Nikon D800 vs Nikon D7100

Top 14 Reasons for the

Nikon D800

Compared to Nikon D7100

anonymous
59
Appreciably lower noise at high ISO
2853 ISO
vs
1256 ISO
2.27x lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
anonymous
53
Appreciably more megapixels (photo)
36.8 MP
vs
24.71 MP
48.93% more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
50
Distinctly better image quality
95
vs
83
12 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
anonymous
50
Measurably larger sensor
24 x 35.9 mm
vs
15.6 x 23.5 mm
2.35x larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
anonymous
40
Better color depth
25.3 bits
vs
24.2 bits
4.55% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
anonymous
40
Is dustproof and water resistant
Yes
vs
No
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
anonymous
36
Significantly less shutter lag
0.042 s
vs
0.052 s
0.01 s less shutter lag. The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
anonymous
34
A lot less startup delay
0.12 s
vs
0.13 s
0.01 s less startup delay. It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
anonymous
32
Wider dynamic range
14.4 EV
vs
13.7 EV
5.11% 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.
anonymous
31
Has a built-in HDR mode
Yes
vs
No
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
anonymous
27
Significantly newer USB version
3
vs
2
1 newer USB version. Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
anonymous
15
Has a brand lens
Yes
vs
No
The lens is made by a reputable photographic equipment manufacturer, as opposed to a low-cost unbranded lens.
Florence Collins
2
Really high resolution images
Yes
vs
No
As the camera captures in such high resolution, any blurred images can be scaled down a little and will look a lot better.
Florence Collins
2
Has 100 percent viewfinder coverage
Yes
vs
No
With 100 percent viewfinder coverage you can preview the full image that the image sensor will capture, rather than missing some of the outer edges.

Nikon D800 is better than Nikon D7100 because...

Yes
vs
No

Top Eleven Reasons for the

Nikon D7100

Compared to Nikon D800

anonymous
44
Vastly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
6 fps
vs
4 fps
1.50x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
anonymous
37
Clearly better video recording quality
1080 x 60 fps
vs
1080 x 30 fps
2x better video recording quality
anonymous
37
Way lighter
675 g
vs
900 g
225 g lighter
anonymous
36
Higher pixel density
500 ppi
vs
442 ppi
13.12% higher pixel density
anonymous
36
Explicitly higher resolution
1280x960 px
vs
1176x784 px
33.28% higher resolution
anonymous
35
Has a stereo microphone
Yes
vs
No
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
anonymous
32
Has a microphone in
Yes
vs
No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
anonymous
28
Way less body volume
1096.74 cm³
vs
1434.72 cm³
30.82% less body volume
anonymous
14
Plenty shorter
106.5 mm
vs
121.92 mm
15.42 mm shorter
anonymous
14
Modestly thinner
76 mm
vs
81.28 mm
5.28 mm thinner
anonymous
14
Lots narrower
135.5 mm
vs
144.78 mm
9.28 mm narrower

Nikon D7100 is better than Nikon D800 because...

Yes
vs
No

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