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Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100


The Nikon D7100 HDSLR is a high-end enthusiast DX-format DSLR featuring a 24-megapixel sensor without an optical low-pass filter. The D7100 builds on the D7000 in many areas, including autofocus, video recording, and overall speed. The camera is of course fully weather-sealed and built of high-quality materials.
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GENERAL:  
List Price (USA): $1,199
In Production: Yes
Launch Date: February 2013
Predecessor: Nikon D7000
IMAGE CAPTURE:  
Megapixels: 24.1
Format: DX (APS-C)
Sensor Type: CMOS
Max. Resolution (pixels): 6000 x 4000
Low-Pass Filter: No
Sensor Dimensions (mm): 23.5 x 15.6
Min. ISO: 100
Max. ISO: 6400
Expanded ISO Range: 100-25600
ISO Adjustment Steps: 1EV, 1/2EV, 1/3EV
Still File Formats: JPEG, 14-bit RAW, 12-bit RAW, RAW+
Dust Removal Support: Yes
Shooting Modes: Full Auto, Program (P), Aperture Priority (A), Shutter Priority (S), Manual (M), Bulb (B), User, Auto (No Flash), Scene
Additional Features: In-Camera Retouching, Custom Picture Control, Active-D Lighting
PERFORMANCE:  
Processor: EXPEED 3
Minimum Shutter Speed (s): 30
Maximum Shutter Speed (s): 1/8000
Shutter Life (actuations): 150,000
Max. Burst (FPS): 6
Max. Burst w/ Grip or Crop (FPS): 7
JPEG Buffer Size: 50
RAW Buffer Size: 7
Release Modes: Single-Frame, Continuous Lo, Continuous Hi, Quiet Shutter, Mirror Lock-Up, Self-Timer
VIEWFINDER & LCD:  
LCD Screen Size ("): 3.2
LCD Screen Resolution (dots): 1,228,800
Electronic Level/Horizon: Yes
Live View Mode: Yes
Viewfinder Type: Pentaprism
Viewfinder Magnification (x): 0.94
Viewfinder Frame Coverage (%): 100
METERING:  
Metering Sensor: 2,016-pixel RGB sensor
Auto Metering Modes: Matrix, Center-Weighted, Spot
Meter Operating Range (EV): 0 to 20
Exposure Compensation Range (EV): -5 to 5
Exposure Compensation Steps: 1EV, 1/2EV, 1/3EV
Auto Bracking Frames: 2, 3, 5
Auto Bracketing Modes: Exposure, White Balance, Flash, Custom Image Effects
White Balance Modes: Auto, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Daylight, Shade, Incandescent, Manual Color Temperature
AUTOFOCUS:  
Primary AF Type: Phase Detect Autofocus
AF Sensor: Multi-CAM 3500DX
AF Modes: Single-Servo AF, Continuous AF, Dynamic Area AF, 3D Tracking, Auto-Area AF
AF Points: 51
Minimum Required Aperture: F8
AF Operating Range (EV): -2 to 19
Screwdrive AF Support: Yes
Live View Autofocus: Contrast Detect
Face Detection Support: Yes
VIDEO:  
Movie Mode: Yes
Movie File Formats: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Built-In Microphone: Stereo
External Microphone: Yes
Video Framerates (Size/FPS): 1080p/24, 1080p/25, 1080p/30, 1080i/50, 1080i/60, 720p/50, 720p/60
Video Autofocus: Continuous AF
Manual Video Controls: ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, Exposure Compensation
FLASH:  
Built-In Flash: Yes
Flash Sync Speed (s): 1/250
Supported Flash Modes: Red-Eye Reduction, Slow-Speed Sync, Rear-Curtain Sync
Hotshoe: Yes
BODY:  
Mount Type: Nikon F Mount
Number of Media Slots: 2
Compatible Card Types: SD, SDHC, SDXC
Width (mm): 135.5
Height (mm): 106.5
Depth (mm): 76
Weight (g): 675
Connectivity: Universal Hotshoe, USB 3, Mini-Jack Audio Input, Mini-Jack Audio Output, Peripheral Connector, Mini HDMI
Battery Grip: No
Battery Model: EN-EL15
Battery Life (Frames): 950
Power Adapter Support: Yes
Weather Sealing: Yes
Included Accessories: EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
MH-25 Quick Charger
UC-E6 USB Cable
AN-DC1 Strap
DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
DK-23 Rubber Eyecup
BF-1B Body Cap
BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cap
NikonView NX2 CD ROM
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13 Reviews

I've had my D7100 for one week now, I'm very impressed. I upgraded from a D3100, so it's quite a big leap for me. The body is great to handle. Very fast autofocus. I have a 50mm prime attached to it and it's giving some very stunning pictures. 

I'll update my review once I've taken a few more pictures

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Stevesphotography
Oct 15 2013 12:35 PM

Hi iNyoni,

 

Glad the D7100 is working out for you :) I've been looking to upgrade also, I know you should'nt but I've been reading loads of reviews. about a good 90% are positive but the other 10% are people saying the auto focus is no good, its of or they have to manually override it to get the sharpness, so i dont wanna buy a camera that cant focus ?

 

i mainly do portraits for friends and family and have been asked to do the odd wedding. so do you think this camera is going to be a good purchase ?   :)

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Thanks, So far the 7100 has given me some truly great shots. I've had no issues at all with auto focus. I know the 7000 had some issues with certain lenses. But to be honest I can't fault this camera. It's sturdy, great to hold, very user friendly and the controls are well placed.

I think you will be very pleased with the camera if you decide to purchase it. I too looked at all the reviews online. I then decided that I would just go for it. I'm so glad that I did.

Keep me updated if you decide to buy.

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Stevesphotography
Oct 15 2013 01:32 PM

thanks for the quick reply :)

 

I'm upgrading from the D90 which is a fantastic camera, but feel i need a more sharper camera and speed of focus and hoping this will do the job.  i will be using the kit lens for now but also have a prime 35mm 1.8 which is brill and a tamron 70-200 which is ok but would be looking to sell that and hopefully getting a good lens once i can afford to lol

 

so everything you read then about all the neg comments with speed of focus and focusing is all rubbish and is worth the ££

 

does it have all the normal ports for pc sync etc or for tethering 

 

thankyou for your time

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Archaeologyag
Dec 01 2013 12:57 PM

I don't outright own a D7100, however, I traded cameras with a close friend - he taking my Pentax K-5, and me his D7100. Needless to say, I'm impressed. The image quality is certainly on par, if not slightly better than my K-5 in certain areas (they share the same sensor) and once you learn the menus, I've found all the settings I could need in a crop-sensor.

 

The only thing that turns me off, however, is the feel of the body in my hands. In that regard, I definitely prefer the magnesium body of my K-5. Otherwise, I could definitely see myself owning one of these!

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I bought my D7100 on the day it was released, I have to say that it is a perfect camera for me, I am very impressed with the performance and durability, before that I owned a D7000 and I really did not need to upgrade, but the 24mp part sold me to buy it. great camera for someone willing to spend a few extra dollars but not enough to get in debt with FX lenses along the way.

I have been very impressed with the D7100, easy to use and with dual card slots I can keep shooting

LewisBarker7x
Jan 30 2014 08:56 AM

I bought this as my first dslr as i had been using my boss's d3200 for 8 months. its a fantastic piece of kit, the autofocus is super fast and the image quality is amazing. i personally use a battery grip with it as i have larger hands so the grip isnt quite big enough for me but with the grip this camera feels like a beast.

Have just ordered my D7100 along with a 35mm F1.8 prime this morning, cant wait to get my hands on it when it is delivered tomorrow. Had a D3100 for about 18 months now so it will be interesting to compare the two.

Having had the D7100 for 17 months now, I'm really happy I made the move from the D3100. I have found my pictures to be better, my  technical skill has increased and i'm now looking at going full frame. I would still keep the 7100 as it's such a fantastic camera to use.