Nikon has whipped away the wraps off its new mid-level, APS-C flagship camera, the Nikon D7100, which sports a new 24.1MP sensor, weatherproofing and lots f tweaks and improvements.
Externally it looks just about identical to its predecessor, but the boffins at Nikon have been busy tweaking its innards, lobbing out the old 16MP sensor and replacing it with a brand new 24-megapixel CMOS sensor that comes without an anti-aliasing filter for resolving finer detail.
The camera also boasts an upgraded Multi-Cam 3500DX A 51-point AF system, and it can rattle off shots at a sprightly 7 frames per second.
The native sensitivity range is ISO 100-6400, but can optionally be expanded to ISO 25,600.
The D7100 becomes the cheapest DSLR to offer an uncompressed video feed from the HDMI output, so film makers on a budget are going to heart this snapper.
Video can be recorded at 1920 x 1080 MPEG-4 video at 24, 25 and 30 fps, as well as 60 interlaced frames/sec at 1080 resolution as well.
The viewfinder boats 100% coverage, and there’s am interesting 1.3x crop mode that extends the effective magnification of focal lengths a little more
Water and dust-protected, the D7100 has an improved 3.2-inch display (non touchscreen) and weighs a modest 675g, making it a nifty combo for outdoor shoots.
The D7100 should be shunting into the shops on March 21st, priced at £1,099/$1,200 for the body-only option, or £1,299 for the 18-105mm lens kit.
Nikon D7100 main features
- 24.1MP DX format CMOS sensor, with no OLPF
- EXPEED 3 processing
- ISO 100-6400 standard, up to 25600 expanded
- Max 6 fps continuous shooting in DX mode, 7fps in 1.3X crop mode
- 51 point AF system, 15 sensors cross type
- 2016 pixel RGB metering sensor
- Spot white balance in live view mode
- 1080 60i/30p video recording, built-in stereo mic, mic jack and audio monitoring jack
- Pentaprism with 100% coverage and 0.94X magnification
- 3.2″, 1.2m-dot LCD screen (640 x 480 X RGBW)
- Front and rear IR receivers
- Equivalent water and dust resistance to D800/D300S
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