Press release from Nikon Canada
Nikon Canada has introduced the Nikon D7200, a powerful DX-format HD-SLR built for enthusiasts ready to conquer the next challenge in their photographic journey. Featuring a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF) and the EXPEED 4 image-processing system, the D7200 is capable of incredibly fast performance and capturing phenomenally detailed, sharp images and HD video. Nikon’s newest lightweight HD-SLR also adds increased buffer capacity compared to the D7100, includes new Picture Controls and offers the experience of Nikon Snapbridge, whereby users seamlessly shoot and share stunning photos from the camera to a compatible smartphone or tablet via built-in Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication (NFC). Additionally, Nikon introduced the new ME-W1 wireless microphone, a simple solution to HD-SLR videographers’ wireless sound needs, as well as the new VIEW NX-I imaging software.
“Those passionate about photography are constantly looking for the next challenge, and Nikon is committed to providing the tools necessary to take that passion to the next level,” said Amanda Mohammed, Communications and Nikon Professional Services Manager at Nikon Canada. “The new DX-format D7200 offers a higher level of performance for the enthusiast photographer that wants to creatively capture exceptional images and HD video that can be easily shared with friends and family.”
Incredible Image Quality
Nikon’s newest HD-SLR features a powerful 24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor with no OLPF capable of producing stunning images and maximum sharpness in nearly any shooting scenario. Combined with the new EXPEED 4 Image Processing engine, the Nikon D7200 renders sharp images and HD video with wide dynamic range, with the added benefit of extremely precise autofocus and metering. Whether on assignment or photographing the next family gathering, the D7200 is the ideal tool to capture important moments with incredible quality. For when light is scarce, the camera also features a wide ISO range from 100-25,600 to help minimize noise in low-light situations. As always, the D7200 maintains compatibility with the legendary line of NIKKOR lenses and HD-SLR accessories which adds even more reach and versatility to any photographer’s kit.
Powerful Performance for Serious Photographers
Enthusiast photographers need a HD-SLR that can keep up with their passions. The Nikon D7200 sports a host of features designed to provide the power and precision needed to take on the next photographic challenge. Courtesy of EXPEED 4, the D7200 features 30 per cent faster image processing than its predecessor, the Nikon D7100, and provides an increased buffer capacity that now allows the camera to shoot 18 consecutive RAW 14-bit lossless compressed images, 27 12-bit compressed shots or 100 JPEG frames. Additionally, this powerful DX-format HD-SLR offers users the versatility to shoot at 6 frames-per-second (fps) continuously or up to 7 fps in 1.3x crop mode, a popular shooting mode for both sports and wildlife photographers.
Photographers in need of an adaptable, powerful yet lightweight DX-format HD-SLR need look no further than the Nikon D7200. When shooting fleeting moments or fast action, photographers will appreciate the camera’s pro-calibre 51-point autofocus array powered by a new Advanced Multi-CAM 3500II DX high-density system. The AF points cover a wide DX-format area, and nearly the entire frame using 1.3x crop mode. Even in low light, the D7200 utilizes 15 cross-type sensors to achieve incredible focus on moving subjects, while the centre point works down to f/8, making it great for use with compatible teleconverters. The D7200 also features 2,016 RGB metering sensor alongside Nikon’s Scene Recognition System to help achieve the perfect exposure and focus in a variety of shooting scenarios.
Create, Capture and Share with Incredible Versatility
The Nikon D7200 is the first Nikon HD-SLR to feature both built-in Wi-Fi and NFC that allow for seamless connectivity and sharing via compatible smart devices. Via NFC, users can simply touch their device to the camera for easy connectivity, while built-in Wi-Fi also allows user to employ their smartphone for simple playback and sharing, as well as a remote shutter and monitor.
In addition to robust performance and incredible image quality, the D7200 sports a feature set designed to foster creativity in any level of photographer. Nikon’s newest DX-format HD-SLR includes the next generation of Picture Controls, now including Flat and Clarity settings, to help users craft each individual image. These controls have been expanded for use in Live View, while artistic effects can be applied to both stills and video in real time, offering the ultimate in creative control. Ergonomically designed and ready to endure the elements, the D7200 features a durable yet lightweight magnesium alloy body and is ready to tackle the next photographic challenge. Photographers can also take advantage of a 3.2-inch ultra high-resolution (1,229k dot) LCD monitor and a low-power consumption organic EL (OLED) display element in the optical viewfinder that improves visibility when shooting.
Impressive Video Capabilities
The Nikon D7200 inherits many of the high-end video capabilities of Nikon’s latest full frame HD-SLRs, the Nikon D810 and Nikon D750. Ready to capture top-quality HD video at a moment’s notice, its robust video feature set allows videographers to record uncompressed and compressed Full HD 1080 footage at 30/25/24p and 1080 at 60/50p in 1.3x Crop Mode. Additionally, Auto ISO sensitivity is now available in manual mode, helping create smooth exposure transitions without changing shutter speed or aperture, while “zebra stripes” highlight display is available to confirm exposure. Video controls are available through a dedicated movie menu for quick access, while aspiring videographers can also utilize a built-in stereo microphone with 20 step adjustments to record smooth HD-SLR audio. The D7200 is also the first Nikon DX-format HD-SLR to feature a built-in Time Lapse Mode with exposure smoothing, making capturing a beautiful sunset time-lapse easier than ever.
ME-W1: A Simple Solution to Wireless Sound in HD-SLR Video
Nikon has also introduced a versatile new wireless lavalier microphone, the ME-W1, capable of capturing crisp and detailed audio wirelessly. Weather-resistant and powered by two AAA batteries, users can wirelessly record audio in mono or stereo (when connected to the ME-1 stereo microphone) from up to 50 m (164 ft.) away. Great for bloggers, aspiring videographers and professionals, the ME-W1 makes recording audio for HD-SLR video simple, without sacrificing quality sound.
VIEW NX-I: New, Innovative Software for Photographers
Nikon has also announced new VIEW NX-I browsing software for more intuitive control of images than ever before. VIEW NX-I allows users to browse RAW files adjusted by Capture NX-D software and provides the easy upload of images to social networks.
Price and Availability
The Nikon D7200 will be available at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers on March 19, 2015, at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $1,399.95* (body only). Available in black.
The D7200 will also be available kitted with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers on March 19, 2015, at an MSRP of $1,749.95.* Available in black.
The ME-W1 wireless microphone will be available in March 2015 for an MSRP of $249.95*.
Nikon’s VIEW NX-I software will be available on March 17, 2015, as a free download. For more information about the Nikon D7200 and other Nikon cameras and products, please visit www.nikon.ca.