Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Nikon D2X vs Nikon D7100

Nikon D7000

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Nikon D7000

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Nikon D2X

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Overall image quality
Great image quality
80.0
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.9 EV
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D2X

Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 
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Advantages of the Nikon D2X

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Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.9 EV vs 10.9 EV
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3 f-stops more dynamic range
Overall image quality Much better image quality 80.0 vs 59.0
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Around 40% better image quality
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 235k dots
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Around 4x higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 24fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 1,167 ISO vs 476 ISO
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The D7000 has excellent image quality 1.3 f-stops higher ISO than the D2X
Color depth Better color depth 23.5 bits vs 22.1 bits
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Distinguishes 1.4 more bits of color
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Size Much smaller 132x105x77 mm vs 158x150x86 mm
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Around 50% smaller
True resolution Higher true resolution 16.1 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.62x vs 0.57x
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Around 20% larger viewfinder
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Lowest price Much cheaper $749.48 vs $7,148.62
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The best price we've seen is $6,399 cheaper (9.5x less)
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 800 ISO
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The D7000's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 5 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
Weight Significantly lighter 780 g vs 1,200 g
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Around 40% lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 3" vs 3.4"
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More than 10% thinner
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The D7000's boost ISO is 3 f-stops better
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              205 lenses
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              D2X:12.2 MP
              D7000:16.1 MP
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              D2X:800 ISO
              D7000:6,400 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              D2X:APS-C 23.7x15.7mm
              D7000:APS-C 23.6x15.6mm
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,147 body only

              $1,447 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $747 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $871 body only

              $999 - $1,052 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $629 - $700 body only

              $848 - $850 with 18-105mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,299 body only

              $1,599 - $1,999 with 18-135mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $520 body only

              $545 - $696 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

              Nikon D2X Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D2Xs

              Nikon D2Xs

              Pro DSLR

              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Color depth Better color depth
              Nikon D3

              Nikon D3

              Pro DSLR

              $7,995 body only

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
              Size Larger
              Nikon D200

              Nikon D200

              Pro DSLR

              $654 with 18-200mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage

              Nikon D7000 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $783 - $797 body only

              $881 - $897 with 18-55mm lens

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,099 - $1,231 body only

              $1,249 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

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