Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Canon Rebel T4i vs Nikon D7100

Nikon D7000

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Nikon D7000

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Canon Rebel T3i

58

Canon Rebel T3i

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,167 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
80.0
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Color depth
Great color depth
23.5 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
 
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Advantages of the Canon T3i

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Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Movie format Higher frame rate movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
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Both shoot Full HD (1080p) video, but T3i does so at a higher frame rate
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Lowest price Much cheaper $199.95 vs $1,098.95
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The best price we've seen is $899 cheaper (5.5x less)
True resolution Higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 16.1 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Weight Significantly lighter 570 g vs 780 g
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Around 30% lighter
Size Slightly smaller 133x99x79 mm vs 132x105x77 mm
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon D7000

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Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO 1,167 ISO vs 793 ISO
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The D7000 has a slight edge (0.6 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 80.0 vs 65.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.9 EV vs 11.5 EV
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2.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Battery life Much longer battery life 1050 shots vs 440 shots
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Around 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Color depth Better color depth 23.5 bits vs 22.1 bits
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Distinguishes 1.4 more bits of color
Focus points Many more focus points 39 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Sensor size Much larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Startup delay Much less startup delay 400 ms vs 1500 ms
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3.7x less delay when turning on
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder 0.62x vs 0.53x
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Around 40% larger viewfinder
Cross type focus points Significantly more cross-type focus points 9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 3.7 fps
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More than 60% faster continuous shooting
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
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 238 ms vs 283 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The D7000's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
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
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              T3i:197 lenses
              D7000:205 lenses
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Size Large Help
              T3i:133x99x79 mm
              D7000:132x105x77 mm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              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
              T3i:None
              D7000:Contrast detection
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              T3i:1080p @ 30fps
              D7000:1080p @ 24fps

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              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $200 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $700 body only

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

              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Size Is significantly larger
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $647 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $352 - $415 body only

              $495 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $695 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive

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              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $699 - $849 body only

              $499 - $822 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $400 - $415 body only

              $399 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,097 body only

              $1,320 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

              Movie format Higher frame rate movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Size Larger

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