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Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

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Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX review: specs and price

Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX
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Why is Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX better than the average?

  • Megapixels
    24.71MPvs16.44MP
  • Sensor size
    23.5 x 15.6mmvs158.3mm
  • Focus points
    51vs46.93
  • Maximum light sensitivity
    25600 ISOvs15728.84 ISO
  • Noise
    1256ISOvs970.79ISO
  • longer battery life
    950shotsvs389.64shots
  • Video recording (main camera)
    1080 x 60fpsvs39471.46fps
  • Image quality
    83vs68.19

Top specs and features

Design

1.pixel density

500ppi

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

2160ppi

2.resolution

1280 x 960px

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

5184 x 3888px

3.Weather sealed
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

4.has an optical viewfinder
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.

5.Has a built-in focus motor
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.

6.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

Optics

1.sensor size

23.5 x 15.6mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

2.focus points

51

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

3.has AF tracking
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

4.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

5.megapixels

24.71MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

6.optical zoom

5.8x (Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR)

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Best

Nikon Coolpix P1000

125x

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Fujifilm X-T3

2160 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

A phase detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.

3.Has timelapse function
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.

4.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

5.has a 24p cinema mode
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.has a microphone in
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

3.number of microphones

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Canon EOS 200D

2

Battery

1. longer battery life

950shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

2.battery power

1900mAh

Best

Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

4360mAh

3.has a removable battery
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

4.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

5.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.image quality

83

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Nikon D850

100

2.noise

1256ISO

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Sony Alpha a7 III

3730ISO

3.color depth

24.2bits

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.

Best

HP Photosmart R927

42bits

4.dynamic range

13.7Evs

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Nikon D810A

14.8Evs

5.has an external memory slot
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

6.can be controlled remotely
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

Miscellaneous

1.minimum focus distance

0.45m (Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR)

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

Best

Samsung NX Mini + NX-M 9mm f/3.5

0.11m

2.maximum angle of view

76° (Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR)

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).

Best

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX850 + Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH

84°

3.Has focus motor
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

4.Is a normal lens
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

A normal lens is one that doesn't fall into another category such as wide angle or telephoto, and typically has a focal length between 35mm and 70mm. These lenses aren't tailored towards a specific type of photography, and so are quite versatile.

5.Has rounded aperture blades
Nikon D7100 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX

Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

6.aperture blades

7 (Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR)

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

9

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