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

Nikon D3S vs Canon EOS 7D

Winner
Nikon D3S

140

Canon EOS 7D

100

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
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Thickness
Thin
2.9"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay

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 D3

Nikon D3

Pro DSLR

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Movie format Does not take movies
Nikon D4

Nikon D4

Pro DSLR

$5,499 body only

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,410 - $1,797 body only

$1,999 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$949 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,073 - $1,499 body only

$1,499 - $1,949 with 18-135mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,025 body only

$1,399 - $2,299 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Lens availability Fewer lenses available

discussion

Nikon D3S
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