Nikon d7100 vs d7000

 
Nikon d7100 vs d7000

Nikon d7100 vs d7000

Nikon d7100 vs d7000 in short

The Nikon d7000 is a 95% percent of a new Nikon d7100 camera, with a discounted price.

Nikon d7100 vs d7000 key differences

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Nikon d7100 vs d7000 handling

The two camera is almost identical in terms of size used materials, colors, etc. The button layout is not the same, there are some differences. On the Nikon d7100 there is a movie button next to the shutter release at the top of the camera, while in Nikon d7000 this button is the back of the camera. Most other buttons are the same place. Some decor elements like red colored strip below shutter release button, and black dot(d7000) or drop(d7100) form decoration at other side of the camera is a different shape. The LCD of the D7100 is a little bigger and the d7100 camera is a little lighter.

24Mp-16Mp

the difference for most situations is negligible, if you don’t use the sharpest primes, no matter to upgrade, only reasonable difference if you shoot wildlife with very good prime lenses.

Better low light performance

– the new d7100 is a hair better

Better focusing system

– the d7100 focuses up to -2EV instead of -1 EV, and has more focus points 51/15 vs 39/9.

Better video:

More frame rate 60/50 fps but crop mode (1.3x)

Dynamic range:

here the d7000 is a little better 13.9 vs 13.7 EV

No AA filter

I see no significant difference

Nikon d7100 vs d7000

The Nikon D7000 is one of the best APS-C sized DSRL we can buy today. One of the most useful feature is the 13,9 EV dynamic range, 16,1 Megapixel resolution, and very good high iso performance.  It is interesting if the the new D7100 will be even better ? Seems the new D7100 has a very good picture quality, especially interesting is the omitting of low pass (AA) filter. AA filter is used to avoid moire patterns and at the same time makes the picture not so sharp. The AA filter is built together with the sensor, and it is placed just in front of it. The D7100 not the first camera without AA filter. The Full frame Nikon D800 E also has been made without AA filter. To really use the new D7100 24MP resolving potential, the sharpest lenses needed. The huge resolution sensor makes pictures of cheap lenses  looking not so nice. The big pixel density also can boost diffraction, smallest useful aperture can be perhaps f8 or best cases f11. If the D7100 would be a full frame camera, this pixel density would equal 54 Megapixel on a full frame format.

Nikon d7100 vs d7000

Nikon d7100 vs d7000 differences in detail

-Main differences: 24,1 Mpixel vs 16,1 Megapixel
-Dynamic range: 13,7 vs 13,9 EV still very good
-Low noise iso: 1256 vs 1167 – 0,1 f stops advantage
-51 vs 39 focus points
-15 vs 9 cross type points
-24,2 vs 23,5 bits colour depth
-LCD: 1229 vs 920 dots
-LCD size: 13,2″ vs 13″
-Weight: 675 g vs 780 g
-In camera HDR : yes vs no
-battery life: 950 vs 1050
-No AA filter in D7100, this is very interesting, how the results will be look like.

Is it worth to upgrade ?

I depends. If high frame rate video is high on your priority, or you shoot wildlife with the finest lenses, or shoot a lot in dark situations perhaps yes. If landscape or macro is high on your priority perhaps not (because of diffraction and dynamic range). It also depends on your budget, and lens availability. In the end everybody decides themself.



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D7100 specs:

Effective pixels: 24,1 Million
Sensor size: 23,5×16 mm Cmos

Sensor cleaning: Image Sensor Cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data
(optional Capture NX 2 software required)

Video format:

1920 x 1080; 60i (59.94 fields/s)/50i (50 fields/s)*
1920 x 1080; 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p
1280 x 720; 60p, 50p

Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25 and 23.976 fps respectively; options support both ?high and normal image quality
*Available only when 1.3x (18×12) is selected for image area; sensor output is about 60 or 50 fps

Maximum lenght: 29 min 59 s

LCD:
8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 1229k-dot (VGA; 640 x 480 x 4 = 1,228,800 dots), TFT monitor with approx. 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage and brightness adjustment
Dimensions: Approx. 135.5 x 106.5 x 76 mm/5.3 x 4.2 x 3.0 in.
Weight:Approx. 765 g/1 lb 11.0 oz with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 675 g/1 lb 7.8 oz (camera body only)

DX (24×16) image area

Image quality
Image size
File size*1
No. of images*1
Buffer capacity*2
NEF (RAW), Lossless compressed, 12-bit
22.7 MB
191
7
NEF (RAW), Lossless compressed, 14-bit
28.5 MB
148
6
NEF (RAW), Compressed, 12-bit
20.2 MB
260
9
NEF (RAW), Compressed, 14-bit
24.9 MB
217
8
JPEG fine*3
Large
Medium
Small
12.0 MB
7.4 MB
3.8 MB
507
853
1600
33
100
100
JPEG normal*3
Large
Medium
Small
6.2 MB
3.7 MB
1.9 MB
1000
1600
3200
100
100
100
JPEG basic*3
Large
Medium
Small
2.9 MB
1.9 MB
1.0 MB
1900
3200
6000
100
100
100

1.3x (18×12) image area

Image quality
Image size
File size*1
No. of images*1
Buffer capacity*2
NEF (RAW), Lossless compressed, 12-bit
15.1 MB
295
12
NEF (RAW), Lossless compressed, 14-bit
18.8 MB
229
8
NEF (RAW), Compressed, 12-bit
13.4 MB
399
14
NEF (RAW), Compressed, 14-bit
16.3 MB
334
11
JPEG fine*3
Large
Medium
Small
8.2 MB
5.0 MB
2.7 MB
764
1200
2200
73
100
100
JPEG normal*3
Large
Medium
Small
4.1 MB
2.5 MB
1.4 MB
1500
2400
4400
100
100
100
JPEG basic*3
Large
Medium
Small
2.0 MB
1.3 MB
0.7 MB
2900
4600
8000
100
100
100

*1All figures are approximate. File size varies with scene recorded.
*2Maximum number of exposures that can be stored in memory buffer at ISO 100. Drops if optimal quality is selected for JPEG compression, ISO sensitivity is set to Hi 0.3 or higher, or long exposure noise reduction or auto distortion control is on.
*3Figures assume JPEG compression is set to Size priority. Selecting optimal quality increases the file size of JPEG images; number of images and buffer capacity drop accordingly.

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