Nikon D7200 Costco Review

Accomplish a clearer vision of the world you love so much with Costco Nikon D7200 and what a beautiful view it creates! At Nikon, we consider anyone with a passion for capturing life’s precious moments, as family.

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The only thing we ask in return is that you to use them to connect with your inner artists, those behind the viewfinder we thank you for your inspiration. It is you, who capture those little moments of brilliance extended by the universe and use them to bring the world together. This is the platform our products are built on. 

How we see the world is important, the lens we view it through can either broaden our perspectives or blur our awareness and bring us out of focus. With so much beauty at our fingertips, why would we waste our time with anything but the best? We can’t wait to see what you see.

The Review


  • The D7200 is right in line with the value established by previous models in the DSLR series with a few key changes to improve the quality.
  •  While still using the Advanced Photo System type-C for image sensory, the D7200 shows a slight increase in pixel count of 24.2 mil.
  • An increase of 0.2 million from previous models. To a practiced eye, an increase of any kind in this department can make the difference between a good picture and a great one.
  • The D7200 operates through a pentaprism optical viewfinder, this effect makes it much easier to operate in low light settings. Between its intuitive display element for brightness/ contrast and the EXPEED 3 processor the D7200 is quicker and easier to use than ever to produce professional grade output.
  • Nikon has begun to adapt their products to the users’ wireless needs by building the wireless adaptor directly into the central component of the camera, offering an additional option for NFC Connectivity.

Features and Benefits


Like the Nikon D7100, the D7200 shares an Auto-area AF Mode but unlike its earlier version you may add ‘Distortion Control’ to the list of In-Camera image editing options.

The battery life is extended from 950 shots (CIPA) in the D7100 to a whopping 1110 shots (CIPA) estimated and 80 minutes of movie recording.

Another key yet small advantage held by the D7200 is found in the Picture Controls Nikon uses a 2.0 version which includes a videographer’s best friend, the ever-useful ‘Flat picture control’.

The D7200’s heightened sensitivity range of 100-25600 offers all the noise reduction and attention to detail necessary to collect comprehensive shots beautifully, even in the upper limits of the ISO scale.

These are the details and upgrades customers have come to expect from Nikon products. 

Pro’s and Con’s

Though other models may hold more in the department of outdoor durability, and potentially shutter speed and burst rate, the Nikon D7200 cannot be topped in the ways of higher resolution, AF performance for subjects tracking with the viewfinder while shooting. Low-light settings are especially well tracked with the D7200. It’s ability to capture light where there is little to none is a huge pro for those who live in wet climate areas. The overall user assessment has been that a couple less frames is made up for in astounding image quality.

In comparison to competing products *Cough* Canon, Nikon cameras are notorious for providing better user experience designs. The interface and controls are laid out and customizable in order to allow quick variations to settings in both manual and A/S modes.

The shutter speed may be less than some models at 1/8000sec at its fastest, the image maintains its quality in lower lighting as opposed to most with higher speeds and less adaptive light settings. It is perfection for most needs unrelated to bird watching at 3 fps. The build quality is most efficient for fast controls. The extended battery life and NFC characteristics incorporated into this product make any price variation well worth it. The few feature differences extended to the D7200 from its previous form (D7100) may seem small to those who haven’t experience them first hand, but for anyone who has handled other products lacking them, those differences are key. 


What difference does the built in NFC make?

 It can make the difference of how accessible your photos are to your desired placement of them. Being able to connect to WIFI wherever the option is available allows users to post, send, and share their creations with the world wherever and whenever they want.

Why are the additional lighting options important?

Lighting plays a huge role in the quality of the photos produced, it is such a bummer when something beautiful poses for you, just for a second, and because you can’t get the right amount of light, the moment isn’t brought to life. From those just beginning their passion in photography to seasoned professionals, Nikon strives to take as much of the headache off of their shoulders so that they too may embrace the moment.

Why would I choose a Nikon D7200 over other models?

If the built in WIFI didn’t settle your nerves, and the upgraded low-light features and build qualities still leave you with questions. Then we’ll just have to let the outstanding APS-C image quality offered by our user-friendly Nikon D7200, speak for itself. 

What difference does the eye-level pentaprism optical viewfinder make on picture quality?

 A pentaprism optical viewfinder is a more expensive and quality version of the pentamirrors also found in cameras. Pentaprisms are made from high quality glass whereas the latter is simply constructed of hollow walls with reflective surfaces. Pentaprisms offer higher light quality which allow cameras operating under their use more adaptive to manual focusing in low light. Once again making the camera more user friendly. It also reduces the issues found with Pentamirrors and the moisture that the mirroring containers tend to house. This moisture build-up tends to degrade the mirrored surfaces over time quick can be annoying. It is important to note that the final photograph is not affected by which viewfinder is used, but if you plan on using manual focus, especially in low light scenarios, you may find it easier to focus in on your shot using a pentaprism optical viewfinder. 

What is NFC and how do I use it?

The Costco Nikon D7200 features the relatively new technology of NFC. NFC stands for Near-field Communication.This means that through wifi you can connect your camera to your phone by placing the two devices near each other. Further instructions on how to use this unique capability should be found in the user manual that comes with your Costco Nikon D7200.

How difficult is it to learn how to use this camera?

The camera should be fairly easy to operate, especially if you have used a similar Nikon camera before. The consistency in the design grants a fluid transition to previous Nikon camera owners.

If you find any aspect of the camera confusing, help is easy to find. From the user manual to dozens of online tutorials, there are extensive resources available that will help you master the Costco Nikon D7200.

Can an amateur photographer use this camera?

Yes! While learning how to operate a new technology can be a challenge, as I said before, there is no shortage of advice. The user manual, Nikon customer support, and online tutorials will provide you with all the instruction for your introduction to photography.

Is the Costco Nikon D7200 the right camera for me?

It really depends on you how you plan to use your camera. If the Costco Nikon D7200 meets all your photography needs, and you do not mind the few shortcomings of the device, it may be the camera for you.

How would you compare the D7200 with the newer Nikon D7500?

The biggest change, if you ask me, is that you can record 4k movies on the new D7500, if you need that, and at 20, 25, and 24 fps frame rates, and up to 60fps on slow moving pictures. The camera size hasn’t changed measurably, it’s about the same. The ISO native range is up from the D7200’s 25600 to 51,200. Though, many people have said the D7200 gives better image quality at its base ISO than does the D7500. Improvements have supposedly been made to the auto-focus feature. Larger pixel sensors (wow, tongue twister), supposedly improve image quality on the newer model. Continuous shooting has gone up to 8fps up from 6fps, and up to 100 jpgs or 50 raw frames in a row. The battery life actually is lesser than the D7200 – from 1100 shots per battery charge down to 950. Also, there were 2 memory card slots in the D7200, but now there is only one! That can be a deal breaker for people with a a very large professional workload. There is also no more fun special effect mode on the new camera.

How would you compare the D7200 with the older model D7100?

The D7200 is actually almost Identical to its earlier model, except has a better processor. It can take several more pictures (40-50) in continuous photo shooting mode than its predecessor before slowing down. The D7200 will continuously take photos for about 10 seconds before slowing down, compared to 2 to 3 seconds on the D7100.

What is this camera best used for?

I think this camera’s perfect for almost any situation including weddings, landscape shots, sports (in continuous mode), capturing wildlife and birds, and portraits especially. It’s great at taking video, but the newer model, I have to say, is even more impressive with the 4k feature. Thanks for reading!

Is this camera good in low light?

It is one of the best in its class when it comes to low light.

Can this camera be used for professional video shooting?

For interview and other simple set-ups, yes, but if you are looking to shoot a movie or ENG style work, you can do better.

Does this camera output 10 Bit 4:2:2 video files?

No, only 8 Bit 4:2:2 through the HDMI port with an external recorder.