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Canon EOS 7D vs Pentax K-3

Canon EOS 7D vs Pentax K-3

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Canon EOS 7D
Pentax K-3

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
53.5mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon EOS 7D is a 136mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-3 is only an 82.5mm maximum focal length digital camera (53.5mm shorter).
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon EOS 7D is 24mm minimum focal length. That's 3mm shorter than the Pentax K-3 (27mm).
800.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Canon EOS 7D is a digital camera that takes 800.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Pentax K-3 only takes 720.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Cheaper by $349
The Canon EOS 7D costs $538.45, whereas the Pentax K-3 is $887.43.
Better selling
The Canon EOS 7D ranks No. 1472 by number of sales, but the Pentax K-3 ranks No. 13523.
Slightly better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Canon EOS 7D is 91% based on 57 reviews, but the average rating of the Pentax K-3 is 90% (based on 50 reviews).
8 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Pentax K-3 is a 24.35MP digital camera. That's 6.35MP higher than the Canon EOS 7D (24.35MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Pentax K-3 is a 38 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 32.4 smaller than the Canon EOS 7D (38).
7% larger display diagonal Edit
The Pentax K-3 is a 3.2" screen digital camera. That's 0.2" larger than the Canon EOS 7D (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 (numeric) Edit
Pentax K-3 is 1,037,000 pixels display resolution. That's 117,000 pixels higher than the Canon EOS 7D (1,037,000 pixels).
Lighter Edit
The Pentax K-3 has a weight of 715g, but the Canon EOS 7D is an 820g digital camera (105g 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.

2 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Seven more awards
The Pentax K-3 has 17 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Canon EOS 7D has 10 awards.
Moderately better user reviews
The average user review score of the Pentax K-3 is 98%, however the average rating of the Canon EOS 7D is 96% (based on 861 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Canon EOS 7D is an 18MP digital camera. That's 6.35MP lower than the Pentax K-3 (24.35MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Vastly bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon EOS 7D has a maximum aperture number of 5.6. That's 32.4 bigger than the Pentax K-3 (38).
7% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Canon EOS 7D has a display diagonal of 3". That's 0.2" smaller than the Pentax K-3 (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.

117,000 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon EOS 7D is a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 117,000 pixels lower than the Pentax K-3 (1,037,000 pixels).
105g heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 7D has a weight of 820g, whereas the Pentax K-3 is a 715g digital camera (105g lighter). 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.

Not as many stockists
The Canon EOS 7D is only stocked by 3 retailers, however the Pentax K-3 is stocked by 5 stores. 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 over five years
The Canon EOS 7D is five years older than the Pentax K-3.
Seven less awards
The Canon EOS 7D has only received 10 awards, however the Pentax K-3 has received 17 awards.
User review Rating is slightly Worse
The Canon EOS 7D has an average user score of 96%, but the Pentax K-3 has an average user rating of 98% (based on 189 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
53.5mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Pentax K-3 is only 82.5mm maximum focal length, but the Canon EOS 7D is a 136mm maximum focal length digital camera (53.5mm longer).
12% longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Pentax K-3 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 27mm. That's 3mm longer than the Canon EOS 7D (27mm).
Only 720.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Pentax K-3 is 720.00, but the Canon EOS 7D only takes 800.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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 $349
The Pentax K-3 is $348.98 more expensive than the Canon EOS 7D.
Less popular
The Pentax K-3 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 13523 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Canon EOS 7D ranks No. 1472.
Expert review Rating is moderately Worse
The Pentax K-3's average expert score is 90%, however the Canon EOS 7D's is 91% (based on 57 reviews).

Awards

10 Awards
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cw.no: Good Choice
EISA.eu: EISA Best Product
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
maclife.com: Awesome Award
Magnus.de: Test Winner
photozone.de: Recommended
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
tipa.com: Technical Image Press Association Award
17 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Akam.no: Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
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Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
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onfoto.ru: Gold
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
18MP 24.35MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5184 x 3456
 3888 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 2592 x 1728
 6016 x 4000
 4608 x 3072
 3072 x 2048
 1920 x 1280
 5184 x 3456
 3888 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 2592 x 1728
 6016 x 4000
 4608 x 3072
 3072 x 2048
 1920 x 1280
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6016 x 4000
 6016 x 4000
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
22.3 x 14.9 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixels
19MP 24.71MP
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Material
 Magnesium
 Stainless steel
 Steel
 Magnesium
 Stainless steel
 Steel

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
5.6 38
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
136mm
BEST
82.5mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm
BEST
27mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
15 - 85 18 - 55
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Pentax KAF3
 Pentax K
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Pentax KAF3
 Pentax K
Diaphragm Blade
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
72mm 52mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 spot
 servo
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 selective
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 spot
 servo
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 selective
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.35m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 27
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 51200
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 51200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 51,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Speed Settings
 B
 B
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Manual
 Flash on
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Manual
 Flash on
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
12m 13m
BEST
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Recharging Time
3s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
29.97fps 60fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 MicroDrive
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 MicroDrive
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
BEST
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
920,000 pixels 1,037,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 Electronic
BEST
 electrical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Shade
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Pastel
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Pastel
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,12
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Custom Colour
 Custom colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Resizing
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
2 x DIGIC 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Portrait
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 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
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
820g 715g
BEST
Height
110.7mm 100mm
Depth
73.5mm 77.5mm
Width
148.2mm 131.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 800g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 2
BEST
Battery Type
LP-E6 D-LI90P
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 6h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
800 shots
BEST
720 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 5 - 92
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 -10 - 40

System Requirements

Mac Compatibility
 Mac compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser S-SW140
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
USB Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows XP (SP2/SP3) / Vista inc. SP1,Mac OS X v10.4-10.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
3.5 - 38 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 3.0 port
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
30 - 1/8000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Memory Capacity
4GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens System
EF/EF-S Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital SLR
 Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data
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