Share on
Canon EOS 7D vs Nikon D4S

Canon EOS 7D vs Nikon D4S

(918)
(196)
Canon EOS 7D
Nikon D4S

Top Prices

Amazon UK
Checked 2 hours ago
FREE Standard delivery
In stock
Park Cameras
Checked 6 hours ago
Out of stock
e-GlobaL Central UK
Checked 16 hours ago
Delivery unknown
In stock
eBay
Checked 19 hours ago
Carmarthen Camera Centre
Checked 9 hours ago
Out of stock
e-GlobaL Central UK
Checked 16 hours ago
Delivery unknown
In stock

Reasons For

6 Reasons For
11% higher megapixel 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.

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 £2,800
The Canon EOS 7D costs £579.99, whereas the Nikon D4S is £3,379.99.
3 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
One more awards
The Canon EOS 7D has 10 awards from expert review sites, however the Nikon D4S has 9 awards.
Moderately better user reviews
The average user review score of the Canon EOS 7D is 96%, but the average rating of the Nikon D4S is 95% (based on 142 reviews).
3 Reasons For
A little larger display diagonal 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 (numeric) Edit
The Nikon D4S has a display resolution (numeric) of 921,000 pixels, however the Canon EOS 7D is only a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,000 pixels lower).
Expert reviews are moderately better
Based on 54 reviews, the Nikon D4S has an average expert review score of 93%, whereas the Canon EOS 7D has an average rating of 91% (based on 57 reviews).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
7% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Canon EOS 7D has a display diagonal 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 (numeric) 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).
Older by over four years
The Canon EOS 7D is five years older than the Nikon D4S.
Expert review Rating is moderately Worse
The Canon EOS 7D has an average expert score of 91%, but the Nikon D4S has an average expert rating of 93% (based on 54 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon D4S has a megapixel 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.

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.

£2,800 more expensive
The Nikon D4S is more expensive than the Canon EOS 7D by £2,800.
Fewer sellers
Only 3 shops sells the Nikon D4S, but 6 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.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon D4S has received 9 awards, the Canon EOS 7D has received 10 awards.
Moderately Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Nikon D4S is 95%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon EOS 7D is 96% (based on 861 reviews).

Awards

10 Awards
Akam.no: Recommended
computerbild.de: Test Winner
cw.no: Good Choice
EISA.eu: EISA Best Product
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
maclife.com: Awesome Award
Magnus.de: Test Winner
photozone.de: Recommended
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
tipa.com: Technical Image Press Association Award
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

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

94 months Ago 39 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
18MP
BEST
16.2MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
BEST
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
22.3 x 14.9 36 x 23.9
Total Megapixels
19MP
BEST
16.6MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Material
 Magnesium
 Magnesium

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
136mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
15 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Nikon F
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Nikon F
Diaphragm Blade
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
72mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 spot
 servo
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 servo
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.35m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 25,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100
BEST
200
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/2EV step)
BEST
 ± 5EV (1/2EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Speed Settings
 B
 B
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
12m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
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, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
29.97fps 60fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 MicroDrive
 XQD
 MicroDrive
 XQD
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
920,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 Electronic
BEST
 electrical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Shade
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,5,10,20
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Custom Colour
 Custom colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Resizing
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
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
Built-In Processor
2 x DIGIC 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -3 - 1
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Portrait
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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
BEST
1.2kg
Height
110.7mm 156.5mm
Depth
73.5mm 90.5mm
Width
148.2mm 160mm

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
LP-E6 EN-EL18a
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
800 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Mac Compatibility
 Mac compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
USB Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows XP (SP2/SP3) / Vista inc. SP1,Mac OS X v10.4-10.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
3.5 - 38 Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
30 - 1/8000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Memory Capacity
4GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens System
EF/EF-S Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital SLR
 Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Feedback