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
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

$723 - $799 body only

$829 - $899 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Startup delay More startup delay
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,135 - $1,499 body only

$1,421 - $1,849 with 18-135mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,178 - $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
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Pentax K-7 Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$800 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 K20D

Pentax K20D

Entry-level DSLR

$589 body only

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen size Much smaller screen
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$413 body only

$480 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Much better image quality
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

discussion

Canon EOS 7D
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Pentax K-7
K-7
Pentax

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