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 D5500) and Canon (such as the EOS 80D and the EOS 70D)

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 1,040k dots), slightly larger viewfinder (0.61x vs 0.54x), 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 slightly larger (professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs prosumer size (124×99×76 mm)).

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
2 years newer
$749 - $997 (body only)
$1,029 - $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 D5500

Nikon D5500
1 year newer
$489 (body only)
$549 - $564 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 D5600

Nikon D5600
3 years newer
$519 - $647 (body only)
$614 - $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
$445 (body only)
$515 - $529 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
$849 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
  • 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

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
3 years newer
$1,099 (body only)
$1,249 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
  • Much 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
  • Weather sealed
  • Many focus points: 45 vs 51

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D7100 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has much more color depth (24.2 bits vs 23.5 bits), has much wider dynamic range (13.7 EV vs 12.2 EV), has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 20.7 MP) and has much less startup delay (300 ms vs 700 ms).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (1,256 ISO vs 2,925 ISO), has much lower image quality (83.0 vs 93.0), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.61x vs 0.70x), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
2 years newer
$1,645 - $1,897 (body only)
$2,456 - $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

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
similar age
$739 - $1,199 (body only)
$788 - $999 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 D700

Nikon D700
4 years older
$108 (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 D600

Nikon D600
9 months older
$2,199 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D600 (vs the D7100)

  • Larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.61x

Significant disadvantages of the D600 (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 D600 and D7100

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 2,980 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 94.0 vs 83.0
  • Excellent color depth: 25.1 bits vs 24.2 bits

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
1 year newer
$1,379 - $1,797 (body only)
$1,956 - $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
$1,198 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,900 - $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 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

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), takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 15.8 MP) and has a weather sealed body.

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 51,200 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$445 - $548 (body only)
$479 - $648 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 smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the A6000 and D7100

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP
  • 24p support

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
2 years newer
$794 - $898 (body only)
$910 - $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
  • Many more focus points: 425 vs 51

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

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
2 years newer
$488 (body only)
$598 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G7 (vs the D7100)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much lighter: 410 g vs 675 g

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G7 (vs the D7100)

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 950 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the DMC-G7 and D7100

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony A7

Sony A7
7 months newer
$998 (body only)
$1,198 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

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Incredible startup delay: 1700 ms vs 300 ms
  • Weather sealed