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!
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 linke...
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,...
Summary: The title function is, of course the D7100's 24MP indicator, which locations it plus the biggest quality APS-C cameras available on the industry. Indeed, if you were to implement that same pixel solidity to a complete structure indicator, you would get approximately a 58MP processor.
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.
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 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.
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
28 June 2013
Summary: Nikon’s D7100 is a considerable upgrade to our favourite semi-pro camera of the last few years. A much more detailed and more capable image sensor is the big improvement, while the controls and body get a minor do-over. Video is still lacking, though.
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