Nikon D5200 Bundle – A Must Have DSLR Camera Bundle
As Nikon’s “advanced beginner” DSLR the D5200 offers 24MP resolution that can record Full 1080p HD movies at 1920×1280 pixels / 25fps or 50i/60i with stereo sound. A high-resolution 3-inch vari-angle LCD monitor makes it easier to compose your shots from difficult angles, while the extensive ISO range of 100-25600 should cope with virtually all lighting conditions.
A 5fps burst shooting mode, EXPEED 3 image processor, 39 point autofocus system with 3D Focus Tracking, 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor, High Dynamic Range mode, Active D-Lighting, seven different special effects for stills and movies and a new generation GUI design. The D5200 is also compatible with the optional WR-R10 Wireless Remote transceiver and WR-T10 Wireless Remote transmitter that lets you control key camera functions from a distance, and the GP-1 unit which records the exact location of the camera when a picture is taken. The lens mount is the Nikon F mount (with AF contacts).
For eye-level viewing, a pentamirror optical viewfinder is built-in for viewing and composing scenes quickly and intuitively. Scene modes, Picture Control, and Special Effects can also be applied to imagery to give a more creative, aesthetic appearance to your work.
The D5200 is also able to capture Full HD video up to 1920 x 1080 with multiple frame rates up to 60i/50i. An HDMI type-C output is also available for connecting your camera to an HDTV for movie playback. When working in manual mode while recording movies, exposure can be easily controlled through modifying the shutter speed and ISO settings. Continuous auto focusing is possible while recording when working in the full-time-servo AF mode (AF-F), which also provides subject tracking for better controlling your focus plane in fast-paced shooting situations. Face-priority AF is also available while recording HD movies. A built-in stereo microphone can be used to record sound during filming, and can be controlled automatically or manually across 20 levels. These levels can be viewed before and during recording. Additionally, the D5200 supports the use of an external microphone for even greater control over your recorded sound with movies.
The 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR kit lens that Nikon supplied feels fairly well-balanced on the Nikon D5200 and it fits into place with a reassuring mechanical click. It also adds the very important advantage of Vibration Reduction. Nikon bodies don’t offer any form of in-camera image stabilisation, unlike similar models from Sony, Pentax and Olympus, so the affordable 18-55mm VR lens is a good starting point if you don’t already have any Nikon lenses. The Nikon D5200 is powered by a proprietary EN-EL14 Lithium-ion battery good for 660 shots, and records videos and image files on SD/SDHC/SDXC cards
Unlike some other manufacturers Nikon do provide the body with a standard 18-55mm lens so that is worth bearing in mind when considering what bundle to buy.
One of the bundles available for the Nikon D5200 the one that stands out is this one :
The reviews on this bundle state, “This bundle is amazing. Its a great beginner set-up and easy to use i havent gotten into all the features yet but its still a great bundle.”
So as mentioned before, research what you need from this Nikon D5200 remembering it does come with a standard Nikon 18-55mm lens. Decide what you need, decide if any existing kit you already have will fit and also decide what your budget will be. Remember that some warranties may be voided dependent on the makes of the “extras” offered within a bundle.
It could be that rather than looking at a bundle you may be better looking at customised bundles allowing you to choose what accessories and lenses you feel you and your photographic style would benefit from. It may be that you decide to find the best price for the standard body and the lens and then wait until you have got to grips with the camera and the settings.
So my advice? Set a budget, stick to it and try to locate the best value bundle you can find!