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
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Storage slots
More storage slots
2
 
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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
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
Color depth Better color depth 25.3 bits vs 23.5 bits
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Distinguishes 1.8 more bits of color
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.70x vs 0.62x
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Around 30% larger viewfinder
Startup delay Less startup delay 200 ms vs 400 ms
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2x less delay when turning on
Focus points More focus points 51 vs 39
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 15 vs 9
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Grab focus in difficult situations
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 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
Lowest price Cheaper $624.95 vs $2,996.95
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The best price we've seen is $2,372 cheaper (4.8x less)
Thickness Thinner 3" vs 3.2"
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Around 10% thinner
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              similarities

              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
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              D800:200 ms
              D7000:400 ms
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Focus points Many focus points Help
              D800:51
              D7000:39
              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
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Storage slots Multiple storage slots Help
              2
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $874 - $947 body only

              $1,247 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 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 D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $2,297 body only

              $2,997 - $3,040 with 24-120mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $517 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Weight Is significantly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,330 - $1,349 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,079 body only

              $1,099 - $1,978 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 D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,597 body only

              $1,997 - $2,040 with 24-85mm lens

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

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              Nikon D810

              Nikon D810

              Pro DSLR

              $3,289 - $3,297 body only

              $4,890 - $5,187 with 24-70mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              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

              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $1,000 body only

              $959 - $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
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,048 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Focus points Significantly fewer focus points

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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 !