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

Nikon D800 vs Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

Winner
Nikon D800

86

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

63

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
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

$1,560 - $1,997 body only

$2,108 - $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

$2,268 - $2,797 body only

$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

$2,249 - $2,499 body only

$2,700 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
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

$2,249 - $2,499 body only

$2,700 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Much larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D5

Nikon D5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$6,497 body only

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Viewfinder Doesn't have a through-the-lens viewfinder
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,351 - $1,499 body only

$1,499 - $1,880 with 18-135mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

discussion

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