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

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 7D Mark II compared to other pro DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 7 fps), has much less startup delay (500 ms vs 700 ms), can focus continuously while recording movies and has slightly more focus points (65 vs 19).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.62x vs 0.71x), takes slightly lower resolution photos (20 MP vs 22.3 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (16,000 ISO vs 1,640,000 ISO).

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)

  • Larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.62x
  • Much thinner: 2.8" vs 3.1"

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

  • Shoots much slower: 4.5 fps vs 10 fps
  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 65
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the 6D and 7D Mark II

  • Built-in GPS
  • Inexpensive: $999.00 vs $949.00

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)

  • Significantly thinner: 2.9" vs 3.1"

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

  • Many fewer focus points: 19 vs 65
  • Shoots significantly slower: 8 fps vs 10 fps
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the 7D and 7D Mark II

  • Fast continuous shooting: 8 fps vs 10 fps
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $1,099.00 vs $949.00

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)

  • Much higher true resolution: 30.1 MP vs 20 MP
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

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

  • Shoots much slower: 7 fps vs 10 fps
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • No built-in GPS

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)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.62x

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

  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 10 fps
  • No built-in GPS
  • No built-in flash

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

  • Multiple storage slots: 2 vs 2

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)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,359k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 1,640,000 ISO vs 16,000 ISO
  • Many more focus points: 153 vs 65

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

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • No built-in flash
  • Thicker: 3.2" vs 3.1"

common strengths of the D500 and 7D Mark II

  • Very fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Built-in GPS

Canon EOS 70D

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

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

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

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

  • Shoots much slower: 7 fps vs 10 fps
  • Many fewer focus points: 19 vs 65
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the 70D and 7D Mark II

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $1,099.69 vs $949.00

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 7D Mark II compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 921k dots), slightly larger viewfinder (0.62x vs 0.54x), has a weather sealed body and records movies in 24p.

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes much lower resolution photos (20 MP vs 24 MP), has much more startup delay (500 ms vs 300 ms), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has much more shutter lag (249 ms vs 173 ms).

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)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

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

  • Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 10 fps
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the D7200 and 7D Mark II

  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.62x
  • Weather sealed

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)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 20 MP
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

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

  • Shoots much slower: 7 fps vs 10 fps
  • Significantly fewer focus points: 45 vs 65
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

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

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.59x vs 0.62x
  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 10 fps

Canon Rebel T3

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

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

  • Much smaller: Professional size (130×100×78 mm) vs Professional size (149×112×78 mm)
  • Much lighter: 459 g vs 910 g

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

  • Much lower true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the T3 and 7D Mark II

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Nikon D7100

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

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

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

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

  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 10 fps
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the D7100 and 7D Mark II

  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.62x
  • Weather sealed

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
3 years older

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

  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Professional size (149×112×78 mm)
  • Much thinner: 2.4" vs 3.1"
  • Much lighter: 530 g vs 910 g

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

  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 20 MP
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3.7 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the T2i and 7D Mark II

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

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)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 20 MP
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (126×93×74 mm) vs Professional size (149×112×78 mm)

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

  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 65
  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 10 fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,040k dots

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

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.62x vs 0.62x
  • Weather sealed
  • Both have pentaprism viewfinders: Pentaprism vs Pentaprism

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
  • Much shorter battery life: 235 shots vs 670 shots

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

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

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

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

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
  • Much 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)

  • No 24p support
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • 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