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)
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.4 EV
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag
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

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Focus points Significantly more focus points
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 body only

$1,148 with 16-50mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Focus points Many more focus points
Size Slightly larger
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 body only

$1,099 with 16-50mm lens

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

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D


$750 - $899 body only

$981 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D


$1,269 - $1,399 body only

$1,679 - $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


$1,220 - $1,499 body only

$1,499 - $1,849 with 18-135mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Shutter lag More shutter lag


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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!!!