Nikon D7200 Review – The new D7200 offers small upgrades over its predecessor, but Callum McInerney-Riley asks, is this enough to improve upon the D7100?

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Nikon D7200

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Pros:

  • - Has lots of control buttons making it quick to change settings
  • - Quick AF system with a total of 51 points
  • - Built-in NFC connectivity for sharing with a smartphone or tablet

Cons:

  • - No touchscreen/articulation like others in the Nikon range
  • - No change in body design over the Nikon D7100

Product:

Nikon D7200 Review

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Price as reviewed:

£939.00 (Body only)

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Nikon D7200 Review – Metering, White Balance and Colour

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Like many of the Nikon DX-format DSLRs, the D7200 has a 2016-pixel metering sensor and features the three standard metering modes: matrix, centreweighted and spot. Overall, they perform well. I used matrix metering for the majority of my images, however, due to the large number of focus points, spot metering is also rather good.

There’s a variety of white balance options on the D7200, including two auto settings – one of which is warmer than the other – along with a large array of presets for different sources, custom colour temperature, and six manual settiongs. As there are so many options to choose from, Nikon has included a reduced white balance shooting menu, which can be customised by the user with their preferred presets. It’s somewhat confusing, but it is still preferable to having to scroll forever through a menu to find the right white balance setting.

Of the two auto settings, I found auto 1 could occasionally be thrown off by fluorescent lighting and would produce a warm magenta cast. Fortunately, all white balance settings, even the preset ones, can be adjusted for colour temperature from their default setting, and I often found myself doing just that.

Colours are rendered nicely, as we would expect from this type of camera. When shooting landscapes in JPEG mode, I opted to use the vivid picture style to give the colours a touch more punch than usual.

  1. 1. Nikon D7200 Review - At a glance
  2. 2. Nikon D7200 Review - Build and Handling
  3. 3. Nikon D7200 Review - LCD / viewfinder
  4. 4. Nikon D7200 Review - Focusing
  5. 5. Nikon D7200 Review - Metering, White Balance and Colour
  6. 6. Nikon D7200 Review - Image Quality
  7. 7. Nikon D7200 Review - Our Verdict
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