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
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

$723 body only

$799 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Startup delay More startup delay
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,148 - $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
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$790 body only

$793 with 18-135mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Color depth Better color depth
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Sigma SD1 Competitors

Nikon D800

Nikon D800

Pro DSLR

$2,495 body only

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Live view Has live view
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Sigma SD15

Sigma SD15

Entry-level DSLR

$793 body only

Size Slightly smaller
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Sigma sd Quattro

Sigma sd Quattro

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$799 body only

$999 with 30mm lens

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

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