Nikon unveils D7100 flagship HD-SLR digital camera

Nikon has unveiled its new D7100 flagship camera, a 24-megapixel powerhouse with a variety of features and high-end specs, including wireless connectivity. Dubbed an HD-SLR, the D7100 is aimed at professionals, and is touted as offering exceptional image quality and high-definition video. The camera is slated for release next month, and will have an SRP of $1,599.95.

The Nikon D7100 features a DX-format CMOS sensor, 51-point auto focus, and an ISO range from 100 to 6400. One of the camera's bragging points is low noise levels, as well as a fast response time. Photographers can snap images at 6fps, or 7fps at a smaller resolution. To ensure that nothing slows the camera down unnecessarily, the device supports SDXC and UHS-1 cards.

For ensuring that images are always properly framed, this flagship device features a large 3.2-inch LCD display with a 1229k dots resolution. If LCDs aren't your thing, there's also an OLED optical viewfinder offering 100-percent framing. Video can be recorded at 1080p and played back on an HDTV via an HDMI cable. There are Creative Effects that can be used with videos in real time to apply customizing effects, such as Color Sketch.

Said Nikon's Vice President of Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience Bo Kajiwara, "The D7100 blends the best creative features with advanced-level functionality to give the enthusiast exactly what they want– and that's a great shooting experience before, during and after capture, from shooting to sharing."

[via Nikon USA]