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
High true resolution
True resolution
36.2 MP
 

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
Battery life
Great battery life
1500 shots
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

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

$1,399 - $1,797 body only

$1,965 - $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

$2,199 - $2,797 body only

$2,900 - $3,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,100 - $2,299 body only

$2,639 - $2,899 with 24-105mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,100 - $2,299 body only

$2,639 - $2,899 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 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,058 - $1,399 body only

$1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower

discussion

Nikon D800
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Avatar for Ken Alvaro Ken Alvaro (7:09 AM, August 24, 2012)
Nikon Ftw!