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

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

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Sigma SD1

Sigma SD1

     

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

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

differences

Advantages of the Canon 7D

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Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
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
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
8 fps vs 5 fps
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60% faster continuous shooting
Cross type focus points
Significantly more cross-type focus points
19 vs 2
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Grab focus in difficult situations
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
Smaller
148x111x74 mm vs 146x113x80 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$999.00 vs $1,199.05
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The best price we've seen is $200 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Sigma SD1

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Weight
Lighter
706 g vs 860 g
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Around 20% lighter
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
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths
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
Common Weaknesses
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
7D:17.9 MP
SD1:15.4 MP
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
7D:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
SD1:APS-C 23.5x15.7mm
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$999 body only

$1,129 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,519 - $1,899 body only

$2,299 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$625 body only

$679 - $1,025 with 18-55mm 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
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$897 - $1,097 body only

$1,197 - $1,240 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
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$599 - $699 body only

$597 - $700 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 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,495 body only

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
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$697 body only

$599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$699 - $1,000 body only

$959 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,799 body only

$2,149 with 18-135mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Thickness Thicker

Sigma SD1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D800

Nikon D800

Pro DSLR

$4,210 with 28-300mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Weight Significantly heavier
Sigma SD15

Sigma SD15

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $838 body only

Size Slightly smaller
Lowest price Cheaper
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$360 - $378 body only

$429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D4

Nikon D4

Pro DSLR

$4,514 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Size Much larger
Weight Much heavier

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