Updated (February 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 7D vs Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100 vs Canon EOS 7D

Nikon D7100


Canon EOS 7D



Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Large screen
Screen size
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second


Explore our gallery of 43 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 7D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D7100.


Nikon D7100 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $697 body only

$997 - $1,150 with 18-140mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$474 body only

$459 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$468 - $597 body only

$500 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Weather sealed No weather sealing

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D


$1,877 with 18-135mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D


$999 - $1,499 body only

$1,330 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
True resolution Higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II


$949 - $1,399 body only

$1,275 - $1,799 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Focus points Many more focus points
Battery life Shorter battery life


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Vypernk (10:46 PM, December 28, 2014)
Funny ... Nikon always wins in this site... And out there I see a lot of PROFESSIONAL photographers changing from Nikon to Canon ... or using a good hardcore canon for specific works ...
Kind of thinking that this site was made by Nikon fanboys or some shit like that... I don't really care about the brands, but I doubt that the D7100 is THAT much of a better camera than the 7D. The 7D is a freaking monster, great performance, solid build, good sensor, etc...
Avatar for Alex Sartain Alex Sartain (11:28 AM, October 31, 2014)
The Nikon D7100 has 3D tracking so do most of the new nikons
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