Updated (October 2009): Compare the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV vs Nikon D700

Nikon D700 vs Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

Winner
Nikon D700

120

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

97

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D700

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Self cleaning sensor
Sensor cleaning
Avoids dust in your photos
 

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 D700.

competitors

Nikon D700 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,530 - $1,797 body only

$2,221 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,220 - $1,497 body only

$1,667 - $1,997 with 24-85mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$799 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,029 - $2,299 body only

$2,636 - $2,899 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 1D X

Canon EOS 1D X

Pro DSLR

$4,304 - $4,599 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$909 - $1,099 body only

$1,149 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slower

discussion

Nikon D700
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