Nikon D7100

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Nikon D7100

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Nikon D7000

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Nikon D7000

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Overall image quality
Great image quality
83.0
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.7 EV
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.9 EV
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 
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Advantages of the Nikon D7100

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Movie format Higher frame rate movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
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Both shoot Full HD (1080p) video, but D7100 does so at a higher frame rate
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
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution 24 MP vs 16.1 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 1,256 ISO vs 1,167 ISO
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The D7100 has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Overall image quality Better image quality 83.0 vs 80.0
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Almost the same
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 15 vs 9
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Focus points More focus points 51 vs 39
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Color depth Better color depth 24.2 bits vs 23.5 bits
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Distinguishes 0.7 more bits of color
Lowest price Much cheaper $1,046.95 vs $1,699.00
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The best price we've seen is $652 cheaper (around 40% less)
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
Weight Slightly lighter 765 g vs 780 g
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon D7000

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Battery life Longer battery life 1050 shots vs 950 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Size Smaller 132x105x77 mm vs 136x107x76 mm
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Almost the same
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag 238 ms vs 251 ms
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Around 10% less delay when taking photos
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              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Low light performance Relatively low noise at high ISO Help
              D7100:1,256 ISO
              D7000:1,167 ISO
              Battery life Very long battery life Help
              D7100:950 shots
              D7000:1050 shots
              Overall image quality Good image quality Help
              D7100:83.0
              D7000:80.0
              Focus points Lots of focus points Help
              D7100:51
              D7000:39
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              D7100:13.7 EV
              D7000:13.9 EV
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              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
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              205 lenses
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              D7100:300 ms
              D7000:400 ms
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Storage slots Multiple storage slots Help
              2
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Fastest shutter speed Very fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              D7100:$1,046.95
              D7000:$1,699.00
              Weight Heavy Help
              D7100:765 g
              D7000:780 g
              Size Large Help
              D7100:136x107x76 mm
              D7000:132x105x77 mm
              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
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection video autofocus Help
              slower focusing

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              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $659 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,231 body only

              $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,100 body only

              $1,299 with 18-135mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,797 body only

              $2,297 - $2,300 with 24-85mm lens

              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 - $697 body only

              $549 - $647 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
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 body only

              $999 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $2,297 body only

              $2,997 with 24-120mm lens

              Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is much more expensive

              Nikon D7100 Competitors

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

              Nikon D7000 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D7000.

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              Avatar for Kabir Kabir (8:31 AM, June 17, 2014)
              of course its weather resistant.
               
              astro (0:22 AM, March 25, 2014)
              And the pixel size in 7000 is 22,9 bigger than 7100...its better i think
              is it trough...


               
              raj (11:10 AM, March 21, 2014)
              can some one tell me if D7100 is weather resistant....as here only D7000 is mentioned as weather resistant
               
              Avatar for Kieran Sands Kieran Sands (8:49 PM, February 05, 2014)
              down side of the 7100 is it can not take a plastic screen protector where as the d7000 ncan so it like £300-£400 to get the screen replaced it it is damged
               
              Avatar for Lakshan Bhanuka Lakshan Bhanuka (9:17 AM, January 19, 2014)
              D7100 Lovely ...... <3
               
              Avatar for Shawn Earle Shawn Earle (1:32 AM, December 16, 2013)
              what i need to know is in the D7100 or D7000 have the fixed the horrible auto white balance of the D3200? I have the D3200 and the auto white balance is about worthless most photos have way too much blue or occasionally too much red in them. it takes nice sharp photos though. but in this aspect of white balance my Canon T3i blows it away! I would kind of like to get a D7100 with all those focus points to help me get sharper photos and chances of the camera focusing on the wrong thing. I can see either a D7100 or a Canon eos 70D in my future!
               
              Evelyn (9:08 PM, November 26, 2013)
              I haven't been able to get my hands on a D7100. I do not like the feel of the D7000 in my hands. I just can't get a good grip around it because it is too boxy. How does the D7100 feel? Is it tapered on that right, hand grip side like a Canon or the lower Nikons? Thank you for your help!!
               
              Avatar for David Chamberlain David Chamberlain (11:49 PM, November 16, 2013)
              I own both the D7000 and the D7100- They are both great camera bodies... If you don't already have the D7000 then I would definitely go for the D7100- the larger image size and the slightly higher low light capability are good qualitues- but the added HD full time auto focus, and the WiFi capability would be enough for me to step up to the D7100- -- I don't know when the next version/iteration will be coming out.- it might be worth waiting... -If you already have the D7000 I don't know that I would step up to the D7100- I have both to have a second body or third in this case- I also own the D200...
               
              Avatar for Arundev Puthenpurayil Arundev Puthenpurayil (7:53 PM, October 25, 2013)
              try some Chinese brands too, may be they are having more number of features than galaxy cam.. price also may be much less...
               
              Avatar for Raju Bera Raju Bera (0:19 PM, October 22, 2013)
              no way .. it doesn't really matter even a bit .
               
              Max (0:14 AM, September 23, 2013)
              Interesting comment. I am looking at these 2 modes. With a $300 difference, there is something to think about. It's the 24 mpx vs 16 mpx sensors that puzzle me. Are the 8 extra mpx worth $300? The above comparison suggests you get 50% superior image resolution. Does it show? Especially in 5x7 or 8x10 prints?
               
              Avatar for Kaylin Kaylin (4:01 PM, August 07, 2013)
              This is the same freaking camera the d7100 just has minor upgrades that don't matter much. I would not buy the d7100 over the d7000 especially for 300 bucks more. And I would certainly not upgrade from the d7000.
               
              Kosrat (7:23 PM, July 22, 2013)
              With all my respect to Pro 0-o, never ever go for Sony, I am telling you from my own experience with the bloody Sony Alpha SLT-A55V, you can't get the color depth and the lowlight performance that you can get from Nikon.
               
              Robinies (5:02 PM, May 26, 2013)
              D7100 is 765 g instead of 675 g
               
              spinetti (2:22 PM, April 30, 2013)
              Obrigado Snapsort pela minha escolha mais acertada!!!
               
              Avatar for David B David B (7:55 AM, April 07, 2013)
              your weights are wrong - D7100's weight is without battery so with a battery it is 765 grams, almost same as D7000
               
              danmabs (4:07 PM, March 29, 2013)
              thank you snapsort for the update
               
              Pro 0_o (3:18 AM, March 26, 2013)
              go for sony slt a57 :) .
               
              Avatar for Tee Camry Tee Camry (6:00 PM, March 21, 2013)
              i am totally new with Nikon Machine! I need a camera with great photo production n that can deliver great movie clip at d same time. i need to hear from D7000 n D7100 users in the forum cos i am comteplating on getin d7000 or d7100. than
               
              danmabs (5:52 PM, March 17, 2013)
              snapsort, please update the data of Nikon D7100
               
              Pantelis (8:43 PM, March 07, 2013)
              Both of them are great machines !
               
              Les (1:58 AM, February 27, 2013)
              D7100 has all good changes to an already good camera that the D7000 is. However not enough to trade up from a D7000 to D7100. Maybe the next generation but likely my next move will to to the next generation of the D600 for FX. Till then I will spend on improving my lenses and move up to FX lenses in the process.
               
              Avatar for satyam satyam (3:49 PM, February 23, 2013)
              Go for Galaxy Camera.this is nothing but price battle !..cost wins features ! thumbs down !
               
              Avatar for Cata Cata (7:00 AM, February 23, 2013)
              There are good cameras, but for this money i prefer Pentax k 5.
               
              joshvark198 (3:23 AM, February 23, 2013)
              I won't buy d7100 for $1200