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

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.

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
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
131 ms vs 382 ms
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2.9x less delay when taking photos
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
197 lenses vs 60 lenses
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Around 3.5x more lenses available
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
8 fps vs 5 fps
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60% faster continuous shooting
Cross type focus points
More cross-type focus points
19 vs 2
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Grab focus in difficult situations
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
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 15.4 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Thickness
Thinner
2.9" vs 3.1"
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Around 10% thinner
Size
Smaller
148×111×74 mm vs 146×113×80 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price
Cheaper
$749.00 vs $1,159.85
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The best price we've seen is $411 cheaper (around 40% 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
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Sigma SD1.

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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Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Focus points Few focus points Help
7D19
SD111
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
7D17.9 MP
SD115.4 MP
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Screen size Very small screens Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,269 - $1,399 body only

$1,799 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

$684 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
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,699 body only

$1,699 - $1,849 with 18-135mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$759 - $897 body only

$1,010 - $1,197 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 T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$548 - $566 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 EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,249 - $2,499 body only

$2,800 - $3,099 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
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$413 - $497 body only

$489 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Color depth Has significantly more color depth
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$849 - $999 body only

$929 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Startup delay More startup delay
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$649 - $699 body only

$929 - $1,199 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 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,175 body only

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Cross type focus points Significantly fewer cross-type focus points

Sigma SD1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sigma SD15

Sigma SD15

Entry-level DSLR

$799 body only

Size Slightly smaller
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D800

Nikon D800

Pro DSLR

$1,849 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Weight Significantly heavier
Sigma DP3 Merrill

Sigma DP3 Merrill

Digicam

$599 - $708

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$680 - $900 body only

$1,021 - $1,047 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Weight Heavier

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