Nikon D7100

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Nikon D7100

85

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Nikon D300S

70

Nikon D300S

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300S

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
205 lenses
Focus points
Many focus points
51
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
 
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Advantages of the Nikon D7100

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Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 83.0 vs 70.0
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Around 20% better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Color depth Better color depth 24.2 bits vs 22.5 bits
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Distinguishes 1.7 more bits of color
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
True resolution Much higher true resolution 24 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture around 2x more detail in your photos
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 1,256 ISO vs 787 ISO
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The D7100 has a slight edge (0.7 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.7 EV vs 12.2 EV
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1.5 f-stops more dynamic range
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The D7100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Size Smaller 136x107x76 mm vs 147x114x74 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight Lighter 765 g vs 938 g
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Around 20% lighter
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The D7100's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $1,096.95 vs $1,583.00
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The best price we've seen is $486 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon D300S

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Continuous shooting Shoots faster 7 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 225 ms vs 251 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Thickness Thinner 2.9" vs 3"
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              205 lenses
              Focus points Many focus points Help
              51
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              300 ms startup delay
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              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
              Storage slots Multiple storage slots Help
              2
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              D7100:6,400 ISO
              D300S:3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              D7100:APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
              D300S:APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              Shared Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,049 - $1,150 body only

              $200 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $720 - $747 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $701 - $840 body only

              $913 - $989 with 18-105mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,897 body only

              $2,397 - $2,440 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
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,399 body only

              $1,299 - $1,699 with 18-135mm lens

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 - $647 body only

              $544 - $747 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
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $575 - $629 body only

              $848 - $966 with 18-105mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon D7100 Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D7100.

              Nikon D300S Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D300S.

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              Avatar for Kresten Bruun Kresten Bruun (0:06 PM, October 11, 2013)
              The Nikon D7100 HAS a


              Built-in focus motor


              Autofocuses with more lenses
























              just like D300/s and a lot of other Nikon cameras ...