The Nikon D7100 is a 24.1-megapixel digital single-lens reflex camera model announced by Nikon in February 2013.[1] It is a 'prosumer' model that replaces the Nikon D7000 as Nikon's flagship DX-format camera, fitting between the company's entry-level and professional DSLR models. This camera is the first ever of Nikon, with no optical low-pass filter incorporated. At launch, Nikon gave the D7100 estimated selling price in the United States as US$ 949.95 for the body.[2]

Nikon D7100
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TypeDigital single-lens reflex
Released21 February 2013
Intro price$949.95 (body only)
LensInterchangeable, Nikon F-mount
Sensor23.5 mm × 15.6 mm Nikon DX format RGB CMOS sensor, 1.5 × FOV crop
Maximum resolution6000 × 4000 pixels
(24.1 megapixels)
Film speedISO 100–6400 in 1/3 EV steps, up to 25600 with Hi (boost) menu item
Recording mediumSecure Digital, SDHC, SDXC compatible (dual slot, UHS-I protocol support)
FocusManual, Auto, Focus-lock, Electronic rangefinder,
Live preview and video modes: Subject-tracking, Face-priority, Wide-area, Normal-Area
Focus modesInstant single-servo (AF-S); continuous-servo (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); Full time AF (AF-F); manual (M)
Focus areas51-area AF system, Multi-CAM 3500DX AF Sensor Module
Area modes: 3D-tracking, Auto-area, Dynamic-area, Single-point
Exposure modesAuto modes (auto, auto [flash off]), Advanced Scene Modes (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Close-up, Night Portrait), programmed auto with flexible program (P), shutter-priority auto (S), aperture-priority auto (A), manual (M), quiet (Q) and Effect mode.
Exposure meteringTTL 3D Color Matrix Metering II metering with a 2,016 pixel RGB sensor
Metering modes3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center-weighted and Spot
FlashBuilt in Pop-up, Guide number 12m at ISO 100, Standard ISO hotshoe, Compatible with the Nikon Creative Lighting System, featuring commander mode for wireless setups
Flash bracketing2 or 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1 or 2 EV
ShutterElectronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed range30 s to 1/8000 s in 1/2 or 1/3 stops and Bulb, 1/250 s X-sync
Continuous shooting6 frame/s or 7 frame/s in 1.3x crop mode
ViewfinderOptical 0.94× Pentaprism, 100% coverage
Image processing
White balanceAuto, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Kelvin temperature, Preset
LCD screen3.2-inch 1,228,800 dots TFT-LCD
BatteryNikon EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion battery (14Wh)
Optional battery packsNikon MB-D15 battery grip
WeightApprox. 675 g (1.488 lb)
Made in Thailand
PredecessorNikon D7000
SuccessorNikon D7200
Nikon D7100 product homepage


Video performanceEdit

  • When using the D7100 as a video capture mode, the camera will display audio meter overlays over the left edge of the LCD.
  • The D7100 does not allow the lens aperture to be adjusted during video capture.
  • The slowest shutter speed in video capture mode appears to be 1/25th of a second.

Advantages and disadvantagesEdit

The sensor of the D7100 uses Nikon's DX format, resulting in a crop factor of 1.5x. Additionally the software enables an additional crop of 1.3x (resulting in approximately 1.95x compared to 35mm). Selecting this additional crop mode allows faster focusing in video mode and also enables interlaced video recording modes. This additional crop feature gives D7100 an advantage in using tele angle lens for shooting wildlife or things at a distance. The 51-area AF system sensors covers a bigger proportion of the extra 1.3 crop factor image area, which is important for capturing high-speed moving subjects during shooting.[4]


  1. ^ Nikon introduces the D7100
  2. ^ "D7100 Nikon Digital Camera". Nikon Corporation. Retrieved October 31, 2014.
  3. ^ Google Image: Nikon D7100 sample, review and user images, >20MPix JPEG or Raw (NEF)
  4. ^ "The Best Midrange DSLR is the Nikon D7100". May 17, 2013.

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