Presently, nobody talks anything about the successor of Nikon D7200 since we are getting closer to the update time of Nikon D7200 (a camera has been in the stock for over one year announced on March 2015) and actually Nikon updates the camera in every two years. So, what will be the name of the next update of Nikon D7200? Probably Nikon D7300 or Nikon D7400 or something else, right now we don’t have exact information about all these, but we will talk more about this successor camera’s specifications with which it is expected to come.
Looking at the policies of Nikon in past, we can assume that Nikon won’t roll back the resolution and they will use the same/new sensor of Nikon D7200 (24.2MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor) in Nikon D7300 too.The sensor will be contrast detect sensor as usual and we don’t expect any dramatic change that Nikon will bring Hybrid CMOS AF sensor to the Nikon D7300
But now let’s talk about the image processor of the camera, we expect introduction of Expeed 5 (Nikon D7200 has Expeed 4).By adding the advanced Image Processor inside the Nikon D7300 body users will enjo slide bump in ISO sensitivity of the camera as well as Expeed 5 will also allow you to record 4K videos just like D500.
Moving further, the next big change we may lucky to see in upcoming camera of Nikon is ISO. Yes, with the help of new image processor as well as sensor we may expect increase in one/two stop in native sensitivity range than its previous model, which means Nikon D7300 will have 51200 (Nikon D7200 has 25600 native range). Despite of increase in lowlight sensitivity Nikon D500 will remain the king of lowlight APS-C sensor camera(Nikon won’t want any downfall in the selling rate of Nikon D500).
Well, we say the AF of Nikon D7300 could be like Nikon D500? Almost yes, Nikon D500 uses Multi-CAM 20K 153-Point AF System and we must expect the same thing from Nikon in D7300 (improvement is necessary). However, the Nikon D7200 uses Multi-CAM 3500 II DX 51-Point AF Sensor.
Moreover, it is the era, when every photographer wants their camera to come with 4K video capability, however, Nikon D7200 was released back in 2015 that offers the users to record only full HD video 1080p at 60fps. But, Nikon D7300 should come with 4K movie recording capability.
Continuous shooting speed of Nikon D7200 is 6fps, which means D7300 will have the maximum frame rate (burst-rate of 7fps to 8fps) that is all.
So take a look at Expected core specification of the Nikon D7300 camera
- 24 MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
- EXPEED 5 Image Processor
- 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps
- Multi-CAM 20K 153-Point AF System (or may be a completely new AF sensor with less than 100 AF points)
- Native ISO 51200 or 102400
- 7 fps Shooting
- Built-In Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC
In the end, these are all our own expectations so far, if you have any wish list regarding this camera, then do share with us… and yes, we expect Nikon D7300 will be announced at second half of 2017.