The Nikon D5200

For the past month, I have been putting the Nikon D5200 through the paces. I am working on a new digital book based on this camera and before I can write about it, I need to do it.

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I really like this camera. It’s small, light, packs a 24.1 MP sensor can can shoot 5 frames a second. It also shoots HD video and has built-in stereo microphones. I have been using three lenses with this camera, the consumer level zoom 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6, the 35mm f/1.8 DX and the 50mm f/1.8.

Yesterday I took the camera with me when my wife and I went out for brunch and a sail. We had some pretty good wind after brunch and while I am pretty sure that overeating and then bouncing around on a sailboat is not the best idea ever, there were some great photo opportunities.

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Now the cool thing was that these photos were taken on a fast moving boat.

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This shot was taken at ISO 100, f/5.6 and 1/800 second in Aperture priority mode. The camera handled it perfectly. Just to see what the camera could do when it comes to photographing people, I handed the camera over to my wife who was tired of being the subject and had her take a shot of me. Came out perfectly.

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Here are a couple more from the day.

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Way more to come…

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