As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Nikon D7000 is also often compared to pro DSLRs and mirrorless. The Nikon D7000's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D7100 and the D7200) and Canon (such as the EOS 7D and the EOS 60D)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D7000 compared to other entry-level DSLR competitors include: it slightly larger viewfinder (0.62x vs 0.55x), has a weather sealed body, has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs pentamirror), can focus continuously while recording movies and slightly better viewfinder coverage (100% vs 95%).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (920k dots vs 1,228k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (16.1 MP vs 24.2 MP) and has much more startup delay (400 ms vs 300 ms).

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
2 years newer
$711 (body only)
$1,097 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the D7000)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the D7000)

  • None found

common strengths of the D7100 and D7000

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

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
4 years newer
$705 - $997 (body only)
$874 - $1,297 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the D7000)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 920k dots
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the D7000)

  • Doesn't focus continuously recording movies

common strengths of the D7200 and D7000

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.62x
  • Weather sealed
  • Many focus points: 51 vs 39

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years newer
$469 - $500 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the D7000)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 920k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the D7000)

  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.62x
  • No weather sealing
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the D5300 and D7000

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many focus points: 39 vs 39
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
3 years newer
$447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the D7000)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 16.1 MP
  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Professional size (132×105×77 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the D7000)

  • No weather sealing
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.55x vs 0.62x
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the D3300 and D7000

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
6 years newer
$580 - $597 (body only)
$569 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5600 (vs the D7000)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Much less startup delay: 200 ms vs 400 ms
  • Much less shutter lag: 111 ms vs 238 ms

Significant disadvantages of the D5600 (vs the D7000)

  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.62x
  • No weather sealing
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the D5600 and D7000

  • Many focus points: 39 vs 39
  • Great battery life: 970 shots vs 1050 shots
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
6 years newer
$326 (body only)
$447 - $469 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the D7000)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 16.1 MP
  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Professional size (132×105×77 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the D7000)

  • No weather sealing
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.55x vs 0.62x

common strengths of the D3400 and D7000

  • Great battery life: 1200 shots vs 1050 shots
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Built-in focus motor

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D7000 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it is much less noisy at high ISO (1,167 ISO vs 787 ISO), has much better image quality (80.0 vs 67.0), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 24fps), has much more color depth (23.5 bits vs 22.2 bits) and has much wider dynamic range (13.9 EV vs 11.7 EV).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out and has much more shutter lag (238 ms vs 131 ms).

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
1 year older
$1,099 (body only)
$1,195 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the D7000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the D7000)

  • Much more noise at high ISO: 854 ISO vs 1,167 ISO
  • Worse color depth: 22 bits vs 23.5 bits
  • Much worse image quality: 66.0 vs 80.0

common strengths of the 7D and D7000

  • Excellent dynamic range: 11.7 EV vs 13.9 EV
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Professional size (132×105×77 mm)

Nikon D300

Nikon D300
3 years older
$1,272 (body only)
$1,799 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the D300 (vs the D7000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D300 (vs the D7000)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Much more noise at high ISO: 679 ISO vs 1,167 ISO
  • Worse color depth: 22.1 bits vs 23.5 bits

common strengths of the D300 and D7000

  • Extremely good image quality: 67.0 vs 80.0
  • Excellent dynamic range: 12 EV vs 13.9 EV
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses

Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S
1 year older
$1,903 (body only)
$1,895 18-200mm lens

Significant advantages of the D300S (vs the D7000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D300S (vs the D7000)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Much more noise at high ISO: 787 ISO vs 1,167 ISO

common strengths of the D300S and D7000

  • Extremely good image quality: 70.0 vs 80.0
  • Excellent color depth: 22.5 bits vs 23.5 bits
  • Excellent dynamic range: 12.2 EV vs 13.9 EV

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
similar age
$2,360 100mm lens

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the D7000)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the D7000)

  • Much more noise at high ISO: 813 ISO vs 1,167 ISO
  • Worse color depth: 22.2 bits vs 23.5 bits
  • Much worse image quality: 66.0 vs 80.0

common strengths of the 60D and D7000

  • Excellent dynamic range: 11.5 EV vs 13.9 EV
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Professional size (132×105×77 mm)

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
2 years newer
$922 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the D7000)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the D7000)

  • Much more noise at high ISO: 926 ISO vs 1,167 ISO
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the 70D and D7000

  • Extremely good image quality: 68.0 vs 80.0
  • Excellent color depth: 22.5 bits vs 23.5 bits
  • Excellent dynamic range: 11.6 EV vs 13.9 EV

Nikon D400

Nikon D400
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the D400 (vs the D7000)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 16.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D400 (vs the D7000)

  • None found

common strengths of the D400 and D7000

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Multiple storage slots: 2 vs 2
  • Built-in focus motor

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D7000 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs none), has a weather sealed body, records movies in 24p, has much less startup delay (400 ms vs 1700 ms) and can focus continuously while recording movies.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (920k dots vs 1,036k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes slightly lower resolution photos (16.1 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (6 fps vs 11 fps).

Fujifilm X-T3

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8 years newer
$1,499 (body only)
$1,899 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T3 (vs the D7000)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Has a touch screen
  • Shoots much faster: 20 fps vs 6 fps

Significant disadvantages of the X-T3 (vs the D7000)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much shorter battery life: 390 shots vs 1050 shots

common strengths of the X-T3 and D7000

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
3 years newer
$400 - $448 (body only)
$470 - $548 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the D7000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 16.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the D7000)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much shorter battery life: 420 shots vs 1050 shots

common strengths of the A6000 and D7000

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Have external mic jacks

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1
3 years newer
$1,299 (body only)
$1,699 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T1 (vs the D7000)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (129×90×47 mm) vs Professional size (132×105×77 mm)
  • Much lighter: 440 g vs 780 g

Significant disadvantages of the X-T1 (vs the D7000)

  • No 24p support
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 1050 shots

common strengths of the X-T1 and D7000

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Incredible startup delay: 1000 ms vs 400 ms
  • Weather sealed

Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5
2 years newer
$459 (body only)

Significant advantages of the E-P5 (vs the D7000)

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

Significant disadvantages of the E-P5 (vs the D7000)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentaprism
  • No 24p support
  • Much shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 1050 shots

common strengths of the E-P5 and D7000

  • Incredible startup delay: 900 ms vs 400 ms
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 230 lenses

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
5 years newer
$696 - $898 (body only)
$795 - $998 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the D7000)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Significantly more focus points: 425 vs 39

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the D7000)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 1050 shots

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and D7000

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony A7

Sony A7
3 years newer
$749 - $798 (body only)
$998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the D7000)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 920k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 16.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the D7000)

  • Much more startup delay: 1700 ms vs 400 ms
  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 1050 shots
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the A7 and D7000

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • Focus continuously recording movies