Nikon D7200 First Shots posted: A peek under the hood at our initial lab test sample images
posted Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 4:49 PM EST
The long awaited successor to the popular Nikon D7100 has just touched down in our lab, and we wanted to get you our First Shots without delay! The big story with the D7200 is a big increase in buffer depth over the predecessor, granting sports and wildlife shooters greater image capture ability for burst shooting.
We'll take a closer look at that and all the other major changes in our review to come, but for an initial glance at still image quality as ISO rises you can use our First Shot lab samples of our Still Life test target. As most of our regular readers know, this also allows you to compare the D7200 to its predecessor or any other camera we've ever tested in our Comparometer (for default in-camera JPEGS). Our Lab Samples page also provides access to the associated RAW files for your downloading and analysis.
To whet your appetite for comparisons, below are a few 1:1 crops from our lab samples compairing the D7200 to the D7100 as well as the Canon 7D II and the Sony A77 II at ISO 6400.
To perform your own side-by-side comparisons please visit our Comparometer, and to view our First Shot lab series please visit our D7200 Lab Samples page, which will also give you access to the associated RAW files for downloading and converting on your own.
One special note to mention with the D7200 is that, while its standard ISO range is from 100-25.600, there are now two extended high settings at 51,200 and 102,400 available, but only as black and whites, and without RAW files, so make sure to check these out on the samples page as well!