Cameralabs D7100 review up: verdict...

Started Apr 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
Reilly Diefenbach
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Re: Cameralabs D7100 review up: verdict...
In reply to ajamils1, Apr 19, 2013

ajamils1 wrote:

I can understand the compromise to achieve better IQ but the problem i that it looks like Nikon try to go over board with it with too much focus on AA filter removal and AF system, everything else seem to be of previous generation.

I'm not sure what mission you're on here, but that statement is false.  Try comparing the autofocus for a start. If you think you can track birds in flight with a D5200 or a D7000, you're in for a rude awakening.  The D7100 can, because it has the same AF as the D800.

Also, to achieve better IQ Nikon seem to have compromised on the noise and that's why D7100 exhibits a lot more noise compared to same sensor D5200.

No, it doesn't.  It's about the same as the D7000, only with better capability to handle noise reduction owing to finer grained noise. Show us the samples that prove otherwise.  We have many examples of incorrect processing from brand new users which show grain, but we also have some real stunners when the correct procedure was used.  These samples are entirely consistent with reality:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/studio-compare#baseDir=%2Freviews_data&cameraDataSubdir=boxshot&indexFileName=boxshotindex.xml&presetsFileName=boxshotpresets.xml&showDescriptions=false&headerTitle=Studio%20scene&headerSubTitle=Standard%20studio%20scene%20comparison&masterCamera=nikon_d5200&masterSample=dsc_0019.acr&slotsCount=4&slot0Camera=nikon_d5200&slot0Sample=dsc_0019.acr&slot0DisableCameraSelection=true&slot0DisableSampleSelection=true&slot0LinkWithMaster=true&slot1Camera=nikon_d7100&slot1Sample=dsc_0180.acr&x=0.007204892222778225&y=-1.1887592656171661

The D7100 shows less blurry details, stronger color and better contrast, all owing to the lack of an AA filter.

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