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Nikon D7100 24.1 Mp Dx-Format Cmos Digital Slr (Body Only)

nikon d7100 24 1 mp dx format cmos digital slr body only

Nikon D7100 24.1 MP DX-Format CMOS Digital SLR (Body Only)

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  • 24.1 megapixed DX-format image sensor
  • Shoot up to 6 frames per second for up to 100 continuous shots
  • Wireless sharing and control with WU-1a adapter (not included)
  • ISO range from 100 to 6400
  • 1080p videos with full-time autofocus and built-in stereo mic

Buy Now : Nikon D7100 24.1 MP DX-Format CMOS Digital SLR (Body Only)

Brand : Nikon
Category : Electronics,Camera & Photo,Digital Cameras,DSLR Cameras
Rating : 4.7
Price : US $684.95
Review Count : 776

nikon d7100 24 1 mp dx format cmos digital slr body only
nikon d7100 24 1 mp dx format cmos digital slr body only

Nikon D7100 24.1 MP DX-Format CMOS Digital SLR (Body Only)

  • I had to make a major decision before buying the D7100: FX or DX. I have been dithering for quite a while and have a hodge podge of Nikon lenses. FX lenses include the 24-70mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/4.0, and a TC-14E II teleconverter. DX lenses include the 10-24mm and the 85mm VR micro. My belief is that DX was the right way to go for me because 1) good DX cameras produce superb photos, 2) I can buy less expensive lenses because the pretend focal lengths are larger, 3) only the sweetest part of FX lenses (their centers) will be used, 4) DX camera bodies will remain less expensive, and 5) my default print size is only 13\"x19\". This introductory paragraph is not to convince you that DX is the right way to go but to explain why I bought this camera instead of a D600 or D800.Let me start by saying that I love this camera! Nikon managed to do a few stupid things that I\'ll mention below but let\'s talk about the positives first. The shutter release - including focusing, VR, and metering - is so fast that it\'s hard to press just half way to lock readings. I\'m sure there is some shutter lag but I couldn\'t measure it. Focus is spot on with all my lenses and I have not used the capability to do individual lens adjustments. Other positives as reported by most other reviewers: camera feel (solid); good controls; sensible blend between menus, buttons, and dials; viewfinder setup and image size; etc.I have read some other reviewers that say this camera isn\'t very sharp. Not so! If you have moved up from a 10-12 megapixel to this one, you can be fooled as I was. I typically pixel peep in photoshop with the image at 100%, i.e., one picture pixel per one monitor pixel. You are looking at a much smaller piece of real estate in this mode when you have twice as many pixels per unit area and that means that you are looking at smaller, less contrasty details. Remember, manufacturer\'s MTF curves pretty much measure contrast as an approximation to sharpness. Of course the pictures look \"oh my god\" sharper when you print them since they have twice as many pixels per unit area on paper.I shoot 14-bit raw images with loseless compress and rarely use the 1.3 crop mode though I\'ve mapped crop mode to one of the external buttons. Warning, the full-sized raw files are 25-30 megabytes and that means you can only store about 35 files per gigabyte of hard disk. So make your plans carefully before buying your next large pixel-count camera. Further, photoshop 16-bit psd files from D7100 images take 137MB on disk. I think that I would have bought a less capable camera if I were not shooting raw and running a 16-bit post process. Raw and 16-bit processing are not snobbery, rather they allow me to make up for virtually every type of error at picture-taking time except bad focus, bad subject selection, and excessive camera shake. That for me is the big advantage of digital photography but the D7100 or any other large pixel-count sensor makes you pay in disk storage.Now lets talk briefly about a few snafus. SubjectDistance is a standard Exif parameter and used to be generated in all Nikon DSLR images. ApproximateSubjectDistance is not a standard EXIF parameter but D7100 firmware generates it instead of SubjectDistance! Why is that bad? Three reasons: 1) photoshop will not display the field, 2) ViewNX 2 - Nikon\'s own software - dosen\'t display this nonstandard field either, and 3) Nikon support staff will not comment on whether or not either, neither, or both software and firmware will be repaired. The simplest way to recover the information is to load the sidecar file created by photoshop into a text editor and search on \"distance\" and read a fractional number. I can also convert that distance from metric if I like using a pencil or a calculator. Only a diseased mind could cause such nonsense.Another snafu reported by many in these reviews is the smallish memory buffer that limits rapid shooting. Memory is really cheap - I\'d guess that for a two dollar bill, four times as much memory could have been included. I almost never use multiple shot modes or bracketing; rather my problem arises when my shutter finger gets itchy. This is a rarely occurring issue but the symptom of an outrageously dumb parting decision.I have rated this camera 5 stars in spite of these silly design flaws. However, I\'d pay money to enter a raffle to paddle Nikon suits who impose these decisions. (The other manufacturers are just as lame.) It\'s a great camera, impressive in so many ways. Picture quality is great and the camera is capable enough to allow top-notch image capture despite a huge number of tough environmental conditions.
  • The media could not be loaded.  ***UPDATED REVIEW TO REFLECT ADDITIONAL USE***As a happy D7000 owner for more than two years, I immediately upgraded to the D7100. Rather than rehash all of the camera specs in this review, I\'ll focus on what has changed vis-a-vis the previous camera.NEW 24.1 MEGAPIXEL SENSOR, 1.3x CROP MODE, NO AA FILTERAlthough I didn\'t really care about having more megapixels, there are advantages. The most obvious is cropping and the 1.3x crop mode is a nice feature if you are into bird & wildlife photography. The crop mode delivers an in camera crop that essentially discards pixels around the outer perimeter of the image (instead of a 6000x4000 DX image, the camera captures a cropped 4800x3200 image). Because the resulting cropped files are smaller (about 16 megapixel) the cameras gets a slight boost in frame rate to 7 fps. There are focusing advantages as well, since all 51 focus points cover almost the entire frame of the image. Nikon has worked wonders with the 24.1 megapixel sensor, delivering amazing resolution detail while keeping noise in check. The noise that appears in higher ISO images has a grain quality that\'s more pleasing to my eye than previous Nikon cameras I have owned (YMMV). The removal of the AA filter is icing on the cake, placing this camera in the company of the D800E (which merely canceled its AA filter - the D7100 deletes it altogether). The new crop mode, combined with enhanced sharpness, were key selling points to me. After extensive use of the D7100, I\'m happy to report that the camera is SHARP SHARP SHARP. (And did I mention that it is SHARP?) I was never 100% pleased with the sharpness of images coming out of my D7000, but this new camera is amazing in that department. Whether this performance is the result of the deletion of the AA filter, I do not know - but I know the camera is sharp.NEW WEATHER-SEALED BODYThe camera feels great in my hands, solid and substantial without being a brick. The body is now fully weather sealed (reportedly to the standard of the D800) and the button layout changes are logical and well thought out. I like the new \"i\" button - it\'s a cinch to change key camera settings, especially toggling the image area between DX and 1.3x crop modes. Nikon has tweaked the ergonomics nicely, with the larger thumb rest and raised \"OK\" button control pad. The LCD screen is 3.2\", larger, brighter, and higher resolution than the D7000 screen. ALL of these changes are subtle but significant improvements. Note also that pressing the \"OK\" button during shot review zooms to a 100% review of the image at the focus point, allowing you to pixel peep on the fly - a great feature that will become essential once you start using it.51 AUTOFOCUS POINTSThe AF is improved as well, with a whopping 51 AF points (that extend edge-to-edge in 1.3x crop mode). The camera focuses quickly and (for the most part) accurately.COLORI\'m liking the color captured by the D7100 better than that of the D7000 (and its Sony sensor). It\'s warmer and more organic to my eye.VIDEO UPGRADESI shoot a lot of video, so I\'m happy about the new frame rates (including 60P). The new location of the movie record button, next to the shutter release, makes sense. I\'m particularly happy that we now have a headphone jack on the camera. Sure, we don\'t always use the in camera audio, but it is nice to be able to monitor it now if necessary. The camera LCD display now sports audio level indicators, too.POSSIBLE WEAKNESSESThe sharp 24 megapixels demand better lenses and better technique to get the results you want - is that a weakness? In other words, the ceiling of performance is higher with the D7100, but you will need the lens and technique to take advantage of it.The buffer could be larger - this will be the Achilles Heel for some bird shooters. By limiting the buffer, Nikon has left the door open for a true D300 replacement to slot above this camera in the lineup. For me, the many considerable upsides of the D7100 outweigh the buffer issue.I\'m not a big fan of the new locking control dial (I never had problems with the old dial) but it works fine - it just slows down operation a bit, and I worry that it may break. Just a minor quibble: the shutter sound is different, perhaps a little louder, than the D7000 shutter.CONCLUSIONBrilliant camera. Nikon has dialed up the D7000 in every area you would expect, and a few you would not expect. The D7000 is an outstanding camera, but the D7100 offers improvements across the board. Better weather-sealed body, better ergonomics, more resolution, better color, more AF points, no AA filter, a 1.3X crop mode, a headphone jack, 60P frame rate, on screen audio levels. And did I mention that it is SHARP SHARP SHARP?The D7100 is the best DX camera to date.
  • What\'s in the box?? A charger, a strap, body dust cap, wu1 that\'s it, nothing else that it mentioned, I had to drive 84 miles to a UPS hub to fetch it. Not a long story but ups attempted delivery, claimed no one home, rang door bell, within seconds he drove off, I was at the door in less than 5 seconds? Claims 3 more attempts, he did not, surveillance cameras don\'t lie.In all good day for a ride. Testing the camera! So far works as good as my original. The D7100 is a fantastic camera for a crop sensor camera, with good better best lenses, including the Nikon 1200-1700mm telephoto off brands Sigma, Tamron work great. Would I recommend this camera, yes! Very easy to operate as long as you have had some experience with DSLR camera settings, I oun canon, Nikon Hadselblad, research if buying this camera, watch YouTube videos, take your time, learn few settings at a time, you will be happy with this one,

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