Nikon D7200 Review – A Great Upgrade

The Nikon D7200 is one of those DSLRs that you would easily call a very decent upgrade. Taking points from the D7100 and improving them further, the guys over at Nikon must be patting their backs as a way of congratulating themselves for a job well done. It has an APS-C sensor and it is able to deliver great performance where it needs to. If you’re looking to upgrade your entry-level DSLRs, then look no further.

Nikon D7200 Review - A Great Upgrade

The Nikon D7200 is an Excellent Performer for the More Serious Photographer

The Nikon D7200 retains the company’s known build quality and durability that can be found in its other cameras. It feels confidently heavy and quite assuring while holding it in the hand. Even though the body is significantly heavy than its predecessors, or when compared to the company’s entry-level DSLRs, you might not find it much of a significant change, especially when you’re already accustomed to using DSLRs. However, if this is the first time you’re making the shift from a compact digital camera or a mirrorless one, then you would feel the weight in every way. Nevertheless, this weight is evenly distributed.

The entire body is made out of a durable plastic that is speckled all over. It has a large hand grip in order to aid photographers in holding, as well as shooting with the D7200. There is a three-way power toggle to turn the camera on, off, or turn on the backlight on the information screen. As for the left-side of the unit, you will find ports for mic-in, audio-out, HDMI, and microUSB. There are also two memory card slots that are placed within the plastic flap.

Even though this DSLR is more of an update to the D7100, the upgraded elements are fine but very noticeable. You get an upgraded imaging sensor, auto-focusing system, ISO performance, and an even better performance for burst shooting. To start, you will get a slight bump in the megapixel count as you will now have a 24.2-imaging sensor as compared to the D7100’s 24.1-megapixel.

Contributing to the overall image performance of the Nikon D7200 is the Multi-CAM 3500DX II auto-focusing mechanism, and it improves low light performance on a massive scale. Shooting with the camera and you will get a very nice reproduction of colors as it preserves chrominance details. Photos come out sharp and it even has a pretty decent video shooting performance. Ultimately, if you want to upgrade your entry-level DSLR with something a bit more professional, the you might want to check this model out.


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