Updated (December 2011): Compare the Canon EOS 7D vs Nikon D800

Nikon D800 vs Canon EOS 7D

Winner
Nikon D800

100

Canon EOS 7D

68

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D800

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,979 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
96.0
Great color depth
Color depth
25.6 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.4 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
220 lenses
Thickness
Thin
2.9"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay

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 D800.

competitors

Nikon D800 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,499 - $1,797 body only

$1,999 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,099 - $2,797 body only

$2,775 - $3,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,497 body only

$1,646 - $1,997 with 24-85mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Size Smaller
True resolution Much lower true resolution

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$949 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,073 - $1,499 body only

$1,499 - $1,949 with 18-135mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,029 body only

$1,399 - $2,299 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Lens availability Fewer lenses available

discussion

Nikon D800
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