Cameralabs D7100 review up: verdict...

Started Apr 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
evan47
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Re: Cameralabs D7100 review up: verdict...
In reply to mosswings, Apr 19, 2013

mosswings wrote:

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikon_D7100/

In day to day shooting, the D7100 and D7000 and D5200 perform basically the same.  Noise is very similiar, the D7000 might have a bit of advantage at 100% at higher ISOs. Resolution wise, the AA filter appears to make no difference, echoing what DPR has said.  In tightly controlled studio shots we have seen differences, but that is not how people usually shoot. For the typical use case, one could argue that the removal of the AA filter is essentially a marketing feature.

Again, the old rule holds: skip a generation.  D80 shooters will definitely see an improvement; D90 shooters, less so but still; D7000 shooters, not so much.  The buy decision needs to be made on more subtle IQ metrics and operational features like AF, viewfinder, ergonomy.

Weighed against this must be the acquisition cost of memory cards and increased post processing time for maximal quality.

my thoughts exactly! i have been thinking along the same lines even before the d7100 was released.

the main advantage for most people seems to be the af system. but, seeing as i have no problems with either of my d7000s af i cannot see a big enough reason to upgrade. going for better glass instead.

that said, if i was in the market for a new dslr the i would put the d7100 at the top of the list.

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