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Revision to Nikon D5200 Troubleshooting

Alexander Corn

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[title|Nikon D5200 Troubleshooting]
 
[summary]24.1-megapixel camera announced for Europe, Asia, and Australia on November 6, 2012, and on January 7, 2013 for North America.[/summary]
 
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== No Display ==
 
'' The displays have suddenly shut off or are unresponsive''
 
=== Short Auto Off Timer ===
 
If the auto off timer is on a short setting, the camera can shut off suddenly. The settings for the auto off timer can be found by pressing the “menu” button and choosing “Custom Settings”. Shorter times will save battery life, but longer times can be set or the timer can be turned off entirely.
 
=== Overheating ===
 
If the camera has overheated, the viewfinder display can become dim or completely unresponsive. Turn the camera off so that it can cool down. To prevent this from happening in the future, store your camera in a cool and dry place.
 
=== Dead Battery ===
 
If the battery is out of charge, the camera will not turn on and none of the buttons will respond. To fix this, charge the battery or switch the battery for a charged one.
 
== Poor Picture Quality ==
 
''The colors in the pictures captured are distorted or do not appear with good quality.''
 
=== Flash is turned off/on ===
 
If the flash is not used correctly, it can ruin the quality of photos. The flash changes when the shooting mode changes but you can also set the flash to “on,” “off,” or “automatic.” Using the flash even when there is light outside will help to capture motion.
 
=== Incorrect Scene Selection ===
 
There are several scenes that can be selected using the mode and command dials. Turn the mode dial to “scene” and use the command dial to select a scene mode. The same method can be used to change different effects by turning the mode dial to “effects”.
 
== Camera Doesn’t Focus Correctly ==
 
''The camera will not focus on the correct subject or doesn’t focus at all, preventing the shutter from releasing.''
 
=== Incorrect autofocus is selected ===
 
This camera has three options for autofocus. Single-servo autofocus is used for stationary objects, continuous-servo autofocus is used for moving objects, and auto-servo autofocus selects one of the previous two. Changing the autofocus mode based off of your needs will give your pictures clarity.
 
=== Manual focus is selected ===
 
Manual focus can be used when a AF-S or AF-I lens are not in use. To manually focus your camera, adjust the focus ring until the image shown on the viewfinder is in focus. A common mistake is to take pictures in manual focus without realizing it. Pictures can be taken in manual focus even if the camera is out of focus, producing blurry images.
 
== SD Card Errors ==
 
''The camera shows errors when an SD card is inserted or will not save pictures.''
 
=== Incorrect SD Card type ===
 
The camera only works with certain SD cards. The list is very lengthy and can be found in the manual that came with your camera.
 
=== SD card inserted incorrectly ===
 
Open the SD card compartment and reinsert the SD card, making sure that it is completely inserted into the SD card slot.
 
=== SD card is full ===
 
If the SD card is full it will not let you save more pictures. To remedy this you can upload your pictures onto a computer, insert another SD card, or delete pictures.
 
== Sticky Mode Dial ==
 
''The mode dial sticks when switching modes.''
 
=== Dust is caught under the dial ===
 
To remove dust from under the dial, take a piece of unwaxed floss and twist it back and forth under the dial. There is no need to remove the dial.