Canon EOS 850D vs Canon EOS 7D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 850D and Canon EOS 7D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS 850D
Canon EOS 7D

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.

Canon EOS 850D were released 2020 and Canon EOS 7D was released 2009. That is a 11 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS 850D Canon 2020
Canon EOS 7D Canon 2009

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts sensor (called "APSC") which means that if you compare the cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras have a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the cameras sensor size effect the focal length with a multiplier.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS 850D 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Canon EOS 7D 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Canon EOS 850D has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 7D has 18 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Canon EOS 850D 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000
Canon EOS 7D 18 MP 17915904 5184 3456

Canon EOS 850D has a 34 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 7D. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS 850D has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 7D. Canon EOS 850D has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Canon EOS 7D has 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 850D 100-25600
Canon EOS 7D 100-12800

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 850D
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 7D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS 850D can shoot up to 7,5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 7D can shoot up to 8 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 850D 7,5
Canon EOS 7D 8

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Canon EOS 850D and Canon EOS 7D can shoot movies.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Canon EOS 7D weighs 860 gr (equal to 1,9 lb) which is 67% heavier than Canon EOS 850D and its 515 gr (or 1,14 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS 850D 515 gr 1,14 lb
Canon EOS 7D 860 gr 1,9 lb