Many of us had hoped for a cross between the D300s and D7000 as the new professional DX camera. While that turned out to not be the case, the Nikon D7100 is a true successor to the D7000 in a number of ways. The sensor resolution has been updated, the autofocus sensor has been improved and the 1.3x crop feature is very interesting for nature lovers for example. Another big improvement is the fact that the aperture can be changed in live-view, and that Full HD 30p video is available. The removal of the low-pass filter might dissuade some D7000 owners from upgrading to the D7100, however. When we get our hands on a test sample we will find out if the absence of the filter has a negative impact or perhaps even a positive one.
The recommended price for the Nikon D7100 is about $1,600 and it will likely be available on March 21. The Nikon D7000 will remain for sale and now has a recommended price of $1,574.