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 D7200 and the D5600) and Canon (such as the EOS 70D and the EOS 80D)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D7100 compared to other entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 921k dots), slightly larger viewfinder (0.61x vs 0.55x), takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 16.1 MP) and has a weather sealed body.

However, on average it doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out, has much more shutter lag (251 ms vs 173 ms), is older (february 2013 vs january 2015) and is significantly larger (professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs prosumer size (124×99×76 mm)).

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
2 years newer
$769 - $997 (body only)
$1,099 - $1,297 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the D7100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the D7100)

  • Doesn't focus continuously recording movies

common strengths of the D7200 and D7100

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.61x

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
3 years newer
$569 - $647 (body only)
$599 - $747 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5600 (vs the D7100)

  • Much less startup delay: 200 ms vs 300 ms
  • Much less shutter lag: 111 ms vs 251 ms
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the D5600 (vs the D7100)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.61x
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the D5600 and D7100

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Many focus points: 39 vs 51

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
7 months newer
$439 (body only)
$500 - $515 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the D7100)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (124×99×76 mm) vs Professional size (136×107×76 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the D7100)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.61x
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the D5300 and D7100

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
2 years older
$1,181 18-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the D7100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the D7100)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the D7000 and D7100

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.62x vs 0.61x
  • Weather sealed
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
1 year newer
$489 - $499 (body only)
$579 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the D7100)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Professional size (136×107×76 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the D5500 (vs the D7100)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.61x
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the D5500 and D7100

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Many focus points: 39 vs 51

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
10 months newer
$402 (body only)
$349 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the D7100)

  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Professional size (136×107×76 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 430 g vs 675 g

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the D7100)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 51

common strengths of the D3300 and D7100

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D7100 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has much better image quality (83.0 vs 80.0), has much more color depth (24.2 bits vs 22.5 bits), has much wider dynamic range (13.7 EV vs 12.2 EV), has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3") and takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 12.2 MP).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (1,256 ISO vs 2,303 ISO), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.61x vs 0.70x), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has much more shutter lag (251 ms vs 75 ms).

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
1 year newer
$1,499 - $1,797 (body only)
$1,999 - $2,297 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the D7100)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.61x

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the D7100)

  • Fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

common strengths of the D750 and D7100

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 2,956 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 93.0 vs 83.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24.8 bits vs 24.2 bits

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
7 months newer
$1,497 (body only)
$1,646 - $1,997 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D610 (vs the D7100)

  • Larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.61x

Significant disadvantages of the D610 (vs the D7100)

  • Fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

common strengths of the D610 and D7100

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 2,925 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 94.0 vs 83.0
  • Excellent color depth: 25.1 bits vs 24.2 bits

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
similar age
$949 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the D7100)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the D7100)

  • Much more noise at high ISO: 926 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the 70D and D7100

  • Extremely good image quality: 68.0 vs 83.0
  • Excellent color depth: 22.5 bits vs 24.2 bits
  • Excellent dynamic range: 11.6 EV vs 13.7 EV

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
2 years newer
$1,549 - $1,897 (body only)
$2,497 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the D7100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 2,359k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly more focus points: 153 vs 51

Significant disadvantages of the D500 (vs the D7100)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the D500 and D7100

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Large (147×115×81 mm) vs Professional size (136×107×76 mm)
  • Built-in focus motor

Nikon D700

Nikon D700
4 years older
$80 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D700 (vs the D7100)

  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.72x vs 0.61x

Significant disadvantages of the D700 (vs the D7100)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower true resolution: 12.1 MP vs 24 MP
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the D700 and D7100

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 2,303 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 80.0 vs 83.0
  • Excellent color depth: 23.5 bits vs 24.2 bits

Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S
3 years older
$1,899 18-200mm lens

Significant advantages of the D300S (vs the D7100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D300S (vs the D7100)

  • Much more noise at high ISO: 787 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the D300S and D7100

  • Extremely good image quality: 70.0 vs 83.0
  • Excellent color depth: 22.5 bits vs 24.2 bits
  • Excellent dynamic range: 12.2 EV vs 13.7 EV

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D7100 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 921k dots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital), has a weather sealed body and has much less startup delay (300 ms vs 1700 ms).

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), much lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 51,200 ISO), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has much more shutter lag (251 ms vs 221 ms).

Sony A7

Sony A7
7 months newer
$798 - $2,398 (body only)
$998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the D7100)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (127×94×48 mm) vs Professional size (136×107×76 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the D7100)

  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 950 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the A7 and D7100

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.71x vs 0.61x
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Incredible startup delay: 1700 ms vs 300 ms

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1
1 year newer
$1,271 - $1,299 (body only)
$1,173 18-55mm lens

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

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (129×90×47 mm) vs Professional size (136×107×76 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 440 g vs 675 g

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 950 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the X-T1 and D7100

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Incredible startup delay: 1000 ms vs 300 ms
  • Weather sealed

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$444 - $498 (body only)
$500 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the D7100)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the D7100)

  • Much shorter battery life: 420 shots vs 950 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the A6000 and D7100

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.70x vs 0.61x
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2
3 years newer
$1,265 - $1,599 (body only)
$1,619 - $1,899 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T2 (vs the D7100)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 51,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly more focus points: 325 vs 51

Significant disadvantages of the X-T2 (vs the D7100)

  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 950 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the X-T2 and D7100

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP

Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T20
3 years newer
$899 - $1,348 (body only)
$999 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T20 (vs the D7100)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 51,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the X-T20 (vs the D7100)

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 950 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the X-T20 and D7100

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
2 years newer
$776 - $898 (body only)
$906 - $998 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the D7100)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 51,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the D7100)

  • Much shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 950 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and D7100

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP