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 viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.70x
 

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
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay

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

$1,965 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

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

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,199 - $2,797 body only

$2,900 - $3,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,397 - $1,497 body only

$1,725 - $2,447 with 28-300mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Size Smaller
Startup delay Much more startup delay

Nikon D7100 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $997 body only

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

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
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
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,797 body only

$1,965 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Lens availability Fewer lenses available

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