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
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 922k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution 24 MP vs 12.1 MP
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Capture around 2x more detail in your photos
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 7 fps vs 5 fps
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40% 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
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay 300 ms vs 400 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Weight Lighter 765 g vs 1,074 g
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Around 30% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $1,146.95 vs $3,049.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,902 cheaper (2.7x less)
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 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
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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
              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
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              Shared Competitors

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              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,099 - $1,231 body only

              $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $721 - $840 body only

              $930 - $990 with 18-105mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $720 - $747 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,897 body only

              $2,797 - $2,800 with 28-300mm 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 D600

              Nikon D600

              Pro DSLR

              $1,600 - $1,613 body only

              $1,999 - $2,150 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

              $1,299 body only

              $1,599 - $1,799 with 18-135mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
              Color depth Has significantly less color depth
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $650 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

              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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              Nikon D3

              Nikon D3

              Pro DSLR

              $7,995 body only

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Size Significantly larger

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              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...