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How to Shoot Videos With The Nikon D7200 (Detailed Guide)

Would you like to shoot videos with the Nikon D7200 but don’t know how? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

In this step-by-step guide, we’ll be showing you how to record videos. It’s simple and easy enough for anyone to do.

So, without wasting any more time, let’s begin.



How to Shoot Videos With The Nikon D7200: Video Menu

When you power up your camera, go into main menu, and you will find the movie shooting menu. In this menu, you have options such as…

Change file name

With this option, you can rename your files.

Choosing SD cards

The D7200 supports the use of two SD cards. With this option you can choose wich card you want your video to be recorded on.

Frame size and frame rate

Depending on the speed of your SD card, you can get high frame rates at high resolutions. A card with a high write speed will be able to record videos at higher frame rates.

Movie quality

The D7200 also gives you the option of changing the quality at which you record your videos.

Microphone sensitivity

When you select this option, you will get a live view of the audio going into your camera’s microphone. If you increase the microphone’s sensitivity, it will pick up more sound.

Image area

This option controls how the sensor is used for video recording. You can increase or decrease the portion of the sensor that that will be used for recording.

If you go ahead and decrease the portion of the sensor, you will get a list of available frame rates. You can get up to a resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps (frames per second).

White balance

With this option, you can change the white balance in your video, without it affecting the white balance of your photos.

High ISO noise reduction

When shooting in low-light situations, you might need to increase your ISO. This often creates a lot of noise in the image. High ISO noise reduction minimizes the amount of grain and noise in the video.

Time lapse recording

The D7200 has built-in time lapse recording capabilities.


If you would like a more visual explanation, please refer to the video below.

How To Shoot Videos With The Nikon D7200: How to Shoot

Note: Do keep in mind that the D7200 has a headphone jack, and a micrphone jack which you can use to connect an external microphone.

When you power up your camera, turn the switch to the video camera icon. This switches your camera from photo mode to video mode.

Afterwards, tap the Live View button to turn the camera screen on. You can use this to monitor your footage.

Depending on what mode you are in, you can change you video settings. In manual mode, you can adjust everything by yourself. However, if you are in auto mode, your camera will automatically adjust everything.

Once you’ve set everything up, all you need to do is press the record button to start recording. When you finish recording, you simply press the button again to stop.



And that brings us to the end of this article. If you followed the steps above, you are ready to start shooting videos.

The Nikon D7200 is a great camera for both photo and video. However, If you would like some other options, click here to check out one of our video camera comparisons.