D7100 gets DXO'd

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Tony Rogers Senior Member • Posts: 1,141
D7100 gets DXO'd
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wlad Senior Member • Posts: 1,486
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D7100 is a D7000 with upgraded AF. Not much more.

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bryand7k Contributing Member • Posts: 789
Re: D7100 gets DXO'd

Hmm ... marginal increases over D7000 and still a long way off the D600.

Compared to the D90 its about half way between it and the D600!

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mosswings Veteran Member • Posts: 8,060
Re: summary:

wlad wrote:

D7100 is a D7000 with upgraded AF. Not much more.

Better tonal rendition, but yes.  If you have a D7000 there's not as much reason to upgrade than if you have an earlier generation camera.

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RhysM Senior Member • Posts: 2,212
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Love the way they say it gives full frame a run for it's money.

Yes, if you shoot at base ISO and aren't concerned with DOF. It's like saying my PC gives CIA super computers a run for their money... provided all you do is use Microsoft Word.

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ajamils1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,761
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Interestingly, it is lower Low Light score than D5200.

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nfpotter Veteran Member • Posts: 4,080
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RhysM wrote:

Love the way they say it gives full frame a run for it's money.

Yes, if you shoot at base ISO and aren't concerned with DOF. It's like saying my PC gives CIA super computers a run for their money... provided all you do is use Microsoft Word.

"Aren't concerned with DOF".

Probably one of the most retarded statements I've ever seen on this site.  Congrats.

PS - for me (and many, many others) FF is NOT an upgrade.

SHood Veteran Member • Posts: 4,906
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ajamils1 wrote:

Interestingly, it is lower Low Light score than D5200.

Actually, it is the same score.  Take a look at the noise charts.

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fotolopithecus Senior Member • Posts: 1,699
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Aside from resolution D7100 appears to be a relatively modest improvement on D7000 specs. Nonetheless, an improvement is an improvement.

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AngryCorgi Contributing Member • Posts: 916
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ajamils1 wrote:

Interestingly, it is lower Low Light score than D5200.

The small variance between the scores in the different catagories is representative of sample variation and totally normal.

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Bailey151 Senior Member • Posts: 1,144
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I love these "wah, it's not the 2nd coming" threads.

It's an evolution, just as the D7K was to the D90.......& so it continues.

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InTheMist Veteran Member • Posts: 3,078
Same within the margin of error. Calm down.
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The D7000 and D5100 were the same score. That the D7100 and D5200 have the same score within the margin of error doesn't surprise me at all.

Enjoy your new cameras, and stop measurebating.

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photomunkey New Member • Posts: 13
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I've shot professionally with a D300 since 2008. I tried a D7000 and found the IQ very good but the AF system worse. I've tried two D7100s now and while the AF systems have had calibration problems, I won't go back to shooting either a D300 or a D7000 because the IQ is simply THAT MUCH BETTER. The ability to crop and resize photos like the 21+ mp output of the full-size Canon bodies makes this an incredible camera for a miniscule price. So what if it takes me a while to get one which focuses properly on all 51 AF points, once I do I'll be set with a fantastic DX body and my clients will be super-happy with the vibrant, sharp photos! That's the bottom line for this guy.

Whalligeo Regular Member • Posts: 245
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Bailey151 wrote:

I love these "wah, it's not the 2nd coming" threads.

It's an evolution, just as the D7K was to the D90.......& so it continues.

Indeed. Its not a must have if you already own a D5200 or D7000, more of a nice to have if you see benefits in the other features the D7100 offers excluding IQ. To see a 'real' IQ improvement, that means D600 or D800e (D4 bank buster even), unless of course your coming from a D70/80/90 or D300 series.

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BlueBomberTurbo Senior Member • Posts: 1,291
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Confused as to why the D7100 is rated lower in dynamic range.  It shows higher on the charts in a few ISOs, but only a hair lower at ISO 100 and 25,600.

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Whalligeo Regular Member • Posts: 245
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photomunkey wrote:

I've shot professionally with a D300 since 2008. I tried a D7000 and found the IQ very good but the AF system worse. I've tried two D7100s now and while the AF systems have had calibration problems, I won't go back to shooting either a D300 or a D7000 because the IQ is simply THAT MUCH BETTER. The ability to crop and resize photos like the 21+ mp output of the full-size Canon bodies makes this an incredible camera for a miniscule price. So what if it takes me a while to get one which focuses properly on all 51 AF points, once I do I'll be set with a fantastic DX body and my clients will be super-happy with the vibrant, sharp photos! That's the bottom line for this guy.

I think your seeing a benefit in the pixel count rather than IQ improvements.

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rsjoberg Contributing Member • Posts: 549
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The bottom line for me is that I'll keep my D7000 and probably buy a Coolpix A, which is where I was headed anyway.

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BlueBomberTurbo Senior Member • Posts: 1,291
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Whalligeo wrote:

photomunkey wrote:

I've shot professionally with a D300 since 2008. I tried a D7000 and found the IQ very good but the AF system worse. I've tried two D7100s now and while the AF systems have had calibration problems, I won't go back to shooting either a D300 or a D7000 because the IQ is simply THAT MUCH BETTER. The ability to crop and resize photos like the 21+ mp output of the full-size Canon bodies makes this an incredible camera for a miniscule price. So what if it takes me a while to get one which focuses properly on all 51 AF points, once I do I'll be set with a fantastic DX body and my clients will be super-happy with the vibrant, sharp photos! That's the bottom line for this guy.

I think your seeing a benefit in the pixel count rather than IQ improvements.

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They said it couldn't be done, so I encouraged my peers not to bother.

I've also come from a D7000, and I can easily say at 100%, the D7100's noise grain is much finer and more consistent, and the colors much more accurate and pleasing overall.  The colors are better retained at high ISO in comparison, as well.

If you shoot carefully and at low ISO , the sharpness of no low pass filter will allow a 100% image to be used in place of the usual scaled down cropped or full size image.  It's that sharp.  Never had an image like that from my D7000 (even with LV focusing), and I'm using all the same lenses.

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sandy b Veteran Member • Posts: 8,430
Well, same as D7000 with 8 more mp

Thats a win, IMO.

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