Cameralabs D7100 review up: verdict...

Started Apr 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
marike6
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Re: Cameralabs D7100 review up: verdict...
In reply to Jared Huntr, Apr 20, 2013

Jared Huntr wrote:

marike6 wrote:

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.

You wrote: "The removal of the AA filter is essentially a marketing feature".  Sorry this is wrong.

First of all, it has been proven by Lensrentals and others that the D800E is the highest resolving DSLR in existence.

And you can see clearly in the DPR Studio Test that the lack of an AA filter DOES make a difference (See Link Below).

DPR Studio Test (Perhaps DPR doesn't bother looking at their own tests)

IMO, it is pretty sloppy to extrapolate the results of the D800E to the D7100. They are completely different cameras and sensors with different image processing algorithms. Unless both sensors have at least the same pixel density and noise characteristics, it is foolish to even begin to compare them for the purpose of discussing the AA filter.

It's my fault for not making my point more clear.  I was talking about the increase in resolution from the vanilla D800 as compared to the D800E.

But if you want to see plain as day the advantages of the D7100 over the D5200 which has the exact same sensor, all you need to do is open the "DPR Studio Test" link above to see a real and tangible increase in resolution in the D7100 crops vs the D5200 crops.  Why DPR didn't notice the obviously better acutance in the D7100 is anybody's guess.

If we want to nit pick, I'm sure removing the AA filter on the D7100 makes a difference. But it appears to make no PRACTICAL difference.

It's not a nit pick to say the AA-filter makes a difference in resolution.  Either it does or it doesn't, and the crops above in DPR's own Studio Test clearly show that it does make a difference.  Whether that difference is important to hobbyists, or for snapshots is a totally different question.

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