Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Nikon’s D7100 DSLR Camera is a high-performance, compact DSLR camera with high-resolution photos and Full HD video capabilities. It is available in black or white. In addition to producing outstanding photographs with realistic colors, the 24.1MP DX-format CMOS sensor, which has been developed without an optical low-pass filter, optimizes its resolution to produce extraordinarily clear details.

The EXPEED 3 image processor provides a reliable, high-speed reaction, as well as the ability to shoot continuously at up to 6 frames per second, which is impressive. Taking use of an increased ISO sensitivity range that extends to a 25600 ISO equivalent, low-light photography becomes sharper and more detailed with less noise, and fast-moving subjects are recorded with more precision and less blur.

Photographs taken at the bottom end of the ISO sensitivity range (ISO 100) have bright colors and deep tones.

The D7100’s autofocus performance is on par with that of professional-level DSLRs, thanks to a 51-point focus area with 15 cross-type sensors that detect both vertical and horizontal deviations, allowing for quick and precise focus acquisition.

As a result, when employing appropriate teleconverters, the central cross-type sensor may operate down to f/8, which is a significant benefit. When using a 1.3x crop, you may get closer to your subject while still having additional picture size options and faster processing of your photographs, which includes a faster 7 frames per second burst rate.

In addition to supporting Full HD 1080p video, the D7100 offers professional-level controls such as continuous autofocus, manual exposure control, a built-in stereo microphone, as well as an external microphone and headphone jack, among others.

A 60i, 50i, 30, 25, and 24 frames per second recording is possible, and an HDMI output enables direct viewing on high-definition television. When recording in 720p HD, you may record at 60 frames per second, which allows for seamless slow-motion sequences.

One-hundred percent coverage is provided by a 3.2″ 1229k-dot TFT-color LCD, which also serves as a live view composition tool. A pentaprism optical viewfinder with an OLED display element allows you to read the camera’s settings without having to remove your eye from the finder.

Dual SD card slots provide a great amount of storage capacity as well as the flexibility to choose which photographs are saved on which card. There is a built-in flash with a commander function that supports Advanced Wireless Lighting, and a hot-shoe/accessory attachment for speedlights is also available.

The D7100 is lightweight and sturdy, with top and rear covers made of magnesium alloy, as well as weather sealing to keep dust and moisture out of the system.

The D7100 is compatible with all NIKKOR F mount lenses, both in DX and FX-format, and may be equipped with wireless communication via the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter, which is available as an optional accessory.

With the WU-1a and Nikon’s free Wireless Mobile Utility software loaded on your smartphone or tablet, you can immediately share photographs and use your phone or tablet as a Live View display, allowing you to capture and share images on the go.

EXPEED 3 Image Processing System in conjunction with a 24.1MP DX-Format Sensor

The Nikon D7100 DSLR is equipped with a 24.1-megapixel CMOS image sensor and Nikon’s EXPEED 3 image processing technology, which results in high-quality photographs with minimal noise.

In conjunction with a 14-bit analog/digital conversion, the EXPEED 3 image processor produces uniform tonal gradations while also controlling color and contrast as well as exposure and noise, resulting in stunning image quality.

EXPEED 3 also gives the D7100 a quick reaction time, fast focusing speed, and a burst speed of up to 100 shots at six frames per second (fps) with EXPEED 3.

Optical Low Pass Filter omitted from the design

Unlike previous Nikon cameras, the D7100 does not include an optical low-pass filter, which allows the sensor to capture photos with remarkable clarity and detail.

Video in Full High Definition (1080p)

When capturing video, the D7100 delivers remarkable cinematic reproduction and quality thanks to features like full-time autofocus and manual exposure control, a built-in stereo microphone, an external stereo microphone jack, headphone, and HDMI connectors, among other things.

Take advantage of numerous high-definition recording formats, including 1080p at 60i, 50i, 30, 25 and 24 frames per second, and 720p at up to 60p for ultra-smooth slow-motion sequences.

Dual SD card slots provide you with more recording time, and an all-new 60i feature allows for seamless playback on high-definition televisions or other external displays.

3.2-inch LCD with 1229k-dot resolution and an optical viewfinder with an OLED display

With a new 3.2″ ultra-high quality 1,229K dot LCD panel, the D7100 offers sharp image playback and menu modifications, as well as Live View shooting capabilities.

The pentaprism eye-level optical viewfinder is equipped with a low-power consumption OLED display element that gives brilliant, high-contrast data output and provides 100 percent frame coverage, as well as a pentaprism optical viewfinder.

Autofocus at lightning speed

When it comes to achieving fast and exact focus, the D7100 makes use of 51 focus points, including 15 cross-type sensors for detecting both vertical and horizontal contrast shifts.

cropped by 1.3x

With the new 1.3x crop of the DX sensor, you can get closer to your subject. In addition to enabling larger equivalent focal lengths and quicker picture processing, the 1.3x crop option enables the 51 autofocus points to cover nearly the whole frame while maintaining sharpness and contrast.

High Dynamic Range (HDR) is built-in.

The built-in HDR (High Dynamic Range) feature combines images recorded at multiple exposures at the same time to create a single rich, high-contrast image. In high-contrast settings with bright spots and shadows, HDR will provide a balanced image that retains all of the details captured in the original scene.

Control of the image

When you use Picture Control, you have immediate access to the color attributes of your photographs. You may change colors for optimization, or fully revamp the look of your image for creative variants.

Spot White Balance is a technique for adjusting the white balance of a specific area.

Spot White Balance control for Live View photography makes it simple to set the white balance by simply pointing to the region of the frame that should be white in the camera’s viewfinder.

Compatibility with the built-in i-TTL flash and Speedlight

The built-in pop-up iTTL Speedlight has a broad flash coverage angle and is controlled by the camera. Wireless Commander is also supported by the camera, allowing users to get the most out of Nikon’s creative lighting capabilities.

In conjunction with one or multiple off-camera Nikon Speedlights and the inbuilt flash set on Wireless Commander, you may create a distinctive effect for each and every shot. It is possible to fire up to eight Speedlights at the same time.

It is also possible to use external Speedlights using a hot shoe or an accessory attachment.

Memory Card Slots on Both Sides

The Nikon D7100 DSLR has two SD card ports that are compatible with SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards. This allows for a variety of recording choices, including the ability to record distinct NEF (RAW), JPEG, and video files.

Construction that is both durable and weatherproof

Lightweight handling and durability are combined in the D7100 thanks to magnesium alloy top and rear covers, as well as weather and dust sealing.

Scenery Alternating Modes

Photography genres include portraiture, landscape, child, sports, close-up, night portraiture, night landscape, party/indoor, beach/ski, sunset, dusk/dawn, night photography, and close-up photography. Pet Portrait, Candlelight, Blossom, Autumn Colors, Food, and more.

Mode for Special Effects (Night Vision, Color Sketch, Miniature, Selective Color, Silhouette, High Key, Low Key), User Configuration 1, User Configuration 2,


Full-frame and thumbnail photos are available (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) Photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, GPS data display, and auto image rotation are some of the features available.

Languages that are supported

Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (traditional and simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter (Wireless Mobile Adapter)

Connect the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter to the D7100 and you can quickly transfer images to a compatible smartphone or tablet, where you can then post them to the web, send them via email, or text them to friends and family members.

You may also remotely operate the D7100 if you have Nikon’s free Wireless Mobile Utility installed on your smartphone or tablet (which is available for both Android and iOS operating systems). Shoot photos using the Live View feature on your phone or tablet instead of holding the camera in your hands.

Nikon D7100 Specs

MSRPBody only: $1199.95/£1099.99/€1179, With 18-105mm F3.5-5.6 VR lens : $1,599/£1,299/€1399
Body typeMid-size SLR
Max resolution6000 x 4000
Other resolutions6000 x 3368, 4800 x 3200, 4800 x 2696, 4494 x 3000, 4496 x 2528, 3600 x 2400, 3600 x 2024, 2992 x 2000, 2992 x 1680, 2400 x 1600, 2400 x 1344
Image ratio w:h3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels24 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors25 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ISOISO 100 – 6400, Lo-1 (ISO 50), Hi-1 (ISO 12,800), Hi-2 (ISO 25,600)
Boosted ISO (minimum)50
Boosted ISO (maximum)25600
White balance presets12
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive View
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points51
Lens mountNikon F
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3.2″
Screen dots1,228,800
Touch screenNo
Screen typeWide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD monitor
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeOptical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification0.94×
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Aperture priorityYes
Shutter priorityYes
Manual exposure modeYes
Subject/scene modesYes
Built-in flashYes (Pop-up)
Flash range12.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flashYes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear-curtain
Continuous drive6.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 seconds)
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedAverageSpot
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing(2, 3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 24 fps)
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
Videography notes1080i60, 1080p25 in NTSC countries, 1080i50, 1080p24 in PAL countries
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC x 2 slots
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (Mini Type C)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portYes
Remote controlYes (Optional, wired MC-DC2 or wireless WR-1 and WR-R10 )
Environmentally sealedYes (Water and dust resistant)
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)950
Weight (inc. batteries)765 g (1.69 lb / 26.98 oz)
Dimensions136 x 107 x 76 mm (5.35 x 4.21 x 2.99″)
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes
GPS notesGP-1

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