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

70

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

64

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
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

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

$750 - $899 body only

$839 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,269 - $1,399 body only

$1,679 - $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,220 - $1,499 body only

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

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

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Entry-level DSLR

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$1,000 body only

$1,142 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$849 - $1,047 body only

$1,347 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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!