Updated (February 2013): Compare the Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D800

Nikon D800 vs Nikon D7100

Winner
Nikon D800

100

Nikon D7100

79

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D800

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,979 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
96.0
Great color depth
Color depth
25.6 bits
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.70x
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Storage slots
More storage slots
2

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D7100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D800.

competitors

Nikon D800 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,700 - $1,997 body only

$2,400 - $2,497 with 24-120mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,399 - $2,797 body only

$3,050 - $3,497 with 24-120mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$1,300 - $2,499 body only

$2,700 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

Nikon D7100 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$789 - $1,047 body only

$1,100 - $1,347 with 18-140mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Overall image quality Better image quality
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$620 - $647 body only

$747 - $820 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$597 body only

$549 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Weather sealed No weather sealing

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tania (2:19 AM, December 17, 2014)
Jessica E Catino
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