Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon Rebel T5i vs Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D vs Canon Rebel T4i

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Canon EOS 7D

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Canon Rebel T4i

61

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8 fps
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
131 ms shutter lag
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T4i

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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Advantages of the Canon T4i

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HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The T4i's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Size
Smaller
133x99x78 mm vs 148x111x74 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight
Significantly lighter
575 g vs 860 g
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More than 30% lighter
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The T4i's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$525.00 vs $749.00
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The best price we've seen is $224 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Color depth
Better color depth
22 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 0.3 more bits of color
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.7 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.5 f-stops more dynamic range
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
131 ms vs 269 ms
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2.1x less delay when taking photos
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.62x vs 0.53x
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Around 40% larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
8 fps vs 5 fps
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60% faster continuous shooting
Overall image quality
Better image quality
66.0 vs 62.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Viewfinder coverage
Much better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Startup delay
Less startup delay
400 ms vs 700 ms
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More than 40% less delay when turning on
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
854 ISO vs 722 ISO
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The 7D has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Cross type focus points
More cross-type focus points
19 vs 9
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Battery life
Longer battery life
800 shots vs 440 shots
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More than 80% more shots per battery charge
Focus points
More focus points
19 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Thinner
2.9" vs 3.1"
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Around 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Common Weaknesses
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              T4i9
              7D19
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              17.9 MP
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              T4i21.7 bits
              7D22 bits
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              T4i11.2 EV
              7D11.7 EV
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              T4i62.0
              7D66.0
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3.0"
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              T4i722 ISO
              7D854 ISO

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $825 - $999 body only

              $1,049 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $620 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $479 - $679 body only

              $800 - $900 with 18-135mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $539 body only

              $549 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,399 body only

              $1,707 - $1,999 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
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $619 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Color depth Has significantly more color depth
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $997 body only

              $1,170 - $1,297 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

              Canon Rebel T4i Competitors

              Advantages

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              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $399 - $419 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

              Canon EOS 7D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $1,699 body only

              $2,049 with 18-135mm lens

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Thickness Thicker

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