|Lexar Professional 633x SDHC UHS-I Card with Image Rescue 5 Software (LSD32GCB1NL633) - 32GB
|Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter for Nikon Digital SLRs
|Mastering the Nikon D7100
by Darrell Young
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  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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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.
Most helpful customer reviews
907 of 953 people found the following review helpful.
The 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...
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
Great functionality and quality
This is a noob review, and won't be helpful for experts at all. I have had my camera for about a week and I love this. I was looking for a camera that I wouldn't outgrow for years to come, and one that would satisfy my camera enthusiast husband who owns some serious film photography equipment which just isn't practical anymore.
I purchased the camera with the 18-140 lens, which is a great all-around lens with mid range capabilities in zoom and macro.
The camera has great functionality with special effects that you can add to pictures such as color sketch, miniature - which makes distant objects appear miniature, and selective color (for that red apple in a black and white photo), I also bought the wu-1a wireless attachment which is handy for immediate transferring of photos to my phone.
I try something new on the camera every day to learn its capabilities, and expand mine. I just had to stop and write a review after what I learned how to do today. I love the instant editing capabilities of the camera. I enjoy taking pictures of birds and wildlife but will not be able to afford the telephoto zoom that I want for awhile. A little disappointed that I would not be able to get pictures of birds yet, I continued to learn every day. Well, I have uploaded two photos. The first is the photo that I actually took at full zoom with the 18-140mm lens. The second is the same photo edited on the camera. Very cool. It's a dark room in a box:) We have birds!
Great camera, great quality, great functionality. My husband, who is knowledgeable unlike me, agrees.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
Beginner's Review of the Nikon D7100
Being straightforward, I am a beginner and this is my first DSLR. Before that I only messed with a point and shoot camera and always kept it on auto. This meant I had a big learning curve for this camera (and I am still learning) but if I can grasp this anyone can. So this review is more or less aimed at someone who is going about a similar path (point and shoot to DSLR).
To the beginner, this camera can seem very daunting. There are many things going on with this camera.... knobs, buttons, features, etc... and at first it seems like the camera might as well came in a foreign language. But all these features of the camera have their time and place. The photographer just has to take the time to understand how they all work in harmony. So my biggest word of advice is don't let it overwhelm you! At first just treat it as it is: a camera. It helped me to think of it just as a big point and shoot. So I left it on auto and just captured shots from there. But I can guarantee, if you wanted a DSLR, you will want to advance from there. So take it slow; read the camera's manual and start gradually messing with some of the modes and features as you read about them. I started out learning about PASM and how to manipulate the exposure in each feature (raise or lower the aperture, etc...). Learning about everything will take time and you can feel discouraged but don't let that keep you down. Push on and keep messing with features. You will have "ah-ha!" moments and slowly start to understand how to manipulate the exposure to get what you want in a shot. Honestly this camera can do so much you just have to understand how to utilize it's features.
Seeing as this is my first DSLR I can't really compare it to others - however I have never once had a problem with the camera - it has just been a matter of learning how to utilize it. As you learn about the camera more and how to manipulate your shots you will learn (at least I did) how much thought Nikon put into the camera. It is now very easy and logical to me to switch the camera from various AF modes, but I remember at first thinking why did they put this button all the way down here? I can now view a shot a know if I should switch from one shooting mode to the next. And it feels easy to do! But I remember before learning about the camera I would have to take the camera away from eye and look at the dial. Now I can stay in the viewfinder and switch it like that.
So really, if you are coming to this camera in a route like I was, just take your time. Learn and read about the camera and practice, practice, practice. This camera is extremely powerful and a well constructed machine. You just need to learn it's ins and outs and before you know it, it will not seem so foreign.