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

Nikon D7000

Winner
Nikon D7000

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Canon Rebel T3i

58

Canon Rebel T3i

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.62x
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

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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
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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$499.00 vs $679.00
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The best price we've seen is $180 cheaper (around 30% less)
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
Startup delay
Much less startup delay
400 ms vs 1500 ms
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3.7x less delay when turning on
Color depth
Better color depth
23.5 bits vs 22.1 bits
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Distinguishes 1.4 more bits of color
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Focus points
Many more focus points
39 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Viewfinder size
Significantly larger viewfinder
0.62x vs 0.53x
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Around 40% larger viewfinder
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
6 fps vs 3.7 fps
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More than 60% faster continuous shooting
Cross type focus points
Significantly more cross-type focus points
9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Size Large Help
              T3i:133x99x79 mm
              D7000:132x105x77 mm
              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

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              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $597 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 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 slightly more expensive
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 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
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $899 body only

              $959 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 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
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $385 body only

              $429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag

              Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $549 body only

              $549 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Nikon D7000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $896 - $897 body only

              $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              Movie format Higher frame rate movies
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive

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