2015-03-02

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