This is the body only version of this camera.
Described as a DSLR for “advanced beginners,” the D5200 draws many of its features from numerous Nikon models that preceded it, including the D7000 and the more advanced D800. This 24.1-megapixel DX-format camera is housed in virtually the same compact body as its D5100 predecessor, but it boasts many new internal improvements.
In addition to its impressive 24MP CMOS sensor, the D5200 offers a higher ISO range than the D3200 (25,600 vs. 12,800) and faster continuous shooting (5 fps vs. 4). It also features Nikon’s EXPEED 3 image processor, which provides higher speed, improved color reproduction and reduced noise. Its 39-point AF system covers most of the frame, its Auto ISO program allows you to set the minimum shutter speed based upon the focal length of the lens being used, and has a multiple exposure mode. Another convenient new feature is that the D5200 supports Nikon’s WU-1a Wi-Fi unit that allows images to be transmitted wirelessly to a smartphone or tablet.
Video shooters will appreciate the D5200’s ability to record Full HD 1920 x 1080 movies up to 60i or 50i. It gives you the option of controlling aperture, shutter speed and ISO, or letting the camera set them for you. It also features a built-in stereo microphone with the ability to set mic gain up to 20 steps and has a stereo sound meter for more precise audio control.
From the Manufacturer:
If you are searching for a new, unique angle on your creative potential, the Nikon D5200 is the ideal companion for the next phase of your journey. 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 to smart 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 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.
Reproduces minute details of the subject with the sharp depiction performance of NIKKOR lenses and high pixel count of the D5200 — Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor: The D5200 employs newly developed Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with 24.1 effective megapixels. Combined with the sharp depiction of NIKKOR lenses, the high resolution renders details of the subject minutely and delivers images with great definition and depth. The sensor also supports wide ISO sensitivity range, high-speed readout during live view and Full HD movie recording.
Renders even delicate detail in skin tone, eyelashes and hair — high-performance image-processing engine EXPEED 3 that maintains superior gradation: The D5200 comes equipped with image-processing engine EXPEED 3, equivalent to that of higher-end models such as the D4. It processes multiple tasks in parallel at high speed while maintaining high precision to bring out the full potential of the 24.1 megapixels for both still images and movies. The image processing of the EXPEED 3 is excellent at color reproduction, gradation processing and image quality at high sensitivity. It reproduces human skin tone, eyelashes and hair more faithfully. Furthermore, from image processing and card recording to image playback and image transfer, EXPEED 3 manages massive amounts of data at high speed. Even with high ISO noise reduction and Active D-Lighting, continuous shooting speed is not sacrificed, realizing comfortable shooting. This also contributes to energy saving.
Effective for shooting in low-lit situations such as interiors or night scenes and for moving subjects — ISO sensitivity range up to 6400:
The D5200's wide ISO sensitivity range is from ISO 100 to 6400, expandable to Hi 1 (ISO 12800 equivalent) and Hi 2 (ISO 25600 equivalent). The camera reduces noise effectively even at high ISO sensitivity setting while maintaining definition as much as possible to deliver sharp images. Setting high ISO sensitivity enables you to shoot at faster shutter speeds and capture pictures without worrying about image degradation caused by camera shake even in low-light situations or when shooting a moving subject. This superior high-sensitivity performance is also effective for D-Movie and you can record beautiful movies without large-scale lighting equipment even when light is scarce.
Reproduces brightness in highlights and shadowy areas as you see them — Active D-Lighting with improved image quality:
Active D-Lighting is effective for shooting, for example, a dark room including outside scenery seen through a window, high-contrast scenes such as at the seaside under strong sunlight, and backlit situations. It preserves details in both highlights and shadowy areas in such situations, maintaining moderate contrast to reproduce brightness as you see it. Select the preferred setting from "auto", "extra high", "high", "normal", "low" or "off". The D5200 employs a new image-processing system that causes less shift of color even when the strength level is increased. Image-processing time is shortened by highly accurate and high-speed real-time processing. And color reproduction is further enhanced with new image-processing engine EXPEED 3. Unlike HDR (High Dynamic Range), Active D-Lighting does not require the process of combining images, therefore it is effective for shooting moving subjects such as people.
Delivers beautiful images even in high-contrast scenes — HDR (High Dynamic Range): Two images taken with one shutter release at varying exposure are combined to produce a single image that has a wider dynamic range (range of contrast to reproduce tonal gradation) with less loss of detail in highlights and shadows. The result is images with less noise and rich tonal gradation throughout the entire frame including shadows and highlights even in high-contrast shooting scenes. HDR mode is selectable from "auto", "extra high", "high", "normal", "low" and "off". The exposure differential of the two images up to 3 EV and the smoothness of the edge where the two exposures meet are automatically set according to the strength level. Effective for stationary subjects such as landscapes or still lifes.
To draw out the full potential of the D5200's approx. 24 megapixels and render high-definition images, using a high optical performance lens with superior resolution is of vital importance. NIKKOR lenses are Nikon digital SLR cameras' genuine interchangeable lenses and are highly praised by many photo enthusiasts and professional photographers. Employing an array of Nikon's original advanced technologies, NIKKOR lenses feature high optical performance and superior rendering performance, and support high image quality by getting the most out of the D5200's high pixel count in both still images and movies through the wide and diverse lineup.
Nikon's original technologies:
-Nikon's original Vibration Reduction function (VR) that realizes an easy-to-see viewfinder image, comfortable shooting and images with reduced blur for both stills and movies
Image blur caused by camera shake tends to occur when shooting in low-lit situations, telephoto shooting and close-up shooting. Nikon built the Vibration Reduction function (VR) into the lens to reduce the effects of camera shake. Different from a blur-reduction function built into the camera body, this ensures a stable viewfinder image during shooting for precise focusing and comfortable confirmation of composition. The VR function, optimized for the characteristics of each lens, is effective for not only still image shooting but also movie recording using live view.