• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.9 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Nikon D7100 advantages over Nikon D7500

  • Less expensive
    $900 vs $1097
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    158 mm vs 120 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • More pixels
    24.1 vs 20.9 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility

Nikon D7500 advantages over Nikon D7100

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Fast startup
    ~0.20 vs 0.3 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,483 vs 1,256 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Newer
    2 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    0.07 vs 0.25 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.2 fps vs 5.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 12 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.2 fps vs 5.3 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    47 vs 5 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    1638400 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • 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

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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).

  • New carbon fiber body is light, compact and very comfortable; Same excellent image quality as the flagship D500; Quick 8.2 frames per second burst shooting with generous buffer; Very fast, accurate autofocus; Tilting touch-screen display; Very good battery life; Records ultra high-def 4K and 60fps Full HD too.

  • Only a single flash card slot; Doesn't support portrait / battery grip accessories; No rear infrared receiver any more; non-CPU AI lenses will be manual only; 4K video comes with a heavy crop; Movie AF is prone to hunting, Extended ISO sensitivities are a gimmick.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 70D

Nikon D7100
Canon 70D
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $927
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
Nikon D7500
Canon 70D
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Fast startup
  • $927
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Nikon D7200

Nikon D7100
Nikon D7200
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $1097
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
Nikon D7500
Nikon D7200
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1097
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony A77

Nikon D7100
Sony A77
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $772
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon D7500
Sony A77
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $772
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Pentax K-3

Nikon D7100
Pentax K-3
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon D7500
Pentax K-3
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Pentax K-70

Nikon D7100
Pentax K-70
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $546
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon D7500
Pentax K-70
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $546
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
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