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.
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
Summary: The D7100 is the long awaited upgrade to the two and a half year old D7000, a camera that didn't 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 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 shooters to JPEG-only mode.
Pros: 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 customization options, Auto ISO selection can be linked to lens focal length, Fast, accurate AF system (inherited from Nikon D4), Center point autofocus at F8, 1.3x crop mode provides extensive AF array coverage, 6 fps burst rate...
Cons: 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 1.3x crop setting produces upsampled output, No aperture control in video mode, When shooting in live view, rear screen is blacked out until data is written to the card, Maximum magnifications in image playback show pix...
Summary: The Nikon D7100 is Nikon's replacement for the ageing D7000 and, in the absence of a replacement for the D300s, becomes Nikon's flagship DX camera. Officially it sits between the D7000, which remains in Nikon's line-up, and the full-frame D600.
There's been much anticipation regarding the D7100's image quality, due to Nikon's decision not to employ an optical low-pass filter to reduce moiré patterns in images.
Pros: Excellent quaity and high ISO noise performance., 51-point AF system which works at f8., Dust and moisture sealed body., 1.3x crop mode., Built-in stereo mics and headphone socket.
Cons: Lack of OLPF makes little difference to image quality., Poor continuous RAW shooting., Poor Full-time-servo AF in Live view., Need accessories for Wi-Fi and GPS.
Nikon’s semi-pro DSLR gets a high-res sensor and some ergonomic refinement
Good Gear Guide.au
17 June 2013
Excerpt: Nikon’s D7100 has some big shoes to fill. We’ve been using a Nikon D7000 since its launch in December 2010, and even now it’s one of our go-to camera recommendations. The D7100 is an evolutionary upgrade of our long-standing favourite, but it’s a big evolution — a brand new sensor and LCD screen, a new autofocus and exposure sensor module, a re-jigged control system and support for a bunch of new features.
Pros: Excellent resolution and high ISO performance, Great autofocus, white balance, burst mode, Excellent controls and LCD screen
Cons: Video output is still mediocre, Burst RAW slows camera down
Excerpt: D-elight? Nikon’s D7100 is pitched at amateurs who fancy themselves as pros with bells and whistles to match, though basic image quality apes cheaper consumer DSLRs
Weather resistant body, high resolution backplate LCD, bright viewfinder with 100% filed of view, high resolution sensor, top plate LCD window as short cut to key settings, compatible with 60+ Nikon lenses, 51 selectable AF points
Basic image quality no better than most DSLRs costing £500+, non angle adjustable LCD, common image artefacts like pixel fringing still present