Nikon D7100

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Nikon D7100

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Canon EOS 1100D

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Canon EOS 1100D

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Overall image quality
Great image quality
83.0
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Color depth
Great color depth
24.2 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.7 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1100D

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
100 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
110 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Professional size 130x100x78 mm
Weight
Light-weight
459 g
 
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Advantages of the Canon 1100D

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Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 110 ms vs 251 ms
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2.3x less delay when taking photos
Lowest price Much cheaper $399.95 vs $1,096.95
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The best price we've seen is $697 cheaper (2.7x less)
Size Smaller 130x100x78 mm vs 136x107x76 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight Much lighter 459 g vs 765 g
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40% lighter
Startup delay Less startup delay 100 ms vs 300 ms
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3x less delay when turning on
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Advantages of the Nikon D7100

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO 1,256 ISO vs 755 ISO
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The D7100 has a slight edge (0.7 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Overall image quality Much better image quality 83.0 vs 62.0
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More than 30% better image quality
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 230k dots
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Around 5.5x higher resolution screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.7 EV vs 11 EV
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2.7 f-stops more dynamic range
Screen size Much larger screen 3.2" vs 2.7"
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Around 20% larger screen
Color depth Better color depth 24.2 bits vs 21.9 bits
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Distinguishes 2.3 more bits of color
True resolution Much higher true resolution 24 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture around 2x more detail in your photos
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Focus points Many more focus points 51 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Sensor size Much larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.7mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points 15 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.61x vs 0.54x
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More than 30% larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 6 fps vs 3 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 950 shots vs 700 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor Yes vs No
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Removes dust from the sensor automatically, avoiding spots in photos
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
Thickness Thinner 3" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              1100D:100 ms
              D7100:300 ms
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              1100D:197 lenses
              D7100:205 lenses
              Size Large Help
              1100D:130x100x78 mm
              D7100:136x107x76 mm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus Help
              1100D:None
              D7100:Contrast detection

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,099 - $1,155 body only

              $450 - $1,449 with 18-135mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $647 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $897 - $929 body only

              $833 - $940 with 18-105mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $700 body only

              $450 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $352 - $415 body only

              $495 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,221 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is much more expensive

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $278 body only

              $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $548 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Canon EOS 550D

              Canon EOS 550D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,264 body only

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Canon EOS 500D

              Canon EOS 500D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO

              Nikon D7100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $695 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,257 body only

              $1,150 - $1,330 with 18-105mm lens

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Higher frame rate movies
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,797 - $1,897 body only

              $2,297 - $2,397 with 24-85mm lens

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Movie format Higher frame rate movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,799 body only

              $1,299 - $1,729 with 18-135mm lens

              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Much worse image quality
              Nikon D600

              Nikon D600

              Pro DSLR

              $1,360 - $1,422 body only

              $1,550 with 50mm lens

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Movie format Higher frame rate movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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