Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 7D MII vs Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Winner
Nikon D7100

85

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Canon EOS 7D

76

Canon EOS 7D

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Overall image quality
Great image quality
83.0
Color depth
Great color depth
24.2 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.7 EV
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

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
19
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 7D

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Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 131 ms vs 251 ms
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Around 50% less delay when taking photos
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8 fps vs 6 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 19 vs 15
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Thickness Thinner 2.9" vs 3"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon D7100

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Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 83.0 vs 66.0
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Around 30% better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.7 EV vs 11.7 EV
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2 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth 24.2 bits vs 22 bits
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Distinguishes 2.2 more bits of color
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 1,256 ISO vs 854 ISO
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The D7100 has a slight edge (0.6 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Focus points Significantly more focus points 51 vs 19
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Set focus accurately within the frame
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 24 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 950 shots vs 800 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay 300 ms vs 400 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Size Slightly smaller 136x107x76 mm vs 148x111x74 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight Lighter 765 g vs 860 g
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More than 10% lighter
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The D7100's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              7D:197 lenses
              D7100:205 lenses
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              7D:400 ms
              D7100:300 ms
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              7D:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              D7100:APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,099 body only

              $200 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Viewfinder coverage Slightly less viewfinder coverage
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $623 - $1,257 body only

              $900 - $1,150 with 18-105mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,899 body only

              $1,899 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,897 body only

              $2,397 - $2,400 with 24-85mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $700 body only

              $450 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $2,199 - $2,731 body only

              $2,889 - $3,695 with 24-105mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Size Is slightly larger

              Canon EOS 7D Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS 7D.

              Nikon D7100 Competitors

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              Nikon D600

              Nikon D600

              Pro DSLR

              $1,600 - $1,650 body only

              $2,098 - $2,100 with 24-85mm lens

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available

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              Avatar for Kausik Bhattacharyya Kausik Bhattacharyya (5:18 AM, September 04, 2013)
              Please mention Live view for Aperture or Shutter speed change for 7D,(Both for Video and Camera Mode) the navigation button to adjust the Focusing points (Like 5D and 1D).Continuous tracking of objects for Sports Photography is a Huge advantage which No Nikon camera Has.
               
              Jsr Thran (3:14 AM, August 28, 2013)
              7D thua CMNR
               
              Avatar for Jatin Lodaya Jatin Lodaya (5:41 PM, March 02, 2013)
              is canon coming out with an updated 7d