Canon EOS 7D vs Nikon D7200

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Canon EOS 7D
Nikon D7200

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Canon EOS 7D is a 1x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.06x higher than the Nikon D7200 (0.94x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Thinner Edit
The Canon EOS 7D is a 73.5mm deep digital camera. That's 2.5mm thinner than the Nikon D7200 (76mm).
Cheaper by £170
The Canon EOS 7D costs £169.99 less than the Nikon D7200.
Slightly better expert reviews
Based on 44 reviews, the average expert review score of the Canon EOS 7D is 90%, however the average rating of the Nikon D7200 is 86% (based on 66 reviews).
Slightly better user reviews
Based on 760 reviews, the average user review score of the Canon EOS 7D is 96%, however the average rating of the Nikon D7200 is 94% (based on 104 reviews).
16 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a megapixel count of 24.2MP, but the Canon EOS 7D is only an 18MP digital camera (6.2MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

24% more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a total megapixel count of 24.72MP, however the Canon EOS 7D is only a 19MP digital camera (5.72MP less).
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon D7200 has an optical zoom of 5.8x, but the Canon EOS 7D is only a unknownx optical zoom digital camera (5.8x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a maximum aperture of 22, but the Canon EOS 7D is only a unknown maximum aperture digital camera (22 bigger).
Vastly longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 210mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 210mm longer than the Canon EOS 7D (210mm).
A lot higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, whereas the Canon EOS 7D is only a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (12,800 lower).
0.2" larger screen size Edit
Nikon D7200 is 3.2" screen, but the Canon EOS 7D is only a 3" screen digital camera (0.2" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

A lot higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a display resolution of 1,228,800 pixels, however the Canon EOS 7D is only a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (308,800 pixels lower).
19.5mm bigger eye relief Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 19.5mm Eye relief digital camera. That's 19.5mm bigger than the Canon EOS 7D (19.5mm). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

22% lighter Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 675g digital camera. That's 145g lighter than the Canon EOS 7D (675g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

4.2mm shorter Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a height of 106.5mm, however the Canon EOS 7D is a 110.7mm tall digital camera (4.2mm taller).
Marginally narrower Edit
Nikon D7200 is 135.5mm wide, but the Canon EOS 7D is a 148.2mm wide digital camera (12.7mm wider).
Three hundred and ten more shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon D7200 takes 1110.00 shots per battery charge, however the Canon EOS 7D only takes 800.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Available from 31 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
More popular
The Nikon D7200 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 3496 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Canon EOS 7D ranks No. 18115.
Six more awards
The Nikon D7200 has 13 awards, but the Canon EOS 7D has 7 awards.

Reasons Against

13 Reasons Against
35% lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 7D is an 18MP digital camera. That's 6.2MP lower than the Nikon D7200 (24.2MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

31% less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 7D is a 19MP digital camera. That's 5.72MP less than the Nikon D7200 (24.72MP).
Vastly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon EOS 7D is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 12,800 lower than the Nikon D7200 (25,600).
Smaller screen size Edit
The Canon EOS 7D is a 3" screen digital camera. That's 0.2" smaller than the Nikon D7200 (3.2"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

34% lower display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 7D is a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 308,800 pixels lower than the Nikon D7200 (1,228,800 pixels).
Heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 7D has a weight of 820g, but the Nikon D7200 is a 675g digital camera (145g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Taller Edit
Canon EOS 7D is 110.7mm tall. That's 4.2mm taller than the Nikon D7200 (106.5mm).
9% wider Edit
The Canon EOS 7D is a 148.2mm wide digital camera. That's 12.7mm wider than the Nikon D7200 (135.5mm).
Only 800.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Canon EOS 7D is 800.00, but the Nikon D7200 only takes 1110.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Less retailers
The Canon EOS 7D is only stocked by 11 sellers, whereas the Nikon D7200 is stocked by 42 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Older by over five years
The Canon EOS 7D is five years older than the Nikon D7200.
Less popular
The Canon EOS 7D is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 18115 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Nikon D7200 ranks No. 3496.
Six less awards
The Canon EOS 7D has only received 7 awards, whereas the Nikon D7200 has received 13 awards.
5 Reasons Against
0.06x lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.94x, whereas the Canon EOS 7D is a 1x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.06x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

2.5mm thicker Edit
Nikon D7200 is 76mm deep, but the Canon EOS 7D is a 73.5mm deep digital camera (2.5mm thinner).
£170 more expensive
The Nikon D7200 is more expensive than the Canon EOS 7D by £169.99.
Moderately Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Nikon D7200 is 86%, whereas the average expert rating of the Canon EOS 7D is 90% (based on 44 reviews).
Moderately Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Nikon D7200 is 94%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon EOS 7D is 96% (based on 760 reviews).

Awards

7 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
maclife.com: Awesome Award
parentesis.com: Editor's Choice
photozone.de: Recommended
stuff.tv: Hot Buy
13 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Digital Versus: 5 Star
digitalone.com.sg: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Silver
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
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Pocket Lint: Recommended
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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
18MP 24.2MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 3888 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 2592 x 1728
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
 3888 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 2592 x 1728
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
22.3 x 14.9 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
19MP 24.72MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.8x
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 22
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 210mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 27mm
Focal Length Range
15 - 85 18 - 105
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 15/11
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Nikon F
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 67mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 continuous
 selective
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 continuous
 selective
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.28m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 51
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25
 25600
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25
 25600
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Manual
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Manual
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Forced off
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Recharging Time
3s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
920,000 pixels 1,228,800 pixels
BEST
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
1x
BEST
0.94x
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,5,10,20
Multi-Shot Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot mode
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Custom Colour
 Custom colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Adjustment Mode
 Brightness
 Brightness
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Trimming
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Trimming
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Thumbnails
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -2 - 1
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 19.5mm
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
820g 675g
BEST
Height
110.7mm 106.5mm
BEST
Depth
73.5mm
BEST
76mm
Width
148.2mm 135.5mm
BEST
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 420g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 89mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 76mm

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
LP-E6 EN-EL15
Shot Per Battery Charge
800 shots 1,110 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
Windows XP/Vista/7,Mac OS X v10.4-10.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
30 - 1/8000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Memory Capacity
4GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital SLR
 Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 EXPEED 4
 EXPEED 4
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Feedback