Canon EOS 7D vs Pentax K-7

Winner
Canon EOS 7D

97

Pentax K-7

91

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

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

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-7

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
93 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (131×97×73 mm)

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-7.

competitors

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$615 - $899 body only

$869 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Startup delay More startup delay
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,175 - $1,499 body only

$1,125 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$500 body only

$750 with 18-135mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Color depth Better color depth
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Pentax K-7 Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$639 body only

$830 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$420 body only

$195 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Much better image quality
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x

Entry-level DSLR

$700 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Much smaller screen

discussion

Canon EOS 7D
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