Nikon D7200 Specifications and Key Features with Overview

A summary, as well as a brief explanation of the Nikon D7200 specifications and key features with details, are listed in this article. If you read this article till last, you’ll have a total overview of the Nikon D7200, despite not having the camera in your hands.

Key Features

  • Crop Factor: DX-format DSLR, 1.5x crop factor
  • Sensor: 24 MP CMOS sensor without an optical low pass filter
  • Continuous Shooting Speed: Up to 5 fps continuous shooting in 14-bit RAW
  • Crop Mode: 1.3x crop mode gives 13.5 MP images and up to 6 fps in 14-bit RAW or 7 fps in 12-bit RAW
  • Buffer: 13-22 shots in 14-bit lossless (as tested – Nikon advertises 18 shot 14-bit lossless buffer), 97 shot large fine JPEG (as tested)
  • AF System: New Multi-CAM 3500 DX II AF system with TTL phase-detection
  • AF Points: 51 points with 15 cross-type sensors. The Center sensor is capable of focusing f/8 lenses
  • ISO Range: 100 – 25,600 (full color), boost to 51,200-102,400 (black and white only)
  • Metering Sensor: 2,016-pixel RGB (3D Color Matrix) sensor
  • Processor: EXPEED 4 processor and 14-bit A/D Conversion
  • Storage: Dual SD Card Slots with SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory card compatibility
  • Pentaprism: Eye-level Pentaprism Single-Lens Reflex Viewfinder with 100% frame coverage
  • Video: Full 1080p HD video recording at up to 30p (1x mode) and 60fps (1.3x mode)
  • Timelapse: Up to 9999 shot in-camera time-lapse with exposure smoothing
  • Detection Range: -3 – +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
  • Body Type and Shutter: Magnesium-alloy body, superior weather/moisture, and dust seals, and a 150,000 cycle-rated shutter system
  • LCD: 3.2 Inch, 1,229K-dot LCD Monitor
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC: Yes

The D7200 delivers amazingly clear, crisp images and films without the need for an optical low-pass filter. To improve detail and tonality, the camera’s 24.2 MP DX-format CMOS image sensor works in tandem with EXPEED 4 image processing and NIKKOR lenses. For incredible low-light shots, this exceptional image quality is maintained up to ISO 25,600 (two full stops greater than the D7200’s predecessor).

To photograph monochromatic images in even more demanding lighting settings, you may now increase the ISO range to BW1 (51,200) and BW2 (102,400). Selecting the 1.3x crop option, whether shooting stills or video, increases the reach of NIKKOR DX and FX-format lenses, bringing you closer to sports, action, wildlife, and more.

With the D7200’s built-in Wi-Fi and NFC, you can easily share your amazing images, even when you’re on the road. To connect to the D7200, simply use NFC to tap your compatible smartphone or tablet to the D7200. 

Once linked, you may use your smart device to explore images on the D7200 and then text, email, or post online your favorites. You can also control the D7200 with your smartphone—see what the camera sees and snap photographs!

The D7200 is an excellent choice for sports, wildlife, and other quick action with its 6 fps* continuous shooting capability. It features a huge buffer capacity that can accommodate up to 100 continuous photos in JPEG/fine/large; up to 27 shots in 12-bit lossless compressed RAW; and up to 18 shots in 14-bit lossless compressed RAW and DX-format picture size. In continuous high-speed mode, switch to 1.3x image size and shoot approx. 7 fps*.

The maximum frame rate when utilizing live view is around 3.7 fps.


TypeSingle-lens reflex digital camera
Release Date2015-03-20
Body TypeMid-size DSLR
ProcessorExpeed 4

Dimensions and Weight

(W x H x D)
Approx. 135.5 x 106.5 x 76 mm/5.33 x 4.2 x 3.0 in.
WeightApprox. 765 g /1.49 lb / 23.81 oz with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 675 g/1 lb 7.9 oz (camera body only)

Nikon D7200 measures 135.5 x 106.5 x 76 mm (5.33 x 4.19 x 2.99 in′) and weighs 765 g (1.49 lb / 23.81 oz) with a battery and memory card but without the body cap. The camera body weighs only 675g ( 1.48 lb / 23.80 oz).

Nikon D7200 body size and weight

 Its weight is around average in its class, considering the average weight of DSLR-type cameras is 773g. It is likewise of average thickness, with a thickness of 76mm.

Image Sensor

Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeAPS-C
Sensor Dimension23.5 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area366.60mm2
Sensor Resolution24MP
Total Pixels16.9 Million
Effective Pixels16.2MP
Dust reduction systemImage sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)

Nikon D7000 DxOMark Sensor Scores

DxOMark is a benchmark that evaluates the picture quality of camera sensors scientifically. The picture quality of the Nikon D7000 sensor was assessed by DxO Mark and had an overall score of 80. The specifics of their Nikon D7000 analysis may be found here.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

The lack of an anti-alias (Low-pass) filter on the Nikon D7200 sensor is another notable characteristic. Removing the anti-aliasing filter improves sharpness and degree of detail, but it also increases the likelihood of more in some scenarios.

Let’s see how the APS-C sensor of the Nikon D7200 compares to other conventional sensor sizes.


ViewfinderEye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Viewfinder frame coverageDX (24×16) image area: Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
1.3x (18×12) image area: Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
MagnificationApprox. 0.94 x (50 mm f/1.4  )
Eyepoint19.5 mm
Diopter Adjustment-2 to + 1
Focusing ScreenType B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Reflex MirrorQuick return
Lens ApertureInstant return, electronically controlled
Depth-of-field previewPressing the Pv button closes the lens aperture to the setting set by the user (in A and M modes) or by the camera (other modes)


The D7200 features an optical (pentaprism) viewfinder built-in, making it simpler to shoot in bright sunshine and other conditions when using the LCD panel is difficult. 

The viewfinder has a magnification ratio of 0.63x and a coverage of 100%. 100% coverage means that what you see in the viewfinder when shooting is precisely what you’ll receive later in your image, allowing for more accurate framing and reducing the need for subsequent cropping.

Monitor Screen

Screen TypeFixed Screen
ScreenTechnologyTFT LCD
Screen size3.20 inches ( 8.12 cm)
Screen resolution1299k dots ( VGA )
Live viewYES
Frame coverage100%
Brightness AdjustmentYES
Touch screenNO

The Nikon D7200 sports a Fixed Type 3.20-inch LCD screen with a 1,229k-dot resolution. The Nikon D7200 has a 3.20″ screen that is bigger than typical and meets class standards in terms of resolution.

Unfortunately, the Nikon D7200 lacks a selfie-friendly display.


AutofocusNikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500 II autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors; f/8 supported by one sensor), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3 m/1 ft 8 in. to 9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range-3 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Lens servoAutofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus pointCan be selected from 51 or 11 focus points
AF-area modesSingle-point AF; 9-, 21- or 51-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus lockFocus can be locked by pressing the shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button

This is where the D7200 truly shines, and it makes me want to bring it home with me. The AF array on the D7000, D810, and D4s is beautiful and wide, reaching closer to the boundaries. It almost completely fills the picture in 1.3x crop mode.

The -3 EV sensitivity is a significant improvement over the D7000 in low light, and even better than the D4s and D810. I put this to the test when photographing the Virginia Rail in low light at ISO 20000, and the D7200 shone brightly. 

In low light, the D7000 was hopelessly searching since the 800mm + 1.25x combination surpassed its f/5.6 maximum capabilities. The D4s also searched for a while before settling in. The D7200 was the fastest to focus of the three.


AF TouchNO
AF ContinuousYES
AF TrackingYES
AF SelectiveYES
AF CentreYES
AF Multi-viewYES
AF Live viewYES
AF Face DetectionYES
AF Contrast detectionYES
AF Phase-detectionYES
Number of focus points51
Number of cross focus points15

In most cases, the Nikon D7200 offers both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems, ensuring fast and accurate focusing. The AF system features 51 focus points, 15 of which are Cross-type sensors. When compared to single-type sensors, cross-type sensors lock focus faster and more accurately.

Face detection AF is also available on the Nikon D7200, which intelligently identifies and locks focus on faces in the frame.

Video Recording

MeteringTTL exposure metering using the main image sensor
Metering methodMatrix or center-weighted

Frame size (pixels)and frame rate
1920 x 1080; 60p (progressive), 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p1280 x 720; 60p, 50p
Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25 and 23.976 fps respectively; options support both ★high and normal image quality
1920 x 1080; 60p and 50p are available only when 1.3x (18×12) is selected for image area in the movie shooting menu
File formatMOV
Video compressionH.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording formatLinear PCM
Audio recording deviceBuilt-in or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Maximum length29 min. 59 s (10 or 20 min. depending on frame size/rate and movie quality settings)
Other movie optionsIndex marking, time-lapse photography

You may capture films at a maximum quality of 1920 x 1080 at 60,50,25,24 fps and store them in MPEG-4 and H.264 codecs with the Nikon D7200. In most instances, the Nikon D7200’s full HD resolution will be enough. However, if you want the highest-resolution movies, check out our selection of the Best 4K (Ultra-HD) Cameras.

You might also consider the Nikon D7500, which has 4K video recording capabilities.

A Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker are included inside the D7200. Nikon D7200 also contains a microphone connector and a headphone jack for connecting external headphones, making it an excellent camera for high-quality filming.

I utilize histogram data and blinkies to assist me to adjust my exposures when I shoot manual. However, I generally start with matrix metering since I find it gets me very near and requires very little adjusting (I sometimes focus my camera and/or zoom on what I consider to be a representative region and lock my test exposure on that – call it “spot-average matrix metering”).

Matrix metering appears to be so wonderful currently that I seldom consider how it may be improved. The D7200 also includes accurate center-weighted and spot metering settings. I found the metering of the D7200 to be quite precise.

Compatible Lenses

Compatible lenses
Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses, AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (A and M modes only)

IX-NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used

The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the center focus point with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster)

The Nikon D7200 uses a Nikon F lens mount, which presently has 316 native lenses available. Nikon F mount not only boasts one of the greatest lens selections, but it also has backward compatibility, which means you can use F mount lenses from the 1960s. It is also widely supported by third-party manufacturer lenses.

Although the Nikon D7200 lacks a sensor-based image stabilization technology, 107 of these lenses provide optical image stabilization.

Best lenses for Nikon D7200

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm F5.6E ED VR, 

Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f2.8G IF-ED VR, 

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f1.8G, 

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G VR , 

Nikon AF Nikkor 80-400mm f4.5-5.6D ED VR , 

Nikon AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6G , 

Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM , 

Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD, 


TypeElectronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Speed1/8000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time, X250
Flash sync speedX=1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/320 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320 s)


Release modesS (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), Self-timer, MUP (mirror up)

Approximate frame advance rate
JPEG and 12-bit NEF (RAW) images recorded with DX (24×16) selected for image area: CL 1 to 6 fps, CH 6 fpsJPEG and 12-bit NEF (RAW) images recorded with 1.3x (18×12) selected for image area: CL 1 to 6 fps, CH 7 fps14-bit NEF (RAW) images recorded with DX (24×16) selected for image area: CL 1 to 5 fps, CH 5 fps14-bit NEF (RAW) images recorded with 1.3x (18×12) selected for image area: CL 1 to 6 fps, CH 6 fps maximum frame rate in live view is 3.7 fps
Self-timer2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
Remote control modes(ML-L3)Delayed remote, quick-response remote, remote mirror-up


MeteringTTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor
Metering methodMatrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G, E, and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if the user provides lens dataCenter-weighted: Weight of approx. 75% given to an 8-mm circle in center of the frame; diameter of circle can be changed to 6, 10, or 13 mm,

or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use an 8-mm circle)Spot: Meters circle with diameter of about 3.5 mm (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when the non-CPU lens is used)
Range(ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EVSpot metering: 2 to 20 EV
Exposure meter couplingCombined CPU and AI

Auto modes (auto; auto [flash off]); scene modes (portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait; night landscape; party/indoor; beach/snow; sunset; dusk/dawn; pet portrait; candlelight; blossom; autumn colors; food); special effects modes (night vision; color sketch; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key); 
programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); U1 (user settings 1); U2 (user settings 2)
Exposure compensationCan be adjusted by -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV in P, S, A, M, SCENE, and night vision modes
Exposure lockLuminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity(Recommended Exposure Index)ISO 100 to 25600 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV; in P, S, A, and M modes, can also be set to approx. 1 or 2 EV (ISO 102400 equivalent; monochrome only) above ISO 25600; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-LightingAuto, extra high, high, normal, low, off

Flash(Built-in and External)

Built-in flashAuto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, party/indoor, pet portrait, color sketch: Auto flash with auto pop-up, S, A, M, food: Manual pop-up with button release
Guide numberApprox. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Flash controlTTL: i-TTL flash control using 2016-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix or center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash modesAuto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off; Auto FP high-speed sync supported
Flash compensation-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flash-ready indicatorLights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; blinks after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoeISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative LightingSystem (CLS)Nikon CLS supported; commander mode option available
Sync terminalAS-15 Sync Terminal Adapter (available separately)

White Balance

White balanceAuto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view), choose color temperature (2500 K to 10000 K), all with fine-tuning

Live View

Live view modesLive view photography (still images), movie live view (movies)
Lens servoAutofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F)Manual focus (M)
AF-area modesFace-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
AutofocusContrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)


PlaybackFull-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, and auto image rotation


USBHi-Speed USB; connection to the built-in USB port is recommended
HDMI outputType C HDMI connector
Accessory terminalWireless remote controllers: WR-1 and WR-R10, Remote cord: MC-DC2, GPS unit: GP-1/GP-1A (all available separately)
Audio inputStereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio outputStereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)

Wireless Connectivity

StandardsIEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Operating frequency2412 to 2462 MHz (channels 1 to 11)
Range (line of sight)Approx. 30 m/98 ft (assumes no interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles)
Data rate54 Mbps; maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard; actual rates may differ
AuthenticationOpen system, WPA2-PSK
Wireless setupSupports WPS
Access protocolsInfrastructure


OperationNFC Forum Type 3 Tag

Power Source

BatteryOne EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Battery packOptional MB-D15 Multi-Power Battery Pack with one EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery or six R6/AA-size alkaline, Ni-MH or lithium batteries
AC adapterEH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5B Power Connector (available separately)


Tripod socket1/4 in. (ISO 1222)

Operating Environment

Operating environmentTemperature: 0 to 40°C/32 to 104°F; humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)


Supplied accessories (may differ by country or area)EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-25a Battery Charger, UC-E17 USB Cable, AN-DC1 BK Camera Strap, BF-1B Body Cap, DK-5 Eyepiece Cap, DK-23 Rubber Eyecup

Supported Langugaes

Supported languages
Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese


Nikon D7200 specifications and key features with details, are listed in this article. If you read this article till last, you’ll have a total overview of the Nikon D7200, make us believe that this camera can be used as a semi-professional DSLR camera. D7200 has the features of a camera that is used for professional photography, but in less budget.


Does D7200 shoot 4K?

NO. The D7200 can record Full HD video at up to 60 frames per second, but the D7500 is up to date and can shoot 4K video at 30 frames per second for up to 30 minutes.

Does Nikon D7200 have touch screen?

NO. Nikon D7200 has a noon-touch display that cannot be flipped or tilted. It means that the secreen is not selfie friendly as it it is fixed.

Does D7200 have autofocus motor?

YES. Because the D7200 has a focus motor, it will function with any AF lens produced since 1986. Even better, it has an aperture-ring feeler, so it meters with all AI and newer manual-focus lenses (1977 and up).

What is Nikon D7200 best used for?

if you pair the D7200 with one of Nikon’s professional lenses, you can use it as your primary camera for sports and action photography, but only if you can live with a slower burst rate and shallower buffer depth than today’s flagship speed-oriented cameras.

Does Nikon D7200 have HDR?

YES. Nikon offers a wide selection of DSLR cameras for amateurs, all having professional body internals and automatic HDR. The Nikon D7100 or D7200 camera offers the most user-friendly setup, especially when used with the Nikon DX 10-24mm lens.

Does the Nikon D7200 have WIFI?

YES. With the D7200’s built-in Wi-Fi and NFC, you can share your amazing images with ease, even while you’re on the road. To connect to the D7200 with NFC, just tap your compatible smartphone or tablet to the D7200.

Is Nikon D7200 a entry level?

Nikon’s D7200 is a good choice for photographers looking to upgrade from an entry-level DSLR or for those who are new to photography and aren’t afraid to invest a little money up front.

Is the Nikon D7200 discontinued?

YES. The Nikon D7200 was added to Nikon’s list of discontinued items. The D7500, which adds an articulating touchscreen, a higher maximum ISO, quicker continuous shooting, Bluetooth connectivity, and other improvements to the camera that was first released nearly three years ago.