Updated (February 2013): Compare the Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D700

Nikon D700 vs Nikon D7100

Winner
Nikon D700

100

Nikon D7100

88

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D700

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
197 ms shutter lag
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D7100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D700.

competitors

Nikon D700 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,149 - $1,297 body only

$1,797 with 24-120mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$790 - $1,497 body only

$1,774 - $2,447 with 28-300mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Focus points Fewer focus points
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $697 body only

$997 - $1,150 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

Nikon D7100 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $697 body only

$997 - $1,150 with 18-140mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$474 body only

$459 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
GPS Has a GPS
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$468 - $597 body only

$500 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Weather sealed No weather sealing

discussion

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Avatar for johnny d johnny d (5:16 PM, June 07, 2016)
Price tag difference is surely understandable. But check out the differences between crop frame and full frame (35mm ) cameras to fully understand why the price difference are so vast between the two.
 
Avatar for Richard Montari Richard Montari (8:21 PM, June 06, 2016)
Extremely minor difference and not worth an extra $2,000, imo.
 
Avatar for Richard Montari Richard Montari (8:21 PM, June 06, 2016)
Look at the specs. They're virtually identical.
 
Avatar for johnny d johnny d (8:09 PM, June 06, 2016)
..so no they are not the same camera
 
Avatar for johnny d johnny d (8:09 PM, June 06, 2016)
exactly. Not to mention d700 is full frame, 7100 is crop frame
 
Avatar for johnny d johnny d (8:08 PM, June 06, 2016)
Actually, the 7100 is a crop frame, 700 is full frame. You are paying for the full frame price.
 
Avatar for Richard Montari Richard Montari (2:13 AM, October 15, 2015)
So basically, they are the same exact camera. One is $2,000 more.
 
Avatar for Abbadon Abbadon (6:02 PM, June 03, 2015)
There is no mention of the build quality of the D700, it is a professional grade camera the D7100 is for enthusiasts
(no where near the same thing).
 
Avatar for James Haley James Haley (7:21 PM, May 11, 2014)
It's extended to 7 fps when in a 1.3x crop mode.
 
Oliver Rost (2:25 PM, March 31, 2014)
The D7100 has only 6fps according to the technical specs on Nikon site!!! Not 7fps, as it is shown here...