Updated (October, 2013): Compare the Nikon D610 vs Nikon D7100

Nikon D610

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Nikon D610

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Nikon D7000

76

Nikon D7000

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D610

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
2,980 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
94.0
Color depth
Great color depth
25.1 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
14.2 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
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Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
205 lenses
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
 
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Advantages of the Nikon D610

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Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO 2,980 ISO vs 1,167 ISO
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The D610 has excellent image quality 1.4 f-stops higher ISO than the D7000
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 94.0 vs 80.0
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Around 20% better image quality
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 35.9x24.0mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.6mm
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Around 2.5x larger sensor
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 24.2 MP vs 16.1 MP
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Capture more than 50% more detail in your photos
Color depth Better color depth 25.1 bits vs 23.5 bits
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Distinguishes 1.6 more bits of color
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.70x vs 0.62x
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Around 30% larger viewfinder
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay 300 ms vs 400 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
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Advantages of the Nikon D7000

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Lens availability Significantly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 152 lenses
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More than 30% more lenses available
Size Smaller 132x105x77 mm vs 141x113x82 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 238 ms vs 260 ms
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Around 10% less delay when taking photos
Battery life Longer battery life 1050 shots vs 900 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Thickness Thinner 3" vs 3.2"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight Lighter 780 g vs 850 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $1,098.95 vs $1,796.95
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The best price we've seen is $698 cheaper (around 40% less)
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              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              D610:14.2 EV
              D7000:13.9 EV
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              D610:300 ms
              D7000:400 ms
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Built-in focus motor Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              Autofocuses with more lenses
              Storage slots Multiple storage slots Help
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              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,097 body only

              $1,394 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Focus points Has slightly more focus points
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,899 body only

              $2,299 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $679 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Nikon D800

              Nikon D800

              Pro DSLR

              $3,297 body only

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Focus points Has slightly more focus points
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $549 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Nikon D600

              Nikon D600

              Pro DSLR

              $1,359 - $1,360 body only

              $1,550 with 50mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D700

              Nikon D700

              Pro DSLR

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Focus points Has slightly more focus points
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots

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              Nikon D810

              Nikon D810

              Pro DSLR

              $3,297 body only

              $4,350 with 28-300mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots

              Nikon D7000 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $700 body only

              $450 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

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              Avatar for brendanhoward brendanhoward (1:12 PM, November 24, 2013)
              D7000 does not have an in camera HDR mode.