As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Nikon D7200 is also often compared to pro DSLRs and mirrorless. The Nikon D7200's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D5600 and the D7100) and Canon (such as the EOS 80D and the EOS 70D)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D7200 compared to other entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has slightly better image quality (87.0 vs 80.0), has slightly more color depth (24.5 bits vs 23.5 bits), has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,228k dots vs 1,040k dots) and slightly larger viewfinder (0.61x vs 0.54x).

However, on average it doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't focus continuously while recording movies, is slightly larger (professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs prosumer size (124×99×76 mm)) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Nikon D5600

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1 year newer
$697 (body only)
$797 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5600 (vs the D7200)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Professional size (136×107×76 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the D5600 (vs the D7200)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.61x
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the D5600 and D7200

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP
  • Many focus points: 39 vs 51

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
1 year newer
$1,099 (body only)
$1,249 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the D7200)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the D7200)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the EOS 80D and D7200

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Weather sealed
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
2 years older
$600 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,447 18-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the D7200)

  • Continuous video focus

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the D7200)

  • Worse boost ISO: 25,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Much more shutter lag: 251 ms vs 173 ms

common strengths of the D7100 and D7200

  • Relatively low noise at high ISO: 1,256 ISO vs 1,333 ISO
  • Good image quality: 83.0 vs 87.0
  • Good color depth: 24.2 bits vs 24.5 bits

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
similar age
$597 (body only)
$549 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the D7200)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Professional size (136×107×76 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the D5500 (vs the D7200)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.61x
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the D5500 and D7200

  • Relatively low noise at high ISO: 1,438 ISO vs 1,333 ISO
  • Good image quality: 84.0 vs 87.0
  • Good color depth: 24.1 bits vs 24.5 bits

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
1 year older
$597 (body only)
$500 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the D7200)

  • Continuous video focus
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the D7200)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Worse boost ISO: 25,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.61x

common strengths of the D5300 and D7200

  • Relatively low noise at high ISO: 1,338 ISO vs 1,333 ISO
  • Good image quality: 83.0 vs 87.0
  • Good color depth: 24 bits vs 24.5 bits

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
4 years older
$549 (body only)
$1,220 18-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the D7200)

  • Continuous video focus

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the D7200)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the D7000 and D7200

  • Good dynamic range: 13.9 EV vs 14.6 EV
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.62x vs 0.61x
  • Weather sealed

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D7200 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has slightly better image quality (87.0 vs 70.0), has slightly more color depth (24.5 bits vs 22.5 bits), has slightly wider dynamic range (14.6 EV vs 12.1 EV), has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3") and has slightly less shutter lag (173 ms vs 249 ms).

However, on average it is slightly more noisy at high ISO (1,333 ISO vs 2,340 ISO), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.61x vs 0.70x), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out and doesn't focus continuously while recording movies.

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
10 months newer
$1,997 (body only)
$2,597 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the D7200)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,359k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Many more focus points: 153 vs 51
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 1,640,000 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the D500 (vs the D7200)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the D500 and D7200

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Built-in focus motor
  • Inexpensive: $1,996.95 vs $782.34

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
1 year older
$1,279 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,997 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D610 (vs the D7200)

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 2,925 ISO vs 1,333 ISO
  • Continuous video focus
  • Larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.61x

Significant disadvantages of the D610 (vs the D7200)

  • Worse boost ISO: 25,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Thicker: 3.2" vs 3"

common strengths of the D610 and D7200

  • Good dynamic range: 14.4 EV vs 14.6 EV
  • Fairly small: Professional size (141×113×82 mm) vs Professional size (136×107×76 mm)
  • Multiple storage slots: 2 vs 2

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
5 months older
$1,399 - $1,897 (body only)
$2,397 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the D7200)

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 2,956 ISO vs 1,333 ISO
  • Continuous video focus
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the D7200)

  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Worse boost ISO: 51,200 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

common strengths of the D750 and D7200

  • Good dynamic range: 14.5 EV vs 14.6 EV
  • Fairly small: Professional size (141×113×78 mm) vs Professional size (136×107×76 mm)
  • Multiple storage slots: 2 vs 2

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
1 year older
$769 - $899 (body only)
$870 - $999 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the D7200)

  • Faster video autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Continuous video focus
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the D7200)

  • Significantly worse image quality: 68.0 vs 87.0
  • Less dynamic range: 11.6 EV vs 14.6 EV
  • Worse color depth: 22.5 bits vs 24.5 bits

common strengths of the 70D and D7200

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Professional size (136×107×76 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $768.95 vs $782.34

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
1 year older
$1,154 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,399 - $1,849 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the D7200)

  • Many more cross-type focus points: 65 vs 15
  • Continuous video focus
  • Shoots significantly faster: 10 fps vs 6 fps

Significant disadvantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the D7200)

  • Significantly worse image quality: 70.0 vs 87.0
  • Worse color depth: 22.4 bits vs 24.5 bits
  • Less dynamic range: 11.8 EV vs 14.6 EV

common strengths of the 7D Mark II and D7200

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (149×112×78 mm) vs Professional size (136×107×76 mm)
  • Multiple storage slots: 2 vs 2

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
2 years older
$1,185 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the D7200)

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 2,340 ISO vs 1,333 ISO
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.61x
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the D7200)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Less dynamic range: 12.1 EV vs 14.6 EV
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 165 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the 6D and D7200

  • Extremely good boost ISO: 102,400 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Professional size (136×107×76 mm)
  • Thin: 2.8" vs 3"

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D7200 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,228k dots vs 921k dots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital), has much less startup delay (400 ms vs 1700 ms) and has slightly less shutter lag (173 ms vs 221 ms).

However, on average it is significantly more noisy at high ISO (1,333 ISO vs 2,449 ISO), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), doesn't have a screen which flips out and doesn't focus continuously while recording movies.

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
1 year newer
$970 - $998 (body only)
$1,057 - $1,148 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the D7200)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Many more focus points: 425 vs 51
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the D7200)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and D7200

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year older
$548 (body only)
$698 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the D7200)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Continuous video focus
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the D7200)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the A6000 and D7200

  • Relatively low noise at high ISO: 1,347 ISO vs 1,333 ISO
  • Good image quality: 82.0 vs 87.0
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500
1 year newer
$1,398 (body only)
$1,750 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the D7200)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Many more focus points: 425 vs 51
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the D7200)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the Alpha a6500 and D7200

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2
1 year newer
$1,599 (body only)
$1,899 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T2 (vs the D7200)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Many more focus points: 325 vs 51
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (133×92×49 mm) vs Professional size (136×107×76 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the X-T2 (vs the D7200)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the X-T2 and D7200

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony A7

Sony A7
1 year older
$1,098 - $3,198 (body only)
$1,398 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the D7200)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 2,449 ISO vs 1,333 ISO
  • Continuous video focus
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the D7200)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 1110 shots

common strengths of the A7 and D7200

  • Relatively low noise at high ISO: 2,449 ISO vs 1,333 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 90.0 vs 87.0
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,228k dots