Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of DF vs D7100

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

Nikon DF
9.9
D7100
9.8
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Nikon DF
7.4
D7100
8.1
Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Nikon DF
8.6
D7100
9.0
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Nikon DF
9.1
D7100
9.2
Reviews from nikonrumors.com, imaging-resource.com, dpreview.com, 1001noisycameras.com and 4 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Nikon DF
9.1
D7100
9.2

Winner
Nikon D7100 

Camera Rocket recommends the Nikon D7100  based on its focusing, responsiveness and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon DF vs D7100

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

Nikon DF
3,279 ISO
D7100
1,256 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon DF
274 ms
D7100
251 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Nikon DF
54 ms
D7100
54 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Nikon DF
550 ms
D7100
300 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon DF
5.5 fps
D7100
6 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon DF
1,400 photos
D7100
950 photos

Features Key features of the Nikon DF  vs D7100 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Nikon DF
16.2 MP
D7100
24 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Nikon DF
204,800 ISO
D7100
25,600 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

Nikon DF
3.2"
D7100
3.2"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Nikon DF
0.7x
D7100
0.61x

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

Nikon DF
53.1 microns
D7100
15.3 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Nikon DF  vs D7100 

8.1
8.5
And the D7100 one-ups its Nikon stablemates with an RGBW rear LCD which offers more efficient operation and gives the option for greater brightness than an RGB panel, making the screen much more usable in direct sunlight.
D7100

8.0
8.0

Overall

8.2 Out of 10
8.5 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Nikon DF  vs
D7100 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 16.2 MP 24 MP
Resolution 4648 x 3488 6000 x 4000
Size Full frame APS-C
Area 36 x 23.9 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.0x 1.5x
Pixel size 53.1 microns 15.3 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 50 ISO to 204,800 ISO 6,400 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 39 51
Cross type focus points 9 15
Supports continuous Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 0.7x 0.94x
Viewfinder size 0.7x 0.61x

performance

Max continuous shooting 5.5 fps 6 fps
Battery life 1,400 950
Continuous shooting
6 fps
5.5 fps
Focus lag 274 ms 251 ms
Shutter lag 54 ms 54 ms
Startup delay 550 ms 300 ms

video

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

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3.2" 3.2"
Resolution 921 k dots 1,229 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 143.5 x 110 x 66.5 mm 136 x 107 x 76 mm
Thickness 66.5 mm 76 mm
Weight 765 g 675 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
WiFi Yes None
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
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