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Menus (contd.)

Setup Menu

The Setup menu is where you'll perform tasks like formatting the SD card, adjusting the monitor brightness and choose between NTSC and PAL video options.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Format memory card  • Yes
 • No
 
Monitor brightness  •7 levels selectable (- 3 to +3)
 
Info display format  • Classic
Blue
Black
Orange
 • Graphic
Black
Blue
Brown
 
Auto Info display  • On
 • Off
 
Clean image sensor  • Clean now
 • Clean at startup / shut.
Clean at startup
Clean at shutdown
Clean at start & shut
Cleaning off
 
Lock mirror up for cleaning  • Start  
Image Dust Off ref photo  • Start
 • Clean sensor then start
Used to capture a 'dust reference image' for the 'Dust Off' feature of Nikon Capture. (RAW only).
Video Mode  • NTSC
 • PAL
 
HDMI  • Output resolution
Auto
480p
576p
720p
1080p
1080i
 • Device control
Off
On
 
Flicker reduction  • Auto
 • 50 Hz
 • 60 Hz
 
Time zone and date  • Time zone
Select
 • Date and time
Date set
Time set
 • Date format
yy/mm/dd
mm/dd/yy
dd/mm/yy
 • Daylight saving time
Off
On
 
Language  • Czech
 • Danish
 • German
 • English
 • Spanish
 • Greek
 • French
 • Indonesian
 • Italian
 • Magyar
 • Dutch
 • Norwegian
 • Polish
 • Portuguese (Brazil)
 • Portuguese (Portugal)
 • Russian
 • Romanian
 • Finnish
 • Swedish
 • Turkish
 • Arabic
 • Hindi
 • Chinese Traditional
 • Chinese Simplified
 • Japanese
 • Korean
 • Thai
 
Image comment  • Done
 • Input comment
Text entry
 • Attach comment
When enabled the comment is written into the header of each image.
Auto image rotation  • On
 • Off
 
Accessory terminal  • Remote shutter release
Take photos
Record movies

 • GPS
Standby timer
Position
Use GPS to set clock
 
Wireless mobile adapter  • Enable
 • Disable
 
Firmware Version  • Version No.
A x.00
B x.00
Displays firmware information

Retouch menu

In the Retouch menu you can apply processing effects to existing images as well as make in-camera Raw to JPEG conversions.

Option Values / Actions Notes
D-Lighting  • Select image
Low
Normal
High
 
Red-eye correction  • Select image  
Trim  • Select image
Zoom / Scroll
Aspect
 
Monochrome  • Black-and-white  
Select image
 • Sepia
Select image
 • Cyanotype
Select image
 
Filter effects  • Skylight 
Select image
 • Warm filter
Select image
 • Red intensifier
Select image
 • Green intensifier
Select image
 • Blue intensifier
Select image
 • Cross screen
 • Soft
Low
Normal
High
 
Color balance  • Select image
Adjust color
 
Image overlay  • Image 1
 • Image 2
 • Preview
 
NEF (RAW) processing  • Select image
 • Choose parameters
Image quality
Image size
White Balance
Exposure comp.
Set Picture Control
Noise reduction
Color space
D-Lighting
Execute
 
Resize  • Select image

 • Choose size
1920x1280, 2.5M
1280x856, 1.1M
960x640, 0.6M
640x424, 0.3M
320x216, 0.1M
 
Quick retouch  • Select image
 • Select level
Normal
Low
High
Automatically adjusts contrast and saturation
Straighten  • Select image
 • Adjust angle
 • Save
 
Distortion control  • Auto
Select image
Adjust
 • Manual
Select image
Adjust
 
Fisheye  • Select image
 • Adjust
 
Color outline  • Select image  
Color sketch  • Select image  
Perspective control  • Select image
 • Adjust
 
Miniature effect  • Select image
 • Adjust
 
Selective color  • Select image
 • Adjust
 
Edit movie  • Choose start point
 • Choose end point
 • Save selected frame
 

Recent settings/My menu

To help speed up the use of such long menus, the D5200 allows fast access to commonly-used menu options, either by keeping track of recently used settings or through a user-defined 'My menu.' Leaving the camera set to show Recent Settings can be a good way of seeing which menu options you regularly use, when you're deciding how to populate the 'My menu' option.

In the 'Recent settings' mode, you see the most regularly changed settings, plus a 'Choose tab' option which allows you to switch to 'My menu' instead. The ability to Add, Remove and Rank items only appears when you've set this tab to the latter mode.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Add items  • Playback menu
 • Shooting menu
 • Custom setting menu
 • Setup menu
 • Retouch menu
 
Remove items  • Select item to remove  
Rank items  • Select item to re-order  
Choose tab  • My menu
 • Recent settings
 
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Comments

Total comments: 18
BobFoster

Hi!
I currently have a Panasonic point and shoot camera and find that the kids are often blurry especially in low light, and also find that my outside shots are often either to bright or to dark. I've been thinking of getting a SLR for a few years now but want one that's automatic as Im usually taking pics of the kids and they generally move pretty quick, what would your recommendation be? D5200??

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gadgetcoder

The 3xxx series cameras have fixed displays, the 5xxx cameras have pivoting displays, and more toys, bells and whistles. 3/51xx are 16MP, while the 3/52xx are 24MP. I have a 5200, and I love it...

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Michael 59

I recently upgraded from a D5100 to the D5200. Even though I've only taken snapshots here and there, I think the cameras image quality is great. I also have a D3200 which I bought for the higher MP. The 3200 takes beautiful pictures in my opinion, but lacks the bells & whistles I've got used to with the 5100. Even though the image quality in the 5100 was great, I liked the higher MP's, better auto-focus system, faster processor, and misc. other tweaks in the 5200. I still have the 3200 as a backup. The way I see it, The D5200 is like having all the great features "plus some others" of the 3200 and 5100 rolled into one camera. If you can afford the D5200, I recommend you purchase one. Something worth checking into is refurbs. Nikon as well as others sell those at a nice discount and they are inspected and practically like a new one. That how I got the one I have.

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Smartmil8

This is one of the best cameras in the world!

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mumbai architect

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

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

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Christie123

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

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.

Review Link:

http://www.squidoo.com/nikon-d5200-best-buy-a-personal-review

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

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sophi loren

I hope you will get help from that review :)

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Zac boy

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

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draleks

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

I have the same question!

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OceanFroggie

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

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

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

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PeterDost

"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

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

why is the D5200 better for sports than the D5300?

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