Specifications

By


Type

Single-lens reflex digital camera

Lens mount

Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)

Effective angle of view

Nikon DX format; focal length equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX-format angle of view

Effective pixels

Effective pixels

24.1 million

Image sensor

Image sensor

23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor

Total pixels

24.71 million

Dust-reduction system

Image sensor cleaning, Airflow Control System, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)

Storage

Image size (pixels)

  • 6000 x 4000 [L]

  • 4496 x 3000 [M]

  • 2992 x 2000 [S]

File format

  • NEF (RAW): 14 bit, compressed

  • JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8) or basic (approx. 1:16) compression

  • NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats

Picture Control System

Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls

Media

SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards

File system

DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge

Viewfinder

Viewfinder

Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder

Frame coverage

Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical

Magnification

Approx. 0.78x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)

Eyepoint

17.9 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)

Diopter adjustment

-1.7 to +0.7 m-1

Focusing screen

Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen

Reflex mirror

Quick return

Lens aperture

Instant return, electronically controlled

Lens

Compatible lenses

Autofocus is available with AF-S and AF-I lenses; autofocus is not available with other type G and D lenses, AF lenses (IX NIKKOR and lenses for the F3AF are not supported), and AI-P lenses; non-CPU lenses can be used in Manual mode, but the camera exposure meter will not function
The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster

Shutter

Type

Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter

Speed

1/4000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time (requires optional ML-L3 Remote Control)

Flash sync speed

X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower

Release

Release modes

Single frame, continuous low speed, continuous high speed, self-timer, delayed remote, quick-response remote, quiet shutter release; interval timer photography supported

Frame advance rate

Up to 3 fps, or 5 fps

Self-timer

2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures

Exposure

Metering mode

TTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor

Metering method

  • Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)

  • Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame

  • Spot: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point

Range
(ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)

  • Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV

  • Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV

Exposure meter coupling

CPU

Exposure modes

Auto modes (auto; auto [flash off]); programmed auto with flexible program; shutter-priority auto; aperture-priority auto; manual; scene modes (portrait, landscape, child, sports, close up, night portrait, night landscape, party/indoor, beach/snow, sunset, dusk/dawn, pet portrait, candlelight, blossom, autumn colors, food); special effects modes (night vision, color sketch, miniature effect, selective color, silhouette, high key, low key)

Exposure compensation

Can be adjusted by -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV in Program, Shutter-priority, Aperture-priority, and Manual modes

Exposure bracketing

3 shots in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV

Exposure lock

Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button

ISO sensitivity
(Recommended Exposure Index)

ISO 100 to 6400 in steps of 1/3 EV; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, 1 or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400; auto ISO sensitivity control available

Active D-Lighting

Auto, extra high, high, normal, low, off

ADL bracketing

2 shots

Focus

Autofocus

Nikon Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensors), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3 m/1 ft 8 in. to 9 ft 10 in.)

Detection range

-1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)

Lens servo

  • Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status

  • Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used

Focus point

Can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points

AF-area modes

Single-point AF, 9-, 21- or 39-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF

Focus lock

Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button

Flash

Built-in flash

Auto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, party/indoor, pet portrait, color sketch: Auto flash with auto pop-up
Portrait, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, manual, food: Manual pop-up with button release

Guide number

Approx. 12/39, 13/43 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)

Flash control

TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2016-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600 or SB-400; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering

Flash modes

Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off

Flash compensation

-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV

Flash-ready indicator

Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output

Accessory shoe

ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock

Nikon Creative Lighting
System (CLS)

Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800 or SB-700 as a master flash or SU-800 as commander; Flash Color Information Communication supported with all CLS-compatible flash units

Sync terminal

AS-15 Sync Terminal Adapter (available separately)

White balance

White balance

Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning

White balance bracketing

3 shots in steps of 1

Live View

Lens servo

  • Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F)

  • Manual focus (M)

AF-area modes

Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF

Autofocus

Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)

Automatic scene selection

Available in Auto and Auto (flash off) modes

Movie

Metering

TTL exposure metering using main image sensor

Metering method

Matrix

Frame size (pixels)
and frame rate

  • 1920 x 1080, 60i (59.94 fields/s)/50i (50 fields/s)*, ★ high/normal

  • 1920 x 1080, 30p (progressive)/25p/24p, ★ high/normal

  • 1280 x 720, 60p/50p, ★ high/normal

  • 640 x 424, 30p/25p, ★ high/normal

    Frame rates of 30p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps), 60i, and 60p (actual frame rate 59.94 fps) are available when NTSC is selected for video mode; 25p, 50i, and 50p are available when PAL is selected for video mode; actual frame rate when 24p is selected is 23.976 fps
    *Sensor output is about 60 or 50 fps
    Note: A smaller crop is used for movies with a frame size/frame rate of 1920 x 1080 60i or 50i

File format

MOV

Video compression

H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding

Audio recording format

Linear PCM

Audio recording device

Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable

Maximum length

29 min. 59 s (3 min. in miniature effect mode)

ISO sensitivity

ISO 100 to 6400; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400

Monitor

Monitor

7.5-cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot (VGA), vari-angle TFT monitor with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment

Playback

Playback

Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, auto image rotation, and image comment (up to 36 characters)

Interface

USB

Hi-Speed USB

Video output

NTSC, PAL

HDMI output

Type C mini-pin HDMI connector

Accessory terminal

Wireless remote controller: WR-R10 (available separately)
Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately)
GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately)

Audio input

Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)

Supported languages

Supported languages

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

Power source

Battery

One EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery

AC adapter

EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5A Power Connector (available separately)

Tripod socket

Tripod socket

1/4 in. (ISO 1222)

Dimensions / weight

Dimensions
(W x H x D)

Approx. 129 x 98 x 78 mm/5.1 x 3.9 x 3.1 in.

Weight

Approx. 555 g/1 lb 3.6 oz with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 505 g/1 lb 1.8 oz (camera body only)

Operating environment

Temperature

0 to 40°C/32 to 104°F

humidity

85% or less (no condensation)

Accessories

Supplied accessories
(may differ by country or area)

EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-24 Battery Charger, DK-5 Eyepiece Cap, DK-20 Rubber Eyecup, UC-E17 USB Cable, EG-CP16 Audio Video Cable, AN-DC3 Camera Strap, BF-1B Body Cap, BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM


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Memory card capacity

The following table shows the approximate number of pictures that can be stored on an 8 GB SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I card at different image quality and size settings.

Image quality

Image size

File size*1

No. of images*1

Buffer capacity*2

NEF (RAW) + JPEG fine*3

Large
Medium
Small

37.0 MB
32.2 MB
28.5 MB

152
173
192

6
6
6

NEF (RAW) + JPEG normal*3

Large
Medium
Small

30.9 MB
28.4 MB
26.5 MB

178
192
203

6
6
6

NEF (RAW) + JPEG basic*3

Large
Medium
Small

27.7 MB
26.6 MB
25.6 MB

196
204
210

6
6
6

NEF (RAW)

-

24.6 MB

217

8

JPEG fine

Large
Medium
Small

12.2 MB
7.4 MB
3.8 MB

507
853
1600

35
100
100

JPEG normal

Large
Medium
Small

6.2 MB
3.7 MB
1.9 MB

1000
1600
3200

100
100
100

JPEG basic

Large
Medium
Small

3.0 MB
1.9 MB
1.0 MB

1900
3200
6000

100
100
100


*1 All figures are approximate. Results will vary with card type, camera settings, and scene recorded.

*2 Maximum number of exposures that can be stored in memory buffer at ISO 100. Drops when long exposure noise reduction or auto distortion control is on.

*3 Image size applies to JPEG images only. Size of NEF (RAW) images cannot be changed. File size is the total for NEF (RAW) and JPEG images.

Approved memory cards

The following SD memory cards have been tested and approved for use in the D5200. Cards with class 6 or faster write speeds are recommended for movie recording. Recording may end unexpectedly when cards with slower write speeds are used.


SD memory cards

SDHC memory cards*2

SDXC memory cards*3

SanDisk

2GB*1

4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB

64 GB

Toshiba

Panasonic

4 GB, 6 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB,
16 GB, 24 GB, 32 GB

48 GB, 64 GB

Lexar Media

4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB

-


Platinum II

Professional

64 GB, 128 GB

Full-HD Video

-

4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB

-


*1 Check that any card readers or other devices with which the card will be used support 2 GB cards.

*2 Check that any card readers or other devices with which the card will be used are SDHC-compliant. The camera supports UHS-I.

*3 Check that any card readers or other devices with which the card will be used are SDXC-compliant. The camera supports UHS-I.

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