While a lot of shooters prefer full frame sensor’s on their DSLRs, Nikon has a released a brand new APS-C sized camera. The D7100 is a full feature DSLR with many upgrades over the previous D7000.
The body and control layout is very similar to the D7000, so if you used that camera before you should feel right at home. The mode dial is up top, as well as a wheel to adjust the Drive Mode. You have access to front and rear control wheels. This camera as the same pop-up flash as most other Nikon’s.
As far as the tech spec go, the Nikon D7100 has a 24.1-megapixel image sensor and the exact same Expeed 3 image processor that’s in the full-frame D4. It can shoot as fast as 6 frames second. The camera does have a 1.3x crop mode which reduces resolution to 15.4 megapixels, but could come in handy if you need your lenses to be longer.
The video specs have been improved. The D7100 can record 1080i/50, 1080p/30, 1080p/25, 1080p/24, 720p/60, and 720p/50. It records video in MPEG-4 with H.264 compression. It records clips up to 20 minutes long at 24 Mbps, and 30 minutes at 12 Mpbs.
The D7100 body is priced at $1,199.95 and is expected to be available at the end of March.