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

Nikon D7100 vs Canon EOS 7D

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Great image quality
Overall image quality
83.0
Great color depth
Color depth
24.2 bits
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag
Cross type focus points
Many cross-type focus points
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Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather

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

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Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $997 body only

$1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
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Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$500 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points
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Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$747 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

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Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$940 with 18-135mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Startup delay Much more startup delay
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Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,499 - $1,799 body only

$1,849 - $1,949 with 18-135mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
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Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$1,655 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Color depth Better color depth
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points

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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