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Chris Gampat Digital Camera Review Nikon D7100 product photos (1 of 7)ISO 5001-200 sec at f - 5.0

New early reports on Nikon Rumors suggest that the Nikon D7200 will inherit many features from the Nikon D750 including a similarly styled body complete with a rotating screen. Supposedly the high-end APS-C body will also include built-in Wi-Fi, which suggests it will also be made with a carbon composite front plate like the D750 rather than a fully magnesium build like the two previous models. For what it’s worth, my time with Nikon’s recent full-frame DSLR proved this plastic front was tough enough to stand up to all my roughhousing.

As for the underlying tech, the D7200 will purportedly feature a 24MP sensor paired with Nikon’s latest Expeed 4 processor. The autofocus system will also supposedly be similar to that of the D750, except remodeled into a DX variant labeled the MultiCAM 3500DX2 autofocus system but still keep to 51 AF points.

Burst shooting is rumored to keep to a moderate 6fps while the buffer will be able to handle 16 RAW+JPG files consecutively. This leaves plenty of room for a new D300s level professional sports shooting camera to compete with the likes of the recently updated Canon 7D Mk II.

There’s no word on a possible release or announcement window, but with CES coming in a few weeks we’re hoping to see it first in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for more and check past the break for more rumored Nikon D7200 specifications.

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Camera manufacturers in general believe that mirrorless is the future, and from a patent the Nikon Rumors found the venerable DSLR company thinks so too!. Nikon filed a patent in Japan for a kit zoom lens with full frame coverage. The only company to have done this so far is Sony–because they’re the only ones with a full frame mirrorless solution.

The lens is a 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 VR offering that is similar to many of their other full frame kit zooms and some of them that were available during the film days. It would make sense for the lens to be around the same size as Sony’s current closest offering.

Nikon has slowly changed over the years with the biggest variation being the Nikon Df. That camera went along with industry trends leaning more towards more retro inspired design choices. Canon has yet to step into that arena.

If Nikon were to indeed produce a full frame mirrorless camera of some sort, they would be in one of the most advantageous positions of any camera company due to the long line of DSLR lenses that they have that can be adapted. Additionally, Nikon made rangefinders many moons ago. Additionally, many traditional Nikon users have never felt that the 1 series of cameras were for them due to the really small sensor. But the cameras caught on with enthusiasts.

For Nikon to really have success in this market segment, a Nikon Full Frame Mirrorless Camera like this would need to come within the next two years–and considering how new the patent is it’s possible that by the next Photokina (2016) we may see the company start to move closer into that trend.

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In the year 2014, it’s become very clear that the mirrorless camera industry is the future and that the DSLR is steadily being phased out. We’re not going to say that it’s dead because many people still purchase DSLRs in droves. But after the jump, you will see a major round up of mirrorless cameras released vs DSLRs.

One number is more than double the other.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Zeiss 58mm f2 Biotar images (4 of 4)ISO 4001-60 sec at f - 8.0

It’s Cyber Monday, and there are even more deals happening right now in the photo world. If you want the best camera deals, the best lens deals, and the best photography accessory deals then you’ll find them right here.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Battle of the 35mm lenses for Canon (1 of 2)ISO 1601-50 sec at f - 2.8

Updated with new deals

Hey folks,

We’ve got the massive and essential Cheap Photo list for you that we’ve been curating the entire month. Here you’ll find loads and loads of deals that you’ll want to hit as soon as you possibly can. Hit the jump for more.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Canon 7D MK II review product images (1 of 10)ISO 4001-30 sec at f - 4.0

We’ve been waiting many years for it, and this year the Canon 7D MK II has finally come. Canon in years past has been a very conservative company when it comes to new products. Not many changes have been made to many of their previous offerings with the Canon Rebel series being the most obvious amongst these. The 7D Mk II though is a camera surely designed for current Canon customers and users.

With a modest bump in the megapixel count from 18 to 20.9MP, the 7D Mk II also delivers better high ISO results than many of its immediate competitors. And while this can be a huge selling point, there is something holding that back.

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