Nikon announces D7100 DSLR with mobile tethering options

The Nikon D7100 has been officially announced, able to stream images directly to a smartphone or tablet with an optional adapter.

Nikon D7100

The Nikon D7100 has been officially announced. It has a 24.1 megapixel sensor, 51 autofocus points and 1080p video recording capabilities.

Nikon D7100

With six frames per second (6fps) continuous shooting, no low-pass filter (for extra sharpness) and a native Iso sensitivity up to 6400, the D7100 should appeal to enthusiasts and semi-professionals alike and be a good candidate second camera for seasoned pros. Some analysts have said the camera marks the convergence of the prosumer D7000 and professional D300s product lines.

But what is of particular interest to lighting geeks and studio-based photographers? The D7100 works with an optional WU-1a wireless mobile adapter, allowing you to stream images directly to your Android or iOS smartphone or tablet computer in the midst of shooting: perfect for art directors and clients who want to review pictures on the fly. An HDMI port allows you to do something similar but with cables.

Other features of interest include built-in HDR, microphone and headphone jacks for video and dual SD card slots.

The D7100 is available now for pre-order, starting at $1196.95 body only or $1596.95 with a 18-105mm kit lens. Are you interested? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

David Selby
David is a keen photographer and has been editor of Lighting Rumours since 2010. When not writing about lighting, he works as a data scientist at the University of Manchester, UK.