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

100

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

85

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Great color depth
Color depth
23.7 bits
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
Has live view
Live view
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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12 EV
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
104 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
1500 shots

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

$1,178 - $1,399 body only

$1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$3,299 body only

$4,049 with 24-70mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Slightly thicker
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,033 - $2,299 body only

$2,399 - $2,899 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Competitors

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,135 - $1,499 body only

$1,421 - $1,849 with 18-135mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Lens availability More lenses available
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,033 - $2,299 body only

$2,399 - $2,899 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 1D X

Canon EOS 1D X

Pro DSLR

$3,842 - $5,299 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

discussion

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