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

Nikon D3S vs Nikon D7100

Winner
Nikon D3S

100

Nikon D7100

77

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
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
120 ms startup delay
 

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
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather

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 D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,585 - $1,997 body only

$2,109 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Better image quality
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D5

Nikon D5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$6,497 body only

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Viewfinder Doesn't have a through-the-lens viewfinder
Nikon D4s

Nikon D4s

Pro DSLR

$5,200 - $5,997 body only

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Nikon D7100 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$829 - $1,097 body only

$1,389 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$525 - $747 body only

$590 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$750 - $999 body only

$839 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

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