Nikon D5200 Digital Camera Reference Manual

Creativity and flexibility were considered in every aspect of the D5200. It has a 921,000-dot Vari-angle display that lets you shoot from just about any position – hold the camera overhead for a view above a crowd, at ground level for an interesting close-up of a flower, or just enjoy easier video recording and self portraits. For shots that have both very dark and very bright areas, D5200 includes built-in HDR (high-dynamic range). It takes two shots at different exposures and blends them into one amazing image. And an exciting collection of built-in effects and filters opens new possibilities for expression: isolate a single color, explore black & white, posterize, miniaturize – the creative techniques pros spend years mastering are now conveniently at your command.


Getting to Know the Camera
Camera Menus: An Overview
First Steps

Basic Photography

Battery Level and Card Capacity
“Point-and-Shoot” Photography (Auto and Auto (flash off) Modes)

More on Photography (All Modes)

Single-Frame, Continuous, Self-timer, Remote, and Quiet Release Modes
Self-Timer and Remote Control Modes
Image Quality and Size
Using the Built-in Flash
ISO Sensitivity
Interval Timer Photography
Restoring Default Settings

P, S, A, and M Modes

Shutter Speed and Aperture
Preserving Detail in Highlights and Shadows
Multiple Exposure
White Balance
Picture Controls

Live View

Framing Photographs in the Monitor

Recording and Viewing Movies

Recording Movies
Viewing Movies
Editing Movies

Special Effects

Shooting with Special Effects

Playback and Deletion

Full-Frame Playback
Thumbnail Playback
Calendar Playback
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom
Protecting Photographs from Deletion
Deleting Photographs
Slide Shows


Installing ViewNX 2
Using ViewNX 2
Printing Photographs
Viewing Photographs on TV

Camera Menus

The Playback Menu: Managing Images
The Shooting Menu: Shooting Options
Custom Settings: Fine-Tuning Camera Settings
The Setup Menu: Camera Setup
The Retouch Menu: Creating Retouched Copies
Recent Settings/My Menu

Technical Notes

Compatible Lenses
Optional Flash Units (Speedlights)
Other Accessories
Caring for the Camera
Caring for the Camera and Battery: Cautions
Available Settings
Exposure Program (Mode P)
Error Messages
Memory Card Capacity
Battery Life

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