Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D7200: Which one to opt?

Nikon has made its name in the world of photography due to various reasons, amongst them image quality is one of the prime one. Their viewfinder is also of high quality and the LCD monitor that Nikon uses is of high resolution. The build quality is superb because they make use of quality materials in the manufacturing of the product. Nikon has always kept coming up with new and improved product at regular interval. Few days back they launched the D7100 and now they have come up with D7200 to replace the older one. Now that Nikon has the new version on board, let’s see what new features have been incorporated in this D7200. If you are looking for some drastic upgrades, then you might be disappointed, but Nikon does have some beneficial additions up their sleeves.

Comparison of the Features

If you have not decided which device to select yet, then you can go through the features of both the DSLR to decide which one will be best suited for you. D7200 offers better connectivity over D7100 as the former comes with in- built wireless connection, whereas the latter provides an optional connectivity. Maximum ISO that can be achieved by Nikon D7200 is 102,400 as compared to that of 25,600 of Nikon D7100. This shows that Nikon D7200 possesses 300% higher maximum ISO when compared to Nikon D7100. The Nikon D7200 has high dynamic range as well as color depth along with better and improved low light ISO in comparison to D7100.

Nikon D7200
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Common Features

There are several common features of both the camera as well. In both of them you will find the below mentioned similarities –

  • In-built flash
  • Optical viewfinder
  • RAW support
  • 24 MP maximum resolution
  • 3.2’’ LCD screen
  • 1.229k dots resolution of the LCD screen
  • Microphone port available
  • 6.0fps continuous shooting speed
  • For creative shooting timelapse recording is there
  • Environmental sealing option available for shooting under all conditions
  • For superior video control headphone port is available

There are some common weaknesses as well in both these cameras. Both of them don’t have in-built stabilization and flexible viewing has also gone missing from both of them.

Both of them are pretty good at clicking almost all kinds of pictures starting from Portrait, Sports, Street, daily and landscape. In this if you compare closely, then you will find a slight difference in the sports picture quality and the daily one. D7200 performs a little better in these categories.

Nikon D7100

Final Verdict

Nikon is using the latest processor EXPEED 4, whereas the Nikon D7100 is stuck with EXPEED 3. With much improved processor Nikon D7200 comes up with far better image quality even at high ISOs. Due to this very reason, even the operation of the camera can be done much quicker. D7200 has incorporated a better auto-focussing feature to help the users. The battery life is also better in the D7200 as compared to that of D7100 with the ability of movie recording of 80 minutes.

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