February 21, 2013
Nikon releases the new DX-format D7100 digital SLR camera
- Superior subject detection and sharp focus
- Advanced performance with features such as a 51-point AF system in a compact and lightweight body
Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the advanced, high-performance DX-format D7100 digital SLR camera.
The D7100 is a compact, lightweight camera (W x H x D: approx. 135.5 x 106.5 x 76 mm; weight: approx. 675 g*1) that offers superior portability. It is loaded with features that enable excellent subject detection and is capable of reproducing the finest details.
The high density of the 51-point AF system accurately detects the intended subject for superior tracking performance, and cross-type sensors have been adopted for the 15 most frequently used focus points at the center of the frame. In addition, the cross-type center focus point is fully functional and compatible with lenses with a maximum aperture of f/8. This means faster, more precise autofocusing with a variety of conditions. The D7100 is also equipped with a new crop image area, 1.3x DX crop, which increases the angle of view by approximately 1.3x compared to the standard DX-format viewing angle. This effectively increases the focal length to an equivalent angle of view of approximately 2x*2, enlarging distant subjects. In addition, the 51 focus points cover the entire image area when the 1.3x DX crop is enabled for quick and accurate subject detection for moving objects with high-speed continuous shooting at approximately 7 fps*3.
The D7100 is also equipped with a DX-format CMOS sensor of 24.1 effective megapixels and the high-performance EXPEED 3 image-processing engine without a low-pass filter. These features enable sharp focusing with high resolution. The incredible combination of the high pixel count, and the full HD quality of the D7100 can be enhanced further with NIKKOR lenses, which offer superior rendering performance made possible with Nikon's own optical technologies.
The D7100 also offers a number of new functions that improve camera operations for a more intuitive and efficient shooting experience, including Spot White Balance, a white balance preset manual option that allows users to choose a specific subject from which white balance is measured while shooting in live view. It is also equipped with an array of RGBW that enables more effective accumulation of light, a large, 3.2-inch high-resolution TFT LCD monitor with a wide viewing angle and an button that enables direct access to frequently used functions.
*1Camera body only
*2 Equivalent in 35-mm  format.
*3 When 1.3x DX crop is enabled; up to 6 fps when standard DX format is enabled. Both maximum frame rates possible only when image quality is set to JPEG/12-bit NEF (RAW). Measured according to CIPA guidelines.
D7100 Primary Features
1. Supports lenses with a maximum aperture of f/8 and offers a 51-point AF system for faster focus
The 51-point AF system built into the D7100 utilizes the new Advanced Multi-CAM 3500DX autofocus sensor module covering broad range of the frame for increased accuracy in subject detection. Cross-type sensors have been adopted for subject detection and to track moving subjects rapidly. In addition, the camera is able to focus automatically with extreme accuracy, even in lighting measuring just - 2 EV (ISO 100, 20°C), roughly equivalent to moonlight. What's more, the center focus point (cross-type) supports autofocusing for lenses with a maximum aperture of f/8. This allows users to enjoy ultra high-speed AF shooting with a compact and lightweight system when paired with a telephoto NIKKOR lens with a maximum aperture of f/4 and a teleconverter (2x).
2. 51 focus points covering the entire frame that bring distant subjects closer. The 1.3x DX crop achieves high-speed continuous shooting up to approximately 7 fps*1.
The DX format effectively increases the shooting angle of view to an equivalent of approximately 1.5x the actual focal length of the lens*2. The new 1.3x DX crop image area increases this effect by an additional 1.3x for a total effective increase in angle of view to approximately 2x lens focal length*2, making distant subjects appear closer. What's more, when the 1.3x DX crop is enabled, the AF system's 51 focus points cover the entire frame, and high-speed continuous shooting at approximately 7 fps*1 is possible for quick and accurate detection of the intended subject.
*1 When 1.3x DX crop is enabled; up to 6 fps when standard DX format is enabled. Both maximum frame rates possible only when image quality is set to JPEG/12-bit NEF (RAW). Measured according to CIPA guidelines.
*2 Equivalent in 35-mm  format.
3. D7100 features a new Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor, 24.1 effective megapixels, and the EXPEED 3 image-processing engine optimized for high-performance without a optical low-pass filter
The D7100 is equipped with a new Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor, 24.1 megapixels and no optical low-pass filter. It supports a broad range of standard ISO sensitivities, from ISO 100 to ISO 6400, as well as further expansion to an equivalent of ISO 25600 (Hi 2) to capture sharp, clear images with effective noise reduction. In addition, when paired with NIKKOR lenses equipped with Nikon's advanced optical technologies, the D7100's high pixel count achieves sharp, well-defined rendering with a sense of depth. The EXPEED 3’s high-performance image-processing engine maximizes the potential of the high pixel count for faithful reproductions of details.
4. The compact and lightweight Nikon DX-format camera that is strong, yet extremely light and portable
Despite its advanced performance and a number of new functions, the D7100 is a compact, lightweight camera measuring approximately 135.5 mm wide, 106.5 mm high and 76 mm deep, and weighing just 675 g*. As an entire system, the Nikon DX format, which includes DX-format lenses, offers excellent portability. The magnesium alloy adopted for the top and rear covers of the D7100 ensures great durability, and the sealing of individual components ensures a high level of water and dust resistance. These aspects make the D7100 the perfect camera for a broad range of uses, from casual, everyday shooting to full-scale photography.
* Camera body only.
5. Increased usability and improved operation
A new button, positioned to the bottom left of the camera's monitor, enables simple access to frequently used functions that includes viewfinder and live view photography, movie recording, and playback. Pressing the button displays the options screen for the desired setting, allowing immediate access to setting options for normal shooting, live view photography, and the retouch menu in playback mode.
With live view photography, preset manual white balance data is easily acquired based on a portion of the scene selected by the user. Spot White Balance eliminates the need to prepare a reference object, such as a gray card, and allows for preset white balance measurement without changing lenses when a super-telephoto lens is used.
This new option is most convenient with outdoor shooting, sports and landscape photography.
The optical viewfinder built into the D7100 offers approximately 100% frame coverage for extreme precision and magnification of approximately 0.94x* that makes all elements in the viewfinder display easy to see. It also adopts a very bright, high-contrast, low power consumption OLED display element to ensure excellent visibility even in low temperatures.
*With 50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1.
The adoption of a very bright, high-contrast, low power consumption OLED display element ensures faster viewfinder display (information display below image area) with excellent visibility even in low temperatures.
The D7100 is equipped with a large, high-definition TFT LCD monitor with a wide viewing angle, adopting an RGBW that increases brightness. This also increases visibility when viewing in bright surroundings.
6. Supports 1920 x 1080/60i and 1920 x 1080/30p movie recording
The combination of NIKKOR lenses, an imaging unit without an optical low-pass filter and the EXPEED 3 image-processing engine enables sharp, high-resolution images along with movie recording. The Multi-area mode Full-HD D-Movie function not only supports the standard DX-movie recording, but also the new 1.3x DX crop image area. The 1.3x DX crop option brings distant subjects closer with movie recording. In addition, the stereo microphone built into the pentaprism enables high-quality stereo sound. The D7100 also supports stereo sound recording via connection of the optional ME-1 stereo microphone.
7. Supports the new WR-1 Wireless Remote Controller (available separately)
The D7100 supports the WR-1, a highly functional transceiver that enables verification and adjustment of settings*1, as well as control over remote shooting. The WR-1 uses radio waves and supports 15 channels for communication over a maximum range of 120 m*2 between multiple WR-1s. Not only can one WR-1 be configured as a transmitter and a second as a receiver*3 to control one remote camera, but multiple WR-1s can be configured as receivers for remote controls over multiple cameras. A number of remote shooting options are available, including simultaneous release and synchronized release*4, as well as interval timer shooting and a division of multiple cameras into groups for separate control over each group. Remote control is also possible using both the WR-R10/WR-T10 together.
*1 Some functions excluded.
*2 At an altitude of approximately 1.2 m; effective range may be reduced by obstacles and inclement weather.
*3 Pairing required for all WR-1, WR-R10, and WR-T10 units. Up to 20 WR-1units can be paired, up to 64 WR-R10 units can be paired.
*4 Only cameras with a ten-pin remote terminal can be employed as master cameras with synchronized release.
Other D7100 Features
*1 Measured according to CIPA guidelines.
*2When 1.3x DX crop is enabled; up to 6 fps when standard DX format is enabled. Both maximum frame rates possible only when image quality is set to JPEG/12-bit NEF (RAW).
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