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

77

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

71

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
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
131 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Storage slots
More storage slots
2
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
180 ms shutter lag
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

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

$400 - $899 body only

$400 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Startup delay More startup delay
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,499 body only

$406 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$752 - $1,499 body only

$468 - $1,849 with 18-135mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$598 with 18-55mm lens

Live view Has live view
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$426 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Live view Has live view
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Entry-level DSLR

Live view Has live view
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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!