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

(based on 78 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (64)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (61)
  • Fast shutter speed (57)
  • Large clear LCD (54)
  • Easy to use (50)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (58)
  • Family photos (53)
  • Travel (52)
  • Low light (47)
  • Wildlife (43)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (35), Semi-pro photographer (18), Casual photographer (8), Pro photographer (4), Photography student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (63), Yes (7)

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

 

foucus

I am happy with my new Nikon, but would have been happier if the focus would be more precise. I have used Sony's for years, and love the speed of fps that Sony...Read complete review

I am happy with my new Nikon, but would have been happier if the focus would be more precise. I have used Sony's for years, and love the speed of fps that Sony offers, but I was looking for a more professional studio camera. Nikon seemed to be the one, but I am still not happy with the focusing. It is not as sharp as the Sony.

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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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    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

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      • 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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        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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        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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        5.0

        Best choice for advanced amateur!

        By Benjamin

        from DC

        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
        • Large Clear LCD

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

          Upgraded from the D70.
          It's great, fast, high resolution, easy to use.
          I recommend getting the wireless component, for maximum usage.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Deal!,,

          By Raphills

          from Los Angeles

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

          I got the camera for the lowest price in the market plus several promo items like extra battery, bag, filter and SD card. Nice sales person that even speak my language (Portuguese)!

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          5.0

          The D7100 is a fine tool!

          By Kenn Alan

          from Hoover, AL

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Macro
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Wildlife photos

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

            I have been sold on Nikon products since 1990 when I switched from Canon F1s to Nikon F3Ts. The D7100 is my first DSLR and to be quite honest with you, I found the owner's manual quite intimidating at first. (English version alone is the size of a small phone directory) But, I found several tutorials and set up videos on YouTube (including some on the B&H channel)that helped me tremendously. Like my friends who shoot DSLR told me, "It's the same as film cameras, only better." I ended up buying a second D7100 body as a backup and have enjoyed the versatility offered by the cameras. Mostly, I shoot macro and some nature for articles and monthly columns that I write for a couple of magazines, but I do get requests to shoot candids and the like for parties.As far as I can tell there isn't anything the D7100 can't do.Spend money on good glass. A kit lens is very useful and so is the onboard flash, but build your kit with the best.It's a great camera for the money. -Kenn Alan

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            5.0

            Great Camera

            By Beetle

            from Harrisburg, PA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Wildlife photos

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

              The waiting is over. I updated from D60. The image quality is amazing. Easy to use.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Mind-blowing upgrade from the Nikon D80.

              By A. Hamerstrom

              from Annapolis, Maryland

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    I have read most of the reviews posted by B&H, so there is little new for me to say about the technical superiority of the D7100 except to chime in with enthusiastic agreement. This such a great camera that not long ago it would have been worth ten times its present price…..if such a camera could have been made then - which it could not.

                    In his review JJ complained that the left mode dial could not be operated with one hand. I have no problem doing so. JJ also complained about the owner's manual. I agree with that complaint, so I bought Rockynook NikoniansPress, "Mastering the Nikon D7100," and so far it seems like a great substitute.

                    I am awed at the resolution and lack of noise in the images even under challenging circumstances. On of the first photos that I took was of Main Street, Annapolis, Maryland at night with Christmas lighting. When I blew the photo up, I discovered that I could see remarkable detail through a lighted window a quarter mile away……with no noise. (RAW file format, "Night Scene" mode, good Manfrotto tripod)

                    As a yacht broker, I photographed yachts inside and out for forty-five years. I took it seriously, and was recognized as one of the best in the business - who was not a professional photographer. When I upgraded from my Nikon D80, I was blown away by the "whoosh" of the upgrade. This camera is going to make vacations to exotic places even more fun than before.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Best Camera Out There! Hands Down!

                    By Wrightagain

                    from Highlands Ranch, CO.

                    About Me Semi-pro 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
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife photos

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

                      It was a hard call not to go full frame. But honestly with Lightroom and Photoshop you can make any camera (with in reason) amazing! The flexibility this camera provides, from operational to functionality, is mind blowing. Im not even a quarter through the manual and I love it! Its like a Pandoras box of cameras!

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                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      still learning the d7100... and luvin it

                      By rob

                      from montco, pa

                      Verified Reviewer

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

                      ...ahhh, if it only had a flip-out lcd

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                      5.0

                      Why Did I Wait?

                      By WV Janet

                      from Charleston, WV

                      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
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

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

                        The quality of the images from this camera are exceptional. While I am still learning it's many great features, it comes out of the box user-friendly and ready to shoot. Why did I wait so long to upgrade from my D80?

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                        • No

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