Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D7100

Nikon D7000

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Nikon D7000

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Nikon D3200

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Nikon D3200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Overall image quality
Great image quality
80.0
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.9 EV
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Overall image quality
Great image quality
81.0
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Color depth
Great color depth
24.1 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.2 EV
 
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Advantages of the Nikon D3200

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True resolution Much higher true resolution 24.2 MP vs 16.1 MP
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Capture more than 50% more detail in your photos
Movie format Higher frame rate movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
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Both shoot Full HD (1080p) video, but D3200 does so at a higher frame rate
Size Significantly smaller 125x96x76 mm vs 132x105x77 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Color depth Better color depth 24.1 bits vs 23.5 bits
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Distinguishes 0.6 more bits of color
Weight Much lighter 505 g vs 780 g
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Around 40% lighter
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 81.0 vs 80.0
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Almost the same
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $319.00 vs $639.95
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The best price we've seen is $321 cheaper (2x less)
Thickness Slightly thinner 3" vs 3"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon D7000

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Battery life Much longer battery life 1050 shots vs 540 shots
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More than 90% more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder 0.62x vs 0.50x
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More than 50% larger viewfinder
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Focus points Many more focus points 39 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 4 fps
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50% faster continuous shooting
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
Sensor size Larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.6mm vs APS-C 23.2x15.4mm
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Almost the same
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 1,167 ISO vs 1,131 ISO
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The D7000 has a slight edge (0 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.9 EV vs 13.2 EV
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0.7 f-stops more dynamic range
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 238 ms vs 276 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
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
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Overall image quality Good image quality Help
              D3200:81.0
              D7000:80.0
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              205 lenses
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              400 ms startup delay
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              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 Slower contrast detection video autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              D3200:1080p @ 30fps
              D7000:1080p @ 24fps

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              competitors

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              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 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

              $547 body only

              $646 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $415 body only

              $495 - $562 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $648 body only

              $200 - $570 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $947 body only

              $1,247 with 18-140mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is much heavier
              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
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $273 body only

              $427 - $489 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack

              Nikon D3200 Competitors

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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

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Overall image quality Much worse image quality
              Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

              Nikon D7000 Competitors

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              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,199 body only

              $1,099 - $1,605 with 28-135mm lens

              Cross type focus points Significantly more cross-type focus points
              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

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              Jasmin (3:51 PM, August 22, 2014)
              Flip-out screen help you to shut while you can't get behind your camera (in corner + in floor ..) see more info about this feature here http://goo.gl/kG2mxO
               
              Jasmin (3:47 PM, August 22, 2014)
              It's the truth Kris, D3200 is an amazing DSLR for normal use, while D7000 is expansive because its have a strong body and give you more control, also its have long batterie life and 2 slot for memory card and lot of more ....
              If you are interesting in buying a DSLR camera and you not sure about what to get, this article is made for you http://goo.gl/kG2mxO , it contain all info that you need for make the right buying decision
               
              Avatar for Pepe Le Pew Pepe Le Pew (2:54 AM, March 14, 2014)
              I'll take my K-30 over a D3200 any day of the week......
               
              Avatar for John Wolf John Wolf (7:35 AM, February 06, 2014)
              What you all have to remember is that the camera does not make the photographer. And to those saying this is for pro's, might I remind you that the d7000 is also an entry level DSLR, it might have betteer features but that still doesn't make it a pro camera. Besides, the d3200 has proven to be an awesome camera, you really get bang for your buck, I've owned one since july of 2013 and it has never let me down and I have taken some amazing images with it. I love it!
               
              Avatar for Ida Intan Nilawati Ida Intan Nilawati (1:04 AM, February 06, 2014)
              hi michael, i have d3200 too, it is indeed i agree wtih you ,
               
              Satya (1:18 PM, November 22, 2013)
              Never in my experience. I don't really think flip out screens matter much; I do quite a bit of film work with my d3200, and I've never really seen the need for a flip-out screen. That being said, it can be sometimes helpful if you're going for aerial shots. BUT- it makes setting up slower; you might be looking for a quick capture in terms of the fact that you're aiming for general family snaps.
              I find though, that the d3200 MPs, although I know are not that crucial, make photos really detailed. It has great video opts too.
               
              Avatar for Krayzie Dell Krayzie Dell (7:28 PM, October 12, 2013)
              All the winning features of D7000 are ones that you won't even come close to using in any situation.
               
              Avatar for Eric Langlois Eric Langlois (11:07 PM, August 04, 2013)
              The D7000 is the more professional camera. In my opinion it is a better camera. However, the most perfectly exposed, amazing photo taken with the same lens in the same circumstances I would say that the D3200 would deliver a better photo. It is all the extra features of the D7000 that makes it it such a desirable camera for prosumers.
               
              Avatar for Michael Saxon Michael Saxon (8:40 AM, March 24, 2013)
              The D3200 is stunning in image quality especially when you put some real glass behind it. Not saying that the D7000 isn't a great camera with stunning image quality as well, just that Nikon put a $699 price tag on a $1500 camera in my o[pinion. Why would I say that? I have owned one since April of 2012 (the month they came out) and am still amazed at the ability of this little camera and I have friends with more expensive cameras than mine questioning their equipment now because their image quality does not compare with this little beast. But don't worry... at the rate cameras keep advancing, the camera we own today will be considered out dated bottom of the barrel in five years. Five years from now the standard will probably be gigapixels and anything in megapixels will be considered cheap and not enough. lol
               
              Avatar for Lana Coetzee Lana Coetzee (1:09 PM, February 25, 2013)
              Hi. I can't decide whether to go for the D3200.....it's basically for family and vacation use. But, I keep wondering whether I should go with something with a flip-out screen. Do u find that the d3200 would have been better with a flip-out screen??
               
              Sanjay Sagar (9:45 PM, December 17, 2012)
              Not necessary. D3200 is latest and the latest is always better than the earlier ones, because it is the result of extensive R&D works of the manufacturer...
               
              Sanjay Sagar (9:42 PM, December 17, 2012)
              Go ahead and check it out yourself. I am using D3200 and it gives higher resolution, better image quality, higher dynamic range, & better color depth in comparision to D7000... <(")
               
              Kris (6:08 AM, July 23, 2012)
              How the F does the D3200 win on higher resolution, better image quality, higher dynamic range, AND better color depth?

              It sounds like the D3200 takes higher quality images than the D7000. Absurd.
               
              me (11:56 AM, June 15, 2012)
              of course the D7000 would win. It's designed for pros! :)