Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 7D MII vs Sigma SD14

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Sigma SD14

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 
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Advantages of the Canon 7D

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 150k dots
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More than 6x higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Lens availability Much more lenses available 197 lenses vs 60 lenses
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Around 3.5x more lenses available
True resolution Much higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 4.6 MP
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Capture around 4x more detail in your photos
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 8 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.62x vs 0.52x
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More than 40% larger viewfinder
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 98%
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 800 ISO
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The 7D's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
Thickness Significantly thinner 2.9" vs 3.2"
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Around 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs Sigma X3 20.7x13.8mm
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Around 20% larger sensor
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The 7D's boost ISO is 3 f-stops better
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Advantages of the Sigma SD14

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Weight Lighter 750 g vs 860 g
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More than 10% lighter
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similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
Pentaprism
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
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
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
7D:12,800 ISO
SD14:1,600 ISO
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
7D:6,400 ISO
SD14:800 ISO
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
7D:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
SD14:Sigma X3 20.7x13.8mm
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
7D:17.9 MP
SD14:4.6 MP
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
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 - $1,155 body only

$450 - $1,449 with 18-135mm 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 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$699 body only

$450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Thickness Is thicker
Viewfinder coverage Slightly less viewfinder coverage
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$1,257 body only

$1,300 with 18-105mm 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 Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $648 body only

$200 - $570 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 Rebel T2i

Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

$200 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Size Is significantly smaller
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 - $567 body only

$389 - $477 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
Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$929 body only

$830 - $940 with 18-105mm lens

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

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS 7D MII

Canon EOS 7D MII

Pro DSLR

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Focus points Many more focus points
Supports 24p No 24p support
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,642 - $1,899 body only

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

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Cross type focus points Significantly fewer cross-type focus points
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$1,047 - $1,097 body only

$1,347 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,595 body only

$3,625 with 24-105mm lens

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

Sigma SD14 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sigma SD15

Sigma SD15

Entry-level DSLR

$939 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$547 - $597 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
Sigma SD10

Sigma SD10

Entry-level DSLR

Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed
Thickness Thinner
Screen size Much smaller screen
Viewfinder Doesn't have a through-the-lens viewfinder
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$385 - $415 body only

$495 - $556 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage

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