Updated (September 2009): Compare the Canon EOS 7D vs Nikon D700

Nikon D700 vs Canon EOS 7D

Winner
Nikon D700

97

Canon EOS 7D

74

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D700

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,303 ISO
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
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 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D700.

competitors

Nikon D700 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,797 body only

$2,297 with 24-120mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$789 - $997 body only

$1,076 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,497 body only

$1,997 with 24-85mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$779 - $899 body only

$891 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,244 - $1,499 body only

$1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Cross type focus points Significantly fewer cross-type focus points
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,236 - $1,499 body only

$1,571 - $1,849 with 18-135mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

discussion

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Transformers93 (5:36 AM, March 03, 2012)
Very good point
 
hunter04 (5:47 AM, September 20, 2011)
i think the nikon d700 is goood... because of the low noise at high iso and the full frame sensor.....
but i go for 7d.... much better color for the eye..
 
Thepedalshop (6:54 PM, June 19, 2011)
When you see major motion picture companies using the cannon d 7 as there main camera for filming in HD you know there is a reason.