Nikon D7100 Review & Product Details

Nikon D7100 Review can help you to find the best product for you and provide you basic features details. If you’re looking for something a little more advanced, but not quite ready to go full-frame, the D7100 is a good choice. The Nikon D7100 is a mid-range DSLR with a crop sensor (DX-format), making up its heart. The D7100 is the second in a very interesting line of DSLR camera systems from Nikon. In regards to features and price points, the D7xxx series sits right between the upper-entry level D5xxx series and the full-frame D6xx series. So let,s have a look at Nikon D7100 Review and buy the best product according to your needs.

Nikon D7100 Review Bridging The Gap Between Upper Entry-Level

Nikon D7100 Review


The sensor on the D7100 is a crop with a crop factor of 1.5x. The camera is built around a 24.1-megapixel DX CMOS sensor. 1.5x crop factor suggests that all full-frame lenses will have a 35mm format equivalent effective focal length of 1.5 times their actual focal length.

The large sensor (23.5 x 15.6mm) is capable of producing JPEGs and RAW frames the size 6000 x 4000 pixels.

The sensor has no optical low pass filter. The absence of an optical low pass filter means the sensor is capable of picking up a greater amount of detail than traditional sensors.

Image Processing

The D7100 comes with Nikon’s EXPEED 3 image-processing engine. EXPEED 3 is slightly dated as the latest D7xxx camera already has the EXPEED 4 image-processing engine.


Auto-focusing on the D7100 is powered by a 51-point AF system that also has a total of 15 cross-type AF points. As we are aware, cross-type AF points work better in low contrast and low light situations compared to line sensors.

ISO Sensitivity

Native ISO range of the D7100 is 100 – 6400. However, in the extended mode, it can shoot up to 12800 (H1) and 25600 (H2).

Still Shooting

Continuous shooting speed on the D7100 is six fps. At that speed, it can shoot up to 100 frames. At six fps, you can expect to get about one sharp image of a moving subject every 1 second. This is not the fastest camera around for bird photography, sports, or action camera. You will be better off buying one of the pro models in the Nikon lineup for such purposes. Having said that, the D7100 can hold its own and is no pushover.

Video Shooting

The D7100 is also a decent video shooter. It can shoot full HD videos (1080i) at a maximum frame rate of 60 fps.

Rear LCD Screen

The back of the camera is dominated by a large 3.2″ LCD screen. The screen has a resolution of 1229,000 dots. We would have loved to see a tilting / swiveling screen and touchscreen properties. Screen coverage is 100%, and a diagonal angle of view is 170 ˚.


The D7100 does not come with built-in wireless connectivity. However, you can plug in the WU-1a wireless adapter, and the camera will be able to stream images and videos wirelessly to a laptop or wireless storage.

Build Quality and Weather Sealing

The D7100 is a well-built camera. The magnesium alloy chassis of the camera comes with weather-resistant properties. Having said that, this is not a completely weather-sealed body. If you plan to work in inclement weather, go for something like the D4S. Then again, we are talking about a completely different segment of the product.

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