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

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

galleries

Explore our gallery of 43 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" 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
220 lenses vs 37 lenses
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Around 6x 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 6 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 6 f-stops better
Size
Slightly smaller
148×111×74 mm vs 144×107×81 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

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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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Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
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
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Screen size Very small screens Help
7D3"
SD142.5"

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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

$649 body only

$718 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 5D

Canon EOS 5D

Pro DSLR

$3,448 body only

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D

Pro DSLR

$700 body only

$1,670 with 28-135mm lens

Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
Cross type focus points Has slightly fewer cross-type focus points

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$849 - $999 body only

$919 - $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

$724 body only

$929 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 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,499 body only

$1,679 - $1,849 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
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,135 body only

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$750 - $897 body only

$959 - $1,197 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

Sigma SD14 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sigma SD15

Sigma SD15

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Sigma SD1

Sigma SD1

Entry-level DSLR

$1,999 body only

$1,160 - $2,468 with 17-50mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Slightly larger
Sigma DP3 Merrill

Sigma DP3 Merrill

Digicam

$599 - $665

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$448 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
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

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