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A T4i OR A 7D WHAT IS THE REAL DIFFERENCE, IF ANY?

asked on December 14, 2012

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The Canon 7D has weather-proof seals while the T4i is susceptible to inclement weather conditions.
The 7D has less delay shutter release time (131 ms) than the T4i
The 7D has has faster continuous drive, 8 fps than the T4i of 5 fps.… see more
The Canon 7D has weather-proof seals while the T4i is susceptible to inclement weather conditions.
The 7D has less delay shutter release time (131 ms) than the T4i
The 7D has has faster continuous drive, 8 fps than the T4i of 5 fps.
The 7D has larger viewfinder range, 100% as compared to the 95% of the T4i.
The 7D has more focus points, 19 as compared to the 9 of the T4i.
The advantage of the T4i is the touch screen, having to use less buttons, a fold-out screen, in-camera HDR, and movie continuous focus; these features are not available on the 7D. see less
The Canon 7D has weather-proof seals while the T4i is susceptible to inclement weather conditions.
The 7D has less delay shutter release time (131 ms) than the T4i
The 7D has has faster continuous drive, 8 fps than the T4i of 5 fps.
The 7D has larger viewfinder range, 100% as compared to the 95% of the T4i.
The 7D has more focus points, 19 as compared to the 9 of the T4i.
The advantage of the T4i is the touch screen, having to use less buttons, a fold-out screen, in-camera HDR, and movie continuous focus; these features are not available on the 7D.

Ken Parks answered on December 14, 2012
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The 7D is a pro-sumer digital SLR, where the T4i is more of an entry-grade one. The shooting speed is faster in the 7D. The 7D has a wider range of aperture and focus controls. The lens and focus capabilities are better on the 7D so sharpness of picture is better. Also, the 7D has a magnesium metal sealed body - strong… see more The 7D is a pro-sumer digital SLR, where the T4i is more of an entry-grade one. The shooting speed is faster in the 7D. The 7D has a wider range of aperture and focus controls. The lens and focus capabilities are better on the 7D so sharpness of picture is better. Also, the 7D has a magnesium metal sealed body - stronger, less likely to crack over time, and more weather-proof. All round the 7D is a substantially better camera but at a much higher price. The T4i has a nice touch sensitive screen, and is a fine camera in its price range. So it really depends on what you are looking for and how much you want to pay. see less The 7D is a pro-sumer digital SLR, where the T4i is more of an entry-grade one. The shooting speed is faster in the 7D. The 7D has a wider range of aperture and focus controls. The lens and focus capabilities are better on the 7D so sharpness of picture is better. Also, the 7D has a magnesium metal sealed body - stronger, less likely to crack over time, and more weather-proof. All round the 7D is a substantially better camera but at a much higher price. The T4i has a nice touch sensitive screen, and is a fine camera in its price range. So it really depends on what you are looking for and how much you want to pay.
Paul A. Ballard answered on December 14, 2012
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All of these answers cover much of the difference, but one that is missed is that the 7D has two processors that are blazing fast at emptying the buffer. The 7D is rated at 8 frames per second but that is only half of the story. I shoot RAW+JPG highest and in fast drive mode I rarely hit the buffer limit. Generally I w… see more All of these answers cover much of the difference, but one that is missed is that the 7D has two processors that are blazing fast at emptying the buffer. The 7D is rated at 8 frames per second but that is only half of the story. I shoot RAW+JPG highest and in fast drive mode I rarely hit the buffer limit. Generally I would say that somewhere between 30-40 shots before the rate slows down waiting for buffer space! I know the twin processors helps but the 7D may also have a larger buffer space. I am not positive of that since they don't publish the specs on buffers that I have found. see less All of these answers cover much of the difference, but one that is missed is that the 7D has two processors that are blazing fast at emptying the buffer. The 7D is rated at 8 frames per second but that is only half of the story. I shoot RAW+JPG highest and in fast drive mode I rarely hit the buffer limit. Generally I would say that somewhere between 30-40 shots before the rate slows down waiting for buffer space! I know the twin processors helps but the 7D may also have a larger buffer space. I am not positive of that since they don't publish the specs on buffers that I have found.
Mark D. Pashia answered on February 27, 2013
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I AM NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE T4i, I am a semi pro photographer and use the 7d for animal and bird photography. the rapid rate of frames per second is perfect for action shots. For a cropped frame camera I do not see how any other model could be better.
W. Dorothy answered on December 14, 2012
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There are not many substantial differences. One factor I found important was that the 7D's body is alloy- a little heavier and much sturdier/protectant- compared to the Ti's that are plastic. Heres a website that may help you more:
http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon-Rebel-T4i-vs-Canon_EOS_7D

Ke answered on December 14, 2012
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My comment about it. I used to have a t2i, and a t4i. The difference I see with the 7D is the quality of the picture first of all. The other big difference is about the cross focus points and the opportunity to change the focus points very quickly. Also it will depend on what kind of photography is going to be acquir… see more My comment about it. I used to have a t2i, and a t4i. The difference I see with the 7D is the quality of the picture first of all. The other big difference is about the cross focus points and the opportunity to change the focus points very quickly. Also it will depend on what kind of photography is going to be acquired. All Rebel models are considered pro-Entry level and have a lot of easy to use features pre-defined. Then... depends on what you want to photograph, is what will make the difference...and the price of course... see less My comment about it. I used to have a t2i, and a t4i. The difference I see with the 7D is the quality of the picture first of all. The other big difference is about the cross focus points and the opportunity to change the focus points very quickly. Also it will depend on what kind of photography is going to be acquired. All Rebel models are considered pro-Entry level and have a lot of easy to use features pre-defined. Then... depends on what you want to photograph, is what will make the difference...and the price of course...
Juan Morales answered on December 24, 2012
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The 7d has better picture quality and more focus points and you can pretty much shoot in any weather conditions. There really aren't too many significant differences between the two cameras but I would go with the 7D.
Msbookqueen answered on December 14, 2012
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I wanted to upgrade from my Rebel series and went with the 7D. It's very heavy duty. I love it! And I'm very happy with the quality of pictures I'm getting.
Nicole Bixby answered on December 14, 2012
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my 7D only worked for about a yr and had a fatal error.....almost twice the price to fix than buy a new one. what a horrible business model. hope the T4i lasts more than a year. wish i had started with nikon.
slo hiker answered on December 16, 2012
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