Menus

The D7100 has an extensive, yet sensibly arranged menu system that will look very familiar users upgrading from the D7000. By default, menu navigation is accomplished using the multi selector, though you can also configure the camera's front and rear dials to move among options as well. Pressing the camera's external help button will pop-up explanatory text describing the currently selected option.

The D7100's menu system is divided into six main categories. The contents of each category are displayed in a page-driven interface. Menu display is sticky, meaning that whether you exit the menu system or turn off the camera, pressing the Menu button returns you to the primary menu option you last visited.

Playback menu

In the playback menu you can delete, copy and rotate images, as well as specify the information that is displayed during image review.

Option Values / Actions Notes
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Delete  • Selected
Select Date
ALL
 
Playback folder  • D7100
 • All
 • Current
 
Hide image  • Select/set
 • Select date
 • Deselect all?
 
Playback display options  • Basic photo info
Focus point
 • Additional photo info
None (image only)
Highlights
RGB Histogram
Shooting data
Overview
Allows you to select the information screens that are available to cycle among in image playback.
Copy images  • Select source
Slot 1
Slot 2
 • Select images
Folder name
Deselect all
Select all images
Select protected images
 • Select destination folder
Select folder by number
Enter folder number
Select folder from list
Choose from list
 • Copy images?
Yes
No
 
Image review  • On
 • Off
 
After delete  • Show next
 • Show previous
 • Continue as before
The 'Continue as before' option cycles through the remaining images in the direction you were scrolling.
Rotate tall  • On
 • Off
Enable to automatically rotate vertical images in playback.
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Slide show  • Start
 • Image type
Still images and movies
Still images only
Movies only
 • Frame interval
2 s
3 s
5 s
10 s
 
Print set (DPOF)  • Select / set
 • Deselect all?
 

Shooting menu

The shooting menu is where you'll find a vast array of parameters related to image size, quality and color settings. Among these options is the choice for handling the camera's dual card slot configuration. This is also where you set the movie recording options.

Option Values / Actions Notes
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Reset shooting menu  • Yes
 • No
Restore shooting menu settings to defaults.
Storage folder  • Select folder by number
Select folder
 • Select folder from list
Select from list
Choose an existing folder to shoot images to, or create a new folder
File naming  • File naming
Text entry
 
Secondary slot function  • Overflow
 • Backup
 • RAW Slot 1, JPEG Slot 2
 
Image quality  • NEF (RAW) + JPEG Fine
 • NEF (RAW) + JPEG Normal
 • NEF (RAW) + JPEG Basic
 • NEF (RAW)
 • JPEG Fine
 • JPEG Normal
 • JPEG Basic
 
Image size  • Large
 • Medium
 • Small
- 6000 x 4000 / 24 M
- 4496 x 3000 / 13.5 M
- 2992 x 2000 / 6.0 M
Image area  • DX (24x16)
 • 1.3x (18x12)
In addition to the standard APS-C (DX) framing you can set a 1.3x crop
JPEG compression  • Size priority
 • Optimal quality
 
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NEF (RAW) recording  • Type
Lossless compressed
Compressed
 • NEF (RAW) bit depth
12-bit
14-bit
Set the type of compression used in the NEF file as well as the bit-depth recorded.
White balance  • Auto
Normal
Keep warm lighting colors
 • Incandescent
 • Fluorescent
 • Direct Sunlight
 • Flash
 • Cloudy
 • Shade
 • Choose color temp.
Select from list
 • Preset manual
Select from pre-set values

A separate A-B, G-M grid is available to fine tune WB in all modes except Kelvin mode, which offers G-M. Kelvin adjustments are possible in increments of 10 degrees.

Set Picture Control  • Standard
Quick adjust (-2 to +2)
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3)
Brightness (-1 to +1)
Saturation (A, -3 to +3)
Hue (-3 to +3)
 • Neutral
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3)
Brightness (-1 to +1)
Saturation (A, -3 to +3)
Hue (-3 to +3)
 • Vivid
Quick adjust (-2 to +2)
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3)
Brightness (-1 to +1)
Saturation (A, -3 to +3)
Hue (-3 to +3)
 • Monochrome
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3)
Brightness (-1 to +1)
Filter (Off, Y, O, R, G)
Toning (10 options)
 • Portrait
Quick adjust (-2 to +2)
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3)
Brightness (-1 to +1)
Saturation (A, -3 to +3)
Hue (-3 to +3)
• Landscape
Quick adjust (-2 to +2)
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3)
Brightness (-1 to +1)
Saturation (A, -3 to +3)
Hue (-3 to +3)
The 'Quick adjust' setting triggers pre-programmed values for the underlying options.
Manage Picture Control  • Save/edit
Choose a Picture Control
 • Rename
 • Delete
 • Load/save
Copy to camera
Delete from card
Copy to card

Create custom Picture Control sets

Color Space  • sRGB
 • Adobe RGB
 
Active D-Lighting  • Auto
 • Extra high
 • High
 • Normal
 • Low
 • Off
 
HDR  • HDR mode
On (series)
On (single photo)
Off
 • Exposure differential
Auto
Extra High
High
Normal
Low
Combines two images captured at user-specified EV differences to form a single HDR image. Only available in JPEG mode.
Auto distortion control  • On
 • Off
Enable to reduce barrel and pin-cushion lens distortion.
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Long exp. NR  • On
 • Off
Enables dark frame subtraction NR for exposures of 1 sec or longer.
High ISO NR  • High
 • Normal
 • Low
 • Off
When set to 'Off', NR is still applied (to a lesser degree) to images shot at ISO 1250 and higher.
ISO sensitivity settings  • ISO sensitivity
100
125
160
200
250
320
400
500
640
800
1000
1250
1600
2000
2500
3200
4000
5000
6400
Hi 0.3
Hi 0.7
Hi 1
Hi 2
 • Auto ISO sensitivity control
On / Off
Maximum sensitivity
200
250
320
400
500
640
800
1000
1250
1600
2000
2500
3200
4000
5000
6400
Hi 0.3
Hi 0.7
Hi 1
Hi 2
Minimum shutter speed
Auto
1/4000 - 1 sec

Available sensitivities depend on ISO step custom setting.

Full range: ISO 100 to Hi 2 = ISO 25600.

Remote control mode  • 2s Delayed remote
 • Quick-response remote
 • Remote mirror-up
 • Off
Choose how the camera behaves when remote mode is selected on the release mode dial.
Multiple exposure  • Multiple exposure mode
On (series)
On (single photo)
Off
 • Number of shots
2 - 3
 • Auto gain
On
Off
Create a single image from between two and three exposures. Not available in live view.
Interval timer shooting  • Choose start time
Now
Start time
[hh:mm]
 • Interval
[hh:mm:ss]
 • Select no. of times*no. of shots
[000] x [0] = 0001
 • Start
Off
On
Not available in live view.
Movie settings  • Frame size/frame rate
1920 × 1080 60i*
1920 × 1080 50i*
1920 × 1080 30p
1920 × 1080 25p
1920 × 1080 24p
1280 x 720 60p
1280 x 720 50p
 • Movie quality
High
Normal
 • Microphone
Auto sensitivity
Manual sensitivity
1 - 20
Microphone off
 • Destination
Slot 1
Slot 2
*Available in 1.3x crop mode only