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First look at Sample D7100 Images

By Anthony Thurston on March 11th 2013

Chances are if you are looking to upgrade your DX Nikon camera you have been anxiously awaiting some more details on the soon to be available D7100. Well, while scouring the web today I came across the first hand account of using two D7100’s while shooting Black Sea Turtles by wildlife photographer Moose Peterson. It is not your average camera review or test article, but Moose does go into detail about how the camera handled and even included several images that he took with the D7100. (I have include a few of the images below, but please visit Moose’s website for his full account and a look at all of the images he posted)

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Black Sea Turtle


I think that the images turned out great, and based on Moose’s account of the D7100 it sounds like an absolute beast of a DX camera. Though the images aren’t full res a true analysis of the cameras abilities isn’t really possible, but they are still gorgeous shots.

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I am currently the proud owner of a D7000 and the D7100 makes me drool. If I wasn’t already planning on getting a D600 next I would probably be looking heavily at the D7100. In fact I still might grab a D7100 anyway… who knows how my mind and budget will feel in a few months time.

What do you guys think about the images Moose posted from the D7100? Let us know in the comments below.

[via Moose Peterson]

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Jon McGuffin

    No offense to Moose, I have a lot of respect for him, but these images simply don’t do anything to really show the prowess of the D7100 over any other SLR camera made in oh.. I’d say the last 10+ years.  They just aren’t showing us anything that special.  

    I have the D7100 on order, I own a D7000 and a D700.  I’m disappointed in the smaller buffer size on the 7100 as I found the limited buffer on the 7000 was already quite limiting however I have high hopes in the lack of AA filter, plus the new autofocus engine, far superior video capabilities, and better build quality to reasons to justify this upgrade.  If I didn’t love the D7000 so much I’d probably pass, or wait for the eventual D400 but I just think if the 7100 is any better than the 7000, it’ll be a no brainer.

    Only fear at this point is low light performance.  Provided it is no worse than the D7000 (and hopefully respectfully a little better), I will definitely be a happy camper.

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