Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of DSLR-A580 vs D7200

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DSLR-A580
9.5
D7200
10.0
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

DSLR-A580
6.6
D7200
8.8
Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

DSLR-A580
8.0
D7200
8.8
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

DSLR-A580
9.1
D7200
9.2
Reviews from dpreview.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of DSLR-A580 vs D7200

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

DSLR-A580
1,121 ISO
D7200
1,333 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

DSLR-A580
295 ms
D7200
173 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

DSLR-A580
84 ms
D7200
54 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

DSLR-A580
800 ms
D7200
400 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

DSLR-A580
7 fps
D7200
6 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

DSLR-A580
1,050 photos
D7200
1,110 photos

Features Key features of the DSLR-A580  vs D7200 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

DSLR-A580
16 MP
D7200
24 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

DSLR-A580
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

D7200
3.2"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

DSLR-A580
0.52x
D7200
0.61x

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

DSLR-A580
22.9 microns
D7200
15.3 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

DSLR-A580  vs
D7200 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 16 MP 24 MP
Resolution 4912 x 3264 6000 x 4000
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.5x
Pixel size 22.9 microns 15.3 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 12,800 ISO to 25,600 ISO Unknown to 102,400 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 15 51
Cross type focus points 3 15
Supports continuous No Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 137 x 104 x 84 mm 136 x 107 x 76 mm
Thickness 84 mm 76 mm
Weight 599 g 675 g
Is weather sealed No Yes

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
Automatic panorama Yes No
Create realistic 3D images Yes No
Image stabilization
Sensor shift

video

DSLR-A580  vs
D7200 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
Shoots video in 24p No Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3.2"
Resolution 921 k dots 1,228 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentamirror Pentaprism
Coverage 95% 100%
Magnification 0.8x 0.94x
Viewfinder size 0.52x 0.61x

performance

Max continuous shooting 7 fps 6 fps
Battery life 1,050 1,110
Continuous shooting
7 fps, JPEG
6 fps
Focus lag 295 ms 173 ms
Shutter lag 84 ms 54 ms
Startup delay 800 ms 400 ms
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