• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800

Advantages

Nikon D7000 over Canon T5i

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Fast startup
    0.40 vs 0.70 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer battery life
    1050 vs 440 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • More AF points
    39 vs 9
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    14 vs 9 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
    5.8x 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 Nikon D7000

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Newer
    18 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    791g vs 1234g
    Lighter weight

Review Excerpt

  • Very good image quality; Better than average noise vs. detail handling at high ISOs; Very good dynamic range in JPEGs, excellent in RAW files; Lots of high-end features in a relatively compact body; 6 fps burst mode.

  • Viewfinder not as accurate as specified; Viewfinder doesn't show ISO unless adjusting; No live histogram in Live View mode; No phase-detect Live View AF 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

Nikon D7000
Canon T4i
  • $912
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
Canon T5i
Canon T4i
  • $743
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • High-res screen
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Kit lens zoom ratio

Compared to Nikon D90

Nikon D7000
Nikon D90
  • $912
  • APS-C
  • More cross-type AF points
  • External Mic
  • $879
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
Canon T5i
Nikon D90
  • $743
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $879
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup

Compared to Canon 7D

Nikon D7000
Canon 7D
  • $912
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • More AF points
  • $1225
  • APS-C
  • 60p
  • More cross-type AF points
Canon T5i
Canon 7D
  • $743
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1225
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Canon T3i

Nikon D7000
Canon T3i
  • $912
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • 60p
Canon T5i
Canon T3i
  • $743
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Touchscreen
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Kit lens zoom ratio

Compared to Sony A58

Nikon D7000
Sony A58
  • $912
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $480
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon T5i
Sony A58
  • $743
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $480
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
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