Canon EOS 7D vs Pentax K-7

Winner
Canon EOS 7D

100

Pentax K-7

93

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
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
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Thickness
Thin
2.9"

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

$769 body only

$800 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,058 - $1,399 body only

$1,799 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 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,088 - $1,499 body only

$1,497 - $1,949 with 18-135mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Pentax K-7 Competitors

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$850 body only

$1,485 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$800 body only

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Pentax K20D

Pentax K20D

Entry-level DSLR

$380 body only

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

discussion

Canon EOS 7D
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