Or you could do the D800e and the 80-400VR and be a lot sharper for half the price :^)
The lack of an olpf will make no appreciable difference to the overwhelming majority of real world users, etc., etc.
RichRMA: Impressive camera for the most part, but the D5200's raw images look less massaged and for anyone who owned a D300, the D7000/D7100 body is not really that good feeling.
Less massaged? Is that shiatsu or Swedish? Some of you just aren't getting the fact that Nikon has handed you the keys to the DX picture quality kingdom for a very reasonable price. A whole bunch of shooters using other brands are casting longing looks in the D7100's direction, you'd better believe it. Wise up! And get used to a normal sized camera while you're at it, the big barges aren't coming back, ever.
Reilly Diefenbach: DPR still can't see the difference between the D5200 and the D7100, which is puzzling and unfortunate. It's not subtle. All you have to do is look at DPR's own test scene.
I've looked at a lot of D7100 pics from many different sources, and there isn't a D5200 shot which can hold a candle for detail and contrast, handheld or studio scene. It's a much milder and softer output by comparison. The D7100 is closer to the D800e than it is to the 5200.
DPR still can't see the difference between the D5200 and the D7100, which is puzzling and unfortunate. It's not subtle. All you have to do is look at DPR's own test scene.
A new low for a genre that has nowhere to go but up.
Still not paying for the Elite version for my D800e. Sorry, DXO!
Whoa, this is really great!
JDThomas: I have both the D5200 and the D7100. For all practical purposes the image quality is the same. The only real difference that I've noticed between the two is that the D7100 is really starting to show the limitations of Nikon's lenses. The flagship DX lens, the 17-55 f/2.8G is almost unusable at f/2.8 because if the apparent softness. The D7100 retains detail, but the image is veiled in a soft glow similar to a diffusion filter.
What Nikon really needs to start working on is updating their pro lenses to match their sensors. My 14-24 just got back from NPS repair so I haven't had a chance to test it out, but so far the only two lenses I have that are holding up wide open are the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 and the new Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4 C.
24-85VR tack sharp on DX corner to corner.
gl2k: "The Emperors New Clothes"I've been told that it is superior therefore I do perceive its superiority.It simply has to be better because it is promulgated by the pundits in this forum.ha ha ha ... guys you made my day. Thanks.
Sounds like somebody needs a new monitor. One wonders what the Nikon corp would have to do to impress some you would-be experts.
Reilly Diefenbach: We've done better tests than this on the DX forum. The results are pretty plain. Advantage D7100!
We're using Imaging Resorce raws and CNX2. The difference isn't subtle. I don't know why you're having so much trouble seeing the difference between the D5200 and the D7100, but that's not my problem.
We've done better tests than this on the DX forum. The results are pretty plain. Advantage D7100!
chillgreg: Ren Kockwell:
" it won't make much, if any, visible difference at less than 6-foot (2-meter) wide print sizes, and only if you use the very finest NIKKOR lenses and technique."
" Readers tell me that their Sigma 105 Macros don't work on the D7100."
" It's pretty much the same as 2010's D7000,"
" There's also an inexplicably silly 1.3x crop mode"
" Only the 15 central sensors can see horizontal lines ('cross type'), the rest only see vertical lines, just like the single focus sensor of the Nikon SP of 1956."
" The extra resolution means nothing in actual shooting"
" The D7100 and D700 are pretty much the same."
" If you've found the time and expense I incur to share all this for free... "
What a f#@$ing tosser.
The guy is getting dopier by the week.
Haider: 24MP is useless for TV slideshows, 8x10 or A3 prints. You'd rather just have bigger photosites to give you even better DR and low-light/available light performance. The lens required to make big enough prints for 24MP ain't in the price range of the camera body purchasers???
Just how much incorrect info are you trying to cram into one short post?
Holey moley this thing is sharp!
jackpro: Very good high iso result trounces canon big time nice
Canon lagging badly. Better than the Sony Nex7, too.
Ak pinxit: the most surprising thing (and new) to me , is that "brand new Canon low-light-design sensor" is still can't match the ones on Sony and Nikon
no RAW images in HDR mode - so cruel of Canon
It actually works really well.....in a D800e.
Reilly Diefenbach: Ken Rockwell loves it, it must be good :^)
The "quiet shutter" mode on the D800 is anything but :^( I wouldn't shoot a wedding with one, that's for sure. The only fly in the ointment, really.
I handled one at Bestbuy the other day along with the 5DIII. Very nice ergos indeed, and mouse quiet compared to my D800. Bravo, Canon!
Ken Rockwell loves it, it must be good :^)