Nikon D5300 vs Canon EOS 7D

Winner
Nikon D5300

100

Canon EOS 7D

92

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5300

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,338 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
83.0
Great color depth
Color depth
24 bits
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay

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 D5300.

competitors

Nikon D5300 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$370 body only

$349 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$620 - $647 body only

$619 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$498 body only

$549 - $588 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Touch screen Has a touch screen
GPS No built-in GPS

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$769 body only

$800 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 - $979 body only

$1,049 - $1,099 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

Pro DSLR

$1,058 - $1,399 body only

$1,699 - $1,799 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

discussion

Nikon D5300
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alaoe (8:36 PM, October 10, 2014)
Canon is widely known more than Nikon.