Updated (October 2009): Compare the Canon EOS 7D vs Nikon D3S

Nikon D3S vs Canon EOS 7D

Winner
Nikon D3S

131

Canon EOS 7D

92

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3S

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
3,253 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
82.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.70x
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
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 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3S.

competitors

Nikon D3S Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,496 - $1,797 body only

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

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D800

Nikon D800

Pro DSLR

$2,495 body only

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D3X

Nikon D3X

Pro DSLR

$2,895 body only

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Better image quality
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$723 body only

$799 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

$1,148 - $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
Cross type focus points Significantly fewer cross-type focus points
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$790 body only

$793 with 18-135mm lens

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

discussion

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