This will be an ongoing review and will have lots of pics. I'm more then happy to take pics in settings you request to see what it can do. I can not compare this to any other camera or brand as its my first camera.
I have zero photography experience. I was tired of taking pics with my phone and never coming out as good as I would like so it was time to get a big boy camera. I researched for about 10 days and settled on the Nikon D5200.
When I first opened the box i realized I had no idea what any of the knobs settings mean. I thought wow what did I get my self into. "What the heck is iso?" wow iso dumb! The great part about this camera is the ? button, it can be pushed on every screen or when anything is highlighted (Such as iso) and it will give you a brief explanation of its purpose or function. The camera is much lighter then i anticipated and very user friendly. The lcd screen is very versatile.
Here are some pics that i took the first couple days.[ATTACH]
Here are some more of my first photos. I put the iso as high as it goes and was able to capture a bird landing at the edge of the pool, a mimic bee mid flight, and water falling down the edge of the hot tub. I also had some phone with the cameras color filter. i still have allot to learn and will continue to update.
Those are definitely better than my cell phone pics lol. That's a good start imo. I'd be interested in seeing some night shots from you if you can last night my partner and I watched two rabbits eat from a duck feeder we set out and wished we had something to photograph them. Alas, bills keep us from purchasing anything yet.