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Nikon D7000 vs Canon 7D - How to Choose Between Two Top Digital Cameras

Updated on January 15, 2013

Nikon D7000 vs Canon 7D is a contest between two very good digital SLR cameras. These are not cheap cameras and both have many good features and specifications. So no matter which camera you end up buying you will be able to achieve some very fine results.

Although roughly in the same price region and specification for a digital SLRs, you are probably going to have to find in the region of a couple of hundred dollars to take the Canon camera home, so is it worth it?


Canon EOS D7

If you start reading the sales brochures for these two cameras they both have a long list of specifications.There being no standard way to lay out the specification list it's often a real headache trying to compare like with like.

First you look at the Nikon D7000 and see that it's got a higher specification on this feature, then looking at the Canon 7D you notice it's got a better specification on another feature and so it goes on! I'm not going to bore you with a vast list all the features here, which will probably confuse you more, plus there are plenty of other places to find them.

Yes, one camera is rated at 18 Megapixels (18Mp) and the other only 16.2 Mp, I say only with an element of jest, just how big are you going to enlarge your photos to need that detail.

So is trying to find out which camera has the best specification really going to help you decide which camera to buy?

Well it might, but first it's better to look into the future, no crystal ball required!


Nikon D7000

Basically ask yourself what are you going to be using the camera for, what are you going to photograph? Are you interested in photographing birds for instance, in which case you're probably going to want a good zoom or telephoto lens? Or at the other end of the scale are you interested in photographing plants or small insects that would require a macro lens?

These requirements alone might help you decide what to concentrate on in the way of camera body features, but as important or some would say more important is looking at the lens or lenses you will require.

If you are going to need specialist lenses for your type of photographs you can easily spend much more on them than on the camera body. So compare the cost of Nikon and Canon lenses you may require in future, this can often help you decide which is the best digital camera to buy.

Both the Nikon D7000 and Canon 7D can be bought as package deals, typically coming with a useful zoom lens that will cover many buyers' needs. If you don't expect to need other lenses those packages will often get you the best value for money deal.

One final and most important consideration is how these cameras perform out in the real world, no matter how much product testing companies do, the consumer is the ultimate tester!

See what people who have already parted with their cash have to say and how they rate the products.

Really need an SLR? Have you considered a Compact System Camera?

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