Updated (October 2009): Compare the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV vs Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

174

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

148

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,815 ISO
Great color depth
Color depth
23.7 bits
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
Great image quality
Overall image quality
79.0
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
104 ms shutter lag
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Storage slots
More storage slots
2

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,029 body only

$1,399 - $2,299 with 24-105mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$949 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$1,999 - $2,349 body only

$2,599 - $2,699 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Storage slots Has more storage slots
Weight Slightly heavier

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$1,999 - $2,349 body only

$2,599 - $2,699 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,073 - $1,499 body only

$1,499 - $1,949 with 18-135mm lens

Lens availability More lenses available
GPS Has a GPS
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon EOS 1D X

Canon EOS 1D X

Pro DSLR

$4,891 body only

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Lowest price More expensive

discussion

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Chi Hyun (7:25 AM, September 28, 2013)
I though the 1D Mark IV had a microphone jack! :P