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Change the Information Display on the Nikon D5200

By default, the Information display of the Nikon D5200 appears as shown in the left example in this figure, with the three large circular graphics representing, from left to right, the shutter speed, f-stop [more…]

Keep the Nikon D5200 Information Display Hidden

You can change the look of the Info Display on the Nikon D5200 or even keep it hidden. Just below the Info Display Format option on the Setup menu, the Auto Info Display option offers another way to customize [more…]

Annotate Your Images on the Nikon D5200

Through the Nikon D5200's Image Comment feature on the Setup menu, you can add hidden text comments to your picture files. Suppose, for example, that you’re traveling on vacation and visiting a different [more…]

Nikon D5200: Create Your Own Menu

Keeping track of how to access all the D5200’s options can be a challenge, especially when it comes to those that you adjust through menus. To make things a little easier, you can build a custom menu that [more…]

Nikon D5200: Customize the AE-L/AF-L Button

Set just to the right of the viewfinder, the Nikon D5200's AE-L/AF-L button enables you to lock focus and exposure settings when you shoot in autoexposure and autofocus modes. [more…]

Nikon D5200: Create Custom Image Folders

By default, your Nikon D5200 initially stores all your images in one folder, which it names 100D5200. Folders have a storage limit of 9999 images; when you exceed that number, the camera creates a new [more…]

Nikon D5200: Assign a Duty to the Function Button

Tucked away on the left-front side of the Nikon D5200, just under the Flash button, the Function (Fn) button is set by default to provide quick access to the ISO setting: While pressing the button, you [more…]

Nikon D5200: Reverse the Command Dial Orientation

When you use your Nikon D5200 to shoot in the P, S, A, or M exposure modes, you rotate the Command dial to adjust shutter speed and aperture settings. By default, rotating the dial to the right raises [more…]

Choose a Lens for Your Nikon D5200

One of the biggest differences between a digital point-and-shoot camera and a dSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera (such as the Nikon D5200) is the lens. With a dSLR, you can change lenses to suit [more…]

How to Attach and Remove Lenses on Your Nikon D5200

One of the biggest differences between a digital point-and-shoot camera and a dSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera (such as the Nikon D5200) is the lens. With a dSLR, you can change lenses to suit [more…]

Tips for Using the Articulating Monitor on Your Nikon D5200

When you first take the camera out of its box, the monitor is positioned with the screen facing inward, protecting it from scratches and smudges, as shown on the left in this figure. It’s a good idea to [more…]

How to Use Memory Cards with Your Nikon D5200

Instead of recording images on film, digital cameras store pictures on memory cards. Your D5200 uses a specific type of memory card — an SD card (for Secure Digital [more…]

Topside Controls on Your Nikon D5200

Scattered across your Nikon D5200 camera’s exterior are numerous controls that you use to change picture-taking settings, review and edit your photos, and perform various other operations. Your virtual [more…]

Back-of-the-Body Controls on Your Nikon D5200

Scattered across your Nikon D5200 camera’s exterior are numerous controls that you use to change picture-taking settings, review and edit your photos, and perform various other operations. Traveling over [more…]

Hidden Connections on Your Nikon D5200

Scattered across your camera’s exterior are numerous controls that you use to change picture-taking settings, review and edit your photos, and perform various other operations. Hidden under cover on the [more…]

Picture Settings on Your Nikon D5200

Your D5200 gives you the several ways to monitor critical picture-taking settings, including through the information display on the monitor and the data display on the bottom of the viewfinder. [more…]

How to Adjust Settings via the Information Display on Your Nikon D5200

The Information display isn’t just for checking current picture-taking settings; it also gives you quick access to some of the most critical of those settings. The key to this feature is the Information [more…]

Choose an Exposure Mode on Your Nikon D5200

The first picture-taking setting to consider on your Nikon D5200 is the exposure mode, which you select via the Mode dial, shown in this figure. Your choice determines how much control you have over two [more…]

Choose the Release Mode on Your Nikon D5200

By default, the Nikon D5200 camera captures a single image each time you press the shutter button. You can vary this behavior by changing the Release mode setting. For example, you can set the camera to [more…]

Continuous (Burst Mode) Shooting with Your Nikon D5200

Setting the Release mode dial on your Nikon D5200 to Continuous Low or Continuous High enables shooting in burst mode. That is, the camera records a continuous series of images for as long as you hold [more…]

Self-Timer Shooting with Your Nikon D5200

You’re no doubt familiar with the Self-Timer Release mode, which delays the shutter release for a few seconds after you press the shutter button, giving you time to dash into the picture. [more…]

Wireless Remote-Control Modes on Your Nikon D5200

By default, the Nikon D5200 camera captures a single image each time you press the shutter button. You can vary this behavior by changing the Release mode setting. Here is how to use the Release mode settings [more…]

Interval Timer Shooting: Time-Lapse Photography with the Nikon D5200

With Interval Timer Shooting on the Nikon D5200, you can set the camera to automatically release the shutter at intervals ranging from seconds to hours apart. This feature enables you to capture a subject [more…]

Diagnose Picture-Quality Problems with Your Nikon D5200

Almost every review of the Nikon D5200 contains glowing reports about the camera’s picture quality. As you’ve no doubt discovered, those claims are true: This baby can create large, beautiful images. [more…]

Nikon D5200: How Many Pixels Are Enough?

Pixels are the little square tiles from which all digital images are made. The Nikon D5200 lets you set image size, which determines the number of pixels captured in an image. [more…]

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