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

Sony NEX 7 vs Canon EOS 7D

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Sony NEX-7

49

Canon EOS 7D

48

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Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 7

Great image quality
Overall image quality
81.0
Really small
Size
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Great color depth
Color depth
24.1 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.4 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
220 lenses

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

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 - $548 body only

$582 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

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

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

Focus points More focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$520 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$723 - $799 body only

$868 - $899 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 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,215 - $1,399 body only

$1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,183 - $1,499 body only

$1,421 - $1,849 with 18-135mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Overall image quality Better image quality
Size Slightly larger

discussion

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Showing 5 comments

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!!!