Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 7D Mark II 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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differences

Advantages of the Canon 7D

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 150k dots
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More than 6x higher resolution 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 Significantly 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 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$699 body only

$999 - $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 D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$1,047 body only

$1,347 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
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$1,699 with 18-200mm 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 Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,100 body only

$3,495 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$3,399 body only

$3,999 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
Canon EOS 5D

Canon EOS 5D

Pro DSLR

$4,258 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 slightly more expensive
Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

$639 body only

$674 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

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,231 body only

$1,149 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay More startup delay
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,598 - $1,899 body only

$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 Many fewer cross-type focus points
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$847 with 75-300mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Color depth Worse color depth
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Sigma SD14 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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

$1,799 body only

$1,343 - $2,628 with 17-50mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Slightly larger
Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$644 - $697

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Pro DSLR

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus E-5

Olympus E-5

Entry-level DSLR

$2,519 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lens availability Fewer lenses available
Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor

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