Nikon D7200 Field Test: We beat the heatwave in Lexington with Nikon’s cooler-than-ever DSLR


posted Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 5:15 PM EST


Last March, Nikon launched a new generation for its enthusiast-grade DSLR line, following the well-received D7100 with the Nikon D7200. At first glance, the two cameras look mighty similar, but there are some very important upgrades under the skin, as you'll see in our Nikon D7200 review!

Perhaps the key change for our money is a significantly deeper image buffer, a change that answers one of our key criticisms of the earlier camera. The D7200 is also Nikon's first DSLR to feature built-in Wi-Fi wireless communications and NFC technology, making it much easier to get your photos onto your smartphone to share with friends and family. And there are plenty of other changes as well, including an uprated autofocus system that can better handle low ambient light levels.


But all this we already knew: What we really wanted to see is how Nikon's new enthusiast DSLR handles in the real world. To find out, I took the Nikon D7200 along with me for a spur-of-the-moment trip to Lexington, Kentucky, in search of both new and interesting subjects and a brief respite from the spectacular heatwave that had landed back home in Knoxville, Tennessee.


Want to see how the D7200 performed on the road trip, and to get my thoughts on some of its upgrades? Read the first part of my Nikon D7200 field test* now, and see if this enthusiast DSLR should be on your radar!



Nikon D7200 Field Test Part INikon D7200 Review
Nikon D7200 Gallery • Nikon D7200 Image Quality

* Are you wondering what the deal is with our new "field test" moniker? Our field tests contain all the same real-world info that was in what we'd previously been referring to as a "shooter's report". We've heard from some readers that the earlier name wasn't descriptive enough, so we're trying the new name on for size. Do you have a preference either way? If so, be sure to let us know in the comments below!