Nikon is a well known brand and their new model in the DX-format is the D7100. It has updated HD-SLR technology and provides a higher quality image and this also applies to use in low light. Not only does it compare well to the opposition but also to the rest of the Nikon DX and FX lenses.
This camera is going to allow you to take superior quality pictures to the ones taken in the past, but also in all conditions. The reason for this is that there is not an optical low pass filter (OLPF) so there are all the benefits of the 24.1 megapixel DX format CMOS sensor without blurring. The range for ISO is 100 at the lower end of the scale rising to 6400 at the higher end means that this is the ideal camera for people who want a light weight camera. This model is easy to handle measuring 8 x 8 x 8 and weighing 4.8 lbs. It can be expected that it will be possible to take around 400/500 pictures before needing to recharge the battery.
Speed is important for many photographers and here there is the chance to get in 6 shots a second with the ability to keep this up for more than a minute and a half. It has 51 focus points and in this there are 15 cross type sensors. Before the picture is taken, each scene is evaluated and conditions such as colour, distance and face priority are taken into account. When it is a video that is being taken there is also full-time autofocus.
Sharing the pictures you have taken is simple. With the aid of an operational WU-1a wireless mobile adapter, the pictures can be sent to a compatible piece of equipment such as a smartphone or tablet. Once that has been done it will be no problem at all to send them on by e mail, text or upload them to the web. Nikon allow WMU to be free on a smartphone and this is both Android and iOS. The big advantage of this is that you will also be able to use a phone or tablet to take the picture and get all the benefits of the D1700 even if it not to hand.
Movies will be of the highest quality as the D1700 has manual exposure control and autofocus along with a microphone that records in stereo. There are dual SD cards that allow extra recording time and videos can be shot in a number of HD formats. Different effects can be achieved depending upon the type of lens that is used.
The D1700 is easier to use than previous models as there is no longer the need to go through a long and complicated menu in order to get access to the advanced features. The rotating screen from previous models has been removed and replaced with a higher quality one as there had been issues of it breaking off. Noise reduction has been praised and while it is accepted that full frame models will be a step up, this camera provides a more than acceptable service for users. In terms of price, expect to pay $1,200-$1,500 for the body only. Lenses are additional.