Nikon D7200 SLR Camera: Pros-Cons, Alternatives and FAQ

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Nikon D7200 DX-format DSLR Body (Black)

The Nikon D7200, a mid-size SLR camera, was released by Nikon in 2015. It is a professional-grade SLR, featuring a 24 megapixel CMOS sensor. The D7200’s weather-sealed body makes it particularly suitable for sports and wildlife photography.

Nikon D7200 DX-format DSLR Body (Black)

After 8 years since its introduction, is D7200 still relevant? We will take a look at key specs of this 24 megapixels Nikon camera and let you be the judge if it fits your photography journey at this point.

We’ll also answer some frequently asked questions to help you figure out based on dozens of questions we received at Pixinfocus since the camera’s launch in 2015.

Let’s dive in!

What Stands Out in 2023: Nikon D7200 Pros and Cons

D7200 Pros:

      Two user modes to store settings
      Water resistant and rugged body
      Additional 1.3x crop factor for telephotos
      Compatibility with various RAW converters
      Allows for flexibility in lens choice
      Excellent light sensitivity for low light environments
      Faster frame rate & larger buffer
      Fast shutter speeds up to 1/8000 sec

D7200 Cons:

      Need to use Nikon’s Capture NX-D to export images as 16-bit TIFFs
      Lens choice is critical for stunning shots
      No total Lock options on the body
      Steep learning curve for new Nikon Capture NX-D & View NX-I

Key Specs of Nikon D7200:


Sensor: 24 megapixels
Sensor Size: APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor Type and Processor: CMOS, Expeed 4
Max Sensor Resolution: 6000 x 4000
Image Ratio: 3:2, 16:9 (w:h)


ISO Range: Auto 100-25600
Booster ISO (min-max): expandable to 102400

Nikon D7200 DX-format DSLR Body (Black)


Viewfinder: Optical (pentaprism) with a screen size of 3.2″
Viewfinder Screen Type: TFT-LCD
Viewfinder Magnification: 0.94× (0.63× 35mm equiv.) with 100% coverage


Autofocus Settings and Modes: Contrast Detect (sensor); Phase Detect; Multi-area; Center; Selective single-point; Tracking; Single; Continuous; Face Detection; Live View
Autofocus Points: 51
Focal Length Multiplier (Crop Factor): 1.5×
Does the D7200 have a Manual Focus: Yes
Lens Mount: Nikon F

Nikon D7200 DX-format DSLR Body (Black)

Photography Features:

Min.Shutter Speed: 30 sec
Max.Shutter Speed: 1/8000 sec
Self Timer: Yes (2 or 10 seconds)
Continuous drive: 6.0 fps
Exposure compensation: ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)

Videography Features:

Video Resolutions: 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
Video Formats: MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone: Stereo
Speaker: Mono
Does D7200 have a Microphone Port? : Yes
Does D7200 have a Headphones Port? : Yes

Battery, Weight and Dimensions:

Battery: EN-EL15 lithium-ion battery
Weight (including Batteries): 765 g (1.69 lb / 26.98 oz)
Dimensions: 136 x 107 x 76 mm (5.35 x 4.21 x 2.99″)

Storage Type:

D7200 supports SD,SDHC,SDXC; dual slots type memory cards


D7200 (body only) price: US$1144.95 (Check current price at Amazon)

Nikon D7200 DX-format DSLR Body (Black)

Nikon D7200 Alternatives:

Nikon D7500 DX-Format Digital SLR Body
D5600 DX-format Digital SLR Body
Canon Digital SLR Camera Body [EOS 80D] with 24.2 Megapixel (APS-C) CMOS Sensor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF - Black
Nikon D750 Digital SLR Camera Body (Renewed)
Nikon D7100 24.1 MP DX-Format CMOS Digital SLR with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 Auto Focus-S DX VR ED Nikkor Lens


What year did the Nikon D7200 come out?

D7200 came out on 2 March 2015.

How much does D7200  weigh?

765 g (1.69 lb / 26.98 oz) with batteries. Given the average weight of a DSLR camera is 675.3 g (1.49 lbs), 90 grams more than the average, D7200 can be considered as a lightweight Nikon camera.

Does Nikon D7200 have image stabilization?

No, it does not have image stabilization.

What is the maximum shutter speed for D7200?

Maximum shutter speed for D7200 is 1/8000 sec.

Does the D7200 have a touch screen?

No, it doesn’t have a touch screen.

Does D7200 have Live View?

Yes, you can activate Live View to view and compose the shot on the touchscreen.

Does D7200 have built-in flash?

Yes, it has a pop-up flash with with a range of 12.00 m (at ISO 100)

Can I use an external flash with Nikon D7200?

Yes (via hot shoe).

Where can I access  Nikon D7200 user’s manual?

Click to access the Nikon D7200 online manual at Nikon’s official site.

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