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
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
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos

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

$1,379 - $1,797 body only

$1,956 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D5

Nikon D5

Pro DSLR

$6,497 body only

$6,714 with 50mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon D4

Nikon D4

Pro DSLR

$2,788 body only

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

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$739 - $1,199 body only

$788 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,049 - $1,299 body only

$1,599 - $1,699 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Lens availability Fewer lenses available
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,249 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder

discussion

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