Nikon D4 vs Canon EOS 7D

Winner
Nikon D4

100

Canon EOS 7D

67

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D4

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,965 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
89.0
Great color depth
Color depth
24.7 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.1 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Thickness
Thin
2.9"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 43 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 7D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D4.

competitors

Nikon D4 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,797 body only

$2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Overall image quality Better image quality
Light sensitivity (boost) Worse boost ISO
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,399 - $2,497 body only

$3,060 - $3,197 with 24-120mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Light sensitivity (boost) Worse boost ISO
Nikon D5

Nikon D5

Pro DSLR

$6,497 body only

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$779 - $899 body only

$891 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,244 - $1,499 body only

$1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Cross type focus points Significantly fewer cross-type focus points
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,236 - $1,499 body only

$1,571 - $1,849 with 18-135mm lens

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

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