This new Nikon DX camera, DX7100, is interested me much. Coming in same design as D7000 with Magnesium alloy durable body, it offers interesting points compared to D7000 – a lighter body : 15g lighter, a better CMOS sensor : 24.1MP DX-format CMOS sensor, and better AF system : 51-point AF system, newer image processor : D4-like Expeed 3 image processor, a wider and better screen : a 3.2-inch 1,229k dot LCD screen, new viewfinder and the most interesting it’s coming with a cheaper price : $150 cheaper.
Despite of a fact that this new camera is cheaper than D7000, it inherits the features of the D7000 : 6fps continuous shooting, ISO 100 – 6400, Wi-Fi enable with plus. The pluses are the availability of the 1.3x crop mode to boast the speed shot to 7fps for better telephoto that can be applied to both still and video and ability to serve full HD video at 60i and 50i.
I’m not so sure what the secret that is lying inside this camera, so the company can offer it in lower price tag. One thing that sure, the D7100 is compatible with Nikon’s DX-format lenses and most of FX-format lenses.
The release date and pricing
Fashioned in 135.5(W) x 106.5(H) x 76(D) with 675g, Nikon D7100 DX-format DSLR camera is going to hit market in March 2013 at MSRP $1,199.99 for body only and MSRP $1,599.99 for body + 18-105mm VR lens kit. Interesting, what is the secret?