Nikon’s Amazing New D7100 Can’t Post To Instagram, Twitter

Is it just me, or have SLR cameras gotten really boring in the last few years? I mean, I know they’re awesome machines and all, but they don’t do anything new. And all the while the rest of the camera world is pulling farther and farther ahead.

The iPhone in my pocket not only takes photos, it edits movies and shares my pictures with the world, wherever I am. And Sony’s incredible RX1 is pretty much a full-frame SLR in the body of a pocket camera.

Meanwhile, cameras like Nikon’s new D7100 would have been impressive a few years ago, but now they’re just that same old thing, with some bigger numbers on the spec sheet.

The D7100 is an upgrade to the D7000, and has a 24MP crop-frame sensor, a special 7fps shooting mode (which only uses the center of the frame, increasing the crop factor to 1.3x) and a new 51-point AF system.

This is great if you were planning on buying a D7000, as you either get a better camera for your money ($1,599/£1,299/€1,399 in a kit) or you can pick up a newly-discounted D7000. Otherwise, you might as well go back to sleep.

There is one interesting feature in the new body. It lacks an Optical Low-Pass Filter, or anti-aliasing filter. This filter is designed to prepare the incoming light for the sensor beneath, Nikon says that it’s new sensor design obviates such a filter and that now images can be sharper and more detailed due to the lack of analog pre-“processing.”

Otherwise, the camera looks as awesome as any of Nikon’s other models. If you buy one, you will no doubt love it. But as I said, it’s hard to get excited about a $1,600 camera kit that can’t even post my pictures to Instagram.

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  • diamondaine

    Well, DSLR’s are for people who want the ultimate photographing experience, so they are purpose built and not for people who want to “share” or roughly edit videos. But it’s true, they should built in more stuff as standard, such as GPS and Wifi/Bluetooth.

  • Hawk_Ky

    If you are putting images from this camera on Instagram, you are doing it wrong.

  • rolandgosebruch

    This is a camera for photographers, hobby or professional ones. It is not a tool for Instahipsters. Thus, sharing capabilities for a DSLR are completely meaningless.

  • rolandgosebruch

    This is a camera for photographers, hobby or professional ones. It is not a tool for Instahipsters. Thus, sharing capabilities for a DSLR are completely meaningless.

  • Eric_M_White

    My life doesn’t revolve around Twitter or Instagram. A $1599 camera is obviously not going to be for everyone, just professional shooters and hobbiests. I will buy a D7100 to take quality pictures. I don’t need it to take pictures of my food to post to Instagram for no one to see. If I want to share my photos, I will do so after editing. That being said, not having built in GPS and wifi is disappointing.

  • bootedbear

    The last thing I want in an SLR is integration with Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, EverNote, or what have you. Stop the insanity!

  • bryan_curtis

    This article is the stupidist thing I’ve read all week.
    Could have kept that to myself, but I hope the owner of this site isn’t turning it into Gizmodo.

  • OjibweArtist

    Big DSLR like this is for high res pro photos essentially, RAW files of 15 or 20 megs, so not sensible for social posting. They do take small JPEGs, but no one buys a camera like this to takes JPEGs. But it does bring up a point….more smart phone/tablet features in the DSL would be welcome, like a notes style window for entering info on a photo, wi-fi-ethernet, etc (my Nikons have HDMI, but who cares about that, would rather have a wifi or ethernet), ability tp email some sort of preview version of a photo diect from the camera….Nikon and etc could do a lot more with the camera….but instagram would be pointless…but a good point anyway. So no, bryan_curis, not the stupidest article, though admittedly narrow in its imagination…

  • robraden

    If you want inspiring tech that truly is modern, you want a Sony A77. If you want old school tech whose design still is based on film, you want a Nikon D7100. If you want Instagram or Twitter, you want an iPhone.

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