Summary: The D7100 doesn't have built-in GPS and wireless networking, but these are available with the purchase of adapters. Nikon bodies offer no form of in-camera image stabilization, unlike similar models from Sony, Pentax and Olympus. However, there are seven different Creative Effects that you can use with both still photos and video.
Pros: No anti-aliasing filter, 51-point autofocus system, Long battery life
Cons: Average low-light performance, Average continuous shooting speed
Excerpt: An attractive camera, aimed at the enthusiast, the Nikon D7100 follows on from the well-regarded D7000 which, I noted in my DPS review at the time, was described as a ‘professional-standard’ camera, not a professional one! The company has bumped up the CMOS resolution to 24.1 effective pixels from the D7000′s 16.2 megapixels, reason enough to whet your appetite! However, don’t get too excited because the sensor is the same size, which means the pixels are working harder.
Excerpt: The D7100 is the current flagship of Nikon’s DX camera family, combining excellent image quality and advanced features. Its APS-C sensor is designed without an optical low-pass filter, which allows us to take full advantage of its 24-million-pixel resolution with no loss of sharpness. The fast 51-point AF system and high-speed continuous shooting are perfect for capturing action, while the reliable metering system delivers consistently accurate exposures.
Conclusion: If someone were to ask for a recommendation for an enthusiast DSLR in this price category, we wouldn’t hesitate a moment – the D7100 is it. For all the points detailed above, it’s a wonderful camera and really geared for someone who takes their photography seriously. We can almost guarantee the User’s Manual will soon become your new bedside companion as you delve into all the advanced features offered by this camera.
Pros: Superb, sharp stills, Extremely fast and accurate focusing, Advanced photographers will love it
Cons: Poor placement of video button, Movie capture still cumbersome, Beware of noise in 1.3x mode
Conclusion: The Nikon D7100 is the company's new flagship APS-C DSLR that occupies a sweet spot in Nikon's lineup by providing a ton of advanced photographic capabilities at a reasonably affordable price point. It's a perfect model for photographers who are becoming more serious about their craft and want to step up from their consumer-oriented DSLRs.
Pros: Excellent build quality, feels like a professional model DSLR, though slightly smaller than others in its class, Comfortable grip provides secure fit in hand, Partial weather sealing and partial metal construction, Excellent image quality with great per-pixel sharpness thanks to 24.1-megapixel sensor and removal of the optical low-pass filter typically found in DSLRs, Excellent dynamic range in JPEG, more so in RAW, Very good handling of high ISO noise and grain, Surp...
Cons: Excellent build quality, feels like a professional model DSLR, though slightly smaller than others in its class, Comfortable grip provides secure fit in hand, Partial weather sealing and partial metal construction, Excellent image quality with great per-pixel sharpness thanks to 24.1-megapixel sensor and removal of the optical low-pass filter typically found in DSLRs, Excellent dynamic range in JPEG, more so in RAW, Very good handling of high ISO noise and grain, Surp...
Summary: The D7100 is the long awaited upgrade to the two and a half year old D7000, a camera that didnï¿½t seem like much of a change from the D90. Given that the D90 is a camera that people look for even today, Nikon really had its hands full when it came to making a true, legitimate update to the series. The D7100, on paper looks like worthy of that title, but does it perform like one?
Pros: Solid build, 51-point AF system with wide coverage, Central AF point sensitive up to f/8
Cons: Small buffer for RAW images, No HDR exposure for RAW images
Summary: 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 or wildlife in 14-bit raw due to the video and buffer issues, respectively, noted above.