The D7100 employs a Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor that provides approx. 24.1 effective
megapixels and is compatible with highspeed readout. It adopts an image sensor unit
designed without an optical low-pass filter (OLPF) to fully bring out the true resolving
power of the high-pixel-count image sensor, and the sharp rendering of NIKKOR lenses, to
deliver exquisite detail reproduction. Even if trimmed or enlarged, the images retain this amazingly high definition.
Nikon’s exclusive EXPEED 3 image-processing engine handles multiple tasks at high speeds while maintaining
high precision in order to maximize the potential of 24.1 megapixels in stills and movies. The result is superior color
reproduction, rich tonal gradation and high image quality at high ISO.
The D7100 comes newly equipped with a Spot White Balance function that allows you to
easily acquire preset manual data based on a specific area of the frame you select during
live view. This means that you can effectively achieve pinpoint white balance setting
according to the selected subject or a part of it during live view. The Spot White Balance
target to acquire preset manual data can be moved around with the multi selector in the
frame. As this eliminates the need to use a gray card and allows you to quickly acquire the
preset data based on even a distant subject, you can preset the white balance knowing that
you won’t miss decisive moments. Spot White Balance operation is possible with a supertelephoto
lens attached. This is convenient when shooting sports indoors or in stadiums
where various types of lights are mixed.
The D7100’s standard ISO sensitivity ranges from 100 to 6400, expandable to ISO 25600
equivalent (Hi 2). Furthermore, the superior noise reduction function effectively reduces
noise at high ISO setting; it suppresses noise even for low-contrast subjects such as hair
and grass textures while maintaining color saturation and resolution as much as possible.
The noise reduction has also been optimized for movies. It excels when
shooting in dimly lit conditions, delivering clear and sharp results.
Exquisite detail reproduction realized by an image sensor unit designed without
an optical low-pass filter High-performance EXPEED 3
image-processing engine ISO sensitivity range expandable to ISO 25600 equivalent