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d7200 was the wait worth it

ikky 7 88 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2015 2:43PM
has anyone any hands on with the d7200 if so was the wait worth it?
themak 8 1.0k Scotland
17 Mar 2015 4:08PM
Release date is Thursday 19th.
ikett 11 545 England
17 Mar 2015 5:17PM
I posted about my ailing D300 here , I was thinking about the D7100, which I can buy new UK warranty for 519.00, some one suggested the D7200, cheapest I could find was 939.00, and the improvements don't seem important to me,but if you need wi-fi low light focusing and a better buffer go for it.

If I already owned a D7100 I don't think I would bother, but I'm seriously thinking of buying the D7100.

Just trying to add a touch of confusionWink
keithh 18 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
17 Mar 2015 5:36PM
The 7200 is bound to be a premium price for a few months yet. You will have no problem switching from a 300 to a 7100. In fact within no time you'll be D300 what?

You will have to turn the LR sharpening sliders down a touch though in comparison.
ikett 11 545 England
17 Mar 2015 6:45PM
Hi keithh,

Quote:You will have no problem switching from a 300 to a 7100. In fact within no time you'll be D300 what?

I wish you'd relied to my original post I've spent hours researching alternatives, apologies to ikky I didn't intend to hijack your postingBlush
StrayCat 17 19.1k 3 Canada
17 Mar 2015 7:44PM
Keith, I was using the sharpening method in PS that you suggested, using an adjustment layer with the Smart Sharpen Filter, and then I kind of got away from it and went back to sharpening in LR; I'm going back to your suggestion, it seems to work better. My apologies also for the hijack.Smile
LenShepherd 13 4.4k United Kingdom
18 Mar 2015 11:30AM
No hands on yet.
To me the specification looks more like updating by now a little long in the tooth technology rather than big step changes as with the D7000 and D7100.
ikky 7 88 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2015 1:16PM
Got hands on at the NEC not convinced price hike is justified will stick with D7100 great camera does everything I want and then some more
StrayCat 17 19.1k 3 Canada
4 Apr 2015 7:10PM
Basically, you would be getting a tilting LCD, right?
LenShepherd 13 4.4k United Kingdom
5 Apr 2015 10:23AM

Quote:Basically, you would be getting a tilting LCD, right?

Sorry - not right.
Only the D750 FX has a tilting screen.
The D7200 does not seem to have the Group focus tracking option on the D4s, D810 and D750 - which I find very useful for some subjects.
The D7200 launch of 939 is about 20% less than the launch of the D7100. camerapricebuster list the D7200 at 899 at digital depot.
The best D7100 price at cpb is now 735 at Amazon (from Amazon). There is a 100 cash back if you buy a "cash back" lenses at the same time.
Nikon claim 1 AF point f8 ability, better noise even at low ISO's, better video, better low light metering etc but as I said earlier I regard it as a modest upgrade of the D7100 rather than a major improvement.
On warranties - there is not one from Nikon valid in the EEC unless it comes via Nikon Europe.
If it is an official import you get a 2 year warranty on registering it. Unfortunately the insurance provider for year 2 warranty does not confirm the registration has been received. Up to about 9 months ago you got a piece of paper confirming the insurance was in place.
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
8 Apr 2015 12:59PM
Bought the D7200 today for Aus$1400, collecting it on the weekend. I already have the D7100 which I love but wanted a second camera as its not always opportune to change lenses in a hurry.
themak 8 1.0k Scotland
8 Apr 2015 1:17PM
It's a lot of camera for a reasonable price. It would be interesting to know how you find they compare.
11 Jun 2015 1:15PM
I have had a 7200 for a few weeks now, I am upgrading from a d3100 all I can say is that I am over the moon with it even if I am still learning what all the buttons do. if you are looking to upgrade like me from a beginners camera which I got to see if I would use it enough, and you cannot justify the price of a D750 or D810 (I wouldn't bother with a 610) this is excellent
LenShepherd 13 4.4k United Kingdom
13 Jun 2015 7:22AM
The UK price drop (so far about 10%) is feeding through at about 840-850 compared to the 929 launch.
It may go below 900 within 2 months.
Have spent part of yesterday shooting birds flying erratically near Flamborough the new Group focus option in the D750 and D810 was a big benefit. Unfortunately the D750 does not have this feature Sad

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