Canon EOS 7D vs Nikon D4S

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Canon EOS 7D
Nikon D4S

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
11% higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 7D is an 18MP digital camera. That's 1.8MP higher than the Nikon D4S (16.2MP). 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.

2.4MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 7D is a 19MP digital camera. That's 2.4MP more than the Nikon D4S (16.6MP).
100 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon EOS 7D is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 100 smaller than the Nikon D4S (200).
31% higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Canon EOS 7D is a 1x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.3x higher than the Nikon D4S (0.7x). 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.

360g lighter Edit
The Canon EOS 7D has a weight of 820g, whereas the Nikon D4S is a 1.2kg digital camera (360g heavier). 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.

Cheaper by £2,089
The Canon EOS 7D costs £390.00, whereas the Nikon D4S is £2,479.00.
1 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Better selling
The Canon EOS 7D ranks No. 50141 by number of sales, but the Nikon D4S ranks No. 108878.
6 Reasons For
12,800 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D4S 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).
A little larger screen size Edit
Nikon D4S 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.

1,000 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon D4S has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels, however the Canon EOS 7D is only a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,000 pixels lower).
Two more awards
The Nikon D4S has 9 awards, but the Canon EOS 7D has 7 awards.
Expert reviews are moderately better
Based on 52 reviews, the Nikon D4S has an average expert review score of 93%, whereas the Canon EOS 7D has an average rating of 90% (based on 44 reviews).
User reviews are moderately better
Based on 77 reviews, the Nikon D4S has an average user review score of 98%, whereas the Canon EOS 7D has an average rating of 96% (based on 760 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
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 D4S (25,600).
7% smaller screen size Edit
The Canon EOS 7D has a screen size of 3". That's 0.2" smaller than the Nikon D4S (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.

Lower display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 7D is a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 1,000 pixels lower than the Nikon D4S (921,000 pixels).
Two less awards
The Canon EOS 7D has only received 7 awards, however the Nikon D4S has received 9 awards.
Expert review Rating is moderately Worse
The Canon EOS 7D has an average expert score of 90%, but the Nikon D4S has an average expert rating of 93% (based on 52 reviews).
User review Rating is moderately Worse
The Canon EOS 7D has an average user score of 96%, but the Nikon D4S has an average user rating of 98% (based on 77 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D4S has a megapixel count of 16.2MP, but the Canon EOS 7D is an 18MP digital camera (1.8MP higher). 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.

15% less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D4S has a total megapixel count of 16.6MP, however the Canon EOS 7D is a 19MP digital camera (2.4MP more).
100 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D4S has a minimum ISO speed of 200, however the Canon EOS 7D is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (100 smaller).
A lot lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D4S has a lens magnification ratio of 0.7x, whereas the Canon EOS 7D is a 1x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.3x 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.

31% heavier Edit
The Nikon D4S is a 1.2kg digital camera. That's 360g heavier than the Canon EOS 7D (1.2kg). 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.

£2,089 more expensive
The Nikon D4S is more expensive than the Canon EOS 7D by £2,089.
Fewer sellers
Only 7 stores sells the Nikon D4S, but 8 stores sell the Canon EOS 7D. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Five months older
The Nikon D4S is older than the Canon EOS 7D by five months.
Worse selling
The Nikon D4S ranks No. 108878 by sales volume, whereas the Canon EOS 7D ranks No. 50141.

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
9 Awards
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
M3.idg.se: Recommended
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
18MP
BEST
16.2MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
 3888 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 2592 x 1728
 2048 x 1360
 1600 x 1064
BEST
 5184 x 3456
 3888 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 2592 x 1728
 2048 x 1360
 1600 x 1064
Maximum Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
BEST
 5184 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 EXIF
 RAW
 TIF
 JPG
 EXIF
 RAW
 TIF
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
22.3 x 14.9 36 x 23.9
Total Megapixel Count
19MP
BEST
16.6MP
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Nikon F
 Canon EF
 Nikon F

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 multi point
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 multi point
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
19 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100
BEST
200
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Spot

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide
12m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
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 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps 60fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@60fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@60fps
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

Memory

Memory Card
 CF+
 XQD
 CF+
 XQD
BEST
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
920,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
1x
BEST
0.7x
Viewfinder
 Hybrid
 Electronic
 Hybrid
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent L
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent L
 Incandescent
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Vivid
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,5,10,20
Multi-Shot Mode
 Multi-shot mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Rotating
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
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
 Tripod mount
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -3 - 1
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Portrait
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
820g
BEST
1.2kg
Height
110.7mm 156.5mm
Depth
73.5mm 90.5mm
Width
148.2mm 160mm

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
LP-E6 EN-EL18a

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
BEST
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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