Nikon D800 vs Nikon D7100
These cameras are both manufacturered by Nikon.Nikon D800 were released 2012 and Nikon D7100 was released 2013. That is a 1 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D800 has a "FX"-sensor while Nikon D7100 has a "DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.
|Camera||Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")|
|Nikon D800||50 mm||(a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)|
|Nikon D7100||75 mm||(a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)|
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
|Camera||Megapixels||Pixel (total)||Pixels (width)||Pixels (height)|
|Nikon D800||36,3 MP||36152320||7360||4912|
|Nikon D7100||24,1 MP||24000000||6000||4000|
Nikon D800 has a 51 % larger resolution than Nikon D7100. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
Autofocus and lens compatibility
Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D800 can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds and Nikon D7100 can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.
|Camera||Weight (in gram)||Weight (in pounds)|
|Nikon D800||900 gr||1,98 lb|
|Nikon D7100||675 gr||1,49 lb|