Just bought in it, and took some fall color pictures, Like Video and duel slot for SD cards, Takes HDR shots without and editing. Had D7000 and I am very impressed with results with it, used in Africa safari great results. So desided to get D7100 with all new features which were missing in D7000.
Excellent camera, I will recommend anyone to get it.
October 23, 2014
A great buy after a lot of research !!
Well, I was buying my first DSLR (I was using an advanced point and shoot until now) hence was totally confused. should i buy 3300, 5300, 7100 or canon 70 d or should i even buy a one because its expensive. Got lot of reviews and suggestions from my friends for both Nikon and Cannon but i am glad I chose Nikon D 7100.
Although Canon 70D was tempting too because of inbuilt GPS and WIFI, but getting best quality shots is the thing why people will buy a DSLR.
Choosing lenses was next tough step. Kit lenses or separate lenses. This is what I finally bought.
AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED
AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Prime
Rokinon FE14M-N 14mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Lens for Nikon E (Amazon)
This meets my needs. i hope this will help.
October 2, 2014
I decided to purchase the D7100 as my first DSLR and I feel I could not have chosen a better system, having never owned a DSLR before this one I can honestly say it doesn't take that long to get use to and would be a great camera for anyone looking to buy their first DSLR as I did. It is incredible just how much this camera offers for such a reasonable price.
August 19, 2014
D7100 is great! watch all of the speedy large MP cameras though, the card speed matters...
I'm not sure if there are any drawbacks on buying refurbished, but I would think a refurbished would be better risk than a used camera from individual user. Nikon repair facilities are the best and I've know folks who sent product elsewhere with "can't be fixed" diagnosis. ONLY to have Nikon USA repair it completely! Hard lesson... double shipping costs and in one case double REPAIR LABOR... NIKON is best.
One risk of buying used, is unknowingly getting a gray market product. Products not imported into your country by your local Nikon arm: in the USA, that's Nikon USA. Repairs may need to be sent back to the area of origin... or you lose the option of the official Nikon repair facilities.
I read complaints about the FPS and wanted to give something to think about: the speed of the card affects the time needed process frames to the card... I like the Delkin Devices 600x cards - -that's 45 MB per second WRITE to card speed! Lexar and SanDisk also have fast cards. they cost more but worth it.
When we try up write to card faster than the card can receive info, the buffer comes into play... and if really slow WRITE speed, the camera may have to STOP shooting at all until the buffer has space. MUCH better to use a card fast enough to keep up with your shooting. IF RAW or Large Fine on 24MP resolution, those are BIG files.
August 18, 2014
A Very Solid DSLR
Amazing Camera, going to just list some of the strong points.
-Insanely awesome and useful 51 point AF grid (this is the same amount as the very high end cameras, also D7000 only has a 39 point)
-Great User Interface-When in M shooting, you can change shutter speed, aperture, ISO, image size, image quality, white balance, and metering...all without going into any menus or even looking at the LCD screen. D3000/5000 series would require you to go into menus/use the LCD.
-Very useful "Pv" button allowing you to make the shutter go to the specific F-stop without taking a picture to preview the effects of the aperture (will let you preview how much bokeh you have).
-Sturdy and reliable.
-Slots for 2 SD cards.
-6 FPS (7 in DX-crop) should be highly sufficient.
-Great for video in addition to stills
-Battery extender pack available (MB-D15), makes camera look even more cool as well as increased ease of portrait shots and extra dials, etc.
-18-140 "kit lens" is a very reliable lens, that is great for landscapes and general purposes
I've had no real problems besides it twice telling me a memory card error in which case I had to just remove the card and re insert it to fix it (no pictures lost). I would recommend, you get a whole lot for this pretty reasonable price.
August 6, 2014