Less than a month since introducing the revolutionary DSLR intended for astrophotography, Nikon D810A, and broadening the Coolpix series, Nikon's DSLR and Coolpix selections will obtain one new member each - a Nikon D7200 and a superzoom Nikon Coolpix P900, respectively.
The Nikon D7200 is a DX-format DSLR camera, and it brings a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor, with a slight increase in resolution in relation to the 24.1MP, which is offered by its predecessor Nikon D7100. The sensor in question is Sony, found on the Nikon D5300, which means that there will be less banding than it was the case with the D7100 when shadows were drastically lifted. Like its predecessor, the D7200 does not feature an optical low-pass filter (OLPF).
The new D7200 is equipped with an EXPEED 4 processor, which is 30% faster than the one on the predecessor, a next-generation AF system with 51 points (15 cross-type), and increased sensitivity in low-light conditions. Moreover, it exhibits built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, Full HD video, as well as an improved buffer, whose capacity now allows the camera to shoot 100 consecutive JPEG images at 6 fps (as for the RAW, the buffer can provide space for 18 consecutive 14-bit lossless compressed images, and 27 12-bit compressed shots). The Nikon D7200 is the first Nikon DX-format DSLR to feature a built-in Time Lapse Mode exposure smoothing, which brings time-lapse photography to a new level. On the rear side are a fixed 3.2" 1,228,800-dot TFT LCD screen and an optical viewfinder (pentaprism).
As far as the superzoom Nikon Coolpix P900 is concerned, it is equipped with a 16MP CMOS, but what is the most striking on this camera is its lens with staggering 24-2000mm (equivalent), f/2.8-6.5, and the optical zoom that simply takes one's breath away - 83x! This lens, which in combination with the Dynamic Fine Zoom reaches the dizzying 166x, features one ED element, which makes it ideal for capturing exceptionally sharp images and videos from extreme distances.
The P900 also offers a vari-angle 3" 921,000-dot TFT LCD, an electronic viewfinder, Full HD video, Wi-Fi with NFC, 7 fps continuous shooting, as well as the Dual Detect optical image stabilization.
The Nikon D7200 will come onto the market in April, and it will ship in several combinations: body-only ($1199.95), packed with the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR ($1699.95), and the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR ($1617.78). The Nikon Coolpix P900 will also be available next month, priced at $599.95.