Nikon has launched the successor to the famed D7000 DSLR, the D7100 in India starting for Rs 79,450. The D7100 has a 24.1-megapixel sensor, which is an upgrade from the 16.2-megapixel sensor on the D7000. Additionally, it packs an ISO range between 100 and 6400 and it can be bumped up to 25,600 in Nikon’s Hi2 extension mode. Nikon adds a 51-point auto focus system with 15-cross type sensors to the D7100.
Like the D800, D4 and the D600 it also now has the Expeed 3 image processing engine Nikon is gracious enough to provide the D7100 with a pair of SD card slots, but retains the 1,900 mAh battery found in the D7000. It also adds a 3.2-inch LCD display with a 1229-dot resolution and stereo microphones. The display has a RBGW pixel matrix.
As far as video is concerned it can shoot 1080p video at 30 FPS and 1080i 60 FPS and can record for 29 minutes and 59 seconds. As with higher end Nikons it shares a magnesium alloy construction, which protects it from moisture and is relatively weather proof for the part.
Unusually, Nikon has opted to drop the optical low pass filter on the D7100, but that also helps reduce the price of the camera.
The D7100 is also sold with a 18-105mm lens kit for Rs 94,950 and a 16-85mm lens kit for Rs 112,950. It also supports the WR-1 Wireless Remote Controller, but that is sold separately. Sales for the Nikon D7100 will begin at the end of March 2013.