Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 7D MII vs Samsung NX200

Canon EOS 7D

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Canon EOS 7D

67

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Samsung NX200

45

Samsung NX200

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX200

Size
Really small
Mid size 117x63x36 mm
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.6 EV
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 7D

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Startup delay Much less startup delay 400 ms vs 3600 ms
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9x less delay when turning on
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Lens availability Much more lenses available 197 lenses vs 36 lenses
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Around 5.5x more lenses available
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 800 shots vs 330 shots
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Around 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 614k dots
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Around 50% higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 131 ms vs 365 ms
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2.8x less delay when taking photos
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Pentaprism vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 854 ISO vs 618 ISO
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The 7D has a slight edge (0.5 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 8 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 10% faster continuous shooting
Focus points Slightly more focus points 19 vs 15
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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Advantages of the Samsung NX200

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Size Much smaller 117x63x36 mm vs 148x111x74 mm
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4.6x smaller
Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Weight Much lighter 200 g vs 860 g
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4.3x lighter
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.6 EV vs 11.7 EV
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0.9 f-stops more dynamic range
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The NX200's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.4" vs 2.9"
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2.1x thinner
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 69.0 vs 66.0
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Almost the same
True resolution Higher true resolution 20 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Color depth Better color depth 22.6 bits vs 22 bits
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Distinguishes 0.6 more bits of color
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor APS-C 23.4x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
Lowest price Cheaper $748.99 vs $1,169.95
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The best price we've seen is $421 cheaper (around 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              7D:17.9 MP
              NX200:20 MP
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              7D:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              NX200:APS-C 23.4x15.6mm
              Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
              Avoids dust in your photos
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              7D:$1,169.95
              NX200:$748.99
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $871 body only

              $999 - $1,150 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $749 body only

              $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $575 body only

              $650 - $779 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $437 - $520 body only

              $528 - $696 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon EOS 7D Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,099 - $1,231 body only

              $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,690 - $1,899 body only

              $2,385 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Cross type focus points Significantly fewer cross-type focus points
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,147 body only

              $1,447 - $1,470 with 18-140mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $721 - $840 body only

              $930 - $990 with 18-105mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $3,120 body only

              $3,519 with 24-105mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Cross type focus points Significantly fewer cross-type focus points
              Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage

              Samsung NX200 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $500 body only

              $614 - $690 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $326 - $429 with 20-50mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung NX1000

              Samsung NX1000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $318 - $503 with 20-50mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $784 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Sony Alpha NEX-3

              Sony Alpha NEX-3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $490 body only

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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