Canon EOS 7D vs Nikon D300

Winner
Canon EOS 7D

65

Nikon D300

59

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8 fps
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
131 ms shutter lag
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Focus points
Many focus points
51
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%

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 D300.

competitors

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,249 - $2,499 body only

$2,700 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$750 - $899 body only

$860 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Startup delay More startup delay
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,150 - $1,399 body only

$1,679 - $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Nikon D300 Competitors

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$489 body only

$551 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$700 body only

$974 with 18-105mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D500

Nikon D500

Pro DSLR

$1,997 - $2,000 body only

$3,067 - $3,070 with 16-80mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Significantly thicker

discussion

Canon EOS 7D
EOS 7D
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D300
Nikon

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