Sensor and Image Processor:
Nikon D7100 features newly developed 24.1-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and advance Expeed 3 image processor, Nikon D7000 have only 16.2Mp APS-C sensor and Expeed 2 image processor.
Optical low pass filter (OLPF) is no longer used in D7100, so you get super sharp images with more color details and less noise. Nikon D7000 have Optical low pass filter.
The D7100 features Nikon’s professionally proven and lightning-fast 51-point AF system of Nikon D300, with a new Multi-CAM 3500DX AF module, on the other siade we have an Nikon D7000 AF sensor module with 39 effective focus points.
With Nikon D7100 you can push your ISO to 50, both camera shares same High ISO range, but you will get less noise in D7100 because
1. D7100 uses newly developed sensor
2. New Expeed 3 Image processor
3. No Optical low pass filter
Nikon D7100 can capture Full HD videos at 60fps, Nikon D7000 is limited to 24fps only at HD mode.
Nikon D7100 features big and high resolution display compared to Nikon D7000.
- Nikon D7100 features Wireless connectivity
- the D7100 also has a high dynamic range (HDR) function to let users capture photos with a vast tonal range. (Nikon D7000 is missing HDR function)
- 1.3x Crop Mode – Sports photographers take note: Building upon the telephoto benefits of the DX-format, the D7100 has the unique ability to shoot in a 1.3x DX crop mode for both stills and HD video. While in this innovative mode, shooters will gain an extra telephoto boost (2X), and a boost in burst speed to seven fps, with 15.4- megapixel resolution.
Conclusion – Winner Nikon D7100
- Nikon D7100 features better Sensor
- No optical low pass filter
- Fast Image Processor
- Advance AF system
- Better Video mode
- Better Display
Nikon D7100 is a excellent camera and current D7000 users must upgrade to D7100.