- 24.1 MP (megapixel) APS-C CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter in front.
- New 51-point Multi-CAM 3500DX AF (autofocus) system with 15 cross-type sensors.
- Accurate AF is possible even in lighting measuring just −2 EV (ISO 100, 20°C), roughly equivalent to moonlight.
- The center focus point (cross-type) supports autofocusing with lenses having a maximum aperture of f/8. This allows users to enjoy ultra high-speed AF shooting with a compact and lightweight system when a telephoto NIKKOR lens with a maximum aperture of f/4 (such as the Nikon 70-200mm f/4G VR or Nikon 500mm f/4G VR) and a teleconverter (2x, such as the Nikon TC-20E III) are used.
- 3D Color Matrix Metering II, 2,016 pixel RGB sensor and Scene Recognition System.
- 1.3x crop mode (equivalent to 15.4 MP resolution and 2x field of view in 35mm terms).
- 1080p at 60i/50i/30/25/24 fps or 720p at up to 60p video capture with stereo sound through the built-in microphone.
In this long-term review of the D7100, DC Watch at Impress posted up several full-resolution photos taken with the Nikon 16-85mm VR, Nikon 60mm f/2.8G AF-S Micro-NIKKOR and Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lenses.
Lenses used for the official samples were:
Official Nikon D7100 websites:
Nikon cameras – Main page.