Pentax K-3 vs Canon EOS 7D

Winner
Pentax K-3

123

Canon EOS 7D

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-3

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
High true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8.3 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
220 lenses
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds

galleries

Explore our gallery of 43 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 7D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-3.

competitors

Pentax K-3 Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$331 body only

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Battery life Longer battery life
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$333 with 5-15mm lens

Thickness Much thinner
Size Much smaller
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,149 - $1,297 body only

$1,797 with 24-120mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$1,877 with 18-135mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,499 body only

$1,330 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
True resolution Higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$949 - $1,399 body only

$1,275 - $1,799 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Focus points Many more focus points
Battery life Shorter battery life

discussion

Pentax K-3
K-3
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EOS 7D
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