Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs Pentax K-7

Canon EOS 7D

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Canon EOS 7D

75

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Pentax K-7

68

Pentax K-7

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag
Cross type focus points
Many cross-type focus points
19
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-7

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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 131x97x73 mm
 
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Advantages of the Canon 7D

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Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.7 EV vs 10.6 EV
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1.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Lens availability Much more lenses available 197 lenses vs 109 lenses
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More than 80% more lenses available
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Overall image quality Better image quality 66.0 vs 61.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 854 ISO vs 536 ISO
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The 7D has a slight edge (0.7 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Cross type focus points Significantly more cross-type focus points 19 vs 9
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8 fps vs 5.2 fps
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More than 50% faster continuous shooting
True resolution Higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 14.5 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Startup delay Less startup delay 400 ms vs 600 ms
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More than 30% less delay when turning on
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder 0.62x vs 0.60x
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Around 10% larger viewfinder
Focus points More focus points 19 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The 7D's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 800 shots vs 740 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $999.00 vs $1,288.45
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The best price we've seen is $289 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth 22.6 bits vs 22 bits
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Distinguishes 0.6 more bits of color
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 93 ms vs 131 ms
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Around 30% less delay when taking photos
Size Smaller 131x97x73 mm vs 148x111x74 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor APS-C 23.4x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
Weight Lighter 750 g vs 860 g
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More than 10% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 2.9" vs 2.9"
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Almost the same
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              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Shutter lag Minimal shutter lag Help
              7D:131 ms
              K-7:93 ms
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Thickness Thin Help
              2.9"
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              7D:12,800 ISO
              K-7:6,400 ISO
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              7D:6,400 ISO
              K-7:3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              7D:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              K-7:APS-C 23.4x15.6mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              7D:17.9 MP
              K-7:14.5 MP
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              7D:11.7 EV
              K-7:10.6 EV
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              7D:66.0
              K-7:61.0
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              7D:22 bits
              K-7:22.6 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              7D:854 ISO
              K-7:536 ISO

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              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 body only

              $999 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,047 body only

              $1,347 with 18-140mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,699 with 18-200mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $549 - $579 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $639 body only

              $674 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Canon Rebel T4i

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $725 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 50D

              Canon EOS 50D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,299 body only

              Size Is slightly larger
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage

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              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,231 body only

              $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,598 - $1,899 body only

              $2,499 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
              Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points
              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $2,595 body only

              $3,495 with 24-105mm lens

              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $847 with 75-300mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range

              Pentax K-7 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Pentax K-5

              Pentax K-5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $752 body only

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

              Pentax K-r

              Entry-level DSLR

              $484 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Pentax K-50

              Pentax K-50

              Entry-level DSLR

              $397 - $476 body only

              $470 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Pentax K-30

              Pentax K-30

              Entry-level DSLR

              $891 with 18-55mm, 50-200mm lenses

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

              Pentax K-3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $900 - $1,197 body only

              $1,258 - $1,347 with 18-135mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Shutter lag More shutter lag

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