Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of D800 vs D7200

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

Nikon D800
10.0
D7200
10.0
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

D7200
8.5
Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

D7200
8.8
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

D7200
9.2
Reviews from nikonrumors.com, techradar.com, 1001noisycameras.com, imaging-resource.com and 5 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

D7200
9.3

Winner
Nikon D800 

Camera Rocket recommends the Nikon D800  based on its responsiveness and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon D800 vs D7200

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Nikon D800
2,979 ISO
D7200
1,333 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon D800
209 ms
D7200
173 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Nikon D800
43 ms
D7200
54 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Nikon D800
200 ms
D7200
400 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon D800
4 fps
D7200
6 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon D800
900 photos
D7200
1,110 photos

Features Key features of the Nikon D800  vs D7200 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Nikon D800
36.2 MP
D7200
24 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Nikon D800
25,600 ISO
D7200
102,400 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Nikon D800
3.2"
D7200
3.2"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Nikon D800
0.7x
D7200
0.61x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Nikon D800
23.8 microns
D7200
15.3 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Nikon D800  vs
D7200 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 36.2 MP 24 MP
Resolution 7360 x 4912 6000 x 4000
Size Full frame APS-C
Area 35.9 x 24 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.0x 1.5x
Pixel size 23.8 microns 15.3 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 6,400 ISO to 25,600 ISO Unknown to 102,400 ISO
Codecs
TIFF
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 51 51
Cross type focus points 15 15
Supports continuous Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/8000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 146 x 123 x 82 mm 136 x 107 x 76 mm
Thickness 82 mm 76 mm
Weight 1,000 g 675 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
WiFi None None
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization

video

Nikon D800  vs
D7200 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection Contrast detection

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3.2" 3.2"
Resolution 921 k dots 1,228 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 0.7x 0.94x
Viewfinder size 0.7x 0.61x

performance

Max continuous shooting 4 fps 6 fps
Battery life 900 1,110
Continuous shooting
4 fps @ 7360 x 4912, NEF 14bit, 20 shots
5 fps @ 6144 x 4080, NEF 14bit, 25 shots
6 fps @ 4800 x 3200, NEF 14bit, 29 shots
6 fps
Focus lag 209 ms 173 ms
Shutter lag 43 ms 54 ms
Startup delay 200 ms 400 ms
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