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

96

Canon EOS 7D

91

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"
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
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 IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$3,299 body only

$4,049 with 24-70mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,026 - $2,299 body only

$3,049 with 24-70mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,131 - $1,499 body only

$1,421 - $1,849 with 18-135mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Lens availability More lenses available
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$723 - $799 body only

$829 - $899 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$779 body only

$1,261 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Color depth Better color depth
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,180 - $1,399 body only

$1,666 - $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Cross type focus points Significantly fewer cross-type focus points

discussion

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