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Nikon D7100 (no lens included)

24.1-megapixel DSLR camera

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Our take on the Nikon D7100 (no lens included)

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 Nikon D7100 offers a logical and intuitive control interface.

The Nikon D7100 offers a logical and intuitive control interface.

Your ship comes in

It's always wonderful to see a company follow up an unqualified success with a worthy successor. The D7100 DSLR from Nikon blazes new trails while holding on to all the desirable traits of its predecessor, and in the process, earns the "flagship" title for their lineup of DX-format cameras.

Uncensored sensor

Why are we so bullish on the prospects for this new entry? Well, for one thing, it offers a large, pixel-rich sensor — 24.1-megapixels, in fact. Now that's not eye-opening by itself, but look again. This sensor has no optical low-pass filter. In the past, most manufacturers' sensors have been equipped with those filters in order to keep them from exhibiting false colors and interference patterns (moiré) on finely detailed subjects. However, new advances in image processing technology have allowed Nikon to unleash the unparalleled resolution and sharpness this new configuration allows, with minimal unwanted artifacts. The result for you? A level of detail you've likely not experienced with a DX-format digital camera.

It's got serious connections

The D7100 is the latest of Nikon's cameras to offer the substantial benefits of Wi-Fi®. By adding the optional WU-1a wireless mobile adapter, your camera will be able to transfer files wirelessly to compatible smartphones, tablets, and laptops. A free downloadable app lets you remotely view what the camera is seeing, and release the shutter with a touch of your device's screen. And, because Wi-Fi is yet another window to your camera's overall interface, other app-based capabilities may become available with time from both the manufacturer and third parties.
Additional connections abound. An optional remote, the WR-1 wireless remote controller, offers the option of ganging together a number of compatible cameras and firing them together, or in dedicated groups. This is a handy thing to know about if you've ever wanted to do "that cool moving camera freeze-frame move they did in The Matrix." The camera will also accommodate an optional GPS module, so you can geo-tag your shooting locations and search your photo library by the place your shots were captured. And of course the camera will connect to computers and HDTVs via the built-in USB and HDMI connections.

Harvest the crop

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.

Directors welcome

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.

It feels good in your hands

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.

Product Highlights:

  • 24.1-megapixel effective recording
  • DX-format CMOS image sensor (23.6 x 15.6 mm) with no OLPF (optical low-pass filter) produces images with impressive clarity and resolution
  • high-def movie mode with sound and full-time autofocus (up to 1080/30p in native mode, or 1080/60i in 1.3X crop mode)
  • Wi-Fi® capability available with the optional WU-1a wireless mobile adapter
  • high-res 3.2" LCD (1,228,800 dots) with Live View for composing stills and movies on-screen in real-time
  • magnesium alloy body for added ruggedness and durability
  • bright pentaprism optical viewfinder with inset OLED (organic LED) data display for easier reading of shooting data
  • top-mounted LCD panel with backlighting displays camera and exposure settings
  • Nikon EXPEED 3 image processor for highly accurate photos and fast, responsive handling
  • 51-point autofocus system with 15 cross-type sensors for superior, precise autofocusing
  • 2016-pixel Color Matrix Metering II for accurate automatic exposure, plus center-weighted and spot metering modes
  • Active D-Lighting mode for better shadow and highlight detail in high-contrast shooting conditions
  • Built-in HDR mode creates striking images from high-contrast opportunities
  • built-in flash and flash exposure compensation
  • in-camera image editing functions, including: edit movie, D-Lighting, image overlay, perspective control, NEF (RAW) processing and many more
  • uses optional Nikon wireless remote (WR-1)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Compatible Lenses:
  • DX Nikkor lenses: all functions supported
  • type G or D Nikkor lenses (except PC Micro and IX Nikkor): all functions supported
  • AI-P Nikkor lenses: all functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II
Exposure Modes and Controls:
  • continuous shooting mode: up to 6 frames per second
  • interval timer photography supported, for arresting time-lapse imagery
  • shutter speed range: 30-1/8,000 seconds, bulb
  • sensitivity or ISO (film speed equivalent) range: 100-25,600
  • program auto, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, and manual exposure modes
  • auto exposure, white balance, D-lighting, and flash bracketing (2 to 5 frames for exposure, 2 to 3 for D-lighting and flash, and 3 for white balance)
  • flash sync at 1/250 second (flash X-sync at 1/250)
File Formats and Storage:
  • image storage modes: RAW (12-bit or 14-bit), JPEG, or RAW+JPEG
  • 6 image size options in JPEG mode (3 each in native crop and 1.3X crop mode)
  • MOV movie files (H.264) up to 1920 x 1080 resolution at 30 frames per second with stereo sound
  • dual media slots accept optional SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
Connections and Dimensions:
  • accessory terminal (for optional remote, GP-1 GPS module)
  • high-speed USB 2.0
  • mini HDMI output (cable not included)
  • AV/headphone output jack
  • external stereo microphone input jack (microphone not included)
  • 5-3/8"W x 4-1/4"H x 3-1/4"D
  • weight (without battery and media): 23.8 oz.
Supplied Accessories:
  • rechargeable EN-EL15 lithium ion battery
  • battery charger
  • adjustable neck strap
  • USB cable
  • body cap, eye-piece cap, accessory shoe cap, and rubber eye cup
  • software CD-ROM (PC and Mac)

What's in the Box:

  • D7100 digital camera body with BF-1B body cap and BS-1 accessory shoe cover (installed)
  • DK-5 Viewfinder eyepiece cover
  • EN-EL15 (7.0V 1900mAh 14Wh) Lithium Ion battery with plastic terminal cap
  • MH-25 battery charger (DC output: 8.4V 1.2A)
  • 6' AC power cord
  • AC wall adapter
  • 6' USB cable (with Type A USB connector on one end and proprietary USB connector on the other end)
  • Adjustable neck strap
  • Nikon ViewNX2 Software CD-ROM
  • User Manual (English)
  • User Manual (Spanish)
  • Warranty Programs sheet (camera body)
  • Nikon School promo card

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Great enthusiast camera, upgrade from current D5300. Crutchfield prices are competitive for authorized dealers and have great customer service. Still learning features but can see quality differences from old camera. All my old lenses fit so 'body only' was the perfect buy.

Jim L, New Jersey


Nikon D7100 (no lens included) Reviews

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(44 Reviews)

Nikon D7100 (no lens included)

Anonymous from Topeka, KS on 1/23/2017

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i love this camera. Considered buying the 7200 but didn't think it was worth the extra money. they are almost the same camera. I was lucky enough the find a open box for a better price. When i received the camera it was sealed so you would never think it was a open box camera. I previously had a nikon d 90. This camera focus is much faster. Low light seems to be better also. Crutchfield has always done me right on many purchases. You will be happier for the money with the 7100 than the 5500 or below.



Outstanding service and camera!

Rob from Bellingham, WA on 1/6/2017

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As I expected and as in past experiences with Crutchfield, their customer service was over the top excellent! So five stars for them and five stars for the D7100. I purchased a D3300 back in April of 2016 and by November I realized I had already outgrown that camera. Not that it's a bad camera but the D7100 is ten times the camera and I could not be happier. The D3300 could only go around 400 ISO before lots of noise showed up however with the D7100 I can go into the 2000 without nearly the same noise at the lower setting on the D3300. Lots and lots of menu options with mirror up, time lapse, HDR, visual leveling, aperture preview, 1/3 stop aperture and shutter settings and the list goes on. I could not be any happier with my purchase or with Crutchfields!



Nikon D7100

Linda M. from Darien IL. on 7/5/2016

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We live in a fast paced world, I would miss the greatest shots if I were tethered to a tripod: the best shots pop up without notice. My camera has to be as quick to respond to the shot as I am. My test was done, hand held, auto mode, Nikkor AF-S DX 18 - 200mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. Three subjects were tested: one fast moving chipmunk paused for a moment, the shot is great. The second test was a fish swimming in an aquarium. Three obvious problems conquered; water, glass and a fast moving fish. The D7100 froze the motion perfectly. The last test was fireworks on the fourth of July. I tried the movie feature and the results were awesome. I wish I could share the still shots, a picture says it all.

Pros: I loved the capability.

Cons: Have not found one so far.

Nikon D7100

Jim L from New Jersey on 1/18/2016

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Great enthusiast camera, upgrade from current D5300. Crutchfield prices are competitive for authorized dealers and have great customer service. Still learning features but can see quality differences from old camera. All my old lenses fit so 'body only' was the perfect buy.

Pros: NIkon quality, extra megapixels, features

Cons: Nothing to report yet

Nikon 7100

Mike K from Arizona on 1/11/2016

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Beautiful pictures. Great price, fairly complicated but worth it. A real winner.

Pros: Pictures, value for the price.

Cons: Some reading to do on all of the features available.

D7100 body

Jack from Pennsylvania on 11/1/2015

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Purchased body to upgrade my daughters D90 camera

Pros: Good value with rebates

Cons: N/a

Love my D7100!

Nancy from Fresno, CA on 9/29/2015

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This camera was an upgrade to my Nikon D70 which finally began showing its age after about 60,000 photos and a broken mirror mechanism! I wore that camera out but had many wonderful years with my camera and my dog, walking the mountains near where I lived. I researched the Nikons thoroughly in order to not have to purchase all new lenses and I chose the D7100. I LOVE this camera and the photos are extraordinarily clear and vibrant! It is definitely a few steps up from my old friend the D70, as well as being similar enough so that I could begin using it right out of the box without too many problems. The provided manual is laid out pretty much the same way as the one for the D70 so I didn't even have to spend too much time trying to figure it out. Thanks, Nikon, for not changing everything...but rather, making it better. Thanks, Crutchfield, for being the exceptional, customer-oriented business that I've come to trust implicitly and come back to again and again for my camera, stereo and tv purchases. Your customer service and free tech help are not only unprecedented, but exceptional, as well. I couldn't ask for more!

Pros: The results are stunning and the camera is actually fun to use once the basics are understood.

Cons: A little complicated to master but, for the kind of camera this is, one should expect a few complications, at first. No complaints!

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Henry F. from California on 6/27/2015

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Haven't used the camera much at this time. The owner's manual is easy to read and understand. This camera has a lot of features, and it will take me some time to get a handle on them. I knew that when I purchased the camera. The nice thing about digital cameras is that one can experiment all they want, get the results quickly, and can discard any unwanted picture files. Right out of the box with a little reading of the manual I am taking great pictures. It can only get better.

Pros: Quality product with lots of features.

Cons: My learning curve on how to master the camera.

Nikon D7100 (no lens included)

Anonymous from Florida on 4/23/2015

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Had a Nikon d7000 which i really liked, but this was beyond my expectations, and as usual, nobody beats the service that Crutchfield offers.

Pros: Whats not to like.

Cons: none

Awesome D7100

BryanK from Alabama on 4/12/2015

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This is such an awesome upgrade from my previous Nikon DSLR D200. The camera is so perfectly balanced in my hand that it is even possible to take handheld shots with the Nikkor 80-400 VR lens I purchased with it. I have only had it a week and am getting much better photos of the birds with it. I am struggling a little with the scope of the functions and capabilities that it provides. I will take time and use to get totally comfortable with all it has to offer. I am looking forward to many years of use and growth this this camera.

Pros: Great capabilities for shooting in low light, water resistant, programmable menus, scenes setting for hurried shooting that cover a great deal of situations so my wife can be comfortable using the camera, but a wonderful range of operator controls for the camera that will allow me to stretch my wings.

Cons: Intimidating scope of optional settings, capabilities and menus.

Best Camera I Have Ever Owned

jlgad from Henderson Tn. on 12/26/2014

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I bought this camera for myself nearly a year ago and loved it. So I bought another one for my wife. I up graded her up from a Nikon D5100 which she loved.

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

Great Nikon Camera

jgkcoats from Thomasville NC on 12/15/2014

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The D7100 is all you will need in a digital camera. Read the user's manual and take great photos. Crutchfield had the best price and all the info I needed to make a good choice hands down. Thanks!

Pros: All the belles and whistles.

Cons: A lot of belles and whistles A lot to pick up on not for the faint of heart will help to know the basics of photography.

awesome camera

Tracy from Oak Grove, MN on 5/31/2014

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This camera can be completely automatic or completely manual or anything in between. The picture quality is awesome and works fantastic on action shots (rugby, hockey so far).

Pros: Picture quality and festures

Cons: Learning curve

Nikon D7100

James from DFW, TX on 3/21/2014

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Newbie to DSLR world. Spent months researching this D7100 along with Canon 70D as well as lenses. Chose the Nikon at the end and I have absolutely no regrets. Have it for a little over a month. Loving it and all of its goodies. Great shopping with Crutchfield. Fast shipment. Very professional staff. Very good packaging.

Pros: Value, image quality, size/weight/ergonomic

Cons: Nothing yet......

Nikon D7100

Fabian C from Charlottesville, VA on 3/21/2014

The camera is not intuitive, but the features are plentiful and the picture quality is worth it. I'm still not sold on using the DSLR as a videocamera.

Pros: Image quality.

Cons: Too many non essential photographic features make it cumbersome and wasteful.

D7100 Nikon

MAK from Buford, GA on 1/4/2014

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Christmas present for my wife, she is beyond thrilled.

Pros: Impressive all around

Cons: None

Nikon D7100 Body

pfabbro from buffalo, ny on 12/31/2013

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The d7100 is an excellent camera been using this paired with 18-140vr lens. Upgraded from a d200 and can see a huge difference in low light. A lot less grain at iso 1600 and images are really sharp. Can't wait to buy a prime lens!

Pros: Great in low light.

Cons: Could have a built in WiFi adaptor

Nikon D7100

Michael from Broomall, PA on 11/10/2013

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We have enjoyed Nikon products for a number of years. This camera is clearly one of the best. From appearance to functionality, I think all will enjoy this product; a great value. Ease of use and picture quality could not be better.

Pros: Value, appearance, picture quality.

Cons: None

Great Camera

Kaylin from Huntington Beach, CA on 11/4/2013

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This is a great camera and all of my old lenses work on Auto Focus!! I recommend this camera!



Great Camera

Akumar1529 from New York, NY on 9/5/2013

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Excellent camera for a semi-pro photographer. Great features and excellent image quality!

Pros: Excellent Image quality

Cons: Price! Slow hi speed image capture due to limited buffer size.

Nikon D 7100

Donald C from Burbank, IL on 8/19/2013

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Picture quality is fantastic - well worth purchasing with all new up-grades display screen is big improvement from D7000



Excellent lightweight performer

Alberto T. from Huntington Station, NY on 8/13/2013

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I got the D7100 to use as a second body to my Nikon D3, and also so my D2xs could take a breather :) I also wanted this camera to be my entry into the world of video - I'm mainly a wedding photographer. The D7100 performs flawlessly in good light, but in low light my D3 captures a much cleaner and detailed image, as expected for a full frame camera. The D7100 excels in good light, beating the D3 with greater dynamic range, higher color bit depth, lower base ISO, and of course, 24 glorious megapixels. I'm still learning to shoot video, but the quality that I've seen so far is very good. Audio capture however is noisy, with audible hiss when using the internal microphones, and a bit less noisy when using a shotgun mic with a hotter signal. This is not something inherent to the D7100, but DSLRs as a whole have bad internal preamps - there's just no room for better audio components. An audio preamp is in my list of up coming items, as well as an external monitor with focus assist - something that is missing in a lot of DSLRs these days. Not to say the D7100 screen is bad, it's crisp and bright, but an external monitor just has a lot more capabilities. Summing it all up, this camera has the most bang for the buck than any other camera I've seen.

Pros: Clean, crisp, high resolution files in good light. It's SO light compared to my other cameras, and the shutter is much quieter too. Dual SD ports allow for backup functionality, which I find absolutely necessary shooting weddings

Cons: A bit noisy in low light, but files are still usable. Custom function buttons do not have dual assignable functions: "press" and "press+command wheel turn". This is different from my other cameras, which all had dual functions assignable to the custom buttons. It's a minor inconvenience, which I hope can be addressed in a future firmware update.

You know you want it!

Sake from Gainesville FL on 8/11/2013

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Since I own theI own the D7000 and couldn't think of an upgrade that I would need. But... The lock on the mode button will prevent some D7000 tragedies. The beautiful LCD Monitor screen is pure pleasure. We purchased two, so far, and tested on a trip in the CO Rockies. The photos are stunning. We caught wildlife with amazing detail.

Pros: Amazing photo quality in a camera that is not too heavy to carry while hiking steep mountain trails, rocks. Didn't worry about light rain. FAST autofocus!!

Cons: None

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Harry P from Buffalo, NY on 7/29/2013

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Nikon 7100

Dave from Taos NM on 7/21/2013

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A truly beautiful camera. Many many features that I still need to learn about. Very quiet, feels great in hand and a lot of camera. Any level of photographer would be pleased with the Nikon 7100.



Nikon D7100

sammagolicat from Central VA on 7/12/2013

Amazing camera, but a lot of features to learn which kept me from giving 5 stars on ease of use. Some functions only work in specific settings. Overall amazing camera once again from Nikon. If you're a new user, there are many videos on you tube to help you make your decision. For the money, you can't go wrong.

Pros: Everything

Cons: double layer, locking, mode dials. Can be a pain in the but, I understand why they set it up this way.

Professional Quality

Ron from Midwest on 7/7/2013

The D7100 is a great professional quality Nikon that will function well for the professional who needs a second or third backup camera. Coupled with the high end 18 to 300 zoom your travel kit is complete for light travel. Be sure to take an extra battery and card or two.

Pros: All around camera with lots of lens options.

Cons: It's digital. Suggest you have a backup body for security and a quality bag for travel. Keep in mind that you can carry on two bags with size limitations.

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JoyW from Valley Cottage, NY on 6/18/2013

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Love this camera. Upgraded from the D7000 and feel it was a great choice.

Pros: Wonderful is low-light. Very responsive and quick. The settings are convenient with many short cuts once they are learned

Cons: Haven't found any except the weight, but that cannot be helped since the camera is packed with so much to offer.

Great DSLR Body

John from Cleveland, OH on 6/14/2013

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Probably more camera than I really need but, no regrets for my choice. Fits nice in your hands with very intuitive menus. Picture quality is awesome. There are many ways to take control over the aspects of your pic taking before it ever gets to your PC which I really like. There are also multiple ways to accomplish many of the same tasks which I like... provides flexibility in how you use the camera.

Pros: Nikon build quality, great controls, intuitive menus

Cons: A little pricy but, worth pulling the trigger.

Nikon D7100

Apollo from Charlottesville, VA on 6/12/2013

This is a perfect camera for the non-professional enthusiast that wants a professional camera without the price tag of a professional FX camera. It is heavy and durable (unlike a 3100). It has a lot of features and presets so my wife (who is new to a DSLR) can feel comfortable using the camera and take good shots. It offers a lot of control options for the me (the enthusiast in the family). I also like that the camera has integrated a lot of features from Nikon's professional FX line. This is the best DX camera you can buy and has great value.

Pros: Durable and weather resistant. Fast performance. Great pictures. Tons of options.

Cons: It's not an FX camera. If you have the disposable income to go FX do it. Otherwise you will be happy with this camera.

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JeffW from Marietta, GA on 6/11/2013

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Knowing this was going to be a major purchase, I researched the D7100 and comprable cameras from other manufactures. I knew what I was getting and have not been disappointed. I purchased two bodies and two high end Nikkor lenses. With the two of them I can cover 10mm to 300mm. Auto focus is super fast and picture quality is fantastic. I don't expect to buy any more Nikon equipment in the near future simply because what I have should cover every shooting situation I run into.

Pros: Fast and sharp. Auto setting will give great shots almost all this time. Only very strange lighting situations can throw it off.

Cons: Just a bit heavy carrying two of these and a tripod through the woods all day.

Nikon D7100 Body Only

Ken F. from Cincinnati, OH on 6/11/2013

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An awesome camera!

Pros: Work from complete auto mode to anywhere between and to complete control.

Cons: None

Nikon D7100

Bev from Chicago, IL on 5/30/2013

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Nice camera -Mom with 9 kids. Many are in sports and I wanted a nice camera to capture it all before they all grow up. Honestly I have not even read the instruction manual. I just got it out of the box and started shooting away. I have gotten many great shots. I will get around to the instruction manual one of these days, it is just big and not my idea of fun reading.

Pros: can use right out of the box and you get beautiful pictures


Nikon D7100 WOW!

Chris M from Annapolis, MD on 5/30/2013

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I have only owned the new Nikon D7100 for about 2 weeks but it just blows me away with the quality and features veres price. I still have a lot to learn about the new features, my previous camera being a D80. But, the D7100 is so well laid out and intuitive that the transition has been very painless. Taking excellent quality pictures right out of the box was simple using my previous knowledge from the D80. What the D7100 brings is the capability to reach well beyond the D80 and give you the technical tools that place this camera in a much higher plane; one that is chocked with advanced capabilities equal to cameras costing 5 times as much. This camera has me so excited about taking photos, because it removes any restrictions on my creativity, technical challenges or the level of fun I can have!

Pros: Solid built, high quality machine at a very reasonable price.

Cons: None

Nikon D7100 (no lens included)

Greg from Brielle, NJ on 5/29/2013

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I finally upgraded my D50 and selected the D7100 because the reviews and features indicate it is a semi-pro camera or close to it. I am not a professional photographer but tend to take a lot of pictures especially while on vacation and I like to see the pictures look like a pro took them. Since I just got the camera I haven't had a chance to use it too much but from the testing I've done so far it seems to focus and shoot extremely fast and produce exceptionally clear pictures. Since the selection options are a bit different than my old D50 it will take a little bit of time to get comfortably familiar with it.

Pros: Extremely fast focus and shoot capabilities.

Cons: None yet.

Nice Step up from D40 and D80

Mikmax1 from Naperville, Il on 5/28/2013

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I am coming from using both a D80 and D40. This thing is VERY fast compared to those two cameras. I did some comparsison shots, and the pictures are noticably sharper, esp when zooming/Croping in. I assume this is mostly due to increase in Megapixels. The only problem I was having was when trying to photo Hummingbirds, using autofocus. It tended to focus on the background areas, not the subject. However, fooling around with the Center Weighting of the Focus helped. But perhaps this is better suited to manual pre-focus from a tripod. Still waiting for my Wi-Fi adapter. This camera is a bit more complex than my predecessors, but mostly due to the more advanced features. As far as Value goes, it is all relative. Great compared to a much more expensive 600D, but at the same time it was a lot more money than my D80, which always did a fine job.

Pros: Fast Performance and Sharp Pictures

Cons: Tends to focus on farther away subjects when taking pictures of smaller closer objects

Excellent DSLR

Charles H from Maryville, TN on 5/27/2013

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Without jumping into a professional-grade camera (or the price that goes with it), this camera can't be beat. It's the perfect camera for the photography hobbyist. With it, you get professional-grade features and capabilities in an easy to naviagte and use format. As with any camera, the more you use it and practice working with the various features, the more proficient you'll become with it.

Pros: Wonderful camera for amateur photographers/enthusiasts.

Cons: Haven't found any yet.

Nikon D7100

Tim P from Glendale, KY on 5/24/2013

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I'm moving up from Nikon D90 so this was a big jump in overall camera and performance.

Pros: Great Picture clarity, High speed shutter, High ISO with low noise

Cons: None so far

Nikon D7100 Review

ConnieL from Frostburg, MD on 5/12/2013

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The D7100 has many good features. It seems to work particularly well with the Nikon 18-300 lens and the 18-105 kit lens. The images are sharp and have excellent saturated color with these lenses. My favorite combination was the D7100 with the Nikon 18-300 lens. Gorgeous, sharp, light filled images. The problem for me was the combo was too heavy to carry around and manage since I have arthritis. If weight of the camera and lens isn't an issue, this camera is well worth the cost.

Pros: Overall easy to use, offers many options, handles well, fits comfortably in your hands, well- made, weather resistant.. Takes very nice pictures.

Cons: Heavy, large camera. Some issues with focus. Camera does tend to choose the focus and it is not easy to over-ride to your own choice.

Almost Perfect!

wismile from Connecticut on 5/12/2013

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Naming this camera the D7100 is a little misleading. In my opinion this camera is night and day better than the D7000! The skin tones are really really good, white balance is excellent, low light performance is impressive, the LCD is fabulous. Not much I don't like...I agree with many of the pro reviewers and I too am hoping for a firmware update that addresses the aperture issue for video. I brought this camera to a wedding as my back-up to test it in the "real world" it didn't take long before it became my primary camera. Once I got home and confirmed my confidence in the quality...I ordered a another D7100. The megapixels don't mean a whole lot to me...although I'm glad to have tones, realistic colors and dynamic range impress me, and this camera delivers. Is it as good as the D600 or D800? no. But the quality is great, the file size is easier to deal with and you can buy two for the prices of the D600. I'm just learning to maximize the video quality...I'm not sure it will be as impressive with video as it is with stills, but I've wasted a lot of money on promised performance over the years...So far this camera is worth more than I paid for it.

Pros: Sturdy, but not heavy Great Color, Skin Tones and White Balance

Cons: 20 minute limit on high quality video? I don't like that!


Edo from CA on 5/8/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The D7100 is a relatively good camera, however it has several shortcomings. My main complain is that even though the ISO is rated between 100 through 6400, you practically cannot go over 320. If you go over 320 ISO, the images are going to have too much grain. If you are not shooting in bright sunny condition, make sure to use a flash. The onboard flash unit seems to be weaker that my older Nikon DSLRs. I have to use another flash unit in low light conditions. The battery is also has a short life and will needs to be charged more often. If you take lots of picture in one day, you probably need to buy a spare or the battery grip.

Pros: 51 focus points, fast and accurate focus system

Cons: This camera should only be used in bright sunny conditions or with a flashlight if shooting indoors as it has a very poor ISO performance, ISOs above 320 are not usable. They create too much grain on pictures, relatively low battery life, LCD screen does not have a protector cover,

side by side comparison with D7000

Mossymo from Long Island,NY on 4/21/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I did a side by side comparison of photos taken with this D7100 and those from my Nikon D7000. In most situations the quality from both is superb. Theoretically the removal of the low pass filter from the d7100 should result in a slight increase of sharpness. For the most part this seems to be only theoretical, however where I could see a difference was in ultra closeups of very detailed artificial flowers. The smallest details of the flowers stood out more with the D7100. I took several shots from the same position alternately mounting each camera on the tripod and using the same lens on each--Nikon 17-55 F2.8. There is no mistaking the greater sharpness of the D7100 shots. In any other shooting situation I doubt if you would see any difference. I couldn't Both cameras are superb and a bargain at the price. There are other advantages of the D7100 over theD7000--Slightly larger screen, 3.2" vs 3", a higher resolution screen. 1,229 K dots vs 920, more focus points, 51 vs. 39 and higher resolution at 24mp vs 16. Will you notice the difference in a vast majority of shooting situations? I doubt it.

Pros: Excellent camera at a bargain price compared to similar cameras from other manufacturers. Very responssive autofocus even in low light, clear bright viewfinder and solid construction.

Cons: None

Nikon D7100 Body

Jerry K from Roseville, Ca on 4/9/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is an excellent follow on product to th eD7000 Nikon product which came oput about 2 years ago. Improved sensor and autpo focusing. Initial pictures are excellent.

Pros: Camera is solidly built with typical Nikon quality.

Cons: Expensive, and still a little heavy , No screen protectors availabe yet for LCD display.

Nikon D 7100

Debbie from North Tazewell, VA on 3/16/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I've been shooting with a Nikon D 50 for years this is a big upgrade for me. I shoot a lot of sports and birds and have some beautiful pictures can't wait to see the difference the D 7100 does with sports. This was my first order through Crutchfield the service was out standing deliver came on time and when I called to ask some questions I didn't get a machine I got a nice man that could answer all my questions . I will order again and recommend crutchfield.




Hands-on research

Features and Specs

LCD Screen Size 3.2"
Adjustable-angle LCD No
Wi-Fi Optional
GPS-enabled Optional
Lens 35mm Equivalent N/A
Optical Zoom N/A
Digital Zoom 1x
Filter Diameter N/A
Manual Focusing Yes
Manual Exposure Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
HDMI Output Mini
Internal Memory None
Memory Media SD/SDHC/SDXC
Sensor Size APS-C
Megapixels 24.1
Image Stabilization With optional lens
Highest Resolution 6000 x 4000
4K Video No
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080/60i
Width (inches) 5-3/8
Height (inches) 4-1/4
Depth (inches) 3-1/4
Weight With Battery (ounces) 27
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research

Recording Features
Playback, Editing And Printing Functions
Battery Information
Supplied Software

Recording Features

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 lineup.

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 lenses only).

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:

  • Overflow: The card in slot 2 is used only when the card in slot 1 is full.
  • 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 following resolutions:

  Large Medium Small
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:

  • 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 Release Modes:

  • 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 seconds.
  • 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 lighting conditions.

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.

Shooting Modes: The 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 shoot.
    • 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.
    • Aperture-Priority Auto: Simply select the aperture to control the depth-of-field and the camera determines the ideal shutter speed.
    • 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 follows:

  • Exposure: 2-5 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3EV
  • 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 selected:

  • 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 halfway.
  • 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 light
  • 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-700, SB-600, SB-400, 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:

  • 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 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.

Playback, Editing And Printing Functions

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:

  • D-Lighting: D-Lighting can be used to brighten dark or backlit subjects.
  • Red-eye Correction: Correct "red-eye" caused by flash.
  • 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 bright objects.
    • Soft: Add a soft filter effect; choose from high, normal, or low effect.
  • 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 single picture
  • 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
  • enhanced.
  • 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 the multi-selector.
  • 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 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."

Battery Information

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.

Supplied Software

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:

  • Windows: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (32-bit only)
  • Mac: OS X Version 10.6, 10.7, or 10.8

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Why did you buy this?

Good price and great second camera [ Shawn  Apr 22, 2017 ]
Nikon name. [ David  Feb 26, 2017 ]
It is a gift to replace an older version [ L  Nov 20, 2016 ]
The best DX camera available.. [ Joe  Oct 10, 2016 ]
Upgrade to current Nikon DSLR. Needed camera body only. Prices competitive with B&H and Amazon. Six month "financing" with Sony Financial Services. Shopped with Crutchfield in the past for my first DSLR camera and audio components. [ Warren  May 18, 2016 ]
yes, previously, a few years ago [ Joe  Feb 09, 2016 ]

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Yes. This model comes with a 1-year parts and labor warranty from Nikon USA. [ Jeff  Nov 27, 2015 ]  Staff
Hi John, I have not had the time to work with my D7100 in video mode and therefore would not be a good source for you in that regard. When I shot my time lapse they were all single shot and combined into a slide show for playback. With regard to the D7100 I do not believe you can adjust the aperture in video mode, in my work I use aperture to control depth of field, allowing me to be more creative. Let me know how your time lapse turns out, good luck. Nick [ Wallace  Dec 26, 2013 ]
Download the PDF user manual (or see the manual that came with the camera) Instructions are on page 155. It is called Interval Timer Photography. Hope this helps. [ Gary  Dec 26, 2013 ]
You need to go into setup and select time lapse. [ JOY  Dec 26, 2013 ]
Hello John, I have not used the video feature of the D7100, however I have shot many time lapse sequences with a Nikon D2X using an intervalometer, a device which triggers the shutter at preset intervals. The resulting images are then combined for sequential playback. I hope this helps. Take Care, Nick [ Wallace  Dec 26, 2013 ]
Page 145 of nikon manual you can download it online. Hope this helps goodluck Rene Firpi [ RENE  Dec 26, 2013 ]