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.
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.