Nikon D7100 vs Canon EOS Rebel T2i

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D7100 and Canon EOS Rebel T2i. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Nikon D7100 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS Rebel T2i is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon D7100 were released 2013 and Canon EOS Rebel T2i was released 2010. That is a 3 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Nikon D7100 2013
Canon EOS Rebel T2i 2010

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D7100 has a "DX"-sensor while Canon EOS Rebel T2i has a "APSC"-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 D7100 75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Canon EOS Rebel T2i 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 D7100 has a 24,1 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Rebel T2i has 18,7 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Nikon D7100 24,1 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000
Canon EOS Rebel T2i 18,7 MP
17915904 pixels
5184 x 3456

Nikon D7100 has a 34 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Rebel T2i. 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

Canon EOS Rebel T2i has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D7100. Canon EOS Rebel T2i has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 12800 while Nikon D7100 has 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D7100 100-6400
Canon EOS Rebel T2i 100-12800

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 D7100
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D7100 can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Rebel T2i can shoot up to 3,7 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D7100 6
Canon EOS Rebel T2i 3,7

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Nikon D7100 and Canon EOS Rebel T2i can shoot movies.

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 D7100 weighs 675 gr (equal to 1,49 lb) which is 32% heavier than Canon EOS Rebel T2i and its 510 gr (or 1,12 lb).

Camera Weight
Nikon D7100 675 gr
1,49 lb
Canon EOS Rebel T2i 510 gr
1,12 lb