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A tradition continuesThe Nikon D7200 is the same great camera as its predecessor.
[MUSIC] Though it's a great camera, the Nikon D7200 makes the almost three year old D7100 look like a terrific deal. With only minor improvements over it's predecessor, and given the D7100's lowest price, the D7200 becomes a tough sell unless you're a night owl or a long [INAUDIBLE] I'm Lori Grunin and this is the Nikon D7200. What are the updates? Some improvements in buffering, for burst shooting, and improved image quality above ISO 1600. Plus, two black-and-white high ISO modes. And, time-lapse movie creation. The camera also gains wireless connectivity, but Nikon's app is one of the least capable I've seen. And while auto ISO support and a flat color profile are welcome for movie shooting, shooting video with a camera remains a trying experience. Its design is unchanged. It retains the comfortable grip and solid dust and weather sealed build quality of its predecessor. And overall, it's still a well designed camera with a logical shooting design. Design. The biggest drawback of not having updated the body design though is that we're stuck with the six delta C. And, for the most part, it has the three year old feature set. Auto focus is excellent. In continuous shooting, it achieves up to a 90% hit rate of sufficiently in focus photos. And that's both panning or photographing a subject that's moving towards you. Nikon added Wi-Fi to this model, with tap to initiate NFC. But the company's app offers only the most basic capabilities. You can view and copy photos from the camera to your mobile device, or use your phone as a one-press remote shutter. The only control you have with a remote app is to choose your focus point. Another problem is the, I cannot believe it works this way video controls. The camera supports manual settings, but you can't change them while you're in movie mode. Mode. To change shutter speed or aperture, you have to exit Live View, make your changes, and then re-enter Live View. The D7200's a great camera for the money, as long as you really don't care about anything beyond photo quality and speed. For more detail, read my review of it on CNET.