Nikon D5200 vs D7000: the key differences, 6-10
6. Shutter speed range
The Nikon D7000 has a very slight advantage here too, which will again favour action photography. It has a maximum shutter speed of 1/8000sec compared to the D5200’s 1/4000sec.
7. Flash sync speed
This is the fastest shutter speed you can use flash with. On the Nikon D5200 it’s 1/20sec, on the D7000 it’s 1/250sec. Again, it’s a small difference, and one which will only affect more advanced photographers using flash as supplemental lighting in daylight – but it is worth having.
8. Creative Lighting System
Looking at the Nikon D5200 vs D7000 in terms of using flash, both DSLRs are compatible with Nikon’s range of Speedlight external flashguns, but the D7000 has a ‘commander’ mode built in which you can use to control other Speedlights remotely.
The D7000 was the first Nikon DSLR to offer a full HD movie mode, but newer cameras like the Nikon D5200 have moved on. The D7000 can only shoot at 24 frames per second, which is adequate for many but not all needs, while the D5200 can shoot at all common frame rates and has a stereo microphone built in – the D7000’s in monaural.
10. Wi-Fi capability
The D5200 is compatible with Nikon’s new WU-1a wireless transmitter, an inexpensive gadget which lets you transfer pictures from the camera to your smart device, or use your smart device to control your camera. You can’t use this with the D7000.