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Nikon D7200 Specs To Include 8FPS, 72 Point AF System | Rumor

By Anthony Thurston on November 4th 2014

Canon just announced and released their updated 7D Mark II Flagship APS-C Camera, so it is only natural that the Nikon D7200 rumors would start to fly. Just days after the 7D Mark II hits stores, a new D7200 rumor hits the web.


According to the new report over on Nikon Rumors, the new flagship Nikon DX camera could be called the D7200 or D9300, or something else entirely. The new DX body will feature a 24MP sensor, and a nice FPS boost from the 6FPS on the D7100 to 8FPS or 10fps with a battery grip.

Nikon D7200 Rumored Specs

  • New 24.7MP sensor
  • EXPEED 4b processor
  • Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3600DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 72 focus points (including 39 cross-type sensors; f/10 supported by 39 sensors)
  • ISO: 100-12,600 (expandable to 50-51,200)
  • Shutter speed 30-1/8000
  • 1.3x crop mode
  • 8 fps; 10 fps with external grip
  • Video: full HD (1080p) – 120FPS
  • Similar in shape to the Nikon D810
  • Large viewfinder with 100% coverage


[REWIND: First Impressions On The Nikon D750]

As you can see above, the specs are a fairly nice boost over what you can currently get from modern Nikon DX bodies like the D7100. That FPS boost in combination with the AF system update will be welcome news to sports shooters who have been stuck on the D300s. Nikon bodies aren’t generally thought of as good video bodies, but 120 fps at 1080p would certainly turn some heads.

Don’t get your hopes up on this rumor though. Beyond the usual buckets of salt with any rumor, Nikon Rumors say this comes from a new source. So, take that as you will. I suppose it is also worth mentioning, for those interested, that the current D7100 model is on sale right now at B&H for $250 off ($947 total).

[via Nikon Rumors]

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Q&A Discussions

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  1. Rafael Steffen

    This would give a great option for sports shooters and provide a superb image quality for portraits.

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  2. Gene Gregory

    this rumor looks like a nice upgrade to my D5100 hahahaha

    CES Jan? CES March?

    Then sony launch a product that will compete with 7D mkII and this rumor…

    that will indeed turn heads next year


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  3. adam sanford

    **f/10** allowable at 39 sensors? That seems beyond reasonable for a ~ $1500 camera body.

    If true, that would be a big win for the wildlife crowd who use teleconverters. Even the best Canon rigs only go to f/8 (and usually only in the center), which limits 2x T/C AF use to f/4 or quicker lenses. So Canon users with staple ‘starter wildlife’ lenses like the 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS or 400 f/5.6L are locked out of AF functionality with 2x T/C use. So I imagine if such a Nikon body were offered, they’d take a very good look at it.

    f/*10* seems an odd choice, though, as there aren’t many f/5 lenses out there. Wouldn’t they gun for f/11 to correspond to 2x f/5.6 use?

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    • Stan Rogers

      Since it’s mostly a matter of geometry (with phase detection autofocus) there’s a distinct difference between “what you’re gunning for” and “what you can actually produce”. Presumably one *could* create something that can be accurate and effectively accommodate the reduced angular displacement of smaller apertures, but that would come at the expense of reduced sensitivity as well — gaining the geometric sensitivity needed for that extra third of a stop or so under favourable lighting conditions (the ability to effectively discern where an “edge” is) might have meant losing a couple of EV in terms of effective contrast sensitivity (the ability to effectively discern whether a non-noise “edge” exists at all). Everything’s a compromise; it’s a matter of choosing the most reasonable one.

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  4. David Tressler

    It really is about time that nikon matched there opposition with some good speed and buffer options for sport and wildlife photogs.
    I have the d7100 and its an amazing camera but the buffer kills me sometimes.
    It leaves you hoping it clears in time for the next burst.

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  5. Jennifer Welch

    I love my D7100 as well, but it would be interesting to try out a future upgrade and see what that’s like…..however, I probably won’t be all that motivated to upgrade, the D7100 still suits my needs excellently.

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    • Steven Pellegrino

      My feeling is an upgrade from the D7100 would be going to a full frame. There isn’t that much of a price difference between a D610 and the D7100, especially now as the models change and the outdated models can be purchased at a decent savings.

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    • Stan Rogers

      If this is true, and the new body is intended to be a competitor for the 7D MkII (or a “true upgrade” to the D300s, for those who insist on thinking that way), then most of what you’d be upgrading *to* would be sports/birding features that you may not need (ever) but would have to pay a pretty penny for. There will always be people who buy a lot more camera than they need because it’s “more pro” (whatever that’s supposed to mean), but the main aim for cameras of this class is to allow people to cover the minor-league game without needing to buy the major-league camera. (If you can save $4000 on the body and $6000 on the lens and still get comparable, though obviously not identical, results then “epic coverage” of the high school football game can make some sort of sense for an obsessed amateur or an aspiring sports photojournalist. Cameras in the D4/1DX class at this level involve a lot of “more money than sense” thinking.) And yes, it is true that for most photographers there is much greater reward to be had in going to full frame than speeding up the smaller format — it really depends on what you’re photographing.

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  6. Steven Pellegrino

    I love my D7100. It’s a great camera. Heck, the D7000 is STILL a great camera. The rumored specs look nice, but nothing here that would make me upgrade. I think it would be a great upgrade from a D5200 though. But with mirrorless cameras gaining a lot of momentum I wonder how long the DX system is going to be viable for Nikon?

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  7. Nick Viton

    make the D7200 full frame! bahahahhaha

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  8. Ian Moss

    I still want a D400.

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  9. Eric Sharpe

    LOL…I ain’t buying this rumor. CaNikon D7100D Mark II. Let’s just have a mesh of the best of both worlds already!

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  10. Lex Arias

    sexy rumor…

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