The high ISO sensitivity of 100-6400, extendable to 25600 brings superior results even in poorly lit or dark environments, as well as clearly capturing fast-moving subjects. High-speed continuous shooting is assured at up to 6 fps, to easily capture the details of fast movements or rapidly changing facial expressions.
The Nikon D7100’s AF system offers professional-level performance by employing the same algorithm as the D4. It utilises 51 focus points with 15 cross-type sensors in the central area, offering perfect precision and subject acquisition. Rapid focusing is achieved on even a largely blurred image, due to faster initial AF detection.
- 24.1-megapixel DX format CMOS sensor: with no OLPF: for extreme image sharpness on even the finest details.
- EXPEED 3 image processor: for high speed operation, vibrant colour reproduction and enhanced noise reduction.
- ISO sensitivity of 100-6400, extendable to 25600: for exceptional low light performance.
- Professional-level AF system: utilising 51 focus points, of which15 are cross-type, for rapid and precise autofocus.
- 6 fps continuous shooting: to ensure you always capture that fast action shot.
- 1.3x crop function, expanding the possibilities of DX format: with extra telephoto effect, faster speed (up to 7 fps) and extra wide AF coverage.
- 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor with Scene Recognition: highly accurate metering for exact exposures; optimising auto exposure (AE), autofocus (AF) and auto white balance (AWB) for supreme accuracy.
- Full HD Movie: 1080p up to 60i/50i and 30p/25p/24p, for smooth movie recording.
- High performance viewfinder: with approximately 100% frame coverage and 0.94x magnification.
- High-intensity LCD monitor: offers an 8cm/3.2in 1229k-dot wide-angle view.
- Conveniently portable: powerful features packed into a compact body weighing just 690g.
- Durable body with magnesium alloy covers: sealed for dust, weather and drop resistance.
- Dual SD memory card slots: allow overflow and backup recording or set to record RAW and J-PEG individually.
- Accessible usability functions: improved ‘i’ button and Spot White Balance for quick and precise white balance setting in Live View.
- Active D-Lighting (ADL): retains details in highlights and shadows for well-balanced images.
- High Dynamic Range (HDR): combines two shots within a single shutter release to create detailed images of high contrast scenes.
- Effects Mode: allows selected effects to be applied to both stills and movies in Live View.
- Wireless connectivity*: compatible with WU-1a Mobile Adapter
- NIKKOR lenses: with acclaimed NIKKOR lenses you can take full advantage of the camera’s 24.1 megapixels and 1.3x crop mode to create exceptional images and enjoy the portability of DX lenses.
- Remote operation: easily control key camera functions remotely with optional WR-R10 and new WR-1 wireless transceivers and WR-T10 wireless transmitter.
|Camera Type||Digital SLR with Interchangeable lenses||Digital SLR with Interchangeable lenses|
|Lens Mount||Nikon F (with AF coupling and AF contacts)||Nikon F|
|Image Sensor Format||Nikon DX format|
(1.5x crop factor)
|Nikon DX format (1.5x crop factor)|
|Effective Pixels||24.1 Megapixel||16.2 Megapixel|
|Sensor Size||23.5 × 15.6 mm||23.6 x 15.6 mm|
|Image Sensor Type||CMOS||CMOS|
|Total Pixels||24.71 Megapixel||16.9 Megapixel|
|Image Area (pixels)||DX-format: 24MP: 6000 × 4000 @ 3:2 13.5MP: 4494 × 3000 @ 3:2 6MP: 2992 × 2000 @ 3:2 1.3× crop: 15.4MP: 4800 × 3200 @ 3:2 8.6MP: 3600 × 2400 @ 3:2 3.8MP: 2400 × 1600 @ 3:2 DX-format (movie Live View): 20.2MP: 6000 × 3368 @ 16:9 11.4MP: 4496 × 2528 @ 16:9 5MP: 2992 × 1680 @ 16:9 1.3× crop (movie Live View): 12.9MP: 4800 × 2696 @ 16:9 7.3MP: 3600 × 2024 @ 16:9 3.2MP: 2400 × 1344 @ 16:9||DX-format:
16.1MP: 4928 x 3264 @ 3:2
9MP: 3696 x 2448 @ 3:2
4MP: 2464 x 1632 @ 3:2|
|File Format Still Images||NEF (RAW): lossless compressed or compressed 12 or 14 bit JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx 1:4), normal (approx 1:8) or basic (approx 1:16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality available NEF (RAW)+JPEG||NEF (RAW): Lossless Compressed or Compressed 12 or 14 bit JPEG: JPEG-Baseline-Compliant; Size Priority and Optimal Quality available|
|Picture Control||Standard Neutral Vivid Monochrome Portrait Landscape Selected Picture Control can be modified Storage for custom Picture Controls||Landscape Monochrome Neutral Nine User-customizable Settings Portrait Standard Vivid|
|Dust-Reduction System||Image Sensor Cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 required)||Dust-Off Reference Photo|
|Storage Media||SD SDHC SDXC including UHS-I compliant||SD SDHC SDXC|
|Card Slot||2 Secure Digital (SD)||2 Secure Digital (SD)|
|File System||DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0 DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3 PictBridge||Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0 DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras)|
|Viewfinder||Eye-level Pentaprism Single-Lens Reflex Viewfinder||Eye-level Pentaprism Single-Lens Reflex Viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Frame Coverage||100% approx.||100% approx.|
|Viewfinder Magnification||0.94x Approx.||0.95x Approx.|
|Viewfinder Eyepoint||19.5 mm||19.5 mm|
|Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment||-2 to +1 m||-3 to +1m¯¹|
|Focusing Screen||Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)||Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II with AF Area Brackets (grid lines can be displayed)|
|Reflex Mirror||Quick-return type||Quick-return type|
|Lens Aperture||Instant return, electronically controlled||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Lens Compatibility at a Glance||AF-S or AF lenses|
|AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible Metering with AI lenses|
|Compatible Lenses||AF NIKKOR, including G and D (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) AI-P NIKKOR Lenses for F3AF not Supported Electronic Rangefinder can be used if Maximum Aperture is f/5.6 or Faster IX NIKKOR Lenses Cannot be Used non-AI Lenses Cannot be used Non-CPU: Can be used in modes A and M only||AF NIKKOR for F3AF not Supported
AI-P NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except 3D Color Matrix Metering II
DX AF NIKKOR: All Functions Supported
Electronic Rangefinder can be used if Maximum Aperture is f/5.6 or Faster
IX NIKKOR Lenses Cannot be Used
Non-CPU: Can be used in modes A and M; Color Matrix Metering and Aperture Value Display Supported if user Provides Lens Data (AI lenses only)
Other AF NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except 3D Color Matrix Metering II
PC Micro-NIKKOR does not Support some Functions
Type G or D AF NIKKOR: All Functions Supported|
|Shutter Type||Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-|
|Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane|
|Fastest Shutter Speed||1/8000 sec (in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb,|
|Slowest Shutter Speed||30 sec (in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time, X250)||30 sec|
|Flash Sync Speed||Up to 1/250 sec Synchronizes with shutter at 1/320s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320 sec)||Up to 1/250 sec Synchronizes with shutter at 1/320s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320 sec)|
|Bulb Shutter Setting||Yes||Yes|
|Shutter Release Modes||CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), S (single frame), Q (quiet shutter-release), E (self-timer), MUP (mirror up); interval timer photography supported||Continuous low-speed [CL] mode; 1-5 frames per second Continuous high-speed [CH] mode; 6 frames per second Live View [LV] mode Self-timer mode Single-frame [S] mode|
|Continuous Shooting Options||JPEG and 12-bit NEF (RAW) in DX-format: CH: Up to 6 frames per sec CL: 1 to 6 frames per sec 1.3x crop: CH: Up to 7 frames per sec CL: 1 to 6 frames per sec 14-bit NEF (RAW) in DX-format: CH: Up to 5 frames per sec CL: CL: 1 to 5 frames per sec 14-bit NEF (RAW) in 1.3x crop: CH: Up to 6 frames per sec CL: 1 to 6 frames per sec||DX-format
CH: Up to 6 frames per sec
CL: Up to 5|
frames per sec
|Top Continuous Shooting Speed at Full Resolution||6 frames per sec||6 frames per sec|
|Self-timer||2, 5, 10, 20 sec; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 s||2, 5, 10, 20 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled|
|Remote Control||Optional ML-L3 Remote Controller: Delayed remote, quick-response remote, remote mirror-up||Optional ML-L3 Remote Controller
Optional MC-DC2 Wired Remote Release|
|Exposure Metering System||TTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor Movie metering: TTL exposure metering using main image sensor (Matrix method)||TTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor|
|Metering Method||Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses, non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data) Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame; diameter of circle can be changed to 6, 10, or 13 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 8-mm circle) Spot: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)||Matrix Center-weighted Spot|
|Metering Range||0 to 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, at 20°C/68°F) 2 to 20 EV (Spot metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens at 20°C/68°F)||0 to 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, at 20°C/68°F) 2 to 20 EV (Spot metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens at 20°C/68°F)|
|Exposure Meter Coupling||Combined CPU and AI||CPU, AI|
|Exposure Modes||Auto modes (i-auto, j auto flash off) Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P) Shutter-Priority Auto (S) Aperture-Priority Auto (A) Manual (M) Scene Modes U1 (user settings 1) U2 (user settings 2) special effects modes: Night vision color sketch miniature effect selective color silhouette high key low key||Advanced Scene Modes
Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
Auto (flash off)
Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P)
Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
U1 (user setting 1)
U2 (user setting 2)|
|Scene Modes||portrait landscape child sports close-up night portrait night landscape party/indoor beach/snow sunset dusk/dawn pet portrait candlelight blossom autumn colors food||Autumn Colors
pet portrait silhouette sports sunset|
|Exposure Compensation||±5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV (P, S, A and M modes)||±5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV|
|Exposure Bracketing||2 to 5 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2 or 3 EV||2 to 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1 or 2 EV|
|Mirror Lock Up||Not specified by manufacturer||Yes|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, ISO 100-6400 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV; can be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1 or 2 EV above ISO 6400 (ISO 25600 equivalent)||ISO 100 - 6400 Hi-1 (ISO 12,800) Hi-2 (ISO 25,600)|
|Long Exposure Noise Reduction||Not specified by manufacturer||Yes|
|High ISO Noise Reduction||Not specified by manufacturer||Low Normal High Off|
|Active D-Lighting||2 or 3 frames||2 or 3 frames|
|Single-point AF Mode||Yes||Yes|
|Dynamic AF Mode||Number of AF points: 9-, 21- and 51 3D-tracking||Number of AF points: 9, 21, 39 and 39 (3D-tracking)|
|Auto-area AF Mode||Yes||Yes|
|AF-area modes||Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Autofocus System||Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors; center point available at apertures slower than f/5.6 and at f/8 or faster); 11 focus points also selectable Finetuning AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3 m/1 ft 8 in. to 9 ft 10 in.) Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)||Nikon Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensors) AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 1 ft. 8in.-9 ft. 10 in.) Finetuning|
|Detection Range||-2 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)||-1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)|
|Focus Lock||AE-L/AF-L button Half press of shutter-release button (in AF-S)||AE-L/AF-L button Half press of shutter-release button (single-point AF in AF-S)|
|Focus Modes||Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A) Continuous-servo AF (AF-C); Single-servo AF (AF-S) Predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status Manual Focus (M): electronic rangefinder usable Live View available in AF-S, AF-F, and M||Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A) Continuous-servo (AF-C) Face-Priority AF Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only Normal area Single-servo AF (AF-S) Wide area|
|Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points||51||39|
|Built-in Flash||Yes, Auto or Manual Guide number: Approx 39' (12 m) with manual flash at ISO 100, 20 deg C / 68 deg F||Yes Guide number: Approx 39' (12 m) with manual flash at ISO 100|
|Flash Bracketing||2 to 5 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2 or 3 EV||2 to 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1 or 2 EV|
|Top FP High Speed Sync||Not specified by manufacturer||Up to 1/8000 sec|
|Flash Control||i-TTL flash control using 2016-pixel RGB sensor available with built-in flash and following optional flashes: SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400 i-TTL Balanced fill-flash for digital SLR with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering||i-TTL Balanced fill-flash, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR|
|Flash Sync Modes||Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported||Front-curtain sync (normal), Rear-curtain sync , Red-Eye reduction, Red-Eye reduction with slow sync, slow sync|
|Flash Compensation||From -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or|
|From -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV|
|Flash-ready Indicator||Lights when flash is fully charged; flashes after flash fired at full output||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Accessory Shoe||ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock||Yes|
|Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)||Built-in flash Commander Mode (as master), CLS supported
Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with: SB-910, SB-900, SB-800 or SB-700 as master and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes or SU-800 as commander
Auto FP High-Speed Sync and modeling illumination supported with all CLS-compatible flash units except SB-400; Flash Color Information Communication and FV lock supported with all CLS-compatible|
|Built-in flash Commander Mode, CLS supported|
|Sync terminal||AS-15 Sync Terminal Adapter (available separately)||Not specified by manufacturer|
|White Balance||Auto (2 types), Incandescent, Fluorescent (7 types), Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset Manual (up to 6 values can be stored, Spot White Balance measurement available during live view), color temperature setting (2,500 K to 10,000K), all with fine-tuning||Auto (2 types), Auto (TTL white balance with 2,016-pixel RGB sensor) , Cloudy, Direct Sunlight , Fine Tune by Kelvin color temperature setting (2,500 K to 10,000K), Flash , Fluorescent (7 types), Incandescent ,Preset manual (up to 5 values can be stored) , Seven manual modes with fine-tuning, Shade|
|White Balance Bracketing||2 to 5 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3||2 or 3 exposures|
|Live View Shooting||Yes||Yes|
|Movie||HD 1920x1080i: 60 fps, 50 fps
HD 1920x1080p: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
HD 1280x720p: 60 fps,|
|HD 1920x1080: 24 fps HD 1280x720: 30 fps, 24 fps VGA 640x424: 30 fps Audio recording with video|
|Movie File Format||MOV||MOV|
|Movie Audio||Built-in or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable||Built-in microphone, monaural Optional external stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm) Sensitivity adjustable|
|Audio file Format||Linear PCM||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Video Compression||H.264/MPEG-4 AVC||H.264/MPEG-4 AVC|
|Maximum Video Clip Length||29 min. 59 sec||20 min|
|Monitor Resolution||1,229,000 Dots||921,000 Dots|
|Monitor Type||TFT LCD with wide viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage||Super Density TFT-LCD with wide viewing angle|
|Monitor Angle of View||170 degrees||170 degrees|
|Monitor Adjustments||Brightness||Brightness, 7 levels|
|Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator||Not specified by manufacturer||Yes|
|Playback Functions||Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9 or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, GPS data display and auto|
|Auto Image Rotation , Calendar, Full Frame, Highlight Point Display, Histogram display, movie playback, shooting data, slideshow, sound playback, thumbnail (4, 9 or 72 segments), Zoom|
|In-Camera Image Editing||Not specified by manufacturer||Color Balance color outline D-lighting Distortion control Edit movie filter effects fisheye image overlay miniature effect monochrome NEF (RAW) Processing Perspective Control Quick Retouch Red-Eye Correction Resize Side-by-Side Comparison Straighten Trim|
|Image Comment||Not specified by manufacturer||Yes|
|Interface||Audio In: Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm) Audio Out: Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm) HDMI mini (Type C) USB 2.0 Accessory terminal: Wireless remote controller: WR-1 and WR-R10 (available separately), Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately), GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately)||Audio/Video Out HDMI USB 2.0 NTSC PAL Stereo mic input|
|Wi-Fi Functionality||Via WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter and Wireless Mobile Utility (Android and iOS compatible)||Eye-Fi Compatible FTP file transfer available and PTP/IP with optional WT-4A (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g)|
|GPS||GP-1 GPS unit (optional)||GP-1 GPS unit (optional)|
|Save/Load Camera Settings||Not specified by manufacturer||Yes|
|My Menu||Not specified by manufacturer||Yes, with customization|
|Recent Settings||Not specified by manufacturer||Yes|
|Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings||Not specified by manufacturer||Yes|
|World Time Setting||Not specified by manufacturer||Yes|
|Battery||EN-EL15 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (included)||EN-EL15 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (included)|
|Battery Life (shots per charge)||1,050 shots||1,050 shots|
|AC Adapter||EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5B Power Connector (available separately)||EH-5a AC Adapter (optional)|
|Battery Charger||MH-25 Quick Charger (included)||MH-25 Quick Charger (included)|
|Approx. Dimensions (WxHxD)||5.3 × 4.2 × 3.0" (13.55 x 10.65 x 7.6 cm)||5.2 x 4.1 x 3.0" (13.2 x 10.3 x 7.7 cm)|
|Approx. Weight||1.49 lb (0.68 kg)|
|24.3 oz. (690g) camera only|
|Operating Temperature||32 to 104 degrees F (0 to 40 degrees C)||32 to 104 degrees F (0 to 40 degrees C)|
|Operating Humidity||85% or less (no condensation)||85% or less (no condensation)|
|Supplied Software||ViewNX 2 CD-ROM||ViewNX 2 CD-ROM|