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

Nikon D800 vs Canon EOS 7D

Winner
Nikon D800

100

Canon EOS 7D

67

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

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag
Thickness
Thin
2.9"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

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 D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,199 - $2,797 body only

$2,900 - $3,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,471 - $1,797 body only

$2,126 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,026 - $2,299 body only

$3,049 with 24-70mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$723 - $799 body only

$829 - $899 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,180 - $1,399 body only

$1,690 - $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Cross type focus points Significantly fewer cross-type focus points
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$780 body only

$1,255 with 75-300mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Color depth Better color depth
Weather sealed No weather sealing

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