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Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs Nikon D500

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

4 Reasons For
6 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 38 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Nikon D500 is only a 32 maximum aperture digital camera (6 bigger).
Second display Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a second display, however the Nikon D500 does not have a second display.
GPS (satellite) Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a GPS (satellite), whereas the Nikon D500 does not have a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

User reviews are better
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has an average user review score of 95% based on 786 reviews, however the Nikon D500 has an average rating of 90% (based on 4 reviews).
10 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon D500 is a 20.9MP digital camera. That's 0.7MP higher than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (20.9MP). 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.

7% larger display diagonal Edit
The Nikon D500 has a display diagonal 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.

Vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Nikon D500 has a vari-angle LCD display, however the Canon EOS 7D Mark II does not have a vari-angle LCD display.
Touchscreen Edit
The Nikon D500 has a touchscreen, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II does not have a touchscreen.
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon D500 is a 2,359,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 1,319,000 pixels higher than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (2,359,000 pixels).
60g lighter Edit
The Nikon D500 has a weight of 760g, whereas the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is an 820g 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.

1240.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Nikon D500 is a digital camera that takes 1240.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Canon EOS 7D Mark II only takes 670.00 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.

Better selling
The Nikon D500 ranks No. 904 by number of sales, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II ranks No. 1360.
Nine more awards
The Nikon D500 has 22 awards from expert review sites, however the Canon EOS 7D Mark II has 13 awards.
Better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Nikon D500 is 90% based on 80 reviews, but the average rating of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is 83% (based on 65 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
A little lower megapixel Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a megapixel of 20.2MP, whereas the Nikon D500 is a 20.9MP digital camera (0.7MP higher). 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.

0.2" smaller display diagonal 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.

Two times lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Canon EOS 7D Mark II is only 1,040,000 pixels display resolution, but the Nikon D500 is a 2,359,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,319,000 pixels higher).
Heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is an 820g digital camera. That's 60g heavier than the Nikon D500 (760g). 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.

Five hundred and seventy less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is 670.00, but the Nikon D500 only takes 1240.00 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.

Worse selling
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II ranks No. 1360 by sales volume, however the Nikon D500 ranks No. 904.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Canon EOS 7D Mark II has received 13 awards, the Nikon D500 has received 22 awards.
Lower expert review Score
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II's average expert rating is 83%, however the Nikon D500's is 90% (based on 80 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
19% bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon D500 has a maximum aperture number of 32. That's 6 bigger than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (32).
Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Nikon D500 does not have a GPS (satellite), but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

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Older by five months
The Nikon D500 is five months older than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II.
User review Rating is Worse
The Nikon D500 has an average user score of 90%, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II has an average user rating of 95% (based on 786 reviews).

Awards

13 Awards
3dnews.ru: Recommended
Camera Labs: Recommended
chip.com.my: Editor's Choice
EISA.eu: EISA Best Product
Ephotozine: Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 5 Star
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 5 Star
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
prohardver.hu: Highly Recommended
Techradar: Editor's Choice
techradar.com/au/: Editor's Choice
22 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
3dnews.ru: Recommended
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
digifotopro.nl: Gold
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
dkamera.de: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
fotomaniak.pl: 5 Star
kamerabild.se: Top Class
komputerswiat.pl: Recommended
letsgodigital.org/nl/: Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 6 Star
mashable.com: Mashable Choice
optyczne.pl: Editor's Choice
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

6 months Ago 11 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
20.2MP 20.9MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 NEF
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 NEF
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
22.4 x 15 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
20.9MP 21.56MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Material
 Magnesium
 Magnesium
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
38
BEST
32
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
216mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
29mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 135 16 - 80
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Nikon F
 Canon EF
 Nikon F
Diaphragm Blade
7 7
Filter Size
67mm 72mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.39m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
65 153
BEST
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
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
 100
 160
 1600
 16000
 200
 51200
 100
 160
 1600
 16000
 200
 51200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
16,000 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
 Matrix
 Highlight-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Highlight-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Guide Number
11m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
BEST
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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 At Capture Speed
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 XQD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 XQD
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
BEST
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels 2,359,000 pixels
BEST
Second Display
 Second display
BEST
 Second display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Direct sunlight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Direct sunlight
Photo Effects
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,5,10,20
Multi-Shot Function
 Multi-shot function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Rotating
 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
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Highlights
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Highlights
 Slide show
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Start-Up Time
1ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-3 - 1 -2 - 1
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 16mm
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Twilight
Languages Support
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 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
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 BEN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
820g 760g
BEST
Height
112.4mm 115mm
Depth
78.2mm 81mm
Width
148.6mm 147mm
Weight (including Battery)
910g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
LP-E6N EN-EL15
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
670 shots 1,240 shots
BEST
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX, Digital Photo Professional Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 6
 DIGIC 6
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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