• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Nikon D7100 advantages over Samsung Galaxy NX

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $1000 vs $1199
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Fast startup
    ~0.30 vs 2.7 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,256 vs 910 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    13.7 vs 12.3 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 950 vs 440 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    158 mm vs 84 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • More pixels
    24.1 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

Samsung Galaxy NX advantages over Nikon D7100

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    25 mm vs 76 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    718g vs 1222g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher-res screen
    922k vs 307k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.69x vs 0.63x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.2 fps vs 5.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility

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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).

The Competition

Compared to Canon 70D

Nikon D7100
Canon 70D
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $929
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Samsung Galaxy NX
Canon 70D
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $929
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony A77

Nikon D7100
Sony A77
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony A77
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Samsung NX300

Nikon D7100
Samsung NX300
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1200
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung NX300
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $1200
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup

Compared to Pentax K-3

Nikon D7100
Pentax K-3
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Samsung Galaxy NX
Pentax K-3
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Samsung NX30

Nikon D7100
Samsung NX30
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $920
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung NX30
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $920
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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