Nikon adds the new DX-Format flagship D7100 to its DSLR camera lineup. Successor to the D7000, the new lightweight DSLR sports a new DX-Format APS-C image sensor, a faster auto focus system, an enhanced image processor and improved features and functions.
Nikon’s new D7100 is equipped with a 24.1 Megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor and is driven by the EXPEED 3 image processing engine to deliver high-quality images and video. It features a new lightning-fast 51-point AF system and packs a new Multi-CAM 3500DX AF module and a 3D Color Matrix Metering II 2,016-pixel RGB sensor. The DSLR has a ISO range of 100-6400 (expandable to Hi-2 of 25,600) and supports 6fps high-speed shooting. It also includes a 1.3x Crop Mode that can boost telephoto range by 2X and burst speed to 7fps at 15.4 Megapixel resolution. The new Spot White Balance function is also included for quick and precise white balance adjustment while shooting in live view. Other than full manual control, the 24 Megapixel shooter also provides Picture Controls and Creative Effects for adding special effects and features to photos. HDR function is also available.
The D7100 supports Full HD 1080p video recording at 60i/50i/30/25/24 fps, and offers full-time auto focus and manual exposure control during video recording. It sports built-in stereo mic and external mic jack for high-quality sound recording, and HDMI output for users to share images and videos on a big screen HDTV. The camera features a new high-contrast OLED display within the optical viewfinder, and a 3.2-inch 1,229K dots high resolution display. There are two SD card slots with support for UHS-1 and SDXC cards for high-speed writing of image data and more storage space.
Nikon D7100 has a durable construction featuring magnesium alloy top and rear covers and moisture and dust resistance specifications. It will be available in March for $1199.95 for body only or $1599.95 with with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens. Also available is the new WR-1 Transceiver.