Friday 12 April 2013

Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D90: What is the difference?

Are you an owner of a Nikon D90 and are looking for an upgrade? Then the Nikon D7100 might just be the camera that you are looking for. Lets take a look at what the difference is between the two cameras.

The Nikon D7100 is in the same product line, where the Nikon D7000 was an upgrade to the Nikon D90 and the Nikon D7100 is an upgrade to the Nikon D90. So if you like most people don't upgrade each time then there is a great chance you are looking at the Nikon D7100 as your next camera.

Here is what is better in the Nikon D7100:
  • The sensor is a lot better in the Nikon D7100, so it just should be able to noticeable difference in the pictures you take with the Nikon D7100. You get bigger image files with the Nikon D7100, which puts a greater demand on your storage options.
  • The ISO can be pushed a lot higher with the Nikon D7100. So this is one of the areas where you will see the biggest improvement, which is great when you take pictures at night without a flash.
  • The sensor has a 1.3x crop factor mode, which lets you crop the pictures at the time you take the pictures, which is a nice option, but you can do the same with the Nikon D90 on you computer when you are editing the pictures
  • The Nikon D7100 has a second card slot that can be used for extra storage or it can be used to make a backup of you images at the time you take the pictures, so you have the same image on two different memory cards.
  • The frame per second is a couple of shoots higher with the Nikon D7100, so if you shoot action or wildlife pictures you really should get the Nikon D7100.
  • The metering module in the Nikon D7100 uses more information to get the right exposure , so in hard light situations there is a greater chance of getting a picture with the right exposure
  • There is a big difference in the auto focus module. The one in the Nikon D5100 is an entry module, where the Nikon D7100 is the top module auto focus system you can get from a Nikon DX format camera.
  • The video options were first introduced in the Nikon D90 and a lot has happened since that introduction, so you will get a camera that is a lot better in this department both in term of control options and movie quality.
  • Besides the above mentioned differences there are a lot of minor differences that might make a difference for some photographers, but most it is the above difference that is going to decide between one of these cameras.
If you are a Nikon D90 user this camera is a great upgrade. You will be happy with the many improvements that Nikon has made with there cameras and you will get a camera that is better in almost parts.

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