Nikon D7200 camera with Nikon AF VR Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm lens, good combination, great results!


I came to this combination after a lot of search in the world of DSLR and lenses. Nikon D7200 camera is a medium range camera, but combined with Nikon AF VR zoom Nikkor 80-400mm lens, it will give you really good image quality like high end cameras.


The cost of Nikon D7200 is around rupees 70,000/- and Nikon AF VR zoom Nikkor 80-400mm lens is around rupees 95,000/-

Now you are no more an amateur photographer and definitely want to grow in this field. And this cost is worth when you see the excellent image quality and the key features of camera and lens.


Nikon D7200

This is a light weight camera. It weighs around 767 gms. The body is made up of Magnesium-alloy. It has superior weather/moisture and dust seals.

Nikon AF VR zoom Nikkor 80-400mm lens

Nikon AF VR zoom Nikkor 80-400mm lens is compact light weight lens. It weighs around 1570 gms. The lens has 5 switches on its left side. Five switches on left side of the lens are as follows-

  • A/M, M/A, M (the usual focus settings for a high-end AF-S lens)
  • Full, Infinity-6m (focus range limiter)
  • VR On, Off
  • VR Normal, Active
  • Lock zoom ring

Image Quality

Image quality is absolutely stunning with this combination and the reason is the camera has crop body. It has 1.3x crop mode, when you are using the camera with the Nikkor 80-400mm lens the zooming becomes almost 104×520.

This gives you awesome zooming which is useful for wildlife photography, especially for birding.

The camera also gives a good pictures in low light. As it has wide ISO range from 100-25,600 (full colour), boost to 51,200-102,400 (black and white only).

Technical  Aspects

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200 is DX-format DSLR – 1.5x crop factor. It has 1,229K-dot LCD Monitor which is 3.2 inches. The camera has Eye-level Pentaprism Single-Lens Reflex Viewfinder with 100% frame coverage.

Nikon D7200 has new Multi-CAM 3500 DX II AF system with TTL phase detection. Its 51 focus points cover a wide area of the frame in DX format, and the entire frame in 1.3×, while 15 cross-type sensors in the center feature higher detection strength. All 51 points are responsive at f/5.6, while one center point is compatible with f/8. It gives greater focusing performance even when using teleconverters.

With 13-22 shots in 14-bit lossless buffer, the improved AF-system and the latest EXPEED 4 processor, it becomes extremely good for video shooters.

The outstanding focusing performance, wide AF coverage and lens compatibility make it easier to capture various scenes sharply, from low-lit interiors to sports or wildlife.

It gives ISO Range from 100 – 25,600 (full color), boost to 51,200-102,400 (black and white only). It has 24 MP CMOS sensor without an optical low pass filter and Metering Sensor 2,016-pixel RGB (3D Color Matrix) sensor. Its detection Range is -3 – +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)

It gives you twin SD Card Slots with SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory card compatibility. Also gives built-in Wi-Fi with NFC. Battery life is too good and gives up to 1100 shots.

Nikon AF VR zoom Nikkor 80-400mm lens

Nikon AF zoom Nikkor 80-400mm lens is compact 5x telephoto zoom lens.

The lens is constructed with 20 elements in 12 groups (with 4 ED and Nano Crystal Coat-deposited lens elements). It has focal length from 80-400 mm. The maximum aperture is f/4.5-5.6 while minimum aperture is f/32-40. Its Closest focusing distance is 5.74 ft. (1.75m).

It has up to 4 stops of image stabilization compensation with the Vibration Reduction II technology. Its 4 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements for maximum sharpness and minimum chromatic aberration. Nano Crystal Coat (N) reduces ghosting and lens flare.

Silent Wave Motor (SWM) provides ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocusing with seamless manual focus override. Internal Focusing (IF) lens construction, which means that the lens does not change in size during AF operation.

This combination will give you really good experience with improved image quality. You will definitely find this combination perfect as you walk over the path from amateur photographer towards an expert photographer.


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