• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon D7100 advantages over Sony RX10

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.92 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.30 vs 2.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,256 vs 474 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 950 vs 420 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    76 mm vs 102 mm
    Thinner
  • More pixels
    24.1 vs 20.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/3200 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Sony RX10 advantages over Nikon D7100

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $798* vs $997
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/3200 vs 1/250 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.70x 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
    10.0 fps vs 5.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    21 vs 12 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    6.5 fps vs 5.3 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    10 vs 5 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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
  • 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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

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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).

  • Smaller than SLR/CSC with comparable lenses; Larger sensor than other bridge cameras; SLR-like body without the hassle of changing lenses; Weather-sealed; Constant f/2.8 maximum aperture; Generous zoom range; Great viewfinder; Swift performance; Plenty of enthusiast-friendly features including raw shooting; Wi-Fi and NFC wireless sharing.

  • Expensive compared to other bridge cameras; Menus respond slowly after burst shooting; Lens doesn't zoom very quickly; High ISO performance doesn't quite match RX100 II.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 70D

Nikon D7100
Canon 70D
  • $795
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
Sony RX10
Canon 70D
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Panasonic FZ1000

Nikon D7100
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $795
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Sony RX10
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Top deck display
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

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
Sony RX10
Pentax K-3
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

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
Sony RX10
Nikon D5300
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $445
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Nikon D7100
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $795
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony RX10
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • More telephoto lens reach
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