Nikon D7200 – Better Where It Counts

Sometimes when manufacturers update their cameras, it is not always so impressive. But when you invest in better bidlkvalitet it’s always interesting, and with the new technology of sensor in D7200 is this exactly what Nikon made.

Looking through the old recipe, the Nikon D300S camera, it is taking place just D7200 under Nikon full frame segment. With that in mind you can of course say that it is aimed at enthusiasts who have not yet, or don’t want to, take the step up to full-frame models D600 or D750 (which is the cheapest full-frame cameras from Nikon).

Earlier this year launched D5500 which is a notch below D7200 with a bunch of updates and D7200 goes in the same footsteps as far as updates. The sensor is the same as before, but it’s a generation newer and the hardware around it is improved. With D5500 meant a noticeable image enhancement compared to the model before. So now all that’s left is to see if D7200 receives the same boost in picture quality.

Updated hardware

One of the most important updates are the new Expeed processor, 4.One of the great achievements we managed to do this is to Expeed is much less 4 battery than its predecessor, it makes the whole camera survives longer on a single charge. Over 1100 images should be able to burn off on a single charge. Burst shooting will remain at the same level, six frames per second to seven, and if you choose to use crop mode where the sensor is cropped with 1, 3 x so you can get even a shot more in the second.Autofokusmodulen comes from the full form ata clean D750 but is adapted to the smaller sensor, which ensures quick and safe focusing.According to Nikon autofocus themselves operate down to-3 EV. Even bildbufferten is greater with the new sensor.

However, the camera is relatively similar to the predecessor, if not very similar. The grip is in no way bad actually, but after that Nikon made about grip on D5500 in comparison with 5300 – and it was so much better – so I had perhaps some small hope that the grip would be slightly better even on D7200. But it was perhaps being unfairly high expectations.

Finally timelapse

I’m certainly not alone in thinking that timelapse is pretty funny, but on the other hand, it must not be too complicated. Admittedly, it’s not really hard to put together what in retrospect, it also gives more control over the finished film. But there is something liberating in that only select slicer, how often the camera will take a picture and how long it should go on, and then start the shooting, and that the camera is churning out a finished movie in the end. It requires quite a bit of control, relatively little knowledge but the outcome can still be really good if you have a fun scene. As before, you can also make use of the range the shot and then put together the images afterwards, then with the ability to adjust each image individually and also have left every single image.

In the automatic mode, it does not retain the separate images, but only the film, which will be the result.

While we’re on the topic of moving image so it can be worth taking up the new video features of Nikon D7200. One of the news is the new color mode» Even «.» It is meant to be used when one film to provide a file that is easier to work with later. The contrast is lowered, the colors desatureras and on the whole, the picture becomes a little sadder. But it is precisely in order to improve the finish. Otherwise, you can now shoot in 60 fps in 1080 p, but only in the cropped 1, 3 x mode. Which is a bit boring because it cropped mode provides something inferior sharpness, not so violent, but noticeable if you are studying, which we so clearly made. 50 or 60 pictures per second can of course also get if you choose to go down the resolution to 720 p. For film enthusiast also had a fold-out screen has been a great asset, but it has chosen to not have on D7200. A fold-out screen is a small compromise in sustainability, the fold-out screen is the more vulnerable to strokes and scratching. The design becomes more fragile.

It is also possible to output a clean HDMI signal from the camera, which means that it can be used to record video on an external device, or to broadcast live (as we did during the Photo exhibition 2014 with D750 and D800).

D7200 provides color images up to iso 25600, which at present may seem a bit churlish. There are APS-C sensors that go up to at least 51200. But Nikon has a solution to it. You may choose to go up to 51200 ISO 102400 and also in D7200, but then you have to settle for monochrome image files – even if you are shooting in raw form. The reason is simply that Nikon does not think the colors are when pushed up the sensitivity that loud, and has instead chosen to make these modes of black and white. It would certainly be able to find that it could be up to the user to determine if the colors were too bad. But that is not the case this time.

Wireless transmission

Bear N on Nikon Sweden mean that we should stop saying that the cameras have built-in wifi, and instead talk about what it actually means for users. And he has a point. Just to mention that a camera has built-in wifi, which D7200 have, doesn’t say much about what you can actually do with it. For those who do not engage in photography and is not used to the cameras and their terminology, so says the expression» built-in wifi «not something about the functionality.

With D7200 lets you control the camera using the smartphone/Tablet app, but you’ll have to settle with just a touch of the pictures, the exposure is not possible to change through the app. The big advantage is the image transfer. D7200 has three different kinds of image transmission, either, you can transfer images directly when you select them out, which is perhaps the most common type of transmission. The other option is to select the photos to be transferred and the next time you connect the camera to the app kept these pictures over automatically. A rather smart mode if you’re shooting in a place where you don’t want to or can’t take with your smartphone. The third mode is that you can choose to transfer the images directly when put, something that can be useful for example if you directly want to be able to view your photos on a bigger screen, such as a tablet.

The focus keeps as promised

Focus module from the D750 do manage to focus down to-3 EV, and the undeniable that both focus and track subject with 3D focus in very dark environments. The camera manages to focus without protest, although I must up to 51200 ISO to get sufficiently fast shutter speeds. It’s quite well done. The following focus doing well also, the easiest way is of course to follow designs that stand out from their surroundings, but also a little harder motif can handle it good.

D7200 makes really good pictures. The sensor is the same as that mentioned earlier in D7100 but electronics around the sensor is new, which means that it has the same fine image quality as D7100. It also has a larger dynamic range, and more details, go to pick out from the shadows and noise curbed better.

The quality of the video clips is also good, the only thing that’s a little bit sad is that quality will be slightly lower (not essential, but still noticeable) when you use 1, 3 x mode, which you have to get up at a higher frame rate, or if you want to use it as a quick zoom function.


D7200 is a really good camera for the enthusiast who is a notch below the full-frame cameras. Both picture and video quality is really good. The features are well balanced and together they create a package which is impressive.

Nikon lets technology falling down from professional models allow the key features such as autofocus, metering and so on works flawlessly and quickly.

You should compare with one of its competitors, Canon 7 d Mark II, so get with it a noticeably faster burst shooting. But Nikon kameran have slightly higher resolution and, above all, a better dynamic range. Although it mainly at high ISO, but do we know that you often shoot in low light, so maybe it might be worth to sacrifice speed for better image quality.