Summary Canon 1D Mark IV

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Body only
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Among similar cameras
#n/a of 5
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help APS-H 27.9x18.6mm
Screen resolution
Help 920k dots
Help 16 MP
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 30fps
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 12,800 ISO
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Canon has replaced the EOS 1D Mark IV with the 1D X.

Canon EOS 1D X
Canon EOS 1D X announced October 2011
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder

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reviewsWhat are people saying about the 1D Mark IV

"The 1D IV has barely changed its body shape at all compared to the previous generation - it's big but it fits very well in the hand, and all of the key shooting controls are positioned within easy reach." | talking about the camera's feel
"Very good high ISO performance even at 25,600" | talking about the camera's iso-noise
"Excellent AF performance during our testing" | talking about the camera's auto-focus


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The Canon 1D Mark IV vs other recent DSLRs

Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
10 fps
Battery life Above average battery life Help
1500 shots
Shutter lag Short shutter lag Help
104 ms shutter lag
Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Cross type focus points Many cross-type focus points Help
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/8000 of a second
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The Canon 1D Mark IV vs other recent pro DSLRs

Storage slots More storage slots Help


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The Canon 1D Mark IV vs other recent DSLRs

Overall image quality Low overall image quality Help
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Missing geo-tagging
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
Color depth Less color depth Help
22.8 bits
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Announced Old Help
October 2009
Size Quite large Help
Large (156×157×80 mm)
Weight Heavy Help
1,230 g
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
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The Canon 1D Mark IV vs other recent pro DSLRs

Low light performance Noisy at high ISO Help
1,320 ISO
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
920k dots
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
12,800 ISO
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
Screen size Small screen Help
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
16 MP




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Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
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