Nikon D5500 vs Nikon D7100

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Nikon D5500

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Nikon D7100

99

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5500

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14 EV
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Really small
Size
Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.61x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D7100.

competitors

Nikon D5500 Competitors

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$697 body only

$781 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$410 - $597 body only

$479 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$749 - $800 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Nikon D7100 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$778 - $997 body only

$1,127 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$697 body only

$781 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$779 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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Avatar for Mohsin Nawaz Mohsin Nawaz (6:15 AM, September 28, 2016)
The low noise ISO values are valid (1438 vs 1256) but it seems as ISO is increased further, D7100 does better. See the comparison below:
https://youtu.be/Cfh47Pd2X2Q