Cameras reviews

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200 is the most senior representative of the range of Nikon DX-cameras. D7200 is not too different from its successful predecessors D7100 and D7000, which is not bad.

Among notable innovations, one can find only Wi-Fi and NFC, which is not enough at all.

In all other respects, it is still the same good-quality camera with the maximum functionality. Some people mistakenly believe that the quality of the image has something to do with cost, but this is simply misleading. The picture will be the same as on the D3300 or D5500. The difference is only in the ease of use and the number of programmable buttons. It is worth mentioning that the touch screen is available only for D5500, and D7200 does not have one. In addition, the D7200 screen even does not rotate.

Nikon also modified the sensor and ISO works rather well. Now you can shoot something moving in the dark without additional lighting. Here is an example on the ISO 8000:

Earlier, the use of telephoto at night was a big problem. Now, if you do not use a tripod, telephoto scope expands with high ISO and even the ISO 12800 looks quite bearable:

So the border between FX and DX cameras becomes even less perceptible. Nikon is trying to hold this border artificially by blocking certain functions in software. For example, on the D7200, autofocus cannot recognize faces but Nikon D750 does it. However, it is such a small thing that I am not sure it is worth difference in money asked for a full-frame device. Nevertheless, there is a feature of a 100% crop linked to the central joystick button, which is useful for deleting blurred shots when you shoot a lot.

For other features, D7200 is not inferior to its “big brothers”. This camera will satisfy the needs of 99.9% of the photographers. It is suitable for all subject matters in any conditions. After all, it does not matter what you use for shooting.

You get 24 megapixels without a low-pass filter (anti-aliasing), which is redundant for household needs. Besides, this resolution will allow you to have the rate of six frames per second, which is enough even for sport, if you do not make money.

Traditionally, Nikon possesses excellent color rendition and enthusiasts emulate them even on the Canon cameras. I love to shoot the scenery in Vivid mode, then paint become vibrant but not acidic.


In addition, with the ability to shoot at high ISO you cannot worry too much even when the sun went down behind the horizon.

Nikon D7200 has a built-in motor – “screwdriver”, so you can experiment with old lenses, while they even do not have autofocus. In addition to the “screwdriver”, exposure metering for older non-autofocus lenses is supported. Therefore, you will greatly facilitate the life of the old Soviet-type Peleng lens.

Of course, everything will work just fine with the legendary Nikon 50mm F / 1.8D:

You can use two SD-card to store, which we welcome, since you can plug an SD card in almost any laptop without an adapter.


One can use cards in parallel for redundancy and in series to increase the volume.

A built-in flash supports the batch mode. However, for serious work I still advise to use a radio synchronizer. It happens even though in the command mode, the flash is activated at minimum power, and it can be seen on the reflective surfaces like in this picture:


The external flash on the left highlighted the clock. On the glass between its hands, you can observe a visible glare cast by the built-in flash in command mode.

Besides, there is a useful HDR mode in the D7200. I use it both in the dark and in shooting against the light. This is without HDR:


А здесь HDR включен. Here HDR enabled:


Just try to avoid moving objects in a scene in HDR mode. The previous photo shows two points in the sky. They are a flying bird turned into two points in a multiple exposure mode.

Unfortunately, there is no panorama mode; therefore, you will have to stick it together manually. Besides, there is no built-in GPS.

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