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Great camera kit bought for my son and daughter in law because they liked mine so much
Pros: Good value
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The Nikon D7100 offers a logical and intuitive control interface.
Sports shooters, heads up. This camera features a 1.3X crop mode. What that means is, by using a smaller patch of the sensor's surface (and paying the trade-off of a bit less resolution), you can get a 2X multiplication factor from your zoom lens. So now, your 105mm zoom will act like a 210mm zoom, and give you that much more reach. Plus, the camera's 51-point autofocus array will fill almost your entire frame (having been cropped in), so the tracking and focus performance for fast-moving subjects will be enhanced. And, as an added bonus, continuous capture speed improves from 6 frames per second to 7 in 1.3X crop mode.
The D7100 has raised the video performance bar for its family as well. It will deliver lush 1080/24p and 30p in the camera's native mode, and a fast motion-friendly 1080/60i at the zoomed-in 1.3X crop size. There's an on-board stereo microphone, and stereo minijacks for both external microphones and headphones. Plus, there's an HDMI output for high-resolution playback of your shots.
Nikon's build quality has always been a strength for their entire product line. The D7100 features a combination magnesium-alloy/polycarbonate body, allowing the camera to be simultaneously tough and lightweight. The unit is solidly weather-sealed at all of its vulnerable points, and in fact has the same level of dust and water-resistance as the full-frame Nikon D800. And the controls feel logically placed and intuitive to operate. Even the viewfinder has evolved, with OLED (organic LED) technology driving the built-in data display.
This version of the D7100 comes with a versatile 18-140mm zoom lens that's ideal for travel. Its built-in vibration reduction (VR) will really let you get crisp shots of static objects when the lights are low, and with an equivalent focal length of 210mm when fully zoomed in, you'll have the reach to capture beautiful details from a distance that you'd otherwise miss.
Great camera kit bought for my son and daughter in law because they liked mine so much
Average Customer Review(s):
Great camera kit bought for my son and daughter in law because they liked mine so much
Pros: Good value
Very Fast camera, excellent lens. The D7000 is capable of producing superb images with lots of detail and natural colour. I'm really did an excellent upgrade from D3200 to this one D7100. Excellent service and attention from Crutchfield Staff. I ordered Wednesday and receive on Friday, just only two days shipping from UPS.
Pros: Easy to understand, fast response, hight quality pics, double SD Cards slots, nice lcd screen, good battery life. Excellent combination with 140mm lens
Cons: not yet !!
I have fallen in love. I want to quit my job and spend every minute with this camera. It offers almost every possible option to take a photo. And it gives you advice with any bad setting. And then even a "touch up" function to fix things!
Pros: Every option, and kit has 18-140 zoom, that will keep me busy learning for years to come.
Cons: A lot heavier than my old CoolPix, but I knew what I was getting myself into
I upgraded from my D90 and was looking for more resolution for closer crops. I take a lot of wildlife pictures. So far the performance has been great. I have twice the megapixels than the D90 and the photos are very sharp.
Pros: Great picture quality, In camera HDR, Fast focus,
Cons: Low light performance
The dynamic duo of the midrange, the Nikon D7100 it is a great camera, easy to use, the controls are not complicated, the access is great, easy to understand, if this is your first step from low range to the medium gamma, it will be your best option. The new lens 18-140mm is more than perfect, you have a picture frame, macro close-ups, good low to high focal length, and a very acceptable zoom, just to say a few things... is an all in one multifaceted powerful lens. If you don't like to change lenses every 5 minutes, this lens it is perfect, good macro and good zoom, and you are ready to don't lose the great moment. This D7100 doesn't take away anything from a pro camera.
Pros: A pretty solid camera with good construction.
Cons: None to this momment
|LCD Screen Size||3.2"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||27-208mm|
|Effective Megapixel Count||24.1|
|Image Stabilization||With included lens|
|Highest Resolution||6000 x 4000|
|HD Video Recording||1920 x 1080/60i|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||27|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Overview: The Nikon D7100 18-140mm VR Kit includes the Nikon D7100 digital SLR camera body, and the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm, f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Zoom Lens. The D7100 is the new flagship in the Nikon DX-format DSLR lineup. The kit also includes a EN-EL15 rechargeable Lithium Ion battery pack and a battery charger.
LCD Monitor: The Nikon D7100 has a 3.2" TFT LCD monitor featuring approximately 1,228,800 pixels, a 170-degree viewing angle, and adjustable brightness (3 levels). The monitor can display shooting information such as shutter speed, aperture, and number of exposures remaining as well as the settings currently applied.
Live View: The camera features Live View, which allows you to frame your photographs in the monitor instead of the viewfinder. When the Live View button is pressed, the mirror is raised and the view through the lens will be displayed in the monitor. The subject will no longer be visible in the viewfinder. The Live View display will show up to 5 items, including auto focus mode, AF-area mode, focus point, exposure indicator, and the time remaining before Live View ends automatically (if shooting will end in 30 seconds or less). You can opt to hide many of the indicators, or overlay a framing grid in the monitor.
Optical Viewfinder: The D7100 uses a fixed eye-level penta-mirror single-lens reflex viewfinder with a built-in diopter adjustment to set the viewfinder to your personal eyesight (with or without glasses). The viewfinder's coverage area is approximately 100% horizontal and vertical. During self-timer or remote control operation when your eye does not cover the viewfinder eyepiece, stray light may enter the eyepiece and affect the exposure when the image is captured. To prevent this, you can use the supplied eyepiece cap to cover the eyepiece.
Image Sensor: The D7100 features a Nikon DX-format 23.5mm x 15.6mm CMOS image sensor with a total pixel count of approximately 24.71 million pixels and an effective pixel count of approximately 24.1 million.
Dust Reduction System: The image sensor is equipped with a low-pass filter to remove dust or dirt on the sensor. You can set the camera to clean the image sensor automatically at startup, or at shut down, or both. It can also be set to turn the auto cleaning function off. The Dust Reduction System also includes Image Dust Off, which allows the camera to acquire reference data to be used with the Image Dust Off application in the optional Capture NX 2 software.
Recording Media: The camera records images on Secure Digital (SD) memory cards up to 2 GB in size, SDHC memory cards up to 32 GB, and SDXC cards up to 64 GB. No SD cards are included with the camera.
Dual Media Slots: The D7100 has two slots for Secure Digital (SD) media. When two memory cards are inserted in the camera you have the following options:
Still Image Formats: The D7100 records JPEG still images in three sizes: Large, Medium, and Small. Image Quality can be set to Fine (1:4 compression), Normal (1:8), or Basic (1:16). You can record still images in the following resolutions:
|DX (24 x 16)||6000 x 4000||4496 x 3000||2992 x 2000|
|1.3x (18 x 12)||4800 x 3200||3600 x 2400||2400 x 1600|
|DX (24 x 16)
Movie Live View
|6000 x 3368||4496 x 2528||2992 x 1680|
|1.3x (18 x 12)
Movie Live View
|4800 x 2696||3600 x 2024||2400 x 1344|
NEF (RAW) Shooting: The camera captures raw image data from the image sensor and stores them in NEF (RAW) format. You can "process" the RAW images into JPEG images in the Retouch Menu, and adjust the image size, quality, white balance, color space, D-Lighting, and other parameters. If desired, you can save a JPEG copy of the image in Fine, Normal, or Basic image quality, along with the RAW image. The RAW images will always be saved in the Large image size.
Movie Recording: The D7100 records movies in High Definition in 16:9 aspect ratio. Movies are recorded in MOV file format, with H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, and Linear PCM audio, recorded by the built-in or an external stereo microphone. You can choose between High Quality (24 Mbps) or Normal Quality (12 Mbps). Maximum clip length is 20 Min (High) or 29 min-59 sec (Normal). Movies can be recorded in the following frame sizes and rates:
|Frame Size (pixels)||Frame Rates|
|1920 x 1080||60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p|
|1280 x 720||60p, 50p|
Focus Modes: The D7100's lets you choose from the following autofocus and manual focus modes:
AF Assist Illuminator: The built-in AF assist illuminator enables the camera to focus even when the subject is poorly lit. This feature will light automatically to assist the autofocus operation when the shutter release button is pressed halfway. It has an operating range of 1'-8" to 9'-10".
AF-Area Modes: The D7100 offers a choice of focus areas that together cover a wide area of the frame. The AF-area mode determines how the focus area is selected and what happens if the subject moves out of the selected focus area while the camera is still focusing. You can choose one of the following AF-area modes:
Focus Lock: Focus Lock can be used to change the composition after focusing, making it possible to focus on a subject that will not be in one of the focus points in the final composition.
Release Modes: The camera can take pictures one at a time, or continuously as long as the shutter release button is pressed. You can also take photos using the self-timer or with an optional remote control. The camera allows you to choose from the following Release Modes:
Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II: The D7100's 3D Color Matrix Metering II evaluates each scene for brightness, color, contrast, size and position of shadows and highlights, selected focus area and camera-to-subject distance, comparing that information against an onboard database of more than 30,000 actual photographic scenes. The result delivers instantly and precisely determined exposures for each scene, even in challenging lighting conditions.
Metering: You can choose from the following Metering Modes to determine how the camera sets exposure:
Shooting Modes: The Mode Dial on the top of the camera offers a choice of shooting modes:
Exposure Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure from -5.0 to +5.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps.
White Balance: White balance is used to preserve natural colors under different types of lighting. When the camera is set to one of the exposure modes, you can choose one of the following white balance options: Auto (3 settings), Incandescent, Fluorescent (7 settings), Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Color Temperature, and Preset Manual.
Bracketing: Bracketing automatically varies exposure, flash level, Active D-Lighting (ADL), or white balance slightly with each shot, "bracketing" the current value. You can set up the bracketing details as follows:
ISO Sensitivity: ISO Sensitivity is the digital equivalent of film speed. When lighting is poor, the camera will automatically increase sensitivity, permitting faster exposures, and minimizing blur caused by inadvertent camera movement, up to a maximum equivalent of ISO 6400. You can also manually select from ISO settings 100 to 6400, with incremental steps of 1/3 EV. You can also choose Hi 0.3 (ISO 8000 equivalent), Hi 0.7 (ISO 10000 equivalent), Hi 1 (ISO 12800 equivalent) or Hi 2 (ISO 25600 equivalent) for even higher sensitivity.
Active D-Lighting: Nikon's Active D-Lighting can correct exposure issues due to difficult lighting conditions instantly and automatically while you shoot. Active D-Lighting preserves details in highlights and shadows, creating photographs with natural contrast.
Flash: The D7100 has a built-in pop-up flash for illuminating poorly-lit scenes or to fill in shadows and backlit subjects. It provides coverage for the angle of view of a 16mm lens. There are several flash modes available, which vary depending upon the shooting mode selected:
Accessory Shoe: The camera has an accessory shoe for mounting optional SB-series Speedlights. The camera supports the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) and can be used with CLS-compatible flash units, such as SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400, SB-300, and SB-R200.
Remote Flash Photography: The D7100 can control remotely-mounted flash units using the built-in flash (in Commander mode), a hot shoe-mounted flash (if it can be configured as a master unit), or the optional SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander.
Flash Exposure Compensation: In P, S, A, and M modes, the flash exposure compensation can be used to increase or reduce flash output from the level chosen by the camera's flash control system. The flash exposure compensation can be set to values between -3 EV (darker) and +1 EV (brighter) in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV.
Virtual Horizon: The camera can display a virtual horizon based on information from the camera tilt sensor. This can be displayed in the viewfinder or on the LCD monitor in Live View.
Picture Controls: When the camera is set to one of the P, S, A, or M modes, you can choose from the following image enhancement options:
Optional Wi-Fi: You can attach the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter to the USB/AV connector. This will allows the camera to be connected via Wi-Fi (wireless LAN) to a smart device, such as a smartphone or tablet. Through the wireless connection (IEEE 802.11b/g/n), you can automatically load photos and videos to your device as you take them, use your smart device to remotely take photos on the camera, or download existing pictures from the camera's memory card to your device. Once you have downloaded images to your smartphone, you can share them via email, texts, or social networking sites.
Note: The smart device must have the Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility application, available for devices running Android 2.3 or later (smartphones), Android 3.0 or later (tablets), or iOS 6.0 or later (iPhone, iPad).
Optional GPS: The GP-1 GPS unit (sold separately) can be connected to the camera's accessory terminal to allow information on the camera's current position to be recorded when photographs are taken.
Multi-Language Menu: You can choose from one of 32 languages for display of the camera menus and messages including English, French and Spanish.
Compatible Lenses: The D7100 is equipped with the standard Nikon F bayonet mount. It is compatible with the following types of optional lenses:
18-140mm Lens: This package includes an AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens, a compact, all-in-one lens that is good for multiple shooting situations. You can shoot ultra-sharp photos and videos, from wide-angle family portraits to telephoto close-ups on the playing field. It is designed for use with Nikon DSLRs with DX-format image sensors. The lens features Vibration Reduction (VR) to reduce blur cause by camera shake, and a Focus Mode switch for switching to Auto Focus or Manual Focus.
Vibration Reduction (VR): The lens is equipped with Nikon's Vibration Reduction (VR) technology, which reduces blur caused by camera shake. When VR is enabled, the range of available shutter speeds is increased (including speeds up to 4.0 stops slower than those without VR), and permits hand-held, tripod-free photography in a wide range of situations. You can enable or disable Vibration Reduction by using the 2-way VR switch on the lens barrel.
Focus Mode Switch: The lens includes a 2-way Focus Mode switch on the barrel of the lens. In the A position, the camera will automatically focus the photo when the shutter release button is pressed halfway. You can also manually focus while in Auto Focus mode by turning the focus ring after auto focusing has taken place. When switched to the M position, you can focus manually by rotating the focus ring on the lens.
Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC): Nikon's Super Integrated Coating (SIC) offers superior color performance and substantially reduced ghosting and flare, by enhancing light transmission.
Silent Wave Motor (SWM): The exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables fast, accurate, and quiet auto focus.
Internal Focus: Internal Focus (IF) provides fast and quiet autofocus without changing the length of the lens, retaining working distance throughout the focus range.
Lens Construction: The AF-S Nikkor 18-140mm lens has 17 elements in 12 groups, including 1 ED (Extra-low Dispersion glass) lens element for maximum sharpness and minimum chromatic aberrations, and 1 aspherical lens element.
Diaphragm: The lens is equipped a 7-blade, rounded diaphragm opening.
Lens Warranty Terms: Nikon offers a 1-year parts and labor warranty on the lens. An additional 4-year Extended Service Coverage is available at no charge if you register the product with Nikon within 10 days of purchase.
Auto Image Rotation: Photographs taken while this feature is set to "On" allow the image to be played back automatically in the orientation it was taken, including Landscape, Portrait (rotated clockwise) or Portrait (rotated counter-clockwise).
Rotate Tall: Portrait photos are displayed in tall orientation during playback. This feature can be turned off in the menu, if desired.
Image Review: When this setting is enabled, the camera displays the image on the LCD monitor after the picture is taken. You can choose how long photographs are displayed in the monitor after shooting. If Image Review is turned off, pictures can only be displayed by pressing the playback button.
Single-Image Playback: During single-image playback, you can view all the pictures stored on the memory card one at a time.
Thumbnail Playback: This feature allows you to view 4, 9, or 72 images at once on the LCD monitor so that you can search for an image quickly. You can also choose a calendar playback, sorted by date.
Slide Show: This features plays photographs back in an automatic slide show manner. You can set the frame interval (2, 3, 5, or 10 seconds) and the transition type (zoom/fade, cube, or none).
Playback Zoom: During single-image and thumbnail playback, you can zoom in on the selected image. You can zoom in up to 38x for large images, up to 28x for medium images, and up to 19x for small images (based on 24 x 16 DX format setting). Once the image is enlarged, you can pan around the image on the LCD monitor using the multi selector.
Retouch Menu: These options can be used to create, trimmed, resized, or retouch existing copies of the photographs in the memory card. You can choose from the following options:
Protecting Images: The protect feature allows you to protect important images from accidental erasure.
PictBridge Printing Capability: You can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of brand.
DPOF: The DPOF feature enables you to create a digital "print order" for PictBridge-compatible printers and other devices that support DPOF.
Exif Print (Exif 2.3): The D7100 supports Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) version 2.3, a standard in which information stored with photographs is used for optimal color reproduction when images are output on Exif-compliant printers.
USB Connection: The Nikon D7100 utilizes a high-speed USB 2.0 connection for interfacing with your computer, using the supplied UC-E6 USB cable.
HDMI: For playing back High Definition movies and high resolution still images on an HDTV, you can connect the camera via an optional HDMI cable. A Type C mini-HDMI cable is required.
Microphone Input: The camera features a 3.5mm minijack for connecting an external microphone, such as the Nikon ME-1 stereo microphone. Using an external mic improves the recorded audio for movies, and reduces noise caused by lens vibration being recorded during autofocus. You can adjust the sensitivity of the microphone (built-in or external) in the menu.
Headphone Output: A dedicated 3.5mm minijack is provided for connecting a pair of headphones to monitor the audio during recording or playback. You can adjust the headphone volume in the menu.
Accessory Terminal: The D7100 has a proprietary input for optional accessories, such as the GP-1 GPS unit, the MC-DC2 Remote Release Cord, or the WR-1 or WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controllers. The cover to the Accessory Terminal is marked "GPS."
Li-ion Battery Pack: The D7100 comes with a long lasting rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (EN-EL15), with the capacity of approximately 950 shots per charge (based on the CIPA standard).
Battery Charger: The camera comes with the MH-25 Battery Charger for charging the supplied Li-ion battery pack. The MH-25 will charge the EN-EL15 battery pack in approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes. The MH-25 comes with a 6' AC power cable and an AC wall adapter, either of which can plug into the charger. The AC wall adapter can convert the table-top battery charger into a wall-mounted one.
Multi-power Battery Pack: The optional MB-D15 multi-power battery pack (sold separately) can hold one EN-EL15 Li-Ion battery or six AA alkaline, NiMH, or lithium batteries. It is also equipped with a shutter release button, AE/AF lock button, multi-selector, and main and sub-command dials for improved operation when taking pictures in the portrait (tall) orientation.
Backup Battery: The camera's internal backup battery can provide up to 3 months of backup power after about two days of charging from the EN-EL15 battery pack. The backup battery powers the camera's internal clock, and maintains settings when the power is turned off.
Optional AC Adapter: The optional EH-5B AC adapter and optional EP-5B power connector are recommended for extended playback.
ViewNX 2 CD-ROM: The supplied ViewNX 2 CD-ROM contains Nikon Transfer 2, View NX and related software. Nikon Transfer is used to copy (transfer) pictures from the camera to the computer and to perform such other transfer-related functions as making backups and embedding information in pictures as they are transferred. View NX 2 is used to view pictures after transfer; among the other tasks it can perform are grouping pictures, restoring and making simple adjustments to NEF (RAW) images and converting the file format.
Operating Systems: The supplied software can be used with computers with these Operating Systems:
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