Canon EOS 7D vs Pentax K-7

Winner
Canon EOS 7D

70

Pentax K-7

66

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

$750 - $899 body only

$981 - $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

$1,269 - $1,399 body only

$1,679 - $1,799 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

$1,220 - $1,499 body only

$1,499 - $1,849 with 18-135mm lens

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

Pentax K-7 Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$639 body only

$1,250 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

$295 body only

$409 - $470 with 18-55mm 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

$699 - $739 body only

$989 - $1,021 with 18-135mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Startup delay More startup delay

discussion

Canon EOS 7D
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