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 D5300 and the D750) and Canon (such as the Rebel T5i 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, shoots faster continuously (6 fps vs 5 fps), has much less startup delay (400 ms vs 500 ms) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs pentamirror).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a slightly 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 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years newer
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the D7000)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 16.1 MP
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • 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
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
2 years newer
$709 (body only)
$1,097 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the D7000)

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

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 D3400

Nikon D3400
6 years newer
$309 (body only)
$395 - $397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the D7000)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the D7000)

  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.55x vs 0.62x
  • Significantly fewer focus points: 11 vs 39
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the D3400 and D7000

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
2 years newer
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the D7000)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 16.1 MP
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 920k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the D7000)

  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.53x vs 0.62x
  • Many fewer focus points: 9 vs 39
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the T5i and D7000

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
4 years newer
$475 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the D7000)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 16.1 MP
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 920k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D5500 (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 D5500 and D7000

  • Many focus points: 39 vs 39
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
4 years newer
$629 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,150 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the D7000)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 16.1 MP
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 920k dots

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

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D7000 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 24fps), can focus continuously while recording movies, slightly more lenses available (230 lenses vs 171 lenses), is newer (september 2010 vs july 2009) and is slightly smaller (professional size (132×105×77 mm) vs professional size (141×113×82 mm)).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.62x vs 0.70x), has much more startup delay (400 ms vs 300 ms), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has much more shutter lag (238 ms vs 227 ms).

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
4 years newer
$1,149 - $1,297 (body only)
$1,797 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the D7000)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.3 MP vs 16.1 MP
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the D7000)

  • 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 D7000

  • 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 60D

Canon EOS 60D
similar age
$555 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the D7000)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the D7000)

  • No weather sealing
  • Significantly fewer focus points: 9 vs 39
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the 60D and D7000

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Professional size (132×105×77 mm)
  • Very inexpensive: $554.94 vs $601.90

Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S
1 year older
$1,755 (body only)
$2,299 18-200mm lens

Significant advantages of the D300S (vs the D7000)

  • Thinner: 2.9" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the D300S (vs the D7000)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 16.1 MP

common strengths of the D300S and D7000

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Multiple storage slots: 2 vs 2
  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

Nikon D700

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

Significant advantages of the D700 (vs the D7000)

  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.72x vs 0.62x

Significant disadvantages of the D700 (vs the D7000)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 12.1 MP vs 16.1 MP
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • Fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the D700 and D7000

  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Inexpensive: $1,590.99 vs $601.90
  • Built-in flashes

Nikon D300

Nikon D300
3 years older
$465 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D300 (vs the D7000)

  • Thinner: 2.9" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the D300 (vs the D7000)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 16.1 MP
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the D300 and D7000

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Very inexpensive: $465.14 vs $601.90

Nikon D600

Nikon D600
1 year newer
$1,457 (body only)
$2,172 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D600 (vs the D7000)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 16.1 MP
  • Larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.62x

Significant disadvantages of the D600 (vs the D7000)

  • Fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Larger: Professional size (141×113×82 mm) vs Professional size (132×105×77 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.2" vs 3"

common strengths of the D600 and D7000

  • 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

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, can focus continuously while recording movies and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs UHD @ 30fps), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.62x vs 0.74x), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (16.1 MP vs 24 MP).

Fujifilm X-H1

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7 years newer
$1,299 (body only)
$2,100 - $2,198 16-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-H1 (vs the D7000)

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

Significant disadvantages of the X-H1 (vs the D7000)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much shorter battery life: 310 shots vs 1050 shots

common strengths of the X-H1 and D7000

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

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
3 years newer
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 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

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $379.00 vs $601.90

Sony a7 III

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7 years newer
$1,876 - $1,998 (body only)
$2,116 - $2,198 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7 III (vs the D7000)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the a7 III (vs the D7000)

  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the a7 III and D7000

  • Weather sealed
  • Very long battery life: 710 shots vs 1050 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6
1 year newer
$606 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NEX-6 (vs the D7000)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.62x
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (120×67×43 mm) vs Professional size (132×105×77 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-6 (vs the D7000)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 1050 shots

common strengths of the NEX-6 and D7000

  • Inexpensive: $606.49 vs $601.90
  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
2 years newer
$698 (body only)

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH3 (vs the D7000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH3 (vs the D7000)

  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much fewer lenses available: 108 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 614k dots vs 920k dots

common strengths of the DMC-GH3 and D7000

  • Weather sealed
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 230 lenses

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5
4 years newer
$443 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1 J5 (vs the D7000)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Has a touch screen
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 6 fps

Significant disadvantages of the 1 J5 (vs the D7000)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 20 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentaprism
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the 1 J5 and D7000

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $443.39 vs $601.90
  • Each has a built-in flash