Canon EOS 7D vs Pentax K-7

Winner
Canon EOS 7D

77

Pentax K-7

73

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

$779 - $899 body only

$891 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,220 - $1,499 body only

$1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,229 - $1,499 body only

$1,355 - $1,849 with 18-135mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Pentax K-7 Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$999 body only

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$424 body only

$400 with 18-135mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$1,123 body only

$403 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Shutter lag More shutter lag

discussion

Canon EOS 7D
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