Still learning but I am very impressed
Just had my D7100 for a week and am getting up to speed on manipulating its features. That said, I am recording some fabulous images as I go. I will come back and share as I get better. I am a graybeard that is impressed with the progress in digital image quality since my first DSLR. Back at you in 30 days.
March 25, 2013
This is definitely an all in one camera.
It gives the D600 a slap in the face.
March 24, 2013
Wow, I'm in love
After shooting with my D60 for years it was time to move up, I waited for the D7100 it came last week, yes there are buttons for the buttons, buttons but little by little I'm getting it. I love all the new features that i have been waiting for. My D60 will always be my backup.
Way to go Nikon.
March 24, 2013
Excellent DX format DSLR, value for money, amazingly sharp stil versetile.
March 23, 2013
Replaced my D7000
I was excited but worried that the upgrade wouldn't be very noticeable from the D7000. My worries were set to ease as this camera is AWESOME! It handles well in my hand and takes great pictures!
March 20, 2013
Very Nice Camera
I have been In to photography for 25 years used all if not most of the equipment out .this camera fells very nice to me and I am a big guy with big hands .the camera was able to focus very well in the photo of the bird I am not happy to find out they do not have a LCD protector out for this camera. All in all this camera is well built and takes good photos.
March 18, 2013
Yes this one is the one
Being a new customer to Nikon Digital, I have owned the F5 film camera in the past. I am very impressed with the camera, it is very intuitive. I feel it has the perfect weight. Also coming from the Sony A77, A65 and A700, I have to say that this camera is definitely a different camera. It has a polite way about the way it operates. The photos are more realistic to me and I don't have to do much correction if any to the pictures like I used to with the other cameras I have had in the past. I have been in photography for 25 years plus and this is the first time I have been this excited about a camera in a long time.
March 17, 2013
Worth the Wait
Smaller than a D800, Faster than a D300s (@14bit NEF), Cheaper than a D600 (by $500), Better than any Canon (under €2K) for anyone not into fast sports (D3X) or rapidly changing photojournalism / wildlife photography (D4)
DX images have never looked so good!
March 14, 2013
What more do you need?!
I would like to thank all the crazy and creative scientist this frankenstein of a camera.
October 19, 2013
Bought the D7100 about 2 months ago, I upgraded it from the D7000.
From day one I had back focusing issues with my old D7000 and while in time Nikon service and Fine Tuning helped a lot it never fully resolved my problems.
So when I gave up on the D7000 I upgraded to the D7100 and MAN what a HUGE change.
All my pictures are sharp, sharp, sharp!!!
Low light performance is about same as the D7000 which means for a crop sensor camera its great.
Up to 3200 ISO I am using it with no problems.
I read some people complaining the buffer is too small for burst mode.
Well For me I don't need more then that and if you really want more then simply put it on 1.3 crop mode and JPEG Fine and you get up to 22 frames till the buffer (I tested it myself).
Dynamic range on this camera is amazing, simply amazing.
To sum it up I think for its price this camera is a marvel, will do all you need and leave you happy with gorgeous pictures.
September 17, 2013
I purchased the D7100 as an upgrade of my D90.
I simply love this camera. Price/quality ratio is excellent.
Words to describe it would be versatility, rapidity, brightness.
Vesatiliy because it can adapt to various condition, with high range if ISO.
Rapidity as the response is quick, and you can shoot up to 6 fps.
Brightness because I really enjoy to capture bright light. The results are excellent.
Photography is my hobby, and I really have fun with this new camera. I encourage you to try it!
August 4, 2013
The Nikon D7100 is my first DSLR camera. My initial plan was to go with the Nikon D3200 - but everyone I spoke with (shooting with one) tried to sell me their setups, eager to upgrade to the 7100. I wanted a camera that I could grow into-- and I am confident I picked the right one! There is definitely a learning curve coming from a point-and-shoot, some of the controls are unintuitive/ very hidden. That being said- I never sat down with my manual, I just jumped right in and started playing around.
Overall, I am so glad I chose this camera as my entry into the photography world. It has been a pleasure learning on. I am happy with the pictures I am taking- they just keep getting better and better. I love this camera and I know I am going to continue to love it for years to come. Still much to learn, but I feel like I am off to a great start, and excited to see what else I can do with it! I would definitely recommend the Nikon D7100 to others just starting off with photography (currently trying to talk my dad into buying one).
July 20, 2013
This is my second D7100, the first I returned because of too frequent sensor cleaning. This second camera is performing beyond my expectations. I ordered it with the kit lens 18-105MM as well as 70-300 MM and 35MM 1.8 lens. I just finished covering a local airshow with the 70-300MM lens, shooting RAW in 1.3 crop mode with excellent quality pictures. I would highly recommend this camera. It is not a professional model but certainly lives up to being the flagship for the enthusiasts camera.
July 1, 2013
I especially love the virtual horizon. I did not think I would use that feature much, but I use it a lot. It is certainly a feature rich camera. I am sure by the time I have remembered half of what is in the user guide (very meaty) the camera may be obsolete. Happily, features I have used in the past, like AE lock are easier to use. While I prefer to take stills (I have a semi pro video camera), I did try the video on this baby, and I must say, the video and audio quality are both great.
My only annoyance is that Adobe CS5 does not have a raw converter that works with the NEF files this camera shoots. I really wish Nikon could work closer with companies like Adobe so that the infernal software producers wouldn't have leverage to force users to purchase new software everytime we want to update our cameras.
June 29, 2013
Great camera for anyone beginner to professional!
I started out with a D3200 as my first camera not too long ago. I felt like I reached the end of what I was able to do with that camera and decided to upgrade. The D7100 was able to fulfill all the requirements that I needed from prosumer camera and not break the bank. I would definitely recommend this camera 10/10!
June 4, 2013
I think this is one of the best cameras I have ever owned. I switched from canon a few years back to the Nikon D7000 and could not have been happier. Then when the D7100 came out i just had to upgrade and I was not disappointed. I loved all the extra features especially the HDR and effects settings. I mainly use DSLR's for video and the options are a great step up from the D7000 which you could only really shoot 24 frames per second at 1080p, and I love the interval timer setting which I have been having a lot of fun with. When I got the camera a week ago I have not been able to put it down. The only camera I think i Enjoy more then this is the Nikon D800 and one day I will own that one too.
April 10, 2013
Foco incrível e qualidade soberba de imagem
Venho de outra marca com a qual fotografava profissionalmente. Optei pela D7100 e seu sensor APS-C de 24 mp, que me permitiria maior aproveitamento da distância focal em lentes FX menores, já que trabalho com fotografia de natureza, podendo utilizar lentes como a 80-400 mm com distância de foco equivalente a 600mm em uma DX. A primeira surpresa se deu em relação à qualidade da imagem e das cores: fiquei muito impressionado com a qualidade final de imagem oferecida pela câmera. A segunda grande surpresa foi o soberbo sistema de autofoco, permitindo incríveis fotografias de animais em movimento com uma nitidez e uma rapidez que eu não tinha experimentado antes. Além disso, achei que teria muita dificuldade em me adaptar à nova câmera, mas tudo é muito intuitivo e fácil de se usar para quem está acostumado com os princípios básicos da fotografia em câmeras SLR. Estou plenamente satisfeito com essa câmera e acho que não saio mais da marca Nikon.
September 2, 2013
A Nikon D7100 é um sonho! Produz imagens perfeitas, com qualidade altíssima! O corpo, com anatomia robusta, permite perfeito encaixe na mão e segurança no manuseio. O motor de foco que a D7100 tem deixa os amantes de muitas lentes ainda mais felizes! Os recursos são tantos que ainda não consegui utilizar tudo o que a câmera oferece. É um produto para amadores estudiosos da fotografia - como eu - e para os que fazem uso profissional, sem dúvida! Acho que ficarei com ela por muito tempo! Até agora, é a minha preferida!
July 13, 2013
Yo comenze con una D3100 y acabo de dar el salto a la D7100, una excelente camara para continuar el aprendizaje y porque ser un poco mas profesional, recomendada ampliamente!!!!!!!!
June 16, 2013
muito bom qualidade de fotos excelente
tenho duas D7100
June 13, 2013
Acima da média.
Na condição de fotógrafo sempre busco equipamentos que antendam a minha necessidade, encontrei na D7100 uma câmera robusta, rápida e completa para fotografias de natureza, uma das área que atuo. Realmente essa câmera no segmento APS tem o que existe de melhor em termos de resolução e recursos. Recomendo a todos que procuram uma câmera completa e versátil.
June 4, 2013
Excelentes recursos da Nikon D7100
Os recursos da Nikon D7100 com adaptador opcional móvel sem fio WU-1a é o avanço nas tecnologias digitais profissionais, aliada as redes sociais.
June 3, 2013
Una camara real mente estupenda se puede decir que es profesional, Acta pera profesionales con bajos recursos economicos.
Muy buenas prestaciones, rapido manejo gracias al voton de informacion
May 27, 2013
Trabalho com fotografia já há alguns anos e procuro sempre utilizar vários equipamentos, de marcas diferentes e, principalmente, com características bem distintas. Quando usei pela primeira vez a Nikon D7100 foi amor à primeira vista. Magnífica qualidade de imagem e grande quantidade de recursos. Rapidez e robustez com uma ampla gama de acessórios completam o pacote. Iniciei há 2 semanas com o Kit básico (corpo D7100 + lente 18-105mm) e depois comprei mais uma bateria, o flash SB910 e uma lente 18-300mm. Acho que meus dias de peregrinação e conhecimento de equipamentos terminaram e vou fincar raízes com essa máquina. Verdadeira máquina de sonhos!
May 7, 2013
Excellent, if you know what you're doing.
I love it for the most part, ..I left out the 5th star because I shoot RAW, ..it lacks a buffer and has some deep shadow banding. The banding issue can be worked around 95% of the time, and the buffer issue is really up to your shooting habits, but for me it is good enough. And also, it only shoots 5ps (not 6fps) when you are at the highest 14bit raw setting. If you are a jpg shooter, ..you'll be in heaven!
When good (expensive) glass is used, the image quality really shines; but otherwise, it still looks good with cheap glass. The video quality has also much improved over the d7000. And with an external recorder this can become another budget-cinematographer's dream.
If you shoot lower than 400 ISO, you are competing against any full-frame (IQ) counterpart. The high ISO's (1600+) are decent, ..about a 1/2 stop better than the d7000. If you down sample the 24mp to 12mp, it rivals the FX d700 in low light.
The layout/functionality is good for me, ...but that is really a personal thing. A matter of getting used to it, ..like a gun or a car.
The AF is nice and quicker than the d7000, but not light years ahead.
Overall it is probably the best crop-sensor camera you'll find for awhile. If you are really on a small budget, ..consider the d5200 or a used d7000.
August 5, 2013
I purchased a D7100 as a replacement for my D300S. Unfortunately I've found that the images produced by the D7100 don't seem as sharp as those taken with my D300S, a big factor in the kind of photography I do. My main interest is in photographing birds and I'm not getting the same level of detail in the feathers as I did with my prior camera. I've had several excellent opportunities to capture the detail in birds' feathers in good light using my same (Nikkor F4 200-400mm) lens but the feathers just aren't 'crisp'.
Otherwise, the camera and controls are easy to use and the mirror is noticably quieter.
May 9, 2013
It should be 4 1/2 out of 5
First - to get it out of the way, the one negative I see - no change in the buffer from the D7000. One tip that someone made (I'll have to try this) is to turn off distortion control, which will give up to 12 shots at 6fps before the buffer fills (using a high end SD card. If you're using LR or PS (or even PTLens), then you can apply lens correction in post processing (something I prefer to do vs. in camera).
That said, the updated focusing is extremely fast, and accurate, as is the metering - better than the D7000 (which was excellent in and of itself). The images are sharp. There is a bit more noise at higher ISO's (I've shot up to 3200 so far), but the image fidelity remains. Again, easily fixed in post processing.
April 30, 2013
Excellent camera with a variety of options to enhance your photos
I up grade my D7000 with this amazing D7100 the resolution is very impressive , now i spend less time retouching the photos, I have only one problem , the beep sound of the camera does not work with the auto focus (d1 of the custom menu in AF-S) , I have connected to the service support and I hope to receive a response to fix the problem or I will have to return this amazing camera.
Nikon should have better quality control of their products.
April 1, 2013
one of the best DX format camera
great camera in this price range. good job Nikon. full feature packed machine. wish this would have built in HDR with raw images, bit more image buffer size.
March 23, 2013
Nikon carries on with the legacy of D7000 with D7100 with lots of upgrades
I got a chance to sample this camera at a demo. The first looks and handling was superb. The camera body feels top class with sturdy yet soft design. Shutter speeds for shooting in continuous mode is consistent with D7000.
Video shooting with 1080p 60i is simply amazing. With a tripod/ base support, the video is sharp, flows well and doesn't feel as if shot with a still camera.
The most interesting aspects of D7100 which I realized were - 51 point focus using manual settings and the bigger display screen. This 3.2 " LCD display comes in handy while shooting videos although doesn't make a difference while shooting pictures thru view finder. 1.5 x crop factor is a handy feature, but I wasn't able to utilize that in the indoors with the time I had with the camera.
Overall, the handling and picture quality has not changed much when compared to that of D7000, except for the resolution. You end up paying for additional upgrades such as Wireless sharing, 24.3 MP over D7000.
On the negatives, personally, I couldn't explore enough to point at them. However, it will take some time for the chinks in D7100 to surface as people start using it and this is all I could assess and understand with the limited time I had with the demo model.
Essentially, D7100 for me is an offspring version of D7000 with upgrades. Hope this camera performs as good as its predecessor - which I love and possess.
March 15, 2013