Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs Nikon D500

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Nikon D500

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
6 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a maximum aperture of 38, whereas the Nikon D500 is only a 32 maximum aperture digital camera (6 bigger).
28% bigger eye relief Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has an eye relief of 22mmmm. That's 6mm bigger than the Nikon D500 (16mmmm). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

2.6mm shorter Edit
Canon EOS 7D Mark II is 112.4mmmm tall, but the Nikon D500 is a 115mmmm tall digital camera (2.6mm taller).
2.8mm thinner Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 78.2mmmm deep digital camera, whereas the Nikon D500 is an 81mmmm deep digital camera (2.8mm thicker).
5% smaller lens diameter Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 76.6mmmm lens diameter digital camera. That's 3.4mm smaller than the Nikon D500 (80mmmm).
Six hundred and sixty-nine more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is 670 shots, but the Nikon D500 only takes 1,240 shots shot per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

$215 cheaper
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II costs $215.01 less than the Nikon D500.
Available from 14 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
User reviews are a lot better
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has an average user review score of 100% based on 3 reviews, however the Nikon D500 has an average rating of 87% (based on 3 reviews).
9 Reasons For
More total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D500 is a 21.56MPMP digital camera. That's 0.66MP more than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (21.56MPMP).
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon D500 has a minimum aperture of 2.8, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 5.6 minimum aperture digital camera (2.8 larger).
153 auto focus points Edit
The Nikon D500 has 153 auto focus points, however the Canon EOS 7D Mark II only has 65 auto focus points.
Two memory slots Edit
The Nikon D500 has two memory slots, however the Canon EOS 7D Mark II only has one memory slot.
7% larger screen size Edit
The Nikon D500 has a screen size of 3.2"". That's 0.2" larger than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (3.2""). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon D500 is a 2,359,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 1 pixels higher than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (2,359,000 pixels pixels).
60g lighter Edit
The Nikon D500 has a weight of 760gg, whereas the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is an 820gg digital camera (60g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Narrower Edit
The Nikon D500 has a width of 147mmmm. That's 1.6mm narrower than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (147mmmm).
13% shorter lens length Edit
The Nikon D500 is an 85.5mmmm lens length digital camera. That's 10.5mm shorter than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (85.5mmmm).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Moderately less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a total megapixel count of 20.9MPMP, but the Nikon D500 is a 21.56MPMP digital camera (0.66MP more).
50% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 5.6 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 2.8 larger than the Nikon D500 (2.8).
Eighty-eight less auto focus points Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 65 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Nikon D500 only has 153 auto focus points.
One less memory slot Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a one memory slot digital camera, whereas the Nikon D500 only has two memory slots.
0.2" smaller screen size Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 3"" screen digital camera, whereas the Nikon D500 is a 3.2"" screen digital camera (0.2" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Lower display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels pixels, but the Nikon D500 is a 2,359,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (1 pixels higher).
Heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is an 820gg digital camera. That's 60g heavier than the Nikon D500 (760gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Slightly wider Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 148.6mmmm wide digital camera, whereas the Nikon D500 is a 147mmmm wide digital camera (1.6mm narrower).
10.5mm longer lens length Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a lens length of 96mmmm, whereas the Nikon D500 is an 85.5mmmm lens length digital camera (10.5mm shorter).
10 Reasons Against
19% bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon D500 is a 32 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 6 bigger than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (32).
A lot smaller eye relief Edit
Nikon D500 is only 16mmmm Eye relief, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 22mmmm Eye relief digital camera (6mm bigger). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

3% taller Edit
The Nikon D500 is a 115mmmm tall digital camera. That's 2.6mm taller than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (115mmmm).
4% thicker Edit
The Nikon D500 has a depth of 81mmmm. That's 2.8mm thicker than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (81mmmm).
Slightly bigger lens diameter Edit
The Nikon D500 has a lens diameter of 80mmmm, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 76.6mmmm lens diameter digital camera (3.4mm smaller).
Only 1,240 shots shot per battery charge Edit
The Nikon D500 is a digital camera that takes 1,240 shots shot per battery charge, whereas the Canon EOS 7D Mark II only takes 670 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

More expensive by $215
The Nikon D500 is $215.01 more expensive than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II.
Not as many stockists
The Nikon D500 is only stocked by 32 retailers, however the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is stocked by 46 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by seven months
The Nikon D500 is seven months older than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II.
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The Nikon D500 has an average user score of 87%, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II has an average user rating of 100% (based on 3 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
20.9MP 20.9MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 2784 x 1856
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 2784 x 1856
Maximum Image Resolution
 5568 x 3712
 5568 x 3712
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 NEF
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 NEF
Full-Frame Sensor Size
22.4 x 15 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
20.9MP 21.56MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Magnesium
 Magnesium
Protection Feature
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 5x
Maximum Aperture
38
BEST
32
Minimum Aperture
5.6 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
216mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
29mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
18 - 135 16 - 80
Lens Structure
16/12 17/13
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Nikon F
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Nikon F
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
67mm 72mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 tracking
 AI
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 One Shot Focus
 AI Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 tracking
 AI
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 One Shot Focus
 AI Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.39m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
65 153
BEST
Focus Points Selection
 Manual
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
ISO Speed
 64
 100
 160
 200
 400
 640
 1600
 6400
 51200
 25600
 16000
 25
 64
 100
 160
 200
 400
 640
 1600
 6400
 51200
 25600
 16000
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
51,200 51,200
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Partial
 Matrix
 Highlight-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Partial
 Matrix
 Highlight-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Manual
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Guide
11m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
BEST
1s
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
BEST
 MOV
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@25fps
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Audio Format
 MP4
BEST
 MP4
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 XQD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 XQD
Memory Slot
1 2
BEST

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels 2,359,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
1x 1x
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,5,10,20
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 RAW
 DCF
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Highlights
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Highlights
 Slide show
Start-Up Time
1ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 -2 - 1
Eye Relief
22mm
BEST
16mm
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Twilight
Display Language
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 BEN
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 BEN
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
820g 760g
BEST
Height
112.4mm
BEST
115mm
Depth
78.2mm
BEST
81mm
Width
148.6mm 147mm
BEST
Lens Weight
480g 480g
Lens Length
96mm 85.5mm
BEST
Lens Diameter
76.6mm
BEST
80mm
Weight Including Battery
910g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
LP-E6N EN-EL15
Shot Per Battery Charge
670 shots
BEST
1,240 shots

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX, Digital Photo Professional Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
BEST
 USB

Other Features

Software CD
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 6
 DIGIC 6
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