Like its counterparts, the D5200 is also a mid-range DSLR and performs very well. It boasts a 24 megapixels APS-C CMOS sensor powered by the Expeed image processor. It has a total of 39 focus points and the ISO settings are 100 – 6400 (25600 with boost). The continuous drive of 5 frames per second is also a part of the D5200. The department of the video is covered by the Full-HD 1080p resolution at 60, 50, 30, 25 and 24 fps with stereo recording. The measurements of this DSLR are (5.08 x 3.86 x 3.07 inches and the weight is a little over 550 grams.
To exploit the most out of this camera, following lenses could be used with it.
Best All in One Zoom Lenses for Nikon D5200
Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR: This versatile zoom lens is shockingly small in size and light for a 16.7x zoom lens. This small size and proportionate design along with a vibration Reduction technology make it possible to achieve very clear and sharp images, and a swift and silent autofocus reduces noise during video recording. Delivering a great performance with Nikon’s DX-format digital SLRs, this lens is best suited for landscape, portrait, interior, wildlife, and concert photography, distant close-ups, athletes, and also videography.
Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II: This lens is a travel-friendly lens that offers exceptional image quality, as well as a wide zoom range starting from 18mm, which is ideal for landscape photography and goes up to 200mm which is suitable for sports photography. Although this lens offers high definition and clarity at tele and wide end and is compatible with DX-format DSLRs, it still doesn’t have the ability to achieve certain types of telephoto photography. Anyhow, this is a great choice still.
Best Wide-angle Zoom Lenses for Nikon D5200
Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED: This camera lens with a zoom range equivalent to 15-36mm basically covers almost all focal lengths from ultra wide to a normal view. This DX format lens has a wide angle view of 109 degrees and gives exceptional clarity and amazing definition and contrast. Delivering a beautiful dramatic perspective, this lens is best suited for landscapes, city, interiors, architecture photography, as well as high definition videography.
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 ATX Pro DX II: With a view angle of 104 degrees to 84 degrees and a minimum focus of 11.8”, this lens has an aperture of f/2.8 which makes it possible to view and autofocus in dim light conditions while being in a small and compact design. This lens features an Internal Silent Focusing Motor which makes it possible to use autofocus on cameras which no option otherwise. The aperture is what gives an amazing image quality and high definition.
Tokina 14-20mm f/2.0 AT-X Pro DX: This lens can be called the fastest lens created by the company, as it features a fast f/2.0 aperture, which also makes the image quality extremely high and clear. Its aperture makes it possible to view, autofocus, and shoot in dim light conditions in a compact and lightweight design.
Best Macro Lenses for Nikon D5200
Nikon 40mm f/2.8G Micro: This travel-friendly lens is specialized to provide extreme close up shots while maintaining high definition and contrast of the image from infinity to life-sized. This lens is best suited for General close-ups, flower photography, details of collectibles, portraits, landscapes, photographs etc.
Nikon 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR MICRO: This is an advanced and pro Macro lenses, which is a great choice if opting to go full frame, but an expensive one.
Best Portrait Lenses for Nikon D5200
Nikon 50mm f/1.4G: This lens features an amazing optical formula and an exceptionally fast maximum aperture of f/1.4. This is a lens best suited for Nikon’s DX-format bodies and is perfect for travel, event, environmental, and general photography.
Nikon 85mm f/1.8G: This lens features Nikon’s internal focus system which makes a swift and silent autofocus possible, and offers exceptional sharpness and clarity, and amazing Bokeh at all apertures. This lens is best suited for capturing Head and shoulder portraits, weddings, and concerts in low light or regular light conditions.
Best Standard Prime Lenses for Nikon D5200
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art: This lens managed to get 89% overall score and a Gold award at DPReview. This lens has an amazingly swift and quiet autofocus and a sturdy structure and is in an affordable range which makes it a good choice except that it lacks weather protection. Otherwise, it is an amazing lens which offers good performance.
Nikon 35mm f/1.8G: This lens features an aperture of f/1.8 which helps in shooting in dim light conditions, and its aspherical element helps in controlling aberrations. A lens with a High reproduction capability and high definition, this lens is suitable for dim light conditions, environmental, portraits, streets, travel, and general photography.
Best Standard Zoom for Nikon D5200
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art: The first ever wide angle/standard zoom lens to feature an aperture of 1.8, it features a hypersonic motor which helps it achieve a smooth, swift and silent autofocus. This lens is best suited for landscapes, portraits, snapshots, life skills, casual, and close up shots.
Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM: This lens gives clear and high definition images, and has a Superior peripheral brightness which helps high brightness and contrast images at maximum apertures too. With an aperture of f/2.8 throughout its entire zoom range, this lens is best suited for the press, events, weddings, portraits, general, landscapes and interior photography.
Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED: This lens is a highly portable travel-friendly lens with a wide-angle perspective of 18mm that makes the images seem extremely natural by bringing more into the frame. It offers a 35mm natural perspective almost like the eye view when zoomed in all the way. This lens is best suited for indoor, close quarters, architecture, and landscape photography as well as group portraits.
Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR DI-II VC LD Aspherical (IF): This lens is a very versatile one with features like a wide aperture and amazing performance, which help in delivering exceptional results in dim light and aesthetic controlling. This lens has an amazing image quality with beautiful contrasting throughout its focal length and aperture. Its aperture of f/2.8 helps produce beautiful and naturally transitioned out of focus areas.
Best Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Nikon D5200:
Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED-IF VR: This lens provides a focal length range of 70-300mm with a 35mm equivalency to 105-450mm when paired up with DX format camera, and an equivalence of 2.5 shutter speed stops which improve image quality and clarity at the dim light or extended zooms.
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD: This lens features Vibration Compensation and UltraSonic Silent Drive, both of which help for a swift and silent autofocus. This lens is well famed for its sturdy and compact structure, durability, consistency, and beautiful and seamless bokehs.
Nikon 70-20mm f/4G ED VR: This lens is a travel-friendly and handy lens which covers a wide range of focal lengths with an aperture of f/4 which pulls off amazing image quality. Its aperture allows it to perform exceptionally well in dim light or fast moving conditions, as well as high definition videography.
Nikon 55-20mm f/4-5.6G VR II: This is an affordable lens which is ideal for portraits, sports, or wildlife photography.
Best Super Telephoto Zoom Lenses for Nikon D5200
Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD: This lens features Swift and silent autofocus, image stabilization, and a pro lens coating for high contrast and clear results. It comes with a built-in tripod mount for tripods and monopods. This lens is best suited for wildlife, birds, destination, travel, and sports actions and close up photography.
Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2: This lens proves to be a better option than its predecessor with better overall performance and improved speed, Vibration Compensation enhancements, and Euorite Coal, Flex zoom Lock, and a teleconverter. This generation 2 lens is proven to be more sturdy and strong in design, and a more user-friendly version.