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, lacks built-in panoramas, has significantly more shutter lag (251 ms vs 173 ms) and is older (february 2013 vs january 2015).

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
2 years newer
$805 - $997 (body only)
$1,077 - $1,297 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the D7100)

  • Better boost ISO: 102,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Significantly less shutter lag: 173 ms vs 251 ms

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the D7100)

  • Doesn't focus continuously recording movies

common strengths of the D7200 and D7100

  • Good image quality: 87.0 vs 83.0
  • Good color depth: 24.5 bits vs 24.2 bits
  • Good dynamic range: 14.6 EV vs 13.7 EV

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
3 years newer
$697 (body only)
$797 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5600 (vs the D7100)

  • Much less shutter lag: 111 ms vs 251 ms
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out 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

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Minimal startup delay: 200 ms vs 300 ms

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
7 months newer
$396 (body only)
$470 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the D7100)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly less shutter lag: 200 ms vs 251 ms
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the D7100)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Many fewer cross-type focus points: 9 vs 15
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.61x

common strengths of the D5300 and D7100

  • Good image quality: 83.0 vs 83.0
  • Good color depth: 24 bits vs 24.2 bits
  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
2 years older
$899 (body only)
$829 18-55mm 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
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the D7000 and D7100

  • Good dynamic range: 13.9 EV vs 13.7 EV
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.62x vs 0.61x
  • Weather sealed

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
1 year newer
$538 (body only)
$549 - $599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the D7100)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Less shutter lag: 201 ms vs 251 ms

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

  • Good image quality: 84.0 vs 83.0
  • Good color depth: 24.1 bits vs 24.2 bits
  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
10 months newer
$462 (body only)
$397 - $447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the D7100)

  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • 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
  • Many fewer cross-type focus points: 1 vs 15
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the D3300 and D7100

  • Good color depth: 24.3 bits vs 24.2 bits
  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Focus continuously recording movies

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D7100 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has slightly more color depth (24.2 bits vs 22.5 bits), has slightly wider dynamic range (13.7 EV vs 11.7 EV), has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has in-camera HDR and can focus continuously while recording movies.

However, on average it is significantly more noisy at high ISO (1,256 ISO vs 2,925 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 significantly more shutter lag (251 ms vs 131 ms).

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
similar age
$723 - $799 (body only)
$829 - $899 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)

  • 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

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Professional size (136×107×76 mm)

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
1 year newer
$1,399 - $1,797 (body only)
$2,126 - $2,297 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the D7100)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 2,956 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
  • Better image quality: 93.0 vs 83.0
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the D7100)

  • Significantly 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

  • Good dynamic range: 14.5 EV vs 13.7 EV
  • Good color depth: 24.8 bits vs 24.2 bits
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
7 months newer
$1,220 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,672 - $1,997 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D610 (vs the D7100)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 2,925 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
  • Significantly better image quality: 94.0 vs 83.0
  • Larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.61x

Significant disadvantages of the D610 (vs the D7100)

  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Thicker: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

common strengths of the D610 and D7100

  • Good dynamic range: 14.4 EV vs 13.7 EV
  • Good color depth: 25.1 bits vs 24.2 bits
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
2 years newer
$1,719 - $1,897 (body only)
$2,497 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the D7100)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,359k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Many more focus points: 153 vs 51
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 1,640,000 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

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

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
3 years older
$799 (body only)
$1,190 28-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the D7100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the D7100)

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

common strengths of the 7D and D7100

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Professional size (136×107×76 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $799.00 vs $160.30

Nikon D600

Nikon D600
9 months older
$1,650 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D600 (vs the D7100)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 2,980 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
  • Significantly better image quality: 94.0 vs 83.0
  • Larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.61x

Significant disadvantages of the D600 (vs the D7100)

  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Thicker: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

common strengths of the D600 and D7100

  • Good dynamic range: 14.2 EV vs 13.7 EV
  • Good color depth: 25.1 bits vs 24.2 bits
  • Focus continuously recording movies

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 much wider dynamic range (13.7 EV vs 13.1 EV) and has a weather sealed body.

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (1,256 ISO vs 2,449 ISO), has much lower image quality (83.0 vs 90.0), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and has much less color depth (24.2 bits vs 24.9 bits).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$449 - $548 (body only)
$547 - $648 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the D7100)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Professional size (136×107×76 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the D7100)

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

common strengths of the A6000 and D7100

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 1,347 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 82.0 vs 83.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24.1 bits vs 24.2 bits

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
2 years newer
$868 - $948 (body only)
$978 - $1,048 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the D7100)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Many more focus points: 425 vs 51
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the D7100)

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

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and D7100

  • Weather sealed
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP
  • 24p support

Sony A7

Sony A7
7 months newer
$998 - $2,698 (body only)
$1,198 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the D7100)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (127×94×48 mm) vs Professional size (136×107×76 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 417 g vs 675 g

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

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 2,449 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 90.0 vs 83.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24.9 bits vs 24.2 bits