Nikon D7200 DX-format DSLR Body

Brand: Nikon
Model: 1554
EAN: 0018208015542
Category: Gadgets & Tools
Price: $570.99  (127 customer reviews)
Dimension: 4.21 x 5.35 x 2.99 inches
Shipping Wt: 1.49 pounds. FREE Shipping (Details)
Availability: In Stock.
Average Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

24.2MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor EXPEED 4 Image Processor No Optical Low-Pass Filter 3.2" 1,229k-Dot LCD Monitor Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps Multi-CAM 3500 II DX 51-Point AF Sensor Native ISO 25600, B&W to ISO 102400 [Read more]

Features

  • 24.2 MP DX-format CMOS image sensor
  • No Optical Low-Pass Filter (OLPF)
  • 51 point autofocus system
  • 6 frames per second (fps) shooting capacity
  • Built in Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication (NFC) for instant sharing
  • EXPEED 4 image processing; ISO Sensitivity: ISO 100 - 25,600.Lens mount: Nikon F mount, (with AF coupling and AF contacts)

Top Reviews

This Work Horse Easily Competes with Full-Frame Cameras!
by mdpautzke (5 out of 5 stars)
October 14, 2015

When looking to purchase a camera, my main concerns were low light capabilities, battery life, time-lapse capabilities, and cost. This camera exceeded all my expectations.
- It handles higher ISO very well. I'm very big on night photography. I usually will set the camera on 3200 - 6400 ISO and this has done an amazing job at keeping noise levels down and preserving detail.
- There is a built in intervalometer for time-lapse. Some limitations are that you can have a max of 30 second exposures. However, that should cover 99% of your scenarios.
- Battery life is phenomenal! When taking normal everyday photos, I have gotten 2000+ images on one charge. When doing long exposures, battery life is cut down to 1/3 as it takes battery to hold the shutter open. You can expect to get 5-6 hours of a 30 second exposure time lapse.
- Image quality is fantastic, and the burst of 6 photos a second is more than I need.
-Not having the deep pockets for a full frame camera, this was a great alternative. It easily competes with full-frame!
-Have taken more than 30,000 images in the short time I have owned the camera and not a single problem. Work Horse.

As an image can say much more than words, I will leave you with these samples.
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It's not the newest Nikon DX DSLR, but it's well worth every penny
by David K (5 out of 5 stars)
January 18, 2018

I did a lot of research before deciding to purchase the D7200, so I knew exactly what I was getting. When it comes to cameras and lenses, I highly recommend that you do the same as well. Every photographer's needs are different, and every camera is different. So, you'll need to consider your budget, what you are shooting, what your future plans are, and your current lenses before making a choice.

The D7200 is a highly capable DSLR and I cannot go into all its features here. What I will try to do is explain why I chose the D7200 over its newer siblings in Nikon's DX lineup, and hopefully that will help make your choice clearer.

The D7200 is perfect for my needs. I wanted a camera that offered me enough control so I could experiment in any way I wanted to. It needed to be reliable and rugged. It needed to be capable enough to let my creativity go wild. While not as rugged as the more professional Nikon DSLRs, the D7200 checked all the right boxes for me.

I chose it over the D7500 because I really wanted the dual card slots. For me, the other improvements the D7500 offered could not justify the additional cost of the newer body. The other camera to consider is the D500 (if you are looking for DX cameras), but that was beyond my budget. The money I did not spend by going for one of the more expensive cameras, I spent on a better 70-300mm lens.

I shoot still life, children and landscapes most of the time. The D7200 gives me everything I need for these scenarios. The sensor is sharp and the resolution amazing, and as I found out, can bring to light any deficiencies in your shooting methods. It really forces you to learn how to improve technique if you want super-sharp images. I find this a welcome challenge, but others may not.

I paired the body with a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
. For a medium zoom, after much agonizing, I finally went with the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM FLD Large Aperture Standard Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital DSLR Camera
. Lastly, I added the new Nikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR f/34-8 Fixed Zoom Digital Slr Camera Lens, Black for a tele zoom. The reason I spent the extra money for the FX version of this lens instead of the much cheaper DX version is because the FX version includes a hardware VR switch. In the DX version, VR can only be controlled from the body, and the D7200 does not offer that control so you can never turn the VR off. This may be an issue in situations where you do not need VR, so I spent the money saved on the body here, on the better lens.

The D7200 is a great camera, and with the current discounts, I highly recommend getting a new body before they go out of stock. Unless you are a pro who needs the super-fast continuous shutter speed and tougher body of the D500, or someone who prefers a larger sensor FX camera, the D7200 will not in any way stop you from capturing the images you envision. However, if video is your primary focus, the newer bodies may be a better choice.

I highly recommend Thom Hogan's Complete Guide to the Nikon D7200 and Steve Perry's (of Back Country Gallery) Secrets to the Nikon Autofocus System (for any Nikon DSLR) to help you get the most out of the sophisticated tool that the D7200 is. These books are available directly from the authors' sites.
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I'm a REAL photographer again!
by J. Lavaroni (5 out of 5 stars)
February 3, 2017

It had been a long time since I had time for photography and I was not sure I really needed a DSLR when there are so many decent point and shoot systems out there. But I am really glad I took the chance on this camera. I had forgotten how much I loved photography and how good I actually was. This camera challenges me to make critical decisions about my photography and gives me the tools to execute on the decisions I make. I jumped right back in and am shooting almost entirely on manual mode and the quality of my shots is outstanding (most of the time ;-). I am trying to give the Program modes a shot at making some of the decisions for me - especially when I am not in a thinking mood, and just want to shoot like a P&S and they do a great job. I'll never make money off my photography but I have quickly become the defacto photographer for every family event and it is always with me on my hikes and travels and has all the settings I need to switch from street to landscape to portraiture depending on where I am at any given moment. I have a long way to go before I master all the intricacies but this system has reawakened a passion in me and makes me feel like a kid again, exploring a talent that I had let go completely dormant. If you can commit some time to practice and want the flexibility and power that a DSLR can give you, the D7200 is a great camera for prosumers and has a decent selection of DX lenses. It would be nice if Nikon would invest in super wide DX lenses the way they do for FX but off brand manufacturers are filling the space nicely. Unless you need massive enlargements I doubt you will ever miss the full format system.
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Don't wait, buy it today.
by Tony (5 out of 5 stars)
October 23, 2016

Wow

Bought this camera as a replacement for a D90 mainly for astrophotography work.

No low pass filter allows the sensor to gather more of the spectrum. The ring nebula showed it's multi-colored hues in a 30 second exposure, on the D90 it was monochromatic. Still has good electronics to allow use in the brightest of conditions.

The image detail is fantastic. The only problem is going to be storage space as the files are double the size of the D90.

Controls are familiar to anyone using a Nikon built in the last couple of decades being pretty much the same except for the Selection Dials (PSAM) on the left, there are two of them and they are stacked, both requiring a release to be actuated before thaey can be turned. A little tricky for arthritic fingers.

Able to use all my D90 lenses so I didn't have to reinvest in another infrastructure to remain flexible in my shooting choices.

The retailer was fantastic as always, don't get caught up in the super discount .sites that are trying to sell Grey Market as American Market (Warrantable) cameras.
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This is my favorite DX camera to date and contrary to popular beliefs
by Giang Vu,Top Contributor: Photography (5 out of 5 stars)
November 22, 2016

This is my favorite DX camera to date and contrary to popular beliefs, the D7200 is a massive upgrade over the D7100. Low light and high ISO settings performance are much better and the focusing system is extremely good (more accurate focusing over the D7100). I take this camera everywhere I go and just love the photos coming out of this camera. This camera has the performance of Nikon's full frame cameras, but at the price of a cropped sensor camera. All the controls and dials are very well thought out and it won't be a stranger if you're used to Nikon D610 and D750. Unless you need the ultimate low light performance of a full frame camera (which is marginally better than this camera), then the D7200 is the right camera for a semi-pro shooter. I ended up leaving my Nikon D810 at home most of the time and this little guy gets to travel with me 90% of the time. Just get some good lenses for it and you will be amazed by the quality of this camera.
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Auto focus issues
by Carl Douai (1 out of 5 stars)
September 16, 2018

I bought the Nikon D7200 camera and a Tamron 70-200 2.8 lens expecting to get some great shots of my gymnast this season. The camera and lens advertises superior auto focus ability. I have taken 100's of photos in the gym and all have been blurry beyond recognition. I had a week of beach shots that were fantastic. While not a professional photographer, I am not a stranger to SLR cameras. After doing some research , Nikon auto focus appears to be a common issue.Unless all you want is photos of bright sunny subjects,stay away from this camera/lens combination or you will be wasting $2000. I've seen people with IPhones get better quality pictures than I can take with this camera. After yesterdays embarrassing 3 hour shoot of a gymnastics event, I will be looking to return this crap.
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An excellent upgrade from a D3200
by Thomas M (5 out of 5 stars)
February 14, 2017

I bought this after using a Nikon D3200 for nearly 4 years and decided I needed something a little bit more advanced to continue with my photography. There were two features I was really looking for and excited about using in this camera: the first being the ability to bracket with ease, whereas when I was shooting on my D3200 I had to manual bracket and did so with success for years but I was wanting something a little bit more accurate and faster for my HDR editing purposes, the second feature was the built-in focus motor which the D3200 lacked and I wanted because I was gifted several older lenses, a Nikon 50mm f/1.4 Al-S, a solid piece of glass which my old camera wouldn't even recognize and a second 50mm f/1.8D that again my D3200 wouldn't recognize in Manual mode as eve being attached to the camera. Older lenses typically need a focus system built into the body of the camera to function correctly. The D7200 has a really professional feel to it and the added features are what really sold me on it, and since having received it, I must say that I am incredibly pleased with it!
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PRO CAMERA AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE
by DC (5 out of 5 stars)
January 7, 2018

I do product photography and use it for travel photos. D7200 has new features that make this camera a vast improvement over the D7100 that I had for 5 years. It has a metal body that will take a lot of abuse. It shows you the focus points it used after the shot is viewed--so you don't have guess whether the object you're shooting is in focus. I carry this with me on the airlines and it gets a lot abuse. I dropped the D7100 more than once. I use multiple lenses that are easy to change and the camera is easy to handle with zoom and wide angle lenses. It many of the features that $6,000 cameras have but is less bulky. Note the new D7500 has a plastic body.

You can get good shots out of the box. But get the "Mastering Nikon D7200 by Darrell Young--on Amazon. He shows you how to set up the camera like a pro. Adobe Photo Shop and LIghtroom have a new upgrade that lets you create breath taking photos with great detail using their dodge and burn brush to alter both exposure and colors of photo details.
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Excellent Purchase - More than the sum of its parts.
by John Smith (5 out of 5 stars)
July 1, 2018

More than the sum of its parts.

I own a number of cameras that on paper are fundamentally equivalent to the D7200. These are mainly Sony offerings and I have a lot of experience with these competitive products. Often when you are trying to address the 'Quality' of something as complicated as a modern DSLR it is hard to define one feature that makes the camera outstanding.

I feel the Nikon D7200 consistently produces high quality images - even when pushed to its performance limits.

This camera is my now my 'go to' generic unit, The 18-140 lens is ideal, the unit is tough and weather resistant (I'm rough on gear), the focusing/metering system is excellent - though many of the Sony camera's I own on paper are supposedly superior - in the field this is just not the case.

On the down side the menu system is a tad antiquated (though the Sony menu system is also a little odd) - I'm not a big WiFi. BT or Video person - so I cannot comment on this - I use drone technologies for video and a dedicated video camera (Sony) - I use the D7200 for traditional still images.

In this price range, I really think this camera is hard to beat - I had considered other products - Pentax K70, and a myriad of Canon offerings - even Nikon's next offering in this class cannot match the D7200 - this mystifies me a little.

As a final note, this was a replacements for a Nikon D7100 that I lost in deep water (long story) - there is supposedly little difference on paper between the 7100 and 7200 Nikons - in reality, not so - the D7200 is a much better camera when reviewed in the field - which really did surprise me based on reviews stating the difference was marginal - it is not.

In summary - I'm super happy with the purchase and I learned a valuable lesson - cameras may have similar specifications on paper - it is only when they are used as an integrated system that real judgments can be used.
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Great Camera!
by Nick (5 out of 5 stars)
July 15, 2015

We bought this camera primarily for my wife and our photography business. We have both been using the Nikon D7000 but didn't upgrade when the D7100 came out because it seemed to be an incremental upgrade and not worth the cost, at least at that time. The D7200 on the other hand was quite a jump from our D7000 and we decided to pull the trigger and get one after hearing of the product release.

The D7200 has performed perfectly and the jump in low light capabilities helps tremendously. We may not upgrade our second D7000 this year but will definitely be getting another D7200 when we do.

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