Updated (December 2011): Compare the Nikon D800 vs Nikon D7000

Nikon D800 vs Nikon D7000

Winner
Nikon D800

100

Nikon D7000

72

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D800

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,979 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
96.0
Great color depth
Color depth
25.6 bits
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.70x
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D800.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D7000.

competitors

Nikon D800 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,585 - $1,997 body only

$2,109 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,340 - $2,797 body only

$2,790 - $3,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,190 - $2,499 body only

$2,700 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

Nikon D7000 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$829 - $1,097 body only

$1,389 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$595 - $797 body only

$800 - $1,097 with 18-105mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$409 - $497 body only

$499 - $597 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Weather sealed No weather sealing

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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 !