Updated (February 2013): Compare the Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D1

Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D1

Nikon D7100
Nikon D1

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D1

Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/16000 of a second
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses

Items often bought with the D7100 or D1

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D7100.
Explore our gallery of 7 sample photos taken by the Nikon D1.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon D7100

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3.2" vs 2"
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More than 60% larger screen
Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 60fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 130k dots
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Around 9.5x higher resolution screen
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
24 MP vs 2.6 MP
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Capture more than 9x more detail in your photos
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.61x vs 0.53x
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Around 40% larger viewfinder
Size
Much smaller
136×107×76 mm vs 157×153×85 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Viewfinder coverage
Significantly better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 96%
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 4.5 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$713.00 vs $5,583.02
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The best price we've seen is $4,870 cheaper (7.8x less)
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Weight
Much lighter
675 g vs 1,200 g
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More than 40% lighter
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The D7100's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Thickness
Significantly thinner
3" vs 3.3"
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More than 10% thinner
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
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Advantages of the Nikon D1

Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/16000s vs 1/8000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the D1.

similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths
Lens availability Many lenses available Help
230 lenses
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
Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
D71001/8000s
D11/16000s
Common Weaknesses
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
D71006,400 ISO
D11,600 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$968 - $1,097 body only

$1,397 with 18-140mm lens

Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously while recording movies
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$720 with 18-55mm lens

Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,584 - $1,997 body only

$2,125 - $2,697 with 24-120mm lens

Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,174 - $1,497 body only

$1,649 - $1,997 with 24-85mm lens

Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$405 - $497 body only

$479 - $500 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
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Size Is slightly smaller
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$289 body only

$349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Size Is slightly smaller
Weight Is slightly lighter
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

Nikon D7100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$559 - $747 body only

$649 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$799 - $999 body only

$900 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$465 - $647 body only

$545 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
GPS Has a GPS
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

Nikon D1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS 1D X

Canon EOS 1D X

Pro DSLR

$4,599 body only

$6,760 with 70-200mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

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