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

Nikon D800 vs Nikon D7100

Winner
Nikon D800

100

Nikon D7100

78

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 screen
Screen size
3.2"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

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

$1,399 - $1,797 body only

$2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,399 - $2,497 body only

$3,060 - $3,197 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,190 - $2,499 body only

$2,699 - $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 - $997 body only

$1,076 - $1,297 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

$597 body only

$689 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$779 - $899 body only

$891 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Autofocus Faster video autofocus
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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