I BOUGHT THIS CAMERA SIX MONTH BEFOR. THIS IS A WONDERFULL CAMERA THAT I HIGHLY RECOMENDED. SHARP IMAGES, EASY TO HANDLE ETC ETC
July 14, 2014
Excellent photos fairly quickly.
Useable fairly quickly. This is an upgrade from a D5100. Used the 18-300 mm Nikkor zoom plus a 20 year old 60 mm Nikkor macro and a 20 year old 28-85 Nikkor Zoom with good Excellent. Am reading the manual and several other references to get up to speed on this powerful photographic tool. I am pleased with the results it has provided it has provided to date and inspired to get out more and use it more. This camera will definitely not be a limiting factor for my photography.
July 13, 2014
Built to Last with Full Options!
Had my D7100 for a month now and I have always felt that I got my hard earned investment truly a value of its own! A lot of options to do with the features installed. Bracketing and HDR features are only samples of the great features this tank like camera. And yes, I seemed to validate its weather/moisture sealed feature when humidity reached 75% , at one time when I did not notice any condensation from the camera. Most importantly is the quality I get as nearly what a full frame model has at a lower cost.
Thank you Nikon.
July 5, 2014
The best DX camera
Very accurate focusing and tack sharp pictures. One word about the buffer. I know many people compare the D7100 buffer to the D300s and other cameras and then they make comments about the buffer size. The D300s has a 12.3-megapixel sensor and the D7100 has a 24 megapixel sensor, so of course they can not have the same buffer speed/size with current sensor technology. The D7100 has twice as big a sensor as the D300s so the solution to this is to use your D7100 in crop mode ( around 15mp ) to be able to have a bigger buffer size/speed.
What I do is just to turn the crop mode on in my D7100 and then my buffer becomes much better and still my images are 15 megapixel which is still higher than the D300s 12.3 megapixel. So basically you can adjust the settings in your D7100 in order to increase the buffer. And if the buffer becomes full you can still continue shooting at a decent speed around 2-3 fps / second because the writing speed is quite fast.
June 24, 2014
Professional features for a 'prosumer' price.
The D7100 is *almost* perfect for my needs. Burst mode is, well... meh. I shoot RAW almost 100% of the time and the buffer/processing times are a little sluggish, but for the price, I really can't complain. If you're a 'spray-n-pray' photographer that needs high FPS, especially one who shoots RAW, you may want to consider stepping up to a FX-body. For 99% of serious amateurs and semi-pro's, though, the D7100 will work wonders. I'm also not too thrilled with the locking mechanisms for both the mode and drive mode dials, but I'll get over that, too. Neither of my complaints necessitate giving this camera 4 stars instead of 5, though.
The construction feels firm and sturdy and not 'plasic-y', which gives me the confidence that I can take it out for a long day of shooting in places where it's bound to get bumped, and not fret over it. An extra level of confidence is added knowing that Nikon sealed the body from moisture and dust the same way they did for some of their higher end full-frame cameras.
The AF system is extremely responsive and quick, especially with quality glass adorning it. IQ is fantastic, though I'm struggling to see how much difference not having an OLPF really makes to an image when using good lenses. I haven't done any side-by-side tests with it yet, so the difference may be more apparent when I do. Still, regardless of the difference it makes, I have not been disappointed with the quality of images I've taken so far.
The D7100 definitely stands out in low light situations with the new AF system. It is a crop sensor, obviously, so don't expect miracles once the ISO really starts shooting through the roof, but I've found some images still usable at ISO 6400 even without post-processing. That, in itself, is pretty impressive considering the sensor.
There are more than enough reviews online if you want a real in-depth review on the D7100, I'm only listing a few features that have stood out to me. There are many, many more features available, and plenty of which I haven't even sampled yet, so I'll refrain from reviewing something I haven't personally tested. All in all, the D7100 offers photographers, from the beginner to the most advanced, a LOT of features for the price with very few cons, in my opinion.
Get one. Shoot it. You'll probably love it!
May 4, 2014