Dominique Robert PRO 2:41pm, 20 October 2010
Here is an interesting side-by-side test : thephoblographer.com/2010/10/16/the-canon-7d-vs-nikon-d30...
Bonnie Braw PRO 8 years ago
canon 7d much faster and sharper
pixelposeur 8 years ago
"faster" and "sharper" have nothing to do with the body and everything to do with the lens. Both Canon and Nikon make excellent, fast, sharp lenses, for a price. To state the "canon 7d is much faster and sharper" is completely subjective and utterly meaningless without any context. They key to any comparison is the lenses being used.

The comparison in the blog entry is apples vs oranges (and thus not really a fair comparison) because the Nikon used a 70-200mm zoom and the Canon was using fast fixed lenses (35mm 1.4 and the 85mm 1.8). I would expect the Canon images to come out much sharper in that comparison.
ChrisGampat 7 years ago
Hi Bonnie: that has to do with the lenses.

Hi Pixelposeur: not really, but I see where you're coming from. The Nikon D300s still does have the better high ISOs and the metering is different; plus the 70-200mm Nikon is now perhaps one of the brand's sharpest lenses.

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DISARM Magazine 7 years ago
I find it VERY hard to believe that a zoom lens is sharper than a prime, regardless of the brand name.
Main Squeeze Media 6 years ago
I have a 7D and use fast prime lenses most of the time ( 50mm and 85mm f/1.4) for concert photos. My buddy had a D300s and uses his 70-200mm at every show I've ever seen him shoot. In my opinion, there is a night and day difference in the quality of the photos (with mine winning out), but it has everything to do with the lenses and nothing to do with the bodies. Both of these bodies are on pretty equal footing. I will say that I think his photos at ISO 3200 have a LOT more noise than mine at 3200.
cloistered cushion [deleted] 6 years ago
I think the D300S sensor is a couple years older but I'm not sure that helps. I'd try to go with something newer instead. These cameras are getting long in the tooth.
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