Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of D7100 vs 1D X

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

D7100
10.0
EOS 1D X
10.0
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

D7100
9.0
EOS 1D X
10.0
cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

D7100
10.0
EOS 1D X
10.0
continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

D7100
9.2
EOS 1D X
9.5
Reviews from nikonrumors.com, 1001noisycameras.com, techradar.com, imaging-resource.com and 5 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of D7100 vs EOS 1D X

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

D7100
1,256 ISO
EOS 1D X
2,786 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

D7100
3,000 LPH
EOS 1D X
2,800 LPH

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

D7100
54 ms
EOS 1D X
56 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D7100
6 fps
EOS 1D X
14 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

D7100
950 photos
EOS 1D X
1,500 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

D7100
24.2 bits
EOS 1D X
23.8 bits

Features Key features of the D7100  vs EOS 1D X 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

D7100
24 MP
EOS 1D X
18.1 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

D7100
25,600 ISO
EOS 1D X
204,800 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

D7100
51

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

D7100
3.2"
EOS 1D X
3.2"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

D7100
0.61x
EOS 1D X
0.76x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

D7100
15.3 microns
EOS 1D X
47.8 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

D7100  vs
EOS 1D X 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 18.1 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 4912 x 3680
Size APS-C Full frame
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 36 x 24 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.0x
Pixel size 15.3 microns 47.8 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO 100 ISO to 51,200 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 6,400 ISO to 25,600 ISO 50 ISO to 204,800 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes
Tested vertical resolution 3,000 LPH 2,800 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 3,000 LPH 2,800 LPH

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 51 61
Cross type focus points 15 41
Supports continuous Yes No

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/8000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 136 x 107 x 76 mm 158 x 164 x 83 mm
Thickness 76 mm 83 mm
Weight 675 g 1,530 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization

video

D7100  vs
EOS 1D X 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes No

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3.2" 3.2"
Resolution 1,229 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 0.94x 0.76x
Viewfinder size 0.61x 0.76x

performance

Max continuous shooting 6 fps 14 fps
Battery life 950 1,500
Continuous shooting
14 fps
6 fps
Shutter lag 54 ms 56 ms
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