After unloading a slew of low-end Coolpix point-and-shoots at CP+ 2015 in Yokohama, Nikon is finally ready to bring out the big guns. Today, it's taking the wraps off its enthusiast-oriented D7200 DSLR, the company's newest DX-format flagship camera.
The Nikon D7200 is set to replace the aging D7100, slotting in between the company's entry-level APS-C and professional full-frame DSLR models. It features a 24.2-megapixel sensor that does away with the optical low-pass filter for maximum sharpness, paired with Nikon's EXPEED 4 image processing system. The sensor delivers a sensitivity range of ISO 100–25,600, and offers the ability to record full-HD 1080p footage at 30fps.
The new processor also gives a serious boost to the D7100's notoriously stingy burst shooting capabilities. Where the D7100 could only manage 6 consecutive 14-bit RAW shots or 50 JPEGs, the D7200 allows for 18 RAWs or 100 JPEGs without any slowdown. It's also Nikon's first DSLR with both WiFi and NFC, which should allow users to shoot and share photos from the camera to a compatible smartphone or tablet on the go.
The D7200 will be available in early April 2015, either body only or kitted with the Nikkor 18–140mm f/3.5–5.6 lens for $1,199.95 and $1,699.95, respectively.
Additionally, Nikon has introduced the new ME-W1 wireless microphone—a wireless solution for DSLR videographers' sound needs. With the ME-W1, users can wirelessly record audio in mono or stereo from up to 50 meters away. It's battery-operated and weather-resistant, making it a versatile addition to a videographer's load-out.
The ME-W1 will be available in March 2015 for $249.95.