Thursday, February 21, 2013

Nikon D7100 Camera


Nikon has announced the release of its new mid-range SLR camera, D7100. The camera sports a new 24.1MP DX-format CMOS sensor that works without the OLPF a 51-point AF system, a new 3.2" 1,229K dot LCD monitor, EXPEED 3 image processing engine, continuous shooting mode up to 8 fps, full 1080p HD video recording capabilities, Creative Effects and 1.3x Cropped modes and wireless connectivity. The camera is intended for experienced photographers and will be available in March for a body-only price of $1,199.95.


Accessories available for Nikon D7100 on BestBatt.com:
1. EN-EL15 Battery;
2. MH-25 Battery Charger;
3. EH-5B AC Power Adapter;
4. EP-5B Power Connector;
5. EH-5B plus EP-5B kit

Specifications

Type
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount
Nikon F bayonet mount
Picture Angle
Nikon DX format
Effective pixels
Effective pixels
24.1 million
Image sensor
Image Sensor Format
DX
Image sensor
CMOS
Total pixels
24.71 million
Dust-reduction system
Image sensor cleaning
Dust-Off Reference Photo
Yes
Storage
Image size (pixels)
DX-format
  • 6000 x 4000 [L]
  • 4496 x 3000 [M]
  • 2992 x 2000 [S]
1.3x Crop Mode
  • 4800 x 3200 [L]
  • 3600 x 2400 [M]
  • 2400 x 1600 [S]
Photographs In Movie Live View (16:9)
  • 6000 x 3368 [L]
  • 4496 x 2528 [M]
  • 2992 x 1680 [S]
Photographs Take in Movie Live View Using the 1.3x Crop (16:9)
  • 4800 x 2696 [L]
  • 3600 x 2024 [M]
  • 2400 x 1344 [S]
File format
  • NEF (RAW): Lossless compressed, compressed 12 or 14 bit
  • JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8) or basic (approx. 1:16) compression
  • NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System
Landscape
Monochrome
Neutral
Portrait
Standard
User-customizable Settings
Vivid
Storage Media
SD (Secure Digital) SDHC and SDXC memory cards
Card Slot
2 SD (Secure Digital)
File system
Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras)
PictBridge
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage
100% horizontal and 100% vertical approx.
Magnification
Approx. 0.94x
Eyepoint
19.5 mm (-1.0 m-1)
Diopter adjustment
-2.0 to +1.0 m-1
Focusing screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II screen
Reflex mirror
Quick return
Lens aperture
Instant return
Depth-of-field Control
Yes
Lens
Compatible lenses
AF NIKKOR, including type G and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC Micro-NIKKOR lenses and DX lenses.
AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only)
Electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the center 1 focus point with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster).
IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used.
Shutter
Type
Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Speed
1/8000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Bulb; 1/800 sec. max; 30 sec. min
Flash sync speed
X=1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/320 s or slower
Bulb Shutter Speed
Yes
Release modes
Continuous low-speed [CL] mode; 1-6 frames per second
Continuous high-speed [CH] mode; 6 frames per second
Interval timer photography supported
Mirror-up [Mup] mode
Quiet Shutter Release
Self-timer mode
Single-frame [S] mode
Continuous Shooting Options
DX-format
CH: Up to 6 frames per second
CL: Up to 1-6 frames per second
1.3X Crop Mode
CH: Up to 7 frames per second
CL: Up to 1-6 frames per second
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution
6 frames per second
Self-timer
2, 5, 10, 20 sec.; 1 to 9 exposures Timer duration electronically controlled
Metering mode
TTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor
Metering method
  • Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)
  • Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8mm circle in center of frame
  • Spot: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Range
  • 0 to 20 EV (3D color matrix or center-weighted metering)
  • 2 to 20 EV (Spot metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens at 20°C/68°F)
Exposure meter coupling
CPU
A1
Exposure modes
Aperture-Priority (A)
Manual (M)
Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
Scene modes
Autumn Colors
Beach / Snow
Blossom
Candlelight
Child
Close-up
Dusk / Dawn
Food
Landscape
Night Landscape
Night Portrait
Party / Indoor
Pet Portrait
Portrait
Sports
Sunset
Exposure compensation
Can be adjusted by -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Exposure bracketing
2 to 5 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV
Exposure lock
Yes
Mirror lock up
Yes
ISO sensitivity
ISO 100 - 6400
Hi-1 (ISO 12,800)
Hi-2 (ISO 25,600)
Long Exposure Noise Reduction
Yes
High ISO Noise Reduction
Low, Normal, High, and Off
Active D-Lighting
Auto, extra high, high, normal, low, off
D-Lighting Bracketing
2-3 frames
2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 frames using preset values for all frames
Focus
Autofocus
Nikon Multi-CAM 3500DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
Number of AF points: 9, 21, 51 and 51 (3D-tracking)
Detection range
-2 to 19 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)
Lens servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); Continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point
Can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points
AF-area modes
9, 21 or 51 point Dynamic-area AF
Auto-area AF
Single-point AF
3D-tracking (51 points)
Focus lock
Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)
Focus Modes
Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Normal area
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Wide area
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points
51
Autofocus Fine Tune
Yes
Autofocus Sensitivity
-2 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Flash
Built-in flash
Yes
Flash Distance
Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Flash Bracketing
2 to 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1 or 2 EV
X-Sync Speed
1/250
Top FP High Speed Sync
Up to 1/8000
Flash control
TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, or SB-400; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash Sync Modes
Auto
Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
Auto with red-eye reduction
Auto slow sync
Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction
Fill-flash
Front-curtain sync (normal)
Rear-curtain sync
Red-Eye reduction
Red-Eye reduction with slow sync
Slow sync
Flash compensation
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flash-ready indicator
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe
Yes
Nikon Creative Lighting
System (CLS)
Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes, or SU-800 as commander
Built-in flash can serve as master flash in commander mode
Auto FP High-Speed Sync and modeling illumination supported with all CLS-compatible flash units except SB-400; Flash Color Information Communication and FV lock supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
Sync terminal
AS-15 Sync Terminal Adapter (available separately)
White balance
White balance
Auto
Choose color temperature (2500K–10000K)
Cloudy
Direct Sunlight
Flash
Fluorescent (7 types)
Incandescent
Preset Manual
Shade
White balance bracketing
3 shots in steps of 1
Live View
Live View Shooting
Photography Live View Mode
Movie Live View Mode
Lens servo
  • Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F)
  • Manual focus (M)
AF-area modes
Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Autofocus
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Automatic scene selection
Auto mode; Auto (flash off) mode
Movie
Metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie Maximum recording time
Matrix
Movie
HD 1,920x1,080 / 60i
HD 1,920x1,080 / 50i
HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps
HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 50 fps
File format
MOV
Video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio recording format
Linear PCM
Audio recording device
Built-in microphone, stereo
External stereo microphone (optional)
Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
Maximum length
20 minutes at highest quality; 29 minutes 59 seconds at normal quality
ISO sensitivity
ISO 200 to 6400; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400
Monitor
Monitor
3.2 in. diagonal;
resolution: 1,228,800 Dots;
Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD
170-degree wide-viewing angle
Brightness, 3 levels
Brightness control using ambient brightness sensor
Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator
Playback Functions
Auto Image Rotation
Full-Frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)
Highlights
Histogram Display
Image Comment
Movie Playback
Movie Slideshow
Playback with Zoom
Slideshow
In-Camera Image Editing
Color Balance
Color Outline
Color Sketch
D-Lighting
Edit Movie
Filter Effects
Fisheye
Image Overlay
Miniature Effect
Monochrome
NEF (RAW) Processing
Perspective Control
Quick Retouch
Red-Eye Correction
Resize
Selective Color
Side-by-Side Comparison
Straighten
Trim
Image Comment
Interface
Interface
Accessory Terminal: Remote Cord: MC-DC2 (available separately); GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately)
HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Hi-speed USB
Stereo Microphone Input
WR-1 and WR-R10 wireless remote controller (available separately)
Wi-Fi Functionality
Eye-Fi Compatible
WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
UT-1 Communication Unit + WT-5A Wireless Transmitter
GPS
GP-1 GPS unit
GP-1A GPS unit
Save/Load Camera Settings
Yes
Total custom settings
50
My Menu
Yes with customization
Recent Settings
Yes
Supported languages
Supported languages
Arabic, Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power source
Battery
One EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery; 950 shots (CIPA);
MH-25 quick charger
AC adapter
EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5B Power Connector (available separately)
Tripod socket
Tripod socket
1/4 in.
Dimensions / weight
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
Approx. 135.5 x 106.5 x 76 mm/5.3 x 4.2 x 3.0 in.
Weight
Approx. 675 g/23.8 oz camera body only
Operating environment
Temperature
0 to 40°C/32 to 104°F
humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
Accessories
Supplied accessories
(may differ by country or area)
EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
MH-25 Quick Charger
UC-E17 USB Cable
AN-DC1 Strap
DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
DK-23 Rubber Eyecup
BF-1B Body Cap
BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cap
NikonView NX2 CD ROM


Press Release

February 20, 2013


Superior Clarity and Nimble Precision: The DX-Format Nikon D7100 Embraces The Advanced Enthusiast With Intuitive Engineering

Nikon’s DX-format Flagship Provides Agility, Amazing Image Quality and Wireless Connectivity
MELVILLE, N.Y. – Nikon Inc. today announced the D7100, the HD-SLR that ushers in a new era of DX-format image quality and functionality for the experienced shooter and photo enthusiast. The lightweight Nikon D7100 has an impressive array of intuitive features and controls bolstered by rapid performance and a robust feature set that includes a new 24.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, Nikon’s 51-point AF system and wireless connectivity.

“Solidifying Nikon’s ongoing commitment to the DX-format D-SLR customer, the innovative D7100 provides new ways for photographers to capture their creative vision with incredible detail and precision, whether through still images or HD videos,” said Bo Kajiwara, Vice President of Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience, Nikon Inc. “The D7100 blends the best creative features with advanced-level functionality to give the enthusiast exactly what they want– and that’s a great shooting experience before, during and after capture, from shooting to sharing.”

Engineered for Exceptional Image Quality
At the core of the Nikon D7100 is a new 24.1-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor, designed to render the truest, most detail-rich images possible and brilliant HD video. The innovative sensor design delivers the ultimate in image quality by defying convention; because of the high resolution and advanced technologies, the optical low pass filter (OLPF) is no longer used. Using NIKKOR lenses, the resulting images explode with more clarity and detail to take full advantage of the 24.1-megapixel resolution achieved with D7100’s DX-format CMOS sensor.

Driven by Nikon’s exclusive EXPEED 3 image processing engine, the D7100 realizes a focus on image quality that extends beyond staggering sharpness to outstanding images with a wide dynamic range in a variety of lighting conditions. A wide ISO range of 100-6400 (expandable to Hi-2 of 25,600) allows for more versatile shooting to capture challenging conditions such as nature at twilight or even sports under less-than-ideal lighting. Even at higher ISOs, noise is minimized for both still images as well as when recording HD video.

Performance and Features Geared for the Advanced User
The Nikon D7100 is designed for the experienced shooter ready to take their photography to the next level, who demands a camera that conveys reliability and performance, and who is eager to embrace the next photographic challenge. These features include:

New 51-Point AF System - The D7100 features Nikon’s professionally proven and lightning-fast 51-point AF system, with a new Multi-CAM 3500DX AF module. Additionally, the AF system and exposure are augmented with Nikon’s 3D Color Matrix Metering II 2,016-pixel RGB sensor and Scene Recognition System, which recognizes the scene prior to shooting in order to adjust AF, AE, AWB and other parameters. The results of this system are accurate and even exposures, sharp details and vivid color, frame after frame. For additional precision, 15 of the 51 AF points are cross-type, and the center point is functional at f/8, giving DX photographers an additional telephoto advantage when using a teleconverter.

Rapid Response and Operation - To help ensure the decisive shot is not missed, the D7100 can shoot at up to six frames-per-second (fps) at full resolution and up to seven fps when using the new 1.3x crop mode at slightly reduced resolution. Overall operation and image processing is swift, while startup and shutter lag is nearly imperceptible with a release time lag of 0.052 second (CIPA). Image data is also written to dual SD card slots, which accept the latest high-speed UHS-1 and SDXC cards.

1.3x Crop Mode - Sports photographers take note: Building upon the telephoto benefits of the DX-format, the D7100 has the unique ability to shoot in a 1.3x DX crop mode for both stills and HD video. While in this innovative mode, shooters will gain an extra telephoto boost (2X), and a boost in burst speed to seven fps, with 15.4- megapixel resolution. Additionally, while in this mode, the 51-point AF array covers more of the frame, allowing improved subject acquisition and tracking performance through the viewfinder.

New High Resolution LCD - The new, wide and bright LCD screen is 3.2-inches and features a super high resolution of 1,229K dots. Now photographers can easily compose and check critical focus for HD video.

New Viewfinder - Nikon has implemented a bright and high-contrast new OLED data display within the optical viewfinder that makes it easier to read and see shooting data. When composing through the viewfinder, users see 100% frame coverage, essential for proper framing.

Spot White Balance - A new feature for Nikon cameras, Spot White Balance allows for quick and precise white balance adjustment while shooting in live view. By selecting a desired point on the screen, users can set a custom white balance from a distance, even while using a super-telephoto lens. This is helpful for shooting video or when shooting under unfamiliar lighting when no gray card is available.

Durable Construction - Built to perform in a wide variety of conditions, the D7100 is built to the same moisture and dust resistance specifications of the venerable Nikon D300S. For durability, the top and rear covers are constructed of magnesium alloy, while internally, the shutter has been tested to withstand 150,000 cycles. Despite its robust construction, the camera remains lightweight, weighing in at approximately 1.5 pounds (body).

Enhanced Interface - To make it easier for users to quickly access frequently used functions, the “i” button has been added to the enthusiast-oriented control layout on the camera.

Sharing and Remote Shooting Simplified
Photographers know that moment when the shutter clicks and they have created something stunning which deserves to be shared. No matter where that moment occurs, whether in an urban landscape or isolated forest, they can now share their images wirelessly by an attached WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter.1 With this optional adapter the user has the ability to share images to a supported smartphone or tablet, shoot remotely from their device, and transfer photos from up to 49 feet away. The Nikon Wireless Mobile Utility application is available free of charge on Google Play™ for Android™ devices or from the App Store™.  When using the application, photographers can wirelessly transfer images from the camera to a mobile device and even remotely control the camera.

Capture Exceptional HD Video
For those looking to create multimedia content, the Nikon D7100 has a wide variety of innovative features for capturing HD video at various frame rates. With a press of the dedicated video record button, video can be recorded at 1080/30p, or at 60i/50i (in 1.3x Crop Mode) for optimal playback on many HDTV’s when connected via HDMI. The D7100 also provides the ability to record stereo sound through the internal microphone, or attach an optional external microphone such as Nikon’s ME-1, through the dedicated microphone terminal. To reference audio, the camera also features a headphone terminal. Users can also get creative using Nikon’s Creative Effects in real time. This feature lets users take advantage of modes like Selective Color or Color Sketch to create truly customized movies.

Full Control, Creatively                                                                                                                   
In addition to full manual controls, the Nikon D7100 features a variety of intelligent modes to create effects and special features so that users can unleash their creativity. Nikon’s Picture Controls can be applied to photo and video to change the color, tone and saturation of an image for creative control. When capturing still images, the same Creative Effects modes and filters available in video are also at the disposal of the user. By combining consecutive frames, the D7100 also has a high dynamic range (HDR) function to let users capture photos with a vast tonal range.

NIKKOR, Speedlight and System Compatibility
For 80 years, the NIKKOR legacy has been providing world renowned optics for photographers. The D7100 is compatible with Nikon’s dedicated DX-format lenses and more than 50 FX-format lenses. NIKKOR lenses offer the ultimate in sharpness and clarity in photos and HD video. For added versatility, the camera features a built-in flash, or can act as a commander in Nikon’s popular Creative Lighting System (CLS).

WR-1 Transceiver
In addition to the D7100, Nikon also announced the WR-1 Transceiver for Nikon D-SLR cameras. This device uses the 2.4 GHz radio frequency for maximum range when communicating with the camera, extending the range and functionality2 for remote shooting applications. The communication range between WR-1 units is approximately 394 feet3, and 15 channels are available. Users also have the ability to remotely control a camera (with a WR-1 used as a receiver) attached by operation of another WR-1 (used as a transmitter), and also perform simultaneous or synchronized release of shutters on several cameras using the WR-14. Furthermore, there are a wide variety of options for remote shooting, which include dividing remote cameras into groups and controlling each group separately and interval timer photography. Remote shooting by combining the WR-1 with WR-R10/WRT10 wireless remotes is also possible5.

Price and Availability
The Nikon D7100 will be available starting in March 2013 for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $1599.95* with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens or $1199.95 for the body only configuration. Additionally, the new MB-D15 battery grip and the WR-1 transceiver will also be available in March 2013, and pricing for these products is not yet announced. The WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter is currently available and has a suggested retail price (SRP) of $59.95.

For more information on the new Nikon D7100 and other Nikon products, please visit www.nikonusa.com.

About Nikon
Nikon, At the Heart of the Image™. Nikon Inc. is the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology and is globally recognized for setting new standards in product design and performance for its award-winning consumer and professional photographic equipment. Nikon Inc. distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system accessories; Nikon COOLPIX® compact digital cameras; 35mm film SLR cameras; Nikon software products and Nikon sports and recreational optics as well as the Nikon 1 advanced camera with interchangeable lens system. Nikon Corporation, the parent company of the Nikon Inc., recently celebrated its 80th anniversary of NIKKOR optics, and announced the production of over 75 million NIKKOR lenses in 2012, creating a new milestone in Nikon’s heritage of superior optics.  For more information, dial (800) NIKON-US or visit http://www.nikonusa.com, which links all levels of photographers to the Web's most comprehensive photo learning and sharing communities. Connect with Nikon and other photographers on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/nikon and get the latest news and information from Twitter by following @NikonUSA.

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