Nikon D7000 vs Canon EOS Rebel XTi

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D7000 and Canon EOS Rebel XTi. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Nikon D7000 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS Rebel XTi is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon D7000 were released 2010 and Canon EOS Rebel XTi was released 2006. That is a 4 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Nikon D7000 2010
Canon EOS Rebel XTi 2006

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D7000 has a "Nikon DX"-sensor while Canon EOS Rebel XTi has a "Canon APS-C"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Nikon D7000 75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Canon EOS Rebel XTi 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Nikon D7000 has a 16,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Rebel XTi has 10,1 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Nikon D7000 16,2 MP
16084992 pixels
4928 x 3264
Canon EOS Rebel XTi 10,1 MP
10077696 pixels
3888 x 2592

Nikon D7000 has a 60 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Rebel XTi. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon D7000 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Rebel XTi. Nikon D7000 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Canon EOS Rebel XTi has 100 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D7000 100-25600
Canon EOS Rebel XTi 100-1600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D7000
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Rebel XTi

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D7000 can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Rebel XTi can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D7000 6
Canon EOS Rebel XTi 3

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

When comparing these two cameras there is only one of them that can shoot movies and that is Nikon D7000. Unfortunately Canon EOS Rebel XTi does not support recording movies and movie clips.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Nikon D7000 weighs 780 gr (equal to 1.72 lb) which is 40% heavier than Canon EOS Rebel XTi and its 556 gr (or 1.23 lb).

Camera Weight
Nikon D7000 780 gr
1.72 lb
Canon EOS Rebel XTi 556 gr
1.23 lb

Nikon D7000 vs Canon EOS Rebel XTi Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Nikon D7000 and Canon EOS Rebel XTi, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Nikon D7000
Canon EOS Rebel XTi
Name Nikon D7000 Canon EOS Rebel XTi
Manufacturer Nikon Canon
Release Date and Price
Nikon D7000
Canon EOS Rebel XTi
Release Year 2010 2006
Release Date 2010-09-15 2006-08-24
MSRP 1200 USD 799 USD
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Camera Type
Nikon D7000
Canon EOS Rebel XTi
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Sensor
Nikon D7000
Canon EOS Rebel XTi
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 23.7 x 15.5 mm)
Also known as "DX"
APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 4928 x 3264 pixels 3888 x 2592 pixels
Megapixels 16,2 MP 10,1 MP
Image Processor EXPEED 2 DIGIC 2
Image
Nikon D7000
Canon EOS Rebel XTi
ISO Range 100 - 25600 100 - 1600
White Balance Presets 12 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Nikon D7000
Canon EOS Rebel XTi
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Focus Points 39 9
Lens Mount Nikon F

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier DX / APS-C (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Nikon D7000
Canon EOS Rebel XTi
Articulated LCD Fixed Fixed
Screen size 3 2.5
Screen dots 921000 230000
Touch screen No No
Screen type TFT LCD monitor TFT LCD
Live view Yes No
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.95 (0.63 35mm equiv.) 0.8 (0.5 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A N/A
Photography features
Nikon D7000
Canon EOS Rebel XTi
Frames per second 6 fps 3 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Range 12 meters 12 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Average
Multi
Center Weighted
Partial
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Nikon D7000
Canon EOS Rebel XTi
Video recording Yes No
Video format MPEG4
H.264
N/A
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
N/A
Built-in Microphone Yes No
Built-in Speakers Yes No
Storage
Nikon D7000
Canon EOS Rebel XTi
Memory Card SD/SDHC
Compact Flash
Connectivity
Nikon D7000
Canon EOS Rebel XTi
HDMI Output Yes No
Microphone Port Yes No
Headphone Port No No
Wireless Yes
Eye-Fi Connected
No
Remote Control Yes (Optional, wired or wireless) Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed)
GPS Yes
Optional
No
Body & Dimensions
Nikon D7000
Canon EOS Rebel XTi
Enviromentally sealed Yes No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Pack NB-2LH
Battery Life (CIPA) 1050 shots 360 shots
Width 132 mm 127 mm
Height 105 mm 94 mm
Depth 77 mm 65 mm
Weight 780 gram 556 gram