Nikon has released details of two new cameras, the D7200 DSLR and the Coolpix P900, which are scheduled to go on sale later this month.
Front view of the new Nikon D7200 DSLR camera with no lens fitted. (Source: Nikon.)
Designed for photo enthusiasts, the D7200 boasts a 24.2-megapixel DX-format (32.6 x 15.8 mm) sensor and an EXPEED 4 image-processing engine. This combination enables the camera to deliver vivid photos and HD videos with lower noise at high ISO settings and superior image processing speeds. NFC support has been added to the camera’s built in Wi-Fi connectivity with the introduction of Nikon’s “Tap to Share” feature. The camera’s shutter mechanism has been tested for 150,000 releases. Two SD card slots enable a smooth shooting experience. Both card slots are compatible with high-capacity SDXC and UHS-I cards.
Back and top views of the new Nikon D7200. (Source: Nikon.)
The D7200 has an ISO range of 100 to 25600, which is expandable to Hi BW 1 (equivalent to ISO 51200) and Hi BW 2 (equivalent to ISO 102400). A 1.3x image area option (approximately 15.4 megapixels) provides superior subject-acquisition performance for fast-moving objects over a wide area. Continuous shooting is supported at up to six frames/second (fps) in DX format and up to 7 fps with 1.3x crop and the buffer memory can hold up to 100 high-quality JPEGs or up to 27 12-bit RAW images.
The Advanced Multi-CAM 3500 II autofocus sensor module is the same as used in the D750, with 51 focus points and boastsan AF detection range down to -3 EV for the single central focus point, and at -2 EV or below (above -3 EV) with the other 50 points.
The new camera’s body has magnesium alloy incorporated into the top and rear covers for durability and superior texture. This keeps the camera light yet strong and includes weather-proof sealing to protect the camera from dust and water droplets. Its body weight is approximately 1,250 grams when combined with the AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens, and its EN-EL15 battery. The optical viewfinder provides approximately 100% frame coverage, while the 1,229k-dot, 3.2-inch LCD monitor includes RGBW alignment for enhanced visibility.
The D7200 records Full HD movie clips with a DX-based movie format, similar to that of a super-35 format movie film. Time-lapse sequences can also be recorded. The built-in flash features intelligent i-TTL flash control and a commander function. The D7200 is scheduled for local release on 19 March. For more information visithttps://mynikonlife.com.au/d7200.
The new Nikon Coolpix P900. (Source: Nikon.)
Also due for release on 19 March is the new Nikon Coolpix P900, a 16.1-megapixel digicam with new Dual Detect Optical VR technology and an 83x optical zoom lens, which covers angles of view from 24mm to 2000mm (35mm-format equivalent). This can be doubled with the 166x Dynamic Fine Zoom function. The P900 claims an autofocus (AF) speed of approximately 0.10 seconds, coupled with a shooting time lag of approximately 0.12 seconds at wide-angle and 0.75 seconds at full optical zoom. The maximum continuous shooting speed is approximately 7 fps (for up to 7 frames). A Snap-back zoom button allows quick switching between wide and tele positions, while Moon and Bird-watching modes provide dedicated settings for capturing shots of these challenging subjects.
The P900 can also record movie clips in Full HD (1080/50p) resolution with stereo sound. The built-in zoom microphone adjusts to the zoom operation delivering sharp sounds. A Time-Lapse Movie function also automatically creates 10-second movies from still images captured at various intervals. Built-in Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication (NFC) capabilities enable easy sharing of images and movie clips. The P900’s improved geolocation capabilities include GPS, GLONASS and QZSS support. For more information, visit https://mynikonlife.com.au/p900.