Tonight, Nikon announced the much-anticipated D7100, the D7000 replacement. The new camera merges aspects of the D7000 and D300 in this updated body that's similar to the D600 in build. In a nutshell: 24MP, 6fps, no AA filter, professional-level AF performance -- all for $1,199.
The camera should ship March 21st.
- $1,199 body only, $1,599 kit
- 24MP CMOS APS-C (DX) sensor
- No AA filter
- 100-6400 ISO (expandable to 25,600)
- Max 1/8000 shutter speed
- Expeed 3 processor
- 51-point AF, 15 cross-type (quite impressive for this little guy)
- Dual SD card slots
- 3.2" monitor
- Built-in HDR function
- Same-as-before 1080p 24/25/30p, 60p at 720p
- Magnesium-alloy body, moisture resistant
You can get more information from NikonUSA here.
Nikon has also announced the WR-1 wireless radio transceiver that lets the photographer control the D7100 from another WR-1 unit, much like a Profoto Air system with a screen for your DSLR, if that makes sense. These can even be strung together in a system across multiple cameras. It'll be interesting to know what other cameras will be compatible with this new transceiver... Pricing for the WR-1 or the new battery grip that will be available have not yet been announced.
What's most interesting here is the lack of an anti-aliasing filter, as Nikon did with the D800E. It seems, here, that there is no option to include it (and therefore no option to charge more for its removal). What does this mean? While some images might exhibit more moiré, they will all be quite a bit sharper, providing a higher resolution image. I'm all for this, really, and think it's great Nikon is taking advantage of it.
The price isn't bad, either. Did Nikon totally score with this one? It seems to me you can't beat this for the price. What do you think?