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

Canon EOS 7D vs Sony NEX 7

Winner
Canon EOS 7D

45

Sony NEX-7

43

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
Many cross-type focus points
Cross type focus points
19
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 7

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

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

$724 - $899 body only

$850 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,145 - $1,499 body only

$1,722 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,149 - $1,499 body only

$1,448 - $1,849 with 18-135mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Shutter lag More shutter lag

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$595 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Focus points Significantly more focus points
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 body only

Focus points More focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,398 body only

$1,580 with 55-210mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Focus points Many more focus points
Size Larger

discussion

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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!!!