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

Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D90

Winner
Nikon D7100

93

Nikon D90

69

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

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.63x
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
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

$789 - $997 body only

$1,076 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$597 body only

$697 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$779 - $899 body only

$891 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster video autofocus
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Nikon D90 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$460 body only

$350 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$789 - $997 body only

$1,076 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

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

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$440 body only

$1,220 with 18-105mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Shutter lag More shutter lag

discussion

Nikon D7100
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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.