Hidden Connections on Your Nikon D5200 - dummies

Hidden Connections on Your Nikon D5200

By Julie Adair King

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 left side of the camera, you find the following four connection ports, labeled in this figure:


  • Accessory terminal: You can plug in the optional Nikon MC-DC2 remote shutter-release cable, WR-R10 wireless remote control, or GP-1 GPS (Global Positioning System) unit here. Check the camera manual for help with the related settings provided via the Accessory Terminal option on the Setup menu.

  • Microphone jack: If you’re not happy with the audio quality provided by the internal microphone, you can plug in the optional ME-1 stereo microphone here.

  • USB and A/V port: Through this port, you can connect your camera to your computer for picture downloading. The same port enables you to cable the camera to a television for picture playback. Nikon supplies the cables you need for both connections in the camera box.

    You use the same port to attach the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter, which enables you to transfer pictures to some smart phones and tablets via a wireless network.

  • HDMI port: You can use this port to connect your camera to a high-definition TV, but you need to buy an HDMI cable to do so. Look for a Type C mini-pin cable.

If you turn the camera over, you find a tripod socket, which enables you to mount the camera on a tripod that uses a 1/4-inch screw, plus the battery chamber.