Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of D7100 vs D700

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

D7100
9.8
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

D7100
8.1
Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

D7100
9.0
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 D700 

Camera Rocket recommends the Nikon D700  based on its focusing, responsiveness and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of D7100 vs D700

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

D7100
1,256 ISO
Nikon D700
2,303 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

D7100
3,000 LPH
Nikon D700
2,200 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D7100
251 ms
Nikon D700
197 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

D7100
54 ms
Nikon D700
45 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

D7100
300 ms
Nikon D700
400 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D7100
6 fps
Nikon D700
5 fps

Features Key features of the D7100  vs D700 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

D7100
24 MP
Nikon D700
12.1 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

D7100
25,600 ISO
Nikon D700
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

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

D7100
3.2"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

D7100
0.61x
Nikon D700
0.72x

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

D7100
15.3 microns
Nikon D700
71.4 microns

Reviews Word on the street

D7100  vs D700 

7.8
8.5
Compared with the 5D, the D700 has greater latitude, a better AF system, and a more modern feature set.
Nikon D700

8.0
10.0
The D700's ultra high-resolution 920,000 dot 3in LCD screen and 12 million pixel CMOS sensor have been proven in the D3, and the D700 can shoot at ISO speeds spanning an incredible ISO 100-25.
Nikon D700

Overall

8.5 Out of 10
9.3 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

D7100  vs
D700 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 12.1 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 4256 x 2832
Size APS-C Full frame
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 36 x 23.9 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.0x
Pixel size 15.3 microns 71.4 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO 200 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 6,400 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes
Tested vertical resolution 3,000 LPH 2,200 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 3,000 LPH 2,200 LPH

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 51 51
Cross type focus points 15 15
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 147 x 123 x 77 mm
Thickness 76 mm 77 mm
Weight 675 g 1,074 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes

features

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

video

D7100  vs
D700 
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" 3"
Resolution 1,229 k dots 922 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% 95%
Magnification 0.94x 0.72x
Viewfinder size 0.61x 0.72x

performance

Max continuous shooting 6 fps 5 fps
Battery life 950 1,000
Continuous shooting
5 fps, JPEG
6 fps
Focus lag 251 ms 197 ms
Shutter lag 54 ms 45 ms
Startup delay 300 ms 400 ms
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