Nikon has released the latest and greatest in crop-sensor DSLR technology, with the Nikon D7100. With improved autofocus in both rapid-fire AND video, the D7000's big brother will blow it's predecessor out of the water. The burst mode still carries the same fps as the D7000, but it's ability to follow a moving object (like athletes or wildlife) is much improved. The D7100 also offers a nicely upgraded movie mode compared to the D7000. It gains 1080p30 shooting, rather than 24p, a built-in stereo microphones and an optional 1.3X crop mode, giving an effective focal length increase of 2X (making a 50mm lens behave like a 100mm). In this crop mode 50/60i movie recording is available, which suggests it comes from 50/60p, rather than being 25/30p capture which is then segmented, but Nikon is not clear on the distinction. Certainly the cropped mode allows faster frame-rates, since stills capture (now at 15MP) increases a touch, to 7fps. The D7100 can be purchsed in two configurations: DSLR Body only or with the 18-105mm lens. Thanks to Nikon for making a better crop-sensor camera so we don't all have to go full-frame!
Nikon D7100 key features