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...

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Nikon D5200 review – White balance and colour

There is extensive in-camera customisation available for adjusting the colour rendition and colour balance. Colour modes can be found in the picture-control menu, where standard, neutral, vivid, portrait, landscape and monochrome settings are on offer. In the default standard mode most Nikon DSLRs have a relatively muted colour rendition, which works well in bright daylight scenes, but for overcast scenes a little extra saturation is welcome by way of the vivid mode.

There is access to the colour-modes menu through the i button, but to change the parameters of each setting, such as adding filters to the monochrome mode, requires rooting through the main menu. I would like to see a quicker way to make these changes. The same can be said for taking a custom white balance reading, although to choose between the white balance presets is speedy.

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