Updated (December 2011): Compare the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV vs Nikon D800

Nikon D800 vs Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

Winner
Nikon D800

100

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

71

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D800

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,979 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
96.0
Great color depth
Color depth
25.6 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.4 EV
 

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
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

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 Nikon D800.

competitors

Nikon D800 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,410 - $1,797 body only

$1,999 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,099 - $2,797 body only

$2,775 - $3,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,497 body only

$1,646 - $1,997 with 24-85mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Size Smaller
True resolution Much lower true resolution

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$1,999 - $2,349 body only

$2,599 - $2,699 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,073 - $1,499 body only

$1,499 - $1,949 with 18-135mm lens

Lens availability More lenses available
GPS Has a GPS
Battery life Shorter battery life
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

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Avatar for Ken Alvaro Ken Alvaro (7:09 AM, August 24, 2012)
Nikon Ftw!