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Menus

The D5200 uses a menu system that is similar to that of other recent Nikon DSLRs. There are a lot of functions and options to choose from but the menus are reasonably comprehensible and navigable, thanks to Nikon's sensible categorization and color-coding.

Playback Menu

You can use the playback menu to make adjustments to playback display options and slideshows.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Delete  • Selected
 • Select date
 • All
- Thumbnail selection
- Select images by date
Playback folder  • D5200
 • All
 • Current
 
Playback Display Options  • None (image only)
 • Highlights
 • RGB histogram
 • Shooting data
 • Overview
Allows you to toggle different items of information shown in either basic or detailed photo display modes.
Image review  • On
 • Off
 
Rotate tall  • On
 • Off
When enabled portrait shots appear vertically orientated.
Slide show  • Start
 • Frame interval
2 sec
3 sec
5 sec
10 sec
 
DPOF Print Order  • Select / set
 • Deselect all
- Thumbnail selection

Shooting Menu

The shooting menu contains settings for image size and quality, picture styles, noise reduction and movie specifications, among others. A green superscript one (¹) indicates the default setting.

Option Values / Actions Notes / Sub options
Reset shooting menu  • Yes
 • No
 
Storage folder  • Select folder
 • New
 • Rename
 • Delete
 
Image quality  • NEF (RAW) + JPEG Fine
 • NEF (RAW) + JPEG Normal
 • NEF (RAW) + JPEG Basic
 • NEF (RAW)
 • TIFF (RGB)
 • JPEG Fine
 • JPEG Normal ¹
 • JPEG Basic
Select image quality.
Image size  • Large ¹
 • Medium
 • Small
- 6000 x 4000 / 24.0 M
- 4496 x 3000 / 13.5 M
- 2992 x 2000 / 6.0 M
White balance  • Auto ¹
Normal
Keep warm light colors
 • Incandescent
 • Fluorescent
1 Sodium-vapor lamps
2 Warm-white fluorescent
3 White fluorescent
4 Cool-white fluorescent
5 Day white fluorescent
6 Daylight fluorescent
7 High temp mercury-vapor
 • Direct Sunlight
 • Flash
 • Cloudy
 • Shade
 • Preset manual (d0-4)
- A-B, G-M grid to fine tune WB
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- Select / program preset WB
Set Picture Control  • Standard ¹
Quick adjust (-2 to +2)
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3)
Brightness (-1 to +1)
Saturation (A, -3 to +3)
Hue (-3 to +3)
 • Neutral
Quick adjust (-2 to +2)
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3)
Brightness (-1 to +1)
Saturation (A, -3 to +3)
Hue (-3 to +3)
 • Vivid
Quick adjust (-2 to +2)
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3)
Brightness (-1 to +1)
Saturation (A, -3 to +3)
Hue (-3 to +3)
 • Monochrome
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3)
Brightness (-1 to +1)
Filter (Off, Y, O, R, G)
Toning (10 options)
 • Landscape
Quick adjust (-2 to +2)
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3)
Brightness (-1 to +1)
Saturation (A, -3 to +3)
Hue (-3 to +3)
- Default (3, 0, 0, 0, 0)






- Default (2, 0, 0, 0, 0)






- Default (4, 0, 0, 0, 0)






- Default (3, 0, 0, 0, 0)
Manage Picture Control  • Save/edit
 • Rename
 • Delete
 • Load/save
- Create custom Picture Control sets


- Load / save from card
Auto Distortion Control  • On
 • Off ¹
 
Color Space  • sRGB ¹
 • Adobe RGB
 
Active D-Lighting  • Auto ¹
 • Extra High
 • High
 • Normal
 • Low
 • Off
 
HDR (high dynamic range)  • Auto
 • Extra High
 • High
 • Normal
 • Low
 • Off ¹
 
Long exp. NR  • On
 • Off ¹
Enables dark frame subtraction NR for exposures of 1/2 sec or longer.
High ISO NR  • High
 • Normal ¹
 • Low
 • Off
 
ISO sensitivity settings  • ISO
100 ¹
200
250
320
400
500
640
800
1000
1250
1600
2000
2500
3200
6400
HI 0.3
HI 0.7
HI 1
HI 2
 • ISO sensitivity auto control
On / Off ¹
Maximum sensitivity
200
400
800
1600
3200
6400
HI 1
HI 2
Minimum shutter speed
Auto (slower-faster)
1/2000 - 1 sec
Available sensitivities depend on ISO step custom setting (CSM b1).
Release Mode • Single frame ¹
• Continuous L
• Continuous H
• 10 seconds self-timer
• 2 seconds delayed remote
• Quick-response remote
• Quiet shutter release
 
Multiple exposure • Off ¹
Multiple exposure mode
On
Off
Number of Shots
2
3
• Auto gain
On
Off
Create a new image from two or three exposures
Interval timer shooting • Start
Now
Start time
 • Interval
[hh:mm:ss]
 • Select Intvl*Shots
[000] x [0] = 0001
 • Start
Off ¹
On
Time lapse / interval shooting.
Movie settings  • Quality
1920x1080, 60i ¹
1920x1080, 30p
1920x1080, 24p
1080x720, 60p
12080x720, 30p

 • Movie quality
High ¹
Normal

 • Microphone
Auto sensitivity (A) ¹
High sensitivity (3)
Normal sensitivity (2)
Low sensitivity (1)
Microphone off
 • Manual movie settings
On
Off ¹
 
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Comments

Total comments: 15
Smartmil8
By Smartmil8 (1 week ago)

This is one of the best cameras in the world!

1 upvote
mumbai architect
By mumbai architect (2 months ago)

Hi I am an architect and need to shoot interiors and buildings. I have been seeing D800E as a choice for the camera on the net. I don't have the budget to buy D800...Will D5200 suffice if I go for additional wide angle.? Please advise.

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Rusdy
By Rusdy (2 months ago)

it will be suffice. just buy a wide-lens and there you go

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Christie123
By Christie123 (2 months ago)

Is this better than D5100? I have D3100 and am planning to upgrade... but I am confused between D5100, D3200 and D5200...

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sophi loren
By sophi loren (7 months ago)

I was confused in between nikon D5200 and Nikon D3200 and at last I go with Nikon D5200 for its ultimate power and obviously the ability of great videoing. DPreview really helps me a lot in this case. Recently I read a review aabout Nikon D5200 best buy and the writer really explain lots of intersting facts about D5200 ad alos offer a great price deal there. I think that will help you guys.

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Enjoy with your Nikon and I really proud for my D5200
Thanks

Comment edited 22 seconds after posting
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sophi loren
By sophi loren (7 months ago)

I hope you will get help from that review :)

Comment edited 36 seconds after posting
1 upvote
Zac boy
By Zac boy (2 months ago)

Sophi loren How are you....?? I wanna ask you something...?

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draleks
By draleks (7 months ago)

I don't get it, what is the actual dynamic range of this camera? Without the ADL it seems to be a pretty mediocre 10EV, with ADL extra high it's 13 EV. Is ADL actually extending the dynamic range of the captured information, or is it just some "clever" post-processing?

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Swinterschorr
By Swinterschorr (5 months ago)

I have the same question!

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OceanFroggie
By OceanFroggie (8 months ago)

Was torn between the extra physical controls of the D7100 and the tilting screen of the D5200 along with its lighter more ergonomic feel in hand. Image quality between the two seems similar. I opted for the D5200 and so far happy I went for it rather than the slighlty larger D7100. Thought I'd spend the cost difference in better lens quality. The D7100 screw drive would have focused by old film Nikkor lenses, but I thought it better to move to newer DX lenses with the amazing VR which didn't exist when I used film.

Only grip is I would prefer a second dial, but the tilt screen was worth the compromise. I don't bother using the ridiculously high 24mp image size, instead opting for 'medium' which is about 16mp which is more than enough. A very happy camper so far. After defecting from Nikon film SLRs to Fuji compact bridges a decade ago, now very pleased with the compact feel of the D5200 and the images it produces with ergonomic ease.

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DidYouConsider
By DidYouConsider (8 months ago)

I am trying to decide between the Nikon D5200 and the Canon T5i (700D).
I am *totally* confused by the JPG/Noise/ISO data on this page.

DPReview gives higher ratings to the Nikon, both for image quality and for noise. But, when I see the data above, I see the exact opposite. I must be mis-reading the data. I am only interested in the JPEG data. I don't like to use RAW - just takes up way too much space on my harddisk....

From what I see above, the Canon image seems much crisper - much much less noise. Can someone explain why DPReview gives the nod to the Nikon??

When I downloaded the sample image for both cameras, I also think the Canon seems so much crisper and sharper. Why would someone think the Nikon picture is better? They must be seeing something I am missing.

Any insight would be appreciated....

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Duncan Dimanche
By Duncan Dimanche (8 months ago)

big cloister of dead pixels visible in that last visible video sample…. in the center…argh

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PeterDost
By PeterDost (10 months ago)

"particularly if you're prepared to move beyond either of the kit lenses to higher quality optics"

Which lens would provide better image quality providing a similar range like the 18-105?

Recommendations are welcome.

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AdamLeszko
By AdamLeszko (9 months ago)

considering that You have plenty of pixels to crop from 24M, and pretty average performance of mentioned lenses on long end, I would rather use tamron's or sigma's 17-50s with 2.8 light. Both in proce range of about $300-$400. They will actually allow You to take benefit of such big number of pixels.

cheers

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moeskoetie
By moeskoetie (2 months ago)

why is the D5200 better for sports than the D5300?

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Total comments: 15