Nikon D7100

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Nikon D7100 comes equipped with a 51-point AF system that covers a wide area with high density. In the 1.3x crop of DX mode, the 51 focus points cover almost its entire image area, attaining extremely high subject capturing power. The center focus point is compatible with AF at f/8. Nikon D7100 employs an image sensor unit designed without an optical low-pass filter to take full advantage of the high resolution achieved by its high pixel count. nikon d7100 reviewThis image sensor unit maximizes the resolving power of 24.1 megapixels and NIKKOR lenses, bringing sharp, clear rendering of delicate details of your subjects. Reduced from the D7000, the D7100 weighs a mere approx. 675 g/1 lb 7.8 oz (body only). With excellent capturing power, exquisite detail reproduction and depiction performance encapsulated in this compact, lightweight body, the camera demonstrates great agility. The body is also durable as it employs magnesium alloy for the top and rear covers. With effective sealing applied on various parts of the body, it secures weather and dust resistance, equivalent to the D800 series and D300S.

See also : Nikon D7200Nikon D7500Nikon D500Nikon D610Nikon D750,

 

Nikon D7100 Key features review:

  • Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with 24.1 effective megapixels, that brings out the true potential of the high pixel count through superior optical performance of NIKKOR lenses.
  • EXPEED 3, a high-performance image-processing engine with superior high-speed capability.nikon d7100 review
  • Standard ISO 100 to ISO 6400, range expandable up to ISO 25600 equivalent (Hi 2), adapting to various lighting conditions.
  • Fast response; release time lag of approx. 0.052 s* and high-speed continuous shooting at a maximum speed of approx. 7fps* (in 1.3x crop of DX mode with JPEG/12-bit NEF [RAW]).
  • The 1.3x crop of DX mode, that enables you to get closer to distant subjects, with a frame almost entirely covered by the 51 focus points [NEW].
  • High-performance viewfinder with glass pentaprism, achieving approx. 100% frame coverage and approx. 0.94x magnification ratio.
  • Viewfinder display that employs organic EL display element for easy-to-see and clear letter display.
  • Newly employed 8-cm/3.2-in., wide-viewing angle, approx. 1229k-dot LCD monitor with RGBW alignment for ensured visibility even in bright conditions.
  • Virtual horizon useful for landscape and architectural shooting.
  • Double SD memory card slots; compatible with SDXC UHS-I memory cards and support high-speed data communication.
  • Energy-saving design that achieves approx. 950 frames* (with one EN-EL15 battery, in single-frame mode).
  • Compatible with the MB-D15 Multi-Power Battery Pack (optional), that can be comfortably used even for vertical shooting.
  • Full HD video – 1920 x 1080 at 60i/50i supported. Built-in stereo microphone employed. Multi-area mode Full HD D-Movie with two selective movie image areas based on DX and 1.3x crop of DX according to shooting intention.
  • button, that enables quick and direct access to convenient functions whether during shooting or playback.
  • Spot White Balance enables white balance setting during live view shooting.
  • Special Effects; easily bring a variety of creative expressions to a picture, which can be confirmed real-time during shooting.
  • Compatible with the multifunctional WR-1 Wireless Remote Controller.
  • Compatible with WR-R10 (transceiver)/WR-T10 (transmitter) Wireless Remote Controllers (both optional), that easily enable you to control a camera from a distance.nikon d7100 review
  • Remote shooting capability with smart devices. Compatible with the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter (optional) that also directly transfers image files to smart devices.
  • Rapid data transfer to a PC and FTP server is possible with the UT-1 Communication Unit.

Nikon D7100 specifications:

Type
Type of camera
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount
Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective 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
Effective pixels
24.1 million
Image sensor
Image 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)
Storage
Image size (pixels)
  • DX (24×16) image area: 6000 x 4000 [L], 4496 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 System
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
Double 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, PictBridge
Viewfinder
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
Lens
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)
Shutter
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
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
Exposure
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
Focus
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
Flash
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
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
Live View
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)
Movie
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
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
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
Interface
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
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
Power source
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
Tripod socket
1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions / weight
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
Operating environment
Temperature: 0 to 40°C/32 to 104°F; humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
Accessories
Supplied accessories
(may differ by country or area)
EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-25 Battery Charger, DK-5 Eyepiece Cap, DK-23 Rubber Eyecup, UC-E6 USB Cable, AN-DC1 BK Camera Strap, BF-1B Body Cap, BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM

Memory card capacity

DX (24×16) image area

Image quality
Image size
File size*1
No. of images*1
Buffer capacity*2
NEF (RAW), Lossless compressed, 12-bit
22.7 MB
191
7
NEF (RAW), Lossless compressed, 14-bit
28.5 MB
148
6
NEF (RAW), Compressed, 12-bit
20.2 MB
260
9
NEF (RAW), Compressed, 14-bit
24.9 MB
217
8
JPEG fine*3
Large
Medium
Small
12.0 MB
7.4 MB
3.8 MB
507
853
1600
33
100
100
JPEG normal*3
Large
Medium
Small
6.2 MB
3.7 MB
1.9 MB
1000
1600
3200
100
100
100
JPEG basic*3
Large
Medium
Small
2.9 MB
1.9 MB
1.0 MB
1900
3200
6000
100
100
100

1.3x (18×12) image area

Image quality
Image size
File size*1
No. of images*1
Buffer capacity*2
NEF (RAW), Lossless compressed, 12-bit
15.1 MB
295
12
NEF (RAW), Lossless compressed, 14-bit
18.8 MB
229
8
NEF (RAW), Compressed, 12-bit
13.4 MB
399
14
NEF (RAW), Compressed, 14-bit
16.3 MB
334
11
JPEG fine*3
Large
Medium
Small
8.2 MB
5.0 MB
2.7 MB
764
1200
2200
73
100
100
JPEG normal*3
Large
Medium
Small
4.1 MB
2.5 MB
1.4 MB
1500
2400
4400
100
100
100
JPEG basic*3
Large
Medium
Small
2.0 MB
1.3 MB
0.7 MB
2900
4600
8000
100
100
100

Approved memory cards

SD memory cards
SDHC memory cards*2
SDXC memory cards*3
SanDisk
2GB*1
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
64 GB
Toshiba
Panasonic
4 GB, 6 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB,
16 GB, 24 GB, 32 GB
48 GB, 64 GB
Lexar Media
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB
Platinum II
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
Professional
Full-HD Video
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB