Nikon D4 vs Canon EOS 7D

Winner
Nikon D4

87

Canon EOS 7D

65

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"
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

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 D5

Nikon D5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$5,979 - $6,497 body only

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Viewfinder Doesn't have a through-the-lens viewfinder
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,585 - $1,997 body only

$2,109 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D4s

Nikon D4s

Pro DSLR

$5,481 - $5,997 body only

Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO
Battery life Longer battery life

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,249 - $2,499 body only

$2,700 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$750 - $899 body only

$860 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Startup delay More startup delay
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,150 - $1,399 body only

$1,679 - $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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