Playback, Editing And Printing
Overview: This Nikon D7100 package includes the D7100
digital camera body, a EN-EL15 rechargeable Lithium Ion battery pack and a
battery charger. No lenses are included. The D7100 is the new flagship in the Nikon DX-format DSLR
Compatible Lenses: The D7100 is equipped with the standard
Nikon F bayonet mount. It is compatible with the
following types of optional lenses:
- DX AF Nikkor: all functions supported
- Type G or D AF Nikkor: All
functions supported (PC Micro-Nikkor does not support some functions). IX Nikkor lenses not supported.
- Other AF Nikkor: All functions supported except 3D
color matrix metering II. Lenses for F3AF not supported.
- AI-P Nikkor: All functions supported except 3D
color matrix metering II.
- Non-CPU: Can be used in A and M mode, color matrix
metering and aperture value display supported if user provides lens data (AI
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
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
- Overflow: The card in slot 2 is used only when the card in slot 1
- Backup: Each picture is recorded twice, once to the card in slot
1 and again to the card in slot 2.
- RAW Slot 1-JPEG Slot 2: Operates like Backup, except when camera
is recording NEF/RAW + JPEG images; NEF/RAW images are recorded to the card
in slot 1, while the JPEG images are recorded to the card in slot 2.
- Movies: When shooting movies, you can select which slot is used
to record movies.
- Copy: You can copy image files from one card to another.
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
|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
|Frame Size (pixels)
|1920 x 1080
||60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p
|1280 x 720
Focus Modes: The D7100's lets you choose from the
following autofocus and manual focus modes:
- Auto-servo Autofocus (AF-A): The camera automatically
selects single-servo AF if the subject is stationary, or continuous-servo AF
if the subject is moving.
- Single-servo Autofocus (AF-S): For stationary subjects.
Focus locks when shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
- Continuous-servo Autofocus (AF-C): For moving subjects.
Camera focuses continuously while shutter release button is pressed halfway.
- Manual (M): Manual focus is available for lenses that do not
support autofocus (non-AF Nikkor lenses) or when autofocus does not produce
the desired results.
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:
- Single Point: You select the focus area manually and the camera
focuses on the subject in the selected focus area only. The selection can be
made from any one of the eleven AF spot sensors.
- Dynamic Area: In AF-A and AF-C modes, user selects
focus point manually but camera will focus based on information from
surrounding focus points if subject briefly leaves the selected point. In
AF-S focus mode, you select the focus point manually. The number of focus
points varies with the mode selected: 9, 21, or 51-point dynamic area AF.
- 3D-Tracking (11 points): In AF-A and AF-C focus modes, you select
the focus point using the multi-selector. If subject moves after camera has
focused, the camera selects new focus points and keep focus
locked on original subject while shutter release pressed halfway. If subject
leaves viewfinder, you will need to remove finger from shutter release
button and recompose photo with subject in the selected focus point.
- Auto-Area AF: The camera automatically detects the
subject and selects the focus point.
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
- Single Frame: The camera takes one photograph each time the
shutter release button is pressed
- Continuous Low Speed: The camera records photographs up to
1-6 frames per second while the shutter release button is held down.
- Continuous High Speed: While the shutter release button is held
down, the camera records up to 6 frames per second.
- Quiet Shutter Release: The camera takes a single
photograph, as in Single Frame mode, except that the mirror does not click
back into place while the shutter-release button is fully pressed. In
addition, the beep does not sound during focusing.
- Self-timer: This mode can be used to reduce camera
shake or for self-portraits. You can set the delay time to 20, 10, 5, or 2
- Mirror Up: This mode helps minimize camera shake by raising the
mirror prior to the shot being taken. Use of a tripod is recommended.
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
Metering: You can choose from the following Metering Modes
to determine how the camera sets exposure:
- Matrix: Produces natural results in most situations.
Camera uses 420-pixel RGB sensor to meter a wide area of the frame and set
exposure according to tone distribution, color, composition, and with
type G or D lenses, range information. (See 3D Color Matrix Metering II
above). With other CPU lenses, the camera uses color matrix metering II,
which does not include 3D range information.
- Center-weighted: The camera meters the entire frame but assigns
greatest weight to center area. The diameter of the circle can be set to 6,
8, 10, or 13mm.
- Spot: The camera meters exposure in active focus point only
inside a 3.5mm circle. This
ensures that the subject will be correctly exposed, even when background is
much brighter or darker.
Mode Dial on the top of the camera offers a choice of shooting modes:
- Auto Modes:
- Auto: The camera handles exposure,
shutter-speed, ISO sensitivity and White balance so you can just point and
- Auto Flash Off: Captures scenes using only
available lighting. Ideal for museums, weddings or any situation where a
flash is prohibited or inappropriate.
- P, S, A, and M Modes:
- Programmed Auto: Choose from one of the
automatically selected shutter speed/aperture combinations and allows
control over exposure compensation, metering and other features.
- Shutter-Priority Auto: You determine the
shutter speed to freeze or blur motion, while the camera decides the ideal
- Aperture-Priority Auto: Simply select the
aperture to control the depth-of-field and the camera determines the ideal
- Manual: Choose both the shutter speed and
the aperture on your own. You can refer to the electronic analog exposure
display of the camera for help with appropriate exposures.
- User-defined Modes (U1 and U2): You can store most
camera settings in U1 or U2 so you can recall them at any time without
having to enter the menu.
- Special Effects: Special effects can be used when
recording images. You can choose from: Night Vision, Color Sketch, Miniature
Effect, Selective Color, Silhouette, High Key, and Low Key.
- Scene Modes: The camera offers a choice of Scene modes
to automatically optimize the settings to suit the selected scene. You can
choose from: Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close Up, Night Portrait, Night Landscape, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset,
Dusk/Dawn, Pet Portrait, Candlelight, Blossom, Autumn Colors, and Food.
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
- Exposure: 2-5 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2,
- Flash: 2-3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, or 2 EV
- ADL: 2 frames using selected value for one frame, or 3
frames using preset values for all frames.
- White Balance: 3 frames in steps if 1 EV
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
Off: flash does not fire even when lighting is
poor or subject is backlit
- Auto: When lighting is poor or the subject is back lit, flash
pops up automatically when shutter-release button is pressed
- Red-eye Reduction: reduces the red-eye effect sometimes
caused by flash.
- Slow Sync: flash is combined with slow shutter speeds to capture both subject and background at night or under dim
- Rear-curtain Sync: The flash fires just before the shutter
closes, creating effect of stream of light following moving subjects
- Fill Flash: flash will fire whenever a picture is taken
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-400, and SB-R200.
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
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:
- Standard: Standard processing for balanced
results--recommended for most situations.
- Neutral: Minimal processing for natural results. Choose
for photos that will later be extensively processed or retouched.
- Vivid: Pictures are enhanced for a vivid photoprint
effect. Choose for photographs that emphasize primary colors.
- Monochrome: takes photos in black and white
- Portrait: lowers contrast while lending natural texture
and rounded feel
- Landscape: produces vibrant landscapes and cityscapes
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
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
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.
Playback, Editing And Printing
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
Rotate Tall: Portrait photos are displayed in
tall orientation during playback. This feature can be turned off in the menu, if
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
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
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:
D-Lighting: D-Lighting can be used to brighten dark
or backlit subjects.
Red-eye Correction: Correct "red-eye" caused by
Trim: Create cropped copies of existing
photos. You can change the aspect ratio from 3:2 to 4:3, 5:4, 1:1, or 16:9.
Each copy is saved as a separate file.
Monochrome: Copy pictures in the Black and White,
Sepia and Cyanotype colors.
Filter Effects: Create copies with color filter
effects. You can choose from one of the following:
Skylight: Creates the effect of a skylight
filter, giving the copy a "cold" blue cast.
Warm Filter: Creates a copy with warm tone filter
effects, giving the copy "warm" red cast.
Red Intensifier: Intensifies reds
Green Intensifier: Intensifies greens
Blue Intensifier: Intensifies blues
Cross Screen: Just as with a cross screen filter,
this feature produces a star pattern with lines radiating outward from
Soft: Add a soft filter effect; choose from high, normal, or low
- Color Balance: You can create a copy with modified
color balance using the multi-selector to increase the amount of amber,
magenta, green, or blue.
- Image Overlay: Combine two RAW photographs to create a
NEF (RAW) Processing: Create JPEG-format copies of
NEF (RAW) photographs recorded at an image quality setting of RAW or RAW+B.
Resize: You can create a small copy of a
recorded image. The copy will be stored as a JPEG file.
Quick Retouch: Create retouched copies in which contrast
and saturation have been
Straighten: You can create a straightened copy of an image.
You can rotate the image clockwise or counterclockwise up to five degrees in
increments of 0.25 degrees.
Distortion Control: Create copies with reduced peripheral
distortion (barrel distortion or pin-cushion distortion).
- Fisheye: You can create a copy that appears to have
been taken with a fisheye lens. You can increase or reduce the effect using
- Color Outline: You can create an outline copy of a photograph to
use as a base for painting.
- Color Sketch: Create a copy of a photograph that resembles a
sketch made with colored pencils.
- Perspective Control: Copies can be created that reduce
the effects of perspective taken from the base of a tall object.
- Miniature Effect: You can create a copy that appears to be a
photo of a diorama. Works best with photos taken from a high vantage point.
Selective Color: Lets you create a copy in which only
selected hues appear in color.
Edit Movie: You can trim footage to create edited copies of
movies or save selected frames as JPEG stills.
Side-by-Side Comparison: Compare a retouched copy to the
source image by displaying them side-by-side.
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
DPOF: The DPOF feature enables you to create a
digital "print order" for PictBridge-compatible printers and other devices that
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
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
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
Operating Systems: The supplied software can be used with
computers with these Operating Systems:
- Windows: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows
XP (32-bit only)
- Mac: OS X Version 10.6, 10.7, or 10.8