Distinctly larger sensor
15.6 x 23.6 mm
14.9 x 22.3 mm
10.80% larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
Noticeably lower noise at high ISO
1.64x lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
Substantially 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.
Noticeably 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.
65 g lighter
Way better color depth
8.29% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
Substantially longer battery life
220 shots longer battery life. CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
Explicitly wider dynamic range
21.43% 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.
A shade less body volume
8.52% less body volume
6.10 mm narrower
Has a microphone in
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
A bit shorter
3.30 mm shorter
0.10 mm thinner
More lenses available
7 more lenses available. A bigger variety of brand lenses means that you have more options and can find one that suits your needs.
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.