• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 1 inch 122.9mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 240.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon D7200 advantages over Canon XC10

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Less expensive
    $1297 vs $1999*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.92 vs 3.20 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Thinner
    76 mm vs 122 mm
    Thinner
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 0 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.8 fps vs 3.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon XC10 advantages over Nikon D7200

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Both provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Rugged, weather-sealed body; Great ergonomics and loads of controls; Accurate optical viewfinder; Excellent image quality; Decent burst speed; Swift autofocus; Generous buffer depths; Superb battery life

  • Mixes plastic and magnesium-alloy panels on exterior; LCD monitor can't be tilted or swiveled; Presents a steep learning curve; No focus peaking in live view; Video mode feels a bit of an afterthought; New Wi-Fi features are rough around the edges

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D7500

Nikon D7200
Nikon D7500
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $1247
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Canon XC10
Nikon D7500
  • $1999
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1247
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Pentax K-3

Nikon D7200
Pentax K-3
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $836
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Canon XC10
Pentax K-3
  • $1999
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $836
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony A77 II

Nikon D7200
Sony A77 II
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
Canon XC10
Sony A77 II
  • $1999
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Nikon D7200
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon XC10
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $1999
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony RX10 II

Nikon D7200
Sony RX10 II
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1131
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Canon XC10
Sony RX10 II
  • $1999
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $1131
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
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