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NikonD7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens
 
4.8

(based on 95 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (78)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (70)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (66)
  • Fast shutter speed (61)
  • Large clear LCD (60)
  • Easy to use (54)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (64)
  • Family photos (56)
  • Travel (54)
  • Low light (51)
  • Wildlife (46)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (39), Semi-pro photographer (18), Casual photographer (10), Photography student (4), Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (69), 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 semi-Pro Camera

By Nima_moh

from Undisclosed

Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens:

Great camera to start your photography journey. Works pretty well, well built and easy to use. Love Nikon!

 
5.0

Great semi-Pro Camera

By Nima_moh

from Undisclosed

Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens:

Great camera to start your photography journey. Works pretty well, well built and easy to use. Love Nikon!

 
5.0

Great semi-Pro Camera

By Nima_moh

from Undisclosed

Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens:

Great camera to start your photography journey. Works pretty well, well built and easy to use. Love Nikon!

 
5.0

Great semi-Pro Camera

By Nima_moh

from Undisclosed

Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens:

Great camera to start your photography journey. Works pretty well, well built and easy to use. Love Nikon!

 
5.0

Hands down a magnificent camera.

By Christian

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens:

I got the 7100 for taking shots of my art, and have been taking pictures of my pieces now for 14 years and they have they have to look exactly like they do to my eyes after they come out of the camera. Shooting in raw with no processing this camera lets me get those shots with no need to adjust anything, maybe just a crop and thats it. The camera nails it every time, color is right on, the ability to adjust wb in K increments is essential to have , it takes the anxiety out of knowing or not knowing if you're going to have to take 30 shots to get 2 ... I use a few Vintage Nikon Prime lenses on it and the images are as sharp as a brand new razor blade... The kit lens is fine as well, but not as sharp as I need so it gets used for other random non work related photos. Low light and light painting is superb with this camera as well. Even using the kit lens it was sharp light painting objects and artwork. . A+ on this camera in every way.

 
5.0

Just got it - everything looks good

By Big Tex

from Ft Worth

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens:

Everything came in as advertised - shipping was free and arrived on time. Good transactions so far!

 
5.0

My everything camera

By Ryan Matthew Huban

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens:

For work, I use my Nikon to shoot corporate head shots, portraits, product photography, and event photography. I even take it on vacations to shoot landscapes in our National Parks. I continue to get so much use out of this camera; it was an incredible investment.

 
5.0

Best Camera Ever!

By animal lover

from Lamoille NV

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

    • Animalspets
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens:

    I use this camera daily, i'm in love with the scene selection, clarity, details and ease of use. This camera is well worth the money!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Really Great So Far...

    By Eric the Mostly Producer Sometime Photog

    from New York, NY

    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

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Travel

      Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens:

      So far I've only used this for studio work. It has been communicating well enough with Lightroom, though the shutter release to on screen time is pretty slow. (Wondering if it has to do with the micro USB port in the camera?)
      Other than that, this camera has restored my faith in mid-level nikon.
      Only wish it was full frame..

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      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 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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        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 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
           
          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 Lens:

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

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          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 Lens:

            How Can I use this camera's functions
            .

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            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 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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              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 Lens:

                Best image, easy to use, best price.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Amazing Camera

                By Sgt673

                from Berkeley Spings. WV

                Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens:

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

                 
                5.0

                Wonderful

                By Jie

                from FL

                Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm Lens:

                I love this camera.

                 
                3.0

                Great camera, some downfalls in video

                By Nickmo

                from Usa

                Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm 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.

                 
                5.0

                Replacement for D5100

                By Ptcmini

                from Peachtree City, Georgia

                Comments about Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm 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.

                 
                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 Lens:

                One of the best DSLRs in the market.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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