The Nikon D7200 is an upgrade from the D7100 with a great body and an APS-C sized processor. It has some similarities with its predecessor though this is packed with fantastic upgrades. The buffer depths on this entry-level DSLR camera are increased. It takes two to three times more shots in a continuous burst.

It comes with an EXPEED 4 class engine which is different from that of other Nikon DSLR models. Its manufactured frame rate is six frames per second while in full DX-format. This best beginner DSLR also affords seven frame rates each second with a 1.3 x focal length. More upgrades include the newer Multi-CAM 3500II from DX phase detection. It is an autofocus module that allows focusing better in low light.

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Nikon included a sensor cleaning function to combat effects of dust on the image sensor. It uses piezoelectric vibration at four varying frequencies. This shakes the dust from the sensor cover glass.

Nikon D7200: Viewfinder and Display

The Nikon D7200 has an optical viewfinder which is similar to that in the Nikon D7100. It has the same organic LED display used for on-demand notifications in the viewfinder. Its magnification comes at 0.94x with 19.5mm eyepoint.

It’s located beneath the viewfinder on this entry-level camera and looks the same as that of its predecessor. The display has 3.2 inches with an aspect ratio of 4:3. It has a gapless style LCD display with four dots per pixel RGBW design. Therefore, the Nikon D7200 gives you better outdoor visibility. Its low power consumption is amazing indoors.

Nikon D7200: Creativity

This entry-level DSLRs offers typical features you would expect on a Nikon DSLR. The Nikon D7200 has functions like multi-shot HDR, optional Active D-Lighting, and Picture Controls. This camera has a new Clarity adjustment function. It mirrors are just like that in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

Its 9,999 frame interval timer function is excellent for shooting time-lapse photography. You will love the fact that it now comes with an exposure smoothing function. It helps minimize flicker in your final time-lapse clip.

Nikon D7200: Movie Capture

This entry-level DSLR captures Full HD 1,920 X 1, 080-pixel movies at 30, 25, or 24 frames each second. It comes with a built-in mic for capturing stereo audio. The Nikon D7200 has a 3.5 mm stereo microphone jack to add an external mic. It also has a 35 mm stereo headphone jack which allows sound levels’ monitoring.

Nikon D7200: Specifications

Body type
Body typeMid-size SLR
Max resolution6000 x 4000
Other resolutionsDX: 4496 x 3000, 2992 x 2000; 1.3x crop: 4800 x 3200, 3600 x 2400, 2400 x 1600
Image ratio w:h3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels24 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors25 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorExpeed 4
Color spacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
ISOAuto, 100-25600, expands to 102400 (black and white only)
Boosted ISO (maximum)102400
White balance presets12
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, normal, basic
File format
  • JPEG (EXIF v2.3)
  • Raw (Nikon NEF, 12 or 14-bit, lossless compressed or compressed)
Optics & Focus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points51
Lens mountNikon F
Focal length multiplier1.5×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3.2
Screen dots1,228,800
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT-LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeOptical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification0.94× (0.63× 35mm equiv.)
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Aperture Priority
  • Auto
  • Auto (flash off)
  • Manual (M)
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Scene Modes
  • Shutter-Priority
  • User
Scene modes
  • Autumn Colors
  • Beach / Snow
  • Blossom
  • Candlelight
  • Child
  • Close-up
  • Dusk / Dawn
  • Food
  • Landscape
  • Night Landscape
  • Night Portrait
  • Party / Indoor
  • Pet Portrait
  • Portrait
  • Sports
  • Sunset
  • Special Effects Mode
Built-in flashYes (Pop-up)
Flash range12.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flashYes (via hot shoe)
Flash modesAuto, auto FP high-speed sync, auto w/redeye reduction, fill flash, rear-curtain sync, rear-curtain w/slow sync, redeye reduction, redeye reduction w/slow sync, slow sync, off
Flash X sync speed1/250 sec
Drive modes
  • Single-frame [S] mode
  • Continuous low-speed [CL]
  • Continuous high-speed [CH]
  • Quiet Shutter Release
  • Self-timer mode
  • Mirror-up [Mup] mode
Continuous drive6.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 seconds)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes (3 shots in 1-stop increments)
Videography features
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
Videography notes1080/60p and 50p only in 1.3x crop mode
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC (two slots)
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (mini-HDMI)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portYes
Wireless noteswith NFC
Remote controlYes (Wired, wireless, or via smartphone)
Environmentally sealedYes (Water and dust resistant)
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionEN-EL15 lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA)1110
Weight (inc. batteries)765 g (1.69 lb / 26.98 oz)
Dimensions136 x 107 x 76 mm (5.35 x 4.21 x 2.99)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes
GPS notesGP-1

Nikon D7200: Conclusion

As compared to the D7100, the D7200 might not be a full redesign, but Nikon has modified an already great camera to create anything that is obviously better than its predecessor. The individual improvements can sound fairly insignificant, but they made a real difference together.

The build quality of the D7200 is reassuringly solid, as with the D7100, and the camera handles well-it has a high-quality feeling that you would usually expect from a product at the top of the spectrum of Nikon, rather than in the center.

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