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Canon 5DS vs Nikon D7000

Portability
55
Imaging
76
Features
72
Overall
74
Canon EOS 5DS front
 
Nikon D7000 front
Portability
59
Imaging
56
Features
76
Overall
64

Canon 5DS vs Nikon D7000 Key Specs

Canon 5DS
(Full Review)
  • 51MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Increase to 12800)
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF Mount
  • 930g - 152 x 116 x 76mm
  • Launched February 2015
Nikon D7000
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Increase to 25600)
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 780g - 132 x 105 x 77mm
  • Revealed November 2010
  • Older Model is Nikon D90
  • Renewed by Nikon D7100
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Canon 5DS vs Nikon D7000 Overview

Let's examine more in depth at the Canon 5DS and Nikon D7000, both Advanced DSLR cameras by rivals Canon and Nikon. There exists a significant gap among the resolutions of the 5DS (51MP) and D7000 (16MP) and the 5DS (Full frame) and D7000 (APS-C) feature different sensor size.

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The 5DS was released 4 years later than the D7000 and that is a fairly sizable gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both the cameras offer the identical body type (Mid-size SLR).

Before delving in to a in depth comparison, below is a quick view of how the 5DS scores versus the D7000 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon 5DS over the Nikon D7000

 5DS D7000 
RevealedFebruary 2015November 2010Fresher by 51 months
Display sizing3.2"3"Larger display (+0.2")
Display resolution1040k921kCrisper display (+119k dot)

Reasons to pick Nikon D7000 over the Canon 5DS

 D7000 5DS 

Common features in the Canon 5DS and Nikon D7000

 5DS D7000 
Manual focus Dial accurate focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch display Neither provides Touch display

Canon 5DS vs Nikon D7000 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to carry your camera, you should factor its weight and dimensions. The Canon 5DS provides external dimensions of 152mm x 116mm x 76mm (6.0" x 4.6" x 3.0") accompanied by a weight of 930 grams (2.05 lbs) and the Nikon D7000 has dimensions of 132mm x 105mm x 77mm (5.2" x 4.1" x 3.0") having a weight of 780 grams (1.72 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are working with at the time. Here is the front view over all size comparison of the 5DS compared to the D7000.

Canon 5DS vs Nikon D7000 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the 5DS and D7000 is 55 and 59 respectively.

Canon 5DS vs Nikon D7000 top view buttons comparison

Canon 5DS vs Nikon D7000 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it can be hard to visualize the difference in sensor sizing simply by viewing technical specs. The graphic below will help give you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the 5DS and D7000.

As you have seen, the two cameras offer different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The 5DS due to its larger sensor is going to make getting shallower DOF simpler and the Canon 5DS will provide you with more detail as a result of its extra 35MP. Greater resolution will also enable you to crop images a little more aggressively. The more recent 5DS provides a benefit when it comes to sensor technology.

Canon 5DS vs Nikon D7000 sensor size comparison

Canon 5DS vs Nikon D7000 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 5DS vs Nikon D7000 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon 5DS as a Portrait photography camera
Nikon D7000 as a Portrait photography camera
85
focusing manually
megapixel count great (51 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
supports face detect autofocus
saves RAW formats
73
manual focus
megapixel count good (16MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
includes face detection focus
supports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Canon 5DS Street photography highlights
Nikon D7000 Street photography highlights
61
sensor size is great (Full frame)
saves RAW formats
weather proofing
no articulating screen
lack of image stabilization
58
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
weather proof
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Canon 5DS Sports photography highlights
Nikon D7000 Sports photography highlights
71
great max shutter speed (1/8,000s)
megapixel count great (51 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
supports tracking focus
weather proofing
supports phase detect autofocus
continuous shooting slow (5.0 frames per second)
lack of image stabilization
terrible battery (700 shots)
66
great max shutter speed (1/8,000s)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
includes tracking autofocus
weather proof
great battery pack (1,050 per charge)
sensor has phase detect auto focus
continuous shooting slow (6.0 frames/s)
does not have image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Canon 5DS Travel photography information
Nikon D7000 Travel photography information
57
weather proofing
megapixel count great (51 megapixels)
terrible battery (700 shots)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
66
great battery pack (1,050 per charge)
weather proof
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Canon 5DS Landscape photography factors
Nikon D7000 Landscape photography factors
75
focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Canon EF mount)
good sized screen (3.2 inch)
megapixel count great (51 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
saves RAW formats
weather proofing
two card slots
lack of image stabilization
terrible battery (700 shots)
73
manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Nikon F mount)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
megapixel count good (16MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
weather proof
great battery pack (1,050 per charge)
has dual storage slots
does not have image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon 5DS Vlogging highlights
Nikon D7000 Vlogging highlights
30
supports face detect autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
comes with microphone socket
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
29
includes face detection focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
includes external mic jack
display is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
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Canon 5DS vs Nikon D7000 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 5DS and Nikon D7000
 Canon EOS 5DSNikon D7000
General Information
Company Canon Nikon
Model type Canon EOS 5DS Nikon D7000
Category Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Launched 2015-02-06 2010-11-30
Body design Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Chip Dual DIGIC 6 Expeed 2
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Full frame APS-C
Sensor dimensions 36 x 24mm 23.6 x 15.7mm
Sensor surface area 864.0mm² 370.5mm²
Sensor resolution 51MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Highest Possible resolution 8688 x 5792 4928 x 3264
Maximum native ISO 6400 6400
Maximum enhanced ISO 12800 25600
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 61 39
Cross type focus points 41 9
Lens
Lens mount type Canon EF Nikon F
Amount of lenses 250 309
Crop factor 1 1.5
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3.2 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 1,040k dot 921k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display technology - TFT LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.71x 0.64x
Features
Min shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/8000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 5.0 frames/s 6.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes no built-in flash Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Max flash sync 1/200 seconds 1/250 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p) 1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (24, 25, 30 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 930 gr (2.05 lb) 780 gr (1.72 lb)
Dimensions 152 x 116 x 76mm (6.0" x 4.6" x 3.0") 132 x 105 x 77mm (5.2" x 4.1" x 3.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 87 80
DXO Color Depth rating 24.7 23.5
DXO Dynamic range rating 12.4 13.9
DXO Low light rating 2381 1167
Other
Battery life 700 shots 1050 shots
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LP-E6 EN-EL15
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes (2 or 10 seconds)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible), CompactFlash SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Dual Dual
Price at release $3,699 $1,049