New Nikon D7200 announced!

Nikon have announced a new model - an addition to the range - the D7200.

Sitting just above the D7100, the D7200 improves on the D7100 in several areas - key areas if you are in to action shooting.
The D7100 has always been criticised for the size of its' continuous shooting buffer which allows only 6 Raw (NEF Format, 14-bit Lossless compressed) shots before stopping to write the data to your memory card. The new D7200 offers a 18 shot raw buffer and Jpeg buffer has increased from 50 (Jpeg Fine, Large image area) to at least 100 shots.

The D7200, also offers an improved 24mp APS-C (DX) format sensor with no low-pass filter which promises improved noise performance. This is coupled with the new EXPEED 4 image processor which is what provides the extra speed capability of the D7200.

The D7200 also includes a 51 point (central 15 cross-type) professional standard AF system Multi-Cam 3500DX II with detection capability down to -3EVof all points (D7100 -2EV) - so a very wide area of the frame is covered and low-light AF performance should be outstanding.

ISO range of the D7200 goes from 100-25,600 and adds 51200, and 102,400 black and white modes and frame rate sits at 6fps or 7fps if the (very useful) 1.3x crop mode is engaged- both unchanged from the D7100.

The D7200 also incorporates Wi-Fi and NFC for easy transfer of images and sharing your photos.

Video now includes a 1080p/60 mode in 1.3x crop mode.

Battery life has also shown an improvement from 950 shots to 1110 shots - always welcome!

The remainder of the D7200 specification remains largely unchanged from the D7100 - which is very highly specified so good news here.

So overall, a substantial number of improvements over the D7100 (which remains in the range) with  pricing at £939.00 for the body only, and £1,119.00 for the 18-105mm kit the D7200 would seem to represent an excellent and reasonably priced alternative to other manufacturers APS-C bodies for action work.

Park Cameras will have some of the first available UK stocks of the Nikon D7200 around 19th March and will be offering a FREE extra 1 year warranty, as well as 12 months interest free credit and enhanced part exchange.

Shot using the Nikon D7200: 300mm f/5 1/1000 sec ISO-1600

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As a d7100 user for the last year its great to see this upgrade. The buffer upgrade is good. The af improvements will help but the noise issue is where I'm keenest to see the much needed improvements. Its a shame the frame rate couldn't reach 10 per second but you can't have everything at such a competitive price! Mike Smith keen enthusiast bird in flight photographer in Sheffield South Yorkshire.

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