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

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.7 EV
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8 fps
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-7

Color depth
Great color depth
22.6 bits
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
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

$739 - $1,199 body only

$788 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,049 - $1,299 body only

$1,599 - $1,699 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Lens availability Fewer lenses available
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,249 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder

Pentax K-7 Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Nikon D600

Nikon D600

Pro DSLR

$2,199 with 24-85mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$640 with 18-55mm lens

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

discussion

Canon EOS 7D
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