Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 1D X vs Nikon D7100

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

Winner
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

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Nikon D7000

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Nikon D7000

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
Large sensor
Sensor size
APS-H 27.9x18.6mm
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
104 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.9 EV
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

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Cross type focus points
Many more cross-type focus points
39 vs 9
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
10 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
104 ms vs 238 ms
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2.3x less delay when taking photos
Battery life
Longer battery life
1500 shots vs 1050 shots
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More than 40% more shots per battery charge
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
1,320 ISO vs 1,167 ISO
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The EOS-1D Mark IV has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Sensor size
Larger sensor
APS-H 27.9x18.6mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.6mm
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More than 40% larger sensor
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The EOS-1D Mark IV's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
102,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
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The EOS-1D Mark IV's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
Focus points
Slightly more focus points
45 vs 39
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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Advantages of the Nikon D7000

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Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.9 EV vs 12 EV
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1.9 f-stops more dynamic range
Overall image quality
Better image quality
80.0 vs 74.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Size
Much smaller
132x105x77 mm vs 156x157x80 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Lens availability
Significantly more lenses available
205 lenses vs 156 lenses
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More than 30% more lenses available
Color depth
Better color depth
23.5 bits vs 22.8 bits
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Distinguishes 0.7 more bits of color
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$624.95 vs $5,434.02
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The best price we've seen is $4,809 cheaper (8.7x less)
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.62x vs 0.59x
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Around 10% larger viewfinder
Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Weight
Much lighter
780 g vs 1,230 g
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Around 40% lighter
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Thickness
Thinner
3" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent DSLRs, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              400 ms startup delay
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Focus points Many focus points Help
              EOS-1D Mark IV:45
              D7000:39
              Storage slots Multiple storage slots Help
              2
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              EOS-1D Mark IV:16 MP
              D7000:16.1 MP
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $897 - $1,097 body only

              $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $1,000 body only

              $959 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,499 body only

              $1,099 - $1,978 with 28-135mm lens

              Thickness Is thinner
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $750 body only

              $597 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,129 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D700

              Nikon D700

              Pro DSLR

              $4,337 body only

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,099 - $3,399 body only

              $3,699 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Canon EOS 1D X

              Canon EOS 1D X

              Pro DSLR

              $6,799 body only

              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Size Larger
              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $1,799 body only

              $2,149 with 18-135mm lens

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

              Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $6,000 body only

              Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

              Nikon D7000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $697 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $750 body only

              $900 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Focus points Significantly fewer focus points

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              Pat (5:17 PM, December 10, 2013)
              Why does this camera beat all of Canon's cameras? I use both Nikon and Canon and I think this site is very misleading with its comparisons... Is this site owned by Nikon? that would be kind of dirty.
               
              Alwyn (2:42 PM, April 21, 2013)
              Maybe you gals should have your eyes tested. As far as I can see, snapsort has given the win to the Canon 1d mark iv so I don't quite know what you are whining about. Jeez!!! Learn to fkn read or go see an optometrist ffs
               
              Supascoopa (6:44 AM, January 05, 2012)
              thats stupidest contest I`ve ever seen ! maybe pocket camera is better - its cheaper, smaller, have a flash and battery last longer - wooohu we got the winner 3,2 mpix samsung !
               
              YourMom (3:19 AM, August 23, 2011)
              It is pretty clear that this website is wack.  I mean, really?  The DX format, enthusiast level D7000 is better than the flagship Canon?  The Canon has a full-frame sensor with 39 cross-type focus points... BUT, WAIT! The D7000 is lighter, cheaper and has a built in flash, so it's obviously better. 
               
              Arice (9:39 PM, January 20, 2011)
              Let me get this strait, the Nikon D7000 is a little bit better than the very expensive Canon 1D mkIV?
              Well thanks God I bought one last week, I guess I wont regret it.
              But to be fare IMHO, I don't think the D7000 is better than the pro 1D mkIV.