The D7100 at a glance
IR and Bkt buttons
The front infrared receiver moves to the other side, just next to the Bracket and Flash buttons.
Pv & Fn buttons
Customisable ‘Preview’ and Function buttons are available within easy reach of the finger grip.
Now common on upmarket Nikon SLRs, the excellent AF button gives direct access to autofocus modes and AF point-selection.
Like on the D5200 and D5300, stereo microphones are built into the viewfinder housing, and the camera also has an external microphone socket.
Shooting mode and drive wheels
Concentric and independently locking wheels are on hand for shooting and drive modes.
Unique in this group, the D7100 matches Nikon’s top-spec and specialist SLRs with an additional info LCD on the top panel.
Without the articulated screen of the D5200 and D5300, there’s a more conventional array of left-hand control buttons.
The D7100 is the only camera in the group to feature an upmarket pentaprism viewfinder, rather than a penta-mirror unit, delivering full 100 per cent frame coverage.
A simple lever enables switching between Live View and video shooting modes, and it encompasses the Live View operating button.