Nikon D7100

The Good Excellent shooting design. Bright LCD screen. Very good image quality on JPEG and RAW settings. Weather sealing.

The Bad Kit 18-105mm lens doesn't get the best from the sensor. No aperture control in video mode.

The Bottom Line Offering an attractive combination of performance and usability, the D7100 is a proficient SLR that caters for plenty of different photographers.

Editors' Rating
8.6 Overall

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Review

Nikon D7100

Apr 2013

The Nikon D600 may be an attractive package for many photographers who want to dip their toes into the world of full-frame photography, but for many, the financial outlay is just too much. Thankfully, Nikon has the D7100 in its line-up, which has plenty of advanced specs for the avid photo lover.

Design and features

Though it is only an APS-C sensor, that's no reason to shy away, as you're getting 24.1 megapixels, no optical low-pass filter (OLPF) and a burst shooting rate of 6 frames per second (fps). Reduce the resolution to 15.4 megapixels, and the world of 7fps shooting opens up.

Taking away the OLPF, or anti-aliasing filter, is designed to increase the sharpness of images straight out of the camera. This is a feature particularly useful for landscape photographers, though it can sometimes lead to more noticeable moire on images and video.

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Specs / Prices

  • Brand Nikon Inc.
  • Digital Camera Type SLR
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric) 15.6 x 23.5 mm
  • Optical Sensor Type CMOS
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