For the passionate photographer or videographer, the professional in need of a fully-functioned second camera, or the enthusiast looking for a versatile and convenient tool, Nikon's new D7200 has a lot to offer. Improved image quality, low-light capabilities and speed are supplemented by the convenience of built-in Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication (NFC). This high specification camera allows you to shoot in almost any light - from dawn until after dusk - and to capture everything from sports and action to wildlife and everyday moments. Images can then be shared easily with a compatible smart device. This high-end APS-C camera upgrades the popular D7100 (launched in 2013). Although not a radical upgrade, it adds some excellent new features. Its large buffer can produce up to 18 14-bit lossless compressed, 27 12-bit compressed Raw files, or more than 100 JPEGs. The maximum burst rate remains the same as the earlier model: 6 fps at full size and 7 fps in 1.3x crop mode.Autofocus performance in low light is improved ¿ the Multi-CAM 3500DX II still offers 51 AF points (the central 15 cross-type), but all are sensitive to -3EV (the D7100's were limited to -2EV), and the camera includes Wi-Fi with 'SnapBridge' Near Field Communication (NFC) for pairing with Android devices. Also on offer is 15% better battery life, and 60p video (with Flat Picture Control, also available for stills), in 1.3x crop mode. The D7200 is the only Nikon DX format camera to support autofocus on screw drive lenses.
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Jon Sparks is an award-winning photographer and writer specializing in landscape and outdoor photography. He has travelled and photographed in Pakistan, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Morocco as well as most European countries and supplies images to the global libraries Corbis and Alamy as well as selling images directly through his own library.