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

Nikon D700 vs Nikon D7100

Winner
Nikon D700

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Nikon D7100

84

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D700

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,303 ISO
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
Many focus points
Focus points
51
Built-in focus motor
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Autofocuses with more lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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differences

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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
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
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
24 MP vs 12.1 MP
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Capture around 2x more detail in your photos
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
Slightly 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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Almost the same
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 5 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Size
Smaller
136x107x76 mm vs 147x123x77 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$896.95 vs $3,973.45
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The best price we've seen is $3,076 cheaper (4.4x less)
Weight
Significantly lighter
675 g vs 1,074 g
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Around 40% 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
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
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Focus points Many focus points Help
              51
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              D7100300 ms
              D700400 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
              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7200

              Nikon D7200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $940 - $1,197 body only

              $1,240 - $1,497 with 18-140mm lens

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $949 body only

              $1,249 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

              $647 body only

              $570 - $747 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

              $685 with 18-55mm lens

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,315 - $1,497 body only

              $1,699 - $1,997 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
              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $1,997 body only

              $2,697 with 24-120mm 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
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $749 - $778 body only

              $849 - $1,448 with 28-135mm 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 D7100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5500

              Nikon D5500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $790 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

              Nikon D700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D800

              Nikon D800

              Pro DSLR

              $2,545 - $2,648 body only

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

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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...