Refurbished

Nikon Nikon D5200 Digital SLR Camera Body - Black - Refurbished by Nikon U.S.A.

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About Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200 is designed to inspire, the D5200 lets you shoot pictures and video from more perspectives using a vari-angle LCD monitor. You can also render distinctive-looking Special Effects in real time and send your images quickly tosmart devices using the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter. Within its remarkably small and lightweight body, the D5200 is packed with high-performance imaging technology.

Expect incredibly sharp pictures and video from a cutting-edge image sensor with a resolution of 24.1 effective megapixels. Enjoy faithful, vibrant colors from the state-of-the-art EXPEED 3 image-processing engine. Take advantage of the amazing accuracy of a 2016-pixel RGB sensor that is engineered to capture the subtleties of light as the human eye sees them.

Capture the split-second thrill of dynamic action with approx. 5 fps continuous shooting, and experience the tack-sharp accuracy of an amazingly powerful, high-density 39-point AF system. The clarity of the optical viewfinder will enhance your ability to concentrate on both moving and stationary subjects.

Try the Nikon D5200's D-Movie format at 1920 × 1080 60i/50i, with full-time-servo AF for smooth, precise reproduction of fast-moving subjects in Full HD video. To realize the full potential of the camera's 24.1 megapixels, simply attach any NIKKOR lens and instantly bring dependable sharpness to your images. Combine your personal creativity with this camera's incredible power and potential, and you can transform your imagination into inspired images.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Good image quality (17),Easy to use (16),Large clear LCD (15),Tilt /swivel LCD (15),Fast / accurate auto-focus (13),Fast shutter speed (11),Image stabilization (11),High ISO performance (10),Quiet (6)
Cons:
Short battery life (3)
Best Uses:
Travel (14),Family photos (13),Landscape/scenery (13),Wildlife (10),Sports/action (8),Low light (7),Weddings (4),Video (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (14),Semi-pro photographer (3)

Nikon D5200 Features

  • 24.1MP DX-format CMOS sensor: Capture beautifully detailed photos and movies. You can crop images without losing any detail - big prints of your photographs look superb.
  • Vari-angle monitor: Flip it, tilt it, turn it - explore your creativity with this versatile swivel monitor. Capture unique shots, including great self-portraits, from any angle.
  • Inspire yourself with D-Movie: Record finely detailed Full HD video clips you'llwant to share. Take advantage of smooth recording (up to 60i) and a built-in stereo microphone.
  • Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a: Share images directly from the D5200 to a smartphone or tablet that runs on Android or iOS*, or control the camera remotely via your device.
  • EXPEED 3: Nikon's fast and powerful image processing engine provides high-speed operation, remarkably clear images with excellent color reproduction, and enhanced movie recording.
  • High ISO (100-6400, extendable to 25600 equivalent): Enjoy the freedom that great low-light performance brings. Capture detailed images in dark situations and clear shots of fast-moving subjects.
  • 39-point AF system: With 39 focus points for superior accuracy. Advanced 3D subject tracking maintains focus on even the smallest subjects, however unpredictable their movements may be.
  • 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor: Delivers precise metering for exact exposures and sends data to the Scene Recognition System, which optimizes auto exposure, autofocus and auto white balance.
  • Effects mode: Create distinctive photos and movies using a range of special effects, including Selective Color and Miniature. You can view your chosen effect in real time as you shoot.

Nikon D5200 Specifications

Type of Camera
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens Mount
Nikon F bayonet mount
Effective angle of view
Nikon DX format; focal length equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX-format angle of view
Effective Pixels
24.1 Million
Image Sensor
23.5 × 15.6 mm CMOS sensor
Total Pixels
24.71 million
Dust-Reduction System
Image Sensor Cleaning, Airflow Control System, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Image Size (Pixels)
6000 × 4000 (L), 4496 × 3000 (M), 2992 × 2000 (S)
File Format
NEF (RAW): 14 bit, compressed
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8) or basic (approx. 1:16) compression
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Storage Media
SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
File System
Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras
Viewfinder
Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage
Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
Viewfinder Magnification
Approx. 0.78x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 )
Viewfinder Eyepoint
17.9mm
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment
-1.7 to +0.7 m
Focusing Screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Reflex Mirror
Quick-return type
Lens Aperture
Instant return, electronically controlled
Compatible Lenses
Autofocus is available with AF-S and AF-I lenses; autofocus 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 mode M, but the camera exposure meter will not function The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster
Shutter type
Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
Shutter Speed
1/4000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time (requires optional ML-L3 Remote Control)
Flash Sync Speed
X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower
Release Modes
single frame, continuous low speed, continuous high speed, self-timer, delayed remote; ML-L3, quick-response remote; ML-L3, quiet shutter release); interval timer photography supported
Top Continuous Shooting Speed
Up to 3 fps (L) or 5 fps (H)
Self-timer
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures
Exposure Metering System
TTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor
Metering Method
Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame; Spot: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Metering Range
0 to 20 EV (3D color matrix or center-weighted metering)
2 to 20 EV (spot metering)
Exposure Meter Coupling
CPU
Exposure Modes
Auto modes (auto; auto [flash off]); programmed auto with flexible program (); shutter-priority auto (); aperture-priority auto (); manual (); scene modes ( portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait; night landscape; party/indoor; beach/snow; sunset; dusk/dawn; pet portrait; candlelight; blossom; autumn colors; food); special effects modes ( night vision; color sketch; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key
Exposure Compensation
±5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Exposure Bracketing
3 frames ±2EV in 1/3 steps
Exposure Lock
Luminosity locked at detected value with button
ISO Sensitivity
ISO 100 to 6400 in steps of 1/3 EV; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, 1 or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting
Auto, extra high, high, normal, low, off
ADL Bracketing
2 exposures
Autofocus System
Nikon Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensors), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3 m/1 ft 8 in. to 9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range
-1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Lesn Servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus Point
Can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points
AF-area modes
Single-point AF, 9-, 21- or 39-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing button
Built-in Flash
Yes
Guide Number
Approx. 39/12, 43/13 with manual flash (ft/m, ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)
Flash Control
TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2016-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600 or SB-400; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash Modes
Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off
Flash Compensation
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicator
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory Shoe
Yes with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800 or SB-700 as a master flash or SU-800 as commander; Flash Color Information Communication supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
White Balance
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning
White Balance Bracketing
3 shots in steps of 1
Live View Shooting
Yes
Live View Lens servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F); Manual focus (M)
Life View AF-area mode
Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Live View Scene Auto Selector
Auto mode
Movie Metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Metering method Matrix
Movie Frame size (pixels) and frame rate
1920 x 1080, 60i (59.94 fields/s)/50i (50 fields/s)*, high/normal
1920 x 1080, 30p (progressive)/25p/24p, high/normal
1280 x 720, 60p/50p, high/normal
640 x 424, 30p/25p, high/normal
Movie File Format
MOV
Movie Video Compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio recording format
Linear PCM
Audio recording device
Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Audio Maximum length
29 min. 59 s (3 min. in miniature effect mode)
Audio ISO sensitivity
ISO 100 to 6400; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400
Monitor Size
Super Density 3.0 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution
921,000 Dots
Monitor Angle of View
170-degree wide-viewing angle
Monitor Adjustments
Brightness, 7 levels
Playback Functions
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, auto image rotation, and image comment (up to 36 characters
Interface: USB
Hi-Speed USB
Video output
NTSC, PAL
HDMI output
Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Accessory terminal
Wireless remote controller: WR-R10 (available separately) Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately) GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately)
Audio input
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)
Supported languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
Battery
One EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
AC adapter
EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5A Power Connector (available separately)
Tripod socket
1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 129 x 98 x 78 mm/5.1 x 3.9 x 3.1 in.
Weight
Approx. 555 g/1 lb 3.6 oz with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 505 g/1 lb 1.8 oz (camera body only)
Temperature
0 to 40°C/32 to 104°F
Humidity
85% or less (no condensation)

Nikon D5200 Reviews

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4.5

(based on 21 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great product

The camera worked right out of the box with my 18-55mm lens from my D40X with mode dial set to "A(auto)" option. I read the Nikon manual in about 15 minutes or so and pretty much got 70% the working knowledge of the camera, it behaves nearly 80% like my old D40X. The D5200 is a great upgrade to my D40X, but I still plan to use my D40X. I love the swiveling LCD view screen. I take photos and videos of the local high school marching band, the screen enables me to take low-angle and high angle ...

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The camera worked right out of the box with my 18-55mm lens from my D40X with mode dial set to "A(auto)" option. I read the Nikon manual in about 15 minutes or so and pretty much got 70% the working knowledge of the camera, it behaves nearly 80% like my old D40X. The D5200 is a great upgrade to my D40X, but I still plan to use my D40X. I love the swiveling LCD view screen. I take photos and videos of the local high school marching band, the screen enables me to take low-angle and high angle shots of the band. One thing that I miss is the technical information such as shutter speed, iris setting, etc that was available on my D40X when in press the "up arrow/cursor up" button on the "multi-selector(#14 on page 2 of the D5200 manual). The only feature from the "SCENE" mode "night portraiture." This balances the exposure between the main subject and the background in dim light. Works good for me with the built-in flash. The camera functioned without issues with my Nikon 18-55 & 55-200mm kit lens from my D40X, the 10-24mm lens, and the SB400 strobe light. I also works great with Nikon's ME-1 external mcrophone. Cons: The factory instruction manual is bit too skimpy. It only discusses some features and not all, and not in any great detail. For example, in the "SHOOTING MENU" > "Active D-Lighting" has 5 entries, but it doesn't explain when and how to use them. It also relies heavily on the on-camera help screens, which are somewhat helpful, but the problem is that there is not always a help screen for some functions, and sometimes if there is a help screen, it doesn't offer any helpful information. An "index" to different topics to the manual would be helpful. The manual for my D40X was much more extensive and helpful and is nicely indexed, but for 90% of all causal picture taking situations, the current manual is adequate. I would also get at least one spare battery, I got through about 2 batteries per outing for me.

Reviewed by 21 customers

 
4.0

Super deal!

By

from Athens, AL  -  Photo Enthusiast

Great way to get a fine camera at a great price.

 
5.0

Nikon D5200

By

from Gloversville, NY  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This body is an upgrade to my D5000, and is used for landscape photography. The main selling feature for me was it was 14 bit vs 12 bit. This has eliminated the need for a graduated neutral density filter or doing HDR, as it has nearly a 2 f/stop increase in dynamic range. The auto white balance seems to do a much better job than that on the D5000 The controls are straight forward and easy to use. Image quality is very good, this excellent color. Was torn between this and the D7100, glad I saved the money. Only down, after 100 shots, battery was getting low. This may have been a more function of the weather, as it was only 15 degrees out.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great product

By

from Los Angelesm, Calif USA  -  Photo Enthusiast

The camera worked right out of the box with my 18-55mm lens from my D40X with mode dial set to "A(auto)" option. I read the Nikon manual in about 15 minutes or so and pretty much got 70% the working knowledge of the camera, it behaves nearly 80% like my old D40X. The D5200 is a great upgrade to my D40X, but I still plan to use my D40X. I love the swiveling LCD view screen. I take photos and videos of the local high school marching band, the screen enables me to take low-angle and high angle shots of the band. One thing that I miss is the technical information such as shutter speed, iris setting, etc that was available on my D40X when in press the "up arrow/cursor up" button on the "multi-selector(#14 on page 2 of the D5200 manual). The only feature from the "SCENE" mode "night portraiture." This balances the exposure between the main subject and the background in dim light. Works good for me with the built-in flash. The camera functioned without issues with my Nikon 18-55 & 55-200mm kit lens from my D40X, the 10-24mm lens, and the SB400 strobe light. I also works great with Nikon's ME-1 external mcrophone. Cons: The factory instruction manual is bit too skimpy. It only discusses some features and not all, and not in any great detail. For example, in the "SHOOTING MENU" > "Active D-Lighting" has 5 entries, but it doesn't explain when and how to use them. It also relies heavily on the on-camera help screens, which are somewhat helpful, but the problem is that there is not always a help screen for some functions, and sometimes if there is a help screen, it doesn't offer any helpful information. An "index" to different topics to the manual would be helpful. The manual for my D40X was much more extensive and helpful and is nicely indexed, but for 90% of all causal picture taking situations, the current manual is adequate. I would also get at least one spare battery, I got through about 2 batteries per outing for me.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

LikeNew!

By

from Marietta, GA  -  Photo Enthusiast

It is like brand new. Picasa shows it had only 1 click. So far, everything works good.

(1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Still Learning

By

from Loveland, CO  -  Photography Student

Macros, portraits, landscapes & candids. A little heavy w/ 28-70 Nikon 2.8 lens but I'm man enough to deal with that.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic - Better than I expected

By

from Bay Area, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

This is better than I expected. I upgraded from a D40 and read reviews on the D5200 beforehand. Image quality is fantastic. Focus speed/Low noise images are incredible and the algorithms for AUTO ISO with minimum shutter speed and highest ISO choices are great. The choice and ability of user to customization sharpness, saturation etc are great. Controls are easy to use. I was thinking of delaying the purchase because of the lack of a touch LCD but the clicks of control buttons are actually simpler and quicker. The screen/icons are so small that touch is a drawback. Video images at low noise are great. The only thing is an auto focus lens 18-200mm motor is easily picked up in video mode. 50mm 1.8 lens motor is very faint and very usable. In any event I got an external mic which helps, and there's always Manual focus mode which is actually very usable with a little practice and which I intend to use. All manufacturer's SLR technology video modes experience the same noise issue. That will change over time with new technology. If you want mainly video, get a video cam but the resolution wouldn't be as good as an SLR. The swivel LCD is great especially shooting in crowds and ground closeups and if you are a senior with aging eyesight. The small form factor is great for travel. Easy of use is definitely a plus with logical button layout. It was a good decision.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love the detail in this camera!

By

from Michigan  -  Photo Enthusiast

Mostly nature photography, I had a Pentax K 7 this has been a great upgrade. I got the 18mm-300mm lens it is a bit heavy but I did not want to be changing lens all the time. I have not used the video feature, but I am very happy with the improved detail in this camera.

(1 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Big mistake

By

from St. Louis, MO  -  Pro Photographer

I made the mistake of buying another Nikon camera hoping that after 10 years Nikon would have gotten their professional tech support act together. What I have been told from tech support is that you cannot connect anything to a Nikon camera that isn't made by Nikon. All I wanted to do was use a professional shotgun or wireless mic system with the camera. I asked: was the mic connector on the camera an industry standard stereo TRS? They wouldn't or couldn't answer my question. The camera is better than their tech support. This is not the first time tech support from Nikon has failed to assist me, that's why the camera got 1 star. Would I buy this camera again? I won't buy another Nikon product again. The equipment is only as good as the tech support behind it. Luckily, this camera is only a stand-in for a 4K video camera I will be getting later in the year. I bought cheap, I got cheap.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Camera!

By

from Philadelphia, PA  -  Casual Photographer

Terrific upgrade from a Nikon D40. Pictures are crisp and clear and the camera offers plenty of opportunity for growth.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Terrific.

By

from Seattle, WA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Very nice camera. Still learning all the ins and outs. Moving from a D40 that only had 3 autofocus points, having 39 is awesome. Much quicker too. Recommended.

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James S  Will my Sigma lenses work on auto focus with this camera?
MICHAEL N  I believe it depends on the lens. If autofocus for your Sigma lens works on any recent Nikon DSLR, it will work on the D5200.
Ann M  What is the shutter count on this refurb camera? Thanks Marc
LARRY D  I checked by uploading a jpg online at myshuttercount and it said it was 8.
Shopper  whats the worst problem you found with the refurbished d5200? and what's the highest shutter count?
LARRY D  I am thrilled I had no problem whatsoever. First thing I checked was the shutter count and it was only 8.
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