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
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
 

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
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
180 ms shutter lag

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

$739 - $1,199 body only

$788 - $999 with 18-55mm 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

$1,049 - $1,299 body only

$1,599 - $1,699 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 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,249 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

Entry-level DSLR

$1,000 body only

Live view Has live view
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,299 body only

$1,499 with 18-135mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Live view Has live view
Color depth Worse color depth
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$445 - $548 body only

$479 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

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!