The Nikon D7100 24.1 MP has become the company’s latest APS-C DSLR, leading in front of the D3200 and D5200 cameras which were produced in the year of 2012. To the D7000, which have been very popular for 2.5 years, the D7100 is been regarded as the most anticipated successor and indeed it meets a big task. In our review hot, we have found that, the predecessor of which has excellent image quality, good handling, and first-class noise performance.
It is obvious that Nickon has taken this challenge at a serious attitude, at least we can see with the D7100 appearance, which seems to be a big and crucial upgrade. The Nikon D7100 24.1 MP is the first Nikon DSLR to exlude the OLPF( Optical Low-class Filter), which is a change its rival Pentax has taken with its product of K-5 IIs. Theoretically, excluding the OLPF may result in a higher resolution than the filtered 24MP sensors which can be found in the D3200 and D5200.
Other upgrades on Nikon D7100 24.1MP
- A crucial upgraded AF system
- Relatively larger 3.2-inch 1.2M dot rear LCD similar with RGBW display
- Advanced Wireless lighting, up to 3 separate groups of flash units
- Commander mode of camera’s built-in flash, which is easier to trigger remote flashes
Several upgrades can be seen on the video shooters as well on the D7100. It provides 30p and 25p and 24p as well ( not only just 24p) built-in and recording stereo microphones. The optional 1.3X crop mode provides a highly effective focal length increase of 2X, and 50/60i movie recording is also available at hand. This kind of crop mode meanwhile allows for 15MP stills captures at seven versus the six frames person second which is standard.
The D7100 24.1MP also supports Nikon’s WU-1a Wi-Fi unit, which can easily allow the image data to be transmitted to a laptop, iPhone or other smartphone, social networks etc. You can also control the camera remotely with your other portable devices like tablet, or Android, IOS electronics, which is I find pretty interesting and convenient, for you can take shots of your own image or family or a group at any moment.
The upgrade of the excellent Auto ISO program, which is well-implemented on firstly on the D800, is luckily inherited and seen on the D7100. This program can make you set the shutter speed to the minimum setting or you can set it automatically with different situations. The zoom lenses is better utilized with its new fixes.
Main Features of Nikon D7100
- 24.1MP DX format CMOS sensor, with no Optical Low-class Filter
- EXPEED 3 processing
- ISO 100-6400 standard, up to 25600 expanded
- Max 6 fps continuous shooting in DX mode, 7fps in 1.3X crop mode
- 51 point AF system, 15 sensors cross type
- 2016 pixel RGB metering sensor
- Spot white balance in live view mode
- 1080 60i/30p video recording, built-in stereo mic, mic jack and audio monitoring jack
- Pentaprism with 100% coverage and 0.94X magnification
- 3.2″, 1.2m-dot LCD screen (640 x 480 X RGBW)
- Front and rear IR receivers
- Equivalent water and dust resistance to D800/D300S
Comparisons of Nikon D700 & D7100
|Nikon D7100||Nikon D7000|
|Sensor resolution (type)||24MP CMOS (no OLPF)||16MP CMOS|
|Autofocus System||51-points with 15 cross-type||39 points with 9 cross-type|
|ISO sensitivity range||
100-6400 (H1 and H2 expansion up to 25,600 equiv)
|Display size / resolution||Fixed 3.2″, 1.2m-dot LCD||Fixed 3″, 920k-dot LCD|
|Maximum framerate (DX mode)||
|Movie Mode||1080 60i/30p||1080/24p|
|Battery life (CIPA)||920 shots||1050 shots|
|Dimensions||136 x 107 x 76 mm
(5.3 x 4.2 x 3.0 in)
|132 x 103 x 77 mm
(5.2 x 4.1 x 3.0in)
|Weight (with battery)||765 g (1 lb, 11 oz)||780 g (1 lb, 11.5 oz)|
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