Updated (March, 2015): Compare the Nikon D7200 vs Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D7000

Winner
Nikon D7100

92

Nikon D7000

83

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Great image quality
Overall image quality
83.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
Battery life
Great battery life
1050 shots
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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

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differences

Advantages of the Nikon D7100

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Movie format
Lower 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"
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Around 10% larger screen
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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
Color depth
Better color depth
24.2 bits vs 23.5 bits
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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
Startup delay
Slightly less startup delay
300 ms vs 400 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Weight
Lighter
675 g vs 780 g
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More than 10% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
3" vs 3"
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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
Shutter lag
Slightly less shutter lag
238 ms vs 251 ms
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Around 10% less delay when taking photos
Size
Smaller
132×105×77 mm vs 136×107×76 mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$677.34 vs $759.00
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The best price we've seen is $82 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Weather sealed Both are weather sealed, which is fairly uncommon among similar cameras Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              D710013.7 EV
              D700013.9 EV
              Battery life Very long battery life Help
              D7100950 shots
              D70001050 shots
              Viewfinder size Above average viewfinder size Help
              D71000.61x
              D70000.62x
              Focus points Many focus points Help
              D710051
              D700039
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              205 lenses
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              D7100300 ms
              D7000400 ms
              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
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Storage slots Multiple storage slots Help
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              Fastest shutter speed Very fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              D7100675 g
              D7000780 g
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              D7100$759.00
              D7000$677.34
              Size Large Help
              D7100136×107×76 mm
              D7000132×105×77 mm
              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

              $958 - $1,197 body only

              $1,258 - $1,497 with 18-140mm lens

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously while recording movies
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $579 - $747 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

              $849 - $999 body only

              $929 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5500

              Nikon D5500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $580 - $747 body only

              $709 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $413 - $497 body only

              $489 - $550 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
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $749 - $900 body only

              $849 with 28-135mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $700 body only

              $1,007 with 55-300mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots

              Nikon D7100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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

              Nikon D7000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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

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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 !