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
Una verdadera belleza en calidad - precio!!
He pasado por varios modelos de Sony y ninguno se compara con la calidad y prestaciones que te ofrece la D7100 recomendado para avanzados e incluso para fotógrafos profesionales, dada las características y diversidad de lentes que ofrece Nikon.
April 21, 2014
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
Only back focus issue
I waited over ten months to write this review to make sure I am not rushing into this and I have done my due diligence.
I have noticed two issues with this camera or at least the one I have, 1) Low ISO performance 2) Back focus issue.
In regards to ISO, I didn't expect much from a DX camera. As far as the second issue (back focus) goes, as a long time Nikon user (since 1981), I am extremely disappointed that Nikon doesn't have more effective quality control process in place in its factories where the DSLR cameras are produced. The high end models don’t seem to be suffering from quality issues as much as they are manufactured in Japan.
My past several years’ unfortunate experiences began with the D7000 model which had severe back focus issue. Then when I bought the D600, I had the sensor dirt spot issue, afterwards with the D800 which was also suffering from the sensor dirt spot issue, similar to D600 (within the first two weeks I was looking at tens of black spots on all images I was taking), and finally, I had the back focus issue with the D7100. I couldn’t believe that the last four Nikon DSLRs I had bought had issues. All seemed to be things that you would think a real quality control process will be able to eliminate.
Had I had not the back focus issue with D7100, I would've given it five stars.
In case you are wondering, I ended up taking my D7100 to Nikon service center in Los Angeles and had the focus issue resolved. They had to make some adjustments. I wonder, if Nikon checks the focus system accuracy before releasing their cameras to market. After all, isn’t the whole purpose of a camera to take pictures and preferably focused?
By the way, Nikon service center’s service was great. I received a call exactly one week from the date I dropped my camera off at Nikon. (Yes, I am one of the lucky ones who lives in Los Angeles and can drop off the camera vs. shipping it in).
May 17, 2014
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