Nikon D7100 Summary
Nikon D7100 Assessment
The D7100 sits at the high-end of Nikon's cropped-sensor DSLR camera range. Given a 24 megapixels sensor capable of ISO 100 to 25600, 1080p HD video capture and 6 FPS continuous shooting, plus a 100% viewfinder, dual control-dials and a weather-sealed body, this is one of Nikon's most advanced cameras. While the aging D300S surpasses it in some areas, the D7100 exceeds it for nearly everything else.
The performance of this digital SLR is solid save for metering. While this is correctable with careful use of EC, it can be a serious annoyance for some. Besides this issue, the Nikon D7100 delivers well. Its images show very low noise with good retention of details, excellent dynamic-range and accurate image colors after tweaking. WB is not perfect but close and easily corrected in-camera or later.
Speed is very good, particularly in terms of autofocus. The 51-point AF system with 15 cross-type sensors is very sensitive and locks quickly as long as the lens can keep up too.
In the end, the Nikon D7100 is a good digital SLR for many types of photography while also delivering the highest resolution images from an APS-C cameras.
|Superb control over image nose||Frequent and severe over-exposure|
|Good color-accuracy after tweaking||AWB not perfect under artificial light|
|Superb dynamic range||Bizarre Auto ISO|
|Super-fast autofocus||Indistinct ISO button|
|Ultra-short black-out||Very poor live-view|
|Generally fast and responsive||Aperture locked in video mode|
|Dual memory cards can provide instant backup||Noise-Reduction forced at ISO 800+|
|Manual focus assist direction indicator||Lens correction slow down camera|
|Excellent build quality||Level difficult to see|
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Nikon D7100 Highlights
Sensor-Size: 24 x 16mm
Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI
|24 Megapixels DSLR||ISO 100-25600|
|Nikon F Mount|
|Full manual controls, including Manual Focus|
|1 Axis Digital Level||Custom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning|
|Built-in Dust Reduction||Hot-Shoe|
|6 FPS Drive, 100 Images||Stereo audio input|
|1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video Recording||Lithium-Ion Battery|
|3.2" LCD 1.2 Megapixels||Secure Digital Extended Capacity x 2|
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