• APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • Medium format 2,169.5mm2
  • 101.1 megapixels
  • ISO 50 - 12,800

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Differences

Canon 7D Mark II advantages over Phase One XF 100MP

  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 10.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • More telephoto lens reach
    216 mm vs 52 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    78 mm vs 160 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/125 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    1388g vs 2696g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    29 mm vs 52 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster RAW shooting
    9.5 fps vs 0.6 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Phase One XF 100MP advantages over Canon 7D Mark II

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    Medium format vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Newer
    2 years vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    101.1 vs 20.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    3600 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 26 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Both provide
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality; High ISO performance improved over predecessor; Excellent burst speeds (up to 10fps); Significantly improved buffer depths; 65-pt AF system; Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Can focus down to f/8 (great for teleconverters); 1080/60p video; Headphone and mic jacks; Rugged build quality.

  • Autofocus speed (AF shutter lag) slower than 7D and 70D; Mediocre battery life for a pro DSLR; Dynamic range at low to moderate ISOs not as good as competitors; Phase-detect AF did not perform as well as expected in our low-light AF tests; No built-in Wi-Fi; No autofocus for 1080/60p video.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 7D

Canon 7D Mark II
Canon 7D
  • $1399
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Built-in GPS
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Less shutter lag
Phase One XF 100MP
Canon 7D
  • $48990
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon 6D

Canon 7D Mark II
Canon 6D
  • $1399
  • APS-C
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1222
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Phase One XF 100MP
Canon 6D
  • $48990
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $1222
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Fast startup

Compared to Canon 70D

Canon 7D Mark II
Canon 70D
  • $1399
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $959
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Phase One XF 100MP
Canon 70D
  • $48990
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $959
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Fast startup

Compared to Pentax 645Z

Canon 7D Mark II
Pentax 645Z
  • $1399
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $5330
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Phase One XF 100MP
Pentax 645Z
  • $48990
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
  • $5330
  • Medium format
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup

Compared to Sony A77 II

Canon 7D Mark II
Sony A77 II
  • $1399
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Phase One XF 100MP
Sony A77 II
  • $48990
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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