Marketed as a prominent upgrade from the Nikon D7000, the Nikon D7100 features a new sensor, an updated AF system, and a better build quality to promote handling comfort. The body of the D7100 is composed of magnesium alloy and is weather-sealed—concurring to the fact that it is a well-designed camera with fluid shooting designs. The dials and buttons on the D7100 are also well-placed and ergonomic. For example, you can find that the mode dial sits nicely on the left shoulder with a small center button to help prevent any accidental mode changes. You will get the usual manual, semi-manual, and automatic modes, a special-effects mode (that comes with an assortment of selections to choose from), and 2 user settings slots that you can store your customized profiles in. Over on the right shoulder, you will see the status display, metering mode, and exposure compensation buttons as well as a tiny movie record button.
For single-shot photography in bright light, the D7100 wins its value of a premium DSLR for low-light self-adjust and constant shooting. It conveys a phenomenal 6.3 frames per second for an effectively boundless number of most noteworthy quality JPEGs (furnished with a 95MBps SD card, in any event). Equipped with a powerful Expeed 3 image-processing engine that enables you to capture stills in a quick and easy fashion, the D7100 is a formidable build. It can be powered on and shoot pictures in just under 0.3 seconds (0.8 seconds if flash is enabled). With the Nikon D7100, you can capture videos without the hassle of getting rid of the annoying pulsing that appears when you focus on a stationary subject, thanks to the improved contrast in Live View.
Should You Own It?
Consider the Nikon D7100 as a DSLR of choice if you want a camera that can be switched on and capture stills in an instant. Though there are other cameras with better quality photo-taking capabilities, the D7100 compensates itself with its fast-shooting features, well-designed build, and comfort.