Nikon D7100 vs. Canon 7D hardware and functionality

By Peter Chubb - Mar 18, 2013

The Nikon D7100 has been on the market for several days and even though it has proved a tough camera to get hold of, there’s no denying how popular it already is, but then again we already knew this was going to be the case long before the new DSLR was released.

We’ve already looked at how the D7100 compares to the D300, D600 and the D800, as well as the D5200. However, we now thought we would see how the Nikon D7100 compares to the Canon 7D and so looked for a comparison video, even though we would much rather see the camera pitted again the 70D instead, although this could happen within the next month or so.

Nikon D7100 vs. Canon 7D hardware and functionality

In the video review above you get to see the hardware and functionality of the D7100 after its unboxing and a little later you’ll see just how it compares side-by-side against the 7D. In the review you get to see some low-light testing, dynamic range testing, along with a detailed look at the new crop mode feature.

There has been some reaction on YouTube stating that the video is a little biased towards one camera, see if you can guess which one? We’ve heard from several D7000 users who have said that they do not see any reason to upgrade to the D7100 because the advantages are not that important to most users, but would you agree and do you believe that the 7D is a far better choice?

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  • esolesek

    Canon seems to be better at video – that’s why I still own a Canon HD videotape camera, and I do like archiving my work on tape instead of 500 hds, at least for the time being. However, Canon glass sucks until you buy the pro level, so yeah, lens money becomes an issue.

  • Sheldon Cooper

    I own a Canon 7d, and have been interested in the Nikon tech removing AA filters & having in camera CA & V adjustment, however once you get a few lenses then the decision to move becomes financial. Bottom line is that a camera with great tech a few years ago does not become a bad camera – merely that you can buy advancements.