Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200 front

Nikon D7200 summary

Nikon D7200 is Nikon's Advanced DSLR digital camera originally released on March of 2015. The camera has got a 24MP, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a full resolution of 6000 x 4000.

Nikon launched this model in an effort to replace the earlier Nikon D7100 (Read Full Comparison) and afterwards released the more recent Nikon D7500 (Read Full Comparison) as a way to update this camera.

The D7200 places at #23 out of 92 in Advanced DSLR cameras and over-all #137 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our collection. Please look at our Smart camera finder to see camera listings based on your personalized criteria.

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Here is a diagram of various factors used in the rating system.

Nikon D7200 history

The Nikon D7200 is part of a family of products. You can see the complete range below.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Nikon-D7500 front thumbnailNikon D7500
D7200 vs D7500
21MPAPS-C8.0 fps2017
Nikon-D500 front thumbnailNikon D500
D7200 vs D500
21MPAPS-C10.0 fps2016
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Nikon-D7200 front thumbnailNikon D720024MPAPS-C6.0 fps2015
Nikon-D7100 front thumbnailNikon D7100
D7200 vs D7100
24MPAPS-C6.0 fps2013
Nikon-D7000 front thumbnailNikon D7000
D7200 vs D7000
16MPAPS-C6.0 fps2010
Nikon-D300S front thumbnailNikon D300S
D7200 vs D300S
12MPAPS-C7.0 fps2009
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Nikon-D90 front thumbnailNikon D90
D7200 vs D90
12MPAPS-C4.5 fps2008
Nikon-D300 front thumbnailNikon D300
D7200 vs D300
12MPAPS-C6.0 fps2008
Nikon-D80 front thumbnailNikon D80
D7200 vs D80
10MPAPS-C3.0 fps2006
Nikon-D200 front thumbnailNikon D200
D7200 vs D200
10MPAPS-C5.0 fps2006
Nikon-D50 front thumbnailNikon D50
D7200 vs D50
6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2005
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Nikon-D70s front thumbnailNikon D70s
D7200 vs D70s
6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2005
Nikon-D70 front thumbnailNikon D70
D7200 vs D70
6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2004
Nikon-D100 front thumbnailNikon D100
D7200 vs D100
6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2002

Nikon D7200 Pros and Cons

Below is a collection of pluses and minuses of the Nikon D7200 based on things that are normally regarded as crucial in a digital camera.

2 card slots
change lenses (Nikon F mount)
comes with external mic support
comes with HDMI out
comes with headphone support
decent sensor resolution (24MP)
decent sized screen (3.2 inch)
delivers RAW formats
does not have low pass filter
environment proofing
good battery life (1,110 shots)
great ISO range (25,600)
great max shutter speed (1/8,000s)
great minimum ISO (100)
has built in flash
has manual focus
has Top screen
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
NFC support
offers face detection autofocus
offers tracking autofocus
screen has good resolution (1,229 k dots)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports phase detect autofocus
lack of image stabilization
max frames per second low (6.0 fps)
no articulating screen
screen is not selfie friendly
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Nikon D7200 Sensor info

The Nikon D7200 is run by the Expeed 4 processor. The sensor size in the Nikon D7200 is 23.5mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 367 mm² sensor can capture 6000 x 4000 pixels at aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS sensor boasts 24MP and provides a standard ISO range of 100 - 25600. This ISO can also be extended digitally to a high of 102400. RAW files are supported therefore you have wider margin for error.

Nikon made the decision to skip the low pass filter inside the Nikon D7200. This might result in more sharper pictures but could cause moire under certain circumstances.

The image below shows the D7200's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The D7200 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is presented in green.

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To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Nikon D7200 dimensions

Nikon D7200 has a weight of 1.69 pounds (765 gr or 26.98 ounces) and features external proportions of 136mm x 107mm x 76mm (5.4" x 4.2" x 3.0"). The weight of average Advanced DSLR camera is 776 gr so the Nikon D7200 is similar when compared with various competitors.

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Listed below is a photo of the Nikon D7200 with a softdrink to help you to have a feel for its scale.

Nikon D7200 dimensions scale

The top view here will illustrate the button design on the D7200.

Nikon D7200 topview buttons dials

Nikon D7200 Lens info

The D7200 uses the Nikon F mount and has 315 lenses that you can buy. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our database which will work with the D7200.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Tokina-AT-X-16.5-135mm-f3.5-5.6-DX-Nikon-F-DX lensTokina AT-X 16.5-135mm f3.5-5.6 DX17-135mmf/3.5-5.6 610g
Sigma-70mm-F2.8-DG-Macro-Art-Nikon-F-FX lensSigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro Art70mmf/2.8515g
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Carl-Zeiss-Distagon-T1.4-35-Nikon-F-FX lensCarl Zeiss Distagon T 1,43535mmf/1.4 830g
Tamron-18-400mm-F3.5-6.3-Di-II-VC-HLD-Nikon-F-DX lensTamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD18-400mmf/3.5-6.3 710g
Sigma-14mm-F1.8-DG-HSM-Art-Nikon-F-FX lensSigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art14mmf/1.81170g
Samyang-20mm-F1.8-ED-AS-UMC-Nikon-F-FX lensSamyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC20mmf/1.8497g
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Nikon-AF-S-Nikkor-500mm-F4E-FL-ED-VR lensNikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm F4E FL ED VR500mmf/4.0 3090g
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Nikon D7200 Connectivity

The D7200 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • NFC Yes
  • HDMI Yes
  • GPS Yes

Digital cameras that contain NFC or Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily copy images and at times adjust camera settings without connecting straight to the camera.

A few applications even enable a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external display. Nearly all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack with the USB port.

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Nikon D7200 Video info

The highest possible video quality in the Nikon D7200 is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p quality gives a great balance for video quality and file sizes but 1080p won't give you much room to crop. The body does come with both headphone and mic support making it very valuable whilst recording sound.

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Nikon D7200 Weather Sealing

Nikon D7200 has environment proofing which makes it a fantastic pick to use for tough environments. This is especially valuable when you are uncertain about the conditions you may encounter for outdoor photography.

Nikon D7200 Screen and Viewfinder

The Nikon D7200 has got a 3.2" fixed display boasting a resolution of 1,229k dots.

Please be aware that the display screen offers no touch support. The D7200 also has a Top screen in order to instantly see the camera's settings.

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The ViewFinder specifications regarding Nikon D7200 are below:

  • ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
  • Coverage 100 percent
  • Magnification 0.63x

Viewfinders can be very beneficial for bright outdoor conditions which may make the camera screen washed out and hard to view.

Nikon D7200 Shutter info

Nikon D7200 continuous shooting speed is 6.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/8000 sec.

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Nikon D7200 Flash and Hot shoe info

Nikon D7200 boasts both built-in flash and external flash support. The maximum flash sync speed is 1/250 sec.

Nikon D7200 Autofocusing info

Nikon D7200 boasts both Phase Detect Auto Focus along with Contrast Based Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster and accurate compared with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has got Face detection which can be handy for portrait photography.

The AF system has got 51 focus points to pick from. It also has Tracking Auto Focus for subjects that move. Nikon D7200 has got manual focusing if needed for low light conditions or you want to have more accurate control on focusing.

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Nikon D7200 Battery life

The battery life (EN-EL15) in the Nikon D7200 is fashioned to last for 1110 shots as per the CIPA measurements making it above average in comparison to its category. The average Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 909. Nikon D780 has the best (2260) battery life for this group of cameras.

Underneath is a number of Advanced DSLR cameras with the strongest battery life:

ModelVisualizeBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
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Nikon-Df front thumbnailNikon Df
D7200 vs Df
1400 yesnono
Canon-EOS-90D front thumbnailCanon 90D
D7200 vs 90D
1300 yesnoyes

Nikon D7200 for various forms of photography

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Nikon D7200 as a Portrait photography camera

The Nikon D7200 receives a score of 80 which is fantastic, meaning that it is a tremendous option for portrait photography. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor specs, RAW support plus the option to use off-camera lighting.

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focusing manually
good resolution (24 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
offers face detect autofocus
saves RAW files

Nikon D7200 Street photography details

With a very good points total of 63, the Nikon D7200 is a good fit to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera offers a fine balance of image quality plus portability.

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sensor size is decent (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
weather sealing
very good ISO range (25,600)
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization

Nikon D7200 Sports photography advice

A above average sports photography score of 72 indicates the Nikon D7200 is a respectable fit for photographing sports. A camera really should have excellent autofocus and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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high shutter speed (1/8,000s)
MP count good (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
features tracking autofocus
environment proofing
great battery pack (1,110 CIPA)
sensor has phase detect autofocus
very slow continuous shooting (6.0 fps)
does not have image stabilization

Nikon D7200 Travel photography info

Weight is very critical in buying a travel camera. All round, the Nikon D7200 gets a nice 69 for a travelling camera which makes it a very decent fit to purchase for your vacations.

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great battery life (1,110 CIPA)
weather sealing
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
flash built-in
display isn't selfie friendly

Landscape photography with Nikon D7200

For anyone who is looking to buy a digital camera for landscape pictures, the biggest factor will be image quality. The Nikon D7200 at it's great rating of 78 for a landscape camera is a superb choice compared to its competitors.

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has manual focus
swap lenses (Nikon F mount)
decent sized screen (3.2 inches)
decent sensor resolution (24 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
does not have anti-alias filter
good ISO range (25,600)
delivers RAW formats
weather proofing
great battery life (1,110 CIPA)
has dual storage slots
no image stabilization

Nikon D7200 Vlogging factors

A vlogging camera ought to have a articulating display, mic port and ideally image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Nikon D7200 is not really acceptable for vlogging as it receives a lousy score of 30.

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features face detect focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
includes mic port
display is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization

Nikon D7200 Alternatives

If you are in the market for alternatives to the D7200, here is a list of the highest placed cameras that fall into the category of Advanced DSLR.

The chart underneath will give you an overview of the D7200 compared to it's highest ranked competitors mentioned previously.

There are more cameras you may look into as alternate options. To go through a detailed comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Nikon D7200
Advanced DSLR
Physical type
Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Expeed 4
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
24 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution
6000 x 4000
RAW pictures
Max native ISO
Max enhanced ISO
Lowest native ISO
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points
Cross type focus points
Lens mount type
Nikon F
Amount of lenses
Focal length multiplier
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen size
3.2 inch
Resolution of screen
1,229k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage
100 percent
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
DXO Color Depth rating
DXO Dynamic range rating
DXO Low light rating
Minimum shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
Continuous shutter rate
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes
Auto, auto FP high-speed sync, auto w/redeye reduction, fill flash, rear-curtain sync, rear-curtain w/slow sync, redeye reduction, redeye reduction w/slow sync, slow sync, off
External flash
WB bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
Max video resolution
Video data format
MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
765 grams (1.69 lbs)
136 x 107 x 76mm (5.4" x 4.2" x 3.0")
Battery life
1110 pictures
Battery style
Battery Pack
Battery ID
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 seconds)
Time lapse recording
Storage type
SD/SDHC/SDXC (two slots)
Card slots
Launch pricing