Updated (February 2013): Compare the Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D3S

Nikon D3S vs Nikon D7100

Winner
Nikon D3S

127

Nikon D7100

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3S

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
3,253 ISO
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.70x
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
9 fps
Great battery life
Battery life
4200 shots
 

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 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3S.

competitors

Nikon D3S Competitors

Nikon D3

Nikon D3

Pro DSLR

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,419 - $1,497 body only

$1,899 - $1,997 with 24-120mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$104 body only

Size Significantly smaller
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Startup delay Much more startup delay

Nikon D7100 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$749 - $797 body only

$1,097 with 18-140mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$500 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
GPS Has a GPS
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$1,448 with 18-135mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

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