Nikon has officially announced the D7200 DSLR camera, which replaces the D7100 with a host of improvements, including a new autofocus system and a longer battery life.
Following months of rumors, the Nikon D7200 is finally official. The new DSLR camera is taking over the higher-end APS-C reigns from the D7100, while the whole world is still waiting for a D300s successor.
The Japan-based company says that this new shooter is here to allow photographers to master their next photographic challenges with this fast, lightweight, and powerful DSLR.
Nikon D7200 announced with improved low-light capabilities
The D7100 features a 24.1-megapixel APS-C sensor without an optical low-pass filter and with a native ISO sensitivity range between 100 an 6,400, which could be expanded up to 25,600. The Nikon D7200 comes packed with a 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor without an OLPF and with a 100-25,600 native ISO sensitivity range. This is very similar to what the D5500 offers, so it is very likely that the two sensors are identical.
The new D7200 is powered by an EXPEED 4 image processor, which is an improvement over the EXPEED 3 processor found in the D7100. The Advanced Multi-CAM 3500II DX autofocus system is new as well, although it offers the same amount of AF points and cross-type points as the D7100: 51 AF points, 15 of them being cross-type.
Nikon adds a bigger buffer, better battery, WiFi, and NFC into the D7200
Nikon D7200 is an incremental upgrade over the D7100, but the new model has learned some useful tricks. The new DSLR features built-in WiFi and NFC, both allowing photographers to transfer files wirelessly to a smartphone or tablet. Moreover, users can remotely control their camera using a mobile device.
The buffer of the DSLR is bigger and the continuous shooting mode stands at up to 6fps. The improved buffer supports up to 100 JPEG photos and up to 18 shots of 14-bit RAW files. If the quality of the RAW files is set to 12-bit, then the buffer can hold up to 27 shots.
The battery life is now slated at 1,110 shots on a single charge, up from the 950 shots of its predecessor. The Flat picture control added to the D5500 is now available in the D7200, too.
D7200 only records full HD videos, although Nikon fans were expecting 4K video support
The remainder of the Nikon D7200 specs list is similar to the one found in the D7100. The camera comes with a built-in optical viewfinder with 100% coverage and a fixed 3.2-inch 1,228,800-dot LCD screen, and a shutter speed range between 30 seconds and 1/8000th of a second.
The DSLR features a built-in flash and it supports external flash guns up to an X sync speed of 1/250th of a second. The camera comes with a self-timer, autofocus assist lamp, and a 1.3x crop mode.
Nikon’s new APS-C camera can record full HD videos at up to 60fps in crop mode. The full mode supports full HD videos up to 30fps. The D7200 comes with a built-in stereo microphone, and USB 2.0 / microphone / headphone / HDMI ports.
Weathersealed Nikon D7200 will become available this April
Nikon D7200 is weathersealed, so it will be resistant to dust and water droplets, just like its predecessor. Its body weighs 675 grams / 23.81 ounces and measures about 136 x 107 x 76mm / 5.35 x 4.21 x 2.99 inches.
The DSLR comes with a timelapse video recording mode and a couple of SD card slots. The company says that one of the SD memory cards can be used as a backup, so the same photos will be recorded on both cards, in case one of them fails.
The D7200 will be released this April for a price of $1,199.95, which is a bit more expensive than the D7100. Potential suitors can already pre-order the device at Amazon and Adorama.
Nikon will also sell the D7200 with an 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens kit for a price of $1,699.95, which is available for pre-order at Amazon and Adorama.
Alongside the D7200, Nikon has introduced the ME-W1 wireless microphone, which has a range of 50 meters. It will be released this March for $249.95.