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

Canon EOS 7D vs Sigma SD14

Canon EOS 7D
Sigma SD14

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
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
131 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Sigma SD14

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Sigma SD14 over the Canon EOS 7D.

galleries

Explore our gallery of 39 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 7D. Explore our gallery of 26 sample photos taken by the Sigma SD14.

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
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
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
197 lenses vs 60 lenses
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Around 3.5x more lenses available
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
8 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Viewfinder size
Significantly larger viewfinder
0.62x vs 0.52x
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More than 40% larger viewfinder
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 4.6 MP
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Capture around 4x more detail in your photos
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
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
Size
Slightly smaller
148x111x74 mm vs 144x107x81 mm
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Almost the same
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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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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Sigma SD14.

similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths
Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
Pentaprism
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 (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
7D12,800 ISO
SD141,600 ISO
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
7D6,400 ISO
SD14800 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
7D17.9 MP
SD144.6 MP
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Screen size Very small screens Help
7D3.0"
SD142.5"

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$748 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 Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$649 - $650 body only

$620 - $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 III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,499 body only

$2,960 - $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 significantly more expensive
Canon EOS 5D

Canon EOS 5D

Pro DSLR

$3,613 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$497 - $547 body only

$499 - $599 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
Thickness Is thicker
Canon Rebel T4i

Canon Rebel T4i

Entry-level DSLR

$525 body only

$630 with 18-135mm 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
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$420 - $497 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 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$999 body only

$1,215 - $1,349 with 18-135mm 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

$479 body only

$799 - $899 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 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,399 body only

$1,611 - $1,990 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
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,095 body only

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Cross type focus points Significantly fewer cross-type focus points
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,699 body only

$2,049 with 18-135mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Startup delay Slightly more startup delay

Sigma SD14 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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
Sigma SD15

Sigma SD15

Entry-level DSLR

$799 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Sigma SD1

Sigma SD1

Entry-level DSLR

$1,999 body only

$1,170 - $2,378 with 17-50mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Slightly larger
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$723 body only

$945 with 55-300mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage
Sigma DP3 Merrill

Sigma DP3 Merrill

Digicam

$708 - $999

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Built-in flash No built-in flash

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