Nikon D7200 Review
The Nikon D7200 is the older brother of cameras to the D7100, which is a firm favourite for many and a tough act to follow. The tweaks that have been made to this camera are slight but effective, such as improvements in buffering for burst shooting, an improved auto-focus, it is 15% more battery efficient and has built-in Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication (NFC) for instant sharing.
For a lower price than its predecessor, you get an outstanding camera for your money. The improvements that have been made to the D7200’s image quality are excellent, coupled with the extended ISO and the addition of the 60p video. More improvements that have been made are:
- Dual SD card slots
- Magnesium alloy weather-sealed body
- No Optical Low-Pass Filter (OLPF)
- 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
- EXPEED 4 image processing
- 2″, 1.2M dot RGBW LCD display
Nikon D7200 Performance
A much-needed feature of the Nikon D7200 is an enhanced performance in low light. It now out-rivals most DSLRs in its ability to focus in considerably darker lights, across the entire frame, by improving its auto-focus sensitivity to -3 19EV, up from 12 19EV.
The second greatest improvement is its 6 frames per second (fps) shooting capacity, with continuous autofocus and auto-exposure for more than 30 JPEGs. You now get a 1/8000 sec maximum shutter speed and a 1080/60p (up from 30p) video at a 1.3x crop. The maximum best-quality recording time per clip was measured at 10 minutes.
The D7200 offers clean output over HDMI and Flat Picture Control and has a 24.2 MP DX-format CMOS image sensor and a 51 point autofocus system. Autofocus remains exceptional, providing up to a 90 percent hit rate of sufficiently in-focus photos during continuous shooting, for both panning and photographing a subject moving towards you.
As mentioned above, the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi is a big bonus. Photos can be shared and transferred instantly, a big deal in today’s market.
Overall Nikon D7200 YouTube review
The Nikon D7200 is great value for money and a good step-up to its predecessor. The photo quality, weather sealing and speed are all excellent, and should be considered highly if that is what you are after in a camera. The D7200 has an impressive autofocus system, great ergonomics and overall is a well-designed camera.
- Exceptional image quality in a less expensive format.
- Larger buffer for continuous shooting.
- Straight out-of-the-camera JPEGs are of excellent quality.
- Low-light focus is a fantastic improvement.
- Camera tracks moving object brilliantly.
- Improved battery life
- It is slightly heavier than its predecessor and competitor cameras.
- The camera requires you to exit live view whenever you want to adjust the aperture.
- Autofocus can at time be a little slow.
The Nikon D7200 fixes the major complaints customers had of its predecessor, offering a much larger buffer for continuous shooting, and banding-free shadows for class leading dynamic range. Overall it has a very positive user experience