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Nikon outs D7100, omits Low Pass Filter

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.

nikon d7100

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
Built-in flash
Two card slots, SD/SDHC/SDXC support
Li-Ion EN-EL15, rated at 950 shots
Dimension: 136 x 107 x 76mm
Weight: 765g

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.


This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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5 Responses

  1. nex-6 says:

    again, d7100 replaces d7000 and not d700.

  2. Nino says:

    Hi Ronnie, was it a typo that you wrote this is a successor of D700? D7100 is the successor of DX-format D7000… as user nex-6 pointed out

  3. User1 says:

    Wow ha, parang 3 out 10 articles sa site na to may mali. Lol.

  4. Marc says:

    YES! Its now time for the D7000 to drop its price.

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