Nikon D7100

  |   by DigitalCameraReview Staff

The D7100 is in many ways Nikon’s way of showing that APS-C DSLRs still have a place in the world despite how much the ILC market has grown. The camera boasts 24.1MP sensor, 51 point autofocus system, that can autofocus down to f8, 7fps shooting, a 3.2 inch 1,229K dot LCD, ISO 100-6400 natively, dual SD card storage, and weather sealing. Being the flagship camera of the DX format series, this camera isn’t meant for the newbie photog. It is laden with buttons and dials all over that native Nikonians will find pleasing. The company has had years of experience creating award winning DSLRs. When it comes to the APS-C format, it started with the D300–which won the hearts of many photojournalists due to to super clean high ISO settings. That was the year a magazine declared that ISO 1600 is the new 400; effectively meaning that we can now shoot at higher ISO settings without any fear. Today, we’re far beyond those days–and it’s quite amazing to see what APS-C sized sensors are capable of doing.

  • Pros

    • Great image quality
    • Excellent build quality
    • Simple to learn if you're an experienced Nikon user
    • Very lightweight when used with primes
    • Dual SD card ports mean that you can shoot for quite a long time
    • Fast autofocusing when the specific point is selected
    • Interesting crop mode
  • Cons

    • Slower focusing performance when all of the points are selected (auto)
    • No aperture control in video mode
    • Focusing points don't go to edges

Quick Take

The Nikon D7100 is no joke! It has a 24.1MP APS-C sensor, 3.2-inch LCD, weather sealing, dual card slots and produces great image quality.

Read Our Full Review: Nikon D7100 Review: Fantastic Flagship

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