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 much more color depth (24.2 bits vs 24 bits), 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 slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 16.1 MP).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (1,256 ISO vs 1,333 ISO), has much lower image quality (83.0 vs 84.0), has much narrower dynamic range (13.7 EV vs 14.6 EV), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
2 years newer
$799 - $997 (body only)
$1,048 - $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 low noise at high ISO: 1,333 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 87.0 vs 83.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24.5 bits vs 24.2 bits

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
3 years newer
$620 - $647 (body only)
$619 - $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
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Many focus points: 39 vs 51

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
7 months newer
$458 - $597 (body only)
$499 - $697 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

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 1,338 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 83.0 vs 83.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24 bits vs 24.2 bits

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
1 year newer
$498 (body only)
$549 - $588 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

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 1,438 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 84.0 vs 83.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24.1 bits vs 24.2 bits

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)

  • Worse color depth: 23.5 bits vs 24.2 bits
  • Much worse image quality: 80.0 vs 83.0
  • Much lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,229k dots

common strengths of the D7000 and D7100

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 1,167 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
  • Excellent dynamic range: 13.9 EV vs 13.7 EV
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.62x vs 0.61x

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
3 years newer
$1,099 (body only)
$1,099 - $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 slightly more color depth (24.2 bits vs 22.5 bits), has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has much less startup delay (300 ms vs 700 ms), has in-camera HDR and can focus continuously while recording movies.

However, on average it is much 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 much more shutter lag (251 ms vs 131 ms).

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
1 year newer
$1,399 - $1,797 (body only)
$1,965 - $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)

  • 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

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
similar age
$769 (body only)
$800 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 worse image quality: 68.0 vs 83.0
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

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
$1,397 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,725 - $2,447 28-300mm lens

Significant advantages of the D610 (vs the D7100)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 2,925 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
  • Better image quality: 94.0 vs 83.0
  • 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
  • Thicker: 3.2" vs 3"

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

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
2 years newer
$1,649 - $1,897 (body only)
$2,456 - $2,497 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the D7100)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,359k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • 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
  • 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)
$1,160 28-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the D7100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the D7100)

  • Much more noise at high ISO: 854 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
  • Significantly worse image quality: 66.0 vs 83.0
  • Worse color depth: 22 bits vs 24.2 bits

common strengths of the 7D and D7100

  • Good dynamic range: 11.7 EV vs 13.7 EV
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Professional size (136×107×76 mm)

Nikon D600

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

Significant advantages of the D600 (vs the D7100)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 2,980 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
  • Better image quality: 94.0 vs 83.0
  • 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
  • Thicker: 3.2" vs 3"

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

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 higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital), has a weather sealed body, slightly better viewfinder coverage (100% vs 92%) and can focus continuously while recording movies.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (24 MP vs 42.2 MP), much lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 51,200 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$447 - $448 (body only)
$529 - $548 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

  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP
  • 24p support
  • Great battery life: 420 shots vs 950 shots

Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T20
3 years newer
$799 (body only)
$899 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 smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the X-T20 and D7100

  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5
3 years newer
$690 - $979 (body only)
$1,099 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M5 (vs the D7100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M5 (vs the D7100)

  • Much shorter battery life: 295 shots vs 950 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the EOS M5 and D7100

  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP
  • Have external mic jacks

Fujifilm X-Pro2

Fujifilm X-Pro2
2 years newer
$1,499 (body only)
$2,099 - $2,598 23mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-Pro2 (vs the D7100)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 51,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Significantly more focus points: 273 vs 51

Significant disadvantages of the X-Pro2 (vs the D7100)

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

common strengths of the X-Pro2 and D7100

  • Weather sealed
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony Alpha 7R II

Sony Alpha 7R II
2 years newer
$2,449 - $2,898 (body only)
$2,581 55-210mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7R II (vs the D7100)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Much higher true resolution: 42.2 MP vs 24 MP

Significant disadvantages of the 7R II (vs the D7100)

  • Much shorter battery life: 290 shots vs 950 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the 7R II and D7100

  • Capture very high resolution images: 42.2 MP vs 24 MP
  • Weather sealed
  • 24p support

Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II
1 year newer
$1,210 - $1,598 (body only)
$1,490 - $1,798 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7 II (vs the D7100)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 7 II (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 7 II and D7100

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