Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D5500

Winner
Nikon D7100

100

Nikon D5500

95

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5500

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
201 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)

galleries

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

competitors

Nikon D7100 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$705 - $997 body only

$874 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
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Nikon Z 7

Boutique

$3,397 - $3,994

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Focus points Many more focus points
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$1,250 with 18-200mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Nikon D5500 Competitors

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$580 - $597 body only

$569 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Weight Heavier
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$469 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Touch screen No touch screen
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$705 - $997 body only

$874 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Touch screen No touch 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