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Nikon D7100 unveiled as new 24.1-megapixel DSLR

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Nikon D7100
Nikon D7100

Nikon has officially launched a new high-end DSLR, with the Nikon D7100 unveiled as a 24.1-megapixel enthusiast-level device with price tag topping the £1,000 marker.

With the camera’s 24.1-megapixel stills capabilities paired with Full HD 1080p video recording, the Nikon D7100 plays host to a lightweight yet durable body alongside a 51-point autofocus systems and an ISO setting expandable to 25600.

“The Nikon D7100 is a highly versatile digital SLR camera that offers a powerful set of features, expanding the horizons of the DX-format range,” Simon Iddon, Product Manager of Nikon UK’s Consumer DSLR arm said.

Speaking on the launch of the company’s latest DSLR offering, Iddon added: ”Whether you shoot landscapes, nature or wildlife images, or if you are a keen traveller, then the new Nikon D7100 is designed for you. Housed in a durable weather-resistant body, photographers can now enjoy extraordinary performance and high quality results in a portable camera they can take anywhere.”

Nikon D7100 Features

With a 24.1-megapixel DX format CMOS sensor leading the Nikon D7100 specs sheet, the camera specialist has confirmed that its new DSLR will play host to an EXPEED 3 image processor, helping ensure high-speed usability with strong image results.

Featuring an 100-6400 ISO setting, which can be extended to 25600, the Nikon D7100 features list is further bolstered by a 51-point professional grade autofocus system, 6 frames-per-second continuous shooting a 1080p Full HD video recording capabilties at 30 fps.

With the Nikon D7100 body weighing in at a comfortable 675g, the snapper, which also features a vibrant 3.2-inch wide-angle LCD display, benefits from magnesium alloy top and rear covers that offers weather resistant protection against damage from dust, dirt, drops and the odd splash of water.

Compatible with the full range of Nikon NIKKOR lenses, the Nikon D7100 is set to benefit from wireless connectivity options, when paired with teh Nikon WU-1a Mobile Adapter, which High Dynamic Range shooting capabilities will offering improved results in low-light situations.

Nikon D7100 Release Date and Price

Targeting the enthusiast level market, Nikon has confirmed that a Nikon D7100 UK release date will be held one month today, on March 21st. Offering wannabe owners out-of-the-box photographic capabilities, Nikon has revealed that the device will launch as a body only release or paired with a 18-105mm lens kit.

Whilst the body only Nikon D7100 price tag will set consumers back £1,099.99, those looking to pair the DSLR with a kit lens will be forced to splash out a penny shy of £1,300.

What do you make of Nikon’s new 24.1-megapixel Nikon D7100? Will you be dropping the cash to pick one up at launch next month? Let us know via the TrustedReviews Twitter and Facebook feeds or through the comment boxes below.

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February 21, 2013, 10:12 pm

Been waiting for this for a while now, about time I upgrade from my d3000! getting tired of its useless low light performance and terribly slow 3fps.


February 24, 2013, 9:23 am

I am sure the & D7100 is an improvement on my D7000, will I up grade? No A. I do not have bottomless pockets to buy a new camera every 24months and B. I get results I am happy with. Obviously it is tempting but thats all about Nikon and all other producers keeping the market fluid as no sales = no survival, if money was no object I would have a selection of cameras from a full plate technical too a Digital Blad too one of the professional DSLR 35mm jobs plus all the top line calibrated processing hard & software that goes with it.

All of this is just fanciful pipe dreaming for us mear mortal club shooters. I think the step from the 7000 to the 7100 would be fairly painless as the controls seem almost identical unlike my step from the old D200 to the D7000 which was huge.

For the lower price the D7000 will be tempting for some but IMO it is worth waiting for a while to save up to pay that bit more for the 7100 however once bought dont be too quick to change again as in my 40 odd years of photographic experience & only 6 different cameras in that time peoples lack of familiarity with their cameras is the biggest factor in producing technically sub standard images, not the format or the pixel count. And since the era of the highly controlable DSLR it can even effect composition quality as too much time is spent tying to remember what does what on the camera instead of looking through the view finder at the subject. The camera ends up not being a tool but rather the end result & the image is just a by product to test the cameras image recording abilities.

The D7100 looks like a great DX but only until the next up grade model becomes the best thing since sliced bread as is the way with all modern tech high speed development

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