Nikon D7200 Key facts
Image sensor and processing
The performance of the 24.2-megapixel image sensor and newer-generation EXPEED 4 image processor represent big improvements on the preceding D7100. The standard sensitivity range is also greater, at ISO100-25600.
The new-generation Multi-CAM 3500DX II autofocus module is better able to perform in near-darkness (-3EV) while serving up 51 AF points (15 cross-type). The central AF point enables autofocus with lens/teleconverter combinations that have a widest aperture of f/8.
The six-frames-per-second maximum burst rate increases to seven frames per second in 1.3x crop mode (lacking in the older D7100). The memory buffer is also much larger, with space for 18 to 35 RAW files, whereas the D7100 only had room for six to nine RAW files.
In our tests, the D7200’s metering proved more consistent than that of both the D5500 and D610, despite the fact that it uses the same 2016-pixel 3D Colour Matrix II metering module. The matrix metering mode works particularly well, even in really tricky lighting conditions.
More upmarket than the D5500, the D7200’s body shell is mostly constructed from magnesium alloy, although the front panel is polycarbonate. The D7200 is weather sealed for greater environmental protection, at least when using similarly weather-sealed lenses.
Need to know
More sporty than the D5500, the D7200 features a faster maximum burst rate, and a faster maximum shutter speed of 1/8000 sec (matched only by the D810 in this test group). While the D5500 and D750 have built-in Wi-Fi, the D7200 also has NFC (Near Field Communication).