Nikon has launched its new DX-format flagship camera – the D7100. Ushering in a new era of DX-format image quality and functionality for the experienced shooter and photo enthusiast, the lightweight Nikon D7100 features an impressive array of intuitive features and controls bolstered by rapid performance and a robust feature set .
At the core of the Nikon D7100 is a new 24.1-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor, designed to render the truest, most detail-rich images possible and brilliant HD video. The innovative sensor design delivers the ultimate in image quality by defying convention; because of the high resolution and advanced technologies, the optical low pass filter (OLPF) is no longer used. Using NIKKOR lenses, the resulting images explode with more clarity and detail to take full advantage of the 24.1-megapixel resolution achieved with D7100’s DX-format CMOS sensor.
A wide ISO range of 100-6400 (expandable to Hi-2 of 25,600) allows for more versatile shooting to capture challenging conditions such as nature at twilight or even sports under less-than-ideal lighting. Even at higher ISOs, noise is minimized for both still images as well as when recording HD video.
- New 51-Point AF System
- 6 fps shooting at full resolution and up to seven fps when using the new 1.3x crop mode
- 1.3x Crop Mode for both stills and HD video
- 3.2″ LCD featuring a super-high resolution of 1,229K dots
- New bright, high-contrast new OLED data display within the optical viewfinder
- New Spot White Balance allows for quick and precise white balance adjustment while shooting in live view
- Durable, lightweight construction
- Enhanced interface
- Simplified sharing and remote shooting
- HD video capture at 1080/30p, or at 60i/50i (in 1.3x Crop Mode)
- Stereo sound recording capability through an internal microphone, or via an optional external microphone
- Full manual modes plus intelligent modes
- NIKKOR, Speedlight and system compatibility
WR-1 Transceiver & MB-D15 Multi Battery Power Pack
In addition to the D7100, Nikon also announced the WR-1 Transceiver. This device uses the 2.4 GHz radio frequency for maximum range when communicating with the camera, extending the range and functionality for remote shooting applications. The communication range between WR-1 units is approximately 394 feet, and 15 channels are available. Users also have the ability to remotely control a camera (with a WR-1 used as a receiver) attached by operation of another WR-1 (used as a transmitter), and also perform simultaneous or synchronized release of shutters on several cameras using the WR-1.
The MB-D15 is equipped with a shutter-release button, AE/AF lock button, multi selector, and main- and sub-command dials for improved operation when taking photographs with the camera vertically oriented. It can be powered by either six AA batteries (Alkaline or Ni-MH or Lithium), or EN-EL 15 rechargeable Li-ion batteries. To use the MB-D15 with AA batteries, use the MS-D14 AA Battery Holder. When using EN-EL15 batteries to power the MB-D15, use the MS-D14EN Battery Holder.
Available: March 2013; MSRP: $1199.95 (body only) and $1599.95 (with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens). Pricing for the MB-D15 battery grip and the WR-1 transceiver has not yet been announced.
Check out this great first-look video from WhatDigitalCamera: