Nikon - Flagship SLR camera D7100 & new high power lens kit

Nikon is going to release the D7100 18-300 VR Super Zoom Kit on April 24 that comes bundled with Nikon's flagship single-lens-reflex camera D7100 and the new high-power zoom lens "AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR".

The price will be about ¥213,300.

D7100 was released about a year ago. It is the top of the line Nikon DX Format model with APS-C size 24.1MP CMOS sensor.

Please read the previous coverage about D7100 here.

The new compact 16.7X lens (AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR) covers the focal distance of 27mm-450mm (in 35mm format).  It will be separately released on April 24 for ¥100,440.

  • Size: 78.5mm (greatest dimension) x L99mm
  • Weight: 550g
  • Lens construction: 12 group 16 elements

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