As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and mirrorless. The Canon EOS 7D Mark II's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS 80D and the EOS 6D) and Nikon (such as the D7200 and the D500)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
8 months older
$999 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,330 - $1,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • None found

common strengths of the 6D and 7D Mark II

  • None found

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
3 years older
$1,099 (body only)
$1,418 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • None found

common strengths of the 7D and 7D Mark II

  • None found

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
3 years newer
$2,219 - $2,999 (body only)
$2,558 - $3,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5D Mark IV and 7D Mark II

  • None found

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
1 year older
$2,300 (body only)
$2,844 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and 7D Mark II

  • None found

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
2 years newer
$1,399 - $1,797 (body only)
$2,114 - $2,397 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D500 (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • None found

common strengths of the D500 and 7D Mark II

  • None found

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
similar age
$1,877 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • None found

common strengths of the 70D and 7D Mark II

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
1 year newer
$629 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,150 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • None found

common strengths of the D7200 and 7D Mark II

  • None found

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
2 years newer
$872 - $999 (body only)
$870 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • None found

common strengths of the EOS 80D and 7D Mark II

  • None found

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
2 years older
$394 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • None found

common strengths of the T3 and 7D Mark II

  • None found

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
similar age
$709 (body only)
$1,097 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • None found

common strengths of the D7100 and 7D Mark II

  • None found

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
3 years older

Significant advantages of the T2i (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T2i (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • None found

common strengths of the T2i and 7D Mark II

  • None found

Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70
3 years newer
$595 (body only)
$672 - $715 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-70 (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the K-70 (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • None found

common strengths of the K-70 and 7D Mark II

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 7D Mark II compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital), records movies in 24p, can focus continuously while recording movies, much more lenses available (220 lenses vs 58 lenses) and has a significantly longer battery life (670 shots vs 235 shots).

However, on average it slightly smaller viewfinder (0.62x vs 0.71x), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has slightly fewer focus points (65 vs 225).

Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)

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5 years newer

Significant advantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (116×88×59 mm) vs Professional size (149×112×78 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) and 7D Mark II

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

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4 years newer
$1,198 - $2,046 (body only)
$1,898 - $1,899 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-G9 (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-G9 (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the Lumix DC-G9 and 7D Mark II

  • Weather sealed
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony A7

Sony A7
7 months newer
$798 (body only)
$965 - $998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (127×94×48 mm) vs Professional size (149×112×78 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the A7 and 7D Mark II

  • Weather sealed
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Have external mic jacks

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2
3 years newer
$939 - $1,099 (body only)
$1,404 - $1,499 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T2 (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.76x vs 0.62x
  • Significantly more focus points: 325 vs 65

Significant disadvantages of the X-T2 (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the X-T2 and 7D Mark II

  • Weather sealed
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II
1 year newer
$826 (body only)
$1,058 12-40mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-M5 II (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the E-M5 II (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the E-M5 II and 7D Mark II

  • Weather sealed
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1
10 months newer
$1,299 (body only)

Significant advantages of the X-T1 (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (129×90×47 mm) vs Professional size (149×112×78 mm)
  • Much lighter: 440 g vs 910 g

Significant disadvantages of the X-T1 (vs the 7D Mark II)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No 24p support
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the X-T1 and 7D Mark II

  • Weather sealed
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Have external mic jacks