Nikon D5300 vs Canon EOS 7D

Winner
Nikon D5300

78

Canon EOS 7D

70

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5300

Great image quality
Overall image quality
83.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Great color depth
Color depth
24 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag

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 D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$565 - $747 body only

$660 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$329 body only

$397 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Color depth Better color depth
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$429 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$850 - $999 body only

$949 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay More startup delay
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,239 - $1,499 body only

$1,800 - $1,899 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
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,266 - $1,599 body only

$1,592 - $1,949 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

discussion

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