Nikon S5200 overview
Nikon S5200 is Nikon's Small Sensor Compact camera first revealed on January of 2013. The camera uses a 16MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The S5200 is positioned #97 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & all round #896 out of 1428 for cameras in our database. You can try out our Advanced camera finder to find camera ratings based on your custom factors.
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Nikon S5200 family
The Nikon S5200 has a history of related cameras. Listed below, you can see all earlier and new models alongside important specifications.
Nikon S5200 Gallery
You can see the S5200 from various angles in the gallery here.
Nikon S5200 Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of positives and negatives of the Nikon S5200 based on features which are often seen as crucial in a camera.
Nikon S5200 Sensor details
The dimension of the sensor in the Nikon S5200 is 6.16mm x 4.62mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels .400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 16MP and supports a native ISO range of 125 - 3200. Sadly, RAW photos are not supported therefore the user has less margin for error.
The picture underneath illustrates the S5200's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The S5200 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is showcased in green.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Nikon S5200 dimensions
Nikon S5200 weighs about 0.32 pounds (146 gr / 5.15 oz) & the over all size of the camera is 98mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9"). The weight of general Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr so the Nikon S5200 is lighter compared with various competitors.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
Underneath is a shot of the Nikon S5200 next to a soft drink to help you to get a sense of its scale.
The top view just below will illustrate the button arrangement on the S5200.
Nikon S5200 Lens specs
The S5200 features an inbuilt lens and a focal range of 26-156mm making it a 6.0 x zoom which is not huge but it is going to be invaluable in some scenarios.
At the widest 26mm, the lens features an aperture of f which is terrific for low light circumstances and capturing a shallow depth of field. It will also make it easier to choose a lower ISO to have cleaner files.
Nikon S5200 Connectivity
The S5200 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
Cameras that consist of NFC or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily send pictures and at times alter settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.
A few applications even allow a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it can easily be attached to an external display. Nearly all cameras enable you to recharge the battery through the USB socket.
Nikon S5200 Video specs
The highest video quality in the Nikon S5200 is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in format. 1080p quality will provide a decent balance in quality and file sizes but FULL HD is not going to give you any room to crop. The camera doesn't include a microphone or headphone jack which means that you have got no control over the audio. It is perhaps a better idea to buy another model if you want better audio for your video clips.
Nikon S5200 Weather Sealing
Nikon S5200 doesn't include weather sealing so damp conditions could affect the camera.
Nikon S5200 Display and Viewfinder
The Nikon S5200 houses a 3 inch fixed display boasting a resolution of 460 thousand dots.
Sadly the display is not a touch screen.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The ViewFinder specifications for Nikon S5200 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are rather handy in sunny outdoor conditions which can easily make the camera display washed out and very difficult to see.
Nikon S5200 Shutter specs
The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Nikon S5200 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Nikon S5200 features only built in flash with no external flash ability.
Nikon S5200 Autofocusing specs
Nikon S5200 does not have Auto focus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster & accurate compared with Contrast Detect focusing.
Nikon S5200 does not have manual focus. Manual focus is useful in low light occasions or you need to have more accurate control on focus.
Nikon S5200 Battery life
The battery power (EN-EL19) in the Nikon S5200 is built to last for 160 photos according to the CIPA standards making it less as compared with it's rivals. The typical Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 offers the highest (470) battery life in this category of cameras.
Listed below is a number of Small Sensor Compact cameras that come with the best battery life:
Nikon S5200 for varying forms of photography
The following illustration gives a overview of the Nikon S5200 for varying forms of photography. To read more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Nikon S5200 Portrait photography factors
The Nikon S5200 receives a points tally of 31 which is really bad, meaning that it is just not suitable for portrait photos. Photographing portraits leans heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW photos in addition to the flexibility to work with external flash.
Nikon S5200 as a Street photography camera
Having a moderate points tally of 49, the Nikon S5200 is somewhat adequate for street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Nikon S5200 Sports photography info
A really bad sports photography score of 28 indicates the Nikon S5200 is just not suitable for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have very good focusing and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Nikon S5200 as a Travel photography camera
Size is very important when picking a camera for travel. Overall, the Nikon S5200 gets a above average 69 as a travel camera which is a respectable choice to buy for your vacations.
Nikon S5200 Landscape photography information
When you're looking to choose a digital camera for landscape photos, the biggest factor will be image quality. The Nikon S5200 at it's really bad grade of 42 as a landscape camera is just not suitable amongst it's rivals.
Nikon S5200 Vlogging details
A camera for vlogging should really posses a articulating screen, microphone input and ideally IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Nikon S5200 is just not suitable as a vlog camera as it delivers a really bad score of 33.
Nikon S5200 Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the S5200, below is a range of the highest ranked cameras that fall within the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The line graph listed below gives you a summary of the S5200 compared to it's top ranked rivals suggested above.
Following are several cameras you may take a look at as alternate options. To read a thorough comparison, visit the "compare" link.