Nikon D7100 review: Update to popular DSLR drops anti-alias filter for sharper images

By Janice Chen - Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Camera Review
Introduction | Nikon D7100 sensor performance | Nikon D7100 versus competition | Conclusion

A standout among APS-C shooters that holds its own against full-frame competitors

The new Nikon D7100 is a worthy replacement for the D7000, maintaining its reputation for superior image quality among APS-C-based DSLRs.  With an impressive new feature set and the ability to deliver better sharpness and resolution due to the elimination of the anti-aliasing filter from its 24.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, the D7100 takes over as Nikon’s flagship APS-C DSLR.  Not only does it maintain Nikon’s position at the top of the APS-C performance charts, but it also gives full-frame competitors a run for their money, delivering similar image quality results for $1,000 less.