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

Nikon D7000

Winner
Nikon D7000

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Nikon D2X

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.62x
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D2X

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

differences

Advantages of the Nikon D2X

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Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 24fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Screen size
Much larger screen
3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.9 EV vs 10.9 EV
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3 f-stops more dynamic range
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 235k dots
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Around 4x higher resolution screen
Overall image quality
Much better image quality
80.0 vs 59.0
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Around 40% better image quality
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
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
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.62x vs 0.57x
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Around 20% larger viewfinder
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
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$599.95 vs $5,598.50
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The best price we've seen is $4,999 cheaper (9.3x less)
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 5 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Weight
Much lighter
780 g vs 1,200 g
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Around 40% lighter
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
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
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              205 lenses
              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
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              D2X:12.2 MP
              D7000:16.1 MP
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              D2X:800 ISO
              D7000:6,400 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              D2X:2.5"
              D7000:3.0"

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $997 body only

              $1,170 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $745 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $547 body only

              $480 - $647 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
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $661 body only

              $898 with 18-105mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Weight Is significantly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $899 - $999 body only

              $1,069 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Viewfinder coverage Slightly less viewfinder coverage
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $349 - $449 body only

              $409 - $479 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
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

              Nikon D2X Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D2Xs

              Nikon D2Xs

              Pro DSLR

              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Color depth Better color depth
              Nikon D200

              Nikon D200

              Pro DSLR

              $975 body only

              $1,492 with 18-70mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Nikon D3

              Nikon D3

              Pro DSLR

              $7,995 body only

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive

              Nikon D7000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $672 - $1,000 body only

              $959 - $1,299 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 EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,000 body only

              $1,099 - $1,562 with 28-135mm lens

              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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