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

92

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

79

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 

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
Battery life
Great battery life
1500 shots
Cross type focus points
Many cross-type focus points
39

galleries

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competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,244 - $1,499 body only

$1,899 with 24-105mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,190 - $2,499 body only

$2,699 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$779 - $899 body only

$891 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,190 - $2,499 body only

$2,699 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,244 - $1,499 body only

$1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points
Canon EOS 1D X

Canon EOS 1D X

Pro DSLR

$4,476 - $4,599 body only

$6,198 with 100mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

discussion

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EOS 5D Mark II
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Chi Hyun (7:25 AM, September 28, 2013)
I though the 1D Mark IV had a microphone jack! :P