Nikon D7200 DSLR Camera

Last updated date: February 18, 2019

DWYM Score
9.1

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 144 expert reviews, the Nikon Nikon D7200 DSLR Camera placed 5th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
7.9
16 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.6
1,429 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Nikon’s D7200 produces some of the best image quality you can find, has dual SD card slots, and offers class-leading battery life.
- New York Times Wirecutter
Takes very good photos
- Consumer Reports
Great photo quality, solid performance and a sturdy body are the Nikon D7200's highlights.
- CNET
January 27, 0201 | Full review
The D7200 is built around a sensor with a resolution of 24.2 million pixels, a tiny increase on the D7100's 24.1 million pixels, while the body is pretty much identical, with the same weight and dimensions, and the same viewfinder.
- Tech Radar
November 21, 2018 | Full review
The ability of the D7200 to shoot in burst mode for far longer stretches than the D7100 is impressive.
- Lifewire
November 13, 2017 | Full review
The D7200 offers excellent image quality right out of the box. Colors are accurate and pleasing; images are generally crisp with lots of good details (even with the kit lens), and the D7200's metering is, for the most part, spot on.
- Tom's Guide
July 1, 2015 | Full review
If you’re looking for an enthusiast DSLR that takes great stills and is highly customizable, you won’t go wrong with this Nikon.
- Digital Trends
Best-yet APS-C image quality: good JPEGs and extensive Raw dynamic range
- DP Review
June 3, 2015 | Full review
It’s hardwearing and weatherproof, making it perfect for use outdoors. This would make a great nature photographer’s camera.
- Trusted Reviews
April 15, 2015 | Full review
The most important change in the Nikon D7200 is a significant increase in buffer depths, meaning that it can capture around two to three times as many shots in a continuous burst.
- Imaging Resource
March 1, 2015 | Full review
The general absence of image noise in shots is one of the most impressive features, with shots from ISO 100 to ISO 800 presenting a clean and clear frame.
- Pocket-lint
May 15, 2015 | Full review
Wi-Fi built in
- Tech Spot
Excellent control scheme.
- PG Magazine - SE Asia
The Nikon D7200 showed a very good performance in our noise tests when standard ISO speed settings were used. The camera keeps a level of about 0.6-0.7 percent between ISO 100 and ISO 800, then it rises slightly but still stays below 1.0 up to ISO 6400 mode.
- Shutterbug
August 11, 2015 | Full review
The control system is nice, with plenty of customizable buttons and dials. You can even reverse the direction of exposure indicators and dials in case you’re accustomed to another camera system’s controls.
- Popular Photography
June 1, 2015 | Full review
What experts didn't like
The D7200 is considerably more expensive
- New York Times Wirecutter
Camera may be slightly too heavy for some users
- Consumer Reports
Subpar wireless implementation and a fixed LCD display.
- CNET
January 27, 0201 | Full review
Screen not touch-sensitive
- Tech Radar
November 21, 2018 | Full review
Its APS-C sized image sensor is a bit of a disappointment.
- Lifewire
November 13, 2017 | Full review
Limited manual exposure control for video capture
- Tom's Guide
July 1, 2015 | Full review
Another bummer is that Nikon makes you go through a bit of menu tweaking in order to achieve 60p as well as reducing the angle of view.
- Digital Trends
No control of aperture in movie or live view modes
- DP Review
June 3, 2015 | Full review
Lacks Nikon's recent ergonomic improvements
- Trusted Reviews
April 15, 2015 | Full review
LCD monitor can't be tilted or swiveled
- Imaging Resource
March 1, 2015 | Full review
With the absence of a vari-angle LCD screen, the D7200 feels like an increasing minority at this level.
- Pocket-lint
May 15, 2015 | Full review
Screen not touch sensitive
- Tech Spot
6fps burst rate is slowest in class.
- PG Magazine - SE Asia
The 3.2-inch LCD screen is fixed, which is a little less convenient for still photographers and even less so for videographers.
- Shutterbug
August 11, 2015 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

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 102403

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