The new D7200 DSLR from Nikon, a DX-format camera, offers FullHD video, time-lapse advanced functions and a wireless microphone as some of the features videographers will appreciate. But there is more…
Nikon’s newest DSLR features a powerful 24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor with no OLPF (optical low-pass filter), capable of producing stunning images and maximum sharpness in nearly any shooting scenario. This seems to be a new trend in photography, initiated by Nikon and now continued with this model. It will be interesting to see how this trtanslates when it comes to video.
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 available 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 Nikon D7200 maintains compatibility with the legendary line of NIKKOR lenses and DSLR accessories which adds even more reach and versatility to any photographer’s kit.
When it comes to video, this new camera continues to offer Full HD, probably because it is enough for the public Nikon is aiming at with the D7200: photographers that also do video. Or cinematographers that still feel FullHD is enough for them. But the amera follows the logic of recent DSLRs from Nikon, and offers a robust video feature set that 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 DSLR audio. The D7200 is also the first Nikon DX-format DSLR to feature a built-in Time Lapse Mode with exposure smoothing, making capturing a beautiful sunset time-lapse easier than ever.
The D7200 offers a Flat Picture Control, effective for color grading, and functions for recording sound with movies have been enriched with the addition of Frequency Response and Wind Noise Reduction settings. The D7200 offers two movie formats, one that uses the DX (24×16) image area and one that uses the 1.3x (18×12) image area. The 1.3x (18×12) image area produces a telephoto effect that brings distant subjects closer, and also enables selection of the 60p movie frame rate.
Along with the D7200 Nikon presented a new piece of equipment essential for DSLR Video: the ME-W1 wireless lavalier microphone, 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 50m (164 ft.) away. Great for bloggers, aspiring videographers or even professionals, the ME-W1 makes recording audio for DSLR video simple, without sacrificing quality sound.
The video published here shows what the Nikon D7200 can do when it comes to video. This journey through the rich cultural landscape of Argentina was shot exclusively on the new D7200 and NIKKOR lenses. From low-lit interiors to bright sunshine, the mode M with Auto ISO sensitivity control automatically adjusts to the appropriate exposure offering greater flexibility for shooting.
The Nikon D7200 will be available in early April 2015 either body only or kitted with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR for suggested retail prices (SRP) of $1,199.95 and $1,699.95, respectively. The ME-W1 wireless microphone will be available in March 2015 for $249.95 SRP.