Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100 is a 24.1 MP DX-Format CMOS Digital SLR with EXPEED 3 Image Processing Engine. It features No Optical Low-Pass Filter, 1080p Full HD Video Recording, 3.2-inch LCD Monitor with 1,229k-dot resolution, Optical Viewfinder with OLED Display, 6 fps Up to 100 Shots at Full Resolution, 51-point AF with 15 Cross-type Sensors, Built-In Flash with Commander Function, and designed with Magnesium Alloy Body; Moisture Resistant. It sold with price of $1,196.95 and cheaper than Canon EOS 6D.

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Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Our Review

Features & Design

Nikon D7100 is a new DSLR camera that is made for enthusiast and aspiring photographer. The camera is equipped with new features like viewfinder coverage up to 100%, 6fps continuous shooting, the 2016 pixel metering sensor and two SD card slots as previous models. In addition, the camera also increases the resolution by 50% to 24.1 Megapixel, AF system increased from 39 to 51 points, adding recording 1080p video at 30fps and 25fps including 24fps. When compared with the D7000, D7100 lets you get closer to your subject thanks to 1.3x crop and provides more options image size. While to produce a sharper image quality, D7100 eliminate the effect of the optical low pass filter.

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Besides equipped with features that have been enhanced, D7100 also has the same body design as the D7000 with a good grip and solid quality. Construction of the camera is made of magnesium alloy and weather-sealed (weather protection). The laying of the camera buttons are also quite appropriately so easy to use. Mode button located on the left shoulder camera with a small button in the middle to prevent accidental mode changes. You can also use the camera controls with Manual mode, Semimanual, and Automatic, as well as a special effect with few options. On the right shoulder camera there is status display, metering mode, and exposure compensation button, and the button of video recording.
Moreover, in the back of the left camera there is a button white balance, quality, ISO sensitivity, and Info buttons. With a 3.2 inch screen that has a resolution of up to 1.229k-dot, allowing you easier to see the images and camera settings. While the monitors are in the right navigation button and Live View or Video mode. With all these new features as well as the LCD screen has been improved from the previous model D7000, Nikon D7100 a camera that appeals to enthusiasts and aspiring photographers.

Performance & Image Quality

Speaking about the performance of the Nikon D7100, you will not be disappointed with this camera. Thanks to the combination of the speed sensor that has been improved and a new EXPEED 3 image processor that enhances image noise reduction, the camera is able to produce high quality images at a speed that has been increased. The camera turns on and shot just under 0.3 seconds with a 0.2 second shutter lag only in RAW or JPEG. But will increase to 0.8 seconds when you use the flash. In bright conditions the camera takes 0.4 seconds to focus, expose, and shoot. Whereas in low-light conditions the camera takes about 0.5 seconds.

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Sample image of Nikon D7100 crop 100% (foto oleh Nikon Imaging)

Despite having the same sensor resolution with D5200, D7100 uses a different sensor similar to OLPF (Optical Low-Pass Filter) to improve the sharpness of the image without having to go through the sharpening process with software. In the testing process, D7100 produces sharper images than D5200 and with a bit of sharpness that helps reduce image noise by increasing the ISO sensitivity. In addition, this camera also does not have the same focus issues such as the D7000. At ISO 400 JPEGs look nice and clean, up to ISO 1600 still looks pretty good and at ISO 6400 also allows you to use the convenient image. But you can get a better picture when using the below ISO 800 in RAW format.

Overall, the D7100 has a good dynamic range with enhanced contrast by default Picture Control and accurate colors thanks to the camera’s neutral style. The video quality is also very good, you can record 1080p video at 30p or using other options 24p and 25p. You can also record 720p video at 50fps or 60fps mode. In addition, the camera also uses a 1.3x crop mode which not only increase the range of all your lenses, but also expand the scope of autofocus, increase the speed burst shooting and depth buffer without loss of resolution.

Should I buy the camera?

Nikon D7100 is a decent camera to replace the D7000. From the results of the above review, we can see that the D7100 has powerful features that have been upgraded from previous models such as the 24.1MP DX-Format 3 Sensor + EXPEED Image Processing System, eliminating the optical low-pass filter, 3.2-inch 1,229K-dot LCD monitor, Optical viewfinder with OLED display, and 1.3x crop mode.

All of that to make sure you get high-quality images with superb speed, control cameras or images that are easy to use and good design and solid body. With a price of about $ 1,146.95, Nikon D7100 eligible to be purchased by enthusiast and aspiring photographer. You will not be disappointed with the features and quality of the camera, including images produced by it.

Rating: ★★★★½

Specifications

Images Sensor

Camera Type Digital SLR with Interchangeable lenses

Lens Mount Nikon F

Camera Format DX / (1.5x Crop Factor)

Pixels
+ Actual: 24.71 Megapixel
+ Effective: 24.1 Megapixel

Max Resolution 24.1MP: 6000 x 4000 @ 3:2

Other Resolutions
+ 4494 x 3000 @ 3:2
+ 2992 x 2000 @ 3:2
+ 13.5MP: 4800 x 3200 @ 3:2
+ 8.6MP: 3600 x 2400 @ 3:2
+ 3.8MP: 2400 x 1600 @ 3:2
+ 20.2MP: 6000 x 3368 @ 16:9
+ 11.4MP: 4496 x 2528 @ 16:9
+ 5.0MP: 2992 x 1680 @ 16:9
+ 12.9MP: 4800 x 2696 @ 16:9
+ 7.3MP: 3600 x 2024 @ 16:9
+ 3.2MP: 2400 x 1344 @ 16:9

Aspect Ratio 3:2, 16:9

Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.5 x 15.6 mm

File Formats
+ Still Images: JPEG, RAW
+ Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MOV
+ Audio: Linear PCM

Bit Depth 14-bit

Noise Reduction Yes

Memory Card Type SD, SDHC, SDXC

Image Stabilization None

Focus System

Focus Type Auto & Manual

Focus Mode Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M) , Focus Lock AF Area Mode

Autofocus Points 51

Viewfinder/LCD Display

Viewfinder Type Pentaprism

Viewfinder Coverage 100%

Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.94x

Diopter Adjustment – 2 to +1 m

Display Screen 3.2″ Rear Screen Live Preview LCD (1,229,000)

Screen Coverage 100%

Angle of View 170.0°

Live View Yes

Exposure System

ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-6400 (Extended Mode: 12800-25600)

Shutter
+ Type: Electronic
+ Speed: 30 – 1/8000 seconds

Remote Control ML-L3 (Optional)

Mirror Lock-Up Yes

Metering Method 3D Color Matrix Metering, Center-weighted average metering, Spot metering

Exposure Modes
+ Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Bulb, Flash Off, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority

+ Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)

White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (White), Fluorescent H, Incandescent, Kelvin, Preset Manual, Shade

Flash

Flash Modes 1st Curtain Sync, Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Fill-in, Off, Rear Curtain/Slow Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Second-curtain Sync, Slow Sync, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction

Built-in Flash Yes

Guide No. 39′ (11.89 m) ISO100

Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 sec

Flash Compensation -3 EV to +1 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)

Dedicated Flash System iTTL Remote Firing

External Flash Connection Hot Shoe

Recording

Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL

File Size
+ 1920 x 1080p (Full HD)
+ 1920 x 1080i (Full HD)
+ 1280 x 720p (HD)

Frame Rate
+ @ 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 50 fps
+ @ 1920 x 1080: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
+ @ 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 50 fps

Exposure Control
+ Auto: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
+ Manual: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO

ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100 – 6400, Expandable to 25600

Exposure Compensation -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/31/2 EV steps)

Focus Auto, Manual, Continuous Auto

Continuous Shooting Time
+ 1920 x 1080 – 20 min.
+ 1280 x 720 – 29.59 min.

Audio Recording Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo,

Performance

Continuous Shooting Up to 6 fps

Self Timer 2 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec, 20 sec
Number of Shots: 1-9

Interval Recording Yes

Date & Time Stamp Yes

In-Camera Image Editing Color Balance, Color Outline, D-Lighting, Edit Movie, Filter Effects, Fisheye, Image Overlay, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, NEF (RAW) Processing, Perspective Control, Quick Retouch, Red-eye Correction, Resize Image, Selective Color, Straighten, Trim

Connectivity 1/8″ Microphone, HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0, Wi-Fi Capable

Power

Battery 1x EN-EL15 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack

AC Power Adapter EH-5b (Optional)

Operating/Storage Temperature
+ Operating: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
+ Humidity: 0 – 85%

Weight & Measurements

Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.3 x 4.2 x 3.0″ / 135.5 x 106.5 x 76.0 mm

Weight 1.49 lb / 675 g camera body only

Video Reviews

Nikon D7100 Reviews

Review Video By Cameralabs

Review Video By DigitalRev TV

Review Video By WhatDigitalCamera

Review Video By DigitalCameraWorld

Samples Photos

Nikon D7100 Sample Photos

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- Nikon D7100 Sample Photos @ Flickr

- Nikon D7100 Sample Photos @ Whatdigitalcamera

- Nikon D7100 Sample Photos @ Photo.net

- Nikon D7100 Sample Photos @ Photographyblog

- Nikon D7100 Sample Photos @ Amazon

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- Nikon D7100 Sample Photos @ Techradar

- Nikon D7100 Sample Photos @ Photographylife

User Manual

Nikon D7100 User Manual (PDF)

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