Nikon’s D7200 is a DX-format HD-SLR featuring a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF) and the Expeed 4 image processing system. The company says the camera is capable of incredibly fast performance and capturing phenomenally detailed, sharp images and HD video.
The new model also adds increased buffer capacity compared to the D7100, includes new Picture Controls and offers Snapbridge, where users seamlessly shoot and share photos from the camera to a compatible smartphone or tablet via built-in Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication (NFC2).
Additionally, Nikon has introduced the ME-W1 wireless microphone, a simple solution to HD-SLR videographers’ wireless sound needs, as well as VIEW NX-I imaging software.
The camera features an ISO range of 100-25,600.
Courtesy of Expeed 4, the D7200 features 30 percent faster image processing than the D7100, and provides an increased buffer capacity that now allows the camera to shoot 18 consecutive RAW 14-bit lossless compressed images, 27 12-bit compressed shots or 100 JPEG frames. Additionally, the camera offers the versatility to shoot at 6 frames per second (fps) continuously or up to 7 fps in 1.3x crop mode.
The camera offers a 51-point autofocus array powered by a new Advanced Multi-CAM 3500II DX high-density system. The AF points cover a wide DX-format area, and nearly the entire frame using 1.3x crop mode. Even in low light, the D7200 utilizes 15 cross-type sensors to focus on moving subjects, while the centre point works down to f/8, making it great for use with compatible teleconverters. The D7200 also features a 2,016 RGB metering sensor alongside Nikon’s Scene Recognition System to help achieve the perfect exposure and focus in a variety of shooting scenarios.
Via NFC, users can simply touch their device to the camera for easy connectivity, while built-in Wi-Fi also allows user to employ their smartphone for simple playback and sharing, as well as a remote shutter and monitor.
Picture Controls now include Flat and Clarity settings. These controls have been expanded for use in Live View, while artistic effects can be applied to both stills and video in real time.
The D7200 features a durable yet lightweight magnesium alloy body with a 3.2-inch ultra high-resolution LCD monitor and a low-power consumption organic EL (OLED) display element in the optical viewfinder that improves visibility when shooting.
The D7200 inherits many of the video capabilities of the D810 and D750, allowing videographers to record uncompressed and compressed Full HD 1080 footage at 30/25/24p and 1080 at 60/50p in 1.3x Crop Mode. Additionally, Auto ISO sensitivity is now available in manual mode, helping create smooth exposure transitions without changing shutter speed or aperture, while “zebra stripes” highlight display is available to confirm exposure. Video controls are available through a dedicated movie menu for quick access, while videographers can also utilize a built-in stereo microphone with 20 step adjustments to record smooth HD-SLR audio. The D7200 also features a built-in Time Lapse Mode with exposure smoothing.
The Nikon D7200 will be available mid-March at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $1,399.95 (body only). Available in black. The D7200 will also be available kitted with the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens at an MSRP of $1,749.95. Available in black.