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

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

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

$769 body only

$800 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,058 - $1,399 body only

$1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Lens availability Fewer lenses available
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,088 - $1,499 body only

$1,497 - $1,949 with 18-135mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Sigma SD1 Competitors

Sigma DP2 Quattro

Sigma DP2 Quattro

Boutique

$799

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Nikon D800

Nikon D800

Pro DSLR

$2,899 body only

Live view Has live view
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Sigma sd Quattro

Sigma sd Quattro

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 - $799 body only

$799 with 30mm lens

Live view Has live view
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

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EOS 7D
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