Nikon D7100 Review

 
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Model Name: Nikon D7100 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Nikon D7100 webpage
Predecessor: Nikon D7000
D7000 vs D7100
Successor: Nikon D7200
D7100 vs D7200
General
Model Number: D7100
Camera Format: Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured:
Retail Price: $1599.95
Street Price: $896.95
Date Available: 2013-03-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 43.1 oz (1,222 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.3 x 4.2 x 3.0 in.
(136 x 107 x 76 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 24.1
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.92 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
4494 x 3000 (13.5 MP, 3:2),
2992 x 2000 (6.0 MP, 3:2),
4800 x 3200 (15.4 MP, 3:2),
3600 x 2400 (8.6 MP, 3:2),
2400 x 1600 (3.8 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), NEF (RAW), 12 or 14 bit, RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p)
1920x1080 (60i/50i (1.3x crop))
1280x720 (60p/50p)
640x424 (30p/25p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Stereo Linear PCM)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F
Lens: Nikkor AF-S 18-105mm f/3.5 -5.6G ED VR
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 158 mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.80x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 -22 (W), f/5.6 -38 (T)
Normal Focus Range: 45 cm to Infinity
17.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Filter Thread: 67.0mm
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 51 point (15 cross-type sensors, center f/8 compatible) TTL phase detection with 3D focus tracking by Nikon Multi-CAM 3500 DX; Contrast-detect AF in Live View & Movie modes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: SLR type: eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.94x mag., 19.5mm eyepoint, -2 to +1 diopter, OLED overlay display
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.63x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.94x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 1,228,800 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Top Deck Display: Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100-6400, Hi-1=12800, Hi-2=25600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Cloudy, Shade, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent (7 types), Incandescent, Kelvin Color Temperature, Preset manual (up to 3); Fine tuning available.
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/8000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center-weighted, Spot (2.5%), with 2016-pixel RGB sensor
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene: Portrait, landscape, child, sports, close-up, night portrait, night landscape, party/indoor, beach/snow, sunset, dusk/dawn, pet portrait, candlelight, blossom, autumn colors, food; Effects: silhouette, high key, low key, night vision, color sketch, miniature effect, selective color; Active D-Lighting; HDR.
Self Timer: 2 to 20 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Front-Curtain Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync, Slow Sync, and Rear-Curtain Sync; supports Advanced Wireless Lighting system
Flash Guide Number: 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent (GN=12m/39ft at ISO 100)
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 (up to 1/320s with lower flash range)
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I
Other Memory: Dual slots, UHS-I compatible
Dual Card Slots: Yes
Uncompressed Format: NEF (RAW), 12 or 14 bit, RAW+JPEG
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Stereo Linear PCM)
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional: wired or wireless
Connections (extended): Type-C Mini HDMI, Accessory Terminal, Stereo Microphone Jack, Stereo Headphone Jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.54
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.53
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.52
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 5.9
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 12
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 5.3
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 5
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 4.9
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 5
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.25
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR): 1.94
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.248
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.055
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.30
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.054
Shutter Lag (notes): OVF: Full AF shutter lag, Wide-area mode = 0.522s Live View: Full AF shutter lag (AF-S) = 1.935s Full AF shutter lag (AF-F) = 1.823s Prefocused = 0.248
Startup Time: 0.3
Play -> Record Time: 0.3
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 4.0
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL15, optional MB-D15 battery grip
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL15 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF): 950
Software
Included Software: Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS X
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 24MP DX sensor with no optical low-pass filter, EXPEED 3 processor, new 51-point AF system (15 cross-type, center compatible with f/8), 6fps full-resolution burst mode, 7fps in new 1.3x crop mode, 1080p30 movies, 1080i60 movies in new 1.3x crop mode.


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