So I am a concert photographer, and I recently upgraded from a D80 to the D7100. I first used it for a show twice this week, and both times it was extremely lagged. For instance, when I take a photo, it takes up to a full minute for it to be displayed on the LCD, especially when doing it in bursts. I'm not sure if I have a defective model or if there is something up with the software. I have two memory cards in, but do not have it set on the backup mode.
Help! I have another show at the end of the weekend and need this to be fixed!
2) Make sure you have the latest firmware for your D7100
Question: Who makes your memory card and what is the speed on them?
Cany ou duplicate the delay in low light at home?
I can duplicate at home, and the issue is that the screen stays black, the little green LED stays lit.
2) Take the lens off and take a picture and see if the you get the same result.
Did you buy the D7100 new or second hand? How long have you had it? If new, take it to the place of purchase and show them the symptoms. Most likely they will replace it. If used, send it to Nikon for repair.
I bought the camera new as part of a bundle at Costco (kind of guilty here). Could that be the problem? Haha
You didn't answer my questions. ???
@djromanofficial: As well as answering the questions I asked before, what do the exposures look like when they eventually finish processing?
1) pull the battery for 10min
2) two button reset (there are about 1million combinations of settings for these darn things)
3) try different lenses or reseat the one you have
4) format both cards in camera and remove/re-insert
5) insert only one card, then swap
6) make sure you are RAW only (not raw+jpeg)
7) as s-n-p says, turn off both noise reduction settings (high-ISO and Long Exposure) and/or look through the viewfinder when this is happening to see if "job NR" is displayed
8) bash it against the table a few times
9) go to Costco and swap it for a new one (buy the large bottle of Grey Goose while you are there)
10) go home and drown your sorrows (okay just kidding on this one and #8)
Time to get a glass of wine and turn on the TV to watch the Super Bowl.
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Deciding to test spraynpray's suggestions, I switched to raw only and set ISO NR and Long Exposure NR to off. Well, he didn't really say to turn those settings to off, did he? Although I suspect this would reduce the amount of time the camera needs to process an image. No?
Exposure was manually set to 1/1000, f/11 & 100 ISO. In addition, the following was done; the release mode was set to CH, a fresh battery was inserted and finally a Lexar SD was formatted in the camera. When you aim, you can see a r(emaining) count of 6.
Pressing and holding down the shutter release gave me six shots in rapid succession, all in about one second. There was a slight hesitation before successive shots fire off at about one a second with the r count toggling between '0' and '1'. However, it does seem to keep going without abatement. I stopped after 20 exposures. Switching to just large jpeg, the camera was able to sustain a multi-frame per second rate for an extended period of time. Any longer and I might as well be shooting a movie. No actual timings were made. Additional testing was done with a different battery, lens and SD card. Same results. At no time did I see 'job nr' in the display. I get that only when I try to shoot raw and jpeg.
The only thing that seems to improve performance, is to shoot jpeg only. Would you consider this the expected behavior for this camera body? I didn't. I expected to be able to should raw at a sustained rate of 6 fps. Unreasonable? Perhaps. Regardless, I am happy with the camera, but would still love to hear if you've gotten better performance and how.
If you want faster than 3+ fps then you have to do JPEG only, or pony up for a D4/D4s to shoot RAW.