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

97

Canon EOS 7D

91

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
Great battery life
Battery life
1500 shots
More storage slots
Storage slots
2
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Thickness
Thin
2.9"
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay

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

$2,099 body only

$2,685 - $2,699 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
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 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,041 body only

$2,999 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$750 body only

$800 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,004 - $1,199 body only

$1,599 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Lens availability Fewer lenses available
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$699 body only

$1,223 with 18-135mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Color depth Better color depth
Weather sealed No weather sealing

discussion

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