See the key below this annotation for more information about each control or feature.
01 Power switch: Turn this to switch the camera on and off, turn it past the ‘On’ position against the spring pressure to briefly illuminate the top control panel.
02 Shutter release button: Half-press this button to activate the autofocus and exposure metering, keep it half-pressed to lock the focus while you reframe the picture and press it the rest of the way to take the shot.
03 Movie record button: Press this to start filming. You choose the video settings in the Movie Shooting Menu.
04 EV compensation button: Press and hold this button then turn the main command dial to adjust the exposure up or down relative to the camera’s chosen setting.
05 Metering pattern button: Press and hold this button then turn the main command dial to swap between Matrix, Centre-weighted and Spot metering modes.
06 Control panel: This displays key shooting information, including shutter speed, lens aperture, exposure compensation, ISO, shots remaining, battery power and more.
07 Accessory shoe: This is where you clip in a Nikon Speedlight external flash or one from a third-party maker. It’s also used for wireless flash control units and remote control.
08 In-built stereo microphone: This is use for recording sound in video mode, though the D7200 also has an external mic socket, and external mics will give more professional results.
09 Mode dial: This switches between the D7200’s auto, manual, custom and scene mode settings – but you need to hold down the central button before you can turn it.
10 Focus ring: First you need to switch the autofocus to manual, and then you can turn this ring to focus the lens. This is the 18-105mm kit lens – other lenses will have focus rings but in a different place.
11 Zoom ring: Turn this ring to change the lens’s zoom setting – the focal length is shown against the index marker further down the lens barrel.