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Nikon D7100 24.1 Megapixel Black DSLR Camera Body - 1513

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DX-Format CMOS Sensor/ EXPEED 3 Image Processing Engine/ 1080p Full HD Video Capture/ 3.2" LCD Display/ 6 fps Up To 100 Shots At Full Resolution/ 51-Point AF With 15 Cross-Type Sensors/ Built-In Flash/ Moisture Resistant Magnesium Alloy Body/ Dust-Reduction System/ Dual SD Card Slot/ Body Only/ Black Finish
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Nikon D7100 24.1 Megapixel Black DSLR Camera Body, Model D7100BODY

The Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera is the new flagship model of Nikon's DX-format DSLR lineup. Improving upon its wildly successful predecessor, the D7000, Nikon packed the new model with an array of advanced features that will please both beginner DSLR users and professional photographers alike.

At the heart of the Nikon D7100 DSLR is an all-new, 24.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, designed without the optical low pass filter typical to most DSLR cameras. The resultant images from the D7100 are rendered with a sharpness and detail unmatched by any other DSLR in its class. With native sensitivity up to ISO 6400, and expandable to ISO 25600, the D7100 practically sees in the dark, letting you shoot without a flash to capture natural-looking memories in the lowest light.

To ensure that the D7100 was fast enough for the most demanding situations, Nikon outfitted it with the EXPEED 3 processor, the same unit found in Nikon's professional cameras. This processer lets the Nikon D7100 shoot 6 frames per second continuously for up to 100 images, helping you get multiple shots of even the fastest action. Easily track moving subjects with the pro-level autofocus system, which utilizes 51 autofocus points to ensure fast, accurate focus.

If you're more interested in moving images, the Nikon D7100 has a full complement of movie functions, including full 1080p HD video capture at multiple frame rates. Combine a 24 fps frame rate with the narrow depth-of-field of DSLR video, to give your movies a truly cinematic feel. Or shoot 720p video at 60 fps, for professional slow-motion capture.

All of these features come wrapped in a durable yet lightweight body, with the comfortable handling typical of all Nikon DSLR cameras. Magnesium-alloy construction and an array of environmental seals protect the Nikon D7100 against dings, dust and moisture. Dual SD-Card slots let you shoot for longer without changing your memory card, or allow you to record the same photo to each card, creating an instant backup of all your memories. Review your photos on the vibrant 3.2" LCD screen, or use the optional WU-1a wireless transmitter to send directly to your smartphone or tablet.


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Creativity on demand
    The D7100 will inspire your creativity to new heights. Built-in HDR (High Dynamic Range) combines shots taken simultaneously at different exposures into one beautifully rich, high-contrast image. Picture Control gives you instant access to the color characteristics of your images, and spot White Balance control for Live View shooting makes setting the white balance as easy as pointing to the area in the frame that should be white. You can even apply artistic Image Effects to both stills and videos in real-time
  • High-end design
    The D7100 has the comfortable handling and durability of a high-end Nikon camera. A durable magnesium alloy body with moisture and dust resistance protects the camera's internal parts from the elements. A new 3.2-inch ultra-high-resolution 1,229K-dot LCD monitor provides crisp image playback, menu adjustments and Live View shooting, and a new viewfinder with a low-power consumption electro-luminescent (EL) data display provides approx. 100% frame coverage


  • Type: Single-lens reflex digital camera
  • Lens Mount: Nikon F bayonet mount
  • Picture Angle: Nikon DX format
  • Effective Pixels: 24.1 million
  • Sensor Size: 23.5mm x 15.6mm
  • Image Sensor Format: DX
  • Image Sensor Type: CMOS
  • Total Pixels: 24.71 million
  • Dust-reduction system: Image sensor cleaning
  • Dust-Off Reference Photo: Yes
  • Image Area (pixels)
    • DX-format
      • (L) 6,000 x 4,000
      • (M) 4,494 x 3,000
      • (S) 2,992 x 2,000
    • 1.3X Crop Mode
      • (L) 4,800 x 3,200 (13.5 MP)
      • (M) 3,600 x 2,400 (8.6 MP)
      • (S) 2,400 x 1,600 (3.8 MP)
    • Photographs In Movie Live View (16:9)
      • (L) 6,000 x 3,368 (20.2 MP)
      • (M) 4,496 x 2,528 (11.4 MP)
      • (S) 2,992 x 1,680 (5.0 MP)
    • Photographs Taken In Movie Live View Using The 1.3X Crop (16:9)
      • (L) 4,800 x 2,696 (12.9 MP)
      • (M) 3,600 x 2,024 (7.3 MP)
      • (S) 2,400 x 1,344 (3.2 MP)
  • File Format Still Images
    • JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression
    • NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG Formats
    • NEF (RAW): Lossless compressed, compressed 12 or 14 bit
  • Picture Control
    • Landscape
    • Monochrome
    • Neutral
    • Portrait
    • Standard
    • User-customizable Settings
    • Vivid
  • Storage Media
    • SD
    • SDHC
    • SDXC
  • Card Slot: 2 Secure Digital (SD)
  • File System
    • Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
    • DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
    • EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras)
    • PictBridge
  • Viewfinder: Eye-level Pentaprism Single-Lens Reflex Viewfinder
  • Viewfinder Frame Coverage
    • 100% Horizontal
    • 100% Vertical Approx.
  • Viewfinder Magnification: 0.94x Approx.
  • Viewfinder Eyepoint: 19.5mm (-1.0m¯¹)
  • Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment: -2.0 to +1.0m¯¹
  • Focusing Screen: Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II screen
  • Reflex Mirror: Quick-return type
  • Lens Aperture: Instant-return type
  • Depth-of-field Control: Yes
  • Lens Compatibility at a Glance***
    • AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible
    • Metering with AI lenses
  • Compatible Lenses
    • AF NIKKOR, including type G and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC Micro-NIKKOR lenses and DX lenses
    • AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only)
    • Electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the center 1 focus point with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster)
    • IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used
  • Shutter type: Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
  • Shutter Speed
    • 1/8000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
    • Bulb
  • Fastest Shutter Speed: 1/8000 sec.
  • Slowest Shutter Speed: 30 sec.
  • Flash Sync Speed
    • Up to 1/250 sec.
    • Synchronizes with shutter at 1/320 s or slower
  • Bulb Shutter Setting: Yes
  • Shutter Release Modes
    • Continuous low-speed [CL] mode; 1-6 frames per second
    • Continuous high-speed [CH] mode; 6 frames per second
    • Interval timer photography supported
    • Mirror-up [Mup] mode
    • Quiet Shutter Release
    • Self-timer mode
    • Single-frame [S] mode
  • Continuous Shooting Options
    • DX-format
    • CH: Up to 6 frames per second
    • CL: Up to 1-6 frames per second
    • 1.3X Crop Mode
    • CH: Up to 7 frames per second
    • CL: Up to 1-6 frames per second
  • Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution: 6 frames per second
  • Self-timer: 2, 5, 10, 20 sec.; 1 to 9 exposures Timer duration electronically controlled
  • Exposure Metering System: TTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor
  • Metering Method
    • Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8mm circle in center of frame
    • Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)
    • Spot: Meters 3.5mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
  • Metering Range
    • 0 to 20 EV (3D color matrix or center-weighted metering)
    • 2 to 20 EV (Spot metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens at 20°C/68°F)
  • Exposure Meter Coupling
    • CPU
    • AI
  • Exposure Modes
    • Aperture-Priority (A)
    • Manual (M)
    • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
    • Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
  • Scene Modes
    • Autumn Colors
    • Beach / Snow
    • Blossom
    • Candlelight
    • Child
    • Close-up
    • Dusk / Dawn
    • Food
    • Landscape
    • Night Landscape
    • Night Portrait
    • Party / Indoor
    • Pet Portrait
    • Portrait
    • Sports
    • Sunset
  • Exposure Compensation: ±5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
  • Exposure Bracketing: 2 to 5 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV
  • Exposure Lock: Yes
  • Mirror Lock Up: Yes
  • ISO Sensitivity
    • ISO 100 - 6400
    • Hi-1 (ISO 12,800)
    • Hi-2 (ISO 25,600)
  • Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity: 100
  • Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity: 6400
  • Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity: Hi-2 (ISO 25,600 equivalent)
  • Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options
    • Hi-1 (ISO-12,800 equivalent)
    • Hi-2 (ISO 25600 equivalent)
  • Long Exposure Noise Reduction: Yes
  • High ISO Noise Reduction
    • Low
    • Normal
    • High
    • Off
  • Active D-Lighting
    • Auto
    • Extra High
    • High
    • Normal
    • Low
    • Off
  • D-Lighting Bracketing
    • 2-3 frames
    • 2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 frames using preset values for all frames
  • Single-point AF Mode: Yes
  • Dynamic AF Mode: Number of AF points: 9, 21, 51 and 51 (3D-tracking)
  • Auto-area AF Mode: Yes
  • Autofocus System: Nikon Multi-CAM 3500DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
  • Detection Range: -2 to 19 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)
  • Lens Servo
    • Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); Continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
    • Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
  • Focus Point: Can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points
  • AF-area mode
    • 9, 21 or 51 point Dynamic-area AF
    • Auto-area AF
    • Single-point AF
    • 3D-tracking (51 points)
  • Focus Lock
    • Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
    • Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)
  • Focus Modes
    • Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
    • Continuous-servo (AF-C)
    • Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only
    • Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only
    • Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
    • Normal area
    • Single-servo AF (AF-S)
    • Wide area
  • Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points: 51
  • Autofocus Sensitivity: -2 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
  • Autofocus Fine Tune: Yes
  • Built-in Flash: Yes
  • Flash Bracketing: 2 to 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1 or 2 EV
  • Built-in Flash Distance: Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
  • X-Sync Speed: 1/250
  • Top FP High Speed Sync: Up to 1/8000
  • Flash Control
    • TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, or SB-400; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
  • Flash Sync Modes
    • Auto
    • Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
    • Auto with red-eye reduction
    • Auto slow sync
    • Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction
    • Fill-flash
    • Front-curtain sync (normal)
    • Rear-curtain sync
    • Red-Eye reduction
    • Red-Eye reduction with slow sync
    • Slow sync
  • Flash Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
  • Flash-ready indicator: Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
  • Accessory Shoe: Yes
  • Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
    • Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes, or SU-800 as commander
    • Built-in flash can serve as master flash in commander mode
    • Auto FP High-Speed Sync and modeling illumination supported with all CLS-compatible flash units except SB-400; Flash Color Information Communication and FV lock supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
  • Flash Sync Terminal: Sync Terminal Adapter AS-15 (available separately)
  • White Balance
    • Auto
    • Choose color temperature (2500K–10000K)
    • Cloudy
    • Direct Sunlight
    • Flash
    • Fluorescent (7 types)
    • Incandescent
    • Preset Manual
    • Shade
  • White Balance Bracketing: 3 shots in steps of 1
  • Live View Shooting
    • Photography Live View Mode
    • Movie Live View Mode
  • Live View Lens servo
    • Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
    • Manual focus (MF)
  • Live View AF-area mode
    • Face-priority AF
    • Wide-area AF
    • Normal-area AF
    • Subject-tracking AF
  • Live View Autofocus: Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
  • Live View Scene Auto Selector
    • Auto mode
    • Auto (flash off) mode
  • Movie Metering: TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
  • Movie Maximum recording time
    • 20 minutes at highest quality
    • 29 minutes 59 seconds at normal quality
  • Movie File Format: MOV
  • Movie Video Compression: H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
  • Movie Audio recording format: Linear PCM
  • Movie
    • HD 1,920x1,080 / 60i
    • HD 1,920x1,080 / 50i
    • HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
    • HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps
    • HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps
    • HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps
    • HD 1,280x720 / 50 fps
  • Movie Audio
    • Built-in microphone, stereo
    • External stereo microphone (optional)
    • Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
  • Monitor Size: 3.2 in. diagonal
  • Monitor Resolution: 1,228,800 Dots
  • Monitor Type: Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD
  • Monitor Angle of View: 170-degree wide-viewing angle
  • Monitor Adjustments
    • Brightness, 3 levels
    • Brightness control using ambient brightness sensor
  • Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator: Yes
  • Playback Functions
    • Auto Image Rotation
    • Full-Frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)
    • Highlights
    • Histogram Display
    • Image Comment
    • Movie Playback
    • Movie Slideshow
    • Playback with Zoom
    • Slideshow
  • In-Camera Image Editing
    • Color Balance
    • Color Outline
    • Color Sketch
    • D-Lighting
    • Edit Movie
    • Filter Effects
    • Fisheye
    • Image Overlay
    • Miniature Effect
    • Monochrome
    • NEF (RAW) Processing
    • Perspective Control
    • Quick Retouch
    • Red-Eye Correction
    • Resize
    • Selective Color
    • Side-by-Side Comparison
    • Straighten
    • Trim
  • Image Comment: Yes
  • Interface
    • Accessory Terminal: Remote Cord: MC-DC2 (available separately); GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately)
    • HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
    • Hi-speed USB
    • Stereo Microphone Input
    • WR-1 and WR-R10 wireless remote controller (available separately)
  • Wi-Fi Functionality
    • Eye-Fi Compatible
    • WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
    • UT-1 Communication Unit + WT-5A Wireless Transmitter
  • GPS
    • GP-1 GPS unit
    • GP-1A GPS unit
  • Save/Load Camera settings: Yes
  • Total custom Settings: 50
  • My Menu: Yes with customization
  • Recent Settings: Yes
  • Supported Languages
    • Arabic
    • Bengali
    • Brazilian Portuguese
    • Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
    • Czech
    • Danish
    • Dutch
    • English
    • Finnish
    • French
    • German
    • Greek
    • Hindi
    • Hungarian
    • Indonesian
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Norweigan
    • Persian
    • Polish
    • Portuguese
    • Romanian
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Swedish
    • Tamil
    • Thai
    • Turkish
    • Ukrainian
    • Vietnamese
  • Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings: Yes
  • World Time Setting: Yes
  • Battery / Batteries: EN-EL15 Lithium-ion Battery
  • Battery Life (shots per charge): 950 shots (CIPA)
  • AC Adapter: EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5B Power Connector (available separately)
  • Battery Charger: MH-25 Quick Charger
  • Tripod Socket: 1/4 in.
  • Operating Environment: 0–40 °C (+32–104 °F)
  • Supplied Accessories
    • EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
    • MH-25 Quick Charger
    • UC-E17 USB Cable
    • AN-DC1 Strap
    • DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
    • DK-23 Rubber Eyecup
    • BF-1B Body Cap
    • BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cap
    • NikonView NX2 CD ROM

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 4.2"
  • Width: 5.3"
  • Depth: 3"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 23.8 oz
  • Shipping: 3 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
Effective Pixels24.1 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)4.2
Width (inches)5.3
Depth (inches)3
Digital Zoom7.8x
Built-In FlashYes
Focus ModesAuto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A), Continuous-servo (AF-C), Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only, Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only, Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder, Normal area, Single-servo AF (AF-S), Wide area
Image StabilizationNo
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.2
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2, 5, 10, 20 sec.
Shutter Speed1/8000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Storage MediaSD, SDHC, SDXC
Power SourceEN-EL15
White BalanceAuto, Choose color temperature (2500K–10000K), Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent (7 types), Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
Wi-FiYes (with WU-1a adapter)


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Most Liked Positive Review


Great camera that carries a lot punch!!!

I just returned from Costa Rica where I had the opportunity to really try my D7100 under different types of environment. Well, I took over 3k pics where in many instances I had to...Read complete review

I just returned from Costa Rica where I had the opportunity to really try my D7100 under different types of environment. Well, I took over 3k pics where in many instances I had to push the ISO to 3200 due to poor light conditions. This camera performed flawless coupled with the 18-300mm lens. Used the camera mainly in A and S modes which are my favorites. There were instances where I pushed the EV to +2 without any problems. Used just about every focus mode combination the camera offers. I was very lucky that I own the D7000 which helped me greatly to handle my new D7100 that I received the week before departure. I did not get to use the crop feature but I am getting ready to use it this coming week while visiting the Everglades. This time it will be coupled with my 70-200mm. I feel that this is a superb camera and as I continue to learn about its new features, my pictures will improve dramatically.


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One major flaw (in my opinion)

Let me start with the weak points because this is what you need to be aware of. I bought this camera two months ago as an upgrade from the D60 that I had for...Read complete review

Let me start with the weak points because this is what you need to be aware of. I bought this camera two months ago as an upgrade from the D60 that I had for 4 years which has served me very well especially for low light photography. I never had to worry about setting the ISO and pictures were great even with the high1 setting that the camera sometimes chose. I expected even better pictures with my new D7100, however for me pictures taken at ISOs higher than 2500 are unacceptable, even at 2000 are not that great. A major problem that I noticed was the existence of horizontal lines all across the screen with the use of my telephoto lens (55-200). The lines are visible regardless of the lighting and the higher the zoom, the more visible they are. If I am not mistaken, they start showing above 100. At 200, the picture is unacceptable (see attached images). I asked around to verify that it is not a problem specific to my camera and it seems like a common issue. I contacted Nikon support, but to my surprise they did not seem to know about it. A second major issue for me is the Raw file size. You can select between 12 bit and 14 bit. I select 12 and the file size is 22 MB... This is way too large. My old Windows Vista computer couldn't handle the files, I had to upgrade it, not to mention the disk space. Minor issues: - The main mode dial now has a lock button that you have to push to switch from mode to mode. I can't tell you how annoying that is and you can never really get over it especially that i use it often and my previous camera didn't have it. - another issue is the position of the video record button. Again very poorly positioned. - I was very happy that my new camera has the live view feature that I thought would be great for taking pictures at festivals where the people in front of me are tall and I have to raise the camera up. Well, live view takes very long to focus and very long to take the picture after the shutter button is pressed. - When using bracketing, if by mistake you don't use all photos selected in the set, the next shot could come under or over exposed. Ex: if you choose a 5 photo set, make sure you take all 5. - it tends to under expose sometimes. What I love about this camera: - It has a sharp image. I did not have any problems due to the lack of the low pass filter. - Very high resolution screen. - Ability to take HDR photos in camera. Although the feature is buried in the menus, you can assign it to the preview or Fn buttons. However one annoying thing is that if you are in raw mode, you have to switch to JPG first and then select your HDR configuration. - I appreciate the high speed that did not exist in my previous D60. - You can take the picture at 1.3x, however I don't recommend it. If I am not mistaken, it seems the frame dimensions are not the same in DX like in 1.3DX. - it has built in interval timer in case you are interested in time lapse photography. I have yet to try it. - video quality is great (but not the sound#. - most of the time I have my focus point in the middle, but last time I was taking pictures at a fashion show and the 51 focus points came in handy. I always thought 3 was more than enough. Having said this, I find using the different focus modes is a too complicated. - Exposure bracketing is a great feature to have if you love HDR. I found the sequence it takes the pictures odd at first because it takes the normal picture at which the camera is set and then takes the others, but then I realized it is better that way because you can find the base picture more easily if you need to use it on its own. - I read somewhere that the position of the aperture and the shutter speeds are reversed in this camera #one in the front and the other in the back), but luckily that can be swapped from the menu. - The camera has a few other capabilities that are of no interest to me. Notes: Make sure you buy a fast card, otherwise With the file size you will be disappointed. I got two 32Gb cards and configured them for overflow, but I never filled one in on one day. I take a lot of pictures when I go on vacation. Overall, it could have been a great camera, but it is not. I would not recommend it just for the vertical lines problem and the poor performance in low light. Another note on the attachments. The attached images are not the worst problems I have had. I have other pictures that look worse, but I can't post them because they have people. I haven't tried printing them out to see how they would look, but being able to see those lines on the iPad doesn't make me happy.

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Excellent photos fairly quickly.

By Diogenes

from Oregon

Useable fairly quickly. This is an upgrade from a D5100. Used the 18-300 mm Nikkor zoom plus a 20 year old 60 mm Nikkor macro and a 20 year old 28-85 Nikkor Zoom with good Excellent. Am reading the manual and several other references to get up to speed on this powerful photographic tool. I am pleased with the results it has provided it has provided to date and inspired to get out more and use it more. This camera will definitely not be a limiting factor for my photography.

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Built to Last with Full Options!

By Tonypet

from Doha, Qatar

Had my D7100 for a month now and I have always felt that I got my hard earned investment truly a value of its own! A lot of options to do with the features installed. Bracketing and HDR features are only samples of the great features this tank like camera. And yes, I seemed to validate its weather/moisture sealed feature when humidity reached 75% , at one time when I did not notice any condensation from the camera. Most importantly is the quality I get as nearly what a full frame model has at a lower cost. Thank you Nikon.

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The best DX camera

By TheD7100shooter

from Undisclosed

Very accurate focusing and tack sharp pictures. One word about the buffer. I know many people compare the D7100 buffer to the D300s and other cameras and then they make comments about the buffer size. The D300s has a 12.3-megapixel sensor and the D7100 has a 24 megapixel sensor, so of course they can not have the same buffer speed/size with current sensor technology. The D7100 has twice as big a sensor as the D300s so the solution to this is to use your D7100 in crop mode ( around 15mp ) to be able to have a bigger buffer size/speed. What I do is just to turn the crop mode on in my D7100 and then my buffer becomes much better and still my images are 15 megapixel which is still higher than the D300s 12.3 megapixel. So basically you can adjust the settings in your D7100 in order to increase the buffer. And if the buffer becomes full you can still continue shooting at a decent speed around 2-3 fps / second because the writing speed is quite fast.

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Only back focus issue

By Anonymous

from Glendale, CA, USA

I waited over ten months to write this review to make sure I am not rushing into this and I have done my due diligence. I have noticed two issues with this camera or at least the one I have, 1) Low ISO performance 2) Back focus issue. In regards to ISO, I didn't expect much from a DX camera. As far as the second issue (back focus) goes, as a long time Nikon user (since 1981), I am extremely disappointed that Nikon doesn't have more effective quality control process in place in its factories where the DSLR cameras are produced. The high end models don’t seem to be suffering from quality issues as much as they are manufactured in Japan. My past several years’ unfortunate experiences began with the D7000 model which had severe back focus issue. Then when I bought the D600, I had the sensor dirt spot issue, afterwards with the D800 which was also suffering from the sensor dirt spot issue, similar to D600 (within the first two weeks I was looking at tens of black spots on all images I was taking), and finally, I had the back focus issue with the D7100. I couldn’t believe that the last four Nikon DSLRs I had bought had issues. All seemed to be things that you would think a real quality control process will be able to eliminate. Had I had not the back focus issue with D7100, I would've given it five stars. In case you are wondering, I ended up taking my D7100 to Nikon service center in Los Angeles and had the focus issue resolved. They had to make some adjustments. I wonder, if Nikon checks the focus system accuracy before releasing their cameras to market. After all, isn’t the whole purpose of a camera to take pictures and preferably focused? By the way, Nikon service center’s service was great. I received a call exactly one week from the date I dropped my camera off at Nikon. (Yes, I am one of the lucky ones who lives in Los Angeles and can drop off the camera vs. shipping it in).

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Professional features for a 'prosumer' price.

By HumblePhotog

from Atlanta, GA

The D7100 is *almost* perfect for my needs. Burst mode is, well... meh. I shoot RAW almost 100% of the time and the buffer/processing times are a little sluggish, but for the price, I really can't complain. If you're a 'spray-n-pray' photographer that needs high FPS, especially one who shoots RAW, you may want to consider stepping up to a FX-body. For 99% of serious amateurs and semi-pro's, though, the D7100 will work wonders. I'm also not too thrilled with the locking mechanisms for both the mode and drive mode dials, but I'll get over that, too. Neither of my complaints necessitate giving this camera 4 stars instead of 5, though. The construction feels firm and sturdy and not 'plasic-y', which gives me the confidence that I can take it out for a long day of shooting in places where it's bound to get bumped, and not fret over it. An extra level of confidence is added knowing that Nikon sealed the body from moisture and dust the same way they did for some of their higher end full-frame cameras. The AF system is extremely responsive and quick, especially with quality glass adorning it. IQ is fantastic, though I'm struggling to see how much difference not having an OLPF really makes to an image when using good lenses. I haven't done any side-by-side tests with it yet, so the difference may be more apparent when I do. Still, regardless of the difference it makes, I have not been disappointed with the quality of images I've taken so far. The D7100 definitely stands out in low light situations with the new AF system. It is a crop sensor, obviously, so don't expect miracles once the ISO really starts shooting through the roof, but I've found some images still usable at ISO 6400 even without post-processing. That, in itself, is pretty impressive considering the sensor. There are more than enough reviews online if you want a real in-depth review on the D7100, I'm only listing a few features that have stood out to me. There are many, many more features available, and plenty of which I haven't even sampled yet, so I'll refrain from reviewing something I haven't personally tested. All in all, the D7100 offers photographers, from the beginner to the most advanced, a LOT of features for the price with very few cons, in my opinion. Get one. Shoot it. You'll probably love it!

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Best DX you can find

By Joshuaz

from Minnesota, USA

This camera is best described as a FX with a DX sensor. This is my backup camera but when I am out taking pictures of wildlife I tend to set down my full frame and pick this up instead for the extras. In nature I usually use my 80-400 fx lens on the d7100 it is 1.5 x the mm giving me an extra 200mm and if that is not enough I can use crop mode dropping to 15Mp but increasing my reach an additional X 1.3. Over all this is an awesome buy not only for the money for what you get. The built in focus motor allows me to interchange any of my lenses and this camera produces professional photos that are sharp. Best of all I have had no troubles in extreme cold temperatures. The only con I have found is in the focusing system I have focused on eyes and had the nose chest or chin instead I have been using the center focus point and recomposing to fix this but will try to calibrate or fine tune when I have time maybe that will clear it up if that does not work it may as well only have one focus point.

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great features compared to the others

By OmarHazem

from Undisclosed

a great choice for both begginers & a a matures, and professional too

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Great until the oil spots

By Photog

from Undisclosed

I had the camera a little over a year (April 2013) with just under 3K shutter clicks. Started seeing the spots in January 2014 (upper left corner), did the in-camera self cleaning a few times, then they went away. Started using the camera heavily in March, and on the 31st I took pics and the spots are so prominent and heavy, that most of the shots are unusable. I purchased a third-party extended warranty (after my experience with pixels with the D5100), and will be shipping the camera out today. I love the camera, and up until recently had not had any issues. I love the focus and clarity in the photos.

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Great DSLR

By Anonymous

from South Oregon coast

This is my second d7100 & I love them both..Have been with Nikon since 1980 & still have two F3 s ,lenses & Motor drive. I have had good service with al my Nikons & never had a problem with any of them. For my money Nikon is the best !

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