Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs Nikon D7100

Nikon D7000

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Nikon D7000

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Canon EOS 7D

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Canon EOS 7D

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Overall image quality
Great image quality
80.0
Color depth
Great color depth
23.5 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.9 EV
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag
Cross type focus points
Many cross-type focus points
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Advantages of the Canon 7D

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Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 131 ms vs 238 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8 fps vs 6 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 19 vs 9
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Grab focus in difficult situations
True resolution Higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 16.1 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Thickness Thinner 2.9" vs 3"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon D7000

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Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 80.0 vs 66.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.9 EV vs 11.7 EV
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2.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth 23.5 bits vs 22 bits
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Distinguishes 1.5 more bits of color
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 1,167 ISO vs 854 ISO
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The D7000 has a slight edge (0.5 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Focus points More focus points 39 vs 19
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Battery life Longer battery life 1050 shots vs 800 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Size Smaller 132x105x77 mm vs 148x111x74 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Weight Lighter 780 g vs 860 g
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Around 10% lighter
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The D7000's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $624.95 vs $999.00
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The best price we've seen is $374 cheaper (around 40% less)
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              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              7D:197 lenses
              D7000:205 lenses
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              400 ms startup delay
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              7D:17.9 MP
              D7000:16.1 MP
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              7D:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              D7000:APS-C 23.6x15.6mm
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              competitors

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              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,153 body only

              $1,330 - $1,349 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Viewfinder coverage Slightly less viewfinder coverage
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $947 body only

              $1,247 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 - $747 body only

              $629 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $899 body only

              $959 - $999 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,495 - $1,899 body only

              $2,299 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,098 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon EOS 7D Competitors

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              Nikon D7000 Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D7000.

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              Avatar for Ashraful Islam Ashraful Islam (9:41 AM, August 28, 2014)
              hahaha gud point.
               
              Avatar for Viisshnu Vardhan Viisshnu Vardhan (9:14 PM, July 16, 2014)
              hell yeah
               
              Avatar for Peter Anderson Peter Anderson (7:00 PM, June 18, 2014)
              Wow a really unbiased opinion, kudos to you .. /s
               
              Avatar for SelimTheDream SelimTheDream (8:44 PM, April 20, 2014)
              I have owned both cameras at different times and I must have taken over 10k photos with each of them. What do I think of them? Buy the 7D if you are into sports, action or wildlife photography. The 8 fps burst, 19 cross type sensors really shine when it comes to action. If you are not going to taking photos of fast moving objects in general then D7000 is a good choice.
               
              Avatar for Octavio Octavio (8:32 PM, January 01, 2014)
              Always posting at Nikon's defense, you people are too much.
               
              Avatar for Octavio Octavio (8:19 PM, January 01, 2014)
              That depends on the lens you are using. The Canon 85mm 1.8 is faster and sharper compared to several other lenses, which used on an outdated 30D Canon body would perform better than a 7D with a 50mm 1.4 Lens attached.
               
              Avatar for Octavio Octavio (8:14 PM, January 01, 2014)
              7D is not by far superior or the other way around, it's how you use the camera which matters the most. As for quality and technical aspects, both are still great cameras, however the site is intentionally leaving out certain features the 7D or any other Canon in order to keep Nikon above. It is a disgusting display of advertising which may lead plenty to suspect that Nikon may have a hand in influencing this sites scores and providing inaccurate information on the competitor.

              7D:197 lenses
              D7000:205 lenses

              Those numbers are inaccurate, yet intentional. Proper sources would be nice from this site.
               
              Avatar for Octavio Octavio (8:04 PM, January 01, 2014)
              Your website is in fact pure shit and useless for those who want proper facts. You rigged the scores and left out features the Canon 7D has.
              I've compared dozens of cameras on your site between Nikon and Canon, Nikon always wins no matter what. Why is that? Why can't I even compare the Nikon D100 with any other camera on here? is it that shitty that it shouldn't be scored? It is completely obvious of the blatant bias on this site leaning towards Nikon. I've been trying to look for a fair and balanced site and this one in no ways compares to fairness and factual information. Now you may disregard what I just typed and assume I'm a Canon fan boy or some sort of angry person who owns a 7D, but that would be a false assumption. There is a reason why the 7D was and is still widely used more than the D7000, especially in the cinematic such as "The Avengers", "Aftershock", "The Borgias", "127 Hours", "Act of Valor", and so on.
              But all that aside, why do you only respond when someone is criticizing the site rather than listen to peoples complaints on the biased point of views, lack of technical specification, features, and manipulated scores? Why don't you do the ethical thing and make things proper?
              I am neither siding with brands, which I used both in several different occasions due to Nikon making great lenses for certain situations where Canon fails and Canon having its strengths in other types of lenses where Nikon fails. Seriosuly though, fix this site and get your heads out of your asses. I've already experienced the dark side of the D100's scam campaign over the D70 and yet there's a reason why you won't let people compare that camera on here.
               
              pixel peeper (4:37 PM, September 02, 2013)
              rplying above...funny...600d better than d5100..7d indeed better than d7000...my own unsatisfied with d7000 is image blur so called out of focus...and japan not in asean..
               
              Avatar for Agha Agha (3:57 PM, June 10, 2013)
              Nikons Crap is equivalent to Canon's Pro.
               
              Avatar for Christian Mark Nisperos Christian Mark Nisperos (7:21 AM, April 16, 2013)
              I think Canon it to Nikon as AMD to Intel.


              Of course AMD = Nikon and Canon = Intel Am I right?
               
              Avatar for AntonioDSRL123 AntonioDSRL123 (4:42 PM, March 30, 2013)
              Exactly I was thinking to buy the 7d over the d7000 because it was a pro dslr,but then I spent day after day watching reviews and then I started liking the d7000.I would go for the canon and the next day I would decide to rather get the nikon,every time.I finally got the d7000 and it was a great decision.I really like the Nikon and I am so glad that I didnt get the Canon.Nikon and Canon are the best camera brands in the world.The canon is also a great camera but the Nikon is better(sorry canon fans but its true).I would highly recomend the d7000.It is really a jolly good dslr!
               
              Avatar for Silvano Rocha Silvano Rocha (4:48 PM, March 26, 2013)
              I don't know why exists people that thinks like a "nikonians" or "canonians" like soccer or basketball team. I use Canon and I was thinking in buying a Nikon D7000 insteady and the COMPANY don't bothers me, if one is bether than other, I'll go for that.
               
              MMM! (5:23 PM, February 01, 2013)
              I have owned the 7d for 1 year. The first one had seriously focus problems. Got a new one, it worked perfect. Images are sharp and overall very good. The camera is a joy to shoot, the ergonomic and handeling is superb. Some weeks ago i got a Nikon D7000. Long story, but i didnt pay for it :) Well, the images is better on Nikon, thats for sure, but by a lot? No. On higher isos the images are much better, at lower isos they are about the same. Abit less noise in the D7000 though, even on iso 100. The colors are abit more pleasing on Nikon too. However, the Nikon dosent feel as good in my hands, the ergonomic and handeling are not as good as 7d. So, yeah...i sold my 7d. Why? Because i take more landscape shots than sports and wildlife. The larger sensor gives me more cleaner imagaes and better color. Is that a reason enough? No! The 7d took exelent landscapes shot too. But my gf using Nikon, so now we can share lenses. If i havent got the D7000 for free, i wouldnt have swaped.
               
              Dslrlearner (3:45 AM, May 23, 2012)
               first nikon d7000 is not an entry level camera.  it is a mid-range camera.  about canon 7d weather seal, i do not know since  i have never tested, but there is a clip which shows that http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCT-YMgjm9k&feature=digest_wed
               
              Gnome (6:18 AM, May 16, 2012)
              2011 Canon 1Dx using segmented color metering, Nikon using it years before even you know what is digital photography. And FYI, I'm Leica user. Eat that.
               
              Bos (8:15 PM, May 15, 2012)
              Yes, that is agreed.  Does that mean we should never compare camera bodies?
               
              Alwynjsmit (6:34 AM, May 14, 2012)
              Being lighter or thinner may be an advantage to one, but may be seen as a disadvantage to another. I like heavier, so I don't see it as a disadvantage. If you can't lug around an 860g camera then you may want to book yourself a place at Shady Pines retirement village so long
               
              Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (3:54 PM, April 10, 2012)
              I apologise, thats our mistake, we'll get that fixed up asap, the D7000 does not have image stabilization built in.
               
              Petersmith (3:44 PM, April 10, 2012)
              When was Nikon put the Image stabilization technology into the camera, I can't find any infomation from the Nikon web site!!!!!!
               
              Balanghuy (8:47 AM, March 31, 2012)
               I think thats because it is only recently that Nikon made a BETTER video camera. That being said, Nikons D7000 is much newer and much loaded than the older 7D. Which do you prefer old or new? Ok I'm going to play with my D800 now keep playing with your old camera! hahahaha!
               
              Balanghuy (8:37 AM, March 31, 2012)
              So what makes  the 7D a pro camera and the D7000 an entry level? The camera itself.  Ask Nikon why it is an entry level, they are the ones who labeled that. I think their Pro level starts with the D400 now just like it started with the D300. Anything below that are all entry-levels. Whereas Canon's they call all of them PRO why? to FOOL YOU into buying them HAHAHAHAHA!!! Now we all know who were fooled and foolish enough to go with their slogan!
               
              Avatar for Leonard Washington Leonard Washington (6:00 AM, March 24, 2012)
              Both are rubbish. I shoot with both of those cameras. Pentax K-5 eats both of them in terms of iq, ergonomics, weather sealing, high ISO handling, etc. This comes from a Nikon fan. However now I shoot m4/3rds and my film rangefinder with a red dot on it ;)
               
              Rogerflanagan (8:46 PM, March 20, 2012)
              I haven't in over a year I keep meaning to but never do
               
              honestopinion? (8:42 PM, March 20, 2012)
              you don't shoot in the rain? and you never shoot unless its on a tripod?  You must miss an awful amount of great moments when your busy setting up.I use a d7000 on a regular basis and NEVER have a problem with over saturation, soft focus yes but I think that is related to the lens (tamron 17-50mm 2.8) not the camera.

              I have yet to try a 7d myself so I have no opinion on it. That being said you seem like a biased person who hasn't bothered to put your hands around another camera and shoot.