• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 33.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Nikon D7200 advantages over Sony A7 IV

  • Less expensive
    $1285 vs $2498
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • More telephoto lens reach
    210 mm vs 70 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • 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

Sony A7 IV advantages over Nikon D7200

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • 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
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.12 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Newer
    2 years vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    3680k vs 1229k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    33.0 vs 24.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 5.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    828 vs 56 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 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
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • $1043
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $930
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Sony A7 IV
Nikon D7500
  • $2365
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $930
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Pentax K-3

Nikon D7200
Pentax K-3
  • $1043
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A7 IV
Pentax K-3
  • $2365
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony A77 II

Nikon D7200
Sony A77 II
  • $1043
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
Sony A7 IV
Sony A77 II
  • $2365
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Canon 80D

Nikon D7200
Canon 80D
  • $1043
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More dynamic range
  • $935
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Sony A7 IV
Canon 80D
  • $2365
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $935
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon Z7 II

Nikon D7200
Nikon Z7 II
  • $1043
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $2730
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony A7 IV
Nikon Z7 II
  • $2365
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2730
  • 35mm
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Top deck display
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