The Nikon D7100 features two Secure Digital (SD) card slots. In these slots you can use SD, SDHC, SDXC media types. The D7100 supports high speed transfer protocol UHS-1 (also labeled UHS-I). When using an appropriate high-speed card, the D7100 is capable of up to 99 MB/second transfer rate.
SD cards are rated by speed and given a Class number, such as Class 10, Class 6 or Class 4. Higher the class numbers are capable of higher write and read throughput. In order to record HD video or shoot bursts of photos, you should use the highest speed card available. Using a Class 10 UHS-1 card will improve burst shooting by reducing write time. Using high speed cards will also reduce the amount of time it takes to download from the card to your computer.
Below is a list of SD cards that have been tested and approved to use in the Nikon D7100. Other cards may work, but have not been tested. To assure maximum compatibility, please use one of the following cards.
Nikon D7100 Recommended SD cards:
- SanDisk Extreme Pro (95 MB/s)
- Lexar Professional (600x = 90 MB/s, 400x = 60MB/s)
- SanDisk Extreme (45 MB/s)
|Manufacturer||SD, SDHC and SDXC cards|
|SanDisk||8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB|
|Lexar Media Professional||8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB|
|Toshiba||8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB|
|Panasonic||8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB|
The Nikon D7100 supports wireless SD cards produced by Eye-Fi. When you insert a compatible Eye-Fi card into an available SD card slot, the D7100 will display an icon to show the status of the Eye-Fi card. To enable the upload option, press the Menu button and select Setup Menu. Before you first use the card, follow the directions provided by Eye-Fi to update the card firmware to the newest version. This will assure maximum performance.
The following Eye-Fi cards have been approved for use in the Nikon D7100: