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 is much less noisy at high ISO (1,333 ISO vs 1,256 ISO), has much better image quality (87.0 vs 80.0), has much more color depth (24.5 bits vs 23.5 bits), has much wider dynamic range (14.6 EV vs 13.7 EV) and has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3").

However, on average it doesn't have a touch screen, has much more startup delay (400 ms vs 300 ms), doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't focus continuously while recording movies and is slightly larger (professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs prosumer size (124×99×76 mm)).

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
1 year newer
$620 - $647 (body only)
$619 - $747 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5600 (vs the D7200)

  • Much less startup delay: 200 ms vs 400 ms
  • Much less shutter lag: 111 ms vs 173 ms
  • Has a touch screen

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

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Many focus points: 39 vs 51

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
1 year newer
$1,099 (body only)
$1,099 - $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

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Weather sealed
  • Many focus points: 45 vs 51

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
2 years older
$629 - $680 (body only)
$949 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the D7200)

  • Continuous video focus

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the D7200)

  • None found

common strengths of the D7100 and D7200

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 1,256 ISO vs 1,333 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 83.0 vs 87.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24.2 bits vs 24.5 bits

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
similar age
$498 (body only)
$549 - $588 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the D7200)

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

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 1,438 ISO vs 1,333 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 84.0 vs 87.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24.1 bits vs 24.5 bits

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
1 year older
$459 - $597 (body only)
$499 - $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
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.61x
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the D5300 and D7200

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 1,338 ISO vs 1,333 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 83.0 vs 87.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24 bits vs 24.5 bits

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
4 years older
$849 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the D7200)

  • Continuous video focus

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the D7200)

  • Worse color depth: 23.5 bits vs 24.5 bits
  • Much worse image quality: 80.0 vs 87.0
  • Much lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,228k dots

common strengths of the D7000 and D7200

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 1,167 ISO vs 1,333 ISO
  • Excellent dynamic range: 13.9 EV vs 14.6 EV
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.62x vs 0.61x

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 much less startup delay (400 ms vs 500 ms).

However, on average it is much 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 D750

Nikon D750
5 months older
$1,399 - $1,797 (body only)
$1,965 - $2,297 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the D7200)

  • Much 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)

  • Fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

common strengths of the D750 and D7200

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 2,956 ISO vs 1,333 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 93.0 vs 87.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24.8 bits vs 24.5 bits

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
1 year older
$1,397 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,728 - $2,447 28-300mm lens

Significant advantages of the D610 (vs the D7200)

  • Much 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)

  • Fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second
  • Thicker: 3.2" vs 3"

common strengths of the D610 and D7200

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 2,925 ISO vs 1,333 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 94.0 vs 87.0
  • Excellent color depth: 25.1 bits vs 24.5 bits

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
10 months newer
$1,653 - $1,897 (body only)
$2,456 - $2,497 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the D7200)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,359k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Many more focus points: 153 vs 51

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
  • Fairly small: Large (147×115×81 mm) vs Professional size (136×107×76 mm)
  • Built-in focus motor

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
1 year older
$769 (body only)
$800 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the D7200)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the D7200)

  • Much more noise at high ISO: 926 ISO vs 1,333 ISO
  • Significantly worse image quality: 68.0 vs 87.0
  • 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: $769.00 vs $799.00

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
1 year older
$1,088 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,497 - $1,949 18-135mm lens

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

  • Continuous video focus
  • Shoots faster: 10 fps vs 6 fps
  • Has a GPS

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

  • Much more noise at high ISO: 1,082 ISO vs 1,333 ISO
  • Significantly worse image quality: 70.0 vs 87.0
  • Worse color depth: 22.4 bits vs 24.5 bits

common strengths of the 7D Mark II and D7200

  • Relatively low noise at high ISO: 1,082 ISO vs 1,333 ISO
  • Good dynamic range: 11.8 EV vs 14.6 EV
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
2 years older
$1,058 - $1,399 (body only)
$1,799 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the D7200)

  • Much 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)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 165 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the 6D and D7200

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 2,340 ISO vs 1,333 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 82.0 vs 87.0
  • Excellent color depth: 23.8 bits vs 24.5 bits

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 a weather sealed body and much more lenses available (230 lenses vs 62 lenses).

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 51,200 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
1 year newer
$794 - $828 (body only)
$910 - $928 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 shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 1110 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and D7200

  • Weather sealed
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP
  • 24p support

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year older
$447 - $448 (body only)
$529 - $548 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 shorter battery life: 420 shots vs 1110 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the A6000 and D7200

  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP
  • 24p support
  • Great battery life: 420 shots vs 1110 shots

Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T20
1 year newer
$799 (body only)
$899 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T20 (vs the D7200)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly more focus points: 325 vs 51

Significant disadvantages of the X-T20 (vs the D7200)

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 1110 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the X-T20 and D7200

  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2
1 year newer
$1,402 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,761 - $1,799 18-55mm lens

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

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly more focus points: 325 vs 51
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 51,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 1110 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the X-T2 and D7200

  • Weather sealed
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II
3 months older
$1,200 - $1,598 (body only)
$1,460 - $1,798 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7 II (vs the D7200)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Smaller: Prosumer size (127×96×60 mm) vs Professional size (136×107×76 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the 7 II (vs the D7200)

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 1110 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the 7 II and D7200

  • Weather sealed
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP
  • 24p support

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500
1 year newer
$1,398 (body only)
$1,498 - $1,499 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 shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 1110 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the Alpha a6500 and D7200

  • Weather sealed
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP
  • Have external mic jacks