Overview

Discover new perspectives with the inspirational D5200.

From breathtaking photos to smooth Full HD movies, this D-SLR can't wait to bring out your creative side.

The flexible vari-angle monitor empowers your vision with unique views. The 24.1-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor captures finely detailed images, and the advanced 39-point autofocus system is always on target. Nikon's amazingly accurate 2,016-pixel light metering sensor ensures exact exposures in even difficult lighting conditions.

You can render special effects for movies or stills in real time, and Nikon's wireless mobile adapter lets you send your creations straight to a compatible smart device for instant sharing.

Experience the product: Sample Gallery

Key features

24.1-MP DX-format CMOS sensor

Capture beautifully detailed photos and movies. You can crop images without losing any detail, and big prints of your photographs look superb.

24.1-MP DX-format CMOS sensor

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.

Vari-angle monitor

Inspire yourself with D-Movie

Record finely detailed Full HD video clips you'll want to share. Take advantage of smooth recording (up to 60i/50i) and a built-in stereo microphone.

Inspire yourself with D-Movie

Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a

Share images directly from the D5200 to a smartphone or tablet that runs on Android™ or iOS™¹, or control the camera remotely via your device.

Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a

EXPEED 3

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)

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

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.

5 fps continuous shooting: shoot action at a swift five frames-per-second and capture fleeting movements or expressions at exactly the right moment.

D-Movie AF modes: Live view autofocus works as you shoot movie clips. Keep subjects in sharp focus with full-time servo AF (AF-F). Relax and let the camera keep track of your subject with subject-tracking AF or face-priority AF.

HDR (High Dynamic Range): capture more detail when you shoot in high-contrast lighting conditions. Ideal for stationary subjects, the camera takes two shots at different exposures during a single shutter release, and then combines them into one stunning image with natural contrast.

Active D-Lighting: retain the details in both dark and bright areas when you shoot images in strong light, or in backlit situations. Ideal for photos of moving subjects.

16 scene modes: capture great shots just by selecting the mode that matches the subject or situation you're shooting. Scene modes optimize settings like shutter speed, ISO, and aperture, which is ideal if you want to quickly capture perfect shots or are new to D-SLR photography.

High-resolution LCD: see every detail of your photos and movies thanks to the high-resolution 7.5 cm (3.0-in.), 921k-dot vari-angle LCD monitor with wide-viewing angle and high contrast ratio. Compose shots or apply special effects with clarity whether you're shooting indoors or out.

Intelligent design: the small, lightweight body and superior ergonomics make this camera a pleasure to shoot with. A secure grip ensures a comfortable hold. Clear menus and one-touch buttons for frequently used functions like D-Movie and Live View make operation quick and intuitive.

Wireless remote control: Nikon's WR-R10 and WR-T10 wireless remote control devices are optional accessories that let you control key camera functions from a distance, even if there are obstacles between yourself and the camera. Ideal for shooting self-portraits, these devices can help prevent camera shake during shutter release.

NIKKOR lenses: take advantage of Nikon's legendary NIKKOR lenses and make the most of the camera's 24-megapixel resolution. Capture photos with vivid color and striking contrast. Shoot movies with crisp detail or experiment with cinematic effects.

 

* Compatible with iOS and Android™ smart devices. This feature requires use of a dedicated application that can be downloaded for free from Google Play™ and the iTunes Store®.
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Technical Specifications

TypeSingle-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mountNikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Effective angle of viewNikon DX format; focal length equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of FX format angle of view
Effective pixels24.1 million
Image sensor23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels24.71 million
Dust-reduction systemImage sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX-D software required)
Image size (pixels)6000 x 4000 (Large) 4496 x 3000 (Medium) 2992 x 2000 (Small)
Storage file formatsNEF (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 SystemStandard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
MediaSD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
File systemDCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
ViewfinderEye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverageApprox. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
MagnificationApprox. 0.78 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint17.9 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment-1.7 - +0.7 m-1
Focusing screenType B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Reflex mirrorQuick return
Lens apertureInstant return, electronically controlled
Compatible lensesAutofocus 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 typeElectronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed1/4000 - 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV; Bulb; Time (requires optional ML-L3 remote control)
Flash sync speedX=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower
Release modeSingle frame, continuous L, continuous H, self-timer, delayed remote; ML-L3, quick-response remote; ML-L3, quiet shutter release; interval timer photography supported
Frame advance rateUp to 3 fps (L) or 5 fps (H)
Self-timer2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1-9 exposures
Exposure meteringTTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor
Metering methodMatrix metering: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses) Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame Spot metering: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Metering range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0-20 EV Spot metering: 2-20 EV
Exposure meter couplingCPU
ModeAuto modes (auto; auto (flash off)); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); 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 compensationCan be adjusted by -5 - +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV in P, S, A, and M modes
Exposure bracketingExposure bracketing: 3 shots in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV White balance bracketing: 3 shots in steps of 1 Active D-Lighting bracketing: 2 shots
Exposure lockLuminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivityISO 100 - 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-LightingAuto, extra high, high, normal, low, off
AutofocusNikon Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensor), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1 ft 8 in.-9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range-1 - +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Lens servoAutofocus (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 (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus pointsCan be selected from 39 or 11 focus points
AF-area modeSingle-point AF, 9-, 21-, or 39- point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus lockFocus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Built-in flashAuto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, party/indoor, pet portrait, color sketch: Auto flash with auto pop-up P, S, A, M, food: Manual pop-up with button release
Guide NumberApprox. 12/39, 13/43 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Flash controlTTL: 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 modesAuto, 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 - +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flash-ready indicatorLights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoeISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting SystemAdvanced 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
Sync terminalAS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
White balanceAuto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning.
Live view - lens servoAutofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F) Manual focus (MF)
Live view - AF-area modeFace-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Live view - autofocusContrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Live View - automatic scene selectionAvailable in auto and auto (flash off) modes
Movie - meteringTTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie - metering methodMatrix
Movie - frame size (pixels) and frame rate1920 x 1080, 60i (59.94 fields/s)/ 50i (50 fields/s)1, high/normal 1920 x 1080, 30 p (progressive)/25p/24p, high/normal 1280 x 720, 60p/50p, high/normal 640 x 424, 30p/25p, high/normal Frame rates of 30p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps), 60i, and 60p (actual frame rate 59.94 fps) are available when NTSC is selected for video mode. 25p, 50i, and 50p are available when PAL is selected for video mode. Actual frame rate when 24p is selected is 23.976 fps. 1 Sensor output is about 60 or 50 fps.
Movie - file formatMOV
Movie - video compressionH.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie - audio recording formatLinear PCM
Movie - audio recording deviceBuilt-in or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Movie - ISO sensitivityISO 200-6400; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400
Monitor7.5-cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot (VGA), vari-angle TFT monitor with 170 ° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment
PlaybackFull-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)
USBHi-Speed USB
Video outputNTSC, PAL
HDMI outputType C mini-pin HDMI connector
Accessory terminal(s)Wireless remote controller: WR-R10 wireless remote controller (available separately) Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately) GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately)
Audio inputStereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
Supported languagesArabic, 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
BatteryOne rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14 battery
AC adapterEH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 129.0 x 98.0 x 78.0 mm (5.1 x 3.9 x 3.1 in.)
WeightApprox. 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)
Operating environment - temperature0 °C-40 °C (+32 °F-104 °F)
Operating environment - humidity85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessoriesEN-EL14 rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-24 battery charger, AN-DC3 strap, UC-E17 USB cable, EG-CP16 audio/video cable, DK-5 eyepiece cap, BS-1 accessory shoe cover, DK-20 rubber eyecup, BF-1B body cap, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM, User's Manual
 

Kits

D5200 18-55 VR kit

Great value zoom lens kit that's ideal for general photography. Includes the D5200 camera and the 3x zoom AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR lens with Vibration Reduction to reduce the effects of camera shake.

D5200 18-55 VR kit RED

Great value zoom lens kit that's ideal for general photography. Includes the D5200 camera in red and the 3x zoom AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR lens with Vibration Reduction to reduce the effects of camera shake.

D5200 18-55 VR kit BRONZE

Great value zoom lens kit that's ideal for general photography. Includes the D5200 camera in bronze and the 3x zoom AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR lens with Vibration Reduction to reduce the effects of camera shake.

D5200 18-55 VR II kit RED

Great value zoom lens kit that's ideal for general photography. Includes the D5200 camera in red and the 3x zoom AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR II lens with Vibration Reduction to reduce the effects of camera shake.

D5200 18-55 VR II kit

Great value zoom lens kit that's ideal for general photography. Includes the D5200 camera and the 3x zoom AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR II lens with Vibration Reduction to reduce the effects of camera shake.

D5200 18-55 VR II kit BRONZE

Great value zoom lens kit that's ideal for general photography. Includes the D5200 camera in bronze and the 3x zoom AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR II lens with Vibration Reduction to reduce the effects of camera shake.