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

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x
Thickness
Thin
3"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

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 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$2,360 with 100mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$1,579 with 18-135mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$939 - $999 body only

$939 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slower

Canon EOS 5D Competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,022 body only

$1,333 - $1,999 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,352 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$523 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

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.......