Nikon D800 vs Nikon D7100
Top 14 Reasons for the
Compared to Nikon D7100
Appreciably more megapixels (photo)
48.93% more megapixels (photo)
Vastly larger sensor
24 x 35.9 mm
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.
Notably lower noise at high ISO
2.27x lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
Notably better image quality
12 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
Better color depth
4.55% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
Is dustproof and water resistant
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
Has a built-in HDR mode
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Wider dynamic range
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.
Considerably less shutter lag
0.01 s less shutter lag. The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
Lots less startup delay
0.01 s less startup delay. It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
Appreciably newer USB version
1 newer USB version. Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
Has a brand lens
The lens is made by a reputable photographic equipment manufacturer, as opposed to a low-cost unbranded lens.
Really high resolution images
As the camera captures in such high resolution, any blurred images can be scaled down a little and will look a lot better.
Has 100 percent viewfinder coverage
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...
Top 13 Reasons for the
Compared to Nikon D800
Clearly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
1.50x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
A lot lighter
225 g lighter
Vastly better video recording quality
1080 x 60 fps
1080 x 30 fps
2x better video recording quality
Has a stereo microphone
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Higher pixel density
13.12% higher pixel density
Distinctly higher resolution
33.28% higher resolution
Plenty less body volume
30.82% less body volume
Has a microphone in
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Reasonably longer battery life
50 shots longer battery life. CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
9.28 mm narrower
15.42 mm shorter
Explicitly higher resolution (screen)
1228 k dots
921 k dots
307 k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
5.28 mm thinner