Nikon D7100 Photos

March 15, 2013 | Mark Goldstein | 20 Comments | |
Nikon D7100 Photos Image

Ahead of our full review, here are 74 sample JPEG and 9 RAW photos taken with the new Nikon D7100 DSLR camera with the 18-105mm kit lens and the 70-200mm f/2.8 telephoto lens.

We've included an ISO sequence from 100 to 25,600 so that you can see exactly what the new 24.1 megapixel sensor is capable of.

A gallery of full size JPEG and RAW images taken with the Nikon D7100.

Nikon D7100 JPEG Images

Nikon D7100 RAW Images

The Nikon D7100 enables users to capture RAW and JPEG format files. We've provided some Nikon RAW (NEF) samples for you to download (thumbnail images shown below are not 100% representative).

1/2s · f/8 · 18mm · ISO 100
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1/6s · f/8 · 18mm · ISO 200
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1/10s · f/8 · 18mm · ISO 400
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1/15s · f/8 · 18mm · ISO 800
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1/40s · f/8 · 18mm · ISO 1600
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1/80s · f/8 · 18mm · ISO 3200
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1/125s · f/8 · 18mm · ISO 6400
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1/250s · f/8 · 18mm
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1/500s · f/8 · 18mm
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#1 Rakesh

Great photos with different aspects. Can I know the lens used for above photos.

5:55 pm - Friday, March 15, 2013

#2 Alain

Nice test but can you guys focus on subjects, the birds and the squirrel are out of focus. This camera is noisy, the rendering is as good as the Fujifilm X-S1, no better. I’ll wait to see what Pentax is coming out with because this one is a bit deceiving.

6:26 pm - Friday, March 15, 2013

#3 Pamela

Is the high iso performance better than from the D7000? For me it seems that there is not a big difference or am I wrong?

6:31 pm - Friday, March 15, 2013

#4 VSK

Excellent sharpness as expected. Check the ones on flickr too. Need to rethink now between the D600 and the D7100

7:41 pm - Friday, March 15, 2013

#5 Corey

The pictures don’t give the camera justice because a.) we don’t know the lens, b.) don’t know the quality of the jpeg coming out, c.) don’t know if there needs to be a sharpness correction through micro adjustments given the higher sensitivity of the sensor. So thank you but they are not a fair representation.

8:12 pm - Friday, March 15, 2013

#6 John

Big disappointment.. blurred and noisy, no excuses about which lens, especially after the Fuji X100s sample images..

8:26 pm - Friday, March 15, 2013

#7 Chandra

When I checked the meta-data information in view NX2 2.7.4 (latest supporting Nikon D7100), the stuffed doll raw images were shot with the 18-105mm kit lens. I can’t wait to try the body with a prime lens. The details in the images are better than Nikon D7000 at higher ISOs

8:40 pm - Friday, March 15, 2013

#8 WJK

Trust me, the D7100 is the real deal.  Got mine yesterday.  If you’re seeing ANY issues on these images posted, it’s the limitation on the glass, not the body.;=#25198

9:36 pm - Friday, March 15, 2013

#9 Ray

Sharp in the centre but drops off towards the edges, typical kit lens: I’d like to see some shots made with quality glass. Noise levels very low.

10:07 pm - Friday, March 15, 2013

#10 WJK

Yeah, like I said.  Check out the link I posted.  The D7100 is going to blow the doors off what preceded it.  Tonal range alone is worth the price of admission.  Then you get the resolution across the frame…  It’s a no-brainer.

10:39 pm - Friday, March 15, 2013

#11 JohnD

Thanks for the post guys, this stuff is really helpful.

Any limitations you see are 90% glass and technique.

I looked at the raw files via Capture NX2 v2.4.1 The noise that’s apparent at iso6400 is easily brought down to acceptable levels. The jpegs are not processed to optimal hence my suggestion about technique. The glass is not the best 18-105 kit. Its the glass that is not sharp. As someone has already said, we need to see this camera paired with a decent prime to see the real benefit of the sensor and absence of the low pass filter.

To me, it looks a great camera, but you need equally good glass and good pp skill to get the benefit. Do that, and its a winner.

1:19 am - Saturday, March 16, 2013

#12 Gino Rossi

Maybe I am misunderstanding this test but the subjects are great but the lighting is horrible. Those colors should jump out, have some punch to them even with flat lighting. Based on these tests I wouldn’t invest a grand in a D7100.  Further research is needed.

3:32 am - Saturday, March 16, 2013

#13 Tib

ISO range from 100 to 25,600 is exactly what the new sensor capable of for Photographyblog? So dynamic range and color depth are unknown mysteries. :)

3:40 am - Saturday, March 16, 2013

#14 Jackie

Hearing great things about the camera, but not about the lense. Any recommendations of what lense I should get?  First time purchasing a SLR.

2:40 pm - Saturday, March 16, 2013

#15 fourtis

I downloaded 2 NEFs 6400 ISO and 25600 and treated the latter with Capture NX2 for the noise reduction (2012 quality 85/70).
The result is really more than satisfactory .
The 6400ISO NEF does not really need any treatment for a good display.  It’s good from start.

3:05 pm - Saturday, March 16, 2013

#16 John

I very much agree with Alain with the sharpness issue but I would like to add erratic exposure consistently. Many of the photos that are posted here are overexposed and under-saturated. I realize that these are winter photos and grays have set in. But the inside shots exhibit the same flaws. Especially evident in the still life stuffed animals. Why all the grays there. Plus even stopping down things really never get sharp. Soft fuzzy stuffed animals not a good choice for that kind of shot. Additionally many of the photos do not exhibit that “snap” that I would expect from a high quality. This is exhibited in the Cointreau bottle shot. There is no sharp focus zone in the whole photo. So better luck in the future.

4:23 pm - Saturday, March 16, 2013

#17 WJK

I love the reaction this camera is provoking!  Negatives?  Sure, bad lenses and poor technique won’t stand a chance.  The dynamic range is super, the tonality is super, the colors pop, the AF is lighting fast and accurate, and the resolution is unparalled, apart from the Nikon D800e.

7:34 pm - Saturday, March 16, 2013

#18 JohnD

While we wait for Adobe to update acr, I have this work around to open D7100 raw images in Photoshop and Lightroom. If the exif data is changed to show the camera model is a D5200, then adobe opens the file.

You do not need any fancy exif editors. In windows explorer navigate to the file. Right click and select properties. In the properties dialogue select the details tab. Scroll down to where it says Camera Model. Click on D7100 and change it to D5200. Tab out and click apply, then click OK. Done. Away you go and open up D7100 raw files in Photoshop, Lighroom, or anything else that opens up D5200 images.

Happy Days

10:15 am - Sunday, March 17, 2013

#19 Stephane

The dynamic range is on top… and so does the AF, good news!

3:02 pm - Tuesday, March 19, 2013

#20 Fourtis

I ordered mine this morning ! :-)

1:21 pm - Saturday, March 23, 2013