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 D7200) and Canon (such as the EOS 70D and the EOS 7D)

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 0.54x), 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 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 MP), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has much more shutter lag (238 ms vs 208 ms).

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years newer
$397 (body only)
$474 - $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 D7200

Nikon D7200
4 years newer
$629 - $1,184 (body only)
$997 - $1,349 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 D90

Nikon D90
2 years older
$499 (body only)

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

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
2 years newer
$711 (body only)
$1,019 18-140mm 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 D5100

Nikon D5100
6 months newer
$366 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the D7000)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (127×97×79 mm) vs Professional size (132×105×77 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 560 g vs 780 g

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the D7000)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.62x
  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 6 fps
  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 39

common strengths of the D5100 and D7000

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

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
4 years newer
$550 (body only)
$549 - $797 18-55mm lens

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
  • Much 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
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks

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 slightly smaller (professional size (132×105×77 mm) vs large (147×115×81 mm)) and has more storage slots (2 vs 1).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (920k dots vs 2,359k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (16.1 MP vs 20 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 1,640,000 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
2 years newer
$714 (body only)
$999 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)

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
1 year older
$1,099 (body only)

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

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
similar age
$2,753 (body only)
$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 D750

Nikon D750
4 years newer
$1,149 - $1,411 (body only)
$1,719 - $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
  • Higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 920k dots

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

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

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
5 years newer
$1,399 - $1,797 (body only)
$2,055 - $2,397 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the D7000)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,359k dots vs 920k dots
  • Many more focus points: 153 vs 39
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 1,640,000 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the D500 (vs the D7000)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • Significantly larger: Large (147×115×81 mm) vs Professional size (132×105×77 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.2" vs 3"

common strengths of the D500 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

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 digital), records movies in 24p, has much less startup delay (400 ms vs 1700 ms), can focus continuously while recording movies and has much less shutter lag (238 ms vs 277 ms).

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

Sony a7 II

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4 years newer

Significant advantages of the a7 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 a7 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 a7 II and D7000

  • Weather sealed
  • Many lenses available: 92 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500
6 years newer
$1,198 (body only)
$1,598 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the D7000)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the D7000)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 1050 shots

common strengths of the Alpha a6500 and D7000

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

Sony A7

Sony A7
3 years newer
$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
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 1050 shots

common strengths of the A7 and D7000

  • Weather sealed
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 92 lenses vs 230 lenses

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1
2 years newer
$1,099 (body only)
$2,099 14-150mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-M1 (vs the D7000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,400k dots vs 920k dots

Significant disadvantages of the E-M1 (vs the D7000)

  • No 24p support
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 1050 shots

common strengths of the E-M1 and D7000

  • Incredible startup delay: 800 ms vs 400 ms
  • Weather sealed
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5
1 year newer
$600 - $899 (body only)
$999 14-150mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-M5 (vs the D7000)

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

Significant disadvantages of the E-M5 (vs the D7000)

  • No 24p support
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much shorter battery life: 500 shots vs 1050 shots

common strengths of the E-M5 and D7000

  • Incredible startup delay: 1100 ms vs 400 ms
  • Weather sealed
  • Focus continuously recording movies