24.1MP DSLR from Nikon – D7100 : features and specs

Nikon has brought the latest DSLR, the D7100 replacing the D7000 launched three years ago. The D7100 is a 24.1-megapixel camera with CMOS sensor and a 51-point autofocus system.

The D7100 is the last APS-C sensor camera very close to the to a professional full-frame (FX format) camera. Being said that the camera is good for those who want to move from entry level to little mature photography. It is going to be a very lightweight and a compact camera.

Nikon has made improvements to the sensor so that the filter is going to become redundant. This helps in elimination of aliasing distortions. The standard sensitivity of D7100 is ISO 6400 which helps in taking nice shots in dark situations and capturing fast moving subjects without introducing blur. The shutter can bear upto 150,000 cycles. As per Nikon, the 24.1-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor is “designed to render the truest, most detail-rich images and brilliant HD video”.Nikon D7100The D7100 has an ISO range of 100 to 6,400 which can further expandable upto 25,600. The camera has burst mode of 6 frames/sec at full resolution with real-time noise reduction. The startup time is 0.13 sec and shutter lag time is 0.052 sec. 

The D7100 is a complete video recording device. It has an in built stereo microphones and a headphone for listening. The camera records 1920 x 1080 MPEG-4 video at 24, 25 and 30 fps. One gets 60 interlaced frames at a 1080 resolution. The 2,016-pixel RGB sensor and Scene Recognition System helps in creating sharp images with bright colors and accurate exposures.

Nikon has made a few changes such as a higher-resolution 3.2-inch display. The “I” control button placed on the back allows user to quickly access the common settings and will help in accessing shooting option through the viewfinder, without exiting the live view.

Few additional features in D7100 include the new 51-point autofocus system. The HDMI output provided can be utilized to feed the uncompressed video.The DX-format of the D7100 gives you a 2x telephoto boost and increased burst up to 7 fps. Another new feature is Spot White Balance. This let the user adjust quickly the white balance while in live view.

The D7100 has a wireless connectivity, however you will have to purchase the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter to enable this feature. The Wi-Fi adapter lets you shoot images remotely and help you copy them on compatible devices.

The camera battery can last till you shoot 950 images. The retail price of Nikon D7100 body is $1,200 and $1,600 with a AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 VR kit lens. It will be ready in market by the end of March 2014.

Salient Features:

Sensor: 24.1-megapixel, 23.5 x 15.6 mm APS-C
Max ISO: 6400 (expandable upto 25000)
Video: 1920 x 1080 MPEG-4 video 24/25/30/50i/60i fps
• Display: 3.2-inch LCD
• Weight:
23.8 ounces

• Price: $1200 body only ($1600 with 18-105 kit lens)