Canon EOS 7D

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Canon EOS 7D MII

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Canon EOS 7D MII

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag
Cross type focus points
Many cross-type focus points
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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D MII

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
Light sensitivity
High ISO
25,600 ISO
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 
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Advantages of the Canon 7D MII

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Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Focus points Many more focus points 61 vs 19
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Set focus accurately within the frame
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 24 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The 7D MII's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 8 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder 0.62x vs 0.38x
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More than 2.5x larger viewfinder
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Size Smaller 148x111x74 mm vs 152x116x76 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness Thinner 2.9" vs 3"
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Almost the same
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        Compared to recent DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Lens availability Many lenses available Help
        197 lenses
        Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
        Shoot in extreme weather
        Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
        Pentaprism
        Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
        100%
        Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
        1
        Sensor size Very small sensors Help
        APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
        Color depth Poor color depth Help
        22 bits
        Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
        11.7 EV
        Overall image quality Low image quality Help
        66.0
        Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
        854 ISO

        Compared to recent pro DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Thickness Thin Help
        7D MII:3"
        7D:2.9"
        Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
        7D MII:0.38x
        7D:0.62x

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        Canon EOS 70D

        Canon EOS 70D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,099 - $1,231 body only

        $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

        Color depth Has slightly more color depth
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Viewfinder coverage Slightly less viewfinder coverage
        Canon EOS 6D

        Canon EOS 6D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,690 - $1,899 body only

        $2,385 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

        Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
        Canon EOS 60D

        Canon EOS 60D

        Pro DSLR

        $699 - $871 body only

        $999 - $1,150 with 18-135mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Thickness Is thicker
        Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
        Nikon D7100

        Nikon D7100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,147 body only

        $1,447 - $1,470 with 18-140mm lens

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Color depth Has significantly more color depth
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
        Nikon D7000

        Nikon D7000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $721 - $840 body only

        $930 - $990 with 18-105mm lens

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Color depth Has significantly more color depth
        Thickness Is thicker
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
        Canon EOS 5D Mark II

        Canon EOS 5D Mark II

        Pro DSLR

        $3,120 body only

        $3,519 with 24-105mm lens

        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Viewfinder coverage Slightly less viewfinder coverage
        Canon EOS 5D Mark III

        Canon EOS 5D Mark III

        Pro DSLR

        $3,399 body only

        $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

        Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available

        Canon EOS 7D MII Competitors

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        Nikon D3300

        Nikon D3300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $647 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
        Color depth Better color depth
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Focus points Many fewer focus points

        Canon EOS 7D Competitors

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        No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS 7D.

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        FreezingLife (8:58 AM, January 15, 2014)
        I was also wondering how this was possible :)
         
        Meizhu (6:57 AM, April 14, 2013)
        of course the 7D is better than the Mark II, because the second one does not exist yet.
         
        Steve (6:28 PM, April 04, 2013)
        Correction the 7d is better that the 7d mark II by 12 points.
         
        Steve (6:26 PM, April 04, 2013)
        The 7d is better that the 7d mark I by 12 points for being a physically smaller body? The mark II beats it on every spec except for size and price yet comes up 12 points shy. Please reevaluate the 7d make II