Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs. Sony Alpha 7

The Canon EOS 7D Mark II features 20.2MP “Fine Detail” CMOS Sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 Processors on the other hand Sony Alpha a7 features 24.3MP Full Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor and BIONZ X Image Processor, takes a look at the Major Specification Below.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs. Sony Alpha 7 1

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Major Features

  • 20.2MP “Fine Detail” CMOS  Sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Dual DIGIC 6 Processors
  • 65 AF points “All Cross-type”. Dual cross on the center point.
  • 10fps
  • ISO 100-12800, ISO Boost mode 25600 and 51200
  • 1080p/720p both get 60fps
  • Servo AF for video shooting.
  • Spot metering size 1.8%
  • Built-in flash with radio trigger function.
  • About 100% coverage OVF

Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs. Sony Alpha 7 2

Sony Alpha a7 Major Features

  • 24.3MP Full Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Direct Compatibility with E-mount Lenses
  • 3.0″ Tiltable TFT LCD with 1,229K-Dots
  • 2.4M-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • Full 1080/60p with Uncompressed Output
  • Fast Hybrid Autofocus; 5 fps Burst Rate
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and NFC
  • Multi-Interface Shoe and Built-In Flash
  • Direct Access Interface

Major Difference

Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs. Sony Alpha 7 Specification Comparison Table.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs. Sony Alpha 7 3

Canon 7D Mark II Sony Alpha a7
$2,149.00 $1,998.00

Megapixel:  Sony Alpha 7 has more resolution than Canon EOS 7D Mark II, but having more resolution will not improve the image quality.

Bigger Sensor Size:  Sony Alpha 7 have bit bigger sensor size compared to Canon EOS 7D Mark II, bigger sensors captures more light and have better color depth, improved noise performance and increased dynamic range.

More AF Points: Sony Alpha 7 Fast Hybrid AF system uses both a 117+25 point phase-detection system and 25-point contrast-detection system; hence Sony Alpha 7 will do more quick and precise AF than Canon EOS 7D Mark II.

Better low light performance – The Canon EOS 7D Mark II comes with more ISO range compared to Sony Alpha 7, The Standard ISO range of Canon EOS 7D Mark II is 100-51200, on the other hand Sony Alpha 7 standard ISO range is 100-25600.

Top Continuous shooting speed: Canon EOS 7D Mark II features faster burst mode when compared to Sony A7.

Video Mode: Canon EOS 7D Mark II features full HD video recording @60 frame rates. 1280×720 video@ 60fps.

Supported formats Canon EOS 7D Mark II MOV and MP4 file formats. Additionally, uncompressed video can be recorded to an optional external recorded via the HDMI output. In-camera video is recorded using the high quality H.264/MPEG-4 AVC codec and manual exposure control is supported for greater refinement over the look and feel of recordings. Video clips are automatically partitioned after the file size has reached 4GB and both IPB and All i-frame compressions are available for use depending on editing and output preferences.

Better video mode: Sony A7 Features full HD video recording @ 60fps, 24 fps frame rate. HD video recording @30fps frame rate.

Supported formats Sony A7 supperts standard recoding format cinematic 24p, while MP4 codec.

Display: Sony Alpha 7 features bigger and high resolution display compared to Canon EOS 7D Mark II.

Or Sony A7 features tilting display on the other hand Canon EOS 7D Mark II have fixed display so we get more flexibility while composing our shot with Sony A7.

Viewfinder: Canon EOS 7D Mark II features Pentaprism on the other hand Sony Alpha 7 features Eye Tracking AF,

Wireless:   Sony Alpha 7 features Built-In Wi-Fi, you can easily transfer your images via Wi-Fi and send your images to other smart device by using photo beam technology, you can also activate remote shooting on Sony Alpha 7, but un-fortunately Canon EOS 7D Mark II doesn’t have any wireless connectivity.

Battery Life (CIPA): Canon EOS 7D Mark II battery rating is 670 shots and other hand Sony Alpha 7 battery rating is 340 shots. According to CIPA.

Dimensions: Sony Alpha 7 is smaller than Nikon D810.

Weight: Sony Alpha 7 light-weight than Nikon D810.

Verdicts- Hence you can get clear and sharp shots of the subjects you focused on if you use Sony Alpha 7. As  Alpha 7 employs outstanding resolution and sensor along with magnificent AF system comprises of both Contrast as well as phase detect system(117+25). So, we would like to suggest you Sony Alpha 7 if you don’t have any compromise. 


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