Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 10D vs Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D

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Canon EOS 7D

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Canon EOS 10D

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
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
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 10D

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon EOS 10D over the Canon EOS 7D.
 
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Advantages of the Canon 10D

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 1.8"
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Around 70% larger screen
Color depth Better color depth 22 bits vs 21.1 bits
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Distinguishes 0.9 more bits of color
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 118k dots
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Around 8x higher resolution screen
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.7 EV vs 10.9 EV
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0.8 f-stops more dynamic range
Overall image quality Better image quality 66.0 vs 57.0
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Around 20% better image quality
True resolution Much higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 6.3 MP
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Capture around 3x more detail in your photos
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster 8 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 854 ISO vs 571 ISO
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The 7D has a slight edge (0.6 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.62x vs 0.55x
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More than 20% larger viewfinder
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The 7D's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The 7D's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
Thickness Slightly 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
        Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
        Pentaprism
        Weight Heavy Help
        10D:875 g
        7D:860 g
        Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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        Autofocus No video autofocus Help
        Manual focus only
        Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
        Won't autofocus with all lenses
        Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
        10D:3,200 ISO
        7D:12,800 ISO
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        10D:1,600 ISO
        7D:6,400 ISO
        Sensor size Very small sensors Help
        10D:APS-C 22.7x15.1mm
        7D:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        10D:6.3 MP
        7D:17.9 MP
        Color depth Poor color depth Help
        10D:21.1 bits
        7D:22 bits
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur
        Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
        10D:10.9 EV
        7D:11.7 EV
        Overall image quality Low image quality Help
        10D:57.0
        7D:66.0
        Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
        10D:571 ISO
        7D:854 ISO

        Compared to recent pro DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        10D:150x107x75 mm
        7D:148x111x74 mm
        Thickness Thin Help
        10D:3"
        7D:2.9"
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
        External flash not needed
        GPS No built-in GPS Help
        Missing geo-tagging
        Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
        10D:0.55x
        7D:0.62x
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        10D:1.8"
        7D:3.0"
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        10D:118k dots
        7D:920k dots

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        Canon EOS 70D

        Canon EOS 70D

        Pro DSLR

        $999 - $1,153 body only

        $1,330 - $1,349 with 18-135mm lens

        Color depth Has slightly more color depth
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
        Canon EOS 60D

        Canon EOS 60D

        Pro DSLR

        $699 - $899 body only

        $959 - $999 with 18-135mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Thickness Is thicker
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
        Canon Rebel T5i

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $749 - $1,048 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $550 body only

        $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon EOS 50D

        Canon EOS 50D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,400 body only

        $1,849 with 18-200mm lens

        Cross type focus points Has slightly fewer cross-type focus points
        Canon Rebel T4i

        Canon Rebel T4i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $669 - $700 body only

        $845 - $950 with 18-135mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 - $567 body only

        $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Color depth Has significantly more color depth
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder

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        Canon EOS 20D

        Canon EOS 20D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,299 body only

        $1,775 with 18-55mm lens

        Color depth Better color depth
        Overall image quality Better image quality
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        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

        Entry-level DSLR

        $300 body only

        $500 with 18-55mm lens

        Color depth Better color depth
        Overall image quality Better image quality
        Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
        Canon EOS 30D

        Canon EOS 30D

        Entry-level DSLR

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Color depth Better color depth
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Sony NEX-5T

        Sony NEX-5T

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $499 body only

        $630 - $640 with 16-50mm lens

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Color depth Better color depth
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Lens availability Much fewer lenses available

        Canon EOS 7D Competitors

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        Canon EOS 6D

        Canon EOS 6D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,495 - $1,899 body only

        $2,299 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

        Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
        Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
        Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
        Nikon D7100

        Nikon D7100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $947 body only

        $1,247 with 18-140mm lens

        Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
        Dynamic range More dynamic range
        Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        Nikon D7000

        Nikon D7000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $625 body only

        $886 with 55-200mm lens

        Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
        Dynamic range More dynamic range
        Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        Canon EOS 5D Mark II

        Canon EOS 5D Mark II

        Pro DSLR

        $2,499 body only

        Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
        Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
        Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
        Cross type focus points Significantly fewer cross-type focus points

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