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

72

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
Cross type focus points
Many cross-type focus points
39
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
102,400 ISO

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

$2,297 with 24-120mm lens

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

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,385 - $2,497 body only

$2,971 - $3,197 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,190 - $2,499 body only

$2,699 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,190 - $2,499 body only

$2,699 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,244 - $1,499 body only

$1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points
Canon EOS 1D X

Canon EOS 1D X

Pro DSLR

$4,476 - $4,599 body only

$6,198 with 100mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

discussion

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