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

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


63 new or used available from $489.79

Average customer review:
(4.5 stars, based on 855 reviews)

Product Details

  • Sales Rank: #2653 in Camera & Photo
  • Size: full-size
  • Color: Black
  • Brand: Nikon
  • Model: 1513
  • Released on: 2013-03-14
  • Dimensions: 4.21" h x 2.99" w x 5.35" l, 1.69 pounds
  • Battery type: Lithium Ion
  • Display size: 3.2

Features

  • 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

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 24.1 million Image Sensor 23.5 × 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 required) Image size (pixels) DX (24×16) image area: 6000 × 4000 [L], 4494 × 3000 [M], 2992 × 2000 [S] 1.3× (18×12) image area: 4800 × 3200 [L], 3600 × 2400 [M], 2400 × 1600 [S] Photographs with image area of DX (24×16) taken in movie live view: 6000 × 3368 [L], 4496 × 2528 [M], 2992 × 1680 [S] Photographs with image area of 1.3× (18×12) taken in movie live view: 4800 × 2696 [L], 3600 × 2024 [M], 2400 × 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 Storage Media SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards Double Slot Slot 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 Eye-level pentapr

From the Manufacturer


Nikon D7100 D-SLR product photo

Unleash the power of Nikon's DX-format HD-SLR system.
Meet the new flagship of Nikon's outstanding DX-format HD-SLR line-up: the D7100. Incorporating recent advancements in HD-SLR technology, the D7100 brings a thrilling new level of image quality, speed, connectivity and creative capabilities—a specially designed 24.1-megapixel DX-format image sensor, superior low-light performance, ultra-precise autofocus and metering, advanced video recording features, built-in HDR, mobile connectivity and much, much more. Pair it with any of Nikon's superb NIKKOR DX- and FX-format lenses, versatile Speedlights and accessories, and the D7100 will be the centerpiece of your creativity for years to come.






Nikon D7100 photo of a bird on a branch and close up of its face showing high resolution

Capture every detail true to life

Pure, sharp images

The D7100 marks an exciting advancement in image quality for high-resolution DX-format cameras. Nikon specially designed its 24.1-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor without using an optical low pass filter (OLPF), resulting in the purest, sharpest images using D7100's DX-format CMOS sensor. Combine that with fantastic ISO performance at both ends of the spectrum—down to ISO 100 and up to ISO 6400—the processing speed and intelligence of EXPEED 3 and the extra lens reach of a 1.5x crop factor, and the D7100 is the ultimate tool for those seeking a lightweight DX-format HD-SLR.

Nikon D7100 photo of a skier in powder on a mountain showing continuous shooting speed

Speed and precision in harmony

High-speed shooting with flawless metering and autofocus

When the action speeds up, fire a blazing fast 6 frames per second continuously for up to 100 shots. Building on the acclaimed autofocus system from the D300s, the D7100 uses 51 focus points, including 15 cross-type sensors for detecting both vertical and horizontal contrast variations, to achieve fast, precise focus. The central cross-type sensor works all the way down to f/8, a huge advantage when using compatible teleconverters. At the same time, a highly accurate 2016-pixel RGB sensor evaluates every scene, taking into account brightness, contrast, subject distance and color, for spot-on auto operations like Face-Priority and full-time autofocus during video capture.

Nikon D7100 close up shot with the WU-1a wireless mobile adapter in place

Wireless sharing and control

Compatible with the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter

The D7100 makes it easy to share your great photos immediately, wherever you are. Connect the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter and instantly transfer shots to a compatible smartphone or tablet, then upload them to the web, send by email or text—share them however you like. With Nikon's free Wireless Mobile Utility installed on your smartphone or tablet (available for both Android and iOS), you can also remotely control the D7100. Use your phone or tablet as a Live View monitor to take shots without having the camera in your hands, a huge advantage for everything from self portraits to digiscoping with a Nikon fieldscope.



Nikon D7100 and lens and ME-1 microphone on tripod atop a mountain

Create movies that amaze

Dazzling 1080p videos, slow-motion and time-lapse sequences

With full-time autofocus and manual exposure control during video recording, a built-in stereo mic and an external stereo mic jack, headphone and HDMI jacks, the D7100 achieves exceptional cinematic reproduction and quality. Record in several high-definition formats: 1080p at 60i/50i/30/25/24 fps or 720p at up to 60p for ultra-smooth slow-motion sequences. Dual SD card slots give you additional recording time, and an all new 60i function enables smooth playback on HDTVs or external monitors. And, of course, every shot looks great through a NIKKOR lens. Create beautiful background blur with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G, or use the AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm for an ultra-wide-angle view that's perfect for establishing shots and working in tight interiors.



Premium Accessories


WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
Using the WU-1a optional wireless mobile adapter you can now automatically send great images to your smartphone and even use your smartphone to remotely capture images from your D7100. With an easy to use app, now when you can't wait to share that great shot you don't have to. Share it to your smartphone in a instant.
Nikon EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
These rechargeable batteries provide extended life and consistent power, even in colder conditions.
MB-D15 Multi-Power Battery Pack
The MB-D15 is equipped with a shutter-release button, AE/AF lock button, multi selector, and main- and sub-command dials for improved operation when taking photographs with the camera vertically oriented.
ME-1 Stereo Microphone
Record crystal-clear sound and significantly reduce autofocus noise on your compatible DSLR camera using this compact stereo microphone. The ME-1 Stereo Microphone connects to compatible DSLR cameras that have a 3.5mm Mic jack and features new innovation that significantly reduces autofocus noise from being recorded.


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

917 of 964 people found the following review helpful.
5The new DX standard...
By P. Hartung
While I'm hoping Nikon will release a D400, I couldn't resist trying out the new D7100. As a working pro who uses both FX and DX format cameras, my first impressions of the D7100 are very positive.

My simple summary is that this camera is a bargain and that those already inclined to own the best the DX camera Nikon sells should get one.

Having worked for years with the D300 and the D7000 bodies, my perspective on this one is influenced by what I think is good about those two popular cameras. I hoped that the D7100 would really improve in the areas of autofocus, shadow noise, and overall resolution/acuity. This camera has not disappointed me, and has even a few minor improvements I wasn't expecting.

Of first importance, shooters of the D7000 will appreciate the big improvements in AF (you probably know how sketchy that camera is to focus, especially compared to the 51-point standard set by most older/current pro bodies). It's fast, accurate, and doesn't get fooled into moving if you recompose. On single focus mode, it simply acquires and holds where you want. And the tracking AF is on par with Nikon's pro standard. This is huge for me, since I love the quality of images the D7000 gives but hate the unreliability of its AF. Acquiring focus in low light seems a bit snappier and more accurate than even the D300.

The resolving power of this sensor is unlike any DX camera before it. Because the D7100 doesn't have an anti-aliasing/low-pass filter on its 24 megapixel sensor, I knew it would be able to show a perceptible increase in resolving detail over the older D7000, and again I am glad to report it does - IF you use good glass, stopped down a bit, and process from the RAW files. My test shots captured with the Tokina 11-16 and Nikon 70-200 have blown me away. The acuity when zoomed in is night/day compared to the D7000. However, if you use mediocre glass then the only differences you'll notice are larger files and slightly better dynamic range.

In DX images, shadow noise has generally appeared too stippled even at lower ISO values, rendering a texture that the FX sensors don't have at the same ISO's. The D7100 has definitely improved this. The texture gradient is more uniform and it reminds me of the D600 in this way. Although I haven't done tests above ISO 1600, the shadow textures are more uniform and pleasant (natural?) on skin than the previous DX cameras.

Shooters familiar with Nikon's pro camera ergonomics will appreciate that the D7100 has added the quick magnification/zoom feature to the `OK' button on the rear thumbpad. It's great for snappy, quick inspections at defined zoom ratios to check for focus accuracy. This feature is nonexistent on the D7000 and the D600. I find it very handy and preferable to the +/- buttons.

Speaking of the +/- buttons to the left of the LCD, I have no idea why Nikon reversed their positions on this camera. It's a small thing but still annoying.

I'm still getting used to the new viewfinder display, so the jury is out.

The two-shot HDR feature isn't what it should be since it doesn't align the images. I'd use the bracketing feature on a tripod and be done with it.

I like that there's finally a lock button in the center of the program mode dial to avoid accidental switching, which happens too often on the D7000.

The rear LDC screen is slightly larger and also a bit crisper to my eyes.

The overall fit/finish is solid and secure. I have big hands so I only wish it was the same form factor as the D800 (hey Nikon, give us a D400 already), but at this price I'm not complaining.

I wish Nikon could squeeze out better battery performance from their cameras, frankly, and the D7100 hasn't improved upon what has become normal for the past couple years.

Sorry, but I don't mess with video so I cannot speak to this.

As a still image camera (in the DX format) the D7100 has really set a new standard. Even though I'd buy a D400 if it came out tomorrow, there's nothing stopping me from enjoying the D7100 today as the best you can get. I feel that the price is low for what it is and can create. Highly recommended...

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
56G ED VR Lens are truly a great pair. This lens and body combo allow you ...
By Bekah A.
The Nikon D7100 and the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens are truly a great pair. This lens and body combo allow you to take your photography to the next level. It's compact and lightweight enough to appeal to enthusiast photographers who want advanced DSLR options. This is a truly versatile kit. It produces sharp, detail rich images and the noise is well controlled. The scene feature is a go to of mine when I don't want to try to figure out the correct settings manually. This was a definite upgrade from my D60 and I am still learning all of the functions. I don't see myself changing to another body or lens' anytime soon. I am beyond content.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
4A very good camera for the money. But not the best if you want to chase fast action, which will cost you more.
By Jim Webster
This is technically a very good camera. I bought one used as a 24 megapixel upgrade to my 12 megapixel D300 because Nikon hadn't released a true replacement for the D300. I'm not obsessive about megapixels but I do take birds and wildlife and appreciate room to crop. When the D500 came out I bought it and sold the D7100. The D500 has only 20 megapixels vs D7100's 24, but it also has a very large buffer, very fast XQD memory card slot that makes possible shooting many dozens of shots at 10 frames per second which is simply not possible with the D7100 or D300. Also the D500 has the same familiar camera-top controls as the D300 rather than the back of camera controls for these functions on the D7100. All of this said is not a knock on the D7100. The D7100 a very good camera that will take excellent pictures - a big step up from the D300 -- just that it is less adept at stopping things that move erratically at high speed (e.g., chimney swifts darting over a pond chasing insects) than the D500 and some of the controls seem clumsy to a former D300 user.

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