Nikon D5200 24 MP camera
As Nikon’s ‘advanced beginner’ DSLR, the D5200 sits between the entry-level D3200 and the enthusiast-targeted D7100.
Although the D5200 shares the same 24MP resolution as both the D3200 and D7100, the D5200 offers a higher extended ISO range compared to the D3200 (25600 vs 12800) and faster continuous shooting (5 fps vs 4).
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Nikon D40 6 MP camera
Nikon D40 at the time of introduction (year 2006-2007) was the cheapest offering by Nikon in the DSLR segment. The camera was stripped of many unwanted features to make it lighter and faster and more VFM. The 6 MP sensor performs excellent in low-light and is still a good buy. The Nikon D40 is not in production now, instead we have an equally good Nikon D3100 as the entry level DSLR.
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Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (3.0x) Lens
This is the lens I use most of the time. The zoom range is perfect for everyday use and the lens produces sharp images no matter what the condition.
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Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Lens
This should be the cheapest lens from Nikon. It’s a prime lens (fixed zoom) and doesn’t autofocus on the entry level Nikon DSLR’s like Nikon D40, D40X, D3100, D3200, D5100 or D5200, and requires a autofocus motor inside the DSLR camera body (only present in the Nikon professional range of DSLRs). I still use this lens on my Nikon D40 with lots of success and needless to say its excellent in low-light conditions!
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If you need autofocus on your cheap Nikon DSLR you could consider the equally good Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm F/1.8G Lens, albeit at double the cost of the above lens.
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Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200 mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED Lens
This is a telephoto lens I use primarily for portraits or bird photography.
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