Can the Canon 7D possibly be better than the 5DmkII? Well in terms of image quality, nothing holds a candle to full frame. But just the fact that people are even asking that of the 7D is pretty far out, dude! I mean…has there ever been a camera that photographers would consider comparing to the full frame models like the 5DmkII? Pretty sure I’ve never heard anyone utter, “So do you think a Rebel is better than the 5D?” So yeah…just the fact that people are even asking that of the 7D is something to make us sit up and take notice.
Here are three ways I’ve found that the 7D wins hands down:
The body/build of the 7D is so much sexier than the 5DmkII. The memory card door pops open with a spring and then closes with a satisfying (and reassuring) ‘click’. The 5D? Well it kinda just flops open and doesn’t seem to care what you do either way. And without a spring, it gets in the way unless you angle the body downward. It’s a little thing and I wouldn’t sacrifice image quality for a springy little door, but you can just tell that in every way, from the knobs to the buttons to the doors, that the 7D is a far more evolved specimen.
7D = 19 focus points.
5DmkII = 9 focus points.
Need I say more? Not only are there more focus points to choose from on the 7D, the focusing is faster and steadier. More on that here.
The 7D is speedy. Super fast focusing and super fast shooting. The 5DmkII can shoot up to 3.9 fps (um…that’s pretty much 4) and the 7D is a whopping 8 fps. Which makes the 7D far superior for sports enthusiasts.
Like I said…there are arguments for both cameras, but I promised that when I upgraded to full frame, I wasn’t going to leave my 7D readers behind. So fear not, folks…I still love the 7D!