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 image quality
Overall image quality
79.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.7 bits
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
 

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
Storage slots
More storage slots
2
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12 EV

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 - $1,299 body only

$1,699 with 24-105mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$1,758 - $2,299 body only

$2,899 - $2,995 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Storage slots Has more storage slots
Weight Slightly heavier
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,039 - $1,499 body only

$1,469 - $1,949 with 18-135mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Storage slots Has more storage slots
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$1,758 - $2,299 body only

$2,899 - $2,995 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Canon EOS 1D X

Canon EOS 1D X

Pro DSLR

$4,304 body only

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Size Larger
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

Pro DSLR

Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
True resolution Higher true resolution
Autofocus Slower autofocus

discussion

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