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

Nikon D700 vs Canon EOS 7D

Winner
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92

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D700

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,303 ISO
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
Built-in focus motor
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Autofocuses with more lenses
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag
Cross type focus points
Many cross-type focus points
19
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Thickness
Thin
2.9"

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

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Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,499 - $1,797 body only

$2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
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Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,497 body only

$1,997 with 24-85mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
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Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$650 body only

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

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Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$940 with 18-135mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
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Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$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
Lens availability Fewer lenses available
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Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,499 - $1,799 body only

$1,849 - $1,949 with 18-135mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

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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.