Nikon D7200 Review - The D7200 is Nikon's latest DSLR, and it's aimed at being their best APS-C model to date. Does it succeed? Read on to find out...

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Nikon D7200

Image Quality:90%


  • Addition of NFC connectivity aids one-touch image sharing and smartphone connection; Wide range of control buttons aid customisation; AF system impresses thanks to 51 points


  • Changes in design of the camera body are sadly lacking; LCD screen somewhat underspecified and lacking in any kind of articulation of touch functionality


Nikon D7200 Review


Price as reviewed:

£939.00 (body only)

Nikon D7200 Review – First Look

Nikon sprung something of a surprise this morning with the announcement of its latest DSLR – the Nikon D7200.

The model takes the place of its predecessor – the D7100 – at the top of the manufacturer’s DX format range and promises to be an impressive DSLR.

We awarded the Nikon D7100 a Gold Award when we tested it back in 2013, and if the D7200 builds on the success of that camera then it should score similarly well.

Nikon D7200 product shot 2

Nikon D7200 – First Look

As has been the case with other recent Nikon DSLRs, although the D7200 does offer a range of new features it’s certainly more a case of evolution rather than full-blown overhaul of the specification.

One of the real headline new feature concerns the camera’s connectivity. The D7200 becomes Nikon’s first DSLR to incorporate NFC, enabling the camera to be connected to a similarly NFC-enabled device with a simple touch.

Once connected, photographers can transfer images to the device with a simple touch. Alternatively, the D7200 still features Wi-fi technology for the transfer of images as well as the wireless control of the camera’s shooting settings.

Perhaps most interestingly, Nikon states that the D7200 borrows a host of it’s under-the-bonnet capabilities from Nikon’s popular ‘FX’ range of DSLRs, a series which traditionally caters for the professional photographer.

For example, for the first time in a DX camera the D7200 is capable of acquiring focus in lighting conditions as low as -3EV. Nikon states that such capabilities will aid both shooting in demanding conditions and capturing video as well.

Video is another area where the D7200 is well specified, as the model now features a dedicated movie setting menu which allows for settings such as advanced audio and ‘Picture Control’ settings to be modified.

Elsewhere the D7200 retains the same DX format, 24.2MP sensor, although the upgrade to a EXPEED 4 image processor should ensure that image quality is improved. The new processor also assists the continuous shooting speed, with the D7200 now capable of shooting at 6fps.

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Nikon D7200 First Look – Final thoughts

Although the D7200 doesn’t represent a huge improvement on its predecessor, it does add a few elements which will no doubt prove welcome.

The incorporation of NFC functionality will be a bonus for those looking for quick connectivity, while the utilisation of the next generation processor will always improve performance and image quality.

You’ll be able to find out more about the latest model in our full review as soon as we get our hands on the camera, so stay tuned for the full verdict.

The Nikon D7200 will be on sale from 19th March 2015 priced at £939.99 body only, or £1,199.99 with Nikon’s 18-105mm lens.

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Nikon D7200 Review - Image Quality
  3. 3. Nikon D7200 Review - Verdict
  4. 4. Nikon D7200 Review - Sample Image Gallery
  5. 5. Nikon D7200 - First Look
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