The D7100 marks an exciting advancement in image quality for high-resolution DX-format cameras. Nikon specially designed its 24.1-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor without using an optical low pass filter (OLPF), resulting in the purest, sharpest images using D7100's DX-format CMOS sensor. Combine that with fantastic ISO performance at both ends of the spectrum—down to ISO 100 and up to ISO 6400—the processing speed and intelligence of EXPEED 3 and the extra lens reach of a 1.5x crop factor, and the D7100 is the ultimate tool for those seeking a lightweight DX-format HD-SLR.
Slots for Two SD Memory Cards
Effective Pixels 24.1 million
Sensor Size 23.5mm x 15.6mm
Image Sensor Format DX
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Total Pixels 24.71 million
Dust-reduction system Image sensor cleaning
Dust-Off Reference Photo Yes
Image Area (pixels) DX-format (L) 6,000 x 4,000 (M) 4,494 x 3,000 (S) 2,992 x 2,000
Shutter type Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
Shutter Speed 1/8000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flash Sync Speed Up to 1/250 sec.
Synchronizes with shutter at 1/320 s or slower
Shutter 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 Up to 6 frames per second