Is the D7100 Nikon's best camera?



  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,751Member
    There is a huge jump from the D3100 to the D3300 but have not done the D3200 to D3300 comparison. In general, I agree, making that switch in bodies makes sense.

    The 18-55 VRII retractable kit lens is nicely balanced on the D3300. I would have suggested the 18-140mm for improved IQ. My wife uses this lens on her D5500 and loves it. I have used it a little and it covers a nice range.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 2,251Member
    I'm slightly bummed out that I got my D7000 right before the D7100 came out- January of 2013. There was a good deal to be had though, it came with a 16 gig SD card and a camera bag. I do feel like I'm slightly missing out on the AF system though.

    Oh well, there were shots I got with the D7000 I wouldn't have gotten if I had waited though, so there's always that.
    Nikon D7000/ Nikon D40/ Nikon FM2/ 18-135 AF-S/ 35mm 1.8 AF-S/ 105mm Macro AF-S/ 50mm 1.2 AI-S
  • DaveyJDaveyJ Posts: 1,090Member
    Problem is my next purchase is an Apple iMac 27 with Retina Display. If I get another Nikon DSLR it will be a another D7000 Series, either D7200 or D7300. The D3200 line is not very well accepted by my crew. They prefer the Nikon 1 AW 1 or the D7000 series. I think I would do well with the D3300, but my money to buy gear is much lower now that my scientist position is no longer bringing in the income.
  • DaveyJDaveyJ Posts: 1,090Member
    I have used the new 18-55 retractable kit lens. The new 16-80 I use as a primary lens is far superior! Still the D3300 and kit lens is a great buy....just for me.......the tiny little focus points, etc. is a real step down from the D7000 series. But the D3300 is smaller and many times that is better! I now though have to keep my farm bills paid. Not easy in the current economy!
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