Updated (February 2010): Compare the Canon EOS 7D vs Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Canon EOS 7D vs Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS 7D


Canon EOS Rebel T2i



Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8 fps
Great viewfinder

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T2i

Really small
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay


Explore our gallery of 43 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 7D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS Rebel T2i.


Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D


$769 body only

$829 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$690 - $929 body only

$1,049 with 15-45mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D


$1,058 - $1,299 body only

$1,699 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Lens availability Fewer lenses available

Canon EOS Rebel T2i Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$420 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$752 with 18-135mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Thickness Much thicker
Olympus Stylus SP-100

Olympus Stylus SP-100

Super zoom


Image stabilization Image stabilization
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder


Canon EOS 7D

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Canon EOS Rebel T2i
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Showing 4 comments

Anon (9:11 PM, May 15, 2012)
The t2i is known as the 'baby 7d'. They're both great cameras, but if you are newer or looking for a bang for the buck, get the t2i.
Dave Cumming (5:40 AM, November 09, 2010)
When I look over the Score Analysis [between the T2i and 7D], it seems the biggest [glaring] difference is in the intrinsic realm of ... "popularity". How often people look up and check out a model, yes? At more than one half the price less, no suprise there. And so it "earns" a bunch more points, gaining the victory in the matchup on the "total points" basis. Seems like that would be a good [2nd location] for your comment from the beginning, on comparing different types of camera's.
Avatar for Alex Black Alex Black (9:22 PM, March 12, 2010)
Thanks for pointing that out Vonnie! 24p does seem to be a sought after feature by those looking to get a film look in their video, see wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24p

We'll look at including whether or not a camera records video in 24p in our comparisons the future.
Avatar for vonniedavis vonniedavis (9:03 PM, March 12, 2010)
At the Canon site, it states that the Rebel T2i also shoots 24p -- but you don't show this here.