It is compact and beginner-friendly, yet the Nikon D5200 has the spec of an enthusiast-level DSLR, packing a 24.1-million-pixel sensor, 39-point AF system and articulated LCD screen. Read the Nikon D5200 review...
Nikon D5200 review – LCD, viewfinder and video
Image: The articulated screen is great for shooting at low angles without getting one’s knees dirty
It may well be the same 3in, 920,000-dot LCD screen as found in the Nikon D3200 and D7000, but the screen of the D5200 is articulated from a hinge point on the side of the camera. This versatility comes in handy in numerous situations.
When we first saw the camera, we asked Nikon if it intended to introduce touch functionality to the screen, which, as with the Canon EOS 650D, would enhance the handling of the camera. This would be a welcome addition as and when a D5200 replacement arrives.
Also like the D5100 and D3200, the optical pentamirror viewfinder of the D5200 has a 95% coverage and a 0.78x magnification. Held up next to the viewfinder of the D7000, the latter is physically larger with 100% coverage and 0.95x magnification, as well as brighter. However, for a camera of its class, the viewfinder in the D5200 is respectable.
Full HD 1080p video capture has been enhanced, with recording options of 60fps, 50fps, 30fps, 25fps and 24fps, and it now offers stereo sound with the microphones in the usual place on top of the camera.