Nikon has just posted a small six-image sample gallery from the new D7100. The D7100 is a 24MP, APS-C DSLR that does not feature an optical low-pass filter on its sensor. Theoretically, this should increase detail resolution. As well as an unconventional sensor, the D7100 offers a 51-point AF system and a 1.3X crop mode in stills and video capture. The images that Nikon has posted were taken in .NEF Raw mode with the D7100 fitted with the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR.

Although there are only six images in Nikon's D7100 gallery, image quality seems very impressive. Interestingly though, the biggest question about the D7100's image quality - whether the lack of OLPF makes its sensor more prone to moiré - remains unanswered. These samples do not contain the sort of high-frequency, inorganic detail that typically induce the problem. They certainly provide an encouraging look at the new camera's potential though, and we're looking forward to putting the D7100 through our usual gamut of studio and real-world testing as soon as possible. Until then, check out our hands-on preview

Nikon D7100, ISO 200, 1/1000sec @ F8, .NEF (12-bit), AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR (in 1.3X crop)
Photo: Koji Nakano 
Nikon D7100, ISO 100, 1/180sec @ F8, .NEF (14-bit), AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR
Photo: Koji Nakano
Nikon D7100, ISO 100, 1/250sec @ F8, .NEF (14-bit), AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR
Photo: Koji Nakano