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 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 has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 921k dots), slightly larger viewfinder (0.61x vs 0.55x), has a weather sealed body and has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs pentamirror).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks built-in panoramas, has slightly more shutter lag (251 ms vs 201 ms), is older (february 2013 vs october 2013) and is slightly larger (professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs prosumer size (124×99×76 mm)).

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
2 years newer
$879 - $1,097 (body only)
$1,397 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the D7100)

  • Much less shutter lag: 173 ms vs 251 ms
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Better boost ISO: 102,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the D7100)

  • Doesn't focus continuously recording movies

common strengths of the D7200 and D7100

  • Relatively low noise at high ISO: 1,333 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
  • Good image quality: 87.0 vs 83.0
  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
1 year newer
$544 - $747 (body only)
$599 - $847 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the D7100)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D5500 (vs the D7100)

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

common strengths of the D5500 and D7100

  • Relatively low noise at high ISO: 1,438 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
  • Good image quality: 84.0 vs 83.0
  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
7 months newer
$407 - $497 (body only)
$515 - $597 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)

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

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

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
2 years older
$530 (body only)
$575 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the D7100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the D7100)

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

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 D3300

Nikon D3300
10 months newer
$294 (body only)
$400 - $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)

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

common strengths of the D3300 and D7100

  • Relatively low noise at high ISO: 1,385 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
  • Good image quality: 82.0 vs 83.0
  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
3 months older
$324 (body only)
$400 - $500 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the D7100)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Smaller: Prosumer size (129×98×78 mm) vs Professional size (136×107×76 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the D7100)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.61x

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

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D7100 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has slightly better image quality (83.0 vs 70.0), has slightly more color depth (24.2 bits vs 22.5 bits), has slightly wider dynamic range (13.7 EV vs 11.8 EV), has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3") and has slightly less startup delay (300 ms vs 500 ms).

However, on average it is slightly more noisy at high ISO (1,256 ISO vs 2,925 ISO), 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.

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
similar age
$756 - $999 (body only)
$839 - $1,099 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the D7100)

  • Much less shutter lag: 75 ms vs 251 ms
  • Has a touch screen
  • Faster video autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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

  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
2 years newer
$1,997 (body only)
$3,067 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the D7100)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,359k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 1,640,000 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Many 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
  • Built-in focus motor
  • Inexpensive: $1,996.95 vs $729.00

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
1 year newer
$1,560 - $1,997 (body only)
$2,108 - $2,297 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the D7100)

  • Significantly 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

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Professional size (141×113×78 mm) vs Professional size (136×107×76 mm)

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
7 months newer
$1,111 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,561 - $1,897 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D610 (vs the D7100)

  • Significantly 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

  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Multiple storage slots: 2 vs 2

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
3 years older
$849 (body only)
$1,164 18-200mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the D7100)

  • Much 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
  • Worse color depth: 22 bits vs 24.2 bits
  • Less dynamic range: 11.7 EV vs 13.7 EV

common strengths of the 7D and D7100

  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Professional size (136×107×76 mm)

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
similar age
$1,351 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,499 - $1,880 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the D7100)

  • Many more cross-type focus points: 65 vs 15
  • Shoots significantly faster: 10 fps vs 6 fps
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the D7100)

  • Significantly worse image quality: 70.0 vs 83.0
  • Worse color depth: 22.4 bits vs 24.2 bits
  • Less dynamic range: 11.8 EV vs 13.7 EV

common strengths of the 7D Mark II and D7100

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • 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 significantly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs optical), has a weather sealed body, has significantly less startup delay (300 ms vs 1700 ms) and has in-camera HDR.

However, on average it is slightly more noisy at high ISO (1,256 ISO vs 2,449 ISO), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 3,280,000 ISO), doesn't have a screen which flips out and lacks built-in panoramas.

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$498 (body only)
$593 - $648 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the D7100)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the D7100)

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

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

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
2 years newer
$998 (body only)
$1,148 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the D7100)

  • Many more focus points: 425 vs 51
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (120×67×49 mm) vs Professional size (136×107×76 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the D7100)

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

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and D7100

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • 24p support

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1
1 year newer
$879 - $1,299 (body only)
$1,413 - $1,899 18-135mm lens

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

  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better boost ISO: 51,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

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

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

common strengths of the X-T1 and D7100

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

Sony A7

Sony A7
7 months newer
$1,098 - $3,198 (body only)
$1,398 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the D7100)

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 2,449 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)

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

common strengths of the A7 and D7100

  • Good image quality: 90.0 vs 83.0
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism

Nikon D5

Nikon D5
2 years newer
$6,497 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5 (vs the D7100)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,359k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 3,280,000 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the D5 (vs the D7100)

  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Doesn't have a through-the-lens viewfinder: Optical vs Pentaprism
  • Much larger: Large (160×159×92 mm) vs Professional size (136×107×76 mm)

common strengths of the D5 and D7100

  • High resolution screens: 2,359k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Weather sealed

Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-T10
2 years newer
$799 (body only)
$899 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T10 (vs the D7100)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (118×83×41 mm) vs Professional size (136×107×76 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the X-T10 (vs the D7100)

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

common strengths of the X-T10 and D7100

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • 24p support
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection