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

Nikon D700 vs Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

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97

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D700

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,303 ISO
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
Built-in focus motor
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Autofocuses with more lenses
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 

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
Cross type focus points
Many cross-type focus points
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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

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Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,499 - $1,797 body only

$2,297 with 24-120mm lens

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

Pro DSLR

$1,497 body only

$1,997 with 24-85mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
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Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$650 body only

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Competitors

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,299 body only

$3,049 with 24-70mm lens

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

Pro DSLR

$4,825 body only

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

Pro DSLR

$6,497 body only

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Thickness Much thicker

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