• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Advantages

Canon 7D over Canon T5i

  • 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
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • More cross-type AF points
    19 vs 9
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • More AF points
    19 vs 9
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Less shutter lag
    ~ <0.2 vs 0.26 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    22 vs 9 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)
  • More kit lens zoom
    3.8x vs 3.1x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Newer
    2 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    791g vs 1467g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle kit lens
    29 mm vs 45 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

User reviews

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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
  • $1184
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
Canon T5i
Canon T4i
  • $594
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • Lighter weight
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • More kit lens zoom

Compared to Canon 7D Mark II

Canon 7D
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $1184
  • APS-C
  • Less shutter lag
  • $1683
  • APS-C
  • GPS
  • On-sensor phase detect
Canon T5i
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $594
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1683
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • GPS

Compared to Nikon D90

Canon 7D
Nikon D90
  • $1184
  • APS-C
  • Shoots 60p video
  • More cross-type AF points
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
Canon T5i
Nikon D90
  • $594
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup

Compared to Canon 60D

Canon 7D
Canon 60D
  • $1184
  • APS-C
  • More cross-type AF points
  • More AF points
  • $519
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer battery life
Canon T5i
Canon 60D
  • $594
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $519
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Nikon D7000

Canon 7D
Nikon D7000
  • $1184
  • APS-C
  • Shoots 60p video
  • More cross-type AF points
  • $765
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Longer battery life
Canon T5i
Nikon D7000
  • $594
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $765
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
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