As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Nikon D7000 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, mirrorless and boutiques. The Nikon D7000's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D7200 and the D3400) and Canon (such as the EOS 70D 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 records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 24fps), slightly larger viewfinder (0.62x vs 0.55x), has a weather sealed body, shoots faster continuously (6 fps vs 5 fps) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs pentamirror).

However, on average it 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), has much more startup delay (400 ms vs 300 ms) and has much more shutter lag (238 ms vs 208 ms).

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
4 years newer
$769 - $997 (body only)
$866 - $1,297 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

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
6 years newer
$394 - $447 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
  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 39
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the D3400 and D7000

  • Great battery life: 1200 shots vs 1050 shots
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years newer
$394 (body only)
$473 - $500 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
  • Much 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 D7100

Nikon D7100
2 years newer
$711 (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 D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year newer
$680 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the D7000)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 16.1 MP
  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (125×96×77 mm) vs Professional size (132×105×77 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 505 g vs 780 g

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the D7000)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.52x vs 0.62x
  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 6 fps
  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 39

common strengths of the D3200 and D7000

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

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
2 years older
$599 (body only)
$1,754 18-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the D90 (vs the D7000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D90 (vs the D7000)

  • Much lower true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 16.1 MP
  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 39
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the D90 and D7000

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.63x vs 0.62x
  • Both have pentaprism viewfinders: Pentaprism vs Pentaprism
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses

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 none), has much less startup delay (400 ms vs 700 ms), can focus continuously while recording movies, is newer (september 2010 vs september 2009) and is slightly smaller (professional size (132×105×77 mm) vs professional size (141×113×82 mm)).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, has much more shutter lag (238 ms vs 131 ms) and is much more expensive ($3,514.85 vs $1,099.00).

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
2 years newer
$935 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the D7000)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 16.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the D7000)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the 70D and D7000

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Professional size (132×105×77 mm)

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
3 years newer
$944 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,807 - $2,447 28-300mm lens

Significant advantages of the D610 (vs the D7000)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D610 (vs the D7000)

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

common strengths of the D610 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
$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)

  • 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)
  • Light weight: 755 g vs 780 g

Nikon D700

Nikon D700
2 years older
$1,641 (body only)
$2,301 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
  • Shoots slower: 5 fps vs 6 fps

common strengths of the D700 and D7000

  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Built-in flashes

Nikon D300

Nikon D300
3 years older
$1,799 18-135mm lens

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
  • Built-in flashes

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
1 year older
$1,099 (body only)
$1,660 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the D7000)

  • Shoots much faster: 8 fps vs 6 fps
  • Thinner: 2.9" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the D7000)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the 7D and D7000

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Professional size (132×105×77 mm)
  • Built-in flashes

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, has much less startup delay (400 ms vs 1700 ms), can focus continuously while recording movies and much more lenses available (230 lenses vs 92 lenses).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (920k dots vs 1,229k 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 60 fps).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
3 years newer
$398 - $425 (body only)
$448 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

Olympus PEN E-PL9

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7 years newer
$599 - $798 (body only)
$699 - $700 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the PEN E-PL9 (vs the D7000)

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

Significant disadvantages of the PEN E-PL9 (vs the D7000)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentaprism
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 1050 shots

common strengths of the PEN E-PL9 and D7000

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony A7

Sony A7
3 years newer
$739 - $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

Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II
4 years newer
$898 - $920 (body only)
$998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7 II (vs the D7000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,230k dots vs 920k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the 7 II (vs the D7000)

  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 1050 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the 7 II and D7000

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • Many lenses available: 92 lenses vs 230 lenses

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
6 years newer
$1,479 - $1,599 (body only)
$1,899 - $1,999 12-40mm lens

Significant advantages of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II (vs the D7000)

  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 6 fps
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II (vs the D7000)

  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much fewer lenses available: 108 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.36x vs 0.62x

common strengths of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II and D7000

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 230 lenses

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D7000 compared to boutique competitors include: it has a weather sealed body, significantly better viewfinder coverage (100% vs 92%), has an external mic jack, has a much longer battery life (1050 shots vs 330 shots) and uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs hybrid detection).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a slightly lower resolution screen (920k dots vs 2,100k dots), is slightly larger (professional size (132×105×77 mm) vs standard size (127×74×52 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 204,800 ISO).

Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Fujifilm FinePix X100T
4 years newer
$999

Significant advantages of the X100T (vs the D7000)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (127×74×52 mm) vs Professional size (132×105×77 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 440 g vs 780 g

Significant disadvantages of the X100T (vs the D7000)

  • Much shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 1050 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Slower autofocus: Hybrid detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the X100T and D7000

  • Built-in flashes

Nikon Z6

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8 years newer
$1,997 - $2,597

Significant advantages of the Z6 (vs the D7000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 920k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 204,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Z6 (vs the D7000)

  • Much shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 1050 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the Z6 and D7000

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second