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Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D780

Portability
59
Imaging
56
Features
76
Overall
64
Nikon D7000 front
 
Nikon D780 front
Portability
57
Imaging
77
Features
89
Overall
81

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D780 Key Specs

Nikon D7000
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Bump to 25600)
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 780g - 132 x 105 x 77mm
  • Introduced November 2010
  • Superseded the Nikon D90
  • Later Model is Nikon D7100
Nikon D780
(Full Review)
  • 25MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Increase to 204800)
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 840g - 144 x 116 x 76mm
  • Revealed January 2020
  • Superseded the Nikon D750
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Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D780 Overview

Below, we are looking at the Nikon D7000 and Nikon D780, both Advanced DSLR cameras and both are built by Nikon. There is a sizeable difference among the image resolutions of the D7000 (16MP) and D780 (25MP) and the D7000 (APS-C) and D780 (Full frame) feature different sensor size.

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The D7000 was brought out 10 years before the D780 and that is a fairly large gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both cameras come with the identical body type (Mid-size SLR).

Before diving straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a quick summary of how the D7000 grades versus the D780 for portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Nikon D7000 over the Nikon D780

 D7000 D780 

Reasons to pick Nikon D780 over the Nikon D7000

 D780 D7000 
RevealedJanuary 2020November 2010More recent by 110 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display dimension3.2"3"Larger display (+0.2")
Display resolution2359k921kSharper display (+1438k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Nikon D7000 and Nikon D780

 D7000 D780 
Manually focus Dial exact focusing
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D780 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to lug around your camera often, you will want to consider its weight and volume. The Nikon D7000 has outside dimensions of 132mm x 105mm x 77mm (5.2" x 4.1" x 3.0") and a weight of 780 grams (1.72 lbs) and the Nikon D780 has sizing of 144mm x 116mm x 76mm (5.7" x 4.6" x 3.0") with a weight of 840 grams (1.85 lbs).

Look at the Nikon D7000 and Nikon D780 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you are utilising at that moment. The following is the front view sizing comparison of the D7000 against the D780.

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D780 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the D7000 and D780 is 59 and 57 respectively.

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D780 top view buttons comparison

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D780 Sensor Comparison

Generally, its difficult to picture the difference in sensor measurements merely by looking through specs. The graphic below will help provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the D7000 and D780.

All in all, both of the cameras posses different megapixel count and different sensor measurements. The D7000 due to its smaller sensor is going to make getting shallow depth of field trickier and the Nikon D780 will render greater detail having its extra 9MP. Greater resolution can also help you crop pics somewhat more aggressively. The older D7000 will be behind when it comes to sensor technology.

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D780 sensor size comparison

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D780 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D780 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Nikon D7000
Portrait photography with Nikon D780
73
has manual focus
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
has face detection autofocus
delivers RAW formats
86
focusing manually
amazing MP (25MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
supports face detect autofocus
supports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon D7000 Street photography highlights
Nikon D780 Street photography highlights
58
decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
environment proof
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
71
screen tilts up and down
great sensor size (Full frame)
supports RAW files
boasts touch to focus
weather sealing
great ISO range (51,200)
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Nikon D7000 Sports photography features
Nikon D780 Sports photography features
66
great max shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
MP count decent (16MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
has tracking autofocus
environment proof
good battery life (1,050 per charge)
has phase detect autofocus
low fps (6.0 frames per second)
does not have image stabilization
82
high shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
amazing MP (25 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
supports tracking focus
weather sealing
good battery pack (2,260 shots)
sensor has phase detect autofocus
lack of image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Nikon D7000 as a Travel photography camera
Nikon D780 as a Travel photography camera
66
good battery life (1,050 per charge)
environment proof
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
does not feature selfie friendly screen
71
good battery pack (2,260 per charge)
weather sealing
connects via bluetooth
boasts touch to focus
amazing MP (25 megapixels)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon D7000 as a Landscape photography camera
Nikon D780 as a Landscape photography camera
73
has manual focus
swap lenses (Nikon F mount)
decent sized screen (3")
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
environment proof
good battery life (1,050 CIPA)
has double storage slots
does not have image stabilization
81
focusing manually
swap lenses (Nikon F mount)
screen size is good (3.2 inches)
amazing MP (25 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
great ISO range (51,200)
supports RAW files
weather sealing
good battery pack (2,260 shots)
2 card slots
lack of image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon D7000 Vlogging details
Nikon D780 Vlogging details
29
has face detection autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
has external microphone port
does not feature selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
32
screen is touchscreen
supports face detect autofocus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pxls)
includes microphone support
does not have a selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
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Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D780 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon D7000 and Nikon D780
 Nikon D7000Nikon D780
General Information
Brand Name Nikon Nikon
Model Nikon D7000 Nikon D780
Category Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Introduced 2010-11-30 2020-01-07
Physical type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Expeed 2 Expeed 6
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size APS-C Full frame
Sensor measurements 23.6 x 15.7mm 35.9 x 23.9mm
Sensor area 370.5mm² 858.0mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 25 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4928 x 3264 6048 x 4024
Highest native ISO 6400 51200
Highest enhanced ISO 25600 204800
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Lowest enhanced ISO - 50
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 39 51
Cross focus points 9 15
Lens
Lens mounting type Nikon F Nikon F
Total lenses 309 309
Crop factor 1.5 1
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Tilting
Screen size 3 inches 3.2 inches
Screen resolution 921 thousand dots 2,359 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen tech TFT LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.64x 0.7x
Features
Min shutter speed 30 seconds 900 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/8000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 6.0fps 7.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 12.00 m (at ISO 100) no built-in flash
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain no built-in flash
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash synchronize 1/250 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (24, 25, 30 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 100p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) Yes
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 780 gr (1.72 lb) 840 gr (1.85 lb)
Dimensions 132 x 105 x 77mm (5.2" x 4.1" x 3.0") 144 x 116 x 76mm (5.7" x 4.6" x 3.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 80 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 23.5 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 13.9 not tested
DXO Low light score 1167 not tested
Other
Battery life 1050 pictures 2260 pictures
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model EN-EL15 EN-EL15b
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 seconds) Yes
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II compatible)
Card slots Two Two
Cost at release $1,049 $2,297