Pentax K-5 II vs Canon EOS 7D

Winner
Pentax K-5 II

81

Canon EOS 7D

70

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 II

Great image quality
Overall image quality
82.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.8 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.1 EV
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather

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-5 II.

competitors

Pentax K-5 II Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$639 body only

$1,368 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Battery life Shorter battery life
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$699 - $739 body only

$900 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Startup delay More startup delay
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$429 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$830 - $999 body only

$975 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay More startup delay
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,255 - $1,499 body only

$1,800 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,266 - $1,599 body only

$1,594 - $1,949 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

discussion

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Dan (8:08 AM, July 24, 2013)
I agree with Chuck Bridgen, Pentax is much better than the Canon 7D. I'm curently shoot with K5 II and the image quality is better than the 7D's or Nikon D7000's. Canon 7D is much better in terms of video, that's all. The only problem with Pentax is that their marketing departament is not existing.
 
Avatar for Chuck Bridgen Chuck Bridgen (3:16 PM, February 08, 2013)
I disagree with this comparison. The Pentax K5 II is a much better camera than the Canon 7D. I've owned both and the image quality on the Pentax far exceeds the Canon. It's a shame you spend $1,200 on a Canon then you have to spend another $1,500 on a lens to get a decent picture out of it. No so with the Pentax.