Nikon D7100 Specifications and Key Features with Overview

A summary, as well as a brief explanation of the Nikon D7100 specifications and key features with details, are listed in this article. If you read this article till last, you’ll have a total overview of the Nikon D7100, despite not having the camera in your hands.

Key Features

  • Sensor: High Resolution 24.1 MP DX-format CMOS sensor (APS-C)
  • Continuous Shooting Speed: 6 FPS and up to 7 FPS in 1.3x crop mode
  • Metering Sensor: 2,016-pixel RGB (3D Color Matrix Metering II) sensor
  • Pentaprism: Optical Viewfinder with approx. 100% frame coverage
  • Storage: Dual SD Card Slots with SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory card compatibility
  • Flash: Built-in i-TTL Speedlight flash control through Wireless Commander
  • Battery Grip: Optional MB-D15 multi-power pack
  • Virtual Horizon Graphic Indicator: Yes
  • Video: Full HD 1080/60i Movie capability with full-time autofocus and external stereo microphone jack
  • ISO Sensitivity: 100 to 6400, expandable to 25,600 (Hi2)
  • AF: 51 point AF System with 15 cross-type sensors
  • Construction: Magnesium-alloy top/rear covers and weather and dust sealing
  • Shutter Durability: 150,000 cycle-rated shutter system
  • LCD: 3.2″ diagonal TFT-LCD with 1,228,800 dots
  • Battery: EN-EL15 (up to 950 shots)
  • Scene Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up, and Night Portrait
  • Built-in HDMI Connection: Yes
  • Picture Controls: Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, and Landscape.

The D7100 is one of the best addition to Nikon’s impressive DX-format HDSLR lineup. The D7100 has a newly engineered 24.1-megapixel DX-format picture sensor, excellent low-light performance, ultra-precise autofocus and metering, sophisticated video recording features, built-in HDR, mobile networking, and much more. 

The D7100 will be the focus of your creativity for years to come if you pair it with any of Nikon’s outstanding NIKKOR DX- and FX-format lenses, as well as flexible Speedlights and accessories.

For high-resolution DX-format cameras, the D7100 represents a significant step forward in image quality. Nikon’s 24.1-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor was specifically developed without an optical low pass filter (OLPF), resulting in the cleanest, sharpest photos possible. 

The D7100 is the perfect tool for anyone wanting a lightweight DX-format HD-SLR, with exceptional 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 increased lens reach of a 1.3x crop factor.

When the action picks up, shoot at a blistering 6 frames per second for up to 100 shots. The D7100 employs 51 focus points, including 15 cross-type sensors for detecting both vertical and horizontal contrast fluctuations, to produce rapid, accurate focus, building on the D300s’ famed autofocus technology.

When employing suitable teleconverters, the center cross-type sensor operates all the way down to f/8. At the same time, a 2016-pixel RGB sensor analyses every scene for spot-on auto operations like Face-Priority and full-time autofocus during video shooting, taking into consideration brightness, contrast, subject distance, and color.

Advantages and Disadvantages


  • Outstanding low ISO performance in JPEG and Raw files
  • Very good default JPEG settings
  • Excellent build quality, ergonomics, and handling
  • Effective auto white balance in a variety of lighting conditions
  • Comprehensive camera customization options
  • Auto ISO selection can be linked to lens focal length
  • Fast, accurate AF system (inherited from Nikon D4)
  • Center point autofocus at F8
  • 1.3x crop mode provides extensive AF array coverage
  • 6 fps burst rate (7 fps in 1.3x crop mode)
  • Weather-sealing comparable to D800
  • 100% viewfinder coverage
  • Dual SD card slots
  • Built-in flash can act as Commander for multi-flash setups
  • RGBW rear LCD offers improved visibility in bright daylight
  • In-camera raw processing
  • Ability to output uncompressed HD video to an external recorder
  • Manual audio recording levels
  • 3.5mm Stereo mic and headphone inputs


  • Small image buffer severely limits burst capacity in Raw-enabled modes
  • Slow AF in live view and video modes
  • No real-time aperture adjustment preview in live view
  • Noticeably soft video output
  • In video mode, the 1.3x crop setting produces upsampled output
  • No aperture control in video mode


TypeSingle-lens reflex digital camera
Release Date2013-04-25
Body TypeMid-size DSLR
ProcessorExpeed 3

The Nikon D7100 is a 24.0MP Advanced DSLR camera that was first unveiled in April 2013. It has an APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS sensor, a weather-sealed chassis, and a Nikon F lens mount. This model took the place of the earlier Nikon D7000, and the Nikon D7100 was eventually superseded by the Nikon D7200.

Weather Sealing

The Nikon D7100 incorporates environmental sealings on its body, making it a weather-resistant camera and preventing water and dust from getting inside. The Nikon D7100 will work well for you if you enjoy taking pictures in the great outdoors and want to be able to utilise your camera in challenging circumstances.

Dimensions and Weight

(W x H x D)
Approx. 135.5 x 106.5 x 76 mm/5.3 x 4.2 x 3.0 in.
WeightApprox. 765 g/1.69 lb / 26.98 oz with battery and memory card but without body cap; Approx. 675 g/1.48 lb / 23.80 oz (camera body only)

Nikon D7100 measures 136 x 107 x 76 mm (5.35 x 4.21 x 2.99′′) and weighs 765 g (1.69 lb / 26.98 oz) with a battery, and memory card but without a camera body cap. Only the camera body weighs 675 g/1.48 lb / 23.80 oz.

Nikon D7100 body size and weight

Its weight is around average in its class, considering the average weight of DSLR-type cameras is 773g. It is likewise of average thickness, with a thickness of 76mm.

Image Sensor

Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeAPS-C
Sensor Dimension23.5 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area366.60mm2
Sensor Resolution24MP
Total Pixels16.9 Million
Effective Pixels16.2MP
Dust reduction systemImage sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)

The Nikon D7100 has equipped with a 24.0MP APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) CMOS sensor. With aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9, you can shoot at a maximum resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels. The D7100 features an ISO range of 100 to 6400, which can be increased to 25600, and it can save data in RAW format, which allows for more post-processing options.

The Nikon D7100 does not have the greatest APS-C resolution. The Canon M6 MII, with its 33.0MP sensor, is the class leader.

Nikon D7100 DxOMark Sensor Scores

DxOMark is a benchmark that evaluates the image quality of camera sensors scientifically. The picture quality of the Nikon D7100 sensor was assessed by DxO Mark and had an overall score of 83. The details of their Nikon D7100 analysis may be found here.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

The lack of an anti-alias (Low-pass) filter on the Nikon D7100 sensor is another notable feature. Removing the anti-aliasing filter improves sharpness and degree of detail, but it also increases the likelihood of moire in some scenarios.


ViewfinderEye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Viewfinder frame coverageApprox. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
MagnificationApprox. 0.94 x (50 mm f/1.4  )
Eyepoint19.5 mm
Diopter Adjustment-2 to + 1
Focusing ScreenType B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Reflex MirrorQuick return
Lens ApertureInstant return, electronically controlled
Depth-of-field previewPressing the Pv button closes the lens aperture to the setting set by the user (in A and M modes) or by the camera (other modes)

The D7100 features an optical (pentaprism) viewfinder built-in, making it simpler to shoot in bright sunshine and other conditions where using the LCD panel is problematic. The viewfinder has a magnification ratio of 0.63x and a coverage of 100%. 

100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder when shooting is exactly what you’ll get later in your image, allowing for more accurate framing and reducing the need for later cropping.

Monitor Screen

Screen TypeFixed Screen
ScreenTechnologyTFT LCD
Screen size3.20 inches ( 8.12 cm)
Screen resolution1229k dots ( VGA )
Live viewYES
Frame coverage100%
Brightness AdjustmentYES
Touch screenNO

The Nikon D7100 sports a Fixed Type 3.20-inch LCD screen with a 1,229k-dot resolution. The Nikon D7100 has a 3.20″ screen that is bigger than typical and meets class standards in terms of resolution.

The bigger display, which has a 3.2-inch diagonal and the same 4:3 aspect ratio as the D7000’s 3.0-inch panel, has around 14% more surface area. The dot count increases by a third to 1,228,800, but the pixel resolution remains at 640 × 480 (307,200 pixels). This is due to the addition of a white subpixel in addition to the red, green, and blue subpixels that already make up each pixel.


AutofocusNikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 51 focus points (including 15 cross-type sensors; the center point is available at apertures slower than f/5.6 and faster than f/8 or at f/8), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3 m/1 ft 8 in. to 9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range-2 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Lens servoAutofocus (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 (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus pointCan be selected from 51 or 11 focus points
AF-area modesSingle-point AF, 9-, 21- or 51-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus lockFocus can be locked by pressing the shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button

For sports and wildlife photography, the focusing mechanism is excellent. Focusing on highly fast-moving things with irregular motions is one of the most difficult challenges for any camera. Photographing birds in flight, for example, puts both the camera and the lens under a lot of strain. 

I shot using the Nikon D7100 and many lenses, including the new Nikon 80-400mm VR, Nikon 300mm f/4, and Nikon 70-200mm VR II. For birding, all three had excellent autofocus performance, but for crucial sharpness, I still chose my Nikon 300mm f/4 AF-D + TC-14E. At 400mm, I believe my sample of the 80-400mm VR has some optical difficulties.


AF TouchNO
AF ContinuousYES
AF TrackingYES
AF SelectiveYES
AF CentreYES
AF Multi-viewYES
AF Live viewYES
AF Face DetectionYES
AF Contrast detectionYES
AF Phase-detectionYES
Number of focus points51
Number of cross focus points15

In most cases, the Nikon D7100 offers both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems, ensuring fast and accurate focusing. 

The AF system features 51 focus points, 15 of which are Cross-type sensors. When compared to single-type sensors, cross-type sensors lock focus faster and more accurately.

Face detection AF is also available on the Nikon D7100, which intelligently identifies and locks focus on faces in the frame.

Video Recording

MeteringTTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Metering methodMatrix
Frame size (pixels)and frame rate1920 x 1080; 60p (59.94 fields/s)/50i (50 fields/s)*1920 x 1080; 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p1280 x 720; 60p, 50p Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25 and 23.976 fps respectively; options support both ★high and normal image quality
*Available only when 1.3x (18×12) is selected for image area; sensor output is about 60 or 50 fps
File formatMOV
Video compressionH.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording formatLinear PCM
Audio recording deviceBuilt-in or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Maximum length29 min. 59 s

You may capture movies at a maximum quality of 1920 x 1080 at 60i, 50i, 25p, and 24p fps and save them in MPEG-4 and H.264 codecs with the Nikon D7100. In most instances, the Nikon D7100’s full HD resolution will be enough. However, if you want the highest-resolution movies, check out our selection of the Best 4K (Ultra-HD) Cameras.

A Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker are included inside the D7100. Nikon D7100 also contains a microphone connector and a headphone jack for connecting external headphones, making it an excellent camera for high-quality filming.

Compatible Lenses

Compatible lensesCompatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses, AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses ( and modes only); IX-NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used.

The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the center focus point with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster)

The Nikon D7100 uses a Nikon F lens mount, which presently has 316 native lenses available. Nikon F mount not only boasts one of the greatest lens selections, but it also has backward compatibility, which means you can use F mount lenses from the 1960s. It is also widely supported by third-party manufacturer lenses.

Although the Nikon D7100 lacks a sensor-based image stabilization technology, 107 of these lenses provide optical image stabilization.

Best Lenses for Nikon D7100

  • Nikon 50mm f1.8G
  • Nikon 24-120mm f4G ED VR
  • Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM
  • Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 VC
  • Nikon DX Fisheye-10.5mm f2.8G ED
  • Tokina atx-i 100mm F2.8 FF Macro


TypeElectronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Speed1/8000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time, X250
Flash sync speedX=1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/320 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320 s)

The Nikon D7100 features a maximum continuous shooting speed of 6 frames per second and a maximum shutter speed of 1/8000 second.


Release modesS (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), (self-timer), MUP (mirror up); interval timer photography supported
Approximate frame advance rateJPEG and 12-bit NEF (RAW) images recorded with DX (24×16) selected for image area: CL 1 to 6 fps, CH 6 fpsJPEG and 12-bit NEF (RAW) images recorded with 1.3x (18×12) selected for image area: CL 1 to 6 fps, CH 7 fps14-bit NEF (RAW) images recorded with DX (24×16) selected for image area: CL 1 to 5 fps, CH 5 fps14-bit NEF (RAW) images recorded with 1.3x (18×12) selected for image area: CL 1 to 6 fps, CH 6 fps
Self-timer2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
Remote control modes (ML-L3)Delayed remote, quick-response remote, remote mirror-up


Metering modeTTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor
Metering methodMatrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if a user provides lens dataCenter-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in the center of frame; diameter of circle can be changed to 6, 10, or 13 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 8-mm circle)Spot: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when the non-CPU lens is used)
Range(ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EVSpot metering: 2 to 20 EV
Exposure meter couplingCombined CPU and AI
Exposure modesAuto modes (auto; auto [flash off]); programmed auto with flexible program (); shutter-priority auto (); aperture-priority auto (); manual (); scene modes ( portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait; night landscape; party/indoor; beach/snow; sunset; dusk/dawn; pet portrait; candlelight; blossom; autumn colors; food); special effects modes ( night vision; color sketch; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key); user settings 1); user settings 2)
Exposure compensationCan be adjusted by -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV in , , and modes
Exposure bracketing2 to 5 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV
Exposure lockLuminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity(Recommended Exposure Index)ISO 100 to 6400 in steps of 1/3 EV; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1 or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-LightingAuto, extra high, high, normal, low, off
ADL bracketing2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 frames using preset values for all frames

Nikon chose to employ the 2,016-pixel RGB sensor from the D7000 on the D7100. While the metering sensor performs an excellent job of calculating exposure, it differs from previous generations of metering sensors in that it prioritizes human skin tones and faces. 

As a result, the Nikon D7100 might occasionally ignore other bright or dark regions of the image in Matrix Metering mode, focusing solely on properly exposing the skin tones. 

So keep that in mind if you’re upgrading from an older Nikon DSLR. When photographing a subject against a bright background, you had to remember to adjust exposure compensation or the subject would turn out very dark and become a silhouette.

The new metering system, on the other hand, now seeks to expose the face and frequently blows away the backdrop. In my perspective, this is a better and more precise method of shooting individuals, however, it frequently results in overexposure.


Built-in flash , , , , , , , : Auto flash with auto pop-up , , , , : Manual pop-up with button release
Guide numberApprox. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Flash controlTTL: i-TTL flash control using 2016-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 modesAuto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off; Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
Flash compensation-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flash bracketing2 to 5 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV
Flash-ready indicatorLights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoeISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative LightingSystem (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 a master flash in commander modeAuto 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 terminalAS-15 Sync Terminal Adapter (available separately)

Naturally, the Nikon D7100 still has an automatic pop-up built-in flash as well as an ISO 518 intelligent hot shoe for external flashes. There is no built-in PC sync connector, just like its predecessor. Although it can be adjusted to 1/320 second at the expense of flash range, flash X-sync is currently set at 1/250 second.

The built-in flash has the same 16mm coverage as the D7000 and a guide number of 12 metres (39 feet) at ISO 100, 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius).

Only in Auto and Scene modes does it appear automatically; in all other modes, it deploys manually upon request. The Nikon D7100 additionally enables two to five frame flash exposure bracketing, with a step size between exposures of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV. Flash exposure correction ranges from 3 to +1 EV. (That has a wider range and smaller steps than what the D7000 offers.)

White Balance

White balanceAuto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, Spot White Balance measurement available during live view), choose color temperature (2500 K to 10000 K), all with fine-tuning
White balance bracketing2 to 5 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3

The Nikon D7100’s spot white balance feature is another interesting feature. This functions similarly to spot metering for white balance, as you might anticipate. It’s crucial to remember that it’s only suitable for live view shooting. You can set a custom white balance off a known neutral subject (or, if you’re intending to purposefully skew white balance for impact, off a subject of your selected hue) by selecting your preferred white balance point on the camera’s display. For manual white balance measurement, the subject does not always need to take up the majority of the frame.

Live View

ModesLive view photography (still images), movie live view (movies)
Lens servoAutofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F)Manual focus (M)
AF-area modesFace-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
AutofocusContrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)


Image size (pixels)DX (24×16) image area:
6000 x 4000 [L], 4496 x 3000 [M], 2992 x 2000 [S]

1.3x (18×12) image area:
4800 x 3200 [L], 3600 x 2400 [M], 2400 x 1600 [S]

Photographs with image area of DX (24×16) taken in movie live view:
6000 x 3368 [L], 4496 x 2528 [M], 2992 x 1680 [S]

Photographs with image area of 1.3x (18×12) taken in movie live view:
4800 x 2696 [L], 3600 x 2024 [M], 2400 x 1344 [S]
File formatNEF (RAW):
12 or 14 bit

lossless compressed or compressed jpeg:
JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8), or basic (approx. 1:16) compression (Size priority);

Optimal quality compression available NEF (RAW)+JPEG:
Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control SystemStandard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
MediaSD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
Double slotSlot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage or for separate storage of copies created using NEF+JPEG; pictures can be copied between cards
File systemDCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge

Like its predecessor, the Nikon D7100 stores photos on two Secure Digital card slots. But there is a significant adjustment. While the latter have the potential for significantly faster speeds, they are still compatible with the higher-capacity SDHC / SDXC cards and the higher-speed UHS-I cards.

This is due to the UHS-I mode’s support for a clock frequency of 198 MHz, as opposed to the D7000’s just 81 MHz. In contrast to the D7000’s 40.5 MB/second maximum transmission speed, this enables 99 MB/second. To support this speed, however, you must have a card that is compatible with UHS-104. Oh, and Eye-Fi cards with Wi-Fi capabilities are still supported as well.


PlaybackFull-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, GPS data display, and auto image rotation


HDMI outputHDMI mini connector (Type C)
Accessory terminalWireless remote controller: WR-1 and WR-R10 (available separately), Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately), GPS unit: GP-1/GP-1A (available separately)
Audio inputStereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio outputStereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)

The HDMI port and USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) ports on the D7100 can be used to connect it to compatible devices.

If that’s not enough, you can choose to connect to the network using cable or wireless accessories. The Nikon D7100 is compatible with the WU-1a wireless mobile adapter from the manufacturer, which has a 49-foot range and can transfer images to or control other Android and iOS devices using a free software. You can also use the Nikon UT-1 communications equipment, which enables remote camera control and transfer to PCs or via FTP over an Ethernet network.

Nikon’s reasonably priced WR-R10 and WR-T10 radio remotes, which have a range of roughly 197 feet, are also compatible with the D7100.

Or, you can use the new 2.4 GHz WR-1 transmitter to control the camera from a great distance—up to 394 feet, or even further if you daisy chain remotes. Additionally, the latter supports a wide range of multi-camera configurations using various channels and groups, trigger delays, and other features. Even certain camera settings can be changed remotely using it.

Power Source

BatteryOne EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Battery packOptional MB-D15 Multi-Power Battery Pack with one EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery or six AA-size alkalines, Ni-MH, or lithium batteries
AC adapterEH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5B Power Connector (available separately)

According to CIPA standards, the EN-EL15 battery for the Nikon D7100 has a battery life of 950 shots. Given that DSLR-type cameras have an average battery life of 948 photos, their battery life is approximately average in its class, but it’s still a good idea to invest in some additional batteries for extended picture expeditions.

A new battery grip for portrait photography, the Nikon MB-D15, can extend battery life. This is an addition to the battery pack located within the camera and will take either one EN-EL15 or six AA batteries. (You can decide whether the internal pack or the external batteries will discharge first.) Additionally, an EP-5B Power Connector and an EH-5b AC Adapter are used to provide external power.


Tripod socket1/4 in. (ISO 1222)

Operating Environment

Operating environmentTemperature: 0 to 40°C/32 to 104°F; humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)

Supported Languages

Supported languagesArabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese


Supplied accessories
(may differ by country or area)
EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-25 Battery Charger, DK-5 Eyepiece Cap, DK-23 Rubber Eyecup, UC-E6 USB Cable, AN-DC1 BK Camera Strap, BF-1B Body Cap, BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
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Memory Card Capacity

The table below indicates the approximate number of photos that an 8 GB SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I card can hold at various image quality, image size, and image area settings.

DX (24×16) image area

Image qualityImage sizeFile size*1No. of images*1Buffer capacity*2
NEF (RAW), Lossless compressed, 12-bit22.7 MB1917
NEF (RAW), Lossless compressed, 14-bit28.5 MB1486
NEF (RAW), Compressed, 12-bit20.2 MB2609
NEF (RAW), Compressed, 14-bit24.9 MB2178
JPEG fine*3LargeMediumSmall12.0 MB7.4 MB3.8 MB507853160033100100
JPEG normal*3LargeMediumSmall6.2 MB3.7 MB1.9 MB100016003200100100100
JPEG basic*3LargeMediumSmall2.9 MB1.9 MB1.0 MB190032006000100100100

1.3x (18×12) image area

Image qualityImage sizeFile size*1No. of images*1Buffer capacity*2
NEF (RAW), Lossless compressed, 12-bit15.1 MB29512
NEF (RAW), Lossless compressed, 14-bit18.8 MB2298
NEF (RAW), Compressed, 12-bit13.4 MB39914
NEF (RAW), Compressed, 14-bit16.3 MB33411
JPEG fine*3LargeMediumSmall8.2 MB5.0 MB2.7 MB7641200220073100100
JPEG normal*3LargeMediumSmall4.1 MB2.5 MB1.4 MB150024004400100100100
JPEG basic*3LargeMediumSmall2.0 MB1.3 MB0.7 MB290046008000100100100

*1The statistics are all estimates. 

*2Maximum number of exposures that can be retained in memory buffer at ISO 100, depending on the scene captured. If JPEG compression is set to ideal quality, ISO sensitivity is set to Hi 0.3 or higher, or long exposure noise reduction or auto distortion control is enabled, the quality drops.

*3The following figures imply that JPEG compression is set on Size priority. Choosing ideal quality increases the file size of JPEG photos, reducing the number of images and buffer capacity.

Approved memory cards

For usage in the camera, the following SD memory cards have been tested and certified. For movie recording, cards with write rates of class 6 or faster are suggested. When using cards with slower write rates, recording may finish suddenly.

SD memory cardsSDHC memory cards*2SDXC memory cards*3
SanDisk2GB*14 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB64 GB
Panasonic4 GB, 6 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB,16 GB, 24 GB, 32 GB48 GB, 64 GB
Lexar Media4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB
Platinum II4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
Full-HD Video4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB
  • *1: Make sure that any card readers or other devices that will be using the card can handle 2 GB of cards.
  • *2: Make sure any card readers or other devices that will be used with the card are SDHC compatible. UHS-I is supported by the camera.
  • *3: Verify that any card readers or other devices that will be used with the card are SDXC compatible. UHS-I is supported by the camera.


After giving a read to Nikon D7100 specifications and key features, one can say that it is a decent camera that can perform professional duties as well. It is a good option to consider if you want to move from a beginner-level camera to an amateur and close to a professional-level camera.


Is Nikon D7100 good for beginners?

Beginner to intermediate photographers chooses the Nikon D7100 and Canon 70D because they are capable of crop sensor cameras at a low price. These are both fantastic choices for anyone who wants to get their feet wet in DSLR photography or who wants to improve their first setup.

Is the Nikon D7100 camera professional?

Nikon launched the Nikon D7100, a 24.1-megapixel digital single-lens reflex camera, in February 2013. It is a ‘prosumer’ model that replaces Nikon’s top DX-format camera, the Nikon D7000, and sits in the middle of the company’s entry-level and professional DSLR models.

Does the D7100 have Wi-Fi?

YES. When coupled with the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter, the D7100 provides full wireless communication.

Is Nikon D7100 a 4k camera?

NO. Nikon D7100 does not offer shooting video in 4k but it can shoot full HD in maximum 1920 x 1080 p and 60 fps. 

Does the Nikon D7100 have face detection?

YES. In LiveView mode, the D7100 features face recognition, but in PDAF mode, it has “subject recognition,” which simply picks out the closest item that stands out from the backdrop.

Does Nikon D7100 have Bluetooth?

YES. You may also operate the D7100 from your smartphone or tablet using Nikon’s free Wireless Mobile Utility (available for Android and iOS).

Does Nikon D7100 have autofocus motor?

YES. The Nikon D7100 features an AF motor built-in (which retains AF with non-AF-S lenses).