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
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

galleries

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

competitors

Nikon D7100 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $997 body only

$1,048 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D500

Nikon D500

Pro DSLR

$1,649 - $1,897 body only

$2,397 - $2,497 with 16-80mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Focus points Many more focus points
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$620 - $647 body only

$619 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D5500 Competitors

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$620 - $647 body only

$619 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$458 - $597 body only

$499 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Touch screen No touch screen
Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900

Super zoom

$474 - $697

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
GPS Has a GPS
True resolution Much lower true resolution

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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