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

Nikon D3 vs Nikon D7100

Winner
Nikon D3

117

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

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection

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 D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,492 - $1,497 body only

$1,997 - $2,085 with 24-120mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D3S

Nikon D3S

Pro DSLR

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$3,633 body only

Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor
Size Significantly smaller
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Nikon D7100 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$778 - $997 body only

$1,126 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$479 - $597 body only

$549 - $697 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

$697 body only

$781 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

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

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