The best you can find
It was my first time getting a camera. I pretty much learned how to use it just by looking through the user's manual. The only thing you might want to think about it that it is not very light. I got a 18-300mm lens and together it weighted around 1kg. If you are someone who wants to travel around a lot without a heavy item in your hands then choose one of the D5000 series. However if you don't mind the weight, this camera will satisfy all your needs. It include everything you need from a starter till a professional photographer.
July 3, 2014
What more do you need?!
I would like to thank all the crazy and creative scientist this frankenstein of a camera.
October 19, 2013
Bought the D7100 about 2 months ago, I upgraded it from the D7000.
From day one I had back focusing issues with my old D7000 and while in time Nikon service and Fine Tuning helped a lot it never fully resolved my problems.
So when I gave up on the D7000 I upgraded to the D7100 and MAN what a HUGE change.
All my pictures are sharp, sharp, sharp!!!
Low light performance is about same as the D7000 which means for a crop sensor camera its great.
Up to 3200 ISO I am using it with no problems.
I read some people complaining the buffer is too small for burst mode.
Well For me I don't need more then that and if you really want more then simply put it on 1.3 crop mode and JPEG Fine and you get up to 22 frames till the buffer (I tested it myself).
Dynamic range on this camera is amazing, simply amazing.
To sum it up I think for its price this camera is a marvel, will do all you need and leave you happy with gorgeous pictures.
September 17, 2013
I purchased the D7100 as an upgrade of my D90.
I simply love this camera. Price/quality ratio is excellent.
Words to describe it would be versatility, rapidity, brightness.
Vesatiliy because it can adapt to various condition, with high range if ISO.
Rapidity as the response is quick, and you can shoot up to 6 fps.
Brightness because I really enjoy to capture bright light. The results are excellent.
Photography is my hobby, and I really have fun with this new camera. I encourage you to try it!
August 4, 2013
The Nikon D7100 is my first DSLR camera. My initial plan was to go with the Nikon D3200 - but everyone I spoke with (shooting with one) tried to sell me their setups, eager to upgrade to the 7100. I wanted a camera that I could grow into-- and I am confident I picked the right one! There is definitely a learning curve coming from a point-and-shoot, some of the controls are unintuitive/ very hidden. That being said- I never sat down with my manual, I just jumped right in and started playing around.
Overall, I am so glad I chose this camera as my entry into the photography world. It has been a pleasure learning on. I am happy with the pictures I am taking- they just keep getting better and better. I love this camera and I know I am going to continue to love it for years to come. Still much to learn, but I feel like I am off to a great start, and excited to see what else I can do with it! I would definitely recommend the Nikon D7100 to others just starting off with photography (currently trying to talk my dad into buying one).
July 20, 2013