Nikon D5200 review

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The Nikon D5200's automatic white balance system has overcompensated for the warm tones of this subject and has produced a low-saturation image.

Nikon D5200 review

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Setting a custom white balance value has produced a much warmer and more pleasing result.

Nikon D5200 review

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With the correct white balance selected, the Standard Picture Control setting produces nice vibrant images that are a good match for the scene.

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These dark cherries fooled the Matrix metering system into overexposing a little, and -1EV exposure compensation was required to get them looking just right.

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This shot was taken at the highest sensitivity expansion setting, equivalent to ISO 25,600. It looks good at small sizes, but as you start to zoom in - or make it larger - slight banding is visible in some areas (see below).

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Head of Testing, Cameras

Angela (Twitter, Google+, website) is head of testing for Future's photography portfolio, writing and overseeing reviews of photographic equipment for Digital Camera, Photography Week, PhotoPlus, NPhoto and Practical Photoshop as well as TechRadar's cameras channel. Angela has a degree in photography and multimedia and prior to joining Future in October 2010 was Amateur Photographer magazine's technical editor.