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
Best DX you can find
This camera is best described as a FX with a DX sensor. This is my backup camera but when I am out taking pictures of wildlife I tend to set down my full frame and pick this up instead for the extras. In nature I usually use my 80-400 fx lens on the d7100 it is 1.5 x the mm giving me an extra 200mm and if that is not enough I can use crop mode dropping to 15Mp but increasing my reach an additional X 1.3. Over all this is an awesome buy not only for the money for what you get. The built in focus motor allows me to interchange any of my lenses and this camera produces professional photos that are sharp. Best of all I have had no troubles in extreme cold temperatures. The only con I have found is in the focusing system I have focused on eyes and had the nose chest or chin instead I have been using the center focus point and recomposing to fix this but will try to calibrate or fine tune when I have time maybe that will clear it up if that does not work it may as well only have one focus point.
April 8, 2014
great features compared to the others
a great choice for both begginers & a a matures, and professional too
April 6, 2014
Clear and crisp
Great new camera. Bought it for the crop factors. Nice sharp results for wildlife and other photography. Don't like the noise above 1600 iso. I am spoiled be the Fx cameras I own. But if you are looking for a cheap teleconverter for wildlife in good lighting this is your camera. The new Toshiba sensor renders nice color and contrast. Auto focus is better than my D600 and a bit faster than my D800. For the money, it is well worth it.
March 4, 2014
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
Almost great but...
Finally received it yesterday. I upgraded from the D300. I'm still getting used to the smaller body in my hand. It will likely be handy when I travel but it's difficult to change the focus points with one eye in the viewfinder. I love all the extra pixels and great quality of the pictures as well as the overall technological advances, although I could have done without the auto modes and the various scenes which might be helpful for the beginners. My GREAT, great disapointment is that the diopter adjustment only goes from -2 to +1m whereas my previous D70, D200, and D300 could be adjusted from -3 to +1m. This means that I can't see a sharp focus. I know that Nikon sells corrective lenses but, besides the price, you cannot use the rubber eyepiece with them. I have absolutely no idea why Nikon could not leave well enough alone. This being said, the D7100 is a great camera for the price.
March 26, 2013
Elevação do nível fotográfico
Eu fotografo esportes radicais e vinha da arcaica D50 (quebrou o galho por bastante tempo), como sabemos, equipamentos fotográficos são caros, e por isso gastei muito tempo em pesquisas sobre a qualidade final dos produtos, famoso custo x beneficio e por pesquisar demais tive a sorte do lançamento da D7100 acontecer antes da troca do meu equipamento. Por se tratar de uma câmera nova, tive sim um pouco de pé atras em adquiri-la, mas por usar e confiar nos produtos Nikon, me decidir a comprar a D7100 e não me arrependo em nenhum centavo. A precisão do sistema de foco, a velocidade nos disparos e a alta fidelidade nas imagens capturadas me dão a certeza de que essa câmera é sim a melhor escolha dentre as de formato DX. Já tinha manuseado outras boas câmeras DX, mas nenhuma me mostrou tantas qualidades e recursos quanto a essa câmera que descrevo aqui. Se você deseja elevar suas fotos a outro nível, dentro de um menor orçamento, com certeza essa é a melhor opção.
October 17, 2013
As fotos são ótimas, qualidade superior que a D7000, Rápida, ISO muito bom.
Mais em 20 dias de uso deu problema, ela não leu mais a lente, informando leitura de abertura sempre em F--, não foca mais no automático, e no manual quando tira a fotografia a imagem é preta, pareçe um problema elétrico.
July 2, 2013
Great until the oil spots
I had the camera a little over a year (April 2013) with just under 3K shutter clicks. Started seeing the spots in January 2014 (upper left corner), did the in-camera self cleaning a few times, then they went away. Started using the camera heavily in March, and on the 31st I took pics and the spots are so prominent and heavy, that most of the shots are unusable. I purchased a third-party extended warranty (after my experience with pixels with the D5100), and will be shipping the camera out today. I love the camera, and up until recently had not had any issues. I love the focus and clarity in the photos.
April 4, 2014
Nikon AF (front-focus) Issue
Note: This is not a full review - this review only addresses the auto-focus issue.
I own 5 Nikon bodies: D5000, D7000, D700, D600, and now the D7100. With the exception of the D7000 (I have not 'tested' my D600 yet), EACH camera has had an AF issue; that issue being a front-focus problem. The D5000 has no internal AF fine-tune, so I sent that in for calibration. The D700 I have set on +16, and now the D7100 set on +12. As I mentioned, I haven't 'tested' the D600 yet, but it appears from general shooting the AF is ok. My D7000 has been the only body that is spot-on AF so far.
Let me ask you, what is the single most important element needed for taking good, sharp photos? That's right - the focus. It doesn't matter how good your equipment or your technique is if you can't nail exact focus - your photos will be sub-par. With that said, why doesn't Nikon pay extra special attention to this? If I'm paying $1,000-2,000 for a piece of equipment - I want the most important element dead-on.
There are many sophisticated items available to check your AF, but here's a simple quick-check that I do:
**Set your camera up on a tripod
**Get out a tape ruler and place it on the floor in front of the camera (I use a Stanley 25 foot)
**Set your camera/lens to it's lowest number f-stop (test with different lenses - some may be in the lens only)
**Set your AF to single-point and set your focus to AF-S mode
**Focus in on the nearest foot mark to the camera - take a photo
**Repeat on next, farther foot mark - work your way out a few feet (5-10 photos or so)
**Check the photos on your computer - zoom in.
As you review the photos, if your AF is dead-on, the numbers and marks in front of and in back of your reference point (foot mark you were focused on) should be equally in focus and gradually equally blurring in proportion to the distance from your AF point. If they aren't - you need adjustment. Now I know this isn't a dead-accurate focus test, but it will give you a general idea.
And note, I didn't begin this testing because I was looking for focus problems. After I noticed numerous photos were not "perfect", in certain cameras, I decided to do some testing - this is why I haven't tested the D600 yet - all appears to be OK with that one. Also note, I have tested the bodies with multiple lenses - the problem is in the bodies of the camera.
Anyhow, I hope this information helps you create better images.
*********The 3 starts is based on the AF issue only***********, otherwise the D7100 seems like a very nice camera so far.
December 29, 2013
One major flaw (in my opinion)
Let me start with the weak points because this is what you need to be aware of.
I bought this camera two months ago as an upgrade from the D60 that I had for 4 years
which has served me very well especially for low light photography. I never had to worry
about setting the ISO and pictures were great even with the high1 setting that the
camera sometimes chose. I expected even better pictures with my new D7100, however
for me pictures taken at ISOs higher than 2500 are unacceptable, even at 2000 are not
A major problem that I noticed was the existence of horizontal lines all across the
screen with the use of my telephoto lens (55-200). The lines are visible regardless of
the lighting and the higher the zoom, the more visible they are. If I am not mistaken,
they start showing above 100. At 200, the picture is unacceptable (see attached images). I asked around to verify that it is not a problem specific to my camera and it seems like a common issue. I
contacted Nikon support, but to my surprise they did not seem to know about it.
A second major issue for me is the Raw file size. You can select between 12 bit and 14
bit. I select 12 and the file size is 22 MB... This is way too large. My old Windows Vista
computer couldn't handle the files, I had to upgrade it, not to mention the disk space.
- The main mode dial now has a lock button that you have to push to switch from mode
to mode. I can't tell you how annoying that is and you can never really get over it
especially that i use it often and my previous camera didn't have it.
- another issue is the position of the video record button. Again very poorly positioned.
- I was very happy that my new camera has the live view feature that I thought would be
great for taking pictures at festivals where the people in front of me are tall and I have to
raise the camera up. Well, live view takes very long to focus and very long to take the
picture after the shutter button is pressed.
- When using bracketing, if by mistake you don't use all photos selected in the set, the
next shot could come under or over exposed. Ex: if you choose a 5 photo set, make
sure you take all 5.
- it tends to under expose sometimes.
What I love about this camera:
- It has a sharp image. I did not have any problems due to the lack of the low pass filter.
- Very high resolution screen.
- Ability to take HDR photos in camera. Although the feature is buried in the menus, you
can assign it to the preview or Fn buttons. However one annoying thing is that if you are
in raw mode, you have to switch to JPG first and then select your HDR configuration.
- I appreciate the high speed that did not exist in my previous D60.
- You can take the picture at 1.3x, however I don't recommend it. If I am not mistaken, it
seems the frame dimensions are not the same in DX like in 1.3DX.
- it has built in interval timer in case you are interested in time lapse photography. I have
yet to try it.
- video quality is great (but not the sound#.
- most of the time I have my focus point in the middle, but last time I was taking pictures
at a fashion show and the 51 focus points came in handy. I always thought 3 was more
than enough. Having said this, I find using the different focus modes is a too
- Exposure bracketing is a great feature to have if you love HDR. I found the sequence it
takes the pictures odd at first because it takes the normal picture at which the camera is
set and then takes the others, but then I realized it is better that way because you can
find the base picture more easily if you need to use it on its own.
- I read somewhere that the position of the aperture and the shutter speeds are
reversed in this camera #one in the front and the other in the back), but luckily that can
be swapped from the menu.
- The camera has a few other capabilities that are of no interest to me.
Make sure you buy a fast card, otherwise With the file size you will be disappointed. I
got two 32Gb cards and configured them for overflow, but I never filled one in on one
day. I take a lot of pictures when I go on vacation.
Overall, it could have been a great camera, but it is not. I would not recommend it just
for the vertical lines problem and the poor performance in low light.
Another note on the attachments. The attached images are not the worst problems I have had. I have other pictures that look worse, but I can't post them because they have people. I haven't tried printing them out to see how they would look, but being able to see those lines on the iPad doesn't make me happy.
September 2, 2013
Nice camera but critical controls not positioned to my liking.
Why I purchased a Nikon 7100: I was intrigued by the many new features it offered like the 24.1 megapixels, the 51 point focusing and some other extras my D80 doesn't have. Plus it is a video camera.
What I like about the 7100: I liked the fast and quieter shutter. The camera seemed lighter then my D80. It seems to focus my Nikon 80-400 VR lens faster. The picture quality is superb. Having two card slots is nice.
What I do not like about the 7100: The AF button was moved making it harder to change quickly, the shutter control button was moved to the ring on the left making it harder or switch and change quickly. Both of those buttons on a D80 can be used with one hand and one finger. The 7100 requires two hands (in my opinion). The ISO on the shooting menu was on the second page. It seems to me that the ISO is changed a lot and should accessed easily. On the D80 the ISO and light balance settings are one above the other on the first page of the shooting menu. These are used much in the program mode. For me these four changes made it harder to use this camera. Also, the manual was hard to follow as well as the on board menu as there are too many bells and whistles for my taste.
Also, I should have checked further into this camera as a video. Strictly video cameras have image stabalization built into the camera. Nikon cameras do not which means you have to use a tripod. I was told though by a professional videographer that these type SLR cameras provide better imgaging thus better video. I wanted to handhold the camera though. Also on the 7100 the viewfinder does not swivel like the 5200.
Note to those reading this review: If you are new to this camera or Nikon you may like it as you will learn its controls easier then I was comfortable with. The price is good as you get a plethora of options.
Perhaps over time I might like it as well but I truly think those four controls are used the most and should be placed for easy and quick access.
Final: I am returning the 7100 I purchased because I am not comfortable with it. As I have been a Nikon buyer for over 30 years and all my lenses are Nikon I will continue to purchase Nikon products. Hope I can find one now or later with the most critical controls easily accessible. If not my D80 has much life left to it and if I do need video I will purchase a dedicated video camera.
May 19, 2013
I do believe this is a great camera but for a DSLR that is suppose to be an upgrade from the D7000 i do not notice to much of a difference if there was more differences and greater quailty in comparable from the previous model i would give this a higher rating
May 21, 2013
Hopeless sensor dirt / oil spots
I purchased this camera as an upgrade to a D5100 and D3100. From the very first shot to the last (about 1400) I was plagued with a dirty sensor. The sensor constantly had dust on it, even right out of the box from Nikon, and worse it had nasty large circular rings/blotches which I assume are oil spots. I tried using the self cleaning feature to clear the problem without luck. I used a rocket cleaner/blower to clear the problem without luck. I could get the dust to go away for short periods but the rings/blotches would never go away. This was only a noticeable problem with images with bright sky and with HDR brackets (the reason I moved to this camera). I eventually resorted to doing several wet cleanings and as such voided my warranty. I was able to remove all but one ring/blotch and eventually gave up and retire the camera body.
All of that said, this is an amazing camera. I haven't found anything I cannot configure and the image quality (aside from above) is superb. The focus control is simple, the exposure options are boundless, and the dual SD card slots are perfect for heavy shooting. Despite my horrible sensor experience with my first D7100 I have ordered and just received a new D7100. The first test shots to verify that I have a clean sensor came out good. I am hoping that I just got a lemon and wish now wish I had sent the first one to Nikon for cleaning.
I have to give this product only 2 stars because Nikon should never ship the Flagship amateur camera with a dirty sensor. I used it for about 4 months and I have many spoiled shots from several international vacations to show for it. From now on I will be carrying a backup D5100 body/batteries in my kit.
March 6, 2014
Decepcionado de esta Cámara
I had 2 Nikon d5100 and D5200. I thougt that i upgrade my camera to d7100. Im very disappointed, the camera is slow in menu, shutter burst is slow, at last in internal memory have to take 5 fps, but i can only 2; restart the camera and i can take 5 fps but a while slow to 2 fps, restart camera and come back to 5fps.
Both, Nikon d5200 and d5100 i could take 800 Photos in a single charge, bu in d7100 only 600.
Nikon service in Mexico is worst, never take a call, dont have email. I hace only 20 days with the camera and service support said me that no change.
Is the last time that i buy a Nikon Camera, when return to Service i will sale my lenses and cameras for another brand.
August 27, 2013
Inconsistencies with AF and writing to SD card, crop mode is more of a gimmick than anything
After owning 2 of these camera bodies I must say I am highly disappointed. I shoot posed and action sports photography, thus my shutter counts on both cameras are over 20k. The following issues are observed on these cameras and not on any other Nikon DSLR body I own (I own 4 D7000's, 1 D300s, and 2 D80's).
AF when in AFS-C mode using a single focus point can occasionally just stop focusing - leaving you with a viewfinder stuck with both focus arrows visible > <. The camera will not resume focusing - NOR WILL THE CAMERA EVEN TAKE A PICTURE (even in shutter priority)- until the shutter button is released (which defeats the purpose of AFS-C).
From what I have seen using only 8 and 16 GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC cards, about 1 in 8000 images will be corrupted when written to the card. That's just how it is. Even when trying to review the image in the camera just after taking the image the camera will just say 'card read error'. It's not the card, it's the camera. None of my D7000's have EVER written a corrupted image... EVER. My shutter counts on my D7000's are approx. 126,000, 62,000, 75,000, and 81,000. NEVER a corrupted image. But it happens on this camera body.
Lastly, and most troubling, is the newly acquired issue of images just not being written to the sd card. I took action photos at a tournament just this weekend (father's day weekend) and was in CH mode and fired off 8 images of a kid batting/swinging. NONE of the images were written to my sd card. None of them. No "sd card error" or anything. It just simply didn't write the images.
Crop mode is disorienting as when looking through the viewfinder there is a box outline as to where the image boundary is. I've found that the outline isn't that accurate either. It's really more of a gimmick and isn't needed.
In conclusion, if you are the type of person to spend $1200 on a camera and seldom use it (100-500 shutter releases), you will likely never notice any issue. If you are a pro/semi pro that THOROUGHLY uses your camera (10,000+ shutter releases), expect issues or just get a different camera (the D600 comes to mind).
June 16, 2013