Compact, lightweight body with superb agility – lighter than the D7000

The D7100 weighs only an approx. 675 g/1 lb 7.8 oz (body only) in dimensions of approx. 135.5 (W) x 106.5 (H) x 76 (D) mm/5.3 x 4.2 x 3.0 in. While inheriting specifications and functions equivalent to the D4, D800 series and D600, it realizes a compact, lightweight body which is 15 g/0.5 oz lighter than the D7000. Prioritizing ease of use, it employs a form and texture that secures stable holding, despite its compactness. The D7100's elegant, practical design with its sophisticated details lets you focus your attention on your subjects.

Comparison with the D600 and D300S

D7100 (DX)675 g/1 lb 7.8 oz
D600 (FX)760 g/1 lb 10.8 oz
D300S (DX)840 g/1 lb 14 oz

Dimension and weight comparison

Dimensions (W x H x D)
Weight (body only)
D7100 (DX)
Approx. 135.5 x 106.5 x 76 mm/
Approx. 5.3 x 4.2 x 3.0 in.
Approx. 675 g/
Approx. 1 lb 7.8 oz
D600 (FX)
Approx. 141 x 113 x 82 mm/
Approx. 5.6 x 4.4 x 3.2 in.
Approx. 760 g/
Approx. 1 lb 10.8 oz
D300S (DX)
Approx. 147 x 114 x 74 mm/
Approx. 5.8 x 4.5 x 2.9 in.
Approx. 840 g/
Approx. 1 lb 14 oz
D7000 (DX)
Approx. 132 x 105 x 77 mm/
Approx. 5.2 x 4.1 x 3.0 in.
Approx. 690 g/
Approx. 1 lb 8.3 oz

Stable holding secured by the camera's form and texture despite its compactness

Grip fit improved with substantial depth and roundness at the side
Sufficient rear grip with comfortable finger hook for enhanced fit of the grip
Sophisticated design with improved texture of mode dial panel

Lightweight, durable body that employs magnesium alloy and weather and dust sealing

The magnesium alloy employed for the top and rear covers endows the camera with high robustness and durability, despite its compact, lightweight body. The body is effectively sealed at various locations, ensuring weather-resistance and dust-prevention performance*.

  • *Equivalent to the D800 series and D300S.
Weather and dust sealing

Highly durable and precise shutter mechanism tested for 150,000 cycles

The D7100 achieves shutter speeds, ranging from a high-speed 1/8000 s to 30 s, equivalent to those of the professional model D4. The flash synchronization shutter speed can be elevated up to 1/250 s. The shutter unit of the D7100 achieves high durability as it has endured release testing over 150,000 cycles, with the shutter unit actually loaded on the camera.

Sequential mechanism that contributes to high-speed operation

The D7100 employs a high-speed and highly precise sequential mechanism that drives mirror and aperture independently. It achieves maximum high-speed continuous shooting of approx. 7 fps*1, 2 (in 1.3x crop of DX shooting) and a release time lag of approx. 0.052 s*2. This sequential mechanism enables shutter release with the mirror in the up position during live view. As a result, smooth and comfortable shooting is possible even during live view. The mirror balancer installed contributes to briefer image blackout time by minimizing unwanted bounce of the mirror, providing a stable viewfinder image during high-speed continuous shooting.

  • *1In 1.3x crop of DX mode with JPEG/12-bit NEF (RAW). Maximum approx. 6 fps is achieved in DX mode with the same image quality.
  • *2Based on CIPA Guidelines.

SD memory card double slots compatible with high-speed SDXC UHS-I memory cards

The D7100 supports SDXC UHS-I memory cards. Combined with the increased speed of the EXPEED 3 image-processing engine, it processes and writes image data of 24.1 megapixels at an incredible speed. A variety of recording options is available: "Overflow," "Backup" and "RAW primary, JPEG secondary" recording that lets you record RAW data and JPEG data separately to each card. You can also copy images between the two memory cards. When shooting D-Movie clips, you can select the slot according to the remaining capacity.

Nikon Integrated Dust Reduction System that includes Image Sensor Cleaning function

After repeated testing, Nikon developed comprehensive dust reduction measures, that meet the stringent demands of serious photographers. The system vibrates the optical filter with four different resonant frequencies to shake off the dust. It can be switched on automatically when the camera is turned on and off or manually controlled from the menu. Additionally, Nikon takes further, multidimensional measures; it operates certain body parts prior to assembly to prevent dust dispersion after mounting, and enables the user to reduce or delete any spots with optional software.

Up to approx. 950 stills can be shot per charge thanks to an energy-saving design that allows you to continue shooting without having to worry about remaining battery life

Adopting an efficiently designed power circuit and the energy-saving EXPEED 3 image-processing engine, the D7100 consumes less power. The camera employs the EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, the same as the D800 series and the D7000. With one EN-EL15 installed in the D7100, you can shoot up to approx. 950 still photos* per charge. One EN-EL15, the EH-5b AC Adapter (with EP-5B Power Connector) or the MB-D15 Multi-Power Battery Pack can be employed as a power source. When one EN-EL15 is loaded in the D7100 and another in the MB-D15, you can shoot up to approx. 1,900 frames*.

  • * Based on CIPA Standards.
EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (supplied)