For our money, it’s simply the best DX-format camera ever, with satisfyingly high-end features, handling and performance
Remember the D300 and D300s? Those ‘professional’-grade DXformat cameras set such a high standard that the ‘consumerclass’ D7000 and D7100 struggled to fill their boots. In some respects, the D7200 is only an incremental upgrade, but most of its key features have been revamped.
In terms of handling, the D7200 is remarkably similar to current full-frame favourites like the D610 and D750. There’s not much difference in size or weight either, although the new D750’s main body section is a little less chunky.
As a DX body, the D7200 is a good choice for action sports and wildlife photography, where the 1.6x crop factor of the sensor stretches the telephoto reach of lenses. It also has a swift sixframes-per-second maximum burst rate, increasing to seven frames per second in 1.3x crop mode, which further extends the focal length magnification effect. Better still, whereas the previous D7100 had a relatively small memory buffer that could be filled with as few as six RAW files, the D7200 has a more capacious buffer for up to 18 to 35 RAW files, depending on bitdepth and compression settings.
Autofocus, metering and auto white balance give accurate results. Colour rendition and contrast are similar to that of the D750, although retention of fine detail is relatively poor at very high ISOs. Apart from that, overall performance is excellent.
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We say… Edges ahead of the D5500 in terms of performance and quality.
Autofocus, metering and white balance are very accurate and highly consistent