Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of D7100 vs D2Xs

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

D7100
10.0
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

D7100
7.2
Nikon D2Xs
10.0
Focus lag

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

D7100
8.6
Nikon D2Xs
10.0
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

D7100
9.2
Reviews from nikonrumors.com, 1001noisycameras.com, techradar.com, imaging-resource.com and 5 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

D7100
9.2

Winner
Nikon D2Xs 

Camera Rocket recommends the Nikon D2Xs  based on its focusing, responsiveness and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of D7100 vs D2Xs

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

D7100
1,256 ISO
Nikon D2Xs
489 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

D7100
3,000 LPH
Nikon D2Xs
2,400 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D7100
251 ms
Nikon D2Xs
45 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

D7100
54 ms
Nikon D2Xs
45 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

D7100
300 ms
Nikon D2Xs
200 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D7100
6 fps
Nikon D2Xs
5 fps

Features Key features of the D7100  vs D2Xs 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

D7100
24 MP
Nikon D2Xs
12.2 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

D7100
25,600 ISO
Nikon D2Xs
3,200 ISO

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

D7100
3.2"
Nikon D2Xs
2.5"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

D7100
0.61x
Nikon D2Xs
0.57x

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

D7100
15.3 microns
Nikon D2Xs
30.5 microns

Reviews Word on the street

D7100  vs D2Xs 

7.8
8.8
Hi-1 is essentially equivalent to ISO 1,600, while Hi-2 can be thought of as ISO 3,200.
Nikon D2Xs

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

D7100  vs
D2Xs 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 12.2 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 4288 x 2848
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.7 x 15.7 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.5x
Pixel size 15.3 microns 30.5 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO 100 ISO to 800 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 6,400 ISO to 25,600 ISO 800 ISO to 3,200 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Tested vertical resolution 3,000 LPH 2,400 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 3,000 LPH 2,400 LPH

focus system

Type Phase detection Contrast detection

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 0.94x 0.86x
Viewfinder size 0.61x 0.57x

performance

Max continuous shooting 6 fps 5 fps
Battery life 950 1,150
Continuous shooting
5 fps, JPEG
6 fps
Focus lag 251 ms 45 ms
Shutter lag 54 ms 45 ms
Startup delay 300 ms 200 ms

video

D7100  vs
D2Xs 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps None
Shoots video in 24p Yes N/A
Shoots high speed video No N/A
External mic jack 3.5mm N/A
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection N/A
Autofocus type Contrast detection N/A
Autofocus supports continuous Yes N/A

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3.2" 2.5"
Resolution 1,229 k dots 235 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view 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 150 x 86 mm
Thickness 76 mm 86 mm
Weight 675 g 1,200 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes

features

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