Comparing the Nikon D7000 vs Canon 7D.
If you are a serious photographer you will want to look at the Nikon D7000 vs Canon 7d DSLR Cameras. They are the big guns in the Nikon and Canon prosumer ranges.
Comparing the features is easy, so let’s get it done. Thereafter we will look a little deeper into what Nikon and Canon are hiding under the covers and what to look at beyond the camera body itself.
Nikon D7000 vs Canon 7D feature comparison:
At first glance the Nikon D7000 and Canon 7d seem very similar and they demonstrate the intense competition between the two Brands. They boast impressively sturdy bodies, high MP Sensors, fast FPS, high ISO ranges and modern HD movie features. If the choice had to be around these features only it would be a toss-up. Go with what feels better in your hands. But there is more to look at:
Nikon’s 3d Evaluative metering system vs Canon’s
If you rely heavily on in-camera automation for taking care of focusing on multiple areas, perhaps choosing the primary subject for you, changing white balance and contrast to optimize most of the picture for you, Nikon’s sophisticated 3d Evaluative Metering system does it all for you. See the Interview with Nikon’s URAMATSU, Masaru for a detailed discussion on Nikon’s metering technology.
Some will argue that this level of automation is snap photography, but clearly Canon has taken note and have introduced similar functionality in the Canon 6000D introduced this year.
Canon and Nikon Lens Compatibility.
Canon has kept their lens compatibility simple. All APS-C cameras are compatible across the range of Canon EF and EF-S lenses. Little consideration has to be given to lens choices in the APS-C Range. However, keep in mind that the Canon 7D is at the top of the range of APS-C cameras and the step up from here will take you into the full frame, professional range.
EF-S lenses are not compatible with the larger sensors in these models. So from now give some thought to your choice of lens. Choose the EF lenses over the EF-S lenses if you think you might upgrade at some stage.
Nikon’s lens compatibility is more complex. The Nikon APS-C cameras have full compatibility with some of the Nikkor range but only part compatibility with others where they lose the autofocus function. The APS-C compatible range of lenses are is not compatible with the Nikon Professional DSLR cameras. So your upgrade path from here may prove to be expensive.
Vari-angle (Canon) or Articulated (Nikon)LCD
Canon’s vari-angle and Nikon’s articulated screen options could be attractive to people who want to take shots from unusual angles without bending your body into unnatural positions like lying flat on the ground or balancing on chairs of ladders. That feature is lacking in both cameras. If you like this feature, seriously consider the Canon 600D or wait for the upscale Nikon that includes their articulated screen to be announced.
Full Frame Sensors
At this level you are one upgrade away from full-frame technology. Only true Professionals needing to blow their shots up to poster size of bigger need this. You will know, if this is you.
A Last thought about DSLR Cameras
DSLR Technology is develping at an enormous pace, just like computers, mobile phones and other techno gadgets with a lot of electronics. Even buying at the top of the range, you will find that the technology improvement will keep on coming and that even these impressive DSLR Cameras will soon see new models with more features. On the other hand, the technology packed into these models give you everything you could possibly need for great Digital Photography.
If you own one of these, ignore the next new model DSLR Camera and look instead at the other elements that make for great photography: Your own knowledge, experience and skill; Great Photo Editing software; The right lenses for each job…. The lenses will remain technologically on the forefront for much longer!