Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 7D MII vs Sigma SD1

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Sigma SD1

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 7D

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Startup delay Much less startup delay 400 ms vs 4500 ms
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11.3x less delay when turning on
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Lens availability Much more lenses available 197 lenses vs 60 lenses
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Around 3.5x more lenses available
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 131 ms vs 382 ms
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2.9x less delay when taking photos
Cross type focus points Significantly more cross-type focus points 19 vs 2
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8 fps vs 5 fps
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60% faster continuous shooting
True resolution Higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 15.4 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 98%
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Almost the same
Focus points More focus points 19 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Thickness Thinner 2.9" vs 3.1"
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Around 10% thinner
Size Slightly smaller 148x111x74 mm vs 146x113x80 mm
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Around 10% smaller
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Advantages of the Sigma SD1

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Sensor size Slightly larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.7mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Weight Lighter 706 g vs 860 g
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Around 20% lighter
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similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
Pentaprism
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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HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
7D:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
SD1:APS-C 23.5x15.7mm
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
7D:17.9 MP
SD1:15.4 MP
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,249 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$1,147 body only

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

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Color depth Has significantly more color depth
Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$721 - $840 body only

$930 - $990 with 18-105mm lens

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Color depth Has significantly more color depth
Thickness Is thicker
Shutter lag Has significantly 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

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$3,399 body only

$3,999 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $749 body only

$550 - $600 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 Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$749 - $1,148 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 7D Competitors

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Disadvantages

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,750 - $1,899 body only

$2,397 - $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 Significantly fewer cross-type focus points
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$699 - $871 body only

$999 - $1,052 with 18-135mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Sigma SD1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sigma SD15

Sigma SD15

Entry-level DSLR

$939 body only

Size Slightly smaller
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$1,097 - $1,297 body only

$1,170 - $1,437 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Live view Has live view
Weight Heavier
Sigma DP3 Merrill

Sigma DP3 Merrill

Digicam

$557

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much smaller
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

appearance

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