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New D7200 Specs Surface, Another Incremental Update

By Anthony Thurston on December 16th 2014

Canon as finally updated the 7D with the 7D Mark II; Samsung has their new – and quite impressive – NX1; Sony’s A6000 is a beast of a mirrorless option as well. Then, there is Nikon is just sitting over there with their D7100, but a new update is on the way, and rumored specs dropped today.


Rumored Nikon D7200 Specs

According to a post over on Nikon Rumors, the Nikon D7200 will be another incremental update to the D7xxx line. For those of you hoping for a better buffer and more FPS to match (or at least compete with) the 7D Mark II, you will be disappointed .

  • New 24MP APS-C sensor
  • Nikon D750 styled body with a tilting screen
  • Expeed 4 processor
  • MultiCAM 3500DX2 autofocus system
  • 51 AF points
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • 6fps
  • Buffer: 16 RAW+JPG
  • Video: 1080p @60 and 720p @120
  • Video aperture will be adjustable during live view

The D7200 is expected to be announced in the early part of 2015 along with one of the trade shows happening during that time. While the specs above may not be the upgrade to the line that brings it in line with other top APS-C cameras, there are some good updates to note.


There could be a change in styling, to move towards a more robust, yet still light, D750-esqe design. It will feature a tilting screen like the D750, a welcome addition if you ask me, as well as a 51-point AF system based on the MultiCAM 3500DX2, and the long awaited ability to change aperture during video recording.

It’s not a bad camera at all when on its own, but if these are the correct specs (which honestly, they are probably close, but not completely accurate), the D7200 doesn’t match up well against its toughest competitors. That said, if the rumors of a higher-end APS-C flagship body, aka the D400/D9300 are true, then it would make sense for Nikon to keep the D7xxx series where it is.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

[via Nikon Rumors]

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Ted Lee

    So it’s basically going to be a DX version of the D750. That’s a good thing. Nikon still needs something to go toe to toe with the Canon 7DM2, and the 7200 definitely won’t be it. That’s ok. If they keep the price at $1199, it’s a good $600+ less than the 7DM2, so you really shouldn’t expect them to be competitors in the same space.

    I own and love the D750, and can see myself getting a a 7200 to give an extra reach for sports and wildlife. The 2 cameras together will be a good kit that can cover just about any job.

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    • Jason Markos

      Interesting to hear that perspective Ted – I find myself using my 17-55mm lens most of the time on my D7000… And I find myself thinking the D750, with the 24-120 or 24-70 a very tempting upgrade…

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    • Rafael Steffen

      For Wildlife the best would be the new D400 that should come out in September of this year.

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    • Rafael Steffen

      If the New 9300 or D400 comes out with a 1.3 corp sensor that would be just a whole new DSLR!

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  2. Arnold Ziffel

    For the life of me, I don’t understand why they will not address the buffer issue in this camera. Had they done this with the D7100, I probably wouldn’t be shooting Canon today. Hell, even the Pentax K-3 eats it’s lunch with frame rate and buffer. Shooting a D300s for years and waiting on a replacement, I made the switch. Of course then I was stuck with the 7D that grew long in the tooth…….But now, with the MkII, that has finally been rectified and I’m a happy camper.

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  3. adam sanford

    If true, there’s nothing that screams “flagship APS-C” to me on this list.

    A tilty-flippy screen + 6 fps is much more like a Canon 70D than a 7D2.

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    • Rafael Steffen

      This upgrade is just to make people sell their recent purchase and renew with a newer camera.

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  4. Richard Bremer

    I’m still happy with my D7000 camera’s. Still looking towards full frame (D750), but price wise I’m sticking with DX for now. This D7200 might be the ticket I want for upgrading, especially if that autofocus works much better then my D7000’s system. And better low light performance is always welcome. Hope the official specs will be released soon.

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    • Steven Pellegrino

      My eye is also on the D750, however my wallet isn’t! When I upgrade, it’s most likely going to be to that camera.

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    • Rafael Steffen

      The AF system on the D7100 is much faster than the D7000. It is worth the upgrade!

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  5. Steven Pellegrino

    I’m not budging. I’m very happy with my D7100. I know a couple of photographers still happy with their D7000’s and didn’t make the D7100 upgrade. D7100 users aren’t the market for this camera.

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    • Rafael Steffen

      If they don´t increase the fps it means there is room for a D300S replacement, which might be coming in september.

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