TL;DR: This refurbished NIkon DSLR camera body with built-in WiFi makes sharing photos simple, and you can get it on sale for just $649.99 — a $150 savings. (Note: Lenses not included.)
Between the iPhone XS and the Google Pixel 3, new smartphones can certainly hold their own in the photography department. But don’t get it twisted: Neither Tim Cook nor Sundar Pichai have figured out yet how to replicate the quality of a regular ol’ DSLR camera on one of their devices. (Sorry, guys. Someone had to say it.)
The tricky thing about DSLRs is that they often cost as much as a new smartphone — which is to say, they tend to be freaking expensive. That’s why we recommend buying a used and refurbished device, like the Nikon D7200 DSLR camera body that’s on sale for under $650 in the PCMag Shop (owned by Mashable publisher Ziff Davis.) When buying refurbished, you get a camera that works and looks good as new for a fraction of the price you’d pay for one that’s in mint condition. And so long as it takes great pictures, who cares if it has a nick or two?
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The D7200 has been touted as the “star” of Nikon’s beginner-friendly DX-format series, which features pint-sized yet powerful DSLRs with short learning curves. Its high-speed frame rate of 6 FPS and hefty buffer capacity make for awesome action shots (even in crappy lighting), while a sensitive 24.2 MP CMOS image sensor allows it to capture photos in gorgeous, vivid detail.
But what makes the D7200 *really* cool is that it comes equipped with built-in WiFi and Near Field Communication technology, so just by touching a compatible smartphone or tablet to the camera, you’ll establish a connection and be able to browse and share photos right on the device.
Refurbished Nikon D7200 DSLR camera bodies typically retail for $799.99, but you can get one for a mere $649.99 (plus a 90-day Nikon warranty) by purchasing it through the PCMag Shop within the next few days. Even though you’ll have to buy your lenses separately, that’s still a bargain and a half.