• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 361.2mm2
  • 25.7 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 160,000

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Differences

Nikon D7200 advantages over Pentax K-3 III

  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1110 vs 800 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    56 vs 30 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Pentax K-3 III 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
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • More cross-type AF points
    25 vs 15
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    540k vs 307k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More viewfinder magnification
    1.05x vs 0.63x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More AF points
    101 vs 51
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Optional anti-aliasing filter
    Optional vs None
    Lets you choose sharper photos or reduced moiré
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.0 fps vs 5.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    160000 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Both provide
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • $1193
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
Pentax K-3 III
Nikon D7500
  • $2000
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Internal flash

Compared to Sony A77 II

Nikon D7200
Sony A77 II
  • $1193
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
Pentax K-3 III
Sony A77 II
  • $2000
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon 7D Mark II

Nikon D7200
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $1193
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $1399
  • APS-C
  • Built-in GPS
  • On-sensor phase detect
Pentax K-3 III
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $2000
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1399
  • APS-C
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Internal flash

Compared to Canon 80D

Nikon D7200
Canon 80D
  • $1193
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More dynamic range
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Pentax K-3 III
Canon 80D
  • $2000
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC

Compared to Pentax KP

Nikon D7200
Pentax KP
  • $1193
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • NFC
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Pentax K-3 III
Pentax KP
  • $2000
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Internal flash
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