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

Nikon D700 vs Nikon D7100

Winner
Nikon D700

87

Nikon D7100

79

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
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
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

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,650 - $1,997 body only

$2,479 - $2,497 with 24-120mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,254 - $1,497 body only

$1,897 with 24-85mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$860 - $1,047 body only

$1,347 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

Nikon D7100 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$860 - $1,047 body only

$1,347 with 18-140mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Overall image quality Better image quality
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$565 - $747 body only

$660 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$850 - $999 body only

$949 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Autofocus Faster video autofocus
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

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 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...