At times it can seem DSLR-makers only add features when they need to, but the Nikon D7200 has fairly up-to-date wireless connectivity. It has Wi-Fi, and NFC to make pairing with compatible phones that bit easier.
Cameras like the Nikon D7200 are not intended to lure you in with flashy extras, though, or to provide the sort of speed pro action shooters are after. Instead, you get solid everyday speed that actually falls slightly below several rival CSCs at the price, at this point.
The software side of the Nikon D7200 Wi-Fi also wipes the floor with that of most other manufacturers. As well as transferring images and controlling the shutter remotely, you can alter camera settings like aperture, shutter speed and ISO from your mobile phone or tablet. Not bad, right?
There’s also a small pop-up flash, again giving you a sense of having all you need to get on with, adding to the Nikon D7200’s accessibility.
What is the Nikon D7200?
The Nikon D7200 is a DSLR that, while not bottom-rung like the EOS 1200D, is reasonably affordable, and offers simple operation that’ll appeal to those who don’t want to get knee-deep into the manual side of photography. It gets you the DSLR benefits of lens choice and good image quality, without the daunting learning curve.
The DIGIC 6 processor lets you shoot at 5fps, which has become the bog-standard speed level for any self-respecting everyday DSLR. It’s the same speed as the 700D too. What has changed, though, is the buffer. The 8-frame RAW file limit may not sound impressive, but being able to shoot up to 940 JPEGs in burst does.
If you’re keen to dive right into some of the more advanced principles of photography, also consider the Nikon D7200, which has the same insides but more manual controls.
Want to keep it simple? The only serious issue with the Nikon D7200 is that it doesn’t offer as good dynamic range as its rivals, the Nikon D5500 and Pentax K-S2.
50D: Design and Handling
If jaw-dropping, dynamic style is high on your camera priority list, you’re unlikely to come to a DSLR for it. The Nikon D7200 has the classic DSLR look, with a chunky black body that most people will only be able to set apart from other entry-level models by looking at the name badge.
It’s practical, not a preener.
Being a lower-end model, the Nikon D7200’s outer parts are polycarbonate rather than magnesium alloy, which is only found on rather more expensive models. It doesn’t feel ultra-high-end, then, but its still tough.
There’s no creaking or warping of the parts that make up the Nikon D7200’s shell, and it has an aluminium skeleton underneath the plastic to help keep everything rigid. A slightly lower-end construction also helps keep the camera light.
It’s 25g lighter than its predecessor the Nikon D7200, and feels nicely low-heft for a DSLR
It’s 25g lighter than its predecessor the Nikon D7200, and feels nicely low-heft for a DSLR, without getting rid of the large hand grip. The next step would be to add weatherproofing to more affordable cameras like the Nikon D7200, but that’s not here yet. This is still reserved for Canon’s more expensive cameras.
A light, polycarbonate body camera may become a disadvantage if you’re looking to mount giant fast lenses, but if you want to sample some of Canon’s cheaper high-quality options like the bargain 50mm f1.8 lens, they’ll suit the Nikon D7200 perfectly.
What’s rather more specific to the Nikon D7200 is a very laid-back control style. It has just the single manual control wheel up on the top plate, and a very easy-to-reach mode dial.
This style is a total opposite to the 750D’s brother, the Nikon D7200. That model is roughly £50 more and gets you more manual controls plus an extra display on the top plate, for a much more ‘pro’ feel.
If you think your next camera is likely to be a stepping stone onto more serious photography and, one day, a real top-end DSLR, the 760D is a much better bet. Think you’ll stay best friends with the Auto mode? There’s no shame in picking the Nikon D7200. By cutting down on the number of controls has been able to make the few that do feature very easy to access. This camera is easy to use, and — let’s not overstate the matter — does still give you plenty of manual control if you’re after it.
The mode dial features priority modes that let you control one main element such as aperture or shutter speed, letting the camera sort of the rest to best suit that setting. We use these easy manual modes about 90 per cent of the time.
Nikon D7200: Screen and EVF
The Nikon D7200 provides all the basics when it comes to previewing and reviewing your images. There’s a 3-inch vari-angle display on the back whose panel is the same found on the 700D. It’s a 1.04-million-dot Clear View II LCD, with a 3:2 aspect to match the camera’s sensor. Touchscreen support means you can pick your focus point with a finger when using Live View too.
Fitting in perfectly with the camera’s fairly easy style, the Nikon D7200 screen tilts out and up/down to make seeing what you’re shooting when holding the camera above or below your head easy. And at all sorts of odd angles. It’s a smooth, high-quality vari-angle mechanism.
Unlike most DSLRs, there’s also not a huge performance penalty for using the LCD rather than the viewfinder to preview the image, called Live View in photography circles. As the Nikon D7200 uses on-sensor phase detection pixels rather than stepping right down to pure contrast detection software AF, it stays quick.
The one complaint we do have is about the viewfinder, not the screen. Being a cheaper model, it only offers 95 per cent coverage of the frame, meaning the shot will actually capture a bit more than you can see through the viewfinder. That’s the same coverage as the Nikon D5500, although the similarly-priced Pentax K-S2 manages 100 per cent coverage.
Nikon has taken their flagship D5 DSLR and most of its high-end features and distilled all of this into a smaller, but still very durable metal body. The full-frame sensor is replaced by an 20.9MP APS-C sized chip
- Good design
- This is Canon - trusted manufacturer
- Auto focus
- Many lenses
- Default uquipment
|In the Box|
|DSLR Camera, 1 Lens, Rubber Eyecup DK-23, Body Cap BF-1B, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL15 with Terminal Cover, Battery Charger MH-25a (Comes with Either an AC Wall Adapter or Power Cable of a Type and Shape that Varies with the Country or Region of Sale), Eyepiece Cap DK-5, USB Cable UC-E17, Strap AN-DC1 BK|
|Model Number||D7200 Body with AF-S 18 - 105 mm VR Lens|
|SLR Variant||Body with AF-S 18 - 105 mm VR Lens|
|Effective Pixels||24.2 MP|
|Temperature||0°C - 40°C|
|Image Processor||Expeed 4 Image Processing System|
|Image Sensor Size||23.5 x 15.6 mm|
|ISO Rating||ISO 100 - 25600|
|Other Sensor Features||Sensor Format: DX, Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity: Hi-1BW (ISO 51200 Equivalent), Hi-2BW (ISO 102400 Equivalent), Long Exposure Noise Reduction: Yes, High ISO Noise Reduction: Low, Normal, High, Off, Metering Range: (3D Color Matrix or Center-weighted Metering: 0 to 20 EV, Spot Metering: 2 - 20 EV), Image Area (Pixels): (Photographs in Movie Live View (16:9): (L) 6000 x 3368 (20.2 M), (M) 4496 x 2528 (11.4 M), (S) 2992 x 1680 (5.0 M))|
|Focal Length||18 - 105 mm|
|Maximum Aperture||F3.5 - F5.6|
|Lens Type||Single-lens, Interchangeable Lens|
|Lens Mount||Nikon F Bayonet Mount|
|Compatible Lens||Nikkor Lens|
|Other Lens Features||Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S), Continuous-servo AF (AF-C), Auto AF-S / AF-C Selection (AF-A), Predictive Focus Tracking Activated Automatically According to Subject Status, Manual Focus (MF): Electronic Rangefinder can be Used, Lens Aperture: Instant Return Type, Electronically Controlled, Depth of Field Control: Pressing PV Button Stops Lens Aperture Down to Value Selected by User (A and M Modes) or by Camera (other Modes), Compatible Lenses: AF NIKKOR Lenses, Including Type, E and D Lenses (Some Restrictions Apply to PC Lenses) and DX Lenses, AI-P NIKKOR Lenses and Non CPU AI Lenses (Exposure Modes A and M Only), Electronic Rangefinder can be Used with Lenses that have a Maximum Aperture of f/5.6 or Faster (the Electronic Rangefinder Supports the Center 1 Focus Point with Lenses that have a Maximum Aperture of f/8 or Faster)|
|View Finder Type||Eye-level Pentaprism Single-lens Reflex|
|Viewfinder Coverage||Frame Coverage (DX (24 x 16): 100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical, 1.3x (18 x 12): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical|
|Viewfinder Magnification||0.94x (50 mm f/1.4 Lens at Infinity, -1.0 m-1)|
|Viewfinder Eye Point||19.5|
|Other Viewfinder Features||Diopter Adjustment: -2 to 1 m-1, Reflex Mirror: Quick-return Type, Mirror Lock Up: Yes|
|Focus Mode||Focus Modes: Auto AF-S / AF-C Selection (AF-A), Continuous-servo (AF-C), Face-priority AF Available in Live View Only, Full Time Servo (AF-A) Available in Live View Only, Manual (M) with Electronic Rangefinder, Normal Area, Single-servo AF (AF-S), Wide Area|
|Focus Range||Detection Range: -3 to 19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C)|
|Metering Modes||Center-weighted: Weight of 75% Given to 8 mm Circle in Center of Frame, Diameter of Circle can be Changed to 8, 15 or 20 mm, Weighting can be Based on Average of Entire Frame (Non CPU Lenses use 12 mm Circle), Matrix: 3D Color Matrix Metering II (Type, E and D Lenses), Color Matrix Metering II (other CPU Lenses), Color Matrix Metering Available with Non CPU Lenses if User Provides Lens Data, Spot: Meters 3.5 mm Circle (About 2.5% of Frame) Centered on Selected Focus Point|
|Focus Points||51 or 11 Focus Points|
|White Balancing||Auto (2 Types), Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent (7 Types), Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade, White Balance Bracketing: 3 Shots in Steps of 1|
|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 (Night Vision, Color Sketch, Miniature Effect, Selective Color, Silhouette, High Key, Low Key)|
|Other Focus Features||Focusing Screen: Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II with AF Area Brackets (Grid Lines can be Displayed), Single-point AF Mode: Yes, Dynamic AF Mode: Number of AF Points: 9, 21, 51 and 51 (3D Tracking), Auto-area AF Mode: Yes, Autofocus System: 51 Focus Points (Including 15 Cross-type Sensors: f/8 Supported by 1 Sensor) AF-assist Illuminator (Range 0.5 - 3 m), Fine-tuning, Advanced Multi-CAM 3500 FX II Autofocus Sensor Module with TTL Phase Detection, AF-area Mode: 9, 21 or 51 Point Dynamic-area AF, Auto-area AF, Single-point AF, 3D Tracking (51 Points), Focus Lock: Focus can be Locked by Pressing AE-L / AF-L Button, Focus can be Locked by Pressing Shutter Release Button Halfway (Single-servo AF), Maximum Autofocus Areas / Points: 51, Autofocus Fine Tune: Yes, Contrast Detect AF|
|AE Lock/Exposure Lock||Yes|
|Exposure Compensation||1/3, 1/2 EV in P, S, A, M, Scene and Night Portrait Modes in Steps +/- 5 EV|
|Exposure Bracketing||9 Frames in Steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV|
|Other Exposure Features||TTL Exposure Metering Using Main Image Sensor, Exposure Meter Coupling: CPU, AI, Exposure Metering System: TTL Exposure Metering Using 2016-pixel RGB Sensor, Exposure Modes: Aperture-priority (A), Auto, Auto (Flash Off), Manual (M), Programmed Auto with Flexible Program (P), Scene Modes, Shutter-priority (S), U2 (User Setting 2)|
|Shutter Speed||30 - 1/8000 sec|
|Release Modes||Continuous Low Speed, Continuous High Speed, Mirror Up, Quiet Shutter Release, Self-timer, Single Frame|
|Continuous Shots||Top Continuous Shooting Speed at Full Resolution: 6 fps, Continuous Shooting Options (DX-format: (CH: 6 fps, CL: 1 - 6 fps)), (1.3x Crop Mode: (CH: 7 fps, CL: 1 - 6 fps))|
|Shutter Type||Electronically-controlled, Vertical-travel, Focal-plane Shutter|
|Other Shutter Features||Shutter Speed: 1/8000 - 30 sec in Steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV Bulb, Time, X250, Bulb Shutter Setting: Yes|
|Flash Modes||Flash Sync Modes: Auto, Auto FP High-speed Sync Supported, Auto with Red-eye Reduction, Auto Slow Sync, Auto Slow Sync with Red-eye Reduction, Fill-flash, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain Sync, Rear-curtain with Slow Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Red-eye Reduction with Slow Sync, Slow Sync, Off|
|Flash Compensation||1/3 EV, 1/2 EV Increments, -3 to 1 EV|
|Other Flash Features||Flash Sync Speed: 1/250 sec, Synchronizes with Shutter at 1/320 sec or Slower (Flash Range Drops at Speeds between 1/250 and 1/320 sec), Built-in Flash Distance: 12/39, 12/39 with Manual Flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C), X-Sync Speed: 1/250, Top FP High Speed Sync: 1/8000, Flash Control: TTL: i-TTL Flash Control Using 2016-Pixel RGB Sensor is Available with Built-in Flash, i-TTL Balanced Fill-flash for Digital SLR is Used with Matrix or Center-weighted Metering, Standard i-TTL Fill-Flash for Digital SLR with Spot Metering, Flash-ready Indicator: Lights when Built-in Flash or Optional Flash Unit is Fully Charged, Flashes after Flash is Fired at Full Output, Creative Lighting System (CLS): Advanced Wireless Lighting Supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700 or SB-500 as a Master Flash or SU-800 as Commander, Flash Color Information Communication Supported with all CLS Compatible Flash Units|
|Image Size||Image Size at Megapixels: (L) 4800 x 3200 (13.5 M), (M) 3600 x 2400 (8.6 M), (S) 2400 x 1600 (3.8 M)|
|Image Format||File Format Still Images: (JPEG: JPEG Baseline Compliant with Fine (1:4), Normal (1:8), Basic (1:16) Compression, NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in Both NEF (RAW) and JPEG Formats, NEF (RAW): Lossless Compressed, Compressed 12-bit or 14-bit), Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF, EXIF 2.3|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Live View Shooting||Yes|
|Picture Angle||Nikon DX Format|
|Other Image Features||DX Format Image Area (Pixels): (L) 6000 x 4000, (M) 4496 x 3000, (S) 2992 x 2000, 1.3x Crop Mode, Creative Lighting System (CLS), (Photographs taken in Movie Live View Using the 1.3x Crop (16:9): (L) 4800 x 2696 (12.9 M), (M) 3600 x 2024 (7.3 M), (S) 2400 x 1344 (3.2 M)), Live View Shooting: Photography Live View Mode, Movie Live View Mode|
|Video Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Video Quality||HD, Full HD|
|Other Video Features||Movie Maximum Recording Time: (10 mins at 1080, 50 / 60p High Quality Setting (1.3x Image Area Only), 20 mins at 1080, 50 / 60p Normal Quality Setting (1.3x Image Area Only), 20 mins at 1080, 30 / 25 / 24p High Quality Setting, 29 mins 59 sec at 1080, 30 / 25 / 24p Normal Quality Setting, 29 mins 59 sec at Normal Quality), Video Compression: H.264 / MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding|
|Microphone||Built-in Microphone Stereo|
|Other Audio Features||Audio Format: Linear PCM, Microphone Terminal: Yes|
|Display Type||TFT LCD|
|Display Size||3.2 inch|
|Other Display Features||3 Levels Brightness Adjustment, Movie: Full HD (1920 x 1080 (60p / 50p (1.3x Image Area Only))), Full HD (1920 x 1080 (30p / 25p / 24p)), HD: (1280 x 720 (60p / 50p)), VGA: (640x424 (30p / 25p)), Display Viewing Angle: 170 degree, Image Sensor Format: DX, Monitor Type: Wide Viewing Angle TFT LCD, Monitor Adjustments: Brightness Control Using Ambient Brightness Sensor, Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator: Yes, Playback Functions: Auto Image Rotation, Full Frame and Thumbnail (4, 12, or 72 Images or Calendar), Highlights, Histogram Display, Image Comment, Location Display, Movie Playback, Movie Slideshow, Photo Information, Playback with Zoom, Slideshow, In-Camera Image Editing: Color Balance, Color Outline, Color Sketch, D-Lighting, Distortion Control, Edit Movie, Filter Effects, Fisheye, Image Overlay, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, NEF (RAW) Processing, Perspective Control, Quick Retouch, Red-eye Correction, Resize, Selective Color, Side-by-Side Comparison, Straighten, Trim, Image Comment: Yes, Total Custom Settings: 54, My Menu: Yes, Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings: Yes, World Time Setting: Yes|
|Other Storage Features||Card Slot: 2 Secure Digital (SD), Slot 2 can be Used for Overflow or Backup Storage or Separate Storage of Copies Created Using NEF + JPEG, Pictures can be Copied between Cards, Compatible Memory Cards: SD / SDHC / SDXC Card|
|Battery Type||Lithium Battery|
|Number of Batteries||1|
|Other Features||Total Pixels: 24.72 Megapixels, Live View Lens Servo: Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S), Full time-servo AF (AF-F), Manual Focus (MF), Live View AF-area Mode: Face-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, Subject-tracking AF, Live View Autofocus: Contrast-detect AF Anywhere in Frame (Camera Selects Focus Point Automatically when Face-priority AF or Subject-tracking AF is Selected), Pic Bridge, Hi-speed USB, Type C Mini-pin HDMI Connector, Connectivity: GPS:P-1PS Unit, NFC Connectivity, Battery Life: 1110 hours, Picture Control: Flat, Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait, Standard, User Customizable Settings, Vivid, Active D-Lighting: Auto, Extra High, High, Normal, Low, Off, D-Lighting Bracketing: 2 - 3 Frames, 2 Frames Using Selected Value for One Frame or 3 Frames Using Preset Values for All Frames, Movie Audio: Microphone Sensitivity can be Adjusted, Save / Load Camera Settings: Yes, Recent Settings: Yes, Battery Life (Shots Per Charge): 80 mins of HD Footage(Movies), Tripod Socket: 1/4 inch|
|Warranty Summary||2 Years Domestic Warranty|
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