After two years and half of wait, Nikon has finally unveiled the successor of the D7000 in the form of the Nikon D7100. It packs a handful of upgrade over its predecessor, but the imaging giant has surprisingly preferred better resolution over the optical low pass filter.
The recently announced dSLR camera now packs a 24.1-megapixel DX-format APS-C CMOS sensor. At its core is an EXPEED3 image processor which is capable of 6 frames/second shooting in DX mode and 7fps on 1.3x crop mode.Nikon also enhanced the D7100’s autofocus capability by expanding the AF system 51 with 15 cross-type sensors from 39 points with 9 cross-type on the previous model.
The Nikon D7100 is also a tad lighter in comparison to its predecessor. In addition, it also sports a slightly bigger LCD screen with a crisper resolution.
Nikon D7100 specs
24.1MP DX-format sensor
APS-C size 23.5 x 15.6mm
EXPEED 3 image processor
51-points AF System with 15 cross-type sensor
ISO 100 – 6400 up to 25,600 in Hi2
3.2” TFT LCD, 1.2M-dot
30 – 1/8000 sec shutter speed
Continuous mode @6fps
Two card slots, SD/SDHC/SDXC support
Li-Ion EN-EL15, rated at 950 shots
Dimension: 136 x 107 x 76mm
For the body alone, the new Nikon D7100 dSLR camera will set you back USD1,200. Another USD400 if you opt to have a 18-105mm lens to along with the snapper. It is scheduled to be available in the market by the end of next month or the early part of April.