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Nikon D800 vs Nikon D7100

Top 14 Reasons for the

Nikon D800

Compared to Nikon D7100

anonymous
90
Appreciably more megapixels (photo)
Comment
36.8 MP
vs
24.71 MP
48.93% more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
83
Vastly larger sensor
Comment
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
80
Notably lower noise at high ISO
Comment
2853 ISO
vs
1256 ISO
2.27x lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
66
Notably better image quality
Comment
95
vs
83
12 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
50
Better color depth
Comment
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. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
46
Is dustproof and water resistant
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
anonymous
43
Has a built-in HDR mode
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
anonymous
40
Wider dynamic range
Comment
14.4 Evs
vs
13.7 Evs
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. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
40
Considerably less shutter lag
Comment
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
38
Lots less startup delay
Comment
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
28
Appreciably newer USB version
Comment
3
vs
2
1 newer USB version. Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
anonymous
18
Has a brand lens
Comment
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
Comment
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
Comment
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 13 Reasons for the

Nikon D7100

Compared to Nikon D800

anonymous
70
Clearly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
Comment
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
53
A lot lighter
Comment
675 g
vs
900 g
225 g lighter
anonymous
52
Vastly better video recording quality
Comment
1080 x 60 fps
vs
1080 x 30 fps
2x better video recording quality
anonymous
47
Has a stereo microphone
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
anonymous
45
Higher pixel density
Comment
500 ppi
vs
442 ppi
13.12% higher pixel density
anonymous
43
Distinctly higher resolution
Comment
1280x960 px
vs
1176x784 px
33.28% higher resolution
anonymous
43
Plenty less body volume
Comment
1096.74 cm³
vs
1434.72 cm³
30.82% less body volume
anonymous
35
Has a microphone in
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
anonymous
29
Reasonably longer battery life
Comment
950 shots
vs
900 shots
50 shots longer battery life. CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
anonymous
29
Way narrower
Comment
135.5 mm
vs
144.78 mm
9.28 mm narrower
anonymous
28
Reasonably shorter
Comment
106.5 mm
vs
121.92 mm
15.42 mm shorter
anonymous
28
Explicitly higher resolution (screen)
Comment
1228 k dots
vs
921 k dots
307 k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
anonymous
28
Slightly thinner
Comment
76 mm
vs
81.28 mm
5.28 mm thinner

Nikon D7100 is better than Nikon D800 because...

Yes
vs
No

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