圖片與資料來源:DPReview
今天中午D7100才剛發布不久,下午DPR對於D7100的初步測試就已經出爐了。
但他們也提到,由於他們之前拿到的是原型機,並不是最終的市售版本,所以沒辦法貼出D7100原型所拍的照片,
DPR還是就外觀和操控方面提出了他們的觀察,以下是重點節錄翻譯:


Although we haven't had long with the D7100, our first impressions of it are really pretty similar to our feelings about the D7000 and more recently, the D600. It's a solid, well-made mid-sized camera that feels like a quality piece of equipment, and seems pleasantly responsive in use. The feature set is undoubtedly appealing, but
this would count for very little if the camera was a pig to use. Fortunately, almost all of the changes that Nikon has made to the interface of the D7100 compared to its predecessor make a positive, rather than negative
difference to its handling.

雖然我們使用D7100的時間不長,我們對他的第一印象蠻相似於D7000和D600的,他是一台堅固、良好製造的中型相機,而且相當有質感,而且似乎用起來相當靈敏。功能設定用起來相當令人愉快,不過如果相機難用的話這點也是枉然。幸好,Nikon針對上一款D7000所做的介面改良,現在看起來是正面的。

The only possible exception is the swapping of the + and – magnification buttons on the camera's rear, and
the irritating persistence of the awkwardly-placed ISO button, but we've been complaining about this for years. Another frustration - and again, not a new one - is the lack of 'live' aperture control in live view and movie
mode. You must set aperture before you enter live view, and aperture changes made with the mode activated
don't actually do anything until you quit out of live view and re-activate it. Unless, that is, you use an older
manual focus lens with a mechanical aperture ring - see note on non-CPU lenses, further up this page.

不過有個例外就是+、-放大按鈕位置的交換,還有ISO按鈕的奇怪位置,我們已經為此抱怨好幾年了。
另一個令人沮喪的點 -再一次,老樣子 -就是在錄影及LV模式下不能及時切換光圈。你必須先設好光圈才能進入LV模式,你要改變光圈就必須切換出來,改變好光圈後,再切換回去。除非你使用的是比較老式,有機械式光圈環的鏡頭。

Overall then, despite some minor niggles, the D7100 seems like a very strong release, which represents very stiff competition to Canon's venerable EOS 7D as well as its 60D. It also appears - finally - to have supplanted the D300S as Nikon's top-end DX-format DSLR. In fact in Europe at least, the D7100 is officially being billed
by Nikon as its new 'flagship DX' camera, the D300S finally disappearing from the lineup, off into the sunset.
The D300S, a modest update of the D300 has been looking increasingly anachronistic for some time now,
being essentially a 6 year-old design. The D7100, in contrast, promises to be relevant for some time to come and we're looking forward to getting hold of a reviewable sample very soon.

整體來說,除了一些細微的挑剔,D7100看來是個非常強大的產品,也是CanonEOS 7D和60D的強勁對手。
他似乎也 -終於 取代了D300S最為Nikon 高階DX格式相機的位置。至少在歐洲如此,D7100被正式歸類成Nikon的新旗艦 DX相機。D300S終於消失在生產線上,步入夕陽之中。
D300S已經過時好一陣子了,畢竟是個6年前的機種了。相較之下,D7100還可以在未來好一段時間大顯身手,
我們很期待在未來可以有更多的樣本可以測試。

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