The highly anticipated successor to the famed DSLR camera D7000 is finally here in India. Dubbed as D7100, the 24.1-megapixel camera has been launched at Rs 79,450.
The high-end camera comes with a CMOS sensor that spans an ISO range of 100 to 6400, which can be escalated to ISO 25600 in Nikon's Hi2 extension mode. Till now, this feature was not present in any of Nikon's previous models.
Further, the D7100 also sports a Expeed 3 image processing engine, the same as ones, found in the D4, D800, and D600. The D7100 will come with 2 SD card slots, 1900mAh EN-EL15 battery, similar to its predecessor. However, the camera adds a new 3.2-inch RGBW LCD display with a 1229k dot resolution and a set of stereo microphones. Adding more, Nikon D7100's camera can shoot videos upto 1080p at 30 frames per second or at 080 / 60i and has a recoding time of 29 minutes and 59 seconds. Meanwhile, the camera's top and rear covers have been reinforced with Magnesium alloy shells to prevent dust and moisture from entering in.
Moving ahead, the D7100 leaves out the optical low pass filter. This is probably a decision taken by Nikon to help reduce the camera's price.
As far as prices are concerned, the D7100 is said to come in different lens options including D7100 with 18-105mm lens kit, that will be available at Rs 94,950 and 16-85mm lens kit at Rs 1,12,950. The next generation camera will also sport a WR-1 Wireless Remote Controller, although that will be sold separately. For those who are interested to buy, D7100 is said to go on retail around end of March 2013.