Nikon D5200 review by Ken Rockwell: "The D5200 is an excellent camera that weighs next to nothing"

I'll refrain from any comments this time, after all, Ken's reviews DO have a school of followers. His lens of choice for this review is the Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX and he provides some full-ress image samples too:

"The Nikon D5200 is a swell little camera, but I wouldn't pay $800 for a D5200 when I can get the pretty much identical Nikon D5100 new or refurbished for about half price as of the beginning of 2013. I don't see anything significant to make it worthwhile to throw more money at the newer D5200 if you can still get the D5100 instead, but if you want the newest, sure, the D5200 is a great camera.

If you're a seasoned photographer who wants more knobs for faster control, go for the far superior D7000 for only about $100 more. If you don't need the flippy screen, the D3200 and D3100 are essentially the same thing for even less money. All will make the same superb photos if you know what you're doing, and if you're not an expert photographer, no camera is going take any better or worse pictures for you. The finer points of camera performance, like the finer points of a Steinway versus a Bösendorfer piano, are only apparent or significant to virtuosi. 

 Forget the ancient D90, which is a leftover from the previous decade; the D90 trails these new cameras in every respect, but costs about the same. 

Here's another hint: the only real reason to pay three times as much for a Full Frame FX D600 is to get a bigger viewfinder, and to have to carry bigger cameras with much bigger lenses. The pictures are the same!

If you've found the time, effort and expense it costs me to share this for free helpful, my biggest source of support is when you use any of these links, especially this link directly to it at Adorama or  directly to it at Amazon, when you get anything, regardless of the country in which you live. Thank you! Ken."

Photo ID Database: 
Comparison: 
Selected Items
Click to close the selection preview
Compare List
Teleconverters: Click to see the selected items
Click to Compare the selected items
Flashes: Click to see the selected items
Click to Compare the selected items
Lenses: Click to see the selected items
Click to Compare the selected items
Cameras: Click to see the selected items
Click to Compare the selected items