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

Canon EOS 7D vs Sony NEX 7

Winner
Canon EOS 7D

53

Sony NEX-7

50

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%
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

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

$799 body only

$829 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,299 body only

$1,699 with 24-105mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$790 body only

$1,499 with 18-200mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$442 - $498 body only

$598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$782 body only

$699 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$794 - $798 body only

$898 with 16-50mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
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!!!