Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Canon Rebel T3i vs Nikon D7100

Nikon D7000

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Nikon D7000

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Canon EOS Rebel T2i

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Canon Rebel T2i

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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
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.9 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T2i

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
Weight
Light-weight
530 g
 
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Advantages of the Canon T2i

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Size Much smaller 129x98x62 mm vs 132x105x77 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Movie format Higher frame rate movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
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Both shoot Full HD (1080p) video, but T2i 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
Thickness Much thinner 2.4" vs 3"
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Around 20% thinner
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 Much lighter 530 g vs 780 g
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More than 30% lighter
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $199.95 vs $639.95
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The best price we've seen is $440 cheaper (3.2x less)
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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 784 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 66.0
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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
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.62x vs 0.54x
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More than 30% 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
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
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag 238 ms vs 252 ms
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Around 10% less delay when taking photos
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
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              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              400 ms startup delay
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              T2i:197 lenses
              D7000:205 lenses
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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
              T2i:None
              D7000:Contrast detection
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              T2i:1080p @ 30fps
              D7000:1080p @ 24fps

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              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $650 - $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 significantly more expensive
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 body only

              $450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $549 - $647 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
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $648 body only

              $200 - $579 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,199 body only

              $1,099 - $1,530 with 28-135mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $929 body only

              $848 - $940 with 18-105mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $389 - $506 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

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              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $681 - $700 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

              $225 - $389 body only

              $399 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

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

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              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,047 body only

              $1,347 with 18-140mm lens

              Movie format Higher frame rate movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive

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              Avatar for Justin Ji Justin Ji (5:48 AM, August 26, 2011)
              It says the D7000 is $99? :/
               
              Guerney Fermin (3:18 AM, April 13, 2011)
              LOL I mean Nikon D7000
               
              Guerney Fermin (3:17 AM, April 13, 2011)
              Nikon D700 is still number one. it is now known to be a "BABY D3s"
               
              Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (9:20 PM, February 21, 2011)
              I think you must be in Canada seeing our canadian prices? Unfortunately we don't have many pricing sources in Canada, so often the prices look higher than they actually are. If you click the US flag on the top right you can switch and see US prices, we have the T2i available for $822 USD.
               
              Guest (3:57 PM, February 21, 2011)
              not sure where you are buying the T2i at but there is no way it costs almost 1,500 bucks. I just bought one ƒor half that price.
               
              Avatar for Mark Feeney Mark Feeney (5:14 AM, December 29, 2010)
              Temporary glitch with our pricing system. I've fixed this up. Thanks for the report.
               
              guest (9:15 PM, December 28, 2010)
              Seems the link for the Nikon d7000 from amazon.com advertised at $87.95 is for a camera bag, not the camera.