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

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

differences

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
Slightly longer battery life
1100 shots vs 950 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$699.00 vs $891.92
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The best price we've seen is $193 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high 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
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
Focus points
Many more focus points
51 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
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
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
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Continuous shooting
Shoots 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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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent DSLRs, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              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 body only

              $1,129 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Size Is slightly smaller
              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

              $679 - $1,025 with 18-55mm lens

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              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
              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 - $1,499 body only

              $1,099 - $1,978 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
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $929 body only

              $900 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack

              Canon EOS 60D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Nikon D7100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,497 - $1,597 body only

              $1,897 - $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

              $2,149 - $2,297 body only

              $2,997 with 24-120mm lens

              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
              Size Larger
              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $1,799 body only

              $2,149 with 18-135mm lens

              Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
              Continuous shooting Shoots much 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?