Nikon D7200 DSLR Review

Preview posted 03/01/20015 by Michael Palmer
Review posted 11/06/2015 by Josh Fate

Quick Take
Pros
  • Overall excellent image quality
  • Solid, comfortable build
  • OVF shows a full 100% of image area
  • High Res LCD is great for Live View shooting and viewing your images
  • A slew of custom shooting menus
  • Full 1080p HD Video capture
  • A lens for every shooting situation with the NIKKOR collection
  • WiFi and NFC add a much needed feel of versatility and freedom when shooting
  • Fantastic Battery life
  • Audio Input
  • HDMI and headphone output
Cons
  • Video recording mode takes time to get used to
  • No 4K video recording
  • Burst shooting came up just a little shy of the stated 6fps
  • Higher price tag for an APS-C sized sensor camera
Bottom Line
The Nikon D7200 is a powerful dSLR, providing excellent image quality and good performance. Offering more than an entry-level camera, it is worth the extra money if you are looking for the higher quality images and performance. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
The Nikon D7200 is a new mid-level, DX-format (APS-C sized image sensor) DSLR that boasts a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF) and the EXPEED 4 image processing system. With a wide 100-25,600 ISO range, you can shoot stills or Full 1080p HD videos with minimal noise, even in marginal lighting conditions. The D7200 also includes two new Picture Controls (Flat and Clarity) as well as built-in Wi-Fi and NFC (Near Field Communication) technologies which - using Nikon's Snapbridge experience - connect the D7200 to compatible smartphones and tablets where you an do everything from transfer images, share them online, or even remotely control the camera; effectively making your smartphone an external display.

Thanks to 30% faster image processing than the Nikon D7100, the D7200's increased buffer capacity allows this DSLR to shoot "18 consecutive RAW 14-bit lossless compressed images, 27 12-bit compressed shots or 100 JPEG frames.". Additionally, this powerful DX-format DSLR offers users the versatility to shoot at 6 frames-per-second (fps) continuously or up to 7 fps in 1.3x crop mode, a popular shooting mode for both sports and wildlife photographers." (1.3x crop mode extends the optical zoom range.)

Full 1080p HD Videos can be recorded at 30, 25, or 24 fps, while you can extend that to 60 or 50 fps in 1.3x crop mode. The D7200 is also capable of recording stereo sound (with 20 step adjustments), and offers Auto ISO for smoother transitions between lighting conditions, Zebra Stripes to avoid over exposing video, and a Time Lapse Mode for creating, you guessed it, Time Lapses.

Nikon D7200 Features:
  • 24.2MP DX-format CMOS image sensor
  • EXPEED 4 Image Processor
  • 51-point Autofocus Array
  • 6fps Continue shooting (7fps in 1.3x Crop Mode)
  • Shoot 18 consecutive RAW 14-bit lossless compress images, 27 consecutive 12-bit compress shots, or 100 JPEGs
  • 3.2" LCD display (1,229K dot)
  • Organic EL (OLED) Display Element in the Optical Viewfinder
  • Full 1080p HD Video at 30/25/24p, or 60/50p in 1.3x crop mode
  • Auto ISO
  • Zebra Stripes
  • Stereo Audio Recording with 20 step adjustments
  • Time Lapse Mode
  • 2,016 RGB Metering Sensor
  • Scene Recognition System
  • Picture Controls (now with Flat and Clarity)
  • Live View
  • Artistic Effects
  • View NX-i browsing software included
  • Wi-Fi & NFC
  • Nikon Snapbridge
  • Optional ME-W1 Wireless Microphone

The Nikon D7200 DSLR is available as a body-only - for $1,199.95 -- or a kit that includes an AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR for $1,699.95.See our best price box at the top right of this page to see current online pricing.



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