Nikon D3X vs Nikon D7100

Winner
Nikon D3X

100

Nikon D7100

90

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3X

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,992 ISO
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.70x
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
161 ms shutter lag
Great battery life
Battery life
4400 shots
 

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
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D7100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3X.

competitors

Nikon D3X Competitors

Nikon D800

Nikon D800

Pro DSLR

$1,800 body only

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D3S

Nikon D3S

Pro DSLR

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,417 - $2,497 body only

$2,900 - $2,997 with 24-120mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Nikon D7100 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$779 - $997 body only

$1,126 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

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

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$697 body only

$781 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$779 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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