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Nikon D5200 review

A more affordable alternative to the D5300

As part of our image quality testing for the Nikon D5200, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Nikon D5200 is capable of resolving up to around 28 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

JPEG

Nikon D5200 review

Full ISO 100 image, see the cropped (100%) versions below.

Nikon D5200 review

ISO 100, score: 28 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 200, score: 28 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 400, score: 28 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 800, score: 26 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 1600, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 3200, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 6400, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 12800, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 25600, score: 14 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Raw

Nikon D5200 review

ISO 100, score: 28 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D5200 review

ISO 200, score: 28 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D5200 review

ISO 400, score: 28 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D5200 review

ISO 800, score: 26 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D5200 review

ISO 1600, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D5200 review

ISO 3200, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D5200 review

ISO 6400, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D5200 review

ISO 12800, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D5200 review

ISO 25600, score: 18 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeDigital SLR Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution24.1 Megapixel
USBYes
PictBridgeYes
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom3.1x
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameNikon
FeaturesSelf-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode, Orientation Sensor, Time Lapse Function, Live View, External Flash Shoe, Face Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4 AVC
Viewfinder TypeSLR
Weight (Approximate)505 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS
Minimum Focus Distance280 mm
Maximum Image Resolution6000 x 4000
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution24.7 Megapixel
HDMIYes
Camera AssemblyBody with Lens Kit
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedEN-EL14
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC UHS-I), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC UHS-I)
Height98 mm
Width129 mm
Depth78 mm
Autofocus Points39
Focal Length18 mm to 55 mm (Lens 1)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Flash ModesFlash OFF, Flash ON, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Flash Exposure Compensation, Auto Flash
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelD5200
Product NameD5200 Digital SLR Camera
Aspect Ratio3:2
Manufacturer Part NumberVBA350K001
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nikon.co.uk
Marketing Information

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.

Package Contents
  • D5200 Digital SLR Camera
  • 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR DX NIKKOR Lens
  • EN-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
  • Software CD-ROM
  • User's Manual
Display Resolution921000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesSpeaker, Microphone