D7100 substantially better AF than D7000??

Started Apr 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
Fred Mueller Senior Member • Posts: 2,528
agree with anothermike

I had two 7000s in succession (returned the first one and accidentally destroyed the second one - which tured out to be a weird blessing in a way). I could never settle on what the AF was doing in that camera - it was a frustrating period.  I had come from owning a D40, but had also used my sons D300 a lot.  The 7000s just threw me for a loop. They were all over the place, even in good light.  I thought for a while it was my lack of skill, somehow.

But after the 2nd 7000 I bought a 700 and in 30 seconds all was made right in the world - it was that dramatic.

I rented a 7100 for a long weekend not too long ago just to give one a try.  The AF actually does not seem quite as fast as my old 700, more like the 300 as I remember it - which is still a very good benchmark.  Except for the shallow buffer (which did not bother me much), I really liked the 7100. Great color. Really nice screen, and really nice grip, and really best in class bracketing facility.  I wish Nikon would do a firmware update and provide the bracketing routine in the 7100 for the 600 I own now.

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