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Nikon releases DX-format D7100

Digital SLR model features 24.1 effective megapixels, new DX-format CMOS sensor

Nikon releases DX-format D7100
The D7100 carries 51 focus points covering the entire frame, bringing distant subjects closer.

Nikon today announced the release of its D7100 SLR camera, a compact, lightweight model said to be "loaded with features that enable excellent subject detection", and capable of "reproducing the finest details".

The camera is designed to suit every photographer, regardless of skill level so that anyone will be able to easily capture sharp details in images.

The D7100 features a new Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor, 24.1 effective megapixels, and the EXPEED 3 image-processing engine optimised for high-performance without an optical low-pass filter. The camera supports lenses with a maximum aperture of f/8 and offers a 51-point AF system for faster focus. It carries 51 focus points covering the entire frame that bring distant subjects closer. The 1.3× DX crop is designed for high-speed continuous shooting up to approximately 7 fps, based on CIPA measuring guidelines.

For video capture the D7100 covers 1920 × 1080/60i and 1920 × 1080/30p recording. The model also supports the new WR-1 Wireless Remote Controller, which is available separately.

Based on CIPA measuring guidelines the D7100 has a release time lag of approximately 0.052s and high-speed continuous shooting at up to approximately 7fps when 1.3× DX crop is enabled or up to 6 fps when standard DX format is enabled. Both maximum frame rates are possible only when image quality is set to JPEG/12-bit NEF (RAW).

According to Nikon the D7100 shutter has passed testing for 150,000 cycles and the camera has a built-in flash equipped with a commander function; double slots for SD memory cards; and is compatible with a new Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D15, which is available separately.

The D7100 will retail at approximately $1,900 and comes bundled with an 18-105mm NIKKOR lens.

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