As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Nikon D7100 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, boutiques, mirrorless and super zooms. The Nikon D7100's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D7200 and the D5300) and Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6i 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 records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 1,040k dots), slightly larger viewfinder (0.61x vs 0.54x) and takes much higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 16.1 MP).

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 february 2015) and is slightly larger (professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs prosumer size (124×99×76 mm)).

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
2 years newer
$629 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,150 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
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.61x

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
7 months newer
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the D7100)

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

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
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
3 years newer
$468 - $597 (body only)
$500 - $647 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
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Many focus points: 39 vs 51

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year newer
$549 (body only)
$729 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the D7100)

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

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the D7100)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the T6i and D7100

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
3 years newer
$872 - $999 (body only)
$870 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the D7100)

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

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the D7100)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the EOS 80D and D7100

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.59x vs 0.61x
  • Weather sealed

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
2 years older
$602 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the D7100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the D7100)

  • Much lower true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 24 MP
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,229k dots

common strengths of the D7000 and D7100

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

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D7100 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs none), has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), takes significantly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 17.9 MP), has much less startup delay (300 ms vs 700 ms) and can focus continuously while recording movies.

However, on average it slightly smaller viewfinder (0.61x vs 0.70x), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 1,640,000 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (6 fps vs 8 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon D700

Nikon D700
4 years older
$1,591 (body only)
$2,277 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D700 (vs the D7100)

  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.72x vs 0.61x

Significant disadvantages of the D700 (vs the D7100)

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

common strengths of the D700 and D7100

  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Inexpensive: $1,590.99 vs $708.89
  • Built-in flashes

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
2 years newer
$1,399 - $1,797 (body only)
$2,114 - $2,397 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
  • Lower true resolution: 20.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • Significantly larger: Large (147×115×81 mm) vs Professional size (136×107×76 mm)

common strengths of the D500 and D7100

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Inexpensive: $1,399.00 vs $708.89

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
similar age
$1,877 18-135mm 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 smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Significantly fewer focus points: 19 vs 51
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 20 MP vs 24 MP

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 D610

Nikon D610
7 months newer
$790 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,774 - $2,447 28-300mm 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 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

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Multiple storage slots: 2 vs 2
  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
1 year newer
$1,149 - $1,297 (body only)
$1,797 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

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Multiple storage slots: 2 vs 2
  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
3 years older
$1,099 (body only)
$1,418 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the D7100)

  • Shoots significantly faster: 8 fps vs 6 fps

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the D7100)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 24 MP
  • Significantly fewer focus points: 19 vs 51

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: $1,099.00 vs $708.89

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D7100 compared to boutique competitors include: it has a much longer battery life (950 shots vs 310 shots), has interchangeable lenses, is slightly less expensive ($708.89 vs $1,764.39), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 2,100k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), much lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 204,800 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (6 fps vs 12 fps).

Nikon Z6

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5 years newer
$1,764 - $1,997

Significant advantages of the Z6 (vs the D7100)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a touch screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 204,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Z6 (vs the D7100)

  • Much shorter battery life: 310 shots vs 950 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the Z6 and D7100

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

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 significantly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 921k 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 doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 409,600 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has slightly fewer focus points (51 vs 325).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the D7100)

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

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the D7100)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the A6000 and D7100

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $379.00 vs $708.89

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500
3 years newer
$1,098 (body only)
$1,498 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the D7100)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the D7100)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the Alpha a6500 and D7100

  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1
1 year newer
$1,299 (body only)

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 thinner: 1.8" vs 3"

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

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the X-T1 and D7100

  • Weather sealed
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Have external mic jacks

Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T20
3 years newer
$699 - $749 (body only)
$700 - $999 18-55mm lens

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

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

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

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the X-T20 and D7100

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $699.00 vs $708.89

Sony A7S

Sony A7S
1 year newer
$1,998 (body only)
$2,598 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7S (vs the D7100)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 409,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (127×94×48 mm) vs Professional size (136×107×76 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the A7S (vs the D7100)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the A7S and D7100

  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks

Fujifilm X-E2S

Fujifilm X-E2S
2 years newer
$464 (body only)

Significant advantages of the X-E2S (vs the D7100)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (129×75×37 mm) vs Professional size (136×107×76 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.5" vs 3"
  • Significantly lighter: 350 g vs 675 g

Significant disadvantages of the X-E2S (vs the D7100)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the X-E2S and D7100

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $464.00 vs $708.89
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D7100 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 921k dots), is slightly smaller (professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs large (137×99×131 mm)), takes much higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 9.9 MP) and has a weather sealed body.

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (6 fps vs 10 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't have a built-in GPS and is slightly more expensive ($708.89 vs $458.00).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
2 years older
$496 - $498

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the D7100)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the D7100)

  • Much shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 950 shots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and D7100

  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 20.9 MP vs 24 MP
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 950 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the D7100)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the D7100)

  • Much shorter battery life: 310 shots vs 950 shots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.9 MP vs 24 MP
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and D7100

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Professional size (136×107×76 mm)
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 3"
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 675 g

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
2 years newer
$458 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the D7100)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a GPS
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the D7100)

  • Much shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 950 shots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the P900 and D7100

  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 950 shots
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second