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| The "I just got my D7100" thread - first impressions, chatter, etc. |
Just thought I'd kick it off since I imagine that many of us will be getting this camera in the next few days/weeks and might like a place to dump off first impressions or a couple shots or what-have-you.
I placed a pre-order with Amazon with an expected ship date of 03/14, but contacted them today and they said my expected arrival date is April 25th. D'oh.
Called a local shop that I hadn't dealt with before and found out they had one left unclaimed. 15 minutes later it was in my hands.
First impressions: this is a definite downgrade from the D300 body that I love so much. Smaller hand positioning, rubber coatings not as "rubbery," mildly obnoxious locking/unlocking mechanisms on the configuration dials on the left. I was hoping to be over-rating the importance of this to me, but it does not appear to be that way - it was instantly evident from the first moment and has not been better in the first hour of handling. It's tolerable for sure - I don't hate it, it's just a very clear difference. It's lighter, which will be nice for travel, but I will have to evaluate, if a D400 is released, whether the ergonomics are worth the upgrade.
The OLED display overlay in the viewfinder is a clear upgrade. No doubt about it - everything is brighter, crisper, easier to read.
I like the new AF switch - it's much harder to knock out of place. I know it's old hat to owners of newer cameras, but I do think it's a better way to handle the AF modes.
Anyone else snagged theirs yet?
edit: There's lots of information in this thread but the question of buffer and shutter speeds has come up several times, so here's a waveform I did of the D7100 with a 32gb Sandisk Extreme Pro SD card in it. You can see the file names on the left. CH is Continuous High, CL is set to 3 FPS.
Link to the full 8.5 second screen shot (it's 1900px wide at full view):