Nikon D600 proved to be an attractive package for a lot of photographers who wanted to try full-frame photography, but most amateurs were not happy about the financial outlay. It just seemed to be too much. Fortunately, Nikon D7100 was released and grabbed everyone’s attention. It offers advanced specifications in a reasonable price range.
Design and features
Although D7100 comes with only APS-C sensor, this should not be a reason to shy away. This is because D7100 offers 24.1 Megapixels, exceptional shooting rate of 6 frames per second and No optical low pass filter. You can even benefit from 7 frames per second if you choose to reduce the camera’s resolution to 15.4 Megapixels.
Nikon D7100 takes away anti-aliasing filter or OLPF to increase image quality and sharpness. Due to this feature, D7100 becomes the perfect camera for landscape photographers.However, it can sometimes cause a bit noticeable moire on videos and images.
With D7100, Nikon is offering the new 51 point AF system. It also comes with 15 cross type points. This is much better than Nikon D600’s 39 point system. In fact, it matches the capabilities of professional D4.
When you handle this camera for the first time, it will look and feel a bit similar to D7000. However, it is slightly bigger than its predecessor. It is even lighter and offers better handling. Just like other cameras from Nikon, D7100 also features a dual-dial control system. It can be used for changing shutter speed and aperture parameters.
Other buttons in the camera are also easily accessible and allow you to even shoot with just one hand. The mode dial in Nikon D7100 also comes with a centre locking button. You can press it to adjust your shooting selection.
D7100 has a large 3.2 inches LCD screen with some buttons you can use to easily access various camera function. For instance, you can press the i’ button to bring up the most recent Settings for certain adjustments in your camera. The best part is that D7100 also features built in focus motor. It allows you to use even those lenses which don’t have their own AF motors.
According to most customers, Nikon D7100 is an excellent performer. With this camera, you can easily grab almost unlimited JPEG shots in a continuous mode.
Nikon D7100 is an exceptional camera which offers sharper images. Unlike other cameras from Nikon in the same price range, this one offers much better image quality. This can be attributed to the removal of anti-aliasing filter or OLPF. It also seems that Nikon made some improvements in the automatic exposure and metering controls.
The camera does not blow out highlights in certain areas like previous versions did. In addition to this, the dynamic range of D7100 is also exceptional. However, it seems to give more latitude in low light conditions rather than highlights.
For almost every purpose, Video quality of the camera is also near perfect. It provides a sharp and clear Image from the sensor. Picture styles and default settings deliver an exceptional, contrasty image. Therefore, you will find it beneficial to easily switch to a flatter style and even play with the camera’s settings.
It won’t be wrong to say that Nikon D7100 is a perfect combination of usability and performance. It is a proficient performer and caters to various needs of all kinds of photographers.