Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Winner
Nikon D7100

84

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Canon EOS 60D

66

Canon EOS 60D

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Overall image quality
Great image quality
83.0
Color depth
Great color depth
24.2 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.7 EV
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Battery life
Great battery life
1100 shots
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 
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Advantages of the Canon 60D

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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
Battery life Longer battery life 1100 shots vs 950 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
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Advantages of the Nikon D7100

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Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 83.0 vs 66.0
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Around 30% better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.7 EV vs 11.5 EV
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2.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth 24.2 bits vs 22.2 bits
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Distinguishes 2 more bits of color
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 1,256 ISO vs 813 ISO
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The D7100 has a slight edge (0.6 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Focus points Many more focus points 51 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 1,040k dots
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Around 20% higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 24 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 96%
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Almost the same
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.61x vs 0.59x
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Around 10% larger viewfinder
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 15 vs 9
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 6 fps vs 5.3 fps
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More than 10% faster continuous shooting
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay 300 ms vs 400 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
Size Smaller 136x107x76 mm vs 145x106x79 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Thickness Thinner 3" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
Weight Lighter 675 g vs 755 g
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More than 10% lighter
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The D7100's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              60D:197 lenses
              D7100:205 lenses
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              60D:400 ms
              D7100:300 ms
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              60D:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              D7100:APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,147 body only

              $1,330 - $1,349 with 18-135mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Thickness Is thicker
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 - $747 body only

              $629 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 body only

              $886 with 55-200mm lens

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,048 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,079 body only

              $1,099 - $1,499 with 28-135mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,495 - $1,899 body only

              $2,299 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash

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              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

              Nikon D7100 Competitors

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              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,597 body only

              $1,997 - $2,040 with 24-85mm lens

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $2,297 body only

              $2,997 - $3,030 with 24-120mm lens

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $1,799 - $1,800 body only

              $2,149 with 18-135mm lens

              Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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              Showing 5 comments

              Avatar for srk1024 srk1024 (10:59 AM, February 27, 2014)
              Price also matters
               
              Avatar for Brian Brian (0:17 PM, September 03, 2013)
              Without a shadow of a doubt the D7100 is a better machine than the older Canon 60d
               
              Avatar for Valentin Denis Valentin Denis (10:44 PM, July 07, 2013)
              is worthy or not, it depends on how many canon lens do you have
               
              anonymous (3:06 PM, June 25, 2013)
              Well you need to pay more...
               
              Dimas (2:50 PM, April 23, 2013)
              Is it worthy to trade my 60d with d7100?