Record Screens & Menus

All of the information found on the top control panel of the camera and a whole lot more can be found on the back LCD screen if you choose to turn on the camera information by pressing the INFO button. Along the top half, you can see all of the camera's shooting settings together in one place. With no eye sensor to turn this screen off when you go take a picture, half pressing the shutter release will automatically turn it off.

Along the bottom half of the screen you will find a set of options that can be quickly edited for just about any shooting situation. This quick menu saves you time, when you consider how thorough the D7100's menu system is.

Like a compact digicam, the D7100 features a full set of pre-programmed "Scene" shooting modes designed for specific shooting situations. These scene modes include: Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close Up, Night Portrait, Night Landscape, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Pet Portrait, Candlelight, Blossom, Autumn Colors and Food.

Along with the more common scene modes, the D7100 also includes a set of special effect modes, that have slightly more creative results: Night Vision, Color Sketch, Miniature Effect, Selective Color, Silhouette, High Key and Low Key.

Using Live View mode allows the camera's LCD screen to compose your images. This shows you exactly what the camera will capture, as well as giving you a level, grids and a full screen full of information. In order to record video, the camera must also be in Live View mode.

Shooting Menu:
  • Reset Shooting Menu - Reset the shooting settings to the factory defaults
  • Storage Folder - Choose the folder that the camera will store your images in
  • File Naming - Set the parameters for the naming of your captured images
  • Role Played by card in Slot 2 - Overflow, Backup, RAW Slot 1 - JPEG Slot 2
  • Image Quality - NEF + JPEG (Fine, Normal, Basic), NEF, JPEG (Fine, Normal, Basic)
  • Image Size - Large 6000x4000, Medium 4496x3000, Small 2992x2000
  • Image Area - DX (24x16), 1.3x (18x12)
  • JPEG Compression - Size Priority, Optimal Quality
  • NEF recording - Type (lossless, compressed), NEF bit depth (12-bit, 14-bit)
  • White Balance - Auto 1-2, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Choose Color Temp, Preset Manual
  • Set Picture Control - Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape
  • Manage Picture Control - Allows you to edit, save and delete the picture controls
  • Color Space - sRGB, Adobe RGB
  • Active D-Lighting - Auto, Extra High, High, Normal, Low, Off
  • HDR (high dynamic range) - HDR Mode (Off, On series, On single photo), Exposure Differential (Auto, Extra High, High, Normal, Low)
  • Auto Distortion Control - On or Off
  • Long Exposure NR - On or Off
  • High ISO NR - High, Normal, Low, Off
  • ISO Sensitivity Settings - ISO Sensitivity (Auto, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, Hi (0.3, 0.7, 1, 2) - Auto ISO Sensitivity Control (On or Off) - Maximum Sensitivity (set between ISO 200 and Hi 2) - Minimum Shutter Speed (Auto, 1/2000s - 1s)
  • Remote Control Mode - Delayed Remote, Quick Response Remote, Remote Mirror-Up, Off
  • Multiple Exposure - On or Off, Number of shots, auto gain on or off
  • Interval Timer Shooting - Choose start time for interval shooting, number of images and time between images
  • Movie Settings - Frame Size/Rate (1920x1080 (60i, 50i), 1920x1080 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280x720 (60p, 50p) - Movie Quality (High, Normal), Microphone (Off, Auto Sensitivity, Manual Sensitivity), Destination (Card Slot 1, Card Slot 2)

Custom Menu:

  • Autofocus
    • a1 AF-C priority selection - Choose from "release" or "focus"
    • a2 AF-S priority selection - Choose from "release" or "focus"
    • a3 Focus Tracking with lock-on - Chooses the response time for adjusting focus
    • a4 AF point illumination - Select how the focus points are illuminated
    • a5 Focus point wrap-around - wrap or no wrap-around
    • a6 Number of focus points - choose 11 or 39 focus points
    • a7 Built-in AF-assist illuminator - On or Off

  • Metering/Exposure
    • b1 ISO sensitivity step value - 1/3 or 1/2 step
    • b2 EV steps for exposure control - 1/3 or 1/2 step
    • b3 Easy exposure compensation - on(auto reset), on, off
    • b4 Center-weighted area - choose the area given most weight
    • b5 Fine tune optimal exposure - customize optimal exposure for each metering method

  • Timers/AE Lock
    • c1 Shutter-Release Button AE-L - Controls whether the exposure locks when the shutter release is half-pressed, or only when the AE-L/AF-L button is depressed
    • c2 Standby Timer - No Limit, 30m, 10m, 5m, 1m, 30s, 10s, 6s, 4s
    • c3 Self-timer - Length of self-timer delay: 2, 5, 10, 20S; Number of shots: 1 - 9, and interval between shots: .5s, 1s, 2s, or 3s.
    • c4 Monitor off delay - select how long monitor displays before turning off automatically
    • c5 Remote on duration - 1, 5, 10 or 15 minutes

  • Shooting/Display
    • d1 Beep - High, Low or off; Pitch - High or Low
    • d2 Viewfinder Grid Display - Turns on grid lines in viewfinder
    • d3 ISO display and Adjustment - Choose whether ISO sensitivity is shown in the viewfinder frame-count display
    • d4 Screen Tips - on or off
    • d5 CL mode shooting speed - 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 fps.
    • d6 Max. continuous release - 1 - 100
    • d7 File No. Seq. - Sequential file numbering options (On, Off or Reset)
    • d8 Information Display - auto/manual
    • d9 LCD illumination - on or off
    • d10 Exposure Delay Mode - Delay shutter release by about 1 sec to minimize camera shake caused by mirror slap
    • d11 Flash Warning - on or off
    • d12 MB-D15 battery type - select type of battery being used so the battery life meter will be accurate(when using battery grip)
    • d13 Battery order - select which battery is used first

  • Bracketing/Flash
    • e1 Flash Sync speed - choose from 1/250 (auto fp) to 1/60 seconds
    • e2 Flash shutter speed - select from 1/60 to 30 seconds
    • e3 Flash Control for Built-in Flash - Controls built-in flash mode, TTL, Manual, Repeating flash, and Commander mode
    • e4 Expsure Comp. for Flash - Entire Frame, Background only
    • e5 Modeling Flash - on or off
    • e6 Auto Bracketing set - Controls what settings are used in AE Bracketing mode: AE bracketing, WB bracketing, ADL bracketing
    • e7 Bracketing order - choose order for auto bracketing

  • Controls
    • f1 OK button(shooting mode) - select what the OK button does in shooting mode
    • f2 Assign Fn Button - Controls the function performed by the FN (function) button
    • f3 Assign the preview button - choose the function of the preview button
    • f4 Assign AE-L/AF-L Button - Choose the role of the AE-L/AF-L button; AE/AF Lock, AE lock only, AF lock only, AE lock (hold), AF-ON, FV lock
    • f5 Customize command dials - select role of the command dials
    • f6 Release button to use dial - selects whether or not you need to hold down a selected button to use the control dial to change the setting.
    • f7 Slot empty release lock - choose whether the shutter can be released when no memory card is in camera.
    • f8 Reverse indicators - decide what side the positive and negative values are displayed for certain exposure values.
    • f9 Assign MB-D15 AE-L/AF-L button - choose what function the button will handle

  • Movie
    • g1 Assign Fn Button - Index Marking, View Photo Shooting Info, AE/AF Lock, AE Lock Only, AE Lock (Hold), AF Lock Only, AF-On, None
    • g2 Assign Preview Button - Index Marking, View Photo Shooting Info, AE/AF Lock, AE Lock Only, AE Lock (Hold), AF Lock Only, AF-On, None
    • g3 Assign AE-L/AF-L button - Index Marking, View Photo Shooting Info, AE/AF Lock, AE Lock Only, AE Lock (Hold), AF Lock Only, AF-On, None
    • g4 Assign Shutter Button - Take Photos, Record Movies

The recent settings menu collects the settings that you have most recently visited and made changes to and collects them together into one menu. This is another way for you to find your most commonly used settings in a hurry.

While in Live View mode, the camera has the ability to capture stunning 1080p HD videos with stereo sound. The D7100 uses continuous autofocus, an internal stereo microphone and dual card slots to outperform almost all other dSLR cameras. It also has a stereo microphone input for increased sound quality and the available NIKKOR lenses provide you with the correct lens for any situation.

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