• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Advantages

Nikon D7000 over Nikon D5100

  • Longer battery life
    1050 vs 660 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • More cross-type AF points
    9 vs 1
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • More AF points
    39 vs 11
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Faster RAW shooting
    2.1 fps vs 1.3 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in single-shot mode
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.9 fps vs 3.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • More kit lens zoom
    5.8x vs 3.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Nikon D5100 over Nikon D7000

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Lighter weight
    829g vs 1234g
    Lighter weight
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 19 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 14 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)

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Review Excerpt

  • Very good image quality; Better than average noise vs. detail handling at high ISOs; Very good dynamic range in JPEGs, excellent in RAW files; Lots of high-end features in a relatively compact body; 6 fps burst mode.

  • Viewfinder not as accurate as specified; Viewfinder doesn't show ISO unless adjusting; No live histogram in Live View mode; No phase-detect Live View AF mode.

  • Side-mounted tilt / swivel LCD screen; same sensor and processing as the Nikon D7000; good speed and battery life; in-camera HDR and filter effects; Full HD video capture with aperture control; audio levels control and external microphone jack.

  • AF-S lens mount doesn't offer autofocus with screw-drive lenses; popup flash isn't the greatest; no built-in wireless flash control; HDR function doesn't microalign source images.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 60D

Nikon D7000
Canon 60D
  • $723
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Dual card slots
  • $513
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Shoots 60p video
Nikon D5100
Canon 60D
  • $385
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Lighter weight
  • $513
  • APS-C
  • Longer battery life
  • Shoots 60p video

Compared to Nikon D3100

Nikon D7000
Nikon D3100
  • $723
  • APS-C
  • Longer battery life
  • Top deck display
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Nikon D5100
Nikon D3100
  • $385
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer battery life
  • $700
  • APS-C

Compared to Sony DSLR-A560

Nikon D7000
Sony DSLR-A560
  • $723
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon D5100
Sony DSLR-A560
  • $385
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Pentax K-5

Nikon D7000
Pentax K-5
  • $723
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life
  • $687
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Less shutter lag
Nikon D5100
Pentax K-5
  • $385
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $687
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Top deck display

Compared to Canon T3i

Nikon D7000
Canon T3i
  • $723
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $395
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Shoots 60p video
Nikon D5100
Canon T3i
  • $385
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $395
  • APS-C
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Faster RAW shooting
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