A 24.1-million-pixel, APS-C sensor with no anti-aliasing filter should ensure large and sharp images from Nikon's new enthusiast-level DSLR, but there's a lot more to the D7100 than that. Read the Nikon D7100 review...

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Nikon D7100 review – The competition

As Nikon’s high-end APS-C model, the D7100’s direct competition is the Sony Alpha 77, the Pentax K-5 IIs and the long-standing Canon EOS 7D. There is competition within Nikon’s own product line, too, from the D7000 and D5200.

Image: Pentax K-5 IIs

The Alpha 77, D5200 and D7100 are all 24-million-pixel models, which is a class-leading resolution for an APS-C-format sensor. The D7100 is the first model with this resolution without an anti-aliasing filter. The Pentax K-5 IIs also has this filter removed, but has a 16.3-million-pixel resolution.

 

 

Image: Sony Alpha 77

The Alpha 77, K-5 IIs and D7100 are all very well built, encased in weather-sealed, magnesium-alloy bodies. The AF system of the D7100 is the most sophisticated, while the Alpha 77 has the advantage of a fully articulated LCD screen and faster frame rates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. 1. Nikon D7100 at a glance:
  2. 2. Nikon D7100 review - Filter-free imaging sensor
  3. 3. Nikon D7100 review - Build and handling
  4. 4. Nikon D7100 review - LCD, viewfinder and video
  5. 5. Nikon D7100 review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  6. 6. Nikon D7100 review - Metering
  7. 7. Nikon D7100 review - White balance and colour
  8. 8. Nikon D7100 review - Dynamic range
  9. 9. Nikon D7100 review - Autofocus
  10. 10. Nikon D7100 review - The competition
  11. 11. Nikon D7100 review - Our verdict
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  • Chris Ingram

    Excellent camera from the legendary Olympus brand.

    I have both the XZ-1 and XZ-2 and would recommend both without hesitation.

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  • John

    If it had a arctic screen plus an gps in it + 12fps like the Sony a77 I would there have got one .

  • Michael Hartley Steward

    Disappointed to see the D7100 score less than the D7000, For the greater price you would expect to see better

  • JW

    I wanted built wifi and a vari-angle lens (for macro photography). Guess i`ll have to wait a bit longer to upgrade my D90.

  • Simon Barnes

    rather than use an on-board GPS, use a phone tracking app (like Maverick on Android) and then gpicsync to geotag the photos afterwards. This requires camera and phone clocks to be synchronised.

  • JOHN HEYWOOD

    If the D7100 had an vari-angle screen it would have been my dream camera and I would have purchased two bodies to compliment my beautiful Nikkor lenses. My Nikkor 18-300 on the D7100 with a vari-angle screen would have been my dream outfit. Maybe you could produce a vari-angle screen as well! With a vari-angle screen you can produce creative hand held videos provided that there is an auto focus opion while videoing.
    Think about it Nikon.

  • brian

    thank you for not putting one of those awful vari-angle screens on d7100 but why does nikon insist it is not a d7000 replacement when we know it is. i believe the d7000, d5100,3100 will end this year .will now buy used d700 .d800 to many pixels had it had 24 would have brought one d600 is a total no no