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

Nikon D700 vs Canon EOS 7D

Winner
Nikon D700

120

Canon EOS 7D

91

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
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag

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

$1,376 - $1,497 body only

$1,956 - $1,997 with 24-120mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$759 - $797 body only

$1,047 - $1,097 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Nikon D600

Nikon D600

Pro DSLR

$2,199 with 24-85mm lens

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

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$750 body only

$800 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,004 - $1,199 body only

$1,599 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
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$699 body only

$1,223 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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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.