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

Canon EOS 7D vs Samsung NX200

Winner
Canon EOS 7D

64

Samsung NX200

44

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

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

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX200

Size
Really small
Mid size (117×63×36 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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 43 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 7D.
Explore our gallery of 21 sample photos taken by the Samsung NX200.

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
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
131 ms vs 365 ms
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2.8x less delay when taking photos
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
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 614k dots
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Around 50% higher resolution screen
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
800 shots vs 330 shots
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Around 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Pentaprism vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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
Low light performance
Slightly 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
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Advantages of the Samsung NX200

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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
Size
Much smaller
117×63×36 mm vs 148×111×74 mm
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4.6x smaller
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
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
Color depth
Better color depth
22.6 bits vs 22 bits
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Distinguishes 0.6 more bits of color
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
20 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The NX200's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$548.95 vs $749.00
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The best price we've seen is $200 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              7D17.9 MP
              NX20020 MP
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
              Avoids dust in your photos
              Common Weaknesses
              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

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $465 - $650 body only

              $589 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $300 - $547 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization

              Canon EOS 7D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $849 - $999 body only

              $929 - $1,099 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 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $649 - $699 body only

              $929 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,269 - $1,399 body only

              $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $684 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $759 - $897 body only

              $959 - $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

              Samsung NX200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung NX3000

              Samsung NX3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $292 body only

              $360 - $399 with 20-50mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $520 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

              $370 body only

              $270 with 20-50mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Samsung NX1100

              Samsung NX1100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $450 with 20-50mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Thickness Slightly thicker

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