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

Sony NEX 7 vs Canon EOS 7D

Sony NEX-7


Canon EOS 7D



Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 7

Great image quality
Overall image quality
Really small
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
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
220 lenses
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage


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.


Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 - $448 body only

$498 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Size Slightly larger
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$786 body only

Focus points More focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D


$769 body only

$800 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage
Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$690 - $979 body only

$1,049 - $1,099 with 15-45mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D


$1,058 - $1,399 body only

$1,699 - $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage


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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!!!