Considerably more megapixels (photo)
34.13% more megapixels (photo)
Considerably larger sensor
15.6 x 23.6mm
14.7 x 22.2mm
12.81% larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
Distinctly more focus points
2 more focus points. The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
Notably lower noise at high ISO
1.57x lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
Substantially faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
33.33% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
Has a flip-out screen
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Vastly better image quality
18 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
Notably higher maximum light sensitivity
4x higher maximum light sensitivity. With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
Vastly better video recording quality
1080 x 30fps
720 x 29.97fps
1.50x better video recording quality
Reasonably better color depth
7.31% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Appreciably higher pixel density
1.80x higher pixel density
Vastly higher resolution
4x higher resolution
Has a built-in HDR mode
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Slightly less body volume
4.59% less body volume
Distinctly wider dynamic range
23.64% wider dynamic range. The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
Has a microphone in
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Distinctly higher resolution (screen)
691k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
A little bit narrower
A tad less shutter lag
0.01s less shutter lag. The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
Modestly bigger screen size
11.11% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Has the same processor
Is quite easy to use every day and the image quality is almost the same due the same image processor. D7000 is more accurate for the focus metering.