Updated (February 2013): Compare the Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D7000

Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D7000

Winner
Nikon D7100

91

Nikon D7000

82

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Battery life
Great battery life
1050 shots
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
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.
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competitors

Nikon D7100 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$849 - $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

$539 - $697 body only

$590 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$437 - $497 body only

$525 - $597 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

Nikon D7000 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$849 - $1,047 body only

$1,347 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$437 - $497 body only

$525 - $597 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$539 - $697 body only

$590 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

discussion

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Avatar for petervandever petervandever (3:28 PM, June 26, 2015)
Nikon D7200 is a joke.
 
Avatar for Jerry Jerry (2:36 PM, January 11, 2015)
comments are dated but I wanted to add something difference isnt 300 dollars.for same set up its 300 between the D7000 with a lens and the d7100 without a lens. Add a lens to the d7100 and your bumping it up to about 1200 or so? about double/
 
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 !