It is easy to see why Nikon rates among the very best camera brand in the world today. With so many outstanding cameras to their name already, the introduction of the Nikon D7200, an improvement on the D7100, only showed their consistency, dynamism and desire to please their customers.
In this post, we will consider Nikon D7200’s core specifications, reviews and how much it goes for in the current market in Zambia.
Nikon D7200 price in Zambia
Nikon D7200 can be purchased for anything between KW390, 000 and KW730, 000 depending on the spec and variant. The variation in the prices is as a result of some certain factors which include the place and period of purchase. The currency exchange rate at the period also affect the price the smartphone goes for.
Nikon D7200 key features
- 2MP CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter
- Multi-CAM 3500DX II 51-point AF system, all sensitive to -3EV
- 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor, used for 3D subject tracking in AF-C
- ISO 100-25,600, with ISO 51,200 and 102,400 black and white modes
- 6 fps continuous shooting (7 fps in 1.3x crop mode) with increased buffer depth
- 1/8000 sec maximum shutter speed
- 2″, 1.2M dot RGBW LCD display
- 1080/60p video (1.3x crop only) with clean output over HDMI and Flat Picture Control
- Dual SD card slots
- Wi-Fi with NFC
- Magnesium alloy weather-sealed body
Nikon D7200: Things you will like about the Camera
- The camera boasts one of the very best APS-C image quality with outstanding JPEGs and wide Raw dynamic range.
- It also features an impressive AF subject tracking performance through the viewfinder option
- It is one of the best in low-light performance.
- Nikon D7200 features a well-designed Auto ISO feature which is also available in the M mode.
- The battery capacity is very lovely.
- It features excellent ergonomics and interface design
- It is portable; this makes it very easy to move from one place to the other.
- It covers Wide AF area with solid 51-point coverage
- The controls are nice and relatively easy to use.
Nikon D7200: Things you may not like about the Camera
- The camra lacks control of aperture in live view or movie modes
- Live view does not feature representation of exposure.
- It also lacks peripheral cross-type AF points for smoother operation and capture.
- While the camera features smooth movie autofocus, it is too fast and jumpy and can be frustrating.
- The Live view autofocus mode can be very sluggish in response in many applications.
Nikon D7200 Review
Let us take a deeper look at the features and specifications of the Nikon D7200.
Body and Design
Nikon D7200 maintains almost the same design as its predecessors. It features a mid-size DSLR with magnesium alloy and weather-sealed body. The overall body is concealed with buttons, knobs, and I/O ports, just like you’d expect in a typical D-series.
There is a dedicated AF assist lamp in front of the camera. Also, we could see the DOF preview button, and a customizable Fn button well placed in front. There are a few other keys and buttons gently placed at the left of the camera. These keys include the flash, bracketing, and AF/MF mode. There are also camera ports on the left. As expected, the rear of the camera features the standard Nikon layout, with most buttons placed on the left side of the LCD. Items like the directional controller, live view/video switch, and rear control dial are well placed on the opposite side.
Controls and Handling
Like you’d expect in a Niko camera, the D7200 controls are smooth and evolutionary. The twin dials are mainly used for regulating exposure, monitoring aperture and regulating shutter speed. In the A and S modes, where one of the knobs is idle, the other can either be used to regulate Exposure Compensation or ISO.
The dials are also used with the camera’s switches, which allows fast access to riches of key features. The White Balance, Qual and ISO keys on the left back of the camera, alongside the AF, BKT and Flash switches on the front combine with the two dials to allow access to core features and fine-tuning the features’ settings as required.
There are not so many differences here as well when compared with other Nikon D7-series. Generally, menu navigation is done with the multi selector feature, although you can also achieve the same by configuring the device’s front and rear dials to navigate among options as well. Pressing the camera’s peripheral help button will drop-down descriptive text unfolding the option selected.
The D7200 features a seemingly updated AF module: the Multi-CAM 3500 II. While ensuring similar wide range coverage and high density as in the D7100, the module brings an even more enhanced sensitivity to every AF point. All points rate down to -3EV, which rates the among the highly rated in the section. While this may not sound so exciting, it is enough to mean that the system will continue to work in low-lit environments.
This is one of the most spectacular features of the Nikon D-Series. The D7200’s Wi-Fi experience is a somewhat two-tiered affair. The easiest way to use the camera’s Wi-Fi is using the NFC – a strategy Apple recently developed to most of its smartphones – although this is somewhat restricted as it does not allow camera pairing of any sort.