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Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D7100

Portability
59
Imaging
56
Features
76
Overall
64
Nikon D7000 front
 
Nikon D7100 front
Portability
59
Imaging
65
Features
80
Overall
71

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D7100 Key Specs

Nikon D7000
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Push to 25600)
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 780g - 132 x 105 x 77mm
  • Released November 2010
  • Replaced the Nikon D90
  • Successor is Nikon D7100
Nikon D7100
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Push to 25600)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 765g - 136 x 107 x 76mm
  • Introduced April 2013
  • Succeeded the Nikon D7000
  • Successor is Nikon D7200
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Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D7100 Overview

In this article, we will be matching up the Nikon D7000 and Nikon D7100, both Advanced DSLR cameras and both of them are built by Nikon. There exists a sizeable gap among the sensor resolutions of the D7000 (16MP) and D7100 (24MP) but they enjoy the same exact sensor size (APS-C).

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The D7000 was introduced 3 years prior to the D7100 which is a fairly large gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both the cameras offer the identical body type (Mid-size SLR).

Before diving straight into a detailed comparison, below is a quick overview of how the D7000 grades against the D7100 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon D7000 over the Nikon D7100

 D7000 D7100 

Reasons to pick Nikon D7100 over the Nikon D7000

 D7100 D7000 
IntroducedApril 2013November 2010More modern by 29 months
Screen sizing3.2"3"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution1229k921kSharper screen (+308k dot)

Common features in the Nikon D7000 and Nikon D7100

 D7000 D7100 
Manually focus More exact focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither provides Touch friendly screen

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D7100 Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to carry around your camera frequently, you have to factor in its weight and measurements. The Nikon D7000 provides outer dimensions of 132mm x 105mm x 77mm (5.2" x 4.1" x 3.0") and a weight of 780 grams (1.72 lbs) whilst the Nikon D7100 has proportions of 136mm x 107mm x 76mm (5.4" x 4.2" x 3.0") having a weight of 765 grams (1.69 lbs).

Take a look at the Nikon D7000 and Nikon D7100 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you are working with at that moment. Following is the front view over all size comparison of the D7000 against the D7100.

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D7100 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the D7000 and D7100 is 59 and 59 respectively.

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D7100 top view buttons comparison

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D7100 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it can be hard to picture the contrast in sensor sizes merely by seeing a spec sheet. The picture underneath will help give you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the D7000 and D7100.

As you can see, each of the cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit different resolution. You should count on the Nikon D7100 to show greater detail using its extra 8 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also allow you to crop photographs far more aggressively. The more aged D7000 will be behind in sensor technology.

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D7100 sensor size comparison

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D7100 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D7100 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon D7000 Portrait photography advice
Nikon D7100 Portrait photography advice
73
has manual focus
good MP (16MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
features face detect autofocus
saves RAW formats
79
has manual focus
resolution is good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
has face detect autofocus
delivers RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon D7000 Street photography features
Nikon D7100 Street photography features
58
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
weather sealing
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
60
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
environment sealing
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Nikon D7000 as a Sports photography camera
Nikon D7100 as a Sports photography camera
66
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
good MP (16MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
features tracking focus
weather sealing
better than average battery (1,050 shots)
supports phase detect autofocus
max frames per second very slow (6.0 fps)
no image stabilization
70
great max shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
resolution is good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
has tracking focus
environment sealing
supports phase detect autofocus
slow frames per second (6.0 frames per second)
does not have image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Nikon D7000
Travel photography with Nikon D7100
66
better than average battery (1,050 CIPA)
weather sealing
good MP (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
display is not selfie friendly
66
environment sealing
resolution is good (24MP)
has built in flash
display isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon D7000 Landscape photography details
Nikon D7100 Landscape photography details
73
has manual focus
switch lenses (Nikon F mount)
screen size is good (3")
good MP (16MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
weather sealing
better than average battery (1,050 CIPA)
has dual storage slots
no image stabilization
76
has manual focus
switch lenses (Nikon F mount)
nice screen size (3.2")
resolution is good (24MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
doesnt have anti aliasing filter
delivers RAW files
environment sealing
has dual storage slots
does not have image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Nikon D7000
Vlogging with Nikon D7100
29
features face detect autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
comes with microphone jack
display is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
30
has face detect autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
comes with microphone jack
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
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Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D7100 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon D7000 and Nikon D7100
 Nikon D7000Nikon D7100
General Information
Brand Nikon Nikon
Model Nikon D7000 Nikon D7100
Category Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Released 2010-11-30 2013-04-25
Body design Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Expeed 2 -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 23.6 x 15.7mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area 370.5mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 24 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4928 x 3264 6000 x 4000
Max native ISO 6400 6400
Max enhanced ISO 25600 25600
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 39 51
Cross focus points 9 15
Lens
Lens mount Nikon F Nikon F
Total lenses 309 309
Focal length multiplier 1.5 1.5
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inches 3.2 inches
Display resolution 921 thousand dot 1,229 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech TFT LCD monitor Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.64x 0.63x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/8000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 6.0 frames/s 6.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash sync 1/250 seconds 1/250 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (24, 25, 30 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 24 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Optional
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional Optional
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 780 grams (1.72 pounds) 765 grams (1.69 pounds)
Dimensions 132 x 105 x 77mm (5.2" x 4.1" x 3.0") 136 x 107 x 76mm (5.4" x 4.2" x 3.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 80 83
DXO Color Depth score 23.5 24.2
DXO Dynamic range score 13.9 13.7
DXO Low light score 1167 1256
Other
Battery life 1050 pictures 950 pictures
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model EN-EL15 EN-EL15
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 seconds) Yes (2 or 10 seconds)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC x 2 slots
Storage slots Two Two
Retail cost $1,049 $800