Nikon is known to make great updates when it comes to the DSLR line of products, and the Nikon D7200 seems to follow that trend. Even though there are only minor improvements from its predecessor (the D7100), it still remains a great camera. However, given that the D7100 is placed at a lower price point, it can be tough to recommend this successor.
Would You go For The Nikon D7200 or The D7100?
So what are the differences between the Nikon D7200 and the D7100? Well, there are improvements with regards to the buffering for burst shooting, as well as a step up in the improved range of quality when shooting above ISO 1600. There’s now also the inclusion of a time-lapse movie creation mode that gets thrown into the mix.
The DSLR also gains wireless connectivity, although the Nikon app leaves much to be desired when using it. But for those who can get away with the subpar wireless capability, know that you are able to get photos with qualities that are right on the money.
Both shooting at JPEG or RAW formats provide a bit better quality in the D7200 than that of the D7100. When shooting above ISO 1600, it has slightly finer-grained noise and details are better looking above this ISO as compared to its predecessor. Other than that, shooting with the D7200 still feels pretty similar to its predecessor.
This series of DSLRs from Nikon does pretty well and it would seem that it still continues that tradition with this camera. It can even be deemed that it is more or less very identical to the D7100, albeit some minor improvements. Aside from the slight step up to its shooting capabilities, it is even turns on faster. You can power on, focus, and shoot in a matter of 0.3-seconds. However, live view on this model is still pretty sluggish especially when under low-light conditions.
DSLRs are also made to last and this aspect can also be seen in this particular Nikon DSLR. It is built solidly and shooting with it feels like it can handle falls from a moderate height (but try not to unless you’re really trying for a stress test).
Overall, the Nikon D7200 is a solidly built camera that does improve on a number of factors from the D7100. However, those added features may not be enough for those who already have the D7100 to upgrade into the newer model. Therefore, it all boils down to whether or not you would want to upgrade or not.