Want a high-end camera that’s not over a year old? Well, Nikon has you covered where Canon doesn’t (for now). The D7100 has 24.1-megapixel sensor for the high end of Nikon’s consumer DSLR offerings. The new camera has its very own CMOS sensor — which is completely new for DSLRs. The ISO range of 100 to 6400 and can also be pushed to ISO 25600 in Nikon’s Hi2 extension mode for different lighting conditions. A 51-point autofocus system (15 cross-type sensors in the middle) also adds to the feature list of the D7100.
The image processing engine is Expeed 3, which is a welcomed improvement that the D90, D4, and D800 all have, plus 2 SD card slots and a 1900mAh EN-EL15 battery. Last of all, there’s a new 3.2-inch RGBW LCD display with a 1229k-dot resolution plus a set of stereo microphones so you can record HD video in 1080 / 30p or 1080 / 60i with a max recording time of up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds.
The whole D7100 is also weather sealed to protect against moisture when it comes out in March to the United States for $1,199.95 (body-only) and $1,599.95 (18-105mm VR lens kit).