At times it can seem DSLR-makers only add features when they need to, but the Nikon D7200 has fairly up-to-date wireless connectivity. It has Wi-Fi, and NFC to make pairing with compatible phones that bit easier.

Cameras like the Nikon D7200 are not intended to lure you in with flashy extras, though, or to provide the sort of speed pro action shooters are after. Instead, you get solid everyday speed that actually falls slightly below several rival CSCs at the price, at this point.

The software side of the Nikon D7200 Wi-Fi also wipes the floor with that of most other manufacturers. As well as transferring images and controlling the shutter remotely, you can alter camera settings like aperture, shutter speed and ISO from your mobile phone or tablet. Not bad, right?

There’s also a small pop-up flash, again giving you a sense of having all you need to get on with, adding to the Nikon D7200’s accessibility.

 What is the Nikon D7200?

The Nikon D7200 is a DSLR that, while not bottom-rung like the EOS 1200D, is reasonably affordable, and offers simple operation that’ll appeal to those who don’t want to get knee-deep into the manual side of photography. It gets you the DSLR benefits of lens choice and good image quality, without the daunting learning curve.

The DIGIC 6 processor lets you shoot at 5fps, which has become the bog-standard speed level for any self-respecting everyday DSLR. It’s the same speed as the 700D too. What has changed, though, is the buffer. The 8-frame RAW file limit may not sound impressive, but being able to shoot up to 940 JPEGs in burst does.



If you’re keen to dive right into some of the more advanced principles of photography, also consider the Nikon D7200, which has the same insides but more manual controls.

Want to keep it simple? The only serious issue with the Nikon D7200 is that it doesn’t offer as good dynamic range as its rivals, the Nikon D5500 and Pentax K-S2.

50D: Design and Handling

If jaw-dropping, dynamic style is high on your camera priority list, you’re unlikely to come to a DSLR for it. The Nikon D7200 has the classic DSLR look, with a chunky black body that most people will only be able to set apart from other entry-level models by looking at the name badge.

It’s practical, not a preener.

Being a lower-end model, the Nikon D7200’s outer parts are polycarbonate rather than magnesium alloy, which is only found on rather more expensive models. It doesn’t feel ultra-high-end, then, but its still tough.

There’s no creaking or warping of the parts that make up the Nikon D7200’s shell, and it has an aluminium skeleton underneath the plastic to help keep everything rigid. A slightly lower-end construction also helps keep the camera light.

It’s 25g lighter than its predecessor the Nikon D7200, and feels nicely low-heft for a DSLR

It’s 25g lighter than its predecessor the Nikon D7200, and feels nicely low-heft for a DSLR, without getting rid of the large hand grip. The next step would be to add weatherproofing to more affordable cameras like the Nikon D7200, but that’s not here yet. This is still reserved for Canon’s more expensive cameras.

A light, polycarbonate body camera may become a disadvantage if you’re looking to mount giant fast lenses, but if you want to sample some of Canon’s cheaper high-quality options like the bargain 50mm f1.8 lens, they’ll suit the Nikon D7200 perfectly.

What’s rather more specific to the Nikon D7200 is a very laid-back control style. It has just the single manual control wheel up on the top plate, and a very easy-to-reach mode dial.



This style is a total opposite to the 750D’s brother, the Nikon D7200. That model is roughly £50 more and gets you more manual controls plus an extra display on the top plate, for a much more ‘pro’ feel.

If you think your next camera is likely to be a stepping stone onto more serious photography and, one day, a real top-end DSLR, the 760D is a much better bet. Think you’ll stay best friends with the Auto mode? There’s no shame in picking the Nikon D7200. By cutting down on the number of controls has been able to make the few that do feature very easy to access. This camera is easy to use, and — let’s not overstate the matter — does still give you plenty of manual control if you’re after it.

The mode dial features priority modes that let you control one main element such as aperture or shutter speed, letting the camera sort of the rest to best suit that setting. We use these easy manual modes about 90 per cent of the time.

Nikon D7200: Screen and EVF

The Nikon D7200 provides all the basics when it comes to previewing and reviewing your images. There’s a 3-inch vari-angle display on the back whose panel is the same found on the 700D. It’s a 1.04-million-dot Clear View II LCD, with a 3:2 aspect to match the camera’s sensor. Touchscreen support means you can pick your focus point with a finger when using Live View too.

Fitting in perfectly with the camera’s fairly easy style, the Nikon D7200 screen tilts out and up/down to make seeing what you’re shooting when holding the camera above or below your head easy. And at all sorts of odd angles. It’s a smooth, high-quality vari-angle mechanism.


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Unlike most DSLRs, there’s also not a huge performance penalty for using the LCD rather than the viewfinder to preview the image, called Live View in photography circles. As the Nikon D7200 uses on-sensor phase detection pixels rather than stepping right down to pure contrast detection software AF, it stays quick.

The one complaint we do have is about the viewfinder, not the screen. Being a cheaper model, it only offers 95 per cent coverage of the frame, meaning the shot will actually capture a bit more than you can see through the viewfinder. That’s the same coverage as the Nikon D5500, although the similarly-priced Pentax K-S2 manages 100 per cent coverage.

8.2 Total Score

Nikon has taken their flagship D5 DSLR and most of its high-end features and distilled all of this into a smaller, but still very durable metal body. The full-frame sensor is replaced by an 20.9MP APS-C sized chip

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    Anonymous April 14, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    This is my first “genuine” camera and it is really awesome. I’ve taken it out on a week long road trip just however the 500 photos I took turned out extraordinary! I’ve bought this to take in somewhat more. However I do love it!

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    Anonymous April 14, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Wonderful Product! This is my first DSLR. At first, it was difficult to use. But, it became damn easy after taking the first few shots.

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    Anonymous May 25, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Got the DSLR and started firing up my camera and got some good shots. Thanks infibeam for the discount and nikon for the Leather Bag, 8GB card and a admission in the nikon school. Camera is easy to operate light as a feather. If photography is your hobby then this is the camera to watch for. Even beats canon 1200D with great ISO.

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    Gourav December 9, 2015 at 12:00 am

    First of all good service from, timely delivery before the expected date. Coming to the product, this is my first DSLR and I have researched online for at least 3 months before getting into a conclusion. It is by far the best among the beginners level DSLR in the 25-45k range. Got confused whether to buy Nikon D3300 or Nikon D5200 but chose this one due to better ISO and faster processor and newer version. I am using this camera since almost 2 months now and after using this I am shocked how can a beginners DSLR give performance like this.Before heading into the review, I would like to mention the contents of the box.⦿⦿⦿⦿⦿⦿⦿IN THE BOX:⦿⦿⦿⦿⦿⦿⦿⦿ Nikon D3300 Body, with body cap.⦿ Nikkor AF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR II Kit Lens.⦿ EN-EL14a Li-ion Battery, with a terminal cover.⦿ MH-24 Battery Charger.⦿ UC-E17 Data Transfer USB Cable.⦿ EG-CP14 AV cable.⦿ Nikon Strap.⦿ View NX2 CD-ROM.⦿ User Manual.⦿ Warranty Card x 2 1. Two years Warranty Card with the serial Number of the Camera 2. One year International Warranty Card with the serial number of the lens [Note: Though the two warranty cards comes with either one of the serial numbers, that does not mean it is only applicable to the lens or camera only, both the warranty cards are applicable to both camera body and lens.

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    Jaseel JP September 19, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Nikon has released a new kit lens in 2016 that is compatible with D3300. There are various kit lenses before it. This is what you need to understand :AF- S 18-55mm VR – oldestAF- S 18-55mm VR II – oldAF- P 18-55mm VR- latestThe “P” stands for a stepping motor, a newer technology which makes the lens significantly quieter (almost silent) and slightly faster. The new lens has also slightly better performance at wide open settings. And it has VR- Vibration Reduction for image stabilization. You can read the Ken Rockwell review of this lens.I’ve seen many people being angry at the seller for sending them the AF-P VR lens which is the latest, complaining that they did not get the VR II lens. You should be actually thanking them for sending you the latest lens and not the old one.The new Kit lens requires a firmware update for Nikon D3300( V1.01). But the orders placed now and afterwards will receive cameras with the latest firmware inbuilt.About the camera, you know its the best. Splendid image quality equivalent to higher end Nikon DX cameras. So even if you buy the D7200, there wouldn’t be a big difference in image quality. The controls n features change.Reasons why you might want to consider Canon 1200D(1300D has no worthy improvement) :1) You want DSLR quality photos. Nikon just does it better. But Canon’s still a DSLR with a big sensor. Great photos there too.2) If you don’t shoot RAW or if you don’t post process your photos, get the Canon. (This is where Nikon’s sensor really shines, at getting the fine details back)3) You will get the 2 lens option with Canon under 23K (on good seasons) and that second lens is a 55-250mm IS II. A very good telephoto lens.

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