Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs Canon Kiss X5

Canon EOS 7D vs Canon Kiss X4

Winner
Canon EOS 7D

74

Canon Kiss X4

59

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

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
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Kiss X4

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
Weight
Light-weight
530 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 43 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 7D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Kiss X4.

differences

Advantages of the Canon 7D

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Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
8 fps vs 3.7 fps
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More than 2x faster continuous shooting
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
131 ms vs 252 ms
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Around 50% less delay when taking photos
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.62x vs 0.54x
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More than 30% larger viewfinder
Cross type focus points
Significantly more cross-type focus points
19 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.7 EV vs 11.5 EV
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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Viewfinder coverage
Much better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Battery life
Longer battery life
800 shots vs 440 shots
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More than 80% more shots per battery charge
Focus points
More focus points
19 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Canon Kiss X4

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Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Size
Significantly smaller
129×98×62 mm vs 148×111×74 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Thickness
Much thinner
2.4" vs 2.9"
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Around 20% thinner
Color depth
Better color depth
22.1 bits vs 22 bits
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Almost the same
Weight
Significantly lighter
530 g vs 860 g
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Around 40% lighter
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent DSLRs, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              400 ms startup delay
              Common Weaknesses
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
              1
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              12,800 ISO
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              7D19
              Kiss X49
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              17.9 MP
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              7D11.7 EV
              Kiss X411.5 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              7D22 bits
              Kiss X422.1 bits
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              66.0
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3"
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              7D854 ISO
              Kiss X4784 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $849 - $999 body only

              $929 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $649 - $699 body only

              $929 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Kiss X5

              Canon Kiss X5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,299 body only

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $465 - $650 body only

              $589 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,269 - $1,399 body only

              $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $300 - $547 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Color depth Has significantly more color depth
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $579 - $747 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

              Canon EOS 7D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $677 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

              $759 - $897 body only

              $959 - $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Color depth Better color depth
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $1,399 - $1,699 body only

              $1,699 - $1,849 with 18-135mm lens

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay

              Canon Kiss X4 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Kiss X70

              Canon EOS Kiss X70

              Entry-level DSLR

              $363 body only

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $275 body only

              $484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Color depth Better color depth
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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