Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D5500

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Nikon D7100

100

Nikon D5500

98

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

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

$789 - $997 body only

$1,025 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$569 - $647 body only

$614 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$499 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
GPS Has a GPS
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Nikon D5500 Competitors

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$569 - $647 body only

$614 - $747 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

$399 body only

$499 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$484 body only

$749 - $798 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies

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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