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

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
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
 

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
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

$1,058 - $1,399 body only

$1,699 - $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$690 - $979 body only

$1,049 - $1,099 with 15-45mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $699 body only

$350 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability More lenses available
Size Smaller
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Competitors

Canon EOS 1D X

Canon EOS 1D X

Pro DSLR

$4,304 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

Pro DSLR

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,058 - $1,399 body only

$1,699 - $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower

discussion

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