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

Canon EOS 7D

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Canon EOS 7D

74

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Canon Kiss X4

58

Canon Kiss X4

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

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
Cross type focus points
Many cross-type focus points
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Reasons to buy the Canon Kiss X4

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
Weight
Light-weight
530 g
 
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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
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 8 fps vs 3.7 fps
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More than 2x faster continuous shooting
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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0.2 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 129x98x62 mm vs 148x111x74 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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Distinguishes 0.1 more bits of color
Weight Significantly lighter 530 g vs 860 g
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Around 40% lighter
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recommendations

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        similarities

        Compared to recent DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Lens availability Many lenses available Help
        197 lenses
        Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
        400 ms startup delay
        Thickness Thin Help
        7D:2.9"
        Kiss X4:2.4"
        Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        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
        Sensor size Very small sensors Help
        APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        17.9 MP
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur
        Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
        7D:11.7 EV
        Kiss X4:11.5 EV
        Color depth Poor color depth Help
        7D:22 bits
        Kiss X4:22.1 bits
        Overall image quality Low image quality Help
        66.0
        Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
        7D:854 ISO
        Kiss X4:784 ISO

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS 70D

        Canon EOS 70D

        Pro DSLR

        $999 - $1,153 body only

        $1,129 - $1,149 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 6D

        Canon EOS 6D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,525 - $1,899 body only

        $2,299 - $2,499 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
        Canon EOS 60D

        Canon EOS 60D

        Pro DSLR

        $699 - $1,000 body only

        $925 - $999 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

        $749 - $1,098 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 5D Mark II

        Canon EOS 5D Mark II

        Pro DSLR

        $2,499 body only

        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 - $657 body only

        $389 - $477 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

        Canon EOS 7D Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon D7100

        Nikon D7100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $947 body only

        $1,247 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

        $625 body only

        $850 with 18-105mm lens

        Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
        Dynamic range More dynamic range
        Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        Canon EOS 7D Mark II

        Canon EOS 7D Mark II

        Pro DSLR

        $1,799 - $1,800 body only

        $2,149 with 18-135mm lens

        Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Thickness Thicker

        Canon Kiss X4 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS Kiss X70

        Canon EOS Kiss X70

        Entry-level DSLR

        $416 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

        $389 - $390 body only

        $399 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $270 - $387 body only

        $401 - $569 with 18-55mm lens

        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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