The Myths and spirit of Nikon D7100
What is it?
It is my review of features and myths of D7100 Nikon DSLR body.
- It is not another technical specification listing, and here will be no files to pixel peep in DXOmark style.
- No obvious chewing as FX vs DX or "N." vs "C."
- It is honestly and thorough comparison of features and possibilities of 2012-2013 camera bodies.
- It organised as Q&A for better reading and because D7100 already has plenty of myths and insinuations based on specs lists as advertised and few opinions and reviews.
Why I write this review?
- Because I was in search of good camera to replace D300s. And now share my experience and conclusions.
- It combines all useful innovations and feels right in the hands.
To whom this review?
- For users experienced enough in general photography and in Nikon DSLR bodies.
What annoying me?
What annoying me in D800
- While perfect for professional work, D800 still too large for everyday amateur usage.
- Larger than D4 body with battery grip
- If my regular income on photo assignments will greater $1000/month I'll buy it.
- I mean 'regular', i.e. USD 12000 income from photography alone in one year.
- Bad color repair at ISO 2000+ (greens are still greens, but skin tones gets posterized)
What annoying me in D600
- AF coverage, overall feel, fear of oil spot issues.
- No use of zoom preview on OK button alone keeps me out of D600.
- Still downgrade from D300s in many aspects
- Bad colors at high ISO 4000+
What annoying me in D300s
- No AUTO ISO SPEED
- IQ not consistent with today's standards for professional work. Body still too large for everyday usage with battery grip.
- Basically D700 is the same as D300. At least in good lighting.
What annoying me in D4
- Nope annoying except price of body unreachable for amateur.
- If my regular income on photo assignments will greater $2000/month I'll buy it.
What annoying me in D7000
- While nice camera, lacks too many features of pro body.
- No AUTO ISO SPEED
What I love?
What I love in D4
- Feel in hand. Gods! it feels just right! And these light buttons made fantastic camera! (all other things just right)
- ISO 400-6400 colors way better than in any other camera.
What I love in D300s
- Sturdiness and feel with battery grip
- Works in bad environment
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