Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D800

Nikon D700

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Nikon D700

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Nikon D7100

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Nikon D7100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D700

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
2,303 ISO
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.72x
Sensor size
Large sensor
Full frame 36.0x23.9mm
Focus points
Many focus points
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Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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Advantages of the Nikon D7100

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Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 60fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
True resolution Much higher true resolution 24 MP vs 12.1 MP
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Capture around 2x more detail in your photos
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 922k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.7 EV vs 12.2 EV
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1.5 f-stops more dynamic range
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 152 lenses
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More than 30% more lenses available
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Overall image quality Better image quality 83.0 vs 80.0
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Almost the same
Color depth Better color depth 24.2 bits vs 23.5 bits
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Distinguishes 0.7 more bits of color
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 5 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
Size Smaller 136x107x76 mm vs 147x123x77 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Weight Significantly lighter 765 g vs 1,074 g
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Around 30% lighter
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay 300 ms vs 400 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Thickness Slightly thinner 3" vs 3"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon D700

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Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO 2,303 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
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The D700 has a slight edge (0.9 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 36.0x23.9mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
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Around 2.5x larger sensor
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder 0.72x vs 0.61x
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Around 40% larger viewfinder
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 197 ms vs 251 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 1000 shots vs 950 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
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        similarities

        Compared to recent DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Focus points Many focus points Help
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        Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
        Shoot in extreme weather
        Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
        D7100:300 ms
        D700:400 ms
        Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
        Pentaprism
        Built-in focus motor Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
        Autofocuses with more lenses
        Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
        1/8000 of a second
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
        External flash not needed
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        6,400 ISO
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur

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        Canon EOS 70D

        Canon EOS 70D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,099 - $1,155 body only

        $450 - $1,449 with 18-135mm lens

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Thickness Is thicker
        Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $747 body only

        $695 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
        Nikon D7000

        Nikon D7000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,257 body only

        $1,150 - $1,330 with 18-105mm lens

        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
        Nikon D610

        Nikon D610

        Pro DSLR

        $1,797 - $1,897 body only

        $2,297 - $2,397 with 24-85mm lens

        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon EOS 7D

        Canon EOS 7D

        Pro DSLR

        $999 - $1,799 body only

        $1,299 - $1,729 with 18-135mm lens

        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
        Nikon D600

        Nikon D600

        Pro DSLR

        $1,360 - $1,422 body only

        $1,550 with 50mm lens

        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon D800

        Nikon D800

        Pro DSLR

        $3,297 body only

        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Nikon D7100 Competitors

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        No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D7100.

        Nikon D700 Competitors

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        No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D700.

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        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...