Nikon D7100 unveiled with 24MP sensor

Enthusiast-level DSLR to arrive March 2013

Nikon has upgraded its high-end DSLR consumer offering with the Nikon D7100, which is set to arrive in stores next month

Nikon has revealed its new 24MP D7100 DSLR camera, which will sit next to the Nikon D7000 as the company's flagship high-end consumer offering.

Built around a newly designed 24.1MP CMOS sensor, the camera features an Expeed 3 image processor and a professional-level 51-point autofocus system.

Nikon has wrapped all the photography goodness in a durable, weather-resistant housing weighing in at 675g. Which makes the whole contraption extremely capable for outdoor shoots or the occasional globetrotting adventure.

“The Nikon D7100 is a highly versatile digital SLR camera that offers a powerful set of features, expanding the horizons of the DX-format range," said Simon Iddon, project manager of consumer DSLR at Nikon UK.

The D7100 spans an ISO range of 100 to 6400 and dual SD card slots, letting you use one SD card for standard JPEG files and another for the native RAW shots.

There's also the option to shoot video - a necessity for any DSLR today - at Full HD 1080p and a bright 3.2-inch RGBW LCD screen with a 1229k-dot resolution.

You can also accessorise the D7100 with an optional WU-1a Mobile Adapter that allows the camera to connect wirelessly to an Android or iOS device for swapping, sharing and uploading photos.

Understandably, the D7100 won't come cheap when it arrives in the shops on March 21st. The body-only option will set you back £1,099 or you can pick it up bundled with the 18-105mm lens kit for £1,299.

If your overdraft doesn't stretch that far, then there's always the new Nikon Coolpix S3500 to consider instead.