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Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
alaScore 98

894 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 894 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and value for money. The performance and image quality are also appreciated.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Nikon D7100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Nikon D7100 Review

 

Nikon has updated one of our favorite enthusiast DSLRs and – fortunately – did not mess up a good thing. The heavy, bulky 24.1-megapixel APS-C camera is a welcome addition to a crowded field. Now we'll describe how it stands out from the pack – and...

Superb, sharp stills ; Extremely fast and accurate focusing ; Advanced photographers will love it

Poor placement of video button ; Movie capture still cumbersome ; Beware of noise in 1.3x mode

The D7100 is a big, serious DSLR that makes only a few minor compromises on its way to offering the best possible value for enthusiast photographers.

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Nikon D7100

 

If you're in the market for a serious D-SLR, but don't want to go full-frame, the Nikon D7100 is the way to go; it's our Editors' Choice camera in its category.

Fast, 51-point autofocus system. Dual SD card slots. Large pentaprism viewfinder. Excellent control layout. Preserves details at high ISO settings. Shoots at 6fps. 1.3x crop mode available. Very fast startup. Vertical grip add-on available. Sharp rear...

Limited burst shooting in Raw mode. On the heavy side. Some image noise at ISO 3200 and above. Lacks built-in GPS. No PC Sync socket

The Nikon D7100 ($1,199.95 direct, body only) is the latest enthusiast-oriented APS-C D-SLR from Nikon. The 24-megapixel camera is a snappy performer with an excellent optical viewfinder, a great control layout, and an image sensor that holds its own...

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Nikon D7100 dSLR Review

 

The Nikon D7100 leads the way for their DX-format line of dSLR cameras, as well as most of the other cameras with anything less than a full-frame sensor in image quality. Sporting the highest resolution and sharpest images in its class, it has no...

Fast and accurate AF system ; Excellent Shooting Performance ; Outstanding image quality ; Incredibly sharp images ; Optical Viewfinder with approx. 100% coverage ; Huge, 3.2-inch LCD Display ; Dual Memory Card Slots ; Full 1080p HD video capture ;...

Slow AF while shooting in Live View mode ; We were only able to reach 5fps burst shooting (6fps claimed) ; Unacceptable noise levels in the Hi settings ; No screen protector to save the 3.2-inch LCD ; Steep price for a non-full frame camera

The Nikon D7100 leads the way for their DX-format line of dSLR cameras, as well as most of the other cameras with anything less than a full-frame sensor in image quality. Sporting the highest resolution and sharpest images in its class, it has no...

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Nikon D7100

 

The enthusiast-targeted Nikon D7100 becomes the company's latest APS-C DSLR to feature a 24MP sensor, joining the D3200 and D5200 models that were announced in 2012. As the eagerly anticipated successor to the very popular two-and-a-half year old...

Outstanding low ISO performance in both JPEG and Raw files ; Very good default JPEG settings ; Excellent build quality and very good ergonomics and handling ; Effective auto white balance in a variety of lighting conditions ; Comprehensive camera...

Small image buffer severely limits burst capacity in Raw-enabled modes ; Slow AF in live view and video modes (compared to mirrorless APS-C cameras) ; No real-time aperture adjustment preview in live view ; Noticeably soft video output ; In video mode,...

The D7100 is a well-built enthusiast DSLR that offers impressive image quality and easy access to shooting parameters along with a high degree of customization options. Video output is a bit disappointing and a very small image buffer limits sports...

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Nikon D7100 (Body Only)

 

Despite some high-profile changes in the Nikon D7100, such as a new sensor, updated AF system, and better build quality, this long-overdue update to the Nikon D7000 doesn't stand out from the crowd as much as it should for the money. Where once the...

The Nikon D7100 is a fast-shooting, well-designed camera that's comfortable to use.

While the image quality is quite good, it's not significantly better than that of the D7100's cheaper sibling, the D5200. And the lack of aperture control in movie mode gets a facepalm.

While it's still a great prosumer dSLR, the D7100 may only be worth the extra cash if you need a faster Nikon right now.

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Nikon D7100

 

The D7100 is Nikon's flagship camera in its DX-format DSLR lineup. If you're just getting into DSLRs, or you haven't upgraded your camera in more than 5 years, we highly recommend the D7100.

Image & build quality; ergonomics; dust & moisture resistant

Buffer; noise at high ISOs; Live View performance

The image quality is exceptional (especially at lower ISOs). Our test images were sharp, and the colors were spot on. On the rare occasion, very bright colors appeared with a touch too much saturation, but overall the D7100 takes great images. Noise...

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Nikon D7100: Lab Test Results & Comments

 

The Nikon D7100 is the newest of Nikon's D-SLRs with a DX sensor (APS-C size). This is a new sensor without a low-pass filter, a very unique feature in this class because nearly all compact and SLR cameras use low-pass filter systems to avoid moiré and...

Extremely high image resolution and image sharpness ; Very fast SLR system ; Massive and robust body, carefully sealed ; Easy handling, automatic functions for beginners (scene modes for example), but also a lot of individual settings for precise set...

Missing swivel monitor ; GPS and WLAN only with optional accessories

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Nikon D7100

 

The Nikon D7100 is the successor to the popular D7000. As such, it builds on the success of its predecessor as a high resolution prosumer camera. While the D7000 offered a 16.2MP sensor, the D7100 steps up to a 24.1MP sensor and carries on the...

The Nikon D7100 is a powerful prosumer camera that will deliver more than enough to most users. The only folks who should weigh carefully their decision to purchase the D7100 are those who plan on shooting lots of pro-level video and/or shooting sports...

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Camera Test: Nikon D7100

 

If you're serious about your photography, but just as serious about value, Nikon's D7100 ($1,197, body only) has likely caught your eye. Its 24MP APS-C-sized CMOS sensor promises lots of resolution; dual card slots help you organize while shooting and...

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Nikon D7100

 

Nikon's finest APS-C offers deep control and superb performance.

As the most expensive current Nikon camera that doesn't have a full-frame sensor (discounting the old D300s), professionals might be tempted to write off the D7100 as "the best of the rest." Bad idea. This camera is just as professionally-oriented as...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: Yes
Image Stabiliser: No
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:Optical / Electronic Viewfinder

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready

General Features

3D:3D enabled
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:23.5 x 15.6 mm

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/8000

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Nikon EN-EL15

Recording

Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
RAW Format: Yes
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
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