Nikon D5200 Specifications and Key Features with Overview

A summary, as well as a brief explanation of the Nikon D5200 specifications and key features with details, are listed in this article. If you read this article till last, you’ll have a total overview of the Nikon D5200, despite not having the camera in your hands.

Key Features

  • Sensor Size: 23.5×15.6mm, DX ~1.53x crop 
  • Sensor Pixels: 24.2mp
  • Sensor Technology: CMOS, Bayer, antialias, microlens
  • Max Image Size: 6000×4000
  • Other Image Sizes: 4496×3000, 2992×2000 
  • Video: 1080P 30/25/24, 1080i 60/50, 720P 30/25/24, and VGA 30/25 (stored in .MOV with H.264 compression); stereo sound from built-in mic, or accessory jack
  • Storage: SD, SDHC, or SDXC, UHS-I and Eye-F
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0 HIGH, Optional WiFi 
  • TV Support: NTSC and PAL, HDMI
  • Lens Support: AF-S only (other AF don’t focus)
  • Autofocus Module: CAM4800 (39 sensor, 9 crosshatch)
  • Autofocus Modes: Single, Dynamic, Auto Area, 3D Tracking
  • AF Assist: Yes (white lamp)
  • Metering: 2016-pixel Color matrix, counterweight, spot
  • Exposure Modes: PSAM + 8 Scene 
  • Exposure Compensation: +/- 5 stops, 1/3 stop
  • Exposure Bracketing: Yes, 3 frames (plus ADL, WB bracketing), 2-frame HDR 
  • ISO: 200-6400, HI1, HI2, AUTO
  • White Balance: Auto, custom, 6 predefined with fine tuning 
  • Color LCD: positionable 3″, 921,000 dots, 180 degree, 1000:1 contrast
  • Continuous Shooting Speed: 5 fps
  • Shutter Speeds: 30s to 1/4000, bulb. 100k rated
  • Viewfinder: Pentamirror, 95%, 0.78x magnification, 17.9mm eyepoint, -1.7 to +1 diopters 
  • Flash Sync Speed: 1/200 
  • Flash Type: I-TTL, M
  • Internal Flash: Yes, GN 39 ft 12m (ISO 100) (slightly higher in manual mode)
  • PC Sync: No (via optional AS-15)
  • Flash Compensation: -3 to +1EV
  • Flash Options: Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock
  • Optional Remotes: ML-L3 IR (back and front), MC-D2 wired remote, WR-R10/WR-T10
  • Size: 5.1 x 3.9 x 3.1 ” (129x98x78mm) 
  • Weight: 18 ounces (505g)
  • Battery: EN-EL14 

Advantages and Disadvantages

These are the advantages of disadvantages of the Nikon D5200. This can also be referred to as what reviewers, as well as users, like and dislike.


These are the pros of the Nikon D5200:

  • Great image quality with low noise
  • 5fps continuous shooting
  • 39-point with 9 cross-type AF system
  • Partial manual video exposure
  • Clean 1080p HDMI video out
  • With excellent photo and video quality for its class
  • A fluid shooting design and solid feature set the Nikon D5200 delivers a lot for the money
  • Impressive 39point AF system
  • 5fps burst rate
  • Stunning image quality
  • Intuitive graphic user interface
  • Wifi & GPS supported
  • Selfie and vlogging friendly articulated LCD
  • 555g lightweight body
  • Timelapse recording
  • Flash sync port


These are the cons of the Nikon D5200:

  • Reduced battery life(500 shots)
  • Lacks touch-screen
  • Lacks Depth of Field preview
  • Slow and noisy kit lens
  • No headphone port for audio monitoring
  • No environmental sealing


TypeSingle-lens reflex digital camera
Release Date2013-05-16
Body TypeCompact DSLR
ProcessorExpeed 3

A 24.0MP entry-level DSLR camera with an APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS sensor, a fully articulated screen, and a Nikon F lens mount, the Nikon D5200 was first launched in May 2013. This model was used to replace the earlier Nikon D5100, and the Nikon D5200 was then swapped out with the Nikon D5300.

Weather Sealing

Since the Nikon D5200’s body is not sealed against the elements, special care must be taken to shield it from moisture and dust.

Dimensions and Weight

(W x H x D)
Approx. 129 x 98 x 78 mm / 5.1 x 3.9 x 3.1 in.
WeightApprox. 555 g/1.22 lb 19.57 oz with battery and memory card without body cap; Approx. 505 g/1.11 lb 17.81 oz (camera body only)

The Nikon D5200 has external measurements of 129 x 98 x 78 mm (5.08 x 3.86 x 3.07′′) and weighs 555 g (1.22 lb / 19.58 oz) with a memory card and battery but without a body cap. The only camera body weighs 505g ( 1.11lb / 17.81oz ). 

The Nikon D5200 is a relatively light camera for its class, especially when you consider that the average weight of DSLR-type cameras is 773g. It has an average thickness for its class, measuring 78mm.

Photography Features

Min Shutter Speed30s
Max Mechanical Shutter Speed1/4000s
Continuous Shooting5.0 fps
Shutter PriorityYES
Aperture PriorityYES
Manual Exposure ModeYES
Exposure CompensationYES
Custom White BalanceYES
Image StabilizationNO
Built-in FlashYES
Flash Range12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Max Flash Sync1/200s
Flash ModesAuto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear-curtain
External FlashYES
AE BracketingYES
WB BracketingYES

Video Features

Video Resolutions1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps),
1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps),
640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
Max Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Video FormatsMPEG-4, H.264
Microphone PortYES
Headphone PortNO

Image Sensor

Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeAPS-C
Sensor Dimension23.5 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area366.60 mm2
Sensor Resolution24MP
Total Pixels24.71 Million
Effective Pixels24.1 Million
Dust reduction systemImage sensor cleaning, Airflow Control System, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Maximum Native ISO6400
Maximum Boosted ISO25,600
Minimum Native ISO100
RAW SupportYES

The Nikon D5200 sports an APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS sensor with a resolution of 24.0 MP. Processor 3 exceeded. You can capture images with aspect ratios of 3:2 with a maximum resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels. The D5200 can save files in RAW format, which provides you more room for post-processing, and it has a base ISO range of 100 – 6400 that can be increased to 25600.

Nikon D5200 DxOMark Sensor Scores

DxOMark is a benchmark for evaluating the image quality of camera sensors scientifically. DxO Mark evaluated the Nikon D5200 sensor and gave it an overall score of 84 for its ability to produce high-quality images. The specifics of their examination of the Nikon D5200 are available here.


ViewfinderEye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverageApprox. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
MagnificationApprox. 0.78x (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 to +0.7 m-1
Focusing screenType B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Reflex mirrorQuick return
Lens apertureInstant return, electronically controlled

The built-in optical (pentamirror) viewfinder of the D5200 makes it simpler to take pictures in bright sunshine and other conditions where it could be challenging to see the LCD panel. The viewfinder features a 0.52x magnification ratio and 95% coverage. 95% coverage indicates that the image you see while shooting will be slightly different from what you see in your viewfinder.

The Nikon D5200 offers two image framing options. There is, of course, a pentamirror viewfinder with an integrated diopter adjustment, but you can also frame it on the LCD screen while using live view.


Image size (pixels)6000 x 4000 [L]
4496 x 3000 [M]
2992 x 2000 [S]
File formatNEF (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

UHS-1 and Eye-Fi cards are supported, and the camera accepts SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. JPEG, 14-bit RAW (.NEF), and RAW+JPEG formats can all be used to capture and store still photos. H.264/MPEG-4 AVC MOV files are used to capture and store videos.

Monitor Screen

Screen Type Vari Angle / articulated
ScreenTechnologyTFT LCD
Screen size3.00 inch
Screen resolution921k dots
Live viewYES
Frame coverage100%
Brightness AdjustmentYES
Touch screenNO

With the same three-inch diagonal and 921,000 dot resolution as the D5100, the screen appears to be unaltered from that model. (That translates to roughly a 640 x 480 VGA array with individual red, green, and blue dots for each pixel.)

Nikon D5200 fully articulated LCD screen

The LCD’s Vari-angle-branded articulation mechanism likewise remains unaltered. The side-mounted swivel enables viewing from the majority of angles, and you may close it with the LCD facing inwards for some additional protection from bumps and knocks.


AutofocusNikon 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)
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 (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus pointCan be selected from 39 or 11 focus points
AF-area modesSingle-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  (  ) button

In good light, the Nikon D7100 focuses incredibly quickly. However, to avoid experiencing significant lag when tracking moving objects, make sure that the 3D tracking option is selected. Furthermore, low light focusing performance is significantly degraded. The D7100’s saving grace is that, despite occasionally taking more time to focus in dimly lit places, it always hit the subject precisely. This cannot be guaranteed by other cameras.


AF TouchNO
AF ContinuousYES
AF TrackingYES
AF SelectiveYES
AF CentreNO
AF Multi-viewYES
AF Live viewYES
AF Face DetectionYES
AF Contrast detectionYES
AF Phase detectionYES
Number of focus points39
Number of cross focus points9

The enthusiast-friendly Nikon D7000 digital SLR provided the 39-point, wide-area Multi-CAM 4800DX phase detection autofocus system that the Nikon D5200 inherits. Cross-type sensors with nine autofocus points are sensitive to both horizontal and vertical detail. 

Seven of these locations in the middle of the frame function all the way down to f/8, making telephoto lenses and longer lenses possible to utilize. Full-time contrast-detection focusing is employed in live view mode for both static and moving image capture. The D5100, in contrast, had merely 11 autofocus points, just one of which was a cross-type point.

Video Recording

MeteringTTL exposure metering using the main image sensor
Metering methodMatrix
Frame size (pixels)and frame rate1920 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 

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

*Sensor output is about 60 or 50 fps

Note: A smaller crop is used for movies with a frame size/frame rate of 1920 x 1080 60i or 50i
File formatMOV
Video compressionH.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording formatLinear PCM
Audio recording deviceBuilt-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Maximum length29 min. 59 s (3 min. in miniature effect mode)
ISO sensitivityISO 100 to 6400; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400

There are a few significant changes to the Nikon D5200’s Full HD (1080p) high-definition video capture and full-time tracking autofocus. It is now able to match the progressive-scan 30p maximum of the D5100 and record interlaced video at up to 60i/50i frame rates. In contrast to some cameras that only stretch a single sensor data frame across two interlaced frames, this is important since it results from a matching sensor data rate. 

This ought to result in videos that are more fluid and give the impression of motion. Additionally, the newer model features a stereo microphone on its top deck, nestled between the popup flash strobe and hot shoe, as opposed to the monaural microphone on the front deck of the D5100.

Compatible Lenses

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 , 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

There are presently 316 native lenses that can be used with the Nikon D5200’s Nikon F lens mount. Nikon F mount has one of the widest selections of lenses and has backward compatibility, allowing you to use lenses dating back to the 1960s. Additionally, it is highly supported by lenses made by independent producers.

The Nikon D5200 has a minor drawback in that it lacks an internal focus motor, making it incompatible with older screw-drive autofocus (AF) lenses. With contemporary Nikon AF-S, AF-I, and G lenses, it continues to function properly, while lenses from the 1980s may not autofocus on the Nikon D5200.

Best Lenses for Nikon D5200

  • Nikon 50mm f1.4G
  • Nikon 24-120mm f4G ED VR
  • Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM
  • Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 VC
  • Nikon DX Fisheye-10.5mm f2.8G ED
  • Nikon Micro-105mm f2.8G IF-ED VR


TypeElectronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Speed1/4000 to 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

The Nikon D5200 has a maximum shutter speed of 1/4000 second and can shoot continuously at a maximum rate of 5 fps.


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
Frame advance rateUp to 3 fps () or 5 fps ()
Self-timer2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures

According to the camera’s Quiet Shutter setting, the D5200 makes less noise while taking pictures. Although it takes longer for the series of noises to start, in my tests it was almost just as loud as the typical shutter release.

 It separates the noise of this process from that of the mirror being raised and the shutter being fired by delaying the mirror lowering until the shutter button is released. You can choose when the mirror return click happens thanks to this. The focusing confirmation beep is likewise muted in this mode, albeit it may be turned off independently.


Metering modeTTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor
Metering methodMatrix: 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 the selected focus point
Range(ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV

Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV
Exposure meter couplingCPU
Exposure modesAuto 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 compensationCan be adjusted by -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV in , , and modes
Exposure bracketing3 shots in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Exposure lockLuminosity locked at detected value with ( ) button
ISO sensitivity(Recommended Exposure Index)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-LightingAuto, extra high, high, normal, low, off
ADL bracketing2 shots

The Nikon D5100 introduced no changes to the exposure modes. To well as consumer-friendly Auto and Scene settings, professional photographers will typically use Program, Aperture-priority, Shutter-priority, and Manual exposure modes. 

Additionally, there are five Scene modes that each need their own independent Mode dial positions, as well as a Scene position, an Effects mode, and a Flash Off Auto mode. The Effects-mode settings available on the Nikon D5200 are identical to those on the D5100 and include Selective Color, Miniature, High and Low Key, Silhouette, Color Sketch, and Night Vision.

Flash( Built-in and External)

Built-in flash , , , , , , , : Auto flash with auto pop-up

, , , , : 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 to +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 LightingSystem (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
Sync terminalAS-15 Sync Terminal Adapter (available separately)

The D5200 has a pop-up flash and a hot shoe for adding external strobes, just as its predecessor. Although the D5200 is compatible with Nikon’s Creative Lighting System, the built-in flash does not support commander mode, unlike higher models. You’ll need to use a SU-800 Speedlight commander, a mounted SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 flash for that.

Live View

Lens servoAutofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F)Manual focus (M)
AF-area modesFace-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
AutofocusContrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Automatic scene selectionAvailable in and modes

Please be aware that while the D5200 can focus in Live View (which first-generation LiveView cameras could not do), the focus and operation are obviously slower than when using the viewfinder.

Unfortunately, we discovered that using the magnified view for manual focusing on the Nikon D5200 isn’t particularly accurate. Even though they appeared sharp in enlarged Live View, the initial batch of Still Life test photos from the IR Lab turned out to be just slightly out of focus.


Video outputNTSC, PAL
HDMI outputType C mini-pin HDMI connector
Accessory terminalWireless remote controller: WR-R10 (available separately)Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately)GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately)
Audio inputStereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)

A USB (2.0 High Speed) cable with a Mini-B plug connection on the camera side can be used to connect the Nikon D5200 to a computer or printer. This USB/AV connector combines data transfer with standard-def composite video and stereo audio output. For high-definition output with CEC functionality, there is also a Mini HDMI (Type C) connector.

The D5200 comes with an accessory terminal that can be used with a GP-1 GPS unit, MC-DC2 cable remote, or WR-R10 wireless remote transceiver (all available separately). There is also a 3.5mm stereo microphone connection for external microphones to be attached for video recording.

Although the D5200 lacks built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter enables Wi-Fi remote control of the camera from Android and iOS smartphones, including a low-res live view feed.

Power Source

BatteryOne EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
AC adapterEH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5A Power Connector (available separately)

A rechargeable 7.4v 1030mAh Lithium-ion battery pack (EN-EL14) and a special charger are included with the Nikon D5200 (MH-24 Quick Charger). The battery has a CIPA rating of 500 shots per charge. The EH-5b AC Adapter Kit is an extra AC adapter kit that may be purchased separately but calls for an additional EP-5A Power Connector.

White Balance

White balanceAuto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning
White balance bracketing3 shots in steps of 1

The absence of buttons to change the ISO, white balance, metering, or AF mode will be missed by the majority of users of a camera of this caliber. Although the Fn button can be programmed to conduct ISO or white balance, most users probably desire one more button. The Shooting Information display highlight reads Info, Info, OK, browse to the selection, OK should be left on if you consistently set the same option (for example, white balance).

 I don’t think that’s a good enough shortcut. I can’t give Nikon’s system a straight pass any longer; maybe it was when the system was built, but competitors with less-priced mirrorless cameras have done a better job with their touch interfaces.


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)

Tripod Socket

Tripod socket1/4 in. (ISO 1222)

Operating Environment

Temperature0 to 40°C/32 to 104°F
humidity85% or less (no condensation)


Supplied accessories(may differ by country or area)EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-24 Battery Charger, DK-5 Eyepiece Cap, DK-20 Rubber Eyecup, UC-E17 USB Cable, EG-CP16 Audio Video Cable, AN-DC3 Camera Strap, BF-1B Body Cap, BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM

Supported Languages

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

Memory Card Capacity

A rough estimate of how many images can be kept on an 8 GB SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I card at various image quality and size settings is provided in the table below.

Image qualityImage sizeFile size*1No. of images*1Buffer capacity*2
NEF (RAW) + JPEG fine*3LargeMediumSmall37.0 MB32.2 MB28.5 MB152173192666
NEF (RAW) + JPEG normal*3LargeMediumSmall30.9 MB28.4 MB26.5 MB178192203666
NEF (RAW) + JPEG basic*3LargeMediumSmall27.7 MB26.6 MB25.6 MB196204210666
NEF (RAW)24.6 MB2178
JPEG fineLargeMediumSmall12.2 MB7.4 MB3.8 MB507853160035100100
JPEG normalLargeMediumSmall6.2 MB3.7 MB1.9 MB100016003200100100100
JPEG basicLargeMediumSmall3.0 MB1.9 MB1.0 MB190032006000100100100

Approved Memory Cards

The use of the following SD memory cards with the D5200 has been examined and verified. For recording movies, cards with class 6 or faster write speeds are advised. When using cards with slower write speeds, recording can finish abruptly.

SD memory cardsSDHC memory cards*2SDXC memory cards*3
SanDisk2GB*14 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB64 GB
Panasonic4 GB, 6 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB,16 GB, 24 GB, 32 GB48 GB, 64 GB
Lexar Media4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
Platinum II
Professional64 GB, 128 GB
Full-HD Video4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB


Nikon D5200 specifications and key features have made it clear that this camera is best for amateur use. The features are excellent and meet modern requirements. The camera provides all basic and advanced level options for a good level of production. You should choose the lens for appropriate use in order to get the best results.


Is Nikon D5200 good for photography?

The D5200 is a fantastic camera that is incredibly light. The D5200 can push many lenses to their limits with its incredible image quality, but for skilled users, the D5200 hides too many settings behind a menu system rather than using physical buttons.

Is Nikon D5200 a good camera 2022?

But there are a lot of other factors to consider as well. Its sensor has remarkably low noise and significantly improves image quality when compared to earlier Nikon digital SLRs. The video mode and articulated screen are among the best at this price, and the focus is the best available.

Can Nikon D5200 shoot raw?

YES. Nikon D5200 supports shooting in RAW and JPEG as well.

Is D5200 worth buying?

YES. The D5200 is an enjoyable, reasonably priced DSLR camera that you can use for family portraits and vacations. Given that it has been available on the market for about 7 years, the camera is reasonably priced and won’t break the bank.

Can D5200 shoot 4k?

NO. Nikon D5200 features only HD video shooting. You can record videos with aspect ratios of 3:2 with a maximum resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels.

Does Nikon D5200 have touch screen?

NO. Nikon D5200 does not possess a touch screen for controls. It still lacks a touchscreen, unlike the Canon 650D, which is likely its strongest opponent.

Can Nikon D5200 record video?

YES. Videographers seeking a compact, low-cost camera will appreciate the features Nikon has given the D5200. In truth, it has a lot in common with the enthusiast D7100’s video-focused features, such as 1080 60i (from 60 frames per second sensor output) recording and uncompressed HDMI output.

What kind of memory card does a Nikon D5200 use?

SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards can be used in Nikon D5200. Every minor detail regarding the memory cards and their storage capacity according to media type is given in the article.

Does D5200 have autofocus motor?

NO. Nikon D5200 does not have an autofocus motor. Furthermore, these cameras do not feature autofocus motor as well:  D5600, D5500, D5300, D5100, D5000, D3500, D3400, D3300, D3200, D3100, D3000, D60, D40X, and D40.

Does Nikon D5200 have GPS?

NO. GPS, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi aren’t built into the Nikon D5200. You can control the shutter remotely with your Android smartphone or tablet by plugging in an optional adapter, the WU-1a, into the accessory socket.

What lens mount is a Nikon D5200?

Nikon F lens mount is supported by the Nikon D5200. The AF-S and AF-I lenses have autofocus; the other types G and D lenses, AF lenses (IX NIKKOR and lenses for the F3AF are not supported), and AI-P lenses do not have autofocus; Non-CPU lenses may be used in mode, however, the exposure meter for the camera will not work.

Does Nikon D5200 have TTL?

You’ll probably want something with the ability to bounce off ceilings and TTL functionality so the camera can automatically change the flash’s power. You must manually select the flash power on the Cameron because it doesn’t appear to have TTL. Although the Voeloon features TTL, the flash is not very strong.

Does Nikon D5200 have mic input?

YES. The built-in 3.5mm mic connector allows users to connect an ordinary external stereo microphone, and they also have access to manual audio level adjustments and an audio meter that is shown on the screen both before and during recording.

What is the difference between SDHC and SDXC?

SDXC (extended capacity) cards can hold up to 2 terabytes of data, while SDHC (high capacity) cards can hold up to 32 GB (2000 GB). Before purchasing one, check sure your device supports the SDXC format because certain older devices may not be able to utilize it.