• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • $1341 Average Retail $1699 MSRP
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • $762 Average Retail $900 MSRP

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Advantages

Canon 7D over Canon T5i

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Lens zoom ratio
    3.8x vs 3.1x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Fast startup
    0.40 vs 0.70 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer battery life
    800 vs 440 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More cross-type AF points
    19 vs 9
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • More AF points
    19 vs 9
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    22 vs 9 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)
  • Less shutter lag
    0.131 vs 0.264 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon T5i over Canon 7D

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Wider angle lens
    29 mm vs 45 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • Lighter weight
    791g vs 1467g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher boost ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher boost ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Review Excerpt

  • Excellent 18-megapixel sensor with impressively low noise and superb detail; Very good high ISO performance, especially for 18-megapixel subframe sensor; Rugged construction with magnesium body and weather sealing; Fast autofocus and fast burst rate of 8 fps; Full HD (1920x1080) movies at 30/25/24p, 60/50p at 1280x720.

  • No dedicated AF-assist lamp (flash is used), and AF-assist adjustment is buried in the Flash Settings menu; Kit lens (28-135mm) isn't quite up to the resolving power of the 18-megapixel sensor, odd focal length for subframe DSLR; No continuous autofocus in Movie mode.

  • Excellent image quality; 9 cross-type AF points; Stereo microphones; Built-in touchscreen; Multi-shot modes; Improved kit lens; Even more affordable.

  • Little-changed from the earlier T4i; Slow Live View and video autofocus; High ISO performance is unimproved; Below-average battery life; No dedicated AF illuminator.

The Competition

Compared to Canon T4i

Canon 7D
Canon T4i
  • $1341
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
Canon T5i
Canon T4i
  • $762
  • APS-C
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Lens zoom ratio

Compared to Nikon D90

Canon 7D
Nikon D90
  • $1341
  • APS-C
  • More cross-type AF points
  • More pixels
  • $954
  • APS-C
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Fast startup
Canon T5i
Nikon D90
  • $762
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $954
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Lens zoom ratio

Compared to Nikon D300S

Canon 7D
Nikon D300S
  • $1341
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • 1080p
  • $1463
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • More AF points
Canon T5i
Nikon D300S
  • $762
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1463
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup

Compared to Nikon D7000

Canon 7D
Nikon D7000
  • $1341
  • APS-C
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Faster RAW shooting
  • $952
  • APS-C
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wider angle lens
Canon T5i
Nikon D7000
  • $762
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $952
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Lens zoom ratio

Compared to Sony A58

Canon 7D
Sony A58
  • $1341
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon T5i
Sony A58
  • $762
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
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