Nikon D7200 vs Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Winner
Nikon D7200

100

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

95

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7200

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
173 ms shutter lag
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps

galleries

Explore our gallery of 11 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 7D Mark II.

competitors

Nikon D7200 Competitors

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$530 - $597 body only

$569 - $785 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,240 - $1,397 body only

$1,719 - $1,897 with 24-120mm lens

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Lens availability Fewer lenses available
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$868 - $999 body only

$940 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Competitors

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$868 - $999 body only

$940 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Placeholder

Canon EOS R

Boutique

$2,199 - $2,299

Focus points Many more focus points
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,660 with 18-135mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Thickness Significantly thinner
Movie format Lower frame rate movies

discussion

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Avatar for Ijas Mohmmed Ijas Mohmmed (10:34 AM, August 02, 2016)
which one has larger sensor size, D7200/ 6D/7D??
 
Avatar for aditya verma aditya verma (7:03 PM, January 29, 2016)
ok if we talk about daily photography then???
 
Avatar for aditya verma aditya verma (7:02 PM, January 29, 2016)
totally agree even pictures are more sharper while shoting from d7200
 
Avatar for Gops Vdra Gops Vdra (0:03 PM, January 27, 2016)
Very True. 7D Mark II performs Extremely Poor in Low Light
 
Avatar for Gops Vdra Gops Vdra (0:00 PM, January 27, 2016)
This depends on what type photography you are interested into?
 
Avatar for Carlton Carlton (11:07 AM, November 24, 2015)
6D, no brainer
 
Avatar for Carlton Carlton (11:07 AM, November 24, 2015)
I wonder why Nikon always beats Canon while the fact is that the 7D Mark 2 is better in almost every aspect than the D7200?
 
Avatar for aditya verma aditya verma (11:50 AM, October 12, 2015)
any one please suggest a camera under 1lakh inr please . thanks in advance
 
Avatar for aditya verma aditya verma (11:48 AM, October 12, 2015)
thanks for the comment ..one more question please can you please suggest for photos which camera is best --- nikon D7200 , canon 6d , canon 7d .please suggest thanks alot
 
Avatar for j Russell j Russell (5:26 AM, June 17, 2015)
How about looking at the stats that matter...
DxO score is a useless stat. Screen size and resolution is useless especially when they are so close... zooming in to see if you got it right...oh wait...that takes time and I just missed the next shot...I have had that happen while checking my pictures. Weight is useless because some like heavier cameras others like light cameras. Lens selection since both companies have well over 175 each and very good quality. Battery shots is useless because of the different settings that may drain or increase battery shots. Color depth is useless because it takes a computer to measure and not the human eye. Autofocus motor, which company makes lenses that don't have an autofocus...I am baffled on this as all Canon lenses and all my friends Nikon lenses have a AF/MF switch. Image quality is equal...it is all subjective and it depends on the picture and situation (sports pictures vs architecture).
Once you go through the list Nikon has 3 winners.
Canon has 3 winners.
Each camera has it's weaknesses and it's strengths.
The biggest benefit is to get out and take pictures. Then complain to yourself why didn't I go for that camera because if I had 10 shots/sec I could have gotten the ball right on the bat or Why didn't I get that camera because I could have cropped the picture more and get the batter all in the frame.
 
Avatar for Paul Wright Paul Wright (3:37 PM, June 15, 2015)
The Canon 7D is a better camera for videos. The Nikon D7200 takes superior quality photos.
 
Avatar for nielsbohrftw nielsbohrftw (7:01 PM, June 07, 2015)
In what universe does the Canon beat the Nikon, when the Nikon clearly has more advantages?
 
Avatar for Pete Eddy Pete Eddy (1:49 PM, May 09, 2015)
Yeah, the Image quality alone places the 7200 in competition with full frame cameras. The 7D is an unimpressive update to the old model, producing images on par with Canon's entry level t6i.
 
Avatar for Yevgeniy Arkhangelski Yevgeniy Arkhangelski (10:11 PM, May 04, 2015)
Yes, I noticed it too! Weired. Perhaps, they wrote it 3 minutes before the lunch. Then, they forgot about it. Hey, guys, fix your mistake.
 
Penjet (11:02 AM, April 20, 2015)
Wonder why 7dii is higher when 7200 has higher DxO score, And more advantages listed in snapsort's "advantages" list?