Nikon has announced the Nikon D7200 mid-level APS-C sensor camera.  

Nikon D7200
Nikon D7200

What you need to know about the Nikon D7200:

  • Body is nearly identical to the D7100, slight grip redesign similar to D750 and D5500
  • 24MP sensor (probably the same as in the D5500 – See my review of the D5500)
  • No Optical Low-Pass Filter (OLPF)
  • 51 AF Points, 15 cross type and Improved low light focusing capabilities
  • 6 FPS
  • Better/deeper buffer (allows more continuous shots before you see a slowdown. D7100 had a significantly smaller buffer.
  • Higher ISO range, 102,400 capable of B&W photos ONLY due to large amount of chroma noise.
  • 1080/60p ONLY in 1.3x crop mode
  • WiFi and NFC (NFC is a first for Nikon)
  • Better battery life, 160 more shots per charge vs D7100
  • Body only price: $1,196.95 – Preorder from B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon
  • Body with 18-140 lens price: $1,496.95 $1,696.95 Preorder from B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon (UPDATE: D7200 has been added to instant rebate list $200 savings)
  • Available/Shipping in MID MARCH

Rumors about articulating touch screen are FALSE.

Nikon D7200
Nikon D7200
Nikon D7200
Nikon D7200
Nikon D7200
Nikon D7200

 

My quick thoughts on the Nikon D7200

I was a fan of the D7100, it provides excellent manual controls and very good quality at a solid price. The value of the camera was high. I, like many photographers, were frustrated with the tiny buffer that really kept this camera from shining, it certainly made sports and wildlife photographers look for alternatives. It looks like they have addressed that issue and I expect this camera to perform well and sell well.

Nikon D7100 and D7200 – Can you tell the difference?


D7200 Back

D7100 Back

 

Nikon D7200 Preview

Nikon D5500 vs Nikon D7200 – Differences Explained Simply

They both offer 24MP sensors – likely the SAME sensor

The D7200 offers/Advantages over the D5500:

  • Full Manual Control and additional function buttons for customizing
  • larger more ergonomically designed camera (comfortable to hold for long stretches)
  • Auto focus compatibility with more lenses (in body focus motor, lacking in the D5500)
  • Faster AF system with 51 focus points (39 focus points in the D5500)
  • 6 FPS vs 5FPS in the D5500. D7200 can do 7fps in crop mode.
  • D7200 has a pentaprism viewfinder providing a brighter view and covers a full 100% of the image area. D5500 uses a pentamirror design which covers 95% of the image area.
  • Weather Sealing against dust/moisture
  • Increased top shutter speed 1/8000 sec vs 1/4000 sec in the D5500.
  • Increased flash sync speed 1/250 vs 1/200 in D5500

The D5500 offers/Advantages over the D7200:

  • Much lighter and smaller
    • D5500 weighs: 420 g (0.93 lb / 14.82 oz)
    • D7200 weighs: 675 g (1.49 lb / 23.81 oz)
  • More user friendly for beginners
  • Cheaper. Buying the D5500 saves you several hundred dollars

Who should buy the D7200?

Photographers looking to seriously grow and/or will need to be shooting in all weather conditions.  And photographers will access to older lenses that will work with the D7100.

Who should buy the D5500?

Photographers looking for an excellent quality DSLR (currently the best at this price point) where size and weight is important.

Watch my D5500 Review

 

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