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Nikon D7100 sample images

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Update: sorry, Nikon Romania removed the images from flickr.

In addition to the sample images posted on Nikon's website, Nikon Romania posted a set of pictures on flickr taken with the new D7100:

Moose Peterson had the chance to try the D7100 in the Costa Rica's rainforest  - his thought and few photos can be found on his website.

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  • sunkenbranch

    Nice. Pre-ordering. Now please get the D400 ready.

  • http://www.facebook.com/yucel.yalim Yucel Yalim

    Like to have less megapixels, more ISO with less noice, more pro features on the body… D400, where are you?

    • http://twitter.com/MikeVerSprill Mike Ver Sprill

      Sorry man.. even on Nikonusa’s website is says the d7100 is Nikons DX FLAGSHIP model… I don’t think their will be a d400.. at least not anytime soon

      • http://500px.com/yoan_mitov/ Yoan

        Oh yeah… A 6-frame buffer clearly says FLAGSHIP…

        • Micah Goldstein

          …for those who know how to use the settings correctly, it’s 9 frames in DX. But you’re right…this is inadequate for my pro use.

          • ScrewYou!

            Well screw you too! You can have your shit 12 bit compressed files, some of us actually LOOK at our output.

            There is no getting around that for PRO use, it has a SIX SHOT buffer. That you can get away with sub-optimal results in your “pro” use doesn’t make it correct. It just means you’re OK giving your clients GARBAGE.

            • Micah Goldstein

              I’m in agreement that the buffer is too small.

              However, I do disagree about 14-bit. I’ve even made some blog posts with crops and original raw files you can download and compare yourself.

              I sincerely welcome a rebuttal in like, with output jpegs and original raws, if you think you can show anything different. My blog is blog.micahmedia.com and it should be pretty easy to find the relevant posts. I’m going to do the third part of the analysis with color pretty soon. If you’re in the PDX area, I’d be happy to collaborate/cross post. I’m going to include the D800, D600, and a couple mirrorless cams in the final post.

              Please, show me where I’m wrong. I’m happy to learn and grow.

      • mok

        please notice that it also says>
        ”As a middle-class DX-format D-SLR, it features a highly sophisticated design, which satisfies pride of ownership.”
        They write middle class DX-format. Middle class cannot be the top model of DX.
        I think D400 will come out in summer.

        • DenialIsNotaRiverinEgypt

          They said that DX is the middle class DSLR of their camera line. The statement was also in reference to build quality, not features or ability.

          It should be read as:

          “As a middle-class (DX-format) D-SLR it features a highly sophisticated design, which satisfies pride of ownership.”

          The DX-format cameras are Nikons middle-class bodies, as apposed to the FX bodies which are the top tier bodies..

          • http://twitter.com/podperson Tonio Loewald

            And their P&S and CX cameras which are…

          • Calibrator

            I think you are totally wrong on this.

            “As a middle-class DX-format D-SLR”

            This simply means that the D7100 is a middle class DSLR – which happens to be a DX-format body.

            While we’re at it:

            Nikon Germany rates the D600 a consumer model and the D7100 a step below it (followed by the D7000, the D90, the D5200 etc.).
            The D300s and D700 are rated among the professional bodies, by the way: http://www.nikon.de (click on “Produkte” in the top menu bar and then on “Spiegelreflex” at the left side)

            Nikon USA doesn’t differentiate on its website between consumer and professional (way more clever than the Germany marketing department) but the D7100 is smack down in the middle of the range:
            http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d7100/

            They even consider the D300s a “higher” body than the D7200…

            • neversink

              And you agree with Nikon Germany? Do you think they are stating any gospel truths here or it is just their marketing trying to lure in specific customers? I am suspicious….

            • Calibrator

              I was merely pointing out that even Nikon doesn’t follow a “global” marketing strategy, even though the products are the same.
              And for the record: Even I as a German don’t believe Nikon Germany (and Nikon USA not much more, either).

            • neversink

              I agree…. I wasn’t suspicious of you, just of the marketing hype, whether it be Nikon, Canon, Leica, BMW or GM

          • Calibrator

            I think you are totally wrong on this.

            “As a middle-class DX-format D-SLR”

            This simply means that the D7100 is a middle class DSLR – which happens to be a DX-format body.

            While we’re at it:

            Nikon Germany rates the D600 a consumer model and the D7100 a step below it (followed by the D7000, the D90, the D5200 etc.).
            The D300s and D700 are rated among the professional bodies, by the way: http://www.nikon.de (click on “Produkte” in the top menu bar and then on “Spiegelreflex” at the left side)

            Nikon USA doesn’t differentiate on its website between consumer and professional (way more clever than the Germany marketing department) but the D7100 is smack down in the middle of the range:
            http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d7100/

            They even consider the D300s a “higher” body than the D7200…

      • http://twitter.com/bythom Thom Hogan

        So. What you’re saying is that you believe that Nikon’s marketing department never exaggerates, never lies?

    • Swade

      D300s has worse noise than the D7000. And what does the D300s not have that you all need a D400?

      • Micah Goldstein

        8fps DX. And it can use the EN-EL4. A D400 could have more fps.

  • d800

    what happened yo the fixed lens dx camera that was supposed to come out? I know it is over shadowed by the d7100 , but it sounded quite interesting for a small pocket camera.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000211269786 Francesc Genové

    If after seeing this camera, people still thinks there will be a D400… Houston we’ve a problem!
    After much thought, I’ve jumped on the full frame wagon. And boy, yeah it’s expensive, but I don’t regret a bit of it. So much I liked it, that after enjoying the D800 (sorry DX fanboys) the D600 will pass over this D7100. ;)

  • alvin

    I’m not overly impressed by the lack of AA filter..I ‘d hope for more acuity …but maybe these are from camera prototype ..and with some firmware ..and nef ..who knows…but nonetheless praise to them for finally giving us this holy moly filterless imaging…yep !

  • Nikonhead

    The word flagship should be a clue that there will not be a D400. What sold me on the D7100 is the 51 point AF Cam 3500. I never liked the 39 point AF from the D600. I am not a pro so this is more than enough camera for me and should hold me over for 3 or 4 years. I was on the edge of picking up a mint condition D700 for $1500 but wanted to wait to see what Nikon came out with. I’m glad I waited. That custom WB setting looks interesting as well as the new I button. Wish Nikon would have put aperture control during video since it is top of the line DX but I can live with a few shortcomings as every camera has some. Overall if you look at the technology is in this camera it is an amazing bargain and hard to pass up. It’s only $300 more than the D7000.

  • http://twitter.com/bythom Thom Hogan

    All taken with FX lenses ;~)

    • G_J

      Hmmmm, yeah… I wonder why they didn’t use the 16-50mm VR lens, or the 50-150mm VR lens? Oh yeah… they’re sitting on their %$&^*$ getting these out the door!!!

    • Eric Calabos

      That reveals current FX lenses are not suited for a 54 megapixel FF sensor

      • 800mm f/2.8 DX VR

        Why?

        • http://twitter.com/podperson Tonio Loewald

          24MP DX would equate to 55 or so MP. (54 is 2.25×24 which is not quite correct.) so he/she is saying that FX lens’ shortcomings are visible.

    • Micah Goldstein

      Good catch! I do wonder though…does this hint at new “pro” DX lenses coming? Or just that the pros they hired had dumped their DX lenses and didn’t want to rent/buy any?

      • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

        One of the rumors I reported few months ago was that Nikon will introduce new “high-end” DX lenses in 2013. I have no other details.

  • gsum

    Very impressive IQ, Shame about Moose Peterson who sounds like a reject from QVC. Where do Nikon get these people?

  • Craig

    That cockpit shot has a certain sharpness and smoothness to it. Otherwise not that revealing from what I can see. Though someone did point out the spot on the sensor in the upper left of the shot of the plane at dusk :0!

  • benZ

    There will be a D400 type camera. The D7100 is not the flagship DX .Nikon Japan calls the D7100 a “middle-class DX-format D-SLR”. See Thom Hogan’s post — “As a middle-class DX-format D-SLR.” Well, apparently the
    Japanese disagree with the American Nikon marketers. The previous quote
    is from the US site, this quote is from the Japanese site. So who are we
    to believe? ” —

    • http://twitter.com/bythom Thom Hogan

      Always believe the marketing. It’s always dead-on accurate and never confusing. It isn’t trying to sell you anything, either. Don’t look into the light…

      • No longer Pablo Ricasso

        Thom, there is no way there isn’t going to be a D400. And when it arrives it will be more expensive than the D600 and those people needing it won’t bat an eye. And you’re right, I don’t believe the marketing department when they call this the flagship… except for the fact that as of THIS minute it IS.

    • DenialIsNotaRiverinEgypt

      No, they call the DX-format a middle-class camera, of which the D7100 is the flagship..

      Even if you want to argue the need for a faster cropped body frame rate in that it has any advantage in artificial reach, that is why the D7100 has been designed to operate in a 2x crop mode (2.0x crop of FX) and in that mode provides the fps that sprayers think is necessary…

  • Jon

    lol at whomever was upvoting and removing it constantly with me right now.

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  • Michael_Foley

    To be completely honest, aside from a higher resolution I’m not seeing any drastic change in sharpness in these images from shots taken with my D7000. I’m sure the lack of AA filter does help image clarity and the images do look great, but to me I don’t see anything remarkable about the sharpness in these images.

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  • optimus

    HAHAHA now compare d7100 with canon 7DII and sonykon fanboys can switch to canon

    • Dante

      and now compare the price
      for 2199 with 200 dollars plus u can get 2 nikon d7100 bodyes )

    • RMJ

      why to switch to canon when you can get D800 with the price of D7mk2 ?

    • tertius_decimus

      Silly comment. You can get a D7100 plus pair of lenses for the price of 7D MkII alone.

  • alvin

    it seems that only fx lenses can make this sensor shine…

  • http://www.facebook.com/tardnuk Maker Tardnuk

    Link to flickr is not working.

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

      Ha, they removed it!

  • http://twitter.com/al_case Al Case

    They removed the images because one showed a spot like those most D600 users experienced. Not good for marketing to show they still haven’t fixed that problem.

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

      Why did they upload them in the first place? Weird.

  • SAM

    I just bought d7000 with 18-200 len. I am confused? I am very new to photography and I have chance to return my d7000. Should I a exchange or stay with what i have as I do not understand 39 point?

    • Sports

      The D7000 is obviously the best camera you have ever had. If you use it a lot, then in a year or two, you may find it insufficient in some areas. THEN upgrade, because then you know what to look for. It could be a D600 or a 2015 D7200, who knows. Right now you’d be wasting the extra money…..

    • http://genotypewritings.blogspot.com/ genotypewriter

      Why do you get an interchangeable lens camera and put a cover-all, crap quality 18-200 on it?

      Get specialised lenses to suit what you shoot!

    • http://genotypewritings.blogspot.com/ genotypewriter

      Why do you get an interchangeable lens camera and put a cover-all, crap quality 18-200 on it?

      Get specialised lenses to suit what you shoot!

  • MJr

    Somebody must have downloaded these and can share them somewhere for us ? (the ones not already on the nikon imaging site)

  • Douglas Pavani

    i have 2 wallpapers that had a spot on the same area, and boy o boy i thought the problem was with my monitor, guess what: D600 pics.

  • matprat

    Sample images are completely indistinguishable from D7000, D5000, D600, D700, D800, etc, etc, etc.

    • DenialIsNotaRiverinEgypt

      Actually the D700 and D600 look better than the remainder of your list.

      I do not know the what/why of Nikon’s recent focus on the ‘grain’ look is.. Every sample image shown for the D7100 (except for the 14bit) show dark mottling in all dark colors and shadows… and they are ISO 100/200! Why??

      If this is the result of coddling the boisterous mp crowd, all I can say is we are heading down a rocky path..

  • Joe

    The plane shots look smudged from noise reduction…but they are at ISO 100 / 200! The landscape looks a little better but still seems softer than what I would expect.

    My D800 isn’t the cleanest thing in the world at 100% but at base ISO or LOW1 it is definitely not smudged like that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/adam.naylorwhalley Adam Naylor-Whalley

    The images still look clumpy like DX images always do. I always liked the images from the D300 and I am using D700 bodies now, but moving to a D600 as its small and light with similar iso performance to the D700. Had a D7000 for messing around and video but it really isnt a camera that can take a beating… Kid gloves with the 600 then!

    • neversink

      Funny, I just accidentally dropped my D7000 off the Empire State Building and it still works. After bouncing off the FX-sized breast of a supermodel, who is now recovering at Hospital for Special Surgery, it hit the concrete with a thud. The investigators returned it to me and it still works. Only a little dent on the side from one of the impacts to the body. Unfortunately the 18-200mm DX lens snapped in two, but it was a crummy lens anyway.Thanks Nikon, for making a super duper DX that survived the rigorous abuse of the profession.

      • No longer Pablo Ricasso

        Sigh.The things people will do…
        to see down a blouse or two…

  • http://twitter.com/mkashifqamar Kashif Qamar

    Did D7100 have worst high ISO performance not a single Picture with high ISO (200+). Whats happining Nikon????

  • Tags

    Too many pixels for DX. My d90 looks about as sharp or maybe even sharper at base iso (albeit with less res). With less pixels the lack of AA filter could have really added the bite that these images lack

  • http://www.facebook.com/comrade.tovya Tov Henderson

    People should spend less time worrying about whether or not Nikon or other photographers considers a new camera “professional” and more time shooting and getting better. I own both a D700 and a D7000 and have been shooting for nearly 20 years; and I can make equally as good photos with both cameras.

    It’s not the camera that makes the images, but the person behind it that matters. Hell, I can take an old D40 and create images that people would swear were captured by a D800… it’s all about technique and the knowledge of how your camera works. Most of the people who call any particular model of DSLR “amateur” are usually just internet “professional” photogs anyway.

    Just get the camera you can afford that has the features you want, and then master it. 6 years ago what we called a professional DSLR would hardly rival the the specs on entry level ones today.

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