the playback button because it's almost flush with the LCD screen. Once you get used to it, it's no big deal at all. Turns out though that the placement of the button is more intuitive than my old camera too. This camera comes with the 18-55mm kit lens which is a great all around lens. I would recommend getting a better telephoto lens and the 35mm f/1.8 AF-S DX lens. You will be floored by the results using the 35mm lens with this camera!

Pros: Beautiful photographs, intuitive buttons, great quality

Cons: Not a thing I can think of


TODD D from KILN MS. on 5/16/2013

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For me the best

GCMUSA from Norristown PA on 5/1/2013

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With this camera I payed the best for less price

Pros: Best image, easy manage , and excellent performance

Cons: Lens a little expensive than others but the picture quality I think is a priority

Nikon D5200 Kit

Scottie from Spokane, WA on 3/7/2013

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Great camera with incredible detail.


Cons: None so far


Hands-on research

Features and Specs

LCD Screen Size 3"
Adjustable-angle LCD Yes
Wi-Fi Optional
GPS-enabled Optional
Lens 35mm Equivalent 27-82.5mm
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
Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.6mm CMOS
Megapixels 24.1
Image Stabilization With included lens
Highest Resolution 6000 x 4000
4K Video No
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Width (inches) 5-1/16
Height (inches) 3-15/16
Depth (inches) 5-15/16
Weight With Battery (ounces) 19.6
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research

Recording Features
Optional Accessories
Lens Features
Playback, Editing And Printing Functions
Battery Information
Supplied Software

Recording Features

Overview: The Nikon D5200 18-55mm VR Kit includes the Nikon D5200 digital SLR camera body and the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm, f/3.5-5.6G VR Image Stabilization Zoom Lens. The kit also includes a EN-EL14 rechargeable Lithium Ion battery pack and a battery charger.

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

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.

Wireless Mobile Adapter: The optional 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.

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.

Lens Features

18-55mm Lens: This package includes an AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens. The lens includes a 52mm snap-on front lens cap (LC-52) and a slip-on rear lens cap.

3X Optical Zoom: The compact 3x zoom lens has a broad 18-55mm focal range for use in a variety of situations. When mounted to the camera the lens' picture angle is equivalent to approximately 1.5x the focal length of 35mm format (27-82.5mm). Close focusing distance to 0.9 feet (10.8") throughout the entire zoom range is possible. Separate zoom and focusing rings ensure responsive operation.

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.

Vibration Reduction (VR): Vibration Reduction (VR) minimizes image blur caused by camera shake, enabling sharper pictures, hand-held, at shutter speeds up to three stops slower than would otherwise be possible.

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.

Diaphragm: A rounded seven-blade diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural.


  • 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
  • Focal Length Range: 18mm to 55mm
  • Maximum Aperture: f/3.5 (wide) - f/5.6 (telephoto)
  • Minimum Aperture: f/22 (wide) - f/32 (telephoto)
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 0.9 feet (10.8")
  • Lens Construction: 11 elements in 8 groups (1 aspherical lens element)
  • Picture Angle: 76° to 28° 50'
  • Focal Length Scale: 18, 24, 35, 45, 55mm

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 VR lens).

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 90 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--Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate (64- and 32-bit editions; Service Pack 1)
    • Windows Vista--Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, Ultimate (64- and 32-bit editions; Service Pack 2)
    • Windows XP--Home Edition, Professional (32-bit editions only; Service Pack 3)
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X (version 10.6.8, 10.7.5, or 10.8.2)

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I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: All standard Nikon lenses should continue to work with this camera. You can find a detailed lens compatibility chart at the link below - If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Jan 01, 2015 ]  Staff
Wireless Mobile Adapter: The optional 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. [ Jeff  Dec 16, 2013 ]  Staff