Canon EOS 7D vs Sigma SD1

Canon EOS 7D
Sigma SD1

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8 fps
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
131 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Sigma SD1

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 43 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 7D.
Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Sigma SD1.

competitors

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$949 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,073 - $1,499 body only

$1,499 - $1,949 with 18-135mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,025 body only

$1,399 - $2,299 with 24-105mm lens

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

Sigma SD1 Competitors

Sigma DP2 Quattro

Sigma DP2 Quattro

Boutique

$899 - $999

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,319 - $1,599 body only

$1,619 - $1,899 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$874 with 18-55mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Live view Has live view
Weight Slightly heavier

discussion

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