Updated (February 2013): Compare the Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D90

Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D90

Winner
Nikon D7100

100

Nikon D90

74

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D7100.
Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Nikon D90.

competitors

Nikon D7100 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $697 body only

$997 - $1,150 with 18-140mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$474 body only

$459 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Significantly smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$468 - $597 body only

$500 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Nikon D90 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$474 body only

$459 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,755 body only

$2,299 with 18-200mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Size Much larger
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

discussion

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Ronald (5:19 PM, October 10, 2013)
absolutely yes
 
Tommy c (9:04 PM, October 08, 2013)
Will the d90 lenses fit the d7100
 
Avatar for niko sluzki niko sluzki (4:22 PM, April 27, 2013)
According to Nikon's tech spec http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Digital-SLR-Cameras/1513/D7100.html#tab-ProductDetail-ProductTabs-TechSpecs ... the D7100 doesn't do 1080p60, it does 1080i60.