One of well known DSLRs before few years may be the Nikon D7100, that was introduced in the past in February 2013. The D7200 is not a radical upgrade at all, yet it still adds some important features, especially a more substantial buffer, improved autofocus performance in low light, 60p video, Wi-Fi with NFC, and 15% better battery life.
The D7200 is Nikon’s high-end APS-C camera, and may be the only DX format camera in the business’s current lineup to aid autofocus on screw drive lenses. It finds itself in the same class as the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Pentax K-3, and Sony SLT-A77 II DSLRs in addition to the Fujifilm X-T1, Olympus OM-D E-M5 II, Samsung NX1, and Sony Alpha 7 II mirrorless cameras. Basically, it’s an extremely crowded field.
Nikon D7200 key features
24.2MP CMOS sensor without optical low-pass filter
Multi-CAM 3500DX II 51-point AF system, all sensitive to -3EV
2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor, used for 3D subject tracking in AF-C
ISO 100-25,600, with ISO 51,200 and 102,400 black and white modes
6 fps continuous shooting (7 fps in 1.3x crop mode) with an increase of buffer depth
1/8000 sec maximum shutter speed
3.2″, 1.2M dot RGBW LCD display
1080/60p video (1.3x crop only) with clean output over HDMI and Flat Picture Control
Dual Sdcard slots
Wi-Fi with NFC
Magnesium alloy weather-sealed body
One of the main features on the D7200 is its improved AF system. Nikon has updated the D7200 to its Multi-CAM 3500DX II system, which still offers 51 AF points (the central 15 which are cross-type), however now all those points are sensitive to -3EV, as the D7100’s were limited by -2EV.
The most clear improvement in the D7200 when compared to D7100 will be noticed by anyone who shoots continuously. The buffer size on the D7100 was tiny and chock-full almost instantly, which not merely damaged burst shooting but bracketing aswell. Now you can fire away with the D7200 for 18 14-bit lossless compressed, 27 12-bit compressed Raws, or 100+ JPEGs. The utmost burst rate remains the same: 6 fps at full size and 7 fps in 1.3x crop mode.
The D7200 is now able to extend its ISO greater than on its predecessor, but with a catch. Seeing how little color detail will be left at ISO 51,200 and 102,400, Nikon has chosen to create those two sensitivities black and white only.
Two other new top features of note are 60p video (with Flat Picture Control, also designed for stills) and Wi-Fi. As the addition of 60p video is nice, it’s only obtainable in 1.3x crop mode. The D7200 also offers Wi-Fi with NFC, which Nikon has branded ‘SnapBridge’, that allows for remote camera control and image transfer.
It’s interesting to notice that the sensor includes a slightly difference pixel count to its predecessor, which implies a new sensor. This may only be very good news since, though it performed well by many measures, the Toshiba sensor in the D7100 would exhibit pronounced banding once you hit its noise floor. We’ve seen Nikon’s continued make use of Sony sensors in lots of of its other models, like the APS-C D5500; however, a close inspection of the D7200’s sensor, and moreover lab results, both advise it isn’t using the same sensor as the D5500. We’d venture to guess an updated version of the Toshiba sensor found in the D7100 makes an appearance in the D7200 and, with it, comes a noticable difference in dynamic range because of a complete insufficient banding in shadows of base ISO files.
The essential AF layout may be the same on the D7200 since it was on the D7100. There are 51 points, with the guts 15 being cross-type. On the D7100 though, AF points were sensitive right down to -2EV. On the D7200, they’re all sensitive right down to -3EV, which is a boon for low light shooting.
As stated above, the D7200’s new autofocus system is a huge deal. You can focus in conditions a complete stop dimmer, and our tests with the updated Multi-CAM 3500 II sensor in the D750 showed that it continued to target in drastically darker conditions compared to the Multi-CAM 3500 sensor in the D810 (a DX variant which was found in the D7100). This implies that the camera will focus a lot better in low light conditions, across the complete frame. Basically, its non-central AF points will probably focus in dimmer conditions than any other DSLR out there, save for Nikon’s own D750.
Cross-type points remain limited by the central 15 though, and the RGB metering sensor used for TTL metering is unchanged at an answer of 2,016 pixels. It’s a shame that number isn’t higher. The recently released Canon 7D Mark II itself offers a 150,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor which, like Nikon’s cameras with 91k-pixel sensors, has enough resolution to even find faces and give attention to them during OVF shooting. But Nikon’s algorithms for 3D tracking just seem to be to be better (Canon’s iTR in the 7D Mark II is imprecise and laggy compared, despite its higher resolution metering sensor), so we’re fans of Nikon’s subject tracking algorithms in combo with their higher resolution metering sensors.
If you want to regulate your camera without laying a hand onto it, then you’ll appreciate the D7200’s built-in Wi-Fi. Naturally, photographs could be transferred and shared, which is extra-easy should you have a NFC-compatible smartphone.
Lastly, there’s battery life. Perhaps its as a result of better Expeed 4 processor, but whatever Nikon did, it’s were able to squeeze another 160 shots per charge out from the D7200 when compared to D7100.
Pricing and Availability
The D7200 is available with and with out a lens, in america. For your body only it’ll be coming in at $1199.95, and in the event that you throw in the 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6 ED VR lens the purchase price rises to $1699.95.