• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Nikon D7200 advantages over Panasonic G85

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Fast startup
    ~0.40 vs 0.8 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,333 vs 656 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    14.6 vs 12.5 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1110 vs 330 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    210 mm vs 120 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

Panasonic G85 advantages over Nikon D7200

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $898 vs $1097
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Newer
    2 years vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    728g vs 1256g
    Lighter weight
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.74x vs 0.63x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.4 fps vs 5.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 56 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    9.6 fps vs 4.9 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    50 vs 18 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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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

  • Very good image quality; Very good high ISO performance and dynamic range; Fast and accurate autofocus; Excellent 4K video recording quality and features.

  • OLPF-less sensor is prone to moiré; Electronic viewfinder struggles in low light; Continuous autofocus is limited to 6fps shooting; Below average battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D7500

Nikon D7200
Nikon D7500
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $1147
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Panasonic G85
Nikon D7500
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $1147
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup

Compared to Pentax K-3

Nikon D7200
Pentax K-3
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic G85
Pentax K-3
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Canon T6s

Nikon D7200
Canon T6s
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $780
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
Panasonic G85
Canon T6s
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $780
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • NFC

Compared to Panasonic G7

Nikon D7200
Panasonic G7
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Panasonic G85
Panasonic G7
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Fast startup
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Canon 80D

Nikon D7200
Canon 80D
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More dynamic range
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
Panasonic G85
Canon 80D
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
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