What I like about the Nikon D7100 is the lock that they placed on the mode dial to prevent it from changing modes like the D7000 did. So far, I have not found the slow buffer speed from capturing action photographs such as birds in flight. I have used the camera with various Nikon lenses along with some non--Nikon lenses. What I found interesting was doing some nights sky photography with my Tokina 10 to 17 mm lens that I could utilize a lower ISO then I was able to use with the D7000.
|ISO 200 20 sec|
|ISO 1000 20 sec|
Here are some handheld photos that I took sitting across the room from my son's computer.
|16 feet sharp|
|Same picture tight crop easily read|
|Pelican Model - hand held|
So, my initial assessment is that the Nikon D7100 is an excellent camera for those enthusiasts that do not want a full frame camera. I also like it, since it utilizes the same battery as my Nikon D 800, so when I travel I only have to take one charger with me. Although, there are people that wish that it had a CF card slot rather than two SD card slots, I do not find that a problem. However, when I remove a SD card from the camera, it goes immediately into a Think Tank pixel rocket carrying case so that I don't lose the card. (Available from Think Tank, NatureScapes, Hunts Photo or Outdoor Photo Gear - see links on the side)
|King Eider - 500 mm f/4 + 1.7 converter|
|King Eider - Tight crop|
|Great Black-backed Gulls - 500 mm f/4|
|Great Black-backed Gull Landing - Nikon 70-200 f2/.8|
|Great Black-backed Gull with herring - Nikon 70-200 f/2.8|