Nikon D3X vs Nikon D7100

Winner
Nikon D3X

95

Nikon D7100

87

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3X

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.70x
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
161 ms shutter lag
Great battery life
Battery life
4400 shots
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
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

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 D3S

Nikon D3S

Pro DSLR

$6,280 body only

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,600 - $1,997 body only

$2,400 - $2,497 with 24-120mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D4

Nikon D4

Pro DSLR

$6,901 body only

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Nikon D7100 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$789 - $997 body only

$1,100 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

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

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$620 - $647 body only

$747 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

$812 - $999 body only

$913 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Autofocus Faster video autofocus
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

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