Canon EOS 7D vs Canon EOS 5D

Winner
Canon EOS 7D

100

Canon EOS 5D

91

Runner-up

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
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,368 ISO
Color depth
Great color depth
22.9 bits
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 5D.
Explore our gallery of 43 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 7D.

competitors

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$1,448 with 18-135mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,029 body only

$1,399 - $1,999 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Lens availability Fewer lenses available
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,099 - $1,349 body only

$1,439 - $1,799 with 18-135mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Canon EOS 5D Competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,029 body only

$1,399 - $1,999 with 24-105mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen size Much larger screen
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,393 with 24-105mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen size Much larger screen
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$946 with 18-135mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen size Much larger screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

discussion

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Engr Omerfaoroq (5:38 PM, November 25, 2011)
by image quality 5d is is lot better then any latest crop sensor camera available...
 
Englishsteve_2000 (11:13 PM, August 26, 2011)
Interesting comparisons! I;ve had my 7D for about a year now and recently acquired a mint 5D. There's no doubt that for wildlife and sports the 7D is the better camera where it's 1.6 crop factor actually helps! Maybe it's just becuase it's a novelty but I fing I'm picking up the 5D for 'waalkabout' stuff and even portraits. There's just some king of elusive quality to full frame I guess! The 7D is technologically years ahead of the 5D but I'm still enjoying the 5D experience! Looking for a 17-40L lens now.......