Nikon D7100 Digital Camera User’s Manual

Meet the new flagship of Nikon’s outstanding DX-format HDSLR line-up: the D7100. Incorporating recent advancements in HDSLR technology, the D7100 brings a thrilling new level of image quality, speed, connectivity and creative capabilities – a specially designed 24.1-megapixel DX-format image sensor, superior low-light performance, ultra-precise autofocus and metering, advanced video recording features, built-in HDR, mobile connectivity and much, much more. Pair it with any of Nikon’s superb NIKKOR DX-format and FX-format lenses, versatile Speedlights and accessories, and the D7100 will be the centerpiece of your creativity for years to come.


Getting to Know the Camera
Camera Menus
First Steps

Basic Photography and Playback

Battery Level and Card Capacity
“Point-and-Shoot” Photography (Auto and Auto (flash off) Modes)
Creative Photography (Scene Modes)

P, S, A, and M Modes

P: Programmed Auto
S: Shutter-Priority Auto
A: Aperture-Priority Auto
M: Manual

User Settings: U1 and U2 Modes

Saving User Settings
Recalling User Settings
Resetting User Settings

Release Mode

Choosing a Release Mode
Self-Timer Mode
Mirror up Mode

Image Recording Options

Image Area
Image Quality and Size
Using Two Memory Cards


Manual Focus

ISO Sensitivity

Auto ISO Sensitivity Control


Autoexposure Lock
Exposure Compensation

White Balance

Fine-Tuning White Balance
Choosing a Color Temperature
Preset Manual

Image Enhancement

Picture Controls
Preserving Detail in Highlights and Shadows

Flash Photography

Using the Built-in Flash
Flash Compensation
FV Lock

Remote Control Photography

Using an Optional ML-L3 Remote Control
Wireless Remote Controllers

Other Shooting Options

Two-Button Reset: Restoring Default Settings
Multiple Exposure
Interval Timer Photography
Non-CPU Lenses
Using a GPS Unit

Live View Photography

Focusing in Live View
Using the i Button
The Live View Display: Live View Photography
The Information Display: Live View Photography
Manual Focus

Movie Live View

Using the i Button
The Live View Display: Movie Live View
The Information Display: Movie Live View
Image Area
Movie Settings
Viewing Movies
Editing Movies

Special Effects

Shooting with Special Effects

More on Playback

Full-Frame Playback
Thumbnail Playback
Calendar Playback
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom
Protecting Photographs from Deletion
Deleting Photographs


Installing ViewNX 2
Using ViewNX 2
Printing Photographs
Viewing Photographs on TV

Menu Guide

The Playback Menu: Managing Images
The Shooting Menu: Shooting Options
Custom Settings: Fine-Tuning Camera Settings
The Setup Menu: Camera Setup
The Retouch Menu: Creating Retouched Copies
My Menu/Recent Settings

Technical Notes

Compatible Lenses
Optional Flash Units (Speedlights)
Other Accessories
Caring for the Camera
Caring for the Camera and Battery: Cautions
Available Settings
Exposure Program (Mode P)
Error Messages
Approved Memory Cards
Memory Card Capacity
Battery Life

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