Updated (September 2009): Compare the Canon EOS 7D vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Canon EOS 7D vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Winner
Canon EOS 7D

100

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

90

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8 fps
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
11.9 EV
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Storage slots
More storage slots
2
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
600 ms startup delay

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 Alpha DSLR-A700.

competitors

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$864 body only

$1,580 with 18-135mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,029 body only

$1,399 - $1,999 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Lens availability Fewer lenses available
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,030 - $1,349 body only

$1,449 - $1,799 with 18-135mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,378 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$632 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$2,568 body only

$1,499 with 18-200mm lens

Live view Has live view
Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Worse color depth

discussion

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Saish (2:44 PM, March 14, 2011)
7D is awesome ......just got hands on it and got some lessons from professionals
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (0:53 PM, February 17, 2011)
Hi NikonFanboy, we only include lenses currently available for sale, we pull the numbers from our sister site LensHero.com, see Sony A700 lenses.

The site pulls prices automatically from retailers, and it looks like it hasn't found any north american retailers so the price its quoting you is from europe converted to USD which might be part of the issue. I'll look into that to see why its not finding any local prices.

Snapsort compares any two cameras you want, regardless of the age difference!

A200 vs A700 - do we have the wrong picture for the A700?

Thanks!
 
nikonFanboy (5:16 AM, February 17, 2011)
92 lenses available??? if you include minolta lenses how much would that be? since when did a700 became $2,659.35? everything in canon is significant difference..everything in sony is slightly....you are comparing cameras with a huge age difference. what are you smoking? and since when does an a700 look like an a200?
 
Ascot (11:03 AM, November 02, 2010)
My apolagies, I misread the listing
 
Ascot (10:57 AM, November 02, 2010)
You guys need to get your facts right. The A700 has 2 card slots, and has image stabilisation. If you are going to do comparisons, get it right!