Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of 7D vs 1100D

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

EOS 7D
9.8
EOS 1100D
9.4
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

EOS 7D
9.1
EOS 1100D
8.3
Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

EOS 7D
9.2
EOS 1100D
10.0
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

EOS 7D
9.5
EOS 1100D
9.0
Reviews from canonwatch.com, imaging-resource.com, 1001noisycameras.com, dpreview.com and 5 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

EOS 7D
9.5
EOS 1100D
9.1

Winner
Canon EOS 7D 

Camera Rocket recommends the Canon EOS 7D  based on its image quality, focusing and reviews.

See full details

Benchmarks Real world tests of EOS 7D vs 1100D

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

EOS 7D
854 ISO
EOS 1100D
755 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS 7D
131 ms
EOS 1100D
110 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

EOS 7D
61 ms
EOS 1100D
113 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

EOS 7D
400 ms
EOS 1100D
100 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS 7D
8 fps
EOS 1100D
3 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

EOS 7D
800 photos
EOS 1100D
700 photos

Features Key features of the EOS 7D  vs 1100D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

EOS 7D
17.9 MP
EOS 1100D
12.2 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

EOS 7D
12,800 ISO
EOS 1100D
6,400 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

EOS 7D
3"
EOS 1100D
2.7"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

EOS 7D
0.62x
EOS 1100D
0.54x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

EOS 7D
18.5 microns
EOS 1100D
26.8 microns

Reviews Word on the street

EOS 7D  vs 1100D 

8.2
6.9
Its excellent EVF, versatile and intuitive live view and AF system, and its solid, reassuringly well thought-out operational ergonomics are all better reasons to buy this camera.
EOS 7D

9.0
9.0
The M-Fn , or Multi-function, button is a new addition to the top of the camera, which toggles through the five different AF area choices after pressing the AF Point select button The AF areas are Manual AF, Spot AF, AF point expansion, Automatic AF point selection and Zone AF, and they can also be selected via the Quick Control Screen menu.
EOS 7D

10.0
7.0
With an 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and a price tag of £1,500 body-only the 7D hits the mark perfectly.
EOS 7D

9.0
8.0
It's also built incredibly well and the video mode, while not perfect, is better than any other HD-DSLR we've seen, thanks to its excellent quality, full manual control and 24p frame rate.
EOS 7D

Overall

8.9 Out of 10
8.0 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

EOS 7D  vs
1100D 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 17.9 MP 12.2 MP
Resolution 5184 x 3456 4272 x 2848
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 22.3 x 14.9 mm 22.2 x 14.7 mm
Crop factor 1.6x 1.6x
Pixel size 18.5 microns 26.8 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
CR2
Self cleaning sensor Yes No

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 19 9
Cross type focus points 19 1
Supports continuous No No

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/8000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 148 x 111 x 74 mm 130 x 100 x 78 mm
Thickness 74 mm 78 mm
Weight 860 g 459 g
Is weather sealed Yes No

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR No No
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization

video

EOS 7D  vs
1100D 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes No
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm None
Autofocus while shooting video Manual

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 2.7"
Resolution 920 k dots 230 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Pentamirror
Coverage 100% 95%
Magnification 1x 0.87x
Viewfinder size 0.62x 0.54x

performance

Max continuous shooting 8 fps 3 fps
Battery life 800 700
Continuous shooting
3 fps, JPEG
8 fps, RAW
Focus lag 131 ms 110 ms
Shutter lag 61 ms 113 ms
Startup delay 400 ms 100 ms
Canon EOS 7D
Report a correction
Canon EOS 1100D
Report a correction

Read more

Comments

comments powered by Disqus