Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 20D vs Canon EOS 7D MII

Canon EOS 7D

Winner
Canon EOS 7D

76

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Canon EOS 20D

33

Canon EOS 20D

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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 20D

Thickness
Thin
2.8"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 20D

Size Smaller 144x106x72 mm vs 148x111x74 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight Lighter 770 g vs 860 g
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More than 10% lighter
Thickness Thinner 2.8" vs 2.9"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of 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
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 11 EV
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0.7 f-stops more dynamic range
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 8.2 MP
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Capture more than 2x more detail in your photos
Overall image quality Better image quality 66.0 vs 62.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8 fps vs 5 fps
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60% faster continuous shooting
Color depth Better color depth 22 bits vs 21.9 bits
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Distinguishes 0.1 more bits of color
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.62x vs 0.56x
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More than 20% larger viewfinder
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 854 ISO vs 721 ISO
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The 7D has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
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
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
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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
        Thickness Thin Help
        20D:2.8"
        7D:2.9"
        Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
        1/8000 of a second
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
        External flash not needed
        Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
        1
        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
        20D:3,200 ISO
        7D:12,800 ISO
        Sensor size Very small sensors Help
        20D:APS-C 22.5x15.0mm
        7D:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        20D:1,600 ISO
        7D:6,400 ISO
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        20D:8.2 MP
        7D:17.9 MP
        Color depth Poor color depth Help
        20D:21.9 bits
        7D:22 bits
        Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
        20D:11 EV
        7D:11.7 EV
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur
        Overall image quality Low image quality Help
        20D:62.0
        7D:66.0
        Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
        20D:721 ISO
        7D:854 ISO

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        Shared Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS 70D

        Canon EOS 70D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,049 - $1,150 body only

        $200 - $1,249 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 - $871 body only

        $450 - $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 body only

        $200 - $1,148 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 - $774 body only

        $200 - $617 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 Rebel T2i

        Canon Rebel T2i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $600 body only

        $200 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder
        Canon EOS 50D

        Canon EOS 50D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,299 body only

        Cross type focus points Has slightly fewer cross-type focus points
        Canon EOS 5D

        Canon EOS 5D

        Pro DSLR

        $4,000 with 24-105mm lens

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

        Canon EOS 20D Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS 30D

        Canon EOS 30D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $460 body only

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Color depth Worse color depth
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Canon EOS 40D

        Canon EOS 40D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,138 body only

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Live view Has live view
        Size Slightly larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

        Entry-level DSLR

        $749 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Live view Has live view
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Placeholder

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

        Entry-level DSLR

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Significantly thinner
        Color depth Worse color depth
        Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $290 - $329 body only

        $369 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Live view Has live view
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder

        Canon EOS 7D Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS 6D

        Canon EOS 6D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,899 body only

        $1,899 - $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
        Cross type focus points Significantly fewer cross-type focus points
        Nikon D7100

        Nikon D7100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,097 body only

        $1,320 - $1,397 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

        $700 - $740 body only

        $913 - $1,150 with 18-105mm lens

        Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
        Dynamic range More dynamic range
        Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
        Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
        Canon EOS 5D Mark II

        Canon EOS 5D Mark II

        Pro DSLR

        $2,280 body only

        $2,500 with 24-105mm lens

        Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
        Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
        Cross type focus points Significantly fewer cross-type focus points
        Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
        Canon EOS 5D Mark III

        Canon EOS 5D Mark III

        Pro DSLR

        $3,399 body only

        $3,990 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

        Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
        Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
        Lens availability Fewer lenses available
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower

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