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Creative expression

More advanced expression by combining creative angle and Special Effects

The D5200's LCD monitor opens horizontally from 0° to 180° and flips up and down from +180° to -90°. It allows you to set the monitor at your preferred angle for the creative expression you desire in your composition. You can shoot comfortably from a high or low angle with a stable posture, when it would otherwise be difficult to shoot using the optical viewfinder. Even if shooting from ground level, it is possible to shoot confirming composition. Moreover, the vari-angle LCD monitor helps you to shoot more creative images than ever before in combination with the Special Effects, for both still images and movies.

Enable you to confirm an effect in real time while shooting and deliver more creative expression — Special Effects

The D5200 comes equipped with seven options of Special Effects. It is easy to shoot images applying various effects without using image-editing software. The result of an effect is displayed on the LCD monitor in real time, therefore you can set the effects while checking the appearance of your image. The wide range of effects greatly expands your creative possibilities in combination with the vari-angle LCD monitor for both still images and movies.

Special Effects incorporated in the D5200

Color sketch*, Miniature effect*, Selective color*, Silhouette, Night vision, High key, Low key

  • *It is possible to apply these effects to still images after shooting using retouch menus.

Ideal for movies to create a dynamic impression for a commercial or a cinematic effect [Selective color]

All colors other than the color(s) you want to emphasize are recorded in black and white. Up to three colors are selectable and the color range can be adjusted in values between 1 to 7.

The image can be pop or artistic [Color sketch]

The camera detects and colors subjects' outlines to create sketch-style images. Vividness of colors and density of outlines are adjustable.

Note: Movies shot in this mode play back like a slide show made up of a series of stills.

Landscape appears as if it is miniature scale model when shooting from a high place [Miniature effect]

Distant subjects appear as if they are miniature scale models. The position of the focus point remains sharp while the peripheral area is defocused.

Note: Miniature effect movies play back at high speed.

Easy to enjoy super-high sensitivity shooting [Night vision]

Enables shooting in extremely low-light conditions. Records monochrome (black and white) images.

Renders a woman or child, for example, with a gentle and soft atmosphere [High key]

Creates beautiful bright images filled with light by intentional overexposure.

Suitable for metallic materials or a portrait of a man with a dignified and somber atmosphere [Low key]

Creates dark and somber images to emphasize highlights by intentional underexposure.

Creates a dramatic effect on a subject [Silhouette]

Creates dramatic images with silhouettes of subjects against a bright background.

Shoots the scene beautifully and automatically — 16 options of Scene Modes

If you select a mode according to the scene, the D5200 automatically chooses the most appropriate settings to deliver a beautiful image. Five frequently used Scene Modes such as Portrait and Landscape can be directly selected using the mode dial. For other modes such as Sunset, Dusk/dawn and Food, set the mode dial to SCENE and select the mode by rotating the command dial. You can capture scenes which previously had been difficult to shoot, easily and beautifully.

Scene Modes employed on the D5200

Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close up, Night portrait, Night landscape, Party/indoor, Beach/snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Pet portrait, Candlelight, Blossom, Autumn colors, Food

Close up
Night landscape

Customizes colors and tones of your movies and images to your preferences before shooting — Picture Control

The D5200 employs six types of Picture Control, selectable according to your subjects and shooting scenes for both still images and movies. Selected Picture Control lets you fine-tune sharpening, contrast, etc. to match your own image creation ideas. Changes can be saved as custom Picture Controls and used with image-browsing/editing software ViewNX 2 (supplied) and image-editing software Capture NX 2 (optional).

Picture Control employed on the D5200

Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape

Set Picture Control display
Adjusting display
Standard processing for balanced results. Recommended for most situations.
Minimal processing for natural results. Choose for photographs that will later be extensively processed or retouched.
Provides distinct, colorful, fresh-looking images. Choose for situations where you want to emphasize primary colors such as blue, red and green.
Gives you monochromatic shadings, such as black-and-white or sepia. You can select filter effects and toning.
Portrait delivers natural-appearing skin. Natural texture gives the skin of portrait subjects a smoother feel.
Produces vibrant landscapes and cityscapes. Suitable for any kinds of nature scenes.

Easy in-camera image editing — Retouch menus

The D5200 comes equipped with 19 kinds of image-editing functions. These in-camera functions let you retouch images easily. There are a variety of options such as Fisheye that produces effects similar to those obtained with a fisheye lens and Filter effects that achieve images similar to those taken with a filter. Edit movie allows you to delete unwanted parts by choosing the start or end point, or save a selected frame as a JPEG image. In each case, a duplicate image or movie is created, leaving the original securely intact.

Retouch menus employed on the D5200

D-Lighting, Red-eye correction, Trim, Monochrome, Filter effects, Color balance, Image overlay, NEF (RAW) processing, Resize, Quick retouch, Straighten, Distortion control, Fisheye, Color outline, Color sketch*, Perspective control, Miniature effect*, Selective color*, Edit movie

  • *It is possible to apply these effects to still images/movies prior to shooting using Special Effects.
Corrects inclination of the image within a range of ±5° (in approx. 0.25° steps).
The desired part of the image can be trimmed and enlarged.
Creates images that resemble those taken with a fisheye lens.

Effective for backlit or shaded conditions — built-in flash

Even when the subject's face is backlit or, for example, shaded by a hat, you can shoot with appropriate brightness using the built-in flash. The D5200 detects the brightness situation of the subject, pops up* the built-in flash automatically and fires. Using i-TTL flash control that achieves high-precision metering, an optimal amount of light for the scene realizes naturally reproduced images.

  • *When shooting mode is set to Auto, Portrait, Child, Close up, Night portrait, Party/indoor, Pet portrait or Color sketch.

Exclusive Nikon software — expand your creativity

Your Imaging Toolbox — ViewNX 2 (supplied)

This simple and intuitive software helps you get the most out of your images and movies after shooting. ViewNX 2 provides importing and browsing capability while also incorporating image-editing functions such as Resize, Brightness, Crop, Straighten and NEF (RAW) image processing. High-definition and high-quality RAW processing is achieved by utilizing the same processing algorithm as Capture NX 2 that faithfully reproduces Nikon image quality. Its movie-editing functions help you create your own original movies quickly and easily, and Nikon's smart photo sharing and storage service, my Picturetown, works smoothly with ViewNX 2, allowing you to log in directly from the software for easy uploading without activating a browser.

Quick and simple image-editing software with intuitive operation — Capture NX 2 (optional)

Nikon's RAW images (NEF: Nikon Electronic Format) maintain extremely rich data. Only Nikon's Capture NX 2 can fully utilize this data with its optimized file format and software processing algorithms. With the enhanced speed of the algorithms, high-speed processing is achieved. This enables high-speed, stress-free editing even if the data size is large. Also, Capture NX 2 supports 64-bit (native) to realize a comfortable working environment. You can focus on editing with ease because it is possible to leave the original image intact with NEF editing. In addition to the intuitive and simple editing using Color Control Points, it incorporates various functions such as Auto Retouch brush, Batch Processing, Quick Fix, Straighten Tool, Vignette Control, Auto Color Aberration Control and Distortion Control.

  • *Compared with conventional versions, under test conditions established by Nikon.

Note: For further details of the latest version or operating environment, please visit Nikon's website.