Nikon Announced D7100 With No Low-Pass filter

Nikon D7100

Product Summary

Key features & specs

  • A new 51 point AF system compared to the 39 point AF system of the D7000
  • A new 24 megapixels sensor compared to the 16
  • New 1.3x crop mode
  • 7 FPS Continuous shooting.
  • The LCD is slightly larger at 3.2”; in fact the whole camera is larger in dimension compared to its predecessor
  • The resolution of the monitor is now 1,228,800 dots compared to 921,000 of the older model
  • A new lock button on the mode dial reminiscence the full frame D600.
  • 60i, 50i, 30i, 25i and 24’ video shooting in full HD mode, compared to only 25 fps in full HD on the older D7000

Overview

The Nikon D7100 is the successor to the extremely successful D7000, a semi-professional DSLR designed for serious photography enthusiasts. The D7000 replaced the D90 another great design from the Nikon stable. All three DSLRs are concurrently being sold by Nikon.

The good

The D7100 has a much better focusing performance in low light when compared to the more illustrious D600. Color sharpness even with smaller resolution shots are stunning. Low ISO performance at 6400 is very respectable and you can actually share the pictures without having to send a footnote to identify the protagonists. The camera is also slightly lighter than its predecessor albeit by only 15 grams.

The Bad / what’s missing?

  • The D7100 has a slightly smaller sensor size, 23.5mm x 15.6mm compared to the 23.6mm x 15.6mm of the D7000; not much of a real difference in performance though.
  • Though the same battery is used in both the cameras, the EN-EL15 Lithium-ion, the D7100 has slightly lower predicted maximum shots per charge of 950 compared to 1050 of the older.

Similar Products

The D7000 that this camera replaces still remains a formidable tool and in the right hands should be enough for stunning pictures. Your camera’s performance is only as good as the lenses and if you own some fast and sharp lenses then D7000 should be able to get you the shots that you need. However the D7100 has a better resolution which will come handy when you do a lot of tight cropping and want to retain as much details as possible.

Apart from Nikon’s own D7000, the Canon EOS 60D is another competitor for the D7100. However, the 60D, in spite of having a tilting screen and super HD video shooting capabilities loses out on the maximum AF points, resolution (18 MP compared to 24 MP) and continuous shooting speeds (6 frames per second compared to 5.3). The 60D additionally has only one SD card slot compared to two on the D7100.

Should I buy it?

Absolutely, if you’re looking for a new upper-entry level or top of the line DX camera. The Nikon D7100 apart from retaining the best features of the D7000 adds a few new features of its own. This will come handy when you want performance in trying conditions. Nikon D7100 available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H

Sample Images of Nikon D7100 on Flickr

Detailed Features

The Nikon D7100 is designed for the experienced shooter ready to take their photography to the next level, who demands a camera that conveys reliability and performance, and who is eager to embrace the next photographic challenge. These features include:

New 51-Point AF System

The D7100 features Nikon’s professionally proven and lightning-fast 51-point AF system, with a new Multi-CAM 3500DX AF module. Additionally, the AF system and exposure are augmented with Nikon’s 3D Color Matrix Metering II 2,016 pixel RGB sensor and Scene Recognition System, which recognizes the scene prior to shooting in order to adjust AF, AE, AWB and other parameters. The results of this system are accurate and even exposures, sharp details and vivid color, frame after frame. For additional precision, 15 of the 51 AF points are cross-type, and the center point is functional at f/8, giving DX photographers an additional telephoto advantage when using a teleconverter.

Rapid Response and Operation

To help ensure the decisive shot is not missed, the D7100 can shoot at up to six frames per second (fps) at full resolution and up to seven fps when using the new 1.3x crop mode at slightly reduced resolution. Overall operation and image processing is swift, while startup and shutter lag is nearly imperceptible with a release time lag of 0.052s* (CIPA). Image data is also written to dual SD card slots, which accept the latest high-speed UHS-1 and SDXC cards.

1.3x Crop Mode

Sports photographers take note: Building upon the telephoto benefits of the DX-format, the D7100 has the unique ability to shoot in a 1.3x DX crop mode for both stills and HD video. While in this innovative mode, shooters will gain an extra telephoto boost (2X), and a boost in burst speed to seven fps, with 15.4- megapixel resolution. Additionally, while in this mode, the 51-point AF array covers more of the frame, allowing improved subject acquisition and tracking performance through the viewfinder.

New High Resolution LCD

The new, wide and bright LCD screen is 3.2-inches and features a super high resolution of 1,229K dots. Now photographers can easily compose and check critical focus for HD video.

New Viewfinder

Nikon has implemented a bright and high-contrast new OLED data display within the optical viewfinder that makes it easier to read and see shooting data. When composing through the viewfinder, users see 100% frame coverage, essential for proper framing.

Spot White Balance

A new feature for Nikon cameras, Spot White Balance allows for quick and precise white balance adjustment while shooting in live view. By selecting a desired point on the screen, users can set a custom white balance from a distance, even while using a super-telephoto lens. This is helpful for shooting video or when shooting under unfamiliar lighting when no gray card is available.

Durable Construction

Built to perform in a wide variety of conditions, the D7100 is built to the same moisture and dust resistance specifications of the venerable Nikon D300S. For durability, the top and rear covers are constructed of magnesium alloy, while internally, the shutter has been tested to withstand 150,000 cycles. Despite its robust construction, the camera remains lightweight, weighing in at approximately 1.5 pounds (body).

Nikon D7100 weather and dust sealing

Nikon D7100 weather and dust sealing

Enhanced Interface

To make it easier for users to quickly access frequently used functions, the “i” button has been added to the enthusiast-oriented control layout on the camera. 

Sharing and Remote Shooting Simplified

Photographers know that moment when the shutter clicks and they have created something stunning which deserves to be shared. No matter where that moment occurs, whether in an urban landscape or isolated forest, they can now share their images wirelessly by an attached WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter.1 With this optional adapter the user has the ability to share images to a supported smartphone or tablet, shoot remotely from their device, and transfer photos from up to 49 feet away. The Nikon Wireless Mobile Utility application is available free of charge on Google Play™ for Android™ devices or from the App Store™.  When using the application, photographers can wirelessly transfer images from the camera to a mobile device and even remotely control the camera.

Capture Exceptional HD Video

For those looking to create multimedia content, the Nikon D7100 has a wide variety of innovative features for capturing HD video at various frame rates. With a press of the dedicated video record button, video can be recorded at 1080/30p, or at 60i/50i (in 1.3x Crop Mode) for optimal playback on many HDTV’s when connected via HDMI. The D7100 also provides the ability to record stereo sound through the internal microphone, or attach an optional external microphone such as Nikon’s ME-1, through the dedicated microphone terminal. To reference audio, the camera also features a headphone terminal. Users can also get creative using Nikon’s  Creative Effects in real time. This feature lets users take advantage of modes like Selective Color or Color Sketch to create truly customized movies.

Full Control, Creatively

In addition to full manual controls, the Nikon D7100 features a variety of intelligent modes to create effects and special features so that users can unleash their creativity. Nikon’s Picture Controls can be applied to photo and video to change the color, tone and saturation of an image for creative control. When capturing still images, the same Creative Effects modes and filters available in video are also at the disposal of the user. By combining consecutive frames, the D7100 also has a high dynamic range (HDR) function to let users capture photos with a vast tonal range.

NIKKOR, Speedlight and System Compatibility

For 80 years, the NIKKOR legacy has been providing world renowned optics for photographers. The D7100 is compatible with Nikon’s dedicated DX-format lenses and more than 50 FX-format lenses. NIKKOR lenses offer the ultimate in sharpness and clarity in photos and HD video. For added versatility, the camera features a built-in flash, or can act as a commander in Nikon’s popular Creative Lighting System (CLS).

WR-1 Wireless Remote Controller

WR-1 Transceiver

In addition to the D7100, Nikon also announced the WR-1 Transceiver for Nikon D-SLR cameras. This device uses 2.4 GHz radio frequency for maximum range when communicating with the camera, extending the range and functionality2 for remote shooting applications. The communication range between WR-1 units is approximately 394 feet3, and 15 channels are available. Users also have the ability to remotely control a camera (with a WR-1 used as a receiver) attached by operation of another WR-1 (used as a transmitter), and also perform simultaneous or synchronized release of shutters on several cameras using the WR-14. Furthermore, there are a wide variety of options for remote shooting, which include dividing remote cameras into groups and controlling each group separately and interval timer photography. Remote shooting by combining the WR-1 with WR-R10/WRT10 wireless remotes is also possible5.

1 WI-FI SPECIFICATIONS AND COMPATIBILITY

This camera’s Wi-Fi® capability using the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Wireless Mobile Utility application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera. For compatibility and to download the application, please visit: For iPhone®/iPad®/iPod Touch® check here. For AndroidTM Google PlayTM Check here

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Nikon D7100 Specifications

Type
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Mount
Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Angle of view
Nikon DX format; focal length in 35mm [135] format equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX-format angle of view
Effective pixels
24.1 millio
Sensor
23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels
24.71 million
Dust-reduction system
Image Sensor Cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data
(optional Capture NX 2 software required
Image size (pixels)
  • DX (24×16) image area: 6000 x 4000 [L], 4494 x 3000 [M], 2992 x 2000 [S]
  • 1.3x (18×12) image area: 4800 x 3200 [L], 3600 x 2400 [M], 2400 x 1600 [S]
  • Photographs with image area of DX (24×16) taken in movie live view: 6000 x 3368 [L], 4496 x 2528 [M], 2992 x 1680 [S]
  • Photographs with image area of 1.3x (18×12) taken in movie live view: 4800 x 2696 [L], 3600 x 2024 [M], 2400 x 1344 [S]
File format
  • NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed or compressed
  • JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8) or basic (approx. 1:16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available
  • NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Media
SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
Slot
Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage or for separate storage of copies created using NEF+JPEG; pictures can be copied between cards
File system
DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBrid
Viewfinder
Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Magnification
Approx. 0.94x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint
19.5 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment
-2 to +1 m-1
Focusing screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Reflex mirror
Quick return
Depth-of-field preview
Pressing depth-of-field preview button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user ( and  modes) or by camera (other modes)
Lens aperture
Instant return, electronically controlled
Compatible lenses
Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses, AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (and  modes only); IX-NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used
The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the center focus point with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster)
Type
Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Speed
1/8000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time, X250
Flash sync speed
X=1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/320 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320 s)
Release modes
S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter release),  (self-timer), MUP (mirror up); interval timer photography supported
Approximate frame advance rate
  • JPEG and 12-bit NEF (RAW) images recorded with DX (24×16) selected for image area: CL 1 to 6 fps, CH 6 fps
  • JPEG and 12-bit NEF (RAW) images recorded with 1.3x (18×12) selected for image area: CL 1 to 6 fps, CH 7 fps
  • 14-bit NEF (RAW) images recorded with DX (24×16) selected for image area: CL 1 to 5 fps, CH 5 fps
  • 14-bit NEF (RAW) images recorded with 1.3x (18×12) selected for image area: CL 1 to 6 fps, CH 6 fps
Self-timer
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 s
Remote control modes (ML-L3)
Delayed remote, quick-response remote, remote mirror-up
Metering mode
TTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor
Metering method
  • Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data
  • Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame; diameter of circle can be changed to 6, 10, or 13 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 8-mm circle)
  • Spot: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
Range
(ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)
  • Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV
  • Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV
Exposure meter coupling
Combined CPU and AI
Exposure modes
Auto modes (auto;  auto [flash off]); programmed auto with flexible program (); shutter-priority auto (); aperture-priority auto (); manual (); scene modes ( portrait;  landscape;  child;  sports;  close up;  night portrait;  night landscape;  party/indoor;  beach/snow;  sunset; dusk/dawn;  pet portrait;  candlelight;  blossom;  autumn colors; food); special effects modes ( night vision;  color sketch;  miniature effect; selective color;  silhouette;  high key;  low key);  user settings 1);  user settings 2)
Exposure compensation
Can be adjusted by -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV in  ,  ,  and modes
Exposure bracketing
2 to 5 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2 or 3 EV
Exposure lock
Luminosity locked at detected value with  AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity
(Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 100 to 6400 in steps of 1/3 EV; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1 or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting
Auto, extra high, high, normal, low, off
ADL bracketing
2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 frames using preset values for all frames
Autofocus
Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors; the center point is available at apertures slower than f/5.6 and faster than f/8 or at f/8), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3 m/1 ft 8 in. to 9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range
-2 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Lens servo
  • Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
  • Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point
Can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points
AF-area modes
Single-point AF, 9-, 21- or 51-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing  AE-L/AF-L button
Built-in flash
 ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  : Auto flash with auto pop-up
 ,  ,  ,  ,  : Manual pop-up with button release
Guide number
Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Flash control
TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2016-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600 or SB-400; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash modes
Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off; Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
Flash compensation
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flash bracketing
2 to 5 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2 or 3 EV
Flash-ready indicator
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting
System (CLS)
  • Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with: SB-910, SB-900, SB-800 or SB-700 as a master flash and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes or SU-800 as commander; built-in flash can serve as master flash in commander mode
  • Auto FP High-Speed Sync and modeling illumination supported with all CLS-compatible flash units except SB-400; Flash Color Information Communication and FV lock supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
Sync terminal
AS-15 Sync Terminal Adapter (available separately)
White balance
Auto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, Spot White Balance measurement available during live view), choose color temperature (2500 K to 10000 K), all with fine-tuning
White balance bracketing
2 to 5 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3
Modes
Live view photography (still images), movie live view (movies)
Lens servo
  • Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F)
  • Manual focus (M)
AF-area modes
Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Autofocus
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Metering method
Matrix
Frame size (pixels)
and frame rate
  • 1920 x 1080; 60i (59.94 fields/s)/50i (50 fields/s)*
  • 1920 x 1080; 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p
  • 1280 x 720; 60p, 50p
  •  Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25 and 23.976 fps respectively; options support both ★high and normal image quality
    *Available only when 1.3x (18×12) is selected for image area; sensor output is about 60 or 50 fps
File format
MOV
Video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format
Linear PCM
Audio recording device
Built-in or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Maximum length
29 min. 59 s
Monitor
8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 1229k-dot (VGA; 640 x 480 x 4 = 1,228,800 dots), TFT monitor with approx. 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage and brightness adjustment
Playback
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, GPS data display and auto image rotation
USB
Hi-Speed USB
HDMI output
HDMI mini connector (Type C)
Accessory terminal
Wireless remote controller: WR-1 and WR-R10 (available separately), Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately), GPS unit: GP-1/GP-1A (available separately)
Audio input
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio output
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)
Supported languages
Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Battery
One EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Battery pack
Optional MB-D15 Multi-Power Battery Pack with one EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery or six AA-size alkaline, Ni-MH or lithium batteries
AC adapter
EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5B Power Connector (available separately
Tripod socket
1/4 in. (ISO 1222
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
Approx. 135.5 x 106.5 x 76 mm/5.3 x 4.2 x 3.0 in.
Weight
Approx. 765 g/1 lb 11.0 oz with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 675 g/1 lb 7.8 oz (camera body only)
Operating environment
Temperature: 0 to 40°C/32 to 104°F; humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories
(may differ by country or area)
EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-25 Battery Charger, DK-5 Eyepiece Cap, DK-21 Rubber Eyecup, UC-E6 USB Cable, AN-DC1 BK Camera Strap, BF-1B Body Cap, BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM

 

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Nikon D7100 available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Nikon D7100 & 18-105 Lens Kit available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H

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