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.
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.
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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