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

104

Canon EOS 7D

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,320 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
74.0
Great color depth
Color depth
22.8 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Thickness
Thin
2.9"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
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 1D X

Canon EOS 1D X

Pro DSLR

$4,891 body only

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Size Larger
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,400 with 24-105mm lens

Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
True resolution Higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Nikon D5

Nikon D5

Pro DSLR

$5,999 - $6,497 body only

$7,391 with 18-300mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Thickness Significantly thicker

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$1,345 with 18-135mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,099 - $1,349 body only

$1,439 - $1,799 with 18-135mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$519 body only

$599 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing

discussion

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