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

Nikon D3S vs Nikon D7100

Winner
Nikon D3S

125

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

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
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

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

$1,480 - $1,797 body only

$2,126 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D3

Nikon D3

Pro DSLR

$63 body only

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Nikon D3X

Nikon D3X

Pro DSLR

$2,895 body only

Overall image quality Better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Nikon D7100 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $997 body only

$1,073 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$697 body only

$796 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$413 body only

$450 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Weather sealed No weather sealing

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