Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera

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85% Gold Award
The D7100 maintains nearly every operational and handling feature we liked about the D7000, improves upon those we found fault with and offers a compelling upgrade in resolution, image quality and high ISO performance.”

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Key Features

  • 24MP DX-format CMOS sensor
  • 51-point AF system (15 cross type) with 3D tracking and 3D matrix metering
  • 6 frames per second continuous shooting
  • ISO 100-6400, expandable to 25600
  • 3.2" LCD with 1,229,000 dots
  • 1080 (60, 50, 25, 24 fps) and 720 (60, 50 fps) HD video (H.264/MPEG-4)
  • New 'spot white balance' feature lets you select an area of the scene to reference
  • Wi-Fi (for sharing and remote camera control) and GPS compatible (sold separately)
  • 12- and 14-bit Raw shooting
  • Dual SD card slots
  • 100% viewfinder

Product Description

The Nikon D7100 looks a lot like the popular D7000 but has been completely overhauled internally. Interestingly, in a first for Nikon, the D7100 does not have an optical low-pass filter, promising optimal resolution from its 24MP CMOS sensor. The D7100 also gains a 51-point autofocus system, 1.3x crop mode for both stills and video capture (effectively increasing focal length by 2x), and multiple other upgrades, making it one of the most competitive cameras in its class, on specification alone.

The D7100 may sit below the full frame D800 and D600 in terms of price, but it gives both a run for their money in terms of features, handling and performance. In fact, if you don't have a compelling reason to shoot with a full frame DSLR, or have no need for 36MP output, the APS-C D7100 offers a largely similar shooting experience, great looking images and a smaller, lighter body to carry on your shoulder.

Reviews

User Reviews

4.39338 out of 5 stars
  • JSaint89, Mar 16, 2013 GMT:
    Nikon's Best DX Camera ever

    This is an awesome camera. I've had it for a few hours, and I absolutely love it. The colors are wonderful. The images have beautiful contrast. The images just pop. I am using a Nikkor 50mm lens on it, and I have never produced images so sharp. It has restored the reason why I love photography. I wish Nikon can produce a FX camera that was this perfect. The last FX camera that was worth its money was the 3X or the D700. These recent FX cameras have to many flaws. The LCD is pretty bright and ...

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  • FJAPhoto, Mar 24, 2013 GMT:
    D7100

    An excellent all all around camera. I recommend it to anyone looking for a great DSLR.

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  • BillD7000, Apr 2, 2013 GMT:
    Nikon D7100, a great machine!

    Obviously the DxOMark tests speak for themselves, and alone assign strong praise for this camera, but it's in the hands where it truly shines. I've used the camera since the day it was released.  The color rendition is simply spot-on, across the spectrum, the exposures are dead-on, and the resolution is simply amazing, and the dynamic range this camera handles is super.  This will allow great flexibility on post-processing. All of my lenses (Nikon, Sigma and Tamron) focus faster than ever, ...

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  • Gulyopapa, Apr 12, 2013 GMT:
    Good but nothing more ...

    Pros: -compact size -fast AF -very deep menu system -very good customazation -good picture quality ( nef ) -very clean lcd screen Cons: -AF missing somtimes ( ??? ) -inconvinient grip -suprisingly small body to me -no lcd cover ( ??? )

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Questions & Answers

QUESTION

Only one all around lens for D7100

I'd like to take only one lens with my D7100 on upcoming trip to Europe. I have Nikon 18-200 VR and Tokina 116. My question is, should I trade these lenses for some other lens? I mostly shoot landscapes and street action, some architecture. Thanks!

leerob asked
29 days ago

ANSWERS

Isn't the 18-200 designed specifically for this sort of scenario?  You must be growing tired of it to replace it right before its chance to shine.  Otherwise, it does have a lot of what you need and specifically what you want:  an all-in-one lens.  If you are not going to use it on this trip, I suspect you are looking to replace it in general.  If that is the case, I can recommend the 17-70.  I actually bought mine after I returned from Italy.  I found that the vast majority of my shots were in the 28-70 range using a 28-300 lens.  I definitely needed wider than 28.  I have not been back to Italy to see if 17 is wide enough (there is, after all, no such thing as wide enough).  I now have a 12-24 which is a great complement for either the 17-70 or the 28-300.   The 16-85, although needing an update, gives you some more range which can be especially valuable on the wide side if it is your only lens. Too bad the Tamron 16-300 is not yet available.  That is the ultimate all-in-one at ... Continue Reading

Brev00 answered
29 days ago

Another option would be the Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8. Good used copies can be had at a significant discount vs. new. Most users speak glowingly of this lens. Continue Reading

JerBill answered
29 days ago

Something a little more like this: Continue Reading

TranquilityBase answered
26 days ago

QUESTION

18200--Wonderfully Versatile--Share Yours

Finally got a warm day outside. Took a walk with my 6 through my local town and, not knowing what I would encounter, slapped the 18200 on there. I really can't get enough of this lens. I remember being so scared to spend that much but in the end, its certainly won me over. I cant remember seeing a thread dedicated to this lens so maybe this could be it? How versatile has your 18200 been? (These are all original silver 18200 btw.) From Macro To Sports To Wide Angle To Portraits To Nature To a Grocery Store Every time I start to dabble in the mindset of a D7100 or an X100S or RX1, I think its this lens that keeps me sticking around. Fixed focal lengths or large cameras just don't do it for me. This lens helps keep me a Nexer.

Tommygun45 asked
11 months ago

ANSWERS

NEX 5N with SEL 18-200 and birds of prey Continue Reading

Joachim Wulfers answered
11 months ago

This should be a good thread. I agree, this is a nice versatile lens. This is one I took this am in Bhaktapur Kathmandu.  Golden hour hear really is something quite spectacular - it truly is golden - and I think all the dust hanging in the air has adds to the quality. The second shot I've posted before, but had to do it again as I think it is a cracker. This monkey was at Angkor Wat and after taking this shot, came right up and put its face inside the lens hood. Then its little hands had a feel of the camera. What did I do - stayed still of course as you would if you saw the size of their teeth. I've mentioned before I think I got a slightly decentred copy but I can work around this in most cases. Continue Reading

vajrasattva answered
11 months ago

Ok, if this thread gets revived :-) here is mine of today: Landscape with the 18200 Continue Reading

Dirk W answered
10 months ago

QUESTION

Considering an upgrade from D200 - D600 or D7100?

I have been using my D200 for six years and I'm very satisfied with it. However, I feel it is now time for an upgrade. What I am after is better low light / high ISO performance and of course higher pixel count. I shoot landscapes but also city scenes plus a good deal of family photos. I like to shoot at dusk or even at night if possible + indoor scenes without flash (I hate flash, don't use it unless I just want to "document" a scene) and I hope a more modern camera will give a better performance in such conditions. I didn't follow the developments in digital bodies until very recently. I was almost set on D600, but now D7100 appeared which is cheaper (not significantly, but cheaper). One thing I'm not sure I understand is what FX on D600 means for lenses I already have. I have just three: - Sigma 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 APO DG - Sigma 17-70mm 1:2.8-4.5 DC (the original kit lens that came with the body) - Sigma EX 30mm 1:1.4 DC HSM Of those of course only the last lens is any good. Any ...

HisEminence asked
8 months ago

ANSWERS

IMO, either camera would be more than adequate, but given that you have 2 lenses that are made for DX sized sensors, you'd be better off buying the d7100. The biggest problem that most anyone has, at least IMO, is budget. I've always believed that good lenses are a huge part of making good photos, often more so than the differences in new bodies.  Then you should be looking at a good tripod and head, plus a remote release, given that you do landscapes in low light. I'm not sure why you've chosen the 2 cameras you mention as your final cut.  The d600 is about $800 more than the d7100.  I would not advocate spending $2k on a body when you don't have good lenses to put on it.  Since only the 70-300 would work at full resolution on the d600, you'd be looking at buying more glass. My advice would be to buy a refurbished d7000. The sensor is excellent, one of the best DX sensors made and the camera works very well for most photographic genres.  Last I looked, you could get a refurb d7000 ... Continue Reading

Kerry Pierce answered
8 months ago

Just to develop the point about lenses. If you go with a D600, you'll need at least a new standard zoom to replace your 17-70. So you'll have to factor in (at least) the cost of something like the 24-85mm FX zoom. That adds a lot to the price difference. Plus, you'll need something like the 50mm f/1.8 for available light shots. That would be a great setup for your needs, but it is very expensive as a single purchase. So, I really think you should ask yourself how much do you really need FX? I love it with the D700 for the clean look and subject isolation with fast lenses, but DX technology is really good now. A D7100 with the right lenses would probably fit your needs very well. One thing you might consider is investing in better lenses at this point if you're unhappy with most of what you have, rather than buying a new camera. For about two years before I bought a FX camera, I accumulated lenses that worked great on my DX camera (and still do) but which also were FX. A 50mm lens is ... Continue Reading

frontal_lobe answered
8 months ago

I wouldn't recommend going with a refurb to save a measly $97. I think you need to do a new to new comparison, and the $300 saving on a D7000 - $797 vs. $1097 - might not be decisive. The question would be whether the improved autofocus, processing speed and controls on the D7100 be worth the premium. The $850 jump to the D600 - not counting new lenses - plus the QC problem might well be decisive. Continue Reading

JimPearce answered
8 months ago

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WHAT'S IN THE BOX?

  • D7100 Camera Body
  • Lens kit includes AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR lens OR DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR lens
  • (2-Lens kit includes 18-140mm and DX 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 G ED VR lenses)
  • 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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