Summary Nikon D7100

Prices Price
Body only
With 18-140mm lens
$1,170 - $1,297
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 11
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 11
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
Screen resolution
Help 1,229k dots
Help 24 MP
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 60fps
Screen size
Help 3.2"
Light sensitivity
Help 6,400 ISO
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The Nikon D7100 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Overall image quality Great overall image quality Help
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
Screen size Large screen Help
Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Focus points Many focus points Help
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Cross type focus points Many cross-type focus points Help
Battery life Above average battery life Help
950 shots
Built-in focus motor Built-in focus motor Help
Autofocuses with more lenses
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/8000 of a second
Popularity Very popular Help
Among snapsort users
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
1,256 ISO
Color depth Good color depth Help
24.2 bits
Dynamic range Wide dynamic range Help
13.7 EV
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,229k dots
True resolution High true resolution Help
24 MP
Startup delay Short startup delay Help
300 ms startup delay
Lens availability More lenses available Help
205 lenses
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
Storage slots More storage slots Help


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The Nikon D7100 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Announced Old Help
February, 2013
Weight Heavy Help
675 g
Lowest price Very expensive Help
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Size Slightly large Help
Professional size 136x107x76 mm




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Joell Small (5:07 PM, March 07, 2015)
This is not entry level! Clearly this a enthusiasts camera. A entry level is a t5i, t4i, t3i, t2i, t1i etc. This is a good camera! Better than 70d! Only good thing about 70d is the video. It stays in focus and doesn't jump around. But the d7100 is a bang for your buck!
Ali Latakia (1:23 PM, January 20, 2015)
For pic Nikon D7100 it's Best, and Canon 70D It's best for video .
Avatar for Jeff Radford Jeff Radford (5:29 AM, January 04, 2015)
The Nikon D7100 looks exceptional. If it had a flip-out screen like the Canon 70D I would buy 100 of them.....
Avatar for Jeff Radford Jeff Radford (5:27 AM, January 04, 2015)
Avatar for Allison Luri Allison Luri (6:21 PM, September 24, 2014)
One point is the Low noise at high ISO 1,256.
mj.sed (1:21 PM, August 24, 2014)
Hi Bro.Have you seen the dust on sensor after a year of use?
Avatar for Alvin Lim Alvin Lim (7:42 PM, August 15, 2014)
I just bought it a month ago. Previously I'm using Lumix GF3 and Nikon 1 J3. Of course, D7100 is dem good. It exceeded my expectation for a DX format SLR. Of course...FX is way better but if you're skillful enough DX can pleases your needs too.
nigel (6:48 AM, June 01, 2014)
Struggling with my thoughts, whether to trade my d90, or wait for the inevitable 7200, thoughts?
Ramy NAfea (6:36 AM, May 17, 2014)
please inform us. i'm confused 70 D VS D7100 !
Gam (8:41 AM, April 24, 2014)
I heard that d7100 is one of Nikon DSLRs with shutter dust problems (along with d600 and d7000). Is there anyone who has had this problem, if it is true, is it a serious issue?
Avatar for Morganxtra59 Morganxtra59 (2:42 PM, February 22, 2014)
I too upgraded from the D3200 to the D7100. I love this camera as well and, I too can't believe that it is rated as an entry level DSLR. If this is an entry level, omg... just what am I in for with a Pro DSLR.. LOL! I love this camera and I hope to learn to use it to it's full potential.
Avatar for Alaa Shinnawi Alaa Shinnawi (0:05 AM, October 03, 2013)
I'm already use it. it's Great.
adyxin (10:59 AM, September 29, 2013)
hi every one, i am a new user of DSL and i found that Nikon D7100 have a lot fans all over the world, could you please recommend me the good qualities as compare to others.
Avatar for onelonesapper onelonesapper (8:16 PM, September 25, 2013)
I upgraded to a D7100 from a D3200 a couple of weeks ago and I have to say that I love this camera. It's listed here as a entry level DSLR but don't believe it. This is a solid mid range contender.
Avatar for Ahmed Adel Ahmed Adel (9:02 AM, September 07, 2013)
which is the best ? please tell me i am confused
Avatar for Ishtiaq Arash Ishtiaq Arash (9:24 AM, July 25, 2013)
Hehy Guys !!! i think 7D is best for professional use !! Rapid fire for sports is a good composition and Nikon are too expensive lens wise !! i am using Nikon D90 with several lenses
Avatar for Ishtiaq Arash Ishtiaq Arash (9:23 AM, July 25, 2013)
Hey their is no optical zoom in any Dslr !! it comes with lens u could have to buy a high zoom lens for high optical zoom !!
Rob (7:21 PM, July 10, 2013)
is this camera good for airshows with a 70-200m lens?
zyco (6:29 PM, July 10, 2013)
nikon d 7100 vs canon 70 d ... ? wich is d best ?
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Daddy Bear (0:00 AM, July 07, 2013)
Just to clarify that this is true of any lens, FX or DX.

Daddy Bear (11:59 PM, July 06, 2013)
When you fit an FX lens to a DX body the focal length and the depth of field remain the same. A 35mm f1.4 FX format lens will remain a 35mm f1.4 whatever camera you attach it to. What changes is the picture angle and this is decided by the size of the sensor. The smaller the sensor the narrower the picture angle. On an FX (larger sensor) body the lens will appear wider than it will on a DX (smaller sensor) body giving the illusion of an increase in focal length.

Using the same 35mm lens on a DX format body will give you a very similar picture angle to that of a 50mm lens attached to an FX format body but you will still have a focal length of 35mm with a corresponding depth of field and because of the shorter focal length of a 35mm lens compared to a 50mm lens, its depth of field at 1.4 would be similar to a 50mm lens at f2. In truth, the only thing that will alter the focal length and the depth of field of a lens is a teleconverter, the size of the sensor has no impact in either respect.
Bryan (0:38 PM, June 30, 2013)
Little advise please .
I wanted to get mid range camera and lenses .
Was considering Nikon D7000 and Nikkor AF 24-85mm f2.8-4 D IF .
Is it a good start with this combination ?
Thanks a million .
Avatar for Korinna Domingo Korinna Domingo (5:41 AM, June 17, 2013)
None, the zoom is in the lens not the camera. Depends on the lens. ( ex. 18-50mm starts at a focal length of 18mm and zooms up to a focal length of 50mm ). Also the D7100 is DX camera witch means the sensor has a 1.5x crop factor (zoom) and has another crop mode witch is 1.3x times the standard DX 1.5x crop factor.

When picking out lenses there is DX(crop sensor lens) and FX(full frame sensor lens). When buying a FX lens what ever focal length you get multiply it by 1.5 and that will be your focal length on a DX camera. For example an 18-50mm FX will actually be a 27-75mm on a DX camera. If you buy a DX lens you don't need to worry about any multiplication in most cases. Hope that helps!
Michael (9:59 PM, June 12, 2013)
This is not an issue with the camera, that is an issue with the lens. Telephoto lenses, and lenses with zoom have more optical elements in them, which softens the image. It doesn't matter what brand of lens you use. It's not the fault of the camera, and you shouldn't change brands over something as silly as that.