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NikonD7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX Lens
 
4.8

(based on 86 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (68)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (64)
  • Fast shutter speed (59)
  • Large clear LCD (58)
  • Easy to use (52)

Cons

  • Short battery life (4)
  • Noisy at high ISO (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (63)
  • Family photos (56)
  • Travel (53)
  • Low light (50)
  • Wildlife (45)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (37), Semi-pro photographer (18), Casual photographer (10), Photography student (4), Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (67), Yes (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Lots of Features and Customizations

First DSLR for me. I have a Nikon FA film camera that I haven't used in years since we got digital point and shoot cameras. I looked at a lot of DSLRs, and...Read complete review

First DSLR for me. I have a Nikon FA film camera that I haven't used in years since we got digital point and shoot cameras. I looked at a lot of DSLRs, and it came down to the "pro-sumer" level. Those tend to be a little larger, and I can hold them without my hand cramping up.

This has tons of features, which is both a pro and a con. You can do a lot of customization and setups for specific situations, but since a camera is by necessity limited on buttons, it takes some time to get to where you want to go. Since it has multiple custom setups, you could use this feature to set up your most commonly used situations. I am still learning what I want to do, so I haven't used that feature yet. I am sure one of these days there will be voice commands for these cameras.

I don't (and won't) be using any of the in-camera editing and "photo shop" features. My view is to store the data in high resolution, and create the edited versions later.

The vibration reduction is very nice, I can definitely hand hold it to a lower shutter speed with good image results.

It is a great camera, good feel, stock lens is very nice. I tried out my manual 50mm lens a bit for feel, but I hadn't set up the non-CPU lens at the time. That is a nice feature for using your legacy lenses.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great camera, some downfalls in video

This camera is incredible for photography. However of you are waiting for a high quality video camera there are some setbacks. First you'll need to immediately update your firmware in order for the aperature...Read complete review

This camera is incredible for photography. However of you are waiting for a high quality video camera there are some setbacks. First you'll need to immediately update your firmware in order for the aperature control to work in video. There also hasn't been an update for manual metering in video mode. Be aware of these small but important qualities before purchasing.

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5.0

Great upgrade and wonderful deal!!!!!

By whitewatersolo

from Huntsville AL

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • High ISO Performance
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nikon 3100
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX Lens:

    Have been wanting to upgrade my D3100 for a while and wanting the 7100 but price was a bit out of my range. Holiday sales started and price went down so went for a body only deal at $ and ordered from B&H then next day saw a deal for bundle with 18-104 extra battery and camera bag for $ so called great people at B&H and was told to refuse order and re order new bundle and it worked out I got a $ lens for only $ what can you say only at B&H. I guess one main reason fro choosing 7100 over 5300 was the ability to use older lens because the 7100 has internal motor where as 5300 don't and i have several older film prime lens. Overall great camera and Great service from B&H so why shop anywhere else.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great camera for the price

    By Del

    from Central California

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • High ISO Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX Lens:

      Excellent camera, especially in low light conditions--best of all the Nikons I have owned. Performance has surpassed all expectations.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Amazing Kit..contains everything u need!

      By Sukki

      from Parsippany NJ

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

      • Noswivel Lcd

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX Lens:

      Things that are great about it : B & H offers everything in this Kit and you can start using your camera right away !!

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      • No

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      4.0

      Nice product

      By TonTon

      from MA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel

        Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX Lens:

        How Can I use this camera's functions
        .

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        • No

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        5.0

        Best camera I have ever owned

        By Tom Graves

        from Millington, NJ

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • High ISO Performance
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX Lens:

          They have pretty much thought of everything with this one. Great pictures and ease of use. The WiFi attachment should be built-in, not an accessory. The phone side of the software is pretty lame, but it works.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Best camera for new photographer

          By Hai Hoang

          from Annandale, VA

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX Lens:

            Best image, easy to use, best price.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Amazing Camera

            By Sgt673

            from Berkeley Spings. WV

            Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX Lens:

            Great value. I upgrade from a D500 and there is a world of different

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            5.0

            Wonderful

            By Jie

            from FL

            Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX Lens:

            I love this camera.

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            3.0

            Great camera, some downfalls in video

            By Nickmo

            from Usa

            Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX Lens:

            This camera is incredible for photography. However of you are waiting for a high quality video camera there are some setbacks. First you'll need to immediately update your firmware in order for the aperature control to work in video. There also hasn't been an update for manual metering in video mode. Be aware of these small but important qualities before purchasing.

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            5.0

            Replacement for D5100

            By Ptcmini

            from Peachtree City, Georgia

            Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX Lens:

            After three years I felt that it was time to retire my trusty Nikon d5100 that had taken so many wonderful memories for me. I decided upon the Nikon d7100 which I received two weeks ago from B&H with the 18-105 mm lens.I consider myself to be an advanced amateur photographer and am in awe of my new camera! There are so many new features that I am still learning to master. The owners manual was at first intimidating but I have referred to it often and I am gradually learning to master my new camera. The photos are exquisite and everyone agrees that this was a big step up for my personal photography. I can't wait for opportunities to use it.

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            4.0

            Good Stuff :)

            By prashanth lingam nagaraj

            from mclean VA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • High ISO Performance

            Cons

            • No Viewfinder
            • Small LCD Screen

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel

            Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX Lens:

            One of the best DSLRs in the market.

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            • No

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            5.0

            fabulous

            By pat

            from l.a.

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Image Quality
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX Lens:

              Love it.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Awesome camera

              By Random dude

              from California

              Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX Lens:

              A must have camera for shooting outdoors photography I love this camera!

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              5.0

              Product is too good

              By Jee

              from WA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • High ISO Performance
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Quiet
              • Tilt /Swivel LCD

              Cons

              • Small LCD Screen

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX Lens:

              Delivered the product on time. Would like to buy more and more products from B&H

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Best camera ever!

              By Becca

              from Hallstead Pa

              Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX Lens:

              I recently upgraded my camera and bought the D7100. I LOVE it! Nikon is a great product and I'll never use anything else!

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              4.0

              camera and lens

              By Shriram

              from Quincy

              Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX Lens:

              Nice camera body with good features and lens is too good

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              5.0

              versatile

              By RON

              from Wis

              Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX Lens:

              Had this camera for 3 weeks and love it. Lot of pro features in non-pro camera.

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              5.0

              Best DX format camera

              By bugsy

              from nc

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good Image Quality
              • Large Clear LCD

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel

                Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX Lens:

                I have owned Nikon cameras for many years. This is an excellent choice for DX format. The quality of the pictures are excellent. I got the kit lens as a traveling lens choice and backup since B&H had the promo for very little money I could add this lens it made it a no-brainer. The quality is acceptable but by no means a professional quality lens. For beginners is probably a good starting point. I'm able to use all my old lenses without any problems. This is one of the biggest advantages of this camera FX or DX lenses. I added a 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX Lens and you can definitely see the quality difference versus the kit lens. Whenever you can add a good quality lens and you won't be disappointed.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Upgrade!

                By Dahlia

                from Ohio

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Editing On Camera
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Long battery life
                • Quiet

                Cons

                • Noisy At High ISO
                • Poor In Low Light

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX Lens:

                Though I haven't mastered every feature on this camera, its absolutely an upgrade from my schools D800. The camera, put together, can feel heavy but the strong body is worth the weight. Most of the time I use the camera in its manual mode but someone who would want to use it in automatic modes would not be disappointed. I have found the built-in flash to be frustrating because the lens' length which interferes with close shots. I am still learning and improving and I find this to be a wonderful product to learn with.

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                • Yes

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome beginner camera

                By Alejo

                from Miami

                Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX Lens:

                This camera was recommended to me by a photographer who uses this camera as a back up whenever his other fails on him. I've got it now and it blows mind away with the picture quality and it's easy to use in all reality just read instructions and your good to go great first time buy

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