Updated (February 2013): Compare the Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D3

Nikon D3 vs Nikon D7100

Winner
Nikon D3

116

Nikon D7100

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,290 ISO
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.70x
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
9 fps
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
88 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Color depth
Great color depth
24.2 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.7 EV
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D7100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3.

competitors

Nikon D3 Competitors

Nikon D3S

Nikon D3S

Pro DSLR

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Movie format Shoots movies
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,198 - $1,497 body only

$1,900 - $2,447 with 28-300mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$749 - $997 body only

$1,029 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Nikon D7100 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$749 - $997 body only

$1,029 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$489 body only

$549 - $564 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$519 - $647 body only

$614 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Weather sealed No weather sealing

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