Updated (June, 2014): Compare the Nikon D810 vs Nikon D7100

Nikon D800

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Nikon D800

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Nikon D7000

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Nikon D7000

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D800

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
2,853 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
95.0
Color depth
Great color depth
25.3 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
14.4 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.9 EV
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
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Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
 
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Advantages of the Nikon D800

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Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO 2,853 ISO vs 1,167 ISO
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The D800 has excellent image quality 1.3 f-stops higher ISO than the D7000
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 95.0 vs 80.0
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Around 20% better image quality
True resolution Much higher true resolution 36.2 MP vs 16.1 MP
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Capture more than 2x more detail in your photos
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth 25.3 bits vs 23.5 bits
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Distinguishes 1.8 more bits of color
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 35.9x24.0mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.6mm
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Around 2.5x larger sensor
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.70x vs 0.62x
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Around 30% larger viewfinder
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 Less startup delay 200 ms vs 400 ms
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2x less delay when turning on
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 209 ms vs 238 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Dynamic range More dynamic range 14.4 EV vs 13.9 EV
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0.5 f-stops more dynamic range
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Advantages of the Nikon D7000

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Lens availability Significantly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 152 lenses
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More than 30% more lenses available
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 4 fps
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50% faster continuous shooting
Size Smaller 132x105x77 mm vs 146x123x82 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 1050 shots vs 900 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Weight Lighter 780 g vs 1,000 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 3" vs 3.2"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $699.99 vs $2,996.95
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The best price we've seen is $2,297 cheaper (4.3x less)
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              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              D800:14.4 EV
              D7000:13.9 EV
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              D800:200 ms
              D7000:400 ms
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              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
              Storage slots Multiple storage slots Help
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              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,097 body only

              $1,320 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,897 body only

              $2,397 - $2,400 with 24-85mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 body only

              $579 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,199 body only

              $1,099 - $1,478 with 28-135mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $629 - $769 body only

              $848 - $948 with 18-105mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Nikon D700

              Nikon D700

              Pro DSLR

              $3,150 body only

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is significantly heavier

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              Nikon D810

              Nikon D810

              Pro DSLR

              $3,297 body only

              $4,594 with 24-120mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS Has a GPS
              Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,399 body only

              $3,990 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range

              Nikon D7000 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $871 body only

              $450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

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              Showing 7 comments

              David Weir (2:21 AM, January 15, 2014)
              Nikon d800 for £ 1,280 show me where :p needs corrected!
               
              Avatar for Stefano Stefano (0:37 PM, September 29, 2013)
              Yuo can't compare tese 2 cameras 2 different worlds!! Complytly non The dame
               
              Siem (1:33 PM, March 24, 2012)
              he's talking about the photos per second you can take, which is 'only' 4.
               
              Theworlock (3:53 AM, March 23, 2012)
              what are you talking about the are better the D800 is 30 fps and the d7000 only does 24 fps max at 1080p
               
              Dqkm268 (5:15 AM, February 22, 2012)
              You mean D7000 not D700 right?
               
              Mayukh Dasgupta (8:10 AM, February 13, 2012)
              i would hav bought a d800 only if its fps hav been better.the rest r all very good(better than d7000)
               
              Basil76 (9:57 AM, February 10, 2012)
              Its not fair to compare these 2 cameras...and if you do, the D700 is fantastic value at a third of the price of the D800 !