hands-on review of the D7100

Started Mar 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
jonrobertp
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Re: Focus Numerique...french site...has all iso samples....
In reply to mosswings, Mar 18, 2013

mosswings wrote:

jonrobertp wrote:

not that they are all that encouraging. vs the D7k. sigh.

JonRobertp, I just downloaded all of the RAWs for the D5200/7000/7100 from FN and loaded them into ViewNX2 2.7.4, which supports the D7100. I was rather surprised at what I saw...in a very positive way. The D7100 shots appear sharper - and only when I got up to ISO 6400 and pushed the exposure compensation all the way up was I able to see a tiny amount of banding in the shadows. The D5200 images looked fairly hohum by comparison.

What did you see that was discouraging to you?

PS: FN's testing rigor is atrocious. In the D5200 and D7000 images, auto-area AF is being used; in the D7100, single point; the lens used for the D5200 testing is the 18-55@24mm/5.6, , the D7000 shots used the 24mm/1.4@5.6, the D7100 shots used the 50mm/1.4@5.6...at least DPR is relatively consistent in its lens use if I'm not mistaken. Hard to judge purely sensor effects with these inconsistencies.

l loaded the supplied samples ...viewed them at 100% on my 24 inch screen...and on photoshop...and the new ones are a bit brighter,  less color, less contrast.  I`m sad to see that...since I may still buy the 71.

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