General

Canon EOS 7D Nikon D800
Brand
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Canon Nikon
Lowest price
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$999.00 $2,996.95
Announced
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September, 2009 December, 2011

Sensor

Type
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CMOS CMOS
Size
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APS-C 22.3x14.9mm Full frame 35.9x24.0mm
Crop factor
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1.6x 1x
Megapixels
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17.9 MP 36.2 MP
Light sensitivity
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6,400 ISO 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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12,800 ISO 25,600 ISO
Sensor cleaning
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Yes Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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17.9 MP 36.2 MP
Native resolution
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5184 x 3456 7360 x 4912
Pixel size
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18.5 µm² 23.8 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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3.0" 3.2"
Resolution
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920k dots 921k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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No No
Live view
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Yes Yes

Lenses

Lens availability
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197 lenses 152 lenses
Lens mount
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Canon EF Nikon FX

Form factor

Size
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148x111x74 mm 146x123x82 mm
Depth
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2.9" 3.2"
Weight
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860 g 1,000 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes Yes
Waterproof
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No No
Weather sealed
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Yes Yes
Built-in focus motor
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No Yes

Viewfinder

Type
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Pentaprism Pentaprism
Viewfinder size
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0.62x 0.70x
Coverage
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100% 100%

Movies

Format
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1080p @ 30fps 1080p @ 30fps
Supports 24p
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Yes Yes
High-speed framerate
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None None
External mic jack
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Yes Yes
Autofocus
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None Contrast detection
Continuous focus
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n/a Yes
All formats
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720p @ 60fps
720p @ 30fps
720p @ 25fps
1080p @ 30fps
480p @ 25fps
480p @ 30fps
1080p @ 25fps
1080p @ 24fps
1080p @ 30fps
720p @ 30fps
720p @ 50fps
640 x 424 @ 24fps
720p @ 24fps
720p @ 60fps
1080p @ 24fps
1080p @ 25fps
720p @ 25fps

Features

Panorama
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No No
HDR
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No Yes
3D
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No No
Image stabilization
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None None
Supports RAW
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Yes Yes
GPS
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No No

Performance

Startup delay
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400 ms 200 ms
Shutter lag
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131 ms 209 ms
Battery life
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800 shots 900 shots
Continuous shooting
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8 fps 4 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points
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19 51
Cross type focus points
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19 15

Shutter

Max
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1/8000s 1/8000s
Min
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30s 30s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes Yes
Popup
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Yes Yes
External connection
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Yes Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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1 2
Supported formats
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CompactFlash (Type I)
CompactFlash (Type II)
SDHC
SDXC
CompactFlash (Type II)
SD
SDXC
SD
CompactFlash (Type II)
SDHC

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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66.0 95.0
Color depth
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22 bits 25.3 bits
Dynamic range
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11.7 EV 14.4 EV
Low light performance
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854 ISO 2,853 ISO
Canon EOS 7D
EOS 7D
Canon

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Nikon D800
D800
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