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An excellent performer built to last
Comments about Nikon D7100 24.1 Megapixel DLSR Camera with 18-105mm Lens Kit:
I've been shooting with this camera for more than a year now, and it has never failed me once. I've shot with this camera in the rain and snow, in hot weather and in extreme cold, and nothing seems to phase it. It's been up and down mountains, on road trips, and on a tripod in several rivers. I've had many great adventures with this camera slung over my shoulder. A DSLR isn't something you should have to treat super-carefully, like a little baby. When you sling your camera over your shoulder, it's going to be smacked against door frames, trees, and whatever else you try to squeeze between. A DSLR should be built tough, so that it can withstand drops, smacks, and crashes. I have found that this Nikon D7100 can hold up to any abuse caused by a serious photographer. The 24.1 megapixel sensor does an amazing job of capturing the tiniest of details (with a good lens, of course). I love the 51-point autofocus, because I can move the little point where ever I want when my camera is on my tripod. Autofocus is fast and accurate, and I like how it can focus with both AF and AF-S lenses. My two favorite features of this camera are the backlit LCD display on the top plate, and the weather sealing. The backlight comes in handy when shooting at night or in dark locations. Even when your eyes are accustomed to the night, the backlight never hurts your eyes when you turn it on. Without weather sealing, I wouldn't have been able to make so many of the images I have made. I definitely recommend this camera. It's tough, seriously reliable, comfortable to hold, and an all-around solid performer.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
A great enthusiast-targeted camera body
I've been shooting with this camera body and a Nikon 80-200mm 2.8 lens for around a year now and am very pleased with its performance. I was a bit hesitant to get this body at first because Nikon decided to omit the optical low-pass filter and I had read that there was a potential for moirÃ©-induced artifacts when shooting stills of objects with fine patterned detail. Well I have not run into that problem yet. The photos I've taken with this camera have been great. In my opinion this is the next camera body you want to upgrade to if your not quite ready to spend the money on a pro body.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Wonderful Piece of Art
from League City, TX, USA
I am fairly new to the photography industry and have just got this camera with a 18-55mm, 55-300mm, and 40mm lenses. So far, this is the best camera I have ever used. I don't understand all the specs about it but I'm learning and am enjoying it and am quiet pleased. Its wonderful entering the photography world and I'm glad I joined with this camera
First Digital SLR
Learned the basics of light/composition on an F series back in college. Since, had primarily used point and shoot 35mm and then point and shoot digital, along with phone cameras. Was not at all happy with the images compared to those I produced in the dark room. I also wanted to take quality images of my work for my portfolio/website/marketing materials, so after a lot of reading and research, settled on the D7100 crop sensor to start. Chose a 70-300 FX and a 16-85 DX both VR lenses to compliment. I cannot believe the quality of images this camera has produced. I do plan to transition to a career in photography and this is the perfect tool to hone my skills. I am also considering the D810 full to further extend my arsenal of Nikon quality. The images have not been processed at all. Would enthusiastically recommend this camera.
This Camera is Pretty Great
from Seattle, WA
This camera is fantastic. If you know what you're doing, then it will be a perfect tool for your photography. This is my first DSLR from a NX300, and the difference is enormous. Performance wise, this camera seriously delivers, and the low-light image quality is probably the best Iv'e seen in an APS-C sensor DSLR. Actually though: If you know what you're doing or has a general sense on shooting outside of auto, then this camera will be perfect for you.
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
from Kansas City, MO, USA
I just got one of these to replace my D7000. Well I am blown away at the increase in picture quality. The 24 megapixels and removal of a low pass filter really make for some fantastic images out of this camera. The focus system is also much improved. I am an HDR photographer and this camera has far superior HDR features with expanded bracketing and an in-camera two shot HDR function. I had a similar function in my old D5100 however this sensor has better dynamic range and you can shoot a series easily whereas the D5100 was harder to access and only allowed one shot. Anyway... I am very excited about this camera, picture quality is superb, ISO is improved by a couple stops allowing very clean shots up to 3200 ISO. With noise reduction software (DXO) 6400 ISO shots would be okay. Some of the new 1.8 and 1.4 aperture glass on the market is making this camera a very strong contender. The gap is getting very narrow between full frame and crop camera's. It's awesome ... the down side probably is the small buffer... if your a spray and pray shooter RAW is going to bring this camera to its knee's in one second of continuous burst shooting. Good job on this camera Nikon.... I am picky about my camera's and this body is truly capable of professional results.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great camera to use beyond "P" mode
from San Francisco, CA, USA
I purchased the D7100 a couple of years ago and it is still a very reliable camera. I brought it on a cross-country drive where I'm sure it bounced around in the car going over potholes on the interstate. It's 24mp sensor captures amazing detail with excellent clarity recorded on two SD slots. The setting can be changed for various slot configurations, but I prefer RAW image files to be saved on both cards so I have a backup in case one fails. It's a great camera to use beyond "P" mode as I always have it set on Manual. I like that it fits comfortably in my hand and can make manual adjustments easily without having to take my index finger off the shutter button. I can adjust the aperture with my middle finger using the front command dial while my thumb can adjust the shutter speed on the rear command dial or select on any of the 51 focus areas using the multi-selector without having to recompose the framing in the viewfinder. If I need to adjust the ISO, I can easily hold down the ISO button with my left thumb while adjusting the sensitivity with my right thumb on the rear command dial all without taking my eye away from the viewfinder. Using only available light, I have had to use ISO 3200, of course quality is degraded and obvious noise in the image, but still tolerable. I've used the D7100 to photograph sports and corporate events and never had to stop because the buffer was full and wait for images to save on the SD cards. The D7100 is able to keep up with the actions I want to capture. It offers plenty of creative possibilities including video which I've dabbled with plugging a wireless microphone. Live View is nice, but prevents aperture adjustment and selecting a different focus area once started. Still, it's a great value for all that it offers and what the camera can do. I've been more than satisfied with my purchase as I enjoy photographing my Pomeranian during our travels and adventure together. I hope you find pleasure with the D7100 to capture memories of whatever is special to you.
Save your money
from Michigan, USA
I wish I could write a good review on this, I really do. Mine was faulty from the start, batteries will discharge overnight with the power switch in the off position. I have had this 6 weeks and have only taken about 6 pics with it due to the issue. Think you would be better off buying a NEW product instead of a refurb that may or may not work.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from Seattle WA
This was my first DSLR camera and could not be happier with my purchase. I have used Nikon products for over 40 years and have always found the quality and features to be excellent. The D7100 is no exception. I purchased a refurbished camera as I am on a fixed income since my retirement. The camera I received had 16 shutter actuations prior to my purchase. The camera is basically new! Cosmetically the camera was perfect, and with only 16 prior actuations I am sure the camera will probably outlast me! The camera has more features that anyone could ask for and the quality of the images and ease of use are typical Nikon. The control interfaces are quite intuitive and took little time to learn. It is quite a departure from my old film cameras, so many features available, but so easy to use. The DX format vs FX format was not an issue since this camera produces such superior results. Prints larger that 20 x 30 are seldom required and if you need larger you would probably opt for a more expensive "professional" camera anyway. Low light performance and focusing are excellent and the the buffer size in high speed multiple exposures is quite adequate. I would not hesitate to recommend this camera to anyone starting a pro career or for anyone wanting just an all around excellent camera.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Excellent all around camera and lens
from Washington, DC, USA
The D7100 is my first new Nikon in ten years. Previously used D70. Bought the two lens package. Simply love the 18 - 140 lens. Looking forward to using the 70- 300 for baseball season. The quality of the camera and the photos are outstanding. Still learning the features. Very happy with the camera and lenses so far.
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