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Nikon D7200 Telephoto Lens Kit

24.2-megapixel digital SLR camera with Wi-Fi® and 18-140mm zoom lens

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Overview

Our take on the Nikon D7200 Telephoto Lens Kit

If you're a photography enthusiast on any level, the Nikon D7200 is a camera you may never outgrow. It has the same processing capabilities, connections, and durability as higher-end DSLR models, but in a more compact, travel-friendly body. Dual memory card slots and a battery that lasts for up to 1,110 shots mean you can stay out shooting all day long. Add a spare battery and a battery grip, and you can continue into the night—this camera is capable of producing low light images that shine.

The Nikon D7200

The Nikon D7200 has intuitively placed controls that put key functions at your fingertips.

Lose yourself in the moment

If you're a photography enthusiast on any level, the Nikon D7200 is a camera you may never outgrow. It has the same processing capabilities, connections, and durability as higher-end DSLR models, but in a more compact, travel-friendly body. Dual memory card slots and a battery that lasts for up to 1,110 shots mean you can stay out shooting all day long. Add a spare battery and a battery grip, and you can continue into the night—this camera is capable of producing low light images that shine.

Capture natural wonders with time-lapse photography

If you have access to a view of the night sky, interval timer shooting with no limit on the number of frames lets you create awe-inspiring star trail images. And if you see a thunderstorm on the horizon, using the interval timer increases your odds of catching a perfect lightning bolt from a safe, dry place. You'll catch all the flashes and flickering lights of the storm in the process, and later you can combine these frames into an awesome time-lapse movie sequence with smooth exposure variations.

Greater detail, even in low light

At the center of the D7200's exceptional performance are a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and a lightning-fast processor. Without an optical low-pass filter adding an extra layer between the sensor and your subject, you can fully capitalize on all 24.2 megapixels for sharp, detailed photos and movies. The D7200's powerful sensor enables a range of ISO sensitivity settings, from 100 all the way up to 25,600. Even at higher ISO settings you'll get sharp, clear images with reduced noise thanks to the extended ISO range and the impressive low light performance of the camera's 51-point autofocus system.

Get closer with 1.3X crop mode for stills and movies

The D7200's 1.3X crop mode lets you effectively double the focal length of whatever lens you're using, putting twice as much zoom power at your disposal. Sure, you're sacrificing a tiny bit of image quality by using less of the sensor's real estate, but since the entire area is covered by the autofocus system's 51 points, you'll end up getting everything in sharp detail, including moving subjects. This feature adds huge flexibility since it can potentially save you from unnecessary lens changes or missed opportunities when you spot an interesting subject just out of your reach.

Think fast

The D7200 is perfect for wildlife, sports, or any fast action. Its quick shutter response and autofocus system with 3D tracking allow for a high-speed frame rate of six frames per second, or seven frames per second in 1.3X crop mode. The camera's large buffer capacity means you can get up to 100 shots of continuous shooting in a single burst, so the next time you're out shooting with it and you scare a large bird off its perch you can get a series of clear, dramatic shots of it taking off.

Breathe life into your unique visions

With so many options for creative control, the D7200 can't help but inspire you to explore. A built-in HDR (high dynamic range) function gives you evenly exposed images of scenes with strong lighting and deep shadows so you can capture striking landscapes and cloudscapes any time of day. Preset scene modes like blossom and autumn colors provide intelligent enhancements for specific subjects and environments, while special effects like silhouette and miniature can be applied in real time to give your photos and movies a distinctive look.

Edit and share on the fly

Nikon's new flat picture control setting lets you shoot with post-processing in mind, but if you're on the go, you've got loads of options for editing right in the camera, so you don't have to wait to share your results with the world. Once you've polished your work, Nikon's snapbridge technology with Wi-Fi and NFC touch pairing makes it easy to transfer your photos and movies to your compatible phone or tablet for instant sharing.

A flexible lens to get you on your way

The D7200 kit comes with an 18-140mm zoom lens that lets you capture distant subjects as well as what's right in front of you, and you can double its reach using the camera's 1.3X crop mode. You'll have the range to get a wide shot of the beach and then zoom in on a solitary surfer, in a camera-and-lens package that won't weigh you down. Built-in vibration reduction gives you extra stability at longer focal lengths and minimizes blur in low lighting.

Product Highlights:

  • 24.2-megapixel effective recording
  • DX-format CMOS image sensor (23.5 x 15.6 mm) with no OLPF (optical low-pass filter) produces images with impressive clarity and resolution
  • includes AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens (35mm equivalent focal length: 27-210mm)
  • high-def movie mode with stereo sound and full-time autofocus (up to 1080/30p in native mode, or 1080/60p in 1.3X crop mode)
  • Nikon snapbridge technology with Wi-Fi and NFC touch pairing for wireless image transfer to smartphones and tablets (requires free Nikon app for Apple® and Android™)
  • high-res 3.2" LCD (1,228,800 dots) with Live View for composing stills and movies on-screen in real-time
  • magnesium alloy body for ruggedness and durability
  • bright pentaprism optical viewfinder with inset OLED (organic LED) data display for easier reading of shooting data
  • top-mounted LCD panel with backlighting displays camera and exposure settings
  • Nikon EXPEED 4 image processor for accurately detailed photos and fast, responsive handling
  • 51-point autofocus system with 15 cross-type sensors for superior, precise autofocusing
  • 3D Color Matrix Metering II for accurate automatic exposure, plus center-weighted and spot metering modes
  • Active D-Lighting mode for better shadow and highlight detail in high-contrast shooting situations
  • 2 auto white balance types and a new spot white balance measurement in live view give you more options for accurate color rendering
  • built-in HDR mode creates striking images from high-contrast scenes
  • built-in flash and flash exposure compensation
  • in-camera image editing functions, including: edit movie, D-Lighting, image overlay, perspective control, NEF (RAW) processing and many more
  • Nikon wireless remote controller (WR-1, not included) extends your capabilities
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Lens Compatibility:
  • DX Nikkor lenses: all functions supported
  • type G, E, or D Nikkor lenses (except IX Nikkor): all functions supported (restrictions apply to PC lenses)
  • AI-P Nikkor lenses: all functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II
Exposure Modes and Controls:
  • continuous shooting mode: up to 6 frames per second (up to 7 fps in 1.3X crop mode)
  • supports interval timing photography with no limit on the number of frames
  • shutter speed range: 30-1/8,000 seconds, bulb
  • ISO sensitivity range: 100-25,600 (2 Hi-BW modes equivalent to ISO 51,200 and ISO 102,400)
  • program auto, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, and manual exposure modes
  • bracketing of auto exposure, white balance, D-lighting, and flash (9 frames for exposure, 2 to 3 for D-lighting and flash, and 3 for white balance)
  • flash sync at 1/250 second (flash X-sync at 1/250)
File Formats and Storage:
  • image file formats: RAW (12-bit or 14-bit), JPEG, or RAW+JPEG
  • 6 image size options in JPEG mode (3 each in native crop and 1.3X crop mode)
  • MOV movie files (H.264) up to 1920 x 1080 resolution at 30 frames per second (60 fps in 1.3x crop mode) with stereo sound
  • dual media slots accept optional SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards and can be used for backup or separate storage of JPEG and RAW files, or still images and movies
Connections and Dimensions:
  • accessory terminal (for optional remote or GP-1A GPS module)
  • hi-speed USB port
  • mini (type C) HDMI output (cable not included)
  • AV/headphone output jack
  • external stereo microphone input jack (microphone not included)
  • 5-9/16"W x 4-1/4"H x 3-3/16"D
  • weight (with battery): 27 oz.
Supplied Accessories:
  • rechargeable EN-EL15 lithium ion battery
  • battery charger
  • adjustable neck strap
  • USB cable
  • body cap, eye-piece cap, and rubber eye cup
  • free software for viewing and editing photos and movies (available for download March 17, 2015)

What's in the Box:

  • Digital camera body (black)
  • BF-1B body cap (installed)
  • AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR zoom lens
  • LC-67 Front lens cap (installed)
  • LF-4 Rear lens cap (installed)
  • DK-23 Rubber eyecup (installed)
  • EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery with plastic terminal cap (7.0V 1900mAh 14Wh)
  • MH-25a Battery Charger (DC output: 8.4V 1.2A)
  • US 2-prong AC plug adapter
  • 24" UC-E17 USB cable (Type A USB on one end and a proprietary connector on other end)
  • Neck strap
  • DK-5 Eyepiece cap
  • User's Manual (Eng)
  • User's Manual (Span)
  • Nikon School promo card
  • Warranty Programs card (camera body)
  • Lens Warranty card
  • 5 Years of Protection card (lens extended warranty)

I have not been able to use the camera to its full potential. I would recommend buying a book explaining all the features as the manual is really just for reference. But the build of the camera is very solid. I will be sure to give a more detailed rating when I become more familiar with the camera.

Dan, Arcadia, CA

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Features and Specs

General
LCD Screen Size 3.2"
Adjustable-angle LCD No
Wi-Fi Built-in
GPS-enabled Optional
Lens 35mm Equivalent 27-210mm
Optical Zoom 7.7x
Digital Zoom N/A
Filter Diameter 67mm
Manual Focusing Yes
Manual Exposure Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
HDMI Output Mini
Memory
Internal Memory None
Memory Media SD/SDHC/SDXC
Image
Sensor Size APS-C
Megapixels 24.2
Image Stabilization With included lens
Highest Resolution 6000 x 4000
4K Video No
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080/60p
Dimensions
Width (inches) 5-9/16
Height (inches) 4-1/4
Depth (inches) 3-3/16
Weight With Battery (ounces) 27
Warranty
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research

Recording Features
Lens Features
Playback, Editing And Printing Functions
Connections
Battery Information
Downloadable Software

Recording Features

Overview: The Nikon D7200 18-140mm VR Kit includes the D7200 digital SLR camera body, and the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm, f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Zoom Lens. The D7200 is the newest model in the Nikon DX-format DSLR lineup. The kit also includes a EN-EL15 rechargeable Lithium Ion battery pack and a battery charger.

LCD Monitor: The Nikon D7200 has a 3.2" TFT LCD monitor featuring approximately 1,228,800 dots, a 170-degree viewing angle, 100% frame coverage, and adjustable brightness (-5 to +5). The monitor can display shooting information such as shutter speed, aperture, and number of exposures remaining as well as the settings currently applied.

Live View: The camera features Live View, which allows you to frame your photographs and movies in the monitor instead of the viewfinder. When the Live View button is pressed, the mirror is raised and the view through the lens will be displayed in the monitor. The subject will no longer be visible in the viewfinder. The Live View display will show up to 5 items, including auto focus mode, AF-area mode, focus point, exposure indicator, and the time remaining before Live View ends automatically (if shooting will end in 30 seconds or less). You can opt to hide many of the indicators, or overlay a framing grid in the monitor.

Optical Viewfinder: The D7200 uses a fixed eye-level penta-mirror single-lens reflex viewfinder with a built-in diopter adjustment to set the viewfinder to your personal eyesight (with or without glasses). The viewfinder's coverage area is approximately 100% horizontal and vertical in DX mode; 97% in 1.3x mode. During self-timer or remote control operation when your eye does not cover the viewfinder eyepiece, stray light may enter the eyepiece and affect the exposure when the image is captured. To prevent this, you can use the supplied eyepiece cap to cover the eyepiece.

Image Sensor: The D7200 features a Nikon DX-format 23.5mm x 15.6mm CMOS image sensor with a total pixel count of approximately 24.72 million pixels and an effective pixel count of approximately 24.2 million. The camera is equipped with the EXPEED 4 processor, which is 30% faster than EXPEED 3, which provides an increased number of continuous shots, improved noise reduction, improved white balance, enhanced definition, Clarity Picture Control, and 1080/60p full HD movies.

Dust Reduction System: The image sensor is equipped with a low-pass filter to remove dust or dirt on the sensor. You can set the camera to clean the image sensor automatically at startup, or at shut down, or both. It can also be set to turn the auto cleaning function off. The Dust Reduction System also includes Image Dust Off, which allows the camera to acquire reference data to be used with the Image Dust Off application in the optional Capture NX-D software.

Recording Media: The camera records images on Secure Digital (SD) memory cards up to 2 GB in size, SDHC memory cards up to 32 GB, and SDXC cards up to 512 GB. No SD cards are included with the camera.

Dual Media Slots: The D7200 has two slots for Secure Digital (SD) media. When two memory cards are inserted in the camera you have the following options:

  • Overflow: The card in slot 2 is used only when the card in slot 1 is full.
  • Backup: Each picture is recorded twice, once to the card in slot 1 and again to the card in slot 2.
  • RAW Slot 1-JPEG Slot 2: Operates like Backup, except when camera is recording NEF/RAW + JPEG images; NEF/RAW images are recorded to the card in slot 1, while the JPEG images are recorded to the card in slot 2.
  • Movies: When shooting movies, you can select which slot is used to record movies.
  • Copy: You can copy image files from one card to another.

Built-in Wi-Fi: The camera can be connected via Wi-Fi (wireless LAN) to a smart device, such as a smartphone or tablet running Nikon's Wireless Mobile Utility app. If the smart device supports NFC (Near Field Communication), a Wi-Fi connection can be established simply by touching the camera's N-mark logo to the smart device's NFC antenna. Through the wireless connection (IEEE 802.11b/g/n), you can automatically load photos and videos to your device as you take them, use your smart device to remotely take photos on the camera, or download existing pictures from the camera's memory card to your device. Once you have downloaded images to your smartphone, you can share them via email, texts, or social networking sites.

Note: The Wireless Mobile Utility application is available for devices running Android 4.0 or later or iOS 6.0 or later (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch).

Still Image Formats: The D7200 records JPEG still images in three sizes: Large, Medium, and Small. Image Quality can be set to Fine (1:4 compression), Normal (1:8), or Basic (1:16). You can record still images in the following resolutions:

  Large Medium Small
DX (24 x 16) 6000 x 4000 4496 x 3000 2992 x 2000
1.3x (18 x 12) 4800 x 3200 3600 x 2400 2400 x 1600
DX (24 x 16)
Movie Live View
6000 x 3368 4496 x 2528 2992 x 1680
1.3x (18 x 12)
Movie Live View
4800 x 2696 3600 x 2024 2400 x 1344

NEF (RAW) Shooting: The camera captures raw image data from the image sensor and stores them in NEF (RAW) format. You can "process" the RAW images into JPEG images in the Retouch Menu, and adjust the image size, quality, white balance, color space, D-Lighting, and other parameters. If desired, you can save a JPEG copy of the image in Fine, Normal, or Basic image quality, along with the RAW image. The RAW images will always be saved in the Large image size.

Movie Recording: The D7200 records movies in High Definition in 16:9 aspect ratio. Movies are recorded in MOV file format, with H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, and Linear PCM audio, recorded by the built-in or an external stereo microphone. Movies can be recorded in the following frame sizes and rates:

Movie Quality Frame Size/Rate Max. Length Max. Bit Rate
High Quality 1920 x 1080; 60p 10 min 42 Mbps
1920 x 1080; 50p
1920 x 1080; 30p 20 min 24 Mbps
1920 x 1080; 25p
1920 x 1080; 24p
1280 x 720; 60p
1280 x 720; 50p
Normal 1920 x 1080; 60p
1920 x 1080; 50p
1920 x 1080; 30p 29m 59s 12 Mbps
1920 x 1080; 25p
1920 x 1080; 24p
1280 x 720; 60p
1280 x 720; 50p

Focus Modes: The D7200's lets you choose from the following autofocus and manual focus modes:

  • Auto-servo Autofocus (AF-A): The camera automatically selects single-servo AF if the subject is stationary, or continuous-servo AF if the subject is moving.
  • Single-servo Autofocus (AF-S): For stationary subjects. Focus locks when shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
  • Continuous-servo Autofocus (AF-C): For moving subjects. Camera focuses continuously while shutter release button is pressed halfway.
  • Manual (M): Manual focus is available for lenses that do not support autofocus (non-AF Nikkor lenses) or when autofocus does not produce the desired results.

AF Assist Illuminator: The built-in AF assist illuminator enables the camera to focus even when the subject is poorly lit. This feature will light automatically to assist the autofocus operation when the shutter release button is pressed halfway. It has an operating range of 1'-8" to 9'-10".

AF-Area Modes: The D7200 offers a choice of focus areas that together cover a wide area of the frame. The AF-area mode determines how the focus area is selected and what happens if the subject moves out of the selected focus area while the camera is still focusing. You can choose one of the following AF-area modes:

  • Single Point: You select the focus area manually and the camera focuses on the subject in the selected focus area only. The selection can be made from any one of the eleven AF spot sensors.
  • Dynamic Area: In AF-A and AF-C modes, user selects focus point manually but camera will focus based on information from surrounding focus points if subject briefly leaves the selected point. In AF-S focus mode, you select the focus point manually. The number of focus points varies with the mode selected: 9, 21, or 51-point dynamic area AF.
  • 3D-Tracking (11 points): In AF-A and AF-C focus modes, you select the focus point using the multi-selector. If subject moves after camera has focused, the camera selects new focus points and keep focus locked on original subject while shutter release pressed halfway. If subject leaves viewfinder, you will need to remove finger from shutter release button and recompose photo with subject in the selected focus point.
  • Auto-Area AF: The camera automatically detects the subject and selects the focus point.

Note: Face-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, and Subject-tracking AF can be selected during Live View.

Focus Lock: Focus Lock can be used to change the composition after focusing, making it possible to focus on a subject that will not be in one of the focus points in the final composition.

Release Modes: The camera can take pictures one at a time, or continuously as long as the shutter release button is pressed. You can also take photos using the self-timer or with an optional remote control. Using the Release-Mode Dial on the top left of the camera, you can choose from the following Release Modes:

  • Single Frame: The camera takes one photograph each time the shutter release button is pressed
  • Continuous Low Speed: The camera records photographs up to 1-6 fps (1-5 fps for RAW) while the shutter release button is held down.
  • Continuous High Speed: While the shutter release button is held down, the camera records up to 6 fps (5 fps RAW).
  • Quiet Shutter Release: The camera takes a single photograph, as in Single Frame mode, except that the mirror does not click back into place while the shutter-release button is fully pressed. In addition, the beep does not sound during focusing.
  • Self-timer: This mode can be used to reduce camera shake or for self-portraits. You can set the delay time to 20, 10, 5, or 2 seconds.
  • Mirror Up: This mode helps minimize camera shake by raising the mirror prior to the shot being taken. Use of a tripod is recommended.

Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II: The D7200's 3D Color Matrix Metering II evaluates each scene for brightness, color, contrast, size and position of shadows and highlights, selected focus area and camera-to-subject distance, comparing that information against an onboard database of more than 30,000 actual photographic scenes. The result delivers instantly and precisely determined exposures for each scene, even in challenging lighting conditions.

Metering: You can choose from the following Metering Modes to determine how the camera sets exposure:

  • Matrix: Produces natural results in most situations. Camera uses 420-pixel RGB sensor to meter a wide area of the frame and set exposure according to tone distribution, color, composition, and with type G or D lenses, range information. (See 3D Color Matrix Metering II above). With other CPU lenses, the camera uses color matrix metering II, which does not include 3D range information.
  • Center-weighted: The camera meters the entire frame but assigns greatest weight to center area. The diameter of the circle can be set to 6, 8, 10, or 13mm.
  • Spot: The camera meters exposure in active focus point only inside a 3.5mm circle. This ensures that the subject will be correctly exposed, even when background is much brighter or darker.

Shooting Modes: The Mode Dial on the top of the camera offers a choice of shooting modes:

  • Auto Modes:
    • Auto: The camera handles exposure, shutter-speed, ISO sensitivity and White balance so you can just point and shoot.
    • Auto Flash Off: Captures scenes using only available lighting. Ideal for museums, weddings or any situation where a flash is prohibited or inappropriate.
  • P, S, A, and M Modes:
    • Programmed Auto: Choose from one of the automatically selected shutter speed/aperture combinations and allows control over exposure compensation, metering and other features.
    • Shutter-Priority Auto: You determine the shutter speed to freeze or blur motion, while the camera decides the ideal aperture.
    • Aperture-Priority Auto: Simply select the aperture to control the depth-of-field and the camera determines the ideal shutter speed.
    • Manual: Choose both the shutter speed and the aperture on your own. You can refer to the electronic analog exposure display of the camera for help with appropriate exposures.
  • User-defined Modes (U1 and U2): You can store most camera settings in U1 or U2 so you can recall them at any time without having to enter the menu.
  • Special Effects: Special effects can be used when recording images. You can choose from: Night Vision, Color Sketch, Miniature Effect, Selective Color, Silhouette, High Key, and Low Key.
  • Scene Modes: The camera offers a choice of Scene modes to automatically optimize the settings to suit the selected scene. You can choose from: Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close Up, Night Portrait, Night Landscape, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Pet Portrait, Candlelight, Blossom, Autumn Colors, and Food.

Exposure Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure from -5.0 to +5.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps.

White Balance: White balance is used to preserve natural colors under different types of lighting. When the camera is set to one of the exposure modes, you can choose one of the following white balance options: Auto (3 settings), Incandescent, Fluorescent (7 settings), Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Color Temperature, and Preset Manual. You can fine-tune the white balance along the amber-blue axis in steps of 0.5, and the green-magenta axis in steps of 0.25.

Bracketing: Bracketing automatically varies exposure, flash level, Active D-Lighting (ADL), or white balance slightly with each shot, "bracketing" the current value. You can choose the number of shots, the increment and the order of the bracketing.

ISO Sensitivity: ISO Sensitivity is the digital equivalent of film speed. When lighting is poor, the camera will automatically increase sensitivity, permitting faster exposures, and minimizing blur caused by inadvertent camera movement, up to a maximum equivalent of ISO 25600. You can also manually select from ISO settings 100 to 25600, with incremental steps of 1/3 EV. You can also choose Hi BW1 (ISO 51200 equivalent), or Hi BW2 (ISO 102400 equivalent) for even higher sensitivity.

Active D-Lighting: Nikon's Active D-Lighting can correct exposure issues due to difficult lighting conditions instantly and automatically while you shoot. Active D-Lighting preserves details in highlights and shadows, creating photographs with natural contrast.

Flash: The D7200 has a built-in pop-up flash for illuminating poorly-lit scenes or to fill in shadows and backlit subjects. Auto Pop-up Modes include: Auto flash, Auto with red-eye reduction, Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, Auto slow sync, and Off. Manual Pop-up Modes include: Fill flash, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Slow sync, Slow rear-curtain sync, Rear-curtain sync, and Off. The built-in flash has a minimum range of 2 feet.

Accessory Shoe: The camera has an accessory shoe for mounting optional SB-series Speedlights. The camera supports the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) and can be used with CLS-compatible flash units, such as SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400, SB-300, and SB-R200.

Remote Flash Photography: The D7200 can control remotely-mounted flash units using the built-in flash (in Commander mode), a hot shoe-mounted flash (if it can be configured as a master unit), or the optional SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander.

Flash Exposure Compensation: In P, S, A, and M modes, the flash exposure compensation can be used to increase or reduce flash output from the level chosen by the camera's flash control system. The flash exposure compensation can be set to values between -3 EV (darker) and +1 EV (brighter) in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV.

Virtual Horizon: The camera can display a virtual horizon based on information from the camera tilt sensor. This can be displayed in the viewfinder or on the LCD monitor in Live View.

Picture Controls: When the camera is set to one of the P, S, A, or M modes, you can choose from the following image enhancement options:

  • Standard: Standard processing for balanced results--recommended for most situations.
  • Neutral: Minimal processing for natural results. Choose for photos that will later be extensively processed or retouched.
  • Vivid: Pictures are enhanced for a vivid photoprint effect. Choose for photographs that emphasize primary colors.
  • Monochrome: takes photos in black and white
  • Portrait: lowers contrast while lending natural texture and rounded feel
  • Landscape: produces vibrant landscapes and cityscapes
  • Flat: details preserved over a wide tone range, from highlights to shadows

Optional GPS: The optional GP-1 and GP-1a GPS units (sold separately) can be connected to the camera's accessory terminal to allow information on the camera's current position to be recorded when photographs are taken.

Multi-Language Menu: You can choose from one of 36 languages for display of the camera menus and messages including English, French and Spanish.

Lens Features

18-140mm Lens: This package includes an AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens, a compact, all-in-one lens that is good for multiple shooting situations. You can shoot ultra-sharp photos and videos, from wide-angle family portraits to telephoto close-ups on the playing field. It is designed for use with Nikon DSLRs with DX-format image sensors. The lens features Vibration Reduction (VR) to reduce blur cause by camera shake, and a Focus Mode switch for switching to Auto Focus or Manual Focus.

Vibration Reduction (VR): The lens is equipped with Nikon's Vibration Reduction (VR) technology, which reduces blur caused by camera shake. When VR is enabled, the range of available shutter speeds is increased (including speeds up to 4.0 stops slower than those without VR), and permits hand-held, tripod-free photography in a wide range of situations. You can enable or disable Vibration Reduction by using the 2-way VR switch on the lens barrel.

Focus Mode Switch: The lens includes a 2-way Focus Mode switch on the barrel of the lens. In the A position, the camera will automatically focus the photo when the shutter release button is pressed halfway. You can also manually focus while in Auto Focus mode by turning the focus ring after auto focusing has taken place. When switched to the M position, you can focus manually by rotating the focus ring on the lens.

Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC): Nikon's Super Integrated Coating (SIC) offers superior color performance and substantially reduced ghosting and flare, by enhancing light transmission.

Silent Wave Motor (SWM): The exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables fast, accurate, and quiet auto focus.

Internal Focus: Internal Focus (IF) provides fast and quiet autofocus without changing the length of the lens, retaining working distance throughout the focus range.

Lens Construction: The AF-S Nikkor 18-140mm lens has 17 elements in 12 groups, including 1 ED (Extra-low Dispersion glass) lens element for maximum sharpness and minimum chromatic aberrations, and 1 aspherical lens element.

Diaphragm: The lens is equipped a 7-blade, rounded diaphragm opening.

Lens Warranty Terms: Nikon offers a 1-year parts and labor warranty on the lens. An additional 4-year Extended Service Coverage is available at no charge if you register the product with Nikon within 10 days of purchase.

Specifications:

  • Type of Lens: Type G AF-S DX lens with a built-in CPU
  • Type of Mount: Nikon F-bayonet type
  • Focal Length: 18-140mm
  • Filter Diameter: 67mm
  • Closest Focus Distance: 1.48'
  • Focal Length Scale: Graduated in millimeters (18, 24, 35, 50, 70, 140)
  • Focusing Method: Internal focusing (IF) system, AutoFocus using a Silent Wave Motor, manually by a separate focus ring
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22 at 18mm; f/5.6 to f/38 at 140mm
  • Aperture: 7-blade, rounded
  • Lens Construction: 17 elements in 12 groups (including 1 ED lens and 1 aspherical lens element.)
  • Angle of View: 76° to 11° 30'
  • Dimensions: Diameter: 3.038", Length=4.12" (4.745" w/caps)
  • Weight: approximately 17.3 ounces

Playback, Editing And Printing Functions

Auto Image Rotation: Photographs taken while this feature is set to "On" allow the image to be played back automatically in the orientation it was taken, including Landscape, Portrait (rotated clockwise) or Portrait (rotated counter-clockwise).

Rotate Tall: Portrait photos are displayed in tall orientation during playback. This feature can be turned off in the menu, if desired.

Image Review: When this setting is enabled, the camera displays the image on the LCD monitor after the picture is taken. You can choose how long photographs are displayed in the monitor after shooting. If Image Review is turned off, pictures can only be displayed by pressing the playback button.

Single-Image Playback: During single-image playback, you can view all the pictures stored on the memory card one at a time.

Thumbnail Playback: This feature allows you to view 4, 9, or 72 images at once on the LCD monitor so that you can search for an image quickly. You can also choose a calendar playback, sorted by date.

Slide Show: This features plays photographs back in an automatic slide show manner. You can set the frame interval at 2, 3, 5, or 10 seconds

Playback Zoom: During single-image and thumbnail playback, you can zoom in on the selected image. You can zoom in up to 38x for large images, up to 28x for medium images, and up to 19x for small images (based on 24 x 16 DX format setting). Once the image is enlarged, you can pan around the image on the LCD monitor using the multi selector.

Retouch Menu: These options can be used to create, trimmed, resized, or retouch existing copies of the photographs in the memory card. You can choose from the following options:

  • D-Lighting: D-Lighting can be used to brighten dark or backlit subjects.
  • Red-eye Correction: Correct "red-eye" caused by flash.
  • Trim: Create cropped copies of existing photos. You can change the aspect ratio from 3:2 to 4:3, 5:4, 1:1, or 16:9. Each copy is saved as a separate file.
  • Monochrome: Copy pictures in the Black and White, Sepia and Cyanotype colors.
  • Filter Effects: Create copies with color filter effects. You can choose from one of the following:
    • Skylight: Creates the effect of a skylight filter, giving the copy a "cold" blue cast.
    • Warm Filter: Creates a copy with warm tone filter effects, giving the copy "warm" red cast.
    • Cross Screen: Just as with a cross screen filter, this feature produces a star pattern with lines radiating outward from bright objects.
    • Soft: Add a soft filter effect; choose from high, normal, or low effect.
  • Image Overlay: Combine two RAW photographs to create a single picture
  • NEF (RAW) Processing: Create JPEG-format copies of NEF (RAW) photographs recorded at an image quality setting of RAW or RAW+B.
  • Resize: You can create a small copy of a recorded image. The copy will be stored as a JPEG file.
  • Quick Retouch: Create retouched copies in which contrast and saturation have been
  • enhanced.
  • Straighten: You can create a straightened copy of an image. You can rotate the image clockwise or counterclockwise up to five degrees in increments of 0.25 degrees.
  • Distortion Control: Create copies with reduced peripheral distortion (barrel distortion or pin-cushion distortion).
  • Fisheye: You can create a copy that appears to have been taken with a fisheye lens. You can increase or reduce the effect using the multi-selector.
  • Color Outline: You can create an outline copy of a photograph to use as a base for painting.
  • Color Sketch: Create a copy of a photograph that resembles a sketch made with colored pencils.
  • Perspective Control: Copies can be created that reduce the effects of perspective taken from the base of a tall object.
  • Miniature Effect: You can create a copy that appears to be a photo of a diorama. Works best with photos taken from a high vantage point.
  • Selective Color: Lets you create a copy in which only selected hues appear in color.
  • Edit Movie: You can trim footage to create edited copies of movies or save selected frames as JPEG stills.

Protecting Images: The protect feature allows you to protect important images from accidental erasure.

PictBridge Printing Capability: You can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of brand.

DPOF: The DPOF feature enables you to create a digital "print order" for PictBridge-compatible printers and other devices that support DPOF.

Connections

USB Connection: The Nikon D7200 utilizes a high-speed USB 2.0 connection for interfacing with your computer, using the supplied UC-E17 USB cable.

HDMI: For playing back High Definition movies and high resolution still images on an HDTV, you can connect the camera via an optional HDMI cable. A Type C mini-HDMI cable is required.

Microphone Input: The camera features a 3.5mm minijack for connecting an external microphone, such as the Nikon ME-1 stereo microphone. Using an external mic improves the recorded audio for movies, and reduces noise caused by lens vibration being recorded during autofocus. You can adjust the sensitivity of the microphone (built-in or external) in the menu.

Headphone Output: A dedicated 3.5mm minijack is provided for connecting a pair of headphones to monitor the audio during recording or playback. You can adjust the headphone volume in the menu.

Accessory Terminal: The D7200 has a proprietary input for optional accessories, such as the GP-1a GPS unit, the MC-DC2 Remote Release Cord, or the WR-1 or WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controllers.

Battery Information

Li-ion Battery Pack: The D7200 comes with a long lasting rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (EN-EL15), with the capacity of approximately 1100 shots per charge (based on the CIPA standard).

Battery Charger: The camera comes with the MH-25a Battery Charger for charging the supplied Li-ion battery pack. The MH-25a will charge the EN-EL15 battery pack in approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes. The MH-25a comes with an AC wall adapter which can plug into the charger.

Multi-power Battery Pack: The optional MB-D15 multi-power battery pack (sold separately) can hold one EN-EL15 Li-Ion battery or six AA alkaline, NiMH, or lithium batteries. It is also equipped with a shutter release button, AE/AF lock button, multi-selector, and main and sub-command dials for improved operation when taking pictures in the portrait (tall) orientation.

Backup Battery: The camera's internal backup battery can provide up to 3 months of backup power after about two days of charging from the EN-EL15 battery pack. The backup battery powers the camera's internal clock, and maintains settings when the power is turned off.

Optional AC Adapter: The optional EH-5B AC adapter and optional EP-5B power connector are recommended for extended playback.

Downloadable Software

ViewNX-i: The D72000 does not include software for organizing your photos. The following Nikon software can be downloaded from the Nikon website:

  • ViewNX-i: to download pictures from the camera to the computer
  • ViewNX Movie Editor: for processing and editing movies
  • Capture NX-D: for fine-tuning pictures that have been copied to a computer, and convert NEF (RAW) images to other formats

System Requirements: The ViewNX-i and Capture NX-D software will work with the following operating systems:

  • Windows: Windows 8.1, Windows 7 (SP1)
  • Mac: OS X 10.8.5, 10.9.5, 10.10.2

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