Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D100

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D7000 and Nikon D100. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufactured by Nikon.

Nikon D7000 were released 2010 and Nikon D100 was released 2002. That is a 8 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Nikon D7000 2010
Nikon D100 2002

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts of sensor (called "Nikon DX") which means that if you compare these cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras has a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the camera's sensor size affect the focal length with a multiplier.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Nikon D7000 75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Nikon D100 75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5

** 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)

Resolution

Nikon D7000 has a 16,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D100 has 6 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
Nikon D100 6 MP
6016000 pixels
3008 x 2000

Nikon D7000 has a 167 % larger resolution than Nikon D100. 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 Nikon D100. Nikon D7000 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Nikon D100 has 200 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D7000 100-25600
Nikon D100 200-1600

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 Nikon D100

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 Nikon D100 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D7000 6
Nikon D100 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 Nikon D100 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.

These two cameras weigh exactly the same so there is no difference there. Please see the details below.

Camera Weight
Nikon D7000 780 gr
1.72 lb
Nikon D100 780 gr
1.72 lb

Nikon D7000 vs Nikon D100 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Nikon D7000 and Nikon D100, 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
Nikon D100
Name Nikon D7000 Nikon D100
Manufacturer Nikon Nikon
Release Date and Price
Nikon D7000
Nikon D100
Release Year 2010 2002
Release Date 2010-09-15 2002-02-21
MSRP 1200 USD 1999 USD
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Camera Type
Nikon D7000
Nikon D100
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Sensor
Nikon D7000
Nikon D100
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 23.7 x 15.5 mm)
Also known as "DX"
APS-C (approx 23.7 x 15.5 mm)
Also known as "DX"
Sensor Type CMOS CCD
Resolution 4928 x 3264 pixels 3008 x 2000 pixels
Megapixels 16,2 MP 6 MP
Image Processor EXPEED 2 EXPEED
Image
Nikon D7000
Nikon D100
ISO Range 100 - 25600 200 - 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
Nikon D100
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Focus Points 39 5
Lens Mount Nikon F

See Compatible Lenses
Nikon F

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
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
Screen & Viewfinder
Nikon D7000
Nikon D100
Articulated LCD Fixed Fixed
Screen size 3 1,8
Screen dots 921000 118000
Touch screen No No
Screen type TFT LCD monitor N/A
Live view Yes No
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.95 (0.63 35mm equiv.) 0.8 (0.53 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A N/A
Photography features
Nikon D7000
Nikon D100
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 11 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes No
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Average
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Nikon D7000
Nikon D100
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
Nikon D100
Memory Card SD/SDHC
Compact Flash
Connectivity
Nikon D7000
Nikon D100
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes No
Headphone Port No No
Wireless Yes
Eye-Fi Connected
No
Remote Control Yes (Optional, wired or wireless) Yes (Via Optional vertical grip or software)
GPS Yes
Optional
No
Body & Dimensions
Nikon D7000
Nikon D100
Enviromentally sealed Yes No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
Nikon EN-EL3 lithium-ion battery
Battery Life (CIPA) 1050 shots N/A
Width 132 mm 144 mm
Height 105 mm 116 mm
Depth 77 mm 81 mm
Weight 780 gram 780 gram