Nikon D7100

Announced Feb 21, 2013 •
24 megapixels | 3.2 screen | APS-C sensor
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Announced Feb 21, 2013

The Nikon D7100 looks a lot like the popular D7000 but has been completely overhauled internally. Interestingly, in a first for Nikon, the D7100 does not have an optical low-pass filter, promising optimal resolution from its 24MP CMOS sensor. The D7100 also gains a 51-point autofocus system, 1.3x crop mode for both stills and video capture, and multiple other upgrades, making it one of the most competitive cameras in its class, on specification alone.

The D7100 may sit below the full frame D800 and D600 in terms of price, but it gives both a run for their money in terms of features, handling and performance. In fact, if you don't have a compelling reason to shoot with a full frame DSLR, or have no need for 36MP output, the APS-C D7100 offers a largely similar shooting experience, great looking images and a smaller, lighter body to carry on your shoulder.

Quick specs
Body type Mid-size SLR
Max resolution 6000 x 4000
Effective pixels 24 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO ISO 100 – 6400, Lo-1 (ISO 50), Hi-1 (ISO 12,800), Hi-2 (ISO 25,600)
Lens mount Nikon F
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3.2
Screen dots 1,228,800
Min shutter speed 30 sec
Max shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC x 2 slots
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 765 g (1.69 lb / 26.98 oz)
Dimensions 136 x 107 x 76 mm (5.35 x 4.21 x 2.99)
GPS Optional

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Our review

The D7100 is a well-built enthusiast DSLR that offers impressive image quality and easy access to shooting parameters along with a high degree of customization options. Video output is a bit disappointing and a very small image buffer limits sports shooters to JPEG-only mode.

Good for: Landscape and nature photographers who prize fine detail at low ISO sensitivities and D7000 owners looking for greater image quality with comparable handling and ergonomics.

Not so good for: Videographers or sports/action photographers who want to shoot in Raw mode.

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