The new expeed 4 processor allows the D7200 to process images 30 per cent faster than its predecessor, the D7100. It has an increased buffer capacity that lets you shoot 18 consecutive RAW 14-bit lossless compressed images, 27 12-bit compressed shots, or 100 JPEG frames. It also features a 6-frame per second continuous shooting mode. And in its crop mode, it can shoot 7 frames per second.
With built-in WiFi and NFC, the camera can connect several compatible smart devices, allowing one to control the camera settings remotely. The D7200 also has brand new picture controls that help craft an image to one’s personal sense of expression. The controls can even be used in Live View mode, allowing one to see how they will impact the shots.
Its lightweight weather-sealed magnesium alloy body also houses a brand new 24.2 megapixel sensor with 51 auto focus points that captures images with much more accuracy and higher detail than the D7100. The D7200’s battery lasts up to 1,100 shots.
This full frame DSLR allows one to shoot an uncompressed as well as compressed Full HD 1,080 video at 30/25/24p and also 1080 at 60/50p in the 1.3x crop mode. Auto ISO sensitivity is now available in manual mode too, ensuring a smooth exposure transition while shooting videos.
The D7200 is also compatible with the new ME-W1 wireless microphone that captures crisp and detailed audio.
The camera is available as a ‘body only’ in case one already has Nikon DX series lenses, and also with a kit lens of 18-140 f/3.5-5.6 ED VR, which is versatile enough to shoot both portraits and landscapes.
The D7200 is a camera aimed at photography enthusiasts who need a DSLR to keep up with their passion without spending a bomb on it.
(Gagandeep Singh Sapra is The Big Geek at System3. He can be reached at email@example.com)