LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon S5200 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 460k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
S5200 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 (Compare) or Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (Digital IXUS 100 IS) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Nikon S5200 can shoot continuously at max speed of Unknown and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately S5200 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
With Nikon S5200, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 and save in and formats. Full HD resolution of Nikon S5200 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
S5200 also a high speed mode where it captures videos at 120 fps for ultra slow motion videos. S5200 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Nikon S5200 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Samsung PL120 or in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Thanks to the built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity feature, Nikon S5200 lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
Nikon S5200 has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Battery Nikon S5200 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 160 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 shots, Nikon S5200 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend S5200 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Compact Cameras
Fujifilm X30 with its 470shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Nikon S5200 vs Fujifilm X30 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Nikon S5200 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Nikon S5200 is $129.95