As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Nikon D7100 is also often compared to pro DSLRs and mirrorless. The Nikon D7100's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D5300 and the D7000) and Canon (such as the EOS 70D and the EOS 7D)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D7100 compared to other entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 24fps), has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3.0"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 930k dots), slightly larger viewfinder (0.61x vs 0.54x) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 16.1 MP).

However, on average it slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 51,200 ISO), doesn't have a screen which flips out, is significantly larger (professional size 136x107x76 mm vs prosumer size 129x98x78 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS and is significantly more expensive ($1,096.95 vs $575.00).

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
7 months newer
$720 - $747 (body only)
$847 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the D7100)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size 124x99x76 mm vs Professional size 136x107x76 mm

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the D7100)

  • No weather sealing
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 600 shots vs 950 shots
  • Smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.61x

common strengths of the D5300 and D7100

  • Relatively low noise at high ISO: 1,338 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
  • Good image quality: 83.0 vs 83.0
  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
arrow Compare the D5300 vs the D7100

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
2 years older
$701 - $840 (body only)
$913 - $1,150 18-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the D7100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the D7100)

  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3.0" vs 3.2"
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the D7000 and D7100

  • Relatively low noise at high ISO: 1,167 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
  • Good image quality: 80.0 vs 83.0
  • Good dynamic range: 13.9 EV vs 13.7 EV
arrow Compare the D7000 vs the D7100

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
3 months older
$597 - $647 (body only)
$544 - $747 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the D7100)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size 129x98x78 mm vs Professional size 136x107x76 mm
  • Significantly lighter: 555 g vs 765 g

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the D7100)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 3.0" vs 3.2"
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the D5200 and D7100

  • Relatively low noise at high ISO: 1,284 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
  • Good image quality: 84.0 vs 83.0
  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
arrow Compare the D5200 vs the D7100

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3
7 months newer
$988 - $1,197 (body only)
$1,200 - $1,337 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-3 (vs the D7100)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 51,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Image stabilization: Sensor shift vs None
  • Significantly less shutter lag: 138 ms vs 251 ms

Significant disadvantages of the K-3 (vs the D7100)

  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much fewer lenses available: 109 lenses vs 205 lenses
  • Doesn't focus continuously recording movies

common strengths of the K-3 and D7100

  • Relatively low noise at high ISO: 1,216 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
  • Good image quality: 80.0 vs 83.0
  • Good dynamic range: 13.4 EV vs 13.7 EV
arrow Compare the Pentax K-3 vs the Nikon D7100

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
4 years older
$575 - $629 (body only)
$830 - $976 18-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the D90 (vs the D7100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D90 (vs the D7100)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • More noise at high ISO: 977 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
  • Significantly worse image quality: 73.0 vs 83.0

common strengths of the D90 and D7100

  • Minimal startup delay: 300 ms vs 300 ms
  • Great battery life: 850 shots vs 950 shots
  • Many lenses available: 205 lenses vs 205 lenses
arrow Compare the D90 vs the D7100

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
10 months older
$597 - $656 (body only)
$477 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the D7100)

  • Much smaller: Prosumer size 125x96x76 mm vs Professional size 136x107x76 mm
  • Much lighter: 505 g vs 765 g

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the D7100)

  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 51
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3.0" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the D3200 and D7100

  • Good image quality: 81.0 vs 83.0
  • Good color depth: 24.1 bits vs 24.2 bits
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24.2 MP vs 24 MP
arrow Compare the D3200 vs the D7100

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D7100 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has slightly wider dynamic range (13.7 EV vs 12.1 EV), has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3.0"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 921k dots), can focus continuously while recording movies and slightly more lenses available (205 lenses vs 156 lenses).

However, on average it is slightly more noisy at high ISO (1,256 ISO vs 2,340 ISO), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.61x vs 0.70x), doesn't have a touch screen, has a slightly smaller sensor (APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs full frame 35.8x23.9mm) and has slightly more shutter lag (251 ms vs 131 ms).

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
similar age
$1,049 - $1,231 (body only)
$200 - $1,249 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the D7100)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much less shutter lag: 75 ms vs 251 ms
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the D7100)

  • Significantly worse image quality: 68.0 vs 83.0
  • Less dynamic range: 11.6 EV vs 13.7 EV
  • Worse color depth: 22.5 bits vs 24.2 bits

common strengths of the 70D and D7100

  • Many lenses available: 197 lenses vs 205 lenses
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Professional size 145x106x79 mm vs Professional size 136x107x76 mm
arrow Compare the Canon EOS 70D vs the Nikon D7100

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
7 months newer
$1,897 (body only)
$2,397 - $2,400 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D610 (vs the D7100)

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 2,980 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
  • Better image quality: 94.0 vs 83.0
  • Much larger sensor: Full frame 35.9x24.0mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm

Significant disadvantages of the D610 (vs the D7100)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 152 lenses vs 205 lenses
  • Thicker: 3.2" vs 3"

common strengths of the D610 and D7100

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Built-in focus motor
  • Multiple storage slots: 2 vs 2
arrow Compare the D610 vs the D7100

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
3 years older
$930 - $1,299 (body only)
$1,285 - $1,299 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the D7100)

  • Significantly less shutter lag: 131 ms vs 251 ms

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the D7100)

  • Significantly worse image quality: 66.0 vs 83.0
  • Less dynamic range: 11.7 EV vs 13.7 EV
  • Worse color depth: 22 bits vs 24.2 bits

common strengths of the 7D and D7100

  • Many lenses available: 197 lenses vs 205 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size 148x111x74 mm vs Professional size 136x107x76 mm
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 3"
arrow Compare the Canon EOS 7D vs the Nikon D7100

Nikon D600

Nikon D600
9 months older
$1,549 - $1,600 (body only)
$1,997 - $2,150 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D600 (vs the D7100)

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 2,980 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
  • Better image quality: 94.0 vs 83.0
  • Much larger sensor: Full frame 35.9x24.0mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm

Significant disadvantages of the D600 (vs the D7100)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 152 lenses vs 205 lenses
  • Thicker: 3.2" vs 3"

common strengths of the D600 and D7100

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Built-in focus motor
  • Multiple storage slots: 2 vs 2
arrow Compare the D600 vs the D7100

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
7 months older
$1,899 (body only)
$2,299 - $2,572 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the D7100)

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 2,340 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
  • Much larger sensor: Full frame 35.8x23.9mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
  • Larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.61x

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the D7100)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 3.0" vs 3.2"
  • Significantly fewer focus points: 11 vs 51
  • Significantly fewer cross-type focus points: 1 vs 15

common strengths of the 6D and D7100

  • Fairly small: Professional size 145x111x71 mm vs Professional size 136x107x76 mm
  • Thin: 2.8" vs 3"
  • Inexpensive: $1,699.00 vs $1,096.95
arrow Compare the Canon EOS 6D vs the Nikon D7100

Nikon D800

Nikon D800
1 year older
$2,797 - $3,297 (body only)
$4,097 - $4,697 70-200mm lens

Significant advantages of the D800 (vs the D7100)

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 2,853 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
  • Significantly better image quality: 95.0 vs 83.0
  • Much higher true resolution: 36.2 MP vs 24 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D800 (vs the D7100)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 152 lenses vs 205 lenses
  • Thicker: 3.2" vs 3"

common strengths of the D800 and D7100

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Built-in focus motor
  • Multiple storage slots: 2 vs 2
arrow Compare the D800 vs the D7100

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D7100 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3.0"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 1,040k dots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital), takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 16.3 MP) and has a weather sealed body.

However, on average it slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks a built in panoramas, users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and has significantly fewer focus points (51 vs 179).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$648 - $777 (body only)
$798 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the D7100)

  • Many more focus points: 179 vs 51
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the D7100)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 21 lenses vs 205 lenses
  • Much shorter battery life: 420 shots vs 950 shots
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the A6000 and D7100

  • Good image quality: 82.0 vs 83.0
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Good dynamic range: 13.1 EV vs 13.7 EV
arrow Compare the Sony Alpha A6000 vs the Nikon D7100

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1
6 months newer
$959 - $1,299 (body only)
$1,746 - $2,100 12-40mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-M1 (vs the D7100)

  • Image stabilization: Sensor shift vs None
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the E-M1 (vs the D7100)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 40 lenses vs 205 lenses
  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 950 shots
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the E-M1 and D7100

  • High resolution screens: 1,400k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Good dynamic range: 12.7 EV vs 13.7 EV
arrow Compare the Olympus OM-D E-M1 vs the Nikon D7100

Sony A7

Sony A7
7 months newer
$1,498 - $2,298 (body only)
$1,798 - $1,998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the D7100)

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 2,248 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
  • Faster video autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the D7100)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 4 lenses vs 205 lenses
  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 950 shots
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the A7 and D7100

  • Good image quality: 90.0 vs 83.0
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Good dynamic range: 14.2 EV vs 13.7 EV
arrow Compare the Sony A7 vs the Nikon D7100

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1
1 year newer
$1,299 (body only)
$1,689 - $1,699 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T1 (vs the D7100)

  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Standard size 129x89x46 mm vs Professional size 136x107x76 mm

Significant disadvantages of the X-T1 (vs the D7100)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 8 lenses vs 205 lenses
  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 950 shots
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the X-T1 and D7100

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Both are weather sealed, which is fairly uncommon among similar cameras
arrow Compare the Fujifilm X-T1 vs the Nikon D7100