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

Great image quality
Overall image quality
83.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Great color depth
Color depth
24.2 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.7 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.63x
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

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

$799 - $997 body only

$1,048 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$620 - $647 body only

$619 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,797 body only

$1,965 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Lens availability Fewer lenses available

Nikon D90 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$410 body only

$574 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
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.