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

Nikon D800 vs Canon EOS 7D

Winner
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92

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

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
220 lenses
Cross type focus points
Many cross-type focus points
19
Thickness
Thin
2.9"

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

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Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,499 - $1,797 body only

$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
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Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,199 - $2,797 body only

$3,297 with 24-120mm lens

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

Pro DSLR

$1,497 body only

$1,997 with 24-85mm lens

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

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

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Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$940 with 18-135mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
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Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,399 body only

$1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Lens availability Fewer lenses available
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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
Color depth Better color depth
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

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