Menus (contd.)

The D5200's custom settings are split into six alphabetical, color-coded categories, making it easier to remember a specific option and quicker to enter the custom settings menu at the correct position. You can still scroll through all custom settings options as one big menu if you wish. The camera places an asterisk (*) next to any custom setting that has been changed from its default position.

A green superscript one (¹) in the tables below indicates the default setting.

When you hit the first page of the custom function menu, you see an overview of the categories so that you can jump quickly to the correct section (autofocus, metering etc.)

Custom Settings Menu (a: Autofocus)

Option Values / Actions Notes
a1 AF-C priority selection  • Release
 • Focus ¹
Defines if camera must have focus lock before shutter release.
a2 Number of focus points  • 39 ¹
 • 11  
 
a3 Built-in AF-assist illuminator  • On ¹
 • Off
 
 
a3 Rangefinder  • On
 • Off ¹
Activates manual focus assist rangefinder

Custom Settings Menu (b: Metering / exposure)

Option Values / Actions Notes
b1 EV steps for exposure ctl.  • 1/3 step ¹
 • 1/2 step
Set the steps used for selection of ISO sensitivity.

Custom Settings Menu (c: Timers / AE Lock)

Option Values / Actions Notes
c1 Shutter-release butt. AE-L  • On
 • Off ¹
Define lock AE during shutter release half-press.
c2 Auto off timers  • Short
 • Long 
 • Normal ¹
 • Custom
Playback/menus
     8s - 10 min
 • Image review
     4s - 10 min
 • Live view
     3 min - 15 min
 • Playback/menus
     8s - 10 min
 • Auto meter-off
     4s - 30 min
 
c3 Self-timer delay • Self timer delay
2 s
5 s
10 s ¹
20 s
Number of shots
1-9
 
c4 Remote on duration (ML-L3) • 1 min ¹
• 5min
• 10 min
• 15 min
Defines the length of time the camera will wait for a signal from the remote before cancelling remote control mode.

Custom Settings Menu (d: Shooting / display)

Option Values / Actions Notes
d1 Beep  • Off
 • Low ¹
 • High
 
d2 Viewfinder grid display  • On
 • Off ¹
Gridlines display in the viewfinder
d3 ISO display  • On
 • Off ¹
ISO display in the viewfinder
d4 File Number Sequence  • On
 • Off ¹
 • Reset
 
d5 Exposure delay mode  • Off ¹
 • On
Shutter release is delayed 1.0 sec to avoid vibration.
d6 Print date  • Off ¹
 • Date
 • Date and time
 • Date counter
 

Custom Settings Menu (e: Bracketing / flash)

Option Values / Actions Notes
e1 Flash cntrl for built-in flash  • TTL ¹
 • Manual
Full
1/2
1/4
1/8
1/16
1/32
Set the mode for the built-in flash.
e2 Auto bracketing set  • AE bracketing ¹
 • WB bracketing
 • ADL bracketing
 

Custom Settings Menu (f: Controls)

Option Values / Actions Notes
f1 Assign Fn button  • Image quality/size 
 • ISO sensitivity ¹
 • White Balance
 • Active D-Lighting
 • HDR mode
 • +NEF (RAW)
 • Auto Bracketing
 • AF area mode
 • Live view
 • AE/AF lock
 • AE lock only
 • AE lock (hold)
 • AF lock only
 • AF-ON

Define the function of the Fn button (front of the camera below the flash mode button)
f5 Assign AE-L/AF-L button  • AE/AF lock ¹
 • AE lock only
 • AF lock only
 • AE lock (Hold)
 • AF-ON
 
f1 Reverse dial rotation Exposure compensation
off/on

Shutter speed/aperture
off/on
Changes direction of rotation of the control dial
f8 Slot empty release lock  • Release locked ¹
 • Enable release
 
f9 Reverse indicators  • + ---- 0 ---- -
 • - ---- 0 ---- + ¹