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Nikon Coolpix 5200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 345 reviews of Nikon Coolpix 5200. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the size and performance are overall positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. There are some critical comments about the exposure and focus. The low light performance and flash get mixed comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix 5200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon Coolpix 5200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix 5200 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and size. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, whereas the focus and viewfinder get negative comments.

usability, image quality, portability, size, performance

lens, flash, shutter, viewfinder, focus

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by (megapixel.net (en))

Nikon Coolpix 5200

 

Good image quality.Well-built and finished.Fast to use.Very good Autofocus.Excellent burst mode.

Compression a touch too strong in the Fine mode.No aperture or shutter speed indication on the LCD monitor.

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Review of the Nikon Coolpix 5200 - Digital SLR Reviews

 

With slick design and clever features to boot the Nikon Coolpix 5200 is not just a pretty face.

Expert review by : Sean Carroll (pcmag.com)

Nikon Coolpix 5200

 

There's a lot to like about the Nikon Coolpix 5200, and it's jammed with great features.

Small, solid, and stylish. Flash shots are well exposed. Powerful features (in-camera red-eye fix, last-five-shot buffer, best-shot selector, etc.).

Small LCD. Daylight shots tend to be underexposed. Minor color-accuracy issues. Menus can be confusing.

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Dec, 2004

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Nikon Coolpix 5200

 

If you're new to digital photography you may wish to read the DigitalPhotography Glossary before diving into this article (it may helpyou understand some of the terms used).

Excellent resolution - especially for an ultra-compact ; Clean images with only moderate noise levels ; Good white balance (except under incandescent light) ; Realistic color ; Very compact, excellent build quality ; Pretty fast operation ; Huge range...

Images look soft (though they respond well to unsharp masking) ; Images can be over-contrasty - muddy shadows (again, the detail is there but needs fixing in Photoshop) ; Occasional focus problems at the long end of the zoom ; Finest quality JPEG is...

The Coolpix 5200 is a little gem of a camera that proves Nikon is not merely dabbling in consumer-level cameras, and it's the best proper compact they've produced in years. Design, build and ease of use are excellent, and there is a surprising amount...

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Nikon Coolpix 5200 Review

 

Announced in February 2004 (alongside an otherwise identical 4MP camera, the Coolpix 4200), the Coolpix 5200 represents the latest in a long line of ever-smaller Nikon compact cameras that stretches all the way back to the late 1990's. Although the...

Excellent resolution - especially for an ultra-compact Clean images with only moderate noise levels Good white balance (except under incandescent light) Realistic color Very compact, excellent build quality Pretty fast operation Huge range of...

Images look soft (though they respond well to unsharp masking) Images can be over-contrasty - muddy shadows (again, the detail is there but needs fixing in Photoshop) Occasional focus problems at the long end of the zoom Finest quality JPEG is still...

The Coolpix 5200 is a little gem of a camera that proves Nikon is not merely dabbling in consumer-level cameras, and it's the best proper compact they've produced in years. Design, build and ease of use are excellent, and there is a surprising amount...

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : David D. Busch (cnet.com)

Nikon Coolpix 5200 review

 

Nikon Coolpix 5200

Excellent red-eye prevention; versatile burst mode; simple operation; solid macro capabilities.

Tiny optical viewfinder; slow autofocus in dim light.

The Nikon Coolpix 5200 is an easy-to-use ultracompact for newbies who want to print big, but image-quality-conscious buyers should stay away.

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon Coolpix 5200

 

Physical Views The Coolpix 5200 compared in size to a standard CD disc. The 5-Megapixel Coolpix 5200 and the Casio QV-R51 . Continue on to Features & Controls Coolpix 5200 Specifications CCD 1/1.8-inch-type, Interline CCD, Primary color filter;...

Jun, 2004

Expert review by : David D. Busch (cnet.com.au)

Nikon Coolpix 5200

 

The Nikon Coolpix 5200 is a friendly ultracompact for newbies who want big prints, but it's not for image-quality-conscious buyers.

Excellent red-eye prevention ; Versatile burst mode ; Simple operation ; Solid macro capabilities

Tiny optical viewfinder ; Slow autofocus in dim light

Aug, 2004

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Digital Cameras - Nikon Coolpix 5200 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications

 

Nikon's Coolpix line of consumer digicams has always been well-received, appreciated for their image quality and ease of use. Lately, they've been finding success in bringing their technology into the consumer market, most notably with the very...

Jul, 2004

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Nikon Coolpix 5200

 

A 4 Megapixel version, known as the Coolpix 4200, is also available. It has less impressive continuous shooting and movie modes, though

Compact metal body ; AF-assist lamp ; Impressive macro ability ; VGA (30 fps) movie mode ; Many scene modes ; Easy to use ; LCD usable in low light

Images are soft and somewhat noisy; some corner blurriness as well ; Redeye reduction feature didn't seem to help much ; Menu and camera settings inaccessible while camera saves photos to memory ; Aside from white balance, no manual controls ; No real...

While not the best choice, the CP5200 is worth a look if you're after a high resolution point-and-shoot camera. Just be sure to research the competition carefully!

Mar, 2008

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