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

Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
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
 

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

Snapsort is not aware of any important advantages of the Canon 10D vs the Canon 7D.
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Screen size
Much larger screen
3.0" vs 1.8"
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Around 70% larger screen
Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
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
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              10D:21.1 bits
              7D:22 bits
              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
              Thickness Thin Help
              10D:3"
              7D:2.9"
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Common Weaknesses
              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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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,129 - $1,149 with 18-55mm 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 - $1,182 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

              $599 - $699 body only

              $597 - $700 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
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 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 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,099 - $3,399 body only

              $3,699 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

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              Canon EOS 20D

              Canon EOS 20D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,831 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,090 body only

              $530 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Smaller
              Weight Significantly lighter
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
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              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

              Entry-level DSLR

              $570 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Overall image quality Slightly 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

              Canon EOS 7D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,519 - $1,899 body only

              $2,399 - $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 D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $679 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $896 - $897 body only

              $1,197 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
              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $1,799 body only

              $2,149 with 18-135mm lens

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

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