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Old 02-20-2013, 10:38 PM   #1
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Nikon has announced the D7100 - a 24MP mid-range, enthusiast-focused APS-C DSLR. The D7100 promises high resolution by making do without an optical low-pass filter in front of its 24MP CMOS sensor. It gains a more sophisticated 51-point autofocus system and a 7fps 1.3x cropped shooting mode that provides a 2x crop compared to a 35mm system. The D7100 has a recommended price of $1,599/1,299 with 18-105mm F3.5-5.6 VR lens.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:46 PM   #2
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WTH The WR-1 $650 that's gotta be a missprint.

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Nikon's been pumping out some nice cameras lately.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:07 PM   #4
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This D7100 will be great in low light with the 51 AF points. And it has more cross points than most of your Canon model (low end).

Still I think Canon shoots video better than Nikon. This new D7100, I'm wondering how its gonna compare to the others.. oh and what Canon will have to compete with it.

Buy?? Its a good contender to the D600. I priced the D7100 w/24-70mm vs D600 w/24-70mm and its a $800 difference. I'm still leaning towards the D600 because its closer to a SLR film. I don't need to shoot 7 fps.
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Canon really dropped the ball on the video function for the 5d MKIII. The quality is on par with my old MKII, but still resolves less lines than cheaper DSLR's on the market.
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This D7100 will be great in low light with the 51 AF points. And it has more cross points than most of your Canon model (low end).

Still I think Canon shoots video better than Nikon. This new D7100, I'm wondering how its gonna compare to the others.. oh and what Canon will have to compete with it.

Buy?? Its a good contender to the D600. I priced the D7100 w/24-70mm vs D600 w/24-70mm and its a $800 difference. I'm still leaning towards the D600 because its closer to a SLR film. I don't need to shoot 7 fps.
Nikon says the D7100 isn't a direct replacement for the D7000... but it totally is. The D7000 is getting a little long in the tooth and will probably be phased out very soon.

In the raw numbers, the D7100 kind of sounds better. If I were moving up from a D7000 I would be most excited about 60fps 1080i video. That's where I hope the most improvement will be seen. Autofocus in video with the D7000 is barely usable. An in camera stereo mic is nice.

The rest of the numbers are kind of the same. First off, I noticed the battery life has decreased 12.3%, but it was never a problem for me on the D7000 so whatever (I use a battery grip). But the resolution is going from alot to excessive. Autofocus points is going from excessive to ridiculous. (Nikon lets you select modes which allows you to see fewer AF zones so you don't have to scroll through them as much.) All of the focus points are still in the center of the frame. Continuous frames per second is hardly changing. ISO options are the same, weight is the same.

They will probably be making alot of subjective improvements to the D7000, but the D7000 is still a nice camera that does well for its price and position in the line up. I'm not making any plans to get rid of mine.
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It looks like the D7100 is hitting the market at $1200. That makes sense to me. The D600 is $2000 so its still a significant step up. Most will probably go for the D7100 since to use the full potential of the D600 you really need nice glass because otherwise you're just wasting money.

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I remember trying to focus in low light with my D90 and my buddy next to me doing the same with his D300. He was getting the shots and I wasn't. So having those 51 AF points is a plus for those who shoot in low light.

Price is nice. I paid $1k for my D90 and D7100 is around where all the others in that range retailed (D80/D7000/D90).


I'm still shooting for the D600. My mind is set. Yes I have to have good glass on it. Most likely I will get the 24-70mm and something wider than that.
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