Nikon D7200 Hands on Review

Chris Niccolls from the Camera Store in Canada had a chance to take the new Nikon D7200 semi pro DSLR for a spin and check out how really different it is from the older D7100.

Niccolls seems genuinely underwhelmed by the changes in the D7200. Yes the improved buffer, and processor brings better IQ (just a bit), better AF (especially in low light) and there are some video improvements but all in all it seems like Nikon really went out of it’s way not to improve too much and leave enough room for the D300S successor (which is coming – have no mistake), most probably closer to the end of the year.

The new Nikon D7200 – enough improvements?


Here is a recap of some of the Nikon D7200 main features:

  • 24.2MP DX (APS-C) CMOS sensor (no AA filter) – possibly similar to the one in the D5500 (and different from the sensor in the D7100).
  • 3.2″ LCD with 1,229k dots.
  • AF: 51 focus points with 15 cross types points.
  • Viewfinder: 100% coverage with 0.94x magnification.
  • Shutter speed: 30-1/8000 seconds.
  • Continuous Shooting – 6 fps (7fps in 1.3x crop mode).
  • Storage: dual SD/SDXC cards.
  • Price: $1200 on Amazon (body only).

And here are some of the Nikon D7200 improvements compared to it’s predecessor:

  • EXPEED 4 Image processor (vs. EXPEED 3 in the D7100).
  • Improved sensitivity – 100-25,600 ISO (vs. 100-6400 ISO in the D7100). Improved extended ISO (up to 102,400 ISO – only in B&W).
  • Improved AF system low light capability (up to -3EV vs. only -2EV in the D7100).
  • Built-In Wi-Fi/NFC (similar to the new D5500).
  • Extended buffer (18 images in 14bit RAW and 27 images in 12bit RAW and up to 100 JPEGs).
  • Full HD 1080p Video @60p (the 60p is only available in 1.3x crop mode).
  • New video features include flat picture mode (in stills and video), up to 9999 images in timelapse (and built in timelapse creation mode). The camera also features AUTO ISO.
  • Improved battery life – up to 1100 CIPA (vs. 950 images in the D7100).

This is not the first time we look at the Nikon D7200. When the camera was just introduced a few weeks ago we posted a short preview video here on LensVid.

You can find many more previews and reviews on our Photography review section here on LensVid.

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