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

Nikon D3S vs Nikon D7100

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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"
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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

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Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,499 - $1,797 body only

$2,297 with 24-120mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
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Nikon D5

Pro DSLR

$6,497 body only

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
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Nikon D800

Pro DSLR

$2,125 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

Nikon D7100 Competitors

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Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $997 body only

$1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
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Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$500 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points
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Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$549 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing

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