Updated (October 2009): Compare the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV vs Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV vs Canon EOS 7D

Winner
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

79

Canon EOS 7D

73

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
104 ms shutter lag
Great battery life
Battery life
1500 shots
Many cross-type focus points
Cross type focus points
39
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Thickness
Thin
2.9"
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV.
Explore our gallery of 43 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 7D.

competitors

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$1,300 - $2,499 body only

$2,700 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance 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

$4,589 - $4,599 body only

$6,198 with 100mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$3,116 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$812 - $999 body only

$913 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,248 - $1,499 body only

$1,699 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Cross type focus points Significantly fewer cross-type focus points
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,263 - $1,499 body only

$1,571 - $1,849 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

discussion

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