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

Nikon D7100 vs Canon EOS 7D

Winner
Nikon D7100

87

Canon EOS 7D

77

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.7 EV
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%

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 D7100.

competitors

Nikon D7100 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$789 - $997 body only

$1,100 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Overall image quality Better image quality
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$620 - $647 body only

$747 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$812 - $999 body only

$913 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Autofocus Faster video autofocus
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$812 - $999 body only

$913 - $1,099 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

$1,248 - $1,499 body only

$1,699 - $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

$1,263 - $1,499 body only

$1,571 - $1,849 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

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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