Nikon D7200 Review

April 13, 2015 | Amy Davies | |

Specifications

Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective angle of view Nikon DX format; focal length in 35 mm [135] format equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX format angle of view
Image sensor DX, CMOS, 23.5 mm x 15.6 mm
Total pixels 24.72 million
Dust-reduction system Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
Effective pixels 24.2 million
Image size (pixels) DX (24 x 16) image area: (L) 6000 x 4000, (M) 4496 x 3000, (S) 2992 x 2000; 1.3 x (18 x 12) image area: (L) 4800 x 3200, (M) 3600 x 2400, (S) 2400 x 1600; Photographs with image area of DX (24 x 16) taken with live view selector rotated to "movie live view" in live view: (L) 6000 x 3368, (M) 4496 x 2528, (S) 2992 x 1680; Photographs with image area of 1.3 x (18 x 12) taken with live view selector rotated to "movie live view" in live view: (L) 4800 x 2696, (M) 3600 x 2024, (S) 2400 x 1344
Storage file formats NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed or compressed; JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression (Size priority), Optimal quality compression available; NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Storage media SD, SDHC (UHS-I compliant), SDXC (UHS-I compliant)
Dual card slot 2 Secure Digital (SD) cards, Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage or for separate storage of copies created using NEF+JPEG; pictures can be copied between cards.
File system DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3, PictBridge
Viewfinder Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage DX (24 x 16) image area: Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical; 1.3 x (18 x 12) image area: Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
Magnification Approx. 0.94 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m-¹)
Eyepoint 19.5 mm (–1.0 m-¹; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment -2 to +1 m-¹
Focusing screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Depth-of-field preview Yes, Pressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (other modes)
Lens aperture Instant return, electronically controlled
Compatible lenses Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses, AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (A and M modes only). IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses can not be used. The 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).
Shutter type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed 1/8000 to 30 s, in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time, X250
Flash sync speed X = 1/250 s;, synchronizes with shutter at 1/320 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320 s)
Release mode S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), Self-timer, MUP (mirror up)
Frame advance rate JPEG and 12-bit NEF (RAW) images recorded with DX (24 x 16) selected for Image area CL: 1 – 6 fps, CH: 6 fps; JPEG and 12-bit NEF (RAW) images recorded with 1.3 x (18 x 12) selected for Image area CL: 1 – 6 fps, CH: 7 fps; 14-bit NEF (RAW) images recorded with DX (24 x 16) selected for Image area CL: 1 – 5 fps, CH: 5 fps; 14-bit NEF (RAW) images recorded with 1.3 x (18 x 12) selected for Image area CL: 1 – 6 fps, CH: 6 fps. Maximum frame rate in live view is 3.7 fps.
Self-timer 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 – 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
Remote release modes Delayed remote, quick-response remote, remote mirror-up
Metering method Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G, E, and D lenses), color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses), color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data; Center-weighted: Weight of approximately 75% given to 8 mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 6, 10, or 13 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 8-mm circle); Spot: Meters circle with diameter of about 3.5 mm (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
Metering range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F) Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 – 20 EV, Spot metering: 2 – 20 EV
Exposure meter coupling CPU, AI
Mode Auto modes (auto; auto (flash off)); scene modes (portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait; night landscape; party/indoor; beach/snow; sunset; dusk/dawn; pet portrait; candlelight; blossom; autumn colors; food); special effects modes (night vision; color sketch; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); U1 (user settings 1); U2 (user settings 2)
Exposure compensation Can be adjusted by –5 to +5 EV, in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, in P, S, A, M, SCENE, and night vision modes
Exposure lock Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity ISO 100 to 25600, in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, In P, S, A, and M modes, can also be set to approx. 1 or 2 EV (ISO 102400 equivalent; monochrome only) above ISO 25600; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, Off
Autofocus Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500 II autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors; f/8 supported by 1 sensor), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 – 3 m/1 ft 8 in. – 9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range –3 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Lens servo 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 (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus points 51, Can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points
AF-area mode Single-point AF; 9-, 21-, or 51-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Built-in flash Auto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, party/indoor, pet portrait, color sketch: Auto flash with auto pop-up P, S, A, M, food: Manual pop-up with button release
Guide Number Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
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 modes Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off; Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
Flash compensation -3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; blinks after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System Nikon CLS supported; commander mode option available
Sync terminal AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
White balance Auto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view), choose color temperature (2500 K – 10,000 K), all with fine-tuning
White balance bracketing Exposure, Flash, White balance, ADL
Live View - Modes Photo live view, Movie live view
Live view - lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F) Manual focus (M)
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)
Movie - metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie - metering method Matrix or center-weighted
Movie - frame size (pixels) and frame rate 1920 x 1080: 60p (progressive), 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p; 1280 x 720: 60p, 50p; Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively, options support both high and normal image quality; 1920 x 1080: 60p and 50p are available only when 1.3 x (18 x 12) is selected for Image area in the movie shooting menu
Movie - file format MOV
Movie - video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie - audio recording format Linear PCM
Movie - audio recording device Built-in or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Monitor 8 cm (3.2–in.) diagonal, TFT monitor with approx. 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment, Approx. 1229k-dot (VGA; 640 x RGBW x 480 = 1,228,800 dots)
Playback Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, and auto image rotation
USB Hi-Speed USB, Connection to built-in USB port is recommended
HDMI output Type C HDMI connector
Audio input Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio output Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
Accessory terminal(s) Wireless remote controllers: WR-1, WR-R10 (available separately), Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately), GPS unit: GP-1/GP-1A (available separately)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) standards IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) operating frequency 2412 – 2462 MHz (channels 1 – 11)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) range (line of sight) Approximately 30 m/98 ft (assumes no interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) data rates (actual measured values) 54 Mbps Maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard. Actual rates may differ.
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) security Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) access protocols Infrastructure
Supported languages Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Battery One EN-EL15 rechargeable Li-ion battery
Battery pack Optional MB-D15 multi-power battery pack with one Nikon EN-EL15 rechargeable Li-ion battery or six AA alkaline, Ni-MH, or lithium batteries
AC adapter EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5B power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket 1/4–in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 135.5 x 106.5 x 76 mm (5.4 x 4.2 x 3.0 in.)
Weight Approx. 765 g (1 lb 11.0 oz), with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 675 g (1 lb 7.9 oz; camera body only)
Operating environment - temperature 0 °C – 40 °C (+32 °F – 104 °F)
Operating environment - humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories 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