Nikon D3 vs Nikon D7100

6.28 in
6.18 in
Nikon D3 Digital Camera
vs
5.33 in
4.19 in
Nikon D7100 Digital Camera

Full Comparison

Sensor

Nikon D3Nikon D3Nikon D7100Nikon D7100
Sensor type
CMOS
CMOS
Image sensor format
FX
DX
Sensor size
36, 23.9
23.6, 15.6
Sensor photo detectors
13 Mpx
25 Mpx
Effective pixels
12 Mpx
24 Mpx
Image ratio w:h
5:4, 3:2
3:2, 16:9
Max resolution
4256, 2832
6000, 4000
Other resolutions
3184x2120, 2128x1416
6000x3368, 4800x3200, 4800x2696, 4494x3000 , 4496x2528, 3600x2400, 3600x2024, 2992x2000, 2992x1680, 2400x1600 , 2400x1344

Image

Nikon D3Nikon D3Nikon D7100Nikon D7100
ISO minimum
100
100
ISO maximum
25600
25600
Boosted ISO minimum
100
50
Boosted ISO maximum
25600
25600
Maximum image resolution
4256, 2832
6000, 4000
White balance presets
12
12
White balance modes
Auto, Cloudy, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Shade, Sunny
Auto, Cloudy, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Shade, Sunny
Custom white balance
yesyes
yesyes
Supported image file formats
JPG, RAW, TIF
JPG, NEF, RAW
Photo effects
Black&White, Neutral, Vivid
Neutral, Vivid
Image stabilizer
nono
nono
Image stabilization type
nono
nono
Uncompressed format
RAW
RAW
HDR
nono
yesyes
AEB/HDR support
yesyes
yesyes

Optics and focus

Nikon D3Nikon D3Nikon D7100Nikon D7100
Lens mount
Nikon F
Nikon F
Magnification (Crop factor)
1 x
1.5 x
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)
nono
Lamp
Focus adjustment
Auto/Manual
Auto/Manual
Contrast autofocus
yesyes
yesyes
Autofocus
Continuous Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Multi Point Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) lock
yesyes
yesyes
Manual focus
yesyes
yesyes
Number of focus points
51
51
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)
51
51
Image stabiliser
Lens based only
Lens based only
Phase detection autofocus
yesyes
yesyes

Screen and viewfinder

Nikon D3Nikon D3Nikon D7100Nikon D7100
Screen size
3.00 in
3.20 in
Articulated LCD
Fixed
Fixed
Screen technology
LCD
LCD TFT
Screen dots
922000
1228800
Touch screen
nono
nono
Live view
yesyes
yesyes
Viewfinder
Optical
Electronic
Viewfinder coverage
100 %
100 %
Viewfinder magnification
0.7 x
0.94 x
Eye relief
0.71 in
0.77 in
Separate info display
yesyes
yesyes

Photography features

Nikon D3Nikon D3Nikon D7100Nikon D7100
Camera shutter type
Electronic
Electronic
Minimum shutter speed
30 s
30 s
Maximum shutter speed
1/8000 s
1/8000 s
Shutter priority
yesyes
yesyes
Aperture priority
yesyes
yesyes
Number of exposures
2
2
Exposure compensation plus
5
5
Exposure compensation minus
-5
-5
Expousure compensation steps
1/3, 1/2
1/3, 1/2
Auto exposure lock
yesyes
yesyes
Continuous shooting
yesyes
yesyes
Self-timer delay
2, 5, 10, 20
2, 5, 10, 20
Histogram
yesyes
yesyes
Flash sync speed
1/250s
1/320s
Built-in flash
yesyes
yesyes
Flash modes
Redeye Reduction, Slow Sync
Flash OFF, Flash ON
External flash connection
Hot shoe, PC terminal
Hot shoe
Flash metering system
i-TTL
i-TTL
External flash
yesyes
yesyes
Continuous drive
11.0 fps
6.0 fps
Self-timer
yesyes
yesyes
Manual settings
yesyes
yesyes
Self-timer options
custom
2, 10
Speed (JPEG)
9 fps
6 fps
Speed (RAW)
9 fps
6 fps
Exposure bracketing
0.3 - 1.0±EV
0.3 - 3.0±EV

Videography features

Nikon D3Nikon D3Nikon D7100Nikon D7100
Video recording
nono
yesyes
HD type
Not supported
Full HD
Camera playback
Highlights, Slide show, Thumbnails
Movie, Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails

Design

Nikon D3Nikon D3Nikon D7100Nikon D7100
Body type
SLR
SLR
Body material
Aluminum-magnesium
Aluminum-magnesium
Colour of product
Black
Black
Anti-dust system
nono
yesyes
Environmentally sealed
yesyes
yesyes

Dimensions

Nikon D3Nikon D3Nikon D7100Nikon D7100
Weight
2.73 lb
1.49 lb
Width
6.28 in
5.33 in
Height
6.18 in
4.19 in
Depth
3.44 in
2.99 in

Storage

Nikon D3Nikon D3Nikon D7100Nikon D7100
Compatible memory cards
CF, CF Type II, MicroDrive
SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots
2
2
Storage types
Compact Flash Type I/II
SD, SDHC, SDXC
Camera file system
DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.21
DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3

Power

Nikon D3Nikon D3Nikon D7100Nikon D7100
Power source type
Battery
Battery
Battery life (CIPA)
4300
950
Battery technology
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of batteries supported
1
1
AC adapter included
Y
Y

Connectivity

Nikon D3Nikon D3Nikon D7100Nikon D7100
HDMI
yesyes
nono
USB version
2.0
2.0
Remote control
yesyes
yesyes
NFC
nono
nono
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
nono
yesyes
Firewire
nono
nono

Other features

Nikon D3Nikon D3Nikon D7100Nikon D7100
Timelapse recording
yesyes
yesyes
GPS
nono
yesyes
Orientation sensor
yesyes
yesyes
Tripod mounting supported
yesyes
yesyes
Image editing modes
Trimming
Crop, Resizing, Rotating, Trimming

Often compared with D3

Often compared with D7100