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

Nikon D700 vs Nikon D7100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D700

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,303 ISO
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
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 D700.

competitors

Nikon D700 Competitors

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Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,797 body only

$2,126 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
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Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $997 body only

$1,297 with 18-140mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
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Nikon D600

Pro DSLR

$2,010 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points

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 D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$747 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing

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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 Demogorgon Demogorgon (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...