• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 50.6 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Canon 5DS advantages over Canon T7

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 700 vs 500 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • More cross-type AF points
    41 vs 1
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.71x vs 0.50x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    50.6 vs 24.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • More AF points
    61 vs 9
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    4.8 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    4.9 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon T7 advantages over Canon 5DS

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Newer
    5 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    150 vs 28 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output 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
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Canon 5DS R

Canon 5DS
Canon 5DS R
  • $3632
  • 35mm
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $3832
  • 35mm
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
Canon T7
Canon 5DS R
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $3832
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Sony A99 II

Canon 5DS
Sony A99 II
  • $3632
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon T7
Sony A99 II
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Internal flash
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Canon T7i

Canon 5DS
Canon T7i
  • $3632
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Top deck display
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon T7
Canon T7i
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon SL2

Canon 5DS
Canon SL2
  • $3632
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $594
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon T7
Canon SL2
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $594
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Nikon D850

Canon 5DS
Nikon D850
  • $3632
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $3297
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
Canon T7
Nikon D850
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • Internal flash
  • $3297
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
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