Updated 25 Oct 2017

Nikon

D7100 (with 18-105mm lens)

Snapshot: The Nikon D7100 (with 18-105mm lens) DSLR has an APS-C CMOS sensor, can shoot full HD video, and has an optical viewfinder. But how's the image quality?

D7100 (with 18-105mm lens)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1598

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Test results

Overall score
71
Image quality
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Screen
?/10
Video quality
?/10
Flash
?/10

Good points

  • Good image quality.
  • Good screen.
  • Very good viewfinder.
  • Very good video quality.
  • Very good flash.
  • Has a high resolution monitor.
  • Can shoot full-HD video and manually focus.
  • Is water resistant.

But

No obvious bad points.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Image quality (40%): Unless otherwise stated the cameras are set to full automatic function – including exposure, white balance and focus – with maximum resolution and image quality setting in JPEG.
Ease of use (40%): An evaluation of the manual, viewfinder, monitor, data transfer, shutter delay, inserting/removing memory, changing settings, controls and batteries.
Screen (10%): A rating of image quality of the screen, and the difference between the height and width displayed and what is recorded on the final image.
Video quality (10%): A rating of the quality of short video clips.

Prices are from a June 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$1598

Specifications

Battery type
Lithium-ion
Megapixels (MP)
24
Sensor
APS-C CMOS
ISO range
100 - 25600
Optical zoom
6
Aperture range
3.5 - 5.6
Zoom range
29 - 161
Shutter range
1/10000 - 30
Dimensions (cm)
136 x 76 x 107
Weight (g)
826
Depth (mm)
76

Features

Water resistant
Yes
Raw support
Yes
GPS tagging
No
PASM modes
Yes
Manual focus option
Yes

Monitor

Size (inches)
3.3
Monitor pixels
1,229,000
Touchscreen
No
Articulated monitor
No

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
Optical
Viewfinder pixels
-

Video

Video
1920 x 1080
Microphone input
Yes

Memory

Memory card
SDHC, SDXC

Flash

Flash type
Pop-up automatic
Connection for external flash
Yes

More info

Notes

Tested with a 18-105 VR lens. Optical zoom and closest focal distance varies, depending on the lens.