Updated (August 2011): Compare the Canon EOS 7D vs Sony NEX-7

Canon EOS 7D vs Sony NEX 7

Winner
Canon EOS 7D

69

Sony NEX-7

62

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
220 lenses
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 7

Size
Really small
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Thickness
Thin
1.5"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 43 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 7D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-7.

competitors

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$926 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,079 - $1,499 body only

$1,499 - $1,949 with 18-135mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Storage slots Has more storage slots
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,029 body only

$1,599 - $2,299 with 24-105mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Battery life Longer battery life
Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $448 body only

$450 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Focus points More focus points
Size Slightly larger
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$606 body only

$699 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$776 - $798 body only

$839 - $898 with 16-50mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Focus points Many more focus points
Size Larger

discussion

Canon EOS 7D
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joe B (7:09 AM, September 20, 2014)
The NEX7 has many many many more lenses available with the proper adapters. In fact it can use Canon full frame lenses.
 
Avatar for Dawood Suliman Hashmi Dawood Suliman Hashmi (6:07 PM, March 31, 2013)
so, which should i buy???cause in many points sony has won but still the credit has gone to canon!
 
Gus1 (10:15 AM, March 06, 2013)
Great comparison! Very helpful indeed. Has led me to make the right choice for my needs! Thankyou!
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (0:49 PM, September 07, 2011)
Glad we could help
 
Ruwan_w (0:47 PM, September 07, 2011)
Awesome comparison!! Could not find this anywhere else on the net!!!