• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Nikon D7100 advantages over Nikon D7200

  • Fast startup
    ~0.30 vs 0.4 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment

Nikon D7200 advantages over Nikon D7100

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    210 mm vs 158 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Newer
    4 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    0.17 vs 0.25 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    56 vs 12 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    18 vs 5 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Both provide
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Both provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Solid, ergonomic body design; Stunning, highly detailed photos, thanks to 24.1MP sensor upgrade and removal of optical low-pass filter; Cool 1.3x crop mode extends reach to nearly 2x the full-frame equivalent; Records Full 1080p HD video at up to 30fps with full-time AF; Many pro-level features packed into a consumer-friendly body at reasonable price.

  • Shallow buffer that hampers continuous burst shooting; AF slightly slower than average for its class; No real-time aperture control while in Movie mode (among other quirks); More noticeable moire patterns and aliasing artifacts (but only found when shooting fabrics with strong, distinct patterns).

  • Rugged, weather-sealed body; Great ergonomics and loads of controls; Accurate optical viewfinder; Excellent image quality; Decent burst speed; Swift autofocus; Generous buffer depths; Superb battery life

  • Mixes plastic and magnesium-alloy panels on exterior; LCD monitor can't be tilted or swiveled; Presents a steep learning curve; No focus peaking in live view; Video mode feels a bit of an afterthought; New Wi-Fi features are rough around the edges

The Competition

Compared to Canon 70D

Nikon D7100
Canon 70D
  • $795
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $739
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
Nikon D7200
Canon 70D
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • NFC
  • $739
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Nikon D7500

Nikon D7100
Nikon D7500
  • $795
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1147
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Nikon D7200
Nikon D7500
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $1147
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Pentax K-3

Nikon D7100
Pentax K-3
  • $795
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon D7200
Pentax K-3
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Nikon D5300

Nikon D7100
Nikon D5300
  • $795
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $445
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon D7200
Nikon D5300
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $445
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon T6s

Nikon D7100
Canon T6s
  • $795
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $780
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
Nikon D7200
Canon T6s
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $780
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
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